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What is DevOps?

What is DevOps?

Introduction Hello and welcome to what is DevOps? So in this video we're going to talk through not just the book definition of DevOps but I'm going to give you some examples of how DevOps is applied in an organization and really what it tries to solve. So by that...

Problems that Engineers in Regulated Industries Face

Problems that Engineers in Regulated Industries Face

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Og6826J7EOo Video Transcript: I'm Carlos Almeida, VP of Engineering at SPK and Associates. I've spent most of my professional life doing software engineering. 25 years plus in the world of high tech in the electronic design automation...

Flexible Continuous Integration Pipelines With CD

Flexible Continuous Integration Pipelines With CD

What is a Continuous Integration Pipeline? The purpose of a continuous integration pipeline is to allow teams to constantly integrate and build software updates in order to quicken release cycles, lower costs, and reduce risks. In a simple implementation of a...

Puppet Quick Setup Guide (Part 2) – How to Configure Puppet Master

Puppet Quick Setup Guide (Part 2) – How to Configure Puppet Master

Recently I explained how to easily set up communication between a Puppet client and master. In this follow up post I’ll outline the steps involved in configuring the Puppet master to control the client machine. Starting out with Puppet does not have to be a...

Puppet Quickstart Guide (Part 1)

Puppet Quickstart Guide (Part 1)

Puppet is the most well-known configuration management tool in the DevOps world and used by systems administrators to centrally manage large numbers of servers and computer systems. There are several Puppet quickstart guides online. However, these guides are...

Continuous Integration Best Practices—Part 2

Continuous Integration Best Practices—Part 2

As I noted in "Continuous Integration Best Practices—Part 1" there are 10 best practice principles associated with Continuous Integration and in this previous article, we looked at the first three. For part 2, we pick up where we left off and talk about principles...

The Difference Between Continuous Integration and Continuous Delivery

The Difference Between Continuous Integration and Continuous Delivery

If you've spent any significant amount of time in the world of DevOps and Agile software development practices, you've likely encountered the terms Continuous Integration (CI) and Continuous Delivery (CD). For several years, I've had these terms thrown around me...

Electric Commander: Transferring Homepage Settings Between Users

Electric Commander: Transferring Homepage Settings Between Users

The Electric Commander homepage allows you to bookmark links and job configurations for easy access. It's easy to add one or two, but if you have a lot of links and you want to share them with other users so that they have the same links as well, its a lot of work to...

Keep Track of Passwords with Pleasant Solutions

Keep Track of Passwords with Pleasant Solutions

When involved in IT strategy consulting services, you need a way to keep track of passwords in a safe and accessible manner. There are a number of different options out there ranging from single machine managers to cloud-based services. The one I found to be a great...