Shifting left and right in the continuous DevOps loop

Shifting left & right in our continuous world

Pick up any article or watch any talk on a testing-related topic these days, and you’re bound to see the terms “shift left” and “shift right”. They’re almost a cliché. What do they really mean? Modern software development isn’t supposed to be linear anymore, right? There’s not one point where it starts and another point […]

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Continuous Deployment Pipeline

New Challenges in Continuous Delivery

Continuous delivery and deployment (both abbreviated as “CD”) aren’t new concepts. Jez Humble and David Farley published their Continuous Delivery book ten years ago. Patrick Debois organized the first “DevOpsDays” conference in 2009, and created the #DevOps (also written as devops, devOps and Devops) hashtag. Of course, CD is new to many teams. There are […]

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DeliveryConf 2020

I attended DeliveryConf 2020 in Seattle in January. I had high expectations, given the speaker lineup. It far exceeded my expectations! I took lots of sketch notes and plan to blog more about the many insights I learned. Meanwhile, you can see the presentations, AND listen to the valuable facilitated group discussions with members of […]

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Leading Quality book

Educating executives about quality

“Quality” is like Mom and apple pie. Ask a CTO what level of quality she wants her organization to deliver, and she’ll say something like, “The best possible quality, of course!” But what does that mean? In my experience, most business stakeholders, C-level executives, and even many managers of development organizations have only a vague […]

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