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1 June 2020

1 June 2020

Continuous Integration vs Continuous Deployment

The terms Continuous Integration and Continuous Deployment tend to be combined into the acronym CI/CD, often without any distinction between the two. CI and CD are distinct processes, even if this combining of terms suggests that Continuous Deployment is an extension of Continuous Integration, and the execution of both processes is the responsibility of a single tool. Assuming... Read more

2 March 2020

2 March 2020

How to design an automated database deployment process

For many companies and organizations, automated database deployments are the final piece of the Continuous Integration / Continuous Delivery puzzle They need to go from deployments that take hours down to minutes. I know from personal experience that it can take many attempts to successfully automate database deployments and the failures aren’t because of... Read more

3 February 2020

3 February 2020

Implementing DevOps in Federal Government

  Governments are often slow-moving bureaucracies, but that doesn’t mean it’s impossible to implement better processes within government agencies. A few years ago, I was hired as a Configuration Manager at a small US state government agency. I had a challenging mandate that took years to achieve: Automate the manual processes to improve the... Read more