In The Beginning In the summer of 2006 I was working as a Development Manager for Corbis, a media licensing company owned by Bill Gates, with an uncanny ability to lose money. When Bill went from being the richest man in the world to being the second richest, I liked to say I played a part [...]
Don’t miss the $300 Early Bird savings through March 15th! If you haven’t already, now is the time to get registered for the ALM Forum 2015! Northwest Cadence is thrilled to be delivering a pre-conference workshop, Fundamentals of Lean Software Delivery, Monday May 18th and would love to see you there! Keith Pleas, the Executive [...]
If you’re reading this you likely use Active Directory in your organization. Active Directory provides authentication services for a network. In other words, it validates your identity and gives you the ability to access resources on your network or on other connected networks when correctly configured. There are scenarios when you want to have Active [...]
As DevOps continues to grow in everyday practice, companies are faced with a number of new and old constraints that slow down the development cycle. Some of these constraints are operational reaction time, “safe to fail” development platforms, standardized automation, manual error-prone workflows and operational costs which closely match demand and true capacity. Working with [...]
The benefit’s of Azure SQL Database-as-a-Service (Daas) can be easily overlooked if you have a traditional SQL infrastructure and perceive Azure’s SQL solution as just “SQL in the cloud”. Before dismissing this article as another attempt to push Azure, take a look at the value Azure SQL DaaS can bring to your business. There are [...]
The latest news from VSO & TFS shows what a great agile transformation can accomplish.
First the buzzword was ALM, then DevTest. Now it’s DevOps. But let’s not discount it just because it’s the nom-du-jour. We at Northwest Cadence say it often – Integrating your development processes with your operation process can result in increased value for your organization. How so? A healthy DevOps organization will likely see decreased release-cycle [...]