4 10, 2016

The Day of the Tester is Over – Long Live the Tester!

By | 2016-10-04T14:52:57+00:00 October 4th, 2016|Application Lifecycle Management (ALM), DevOps, Software Testing|1 Comment

DevOps is radically changing the culture, tools and processes of most teams. Those that don’t embrace this change are in danger of extinction. However, in order to deploy more frequently with better quality, teams must embrace continuous testing. But aren’t testers part of Waterfall and two-year release cycles? Doesn’t the new world of frequent, rapid [...]

20 09, 2016

Azure Site Recovery: Disaster Recovery as a Service

By | 2016-09-20T14:54:17+00:00 September 20th, 2016|Azure, DevOps|0 Comments

In today's world we expect everything to “just work;” and so do the people relying on your services. If your services go down then you're not fulfilling your customer's expectations. In this article we will learn a bit more about how to keep your services up when you use Azure Site Recovery (ASR) as part of your comprehensive Business [...]

6 09, 2016

NEW: DevOps for Java using VSTS Virtual Machine and Hands on Labs

By | 2016-09-06T10:59:15+00:00 September 6th, 2016|DevOps, Visual Studio|2 Comments

I remember when Brian Keller (who was a DPE at the time) first released a VM that had TFS and Visual Studio installed and configured, along with a set of hands on labs for experimenting and learning about the Microsoft ALM Stack. Over the years, the VM (and its siblings) affectionately became known as “Keller [...]

27 07, 2016

DevOps Maturity is One Step Away!

By | 2016-07-27T10:21:21+00:00 July 27th, 2016|Application Lifecycle Management (ALM), DevOps, Practices|0 Comments

When we work with teams on their DevOps practices, it’s helpful to get a clear picture of where they are, and where they want to go. Understanding the level of a team’s DevOps maturity is helpful for building out a clear, actionable plan. It’s easy to paint an aspirational picture to get customers excited about [...]

9 06, 2016

Steven Borg Worldwide Partner Conference Session: DevOps – two sides of the same coin

By | 2016-06-09T14:20:18+00:00 June 9th, 2016|Application Lifecycle Management (ALM), Azure, Company, DevOps|0 Comments

2016 Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference (WPC) is a high-impact annual conference for business and channel leaders across the globe. Steven Borg, Northwest Cadence Strategist and Co-Founder, has been asked to speak at WPC 2016 on an exciting topic – DevOps and the Cloud. If you plan to attend WPC 2016, you won’t want to miss [...]

9 06, 2016

New edX Course Available: Intro. to DevOps

By | 2016-06-09T13:04:16+00:00 June 9th, 2016|Application Lifecycle Management (ALM), DevOps|0 Comments

6,223 students have already registered for this course! This course is free to attend and is delivered by DevOps experts from Northwest Cadence and Microsoft. Northwest Cadence and Microsoft are excited to bring you a brand new edX* course: Introduction to DevOps. During this course you will learn how to make your application lifecycle faster and [...]

9 06, 2016

Dev/Test in the Cloud

By | 2016-06-09T11:27:45+00:00 June 9th, 2016|Application Development, Application Lifecycle Management (ALM), Azure, DevOps, Software Testing|0 Comments

Northwest Cadence enjoyed partnering with Microsoft to create and deliver virtual training sessions on DevOps. We are so excited to be able to share these sessions with you for your on-demand viewing! Why Dev/Test in the Cloud? Join Rodrigo de Carvalho, Microsoft Product Marketing Manager, and Steven Borg, Northwest Cadence Co-Founder and Strategist, for these [...]

6 04, 2016

DevOps and The Art of the Possible

By | 2016-04-06T08:42:23+00:00 April 6th, 2016|DevOps|0 Comments

Last night (my time) I watched the keynote of the BUILD 2016 conference in San Francisco. I was mind blown – holograms, bots, cognitive digital assistants that understand language – and let’s not forget Ubuntu on Windows! We’ve been saying (for quite a long time now) that it’s a new Microsoft – and BUILD certainly [...]

11 02, 2016

DevOps is a Culture, Not a Team

By | 2016-02-11T12:00:00+00:00 February 11th, 2016|DevOps, Software Testing|2 Comments

I recently worked at a customer that had created a DevOps team in addition to their Ops and Development teams. While I appreciated the attempt to improve their processes, inwardly I was horrified. Just as DevOps is not a product, I think it is bad practice to create a DevOps team. DevOps is a culture [...]

14 10, 2015

3 Agile Problems You Can Solve With Azure

By | 2015-10-14T10:54:40+00:00 October 14th, 2015|Agile, Application Lifecycle Management (ALM), Azure, DevOps, Kanban, Lean, Practices, Process, Scrum|0 Comments

Client after client of mine encounters the same impediments to agile delivery. As Northwest Cadence deepens our expertise in the Microsoft cloud, we learn more and more about technologies and techniques that can help.