When Cake meets NDepend

As a developer, I'm a big fan of automation. I can't create software where I need to push buttons and run manual scripts, to test & deploy it. To help me automate my software development tasks, I use Cake, "a cross platform build automation system with a C# DSL". Working as a team, there are … Continue reading When Cake meets NDepend

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TechDays NL 2017

The first conference that I attend since we arrived in The Netherlands was the TechDays NL 2017. The conference is sponsored by Microsoft, and it's one of the most significant tech events in the Benelux area. However, even being sponsored by Microsoft, other streams of the industry were present, showing that Microsoft is no longer … Continue reading TechDays NL 2017

Create and Push a Docker Image from an Octopus Deployment

Docker is one of the disruptive technologies within virtualization, allowing the different containers to run on the same machine, sharing resources, reducing the overhead. The technology allows DevOps teams to have another tool to develop, build and ship software. One use case for containers is the Microservices Architecture Pattern. Background DockerHub is the image repository … Continue reading Create and Push a Docker Image from an Octopus Deployment

Create an AWS Lambda function from an Octopus Deployment

AWS Lambda is one of the AWS Compute Services, alongside with Amazon EC2 or Amazon EC2 Container Service. In a nutshell, AWS Lambda is the serverless offer from AWS, allowing "you run code without provisioning or managing servers"[1]. In the DevOps spirit, and using Octopus as the Continuous Deployment tool, I couldn't find a step template to create an AWS … Continue reading Create an AWS Lambda function from an Octopus Deployment

Changing the operations of a Software Company – Part II

In the previous post, I wrote about my experience changing the operations of a Software Company, improving the development process. After we tackle this problem, we move to the next one: How can we bring the automation to our client installer? To give some context, the software is installed on client premises, thus we have deployed … Continue reading Changing the operations of a Software Company – Part II

Changing the operations of a Software Company – Part I

Agile is great... and sometimes painful. Do not get me wrong, I love an Agile work environment when everyone is keen to "Try, Fail, Fix, Learn and Move On". For those ones that work in the software development space, we have more tasks than develop software. One of the tasks, usually in Operations space. In … Continue reading Changing the operations of a Software Company – Part I