The Seven Stages of Git Repo Size Maintenance – and Preventative Medicine

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Like many development shops have done for the past few years, we migrated our version control at Stackify to a git-based system a few years ago. The benefits were many: it was faster than TFS and supported our branching and merging strategies better. It also played nicely with our ALM tools for reporting commits related to a work item, etc. …

I Welcome Our New Bots Overlords

Jason Taylor Developer Career Development, Insights for Dev Managers Leave a Comment

  Bots. It’s all about the bots. And AI. It seems that ever since Microsoft //Build this year, I can’t read any tech publication without the mention of some combination of bots, AI, and machine learning. There’s certainly no denying that it’s a hot topic, and lots of developers are working on it. Those developers, and more importantly, the consumers …

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Ultimate Software Deployment Checklist & Deployment Plan

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Use this checklist to improve your software deployment process! Deploying software releases is a mixture of planning, testing, late hours, and celebratory beers. This software release checklist is intended to be a guide to help improve how your team achieves this complicated and sometimes hairy task.  Part 1: Planning and Software Deployment Preparation  Collaboration Between Development and Operations It is …

DevOps Blogs we wish would post more often

DevOps Blogs We Wish Would Post More Often

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In this day and age when everyone calls themselves a writer, markets can become quickly saturated with re-blogged news content that creates a web of articles that aren’t easily navigated. There are still awesome and original blogs out there, however, if you know where to look. Luckily, we have a long list of DevOps blogs that you can skim through …

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The History of Computer and Cloud Storage

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The huge improvements in hard drive cost efficiencies have helped the tech world grow exponentially. A movie like Avatar, that contained a petabyte of data, would have been impossible to complete in the recent past. Steam, Netflix, and Google are just a few examples of the services that would not be possible without the explosion in cheap storage. We can’t wait …

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Stackify Gives Devs a Crack at the Production Server

Matt Watson Developer Career Development, Developer Tips, Tricks & Resources

Originally published on SDTimes.com on 7/9/2012 by David Rubinstein. It was one of those interviews where you get finished talking about a company’s product, and you wonder aloud, “Well, THAT makes sense! Why hasn’t anyone thought of that before?” Matt Watson, CEO of Kansas City, Mo.-based startup Stackify, was telling me that the 10-person company is getting ready to launch its product …

Why Development Teams Can’t Scale

Matt Watson Developer Career Development, Insights for Dev Managers

Recently I have been thinking about how development teams don’t scale very well. The bigger a team and the product get, the more time the team spends fixing software bugs. This means they spend more time doing troubleshooting and debugging as they grow. The problem is that since developers don’t typically have access to production servers, there is a bottleneck …