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First let’s start with a disclaimer: This is by no means an argument on if taking a functional or object-oriented (OO) approach to your code architecture is better. To be honest, my exposure and true understanding of the power functional programming is slightly limited. However, despite my brief encounters with the functional programming paradigm, I strongly believe that its influence on modern programming languages has shaped the landscape for the better. What do I mean by that? In my opinion, the movement to support functional programming has significantly cleaned up modern languages, and in turn, improved the overall readability and maintainability of code. For some background, I am an iOS Developer who loves Objective-C, is obsessed with Swift, and despises Java. I have some experience with Python and a little exposure to Scala. The majority of my opinions on t... (more)

Design Principles As a UX Tool By @VictorOps | @DevOpsSummit [#DevOps]

Design Principles as a UX tool: Part 1 By Doug Whitney Don't ignore the squishy bits! I recently had the opportunity to attend UI19 in Boston, a long-running conference focused on user experience design and ways to be more effective in a UX role as part of a larger team. One of the presentations in particular stuck with me as I returned to Boulder thinking about VictorOps and our evolution as an early stage startup. Presented by Kim Goodwin, her talk on Principles, Values, and Effective Design Teams touched on a number of challenges we've experienced first-hand here at VictorOps... (more)

ChatOps for Dummies By @VictorOps | @DevOpsSummit [#DevOps]

ChatOps for Dummies By Jason Hand Since June of 2014 I’ve been attending a lot of tech conferences and events, including just about every DevOpsDays “un-conference” in the U.S. There are so many talented teams out there coming up with innovative ways to surface improved methods of delivering high quality software and services quicker and more efficiently. Of course, much of this is due to adoption of DevOps practices. One specific topic I found fascinating, was the concept of ChatOps. Simply put, it’s an approach that allows teams to collaborate and manage many aspects of thei... (more)

Getting Started with the @VictorOps Transmogrifier | @DevOpsSummit [#DevOps]

Craftsy Case Study: Getting started with the VictorOps Transmogrifier By Samantha Haltman When VictorOps launched the Transmogrifier private beta program last November, Craftsy was eager to see what the feature was capable of. For this case study, we spoke with David Palma, DevOps Engineer at Craftsy, to hear what he had to say about his experience… “Rule creation for this feature was extremely straight forward” “VictorOps beat us to the punch.” When we found out about the new Transmogrifier feature, we were actually in the process of building something similar internally. We rea... (more)

An Interview with Matt Stratton

By Jason Hand Matt and I first met in the Summer of 2014 at DevOpsDays Minneapolis. My first introduction came when he (and several other DoD alums) participated in an impressive round of DevOps Karaoke. Matt gave an IGNITE talk on day two of the event titled “How to Hire Your First DevOp” as well. I learned during that event that he co-hosted a DevOps specific podcast that was gaining in popularity. It made perfect sense. Not long after Minneapolis, I began trading emails with the organizers of DevOpsDays Chicago when I learned that Matt was a co-organizer for that event. Vict... (more)