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DevOps and Agile: As Tasty as Chocolate and Peanut Butter? By Tara Calihman It’s easy to understand the confusion that is caused when the terms Agile and DevOps start getting tossed around. Buzzword bingo, here we come. But these two terms are more than just marketing speak – they’re technical movements born out of the desire to deliver better software, collaborate more effectively and bring a more robust end product to users. There’s a direct connection between DevOps and Agile that goes beyond sharing key principles. We’ve riffed on this before in a blog post discussing how DevOps is a natural extension of Agile but after our 2014 & 2015 State of On-call data, it’s become even more obvious that this is the case. 73% of survey respondents reported they do agile development, while 76% report a year or more DevOps experience. The number of people saying they’re ag... (more)

Loops On Loops: How Feedback Enables Improvement By @JasonHand | @DevOpsSummit #DevOps

Loops On Loops: How Feedback Enables Improvement By Jason Hand We all remember the game from our childhood where one person whispers a phrase to the person directly next to them, who in turn shares the phrase with the following person in line. This continues through a group of people until it makes its way back to the original source. The game went by many names: Telephone, Grapevine, and Operator, among others. The point of this exercise was primarily to demonstrate how easily information can become corrupted by a lengthy path through which it passes. Minor and major alteration... (more)

Interview with @JimmyCuadra By @VictorOps | @DevOpsSummit [#DevOps]

By Jason Hand ChatOps has been one of the more intriguing subtopics of the DevOps movement for me. Since first learning of the term, I’ve had subsequent conversations with teams heavily invested in ways to automate and share as much as possible. ChatOps continues to fascinate me as I watch it catch on with teams large, small, distributed, and not. Recently, I wrote a small book “ChatOps For Dummies” on the subject to help our DevOps community further by sharing what I’ve been able to learn, but more importantly, encourage further conversations and considerations for ChatOps. W... (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)