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Jun 12, 2019   |  By Jessica Kerr
I got into programming as a career because it was easy. I could solve puzzles all day, then go home at 5:30 and drink with my friends. Twenty years later, I stay in software because it is hard. And it keeps getting harder, and more interesting.
May 9, 2019   |  By Jessica Kerr
Do you rely on your coworkers? I don’t. And they don’t rely on me. Individual humans are not reliable, and we aren’t supposed to be. We don’t rely on our teammates to be available 24/7. Nor to be right all the time. Humans sleep, we go on vacation, we have limited knowledge, sometimes we’re grouchy. If you’re out sick, I’ll answer chat messages addressed to you.
May 9, 2019   |  By Jessica Kerr
Collaboration is crucial in software teams – and not only among people. We need our software, our tools, and our automations to collaborate as well. But what does that mean? I have four prerequisites for you here, and then four precautions (or "ironies of automation"). These principles come out of the Resilience Engineering community, and studies of collaboration in humans working together.
May 6, 2019   |  By Rod Johnson
How many different Docker base images is your organization running? Which ports do your Docker containers expose? How many versions of core technologies like TypeScript or Spring Boot are you running? How many versions of any particular library?
Apr 17, 2019   |  By Jessica Kerr
The other day, at DevOps Midwest, Heath Moylan told a story from RGA from their evolution toward DevOps. In the beginning there was no continuous integration. Then developer teams started running Jenkins on their own, each their own instance, and it was useful. In time, the larger organization noticed that it was useful. Meanwhile, these Jenkins installations aged: they were out of date, with lax password security. Clearly this is not OK for Compliance etc.
Feb 21, 2019   |  By Atomist
In this originally-live-streamed session, Jess shows her friend Avdi what Atomist is, and some of the things she loves about it. In the end, they work on one of Jess's software delivery machines, find a problem, and fix a funny bug in a library.
Nov 8, 2018   |  By Atomist

Apr 25, 2018   |  By Atomist
Atomist Founders Rod Johnson and Ryan Day explain the Atomist Software Delivery Machine and how it dramatically improves software delivery, providing visibility and control in one place.