Monthly Archives: February 2019

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Microservice vs Monolith

By |2019-02-20T16:15:29+00:00February 20th, 2019|

A colleague and I set out to write three open source APIs that would all do the same thing, but each with a different design (monolithic, microservices, and nanoservices). Our reason for this was that we would have a set of APIs that can be used to give talks at various conferences, highlighting the good, ...

PowerDETAILS Case Study by Microsoft

By |2019-02-15T11:12:10+00:00February 15th, 2019|

Recently, Microsoft wrote a case study that details how one of our customers, PowerDETAILS was able to leverage the power of Microsoft Azure SQL Database Managed Instance to increase their business agility and uptime, while continuing their journey to Azure.  Our team at Nebbia has worked together with PowerDETAILS over the years to implement Azure ...

Variables and Conditional Build Steps in Azure DevOps

By |2019-02-15T14:34:07+00:00February 15th, 2019|

Implementing a CI/CD pipeline can be intimidating if you are used to a manual release process.  I have heard the concern that tools like Azure DevOps are not flexible enough for more complex build procedures.  Even the term pipeline certainly suggests moving in a straight line through your process, which doesn’t seem very adaptable.  However, ...

QA in a DevOps World

By |2019-02-12T10:36:29+00:00February 7th, 2019|

DevOps is a journey.  While many people focus purely on releasing more frequently or adopting new tools, often the more important part of the process is the culture shift required to truly embrace DevOps principles.  In my experience, Quality Assurance (QA) teams can be resistant to these changes.  While it may require a change in ...

The DevOps Tool For The Job

By |2019-02-06T10:44:50+00:00February 1st, 2019|

This past Christmas, my wife Sarah was kind enough to buy me what my heart truly desires - more tools. In this case, it was 20V DeWalt tools, including a drill and driver set. Of course I was delighted, but then, I saw which drill it was and my heart sank. I had the very ...