Do You Have a Toxic Normal?

Looking back recently at both my professional career, as well as the daily life of some loved ones, I often ask myself what kept me in a bad situation soo long before I realized it was not for me? I was once the primary deployment engineer for a very large-scale financial organization. The Dev Org ...

By |2019-03-29T10:10:44-05:00March 28th, 2019|

To the Cloud!! Enable Business Agility Through your Cloud Transformation [And DevOps]

You are formulating your company’s cloud strategy. Where do you start? There’s so much information out there! So many options – Which provider do I go with? What services fit my tech stack? How do I translate my and my team’s knowledge into this new world of THE CLOUD? Are we falling behind? I hear ...

By |2019-02-28T10:02:01-05:00February 26th, 2019|

Microservice vs Monolith

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, ...

By |2019-02-20T16:15:29-05:00February 20th, 2019|

PowerDETAILS Case Study by Microsoft

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 ...

By |2019-02-15T11:12:10-05:00February 15th, 2019|

Variables and Conditional Build Steps in Azure DevOps

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, ...

By |2019-04-17T09:34:38-05:00February 15th, 2019|

QA in a DevOps World

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 ...

By |2019-02-12T10:36:29-05:00February 7th, 2019|