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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|

The DevOps Tool For The Job

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 ...

By |2019-02-06T10:44:50-05:00February 1st, 2019|

Losing your “ARM” “AZ” you move forward with Azure PowerShell

For any of us that have interacted with Microsoft Azure for any length of time, we know that at times there are actions or resources that are not fully configurable from the Azure Portal.  When times like this occur one way to handle this is to jump to the Azure PowerShell modules to make these ...

By |2019-01-16T10:44:03-05:00January 16th, 2019|