Skills 6 min read

The Best of Tools Are Those That Reduce Friction

This is a guest post by Justin Florentine, Director of Software Engineering at Elsevier. Justin shares his perspective on how and why friction happens in software. He presents the perks of using automation and how automating tasks is the simplest way to get the job done right.

The Best of Tools Are Those That Reduce Friction

This is a guest post by Justin Florentine, Director of Software Engineering at Elsevier. Justin shares his perspective on how and why friction happens in software. He presents the perks of using automation and how automating tasks is the simplest way to get the job done right.

DevEx 2 min read

Keeping a Changelog for Free

Keeping track of changes to a project makes it easier for everyone to clearly see what has changed, but manually curating a changelog often falls by the wayside. In this blog, see how you can automate the process.

Keeping a Changelog for Free

Keeping track of changes to a project makes it easier for everyone to clearly see what has changed, but manually curating a changelog often falls by the wayside. In this blog, see how you can automate the process.

DevOps 3 min read

Replacing the Water Cooler

In the era of COVID-19, we are all remote and need to find new ways of experiencing old benefits such as knowledge transfer. The impromptu conversation is less of an option: we need more structure. Here are 5 options to consider.

Replacing the Water Cooler

In the era of COVID-19, we are all remote and need to find new ways of experiencing old benefits such as knowledge transfer. The impromptu conversation is less of an option: we need more structure. Here are 5 options to consider.

DevOps 15 min read

From puzzles to products

In software, we get the chance to change complex systems at a rate humans never could before. Jessia Kerr walks you through her software journey from puzzle to product and she shares her secret hope for the future of software.

From puzzles to products

In software, we get the chance to change complex systems at a rate humans never could before. Jessia Kerr walks you through her software journey from puzzle to product and she shares her secret hope for the future of software.

DevOps 2 min read

"Rely on" vs "Work with"

We don’t rely on a particular instance of the software we operate to stay live and responsive in production. We work with tools that take dead instances out of rotation, and we work with the code to make the software report its status and its difficulties, so we can fix them.

"Rely on" vs "Work with"

We don’t rely on a particular instance of the software we operate to stay live and responsive in production. We work with tools that take dead instances out of rotation, and we work with the code to make the software report its status and its difficulties, so we can fix them.

DevEx 3 min read

Self-Service Delivery

I remember the first time I experienced Heroku. The simplicity of deployment via Heroku was so elegant. What if we could achieve and expand upon that delightful developer experience for a more robust universe of applications?

Self-Service Delivery

I remember the first time I experienced Heroku. The simplicity of deployment via Heroku was so elegant. What if we could achieve and expand upon that delightful developer experience for a more robust universe of applications?