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The random thoughts of Richard Fennell on technology and software development

Book your free place at a Global DevOps Bootcamp venue for the 17th June 2017 event

Are you enthused by the all news at Build 2017?

Do you want to find out more about VSTS, DevOps and Continuous Delivery?

 

Well why not take the chance to join us on June 17th at Black Marble, or one of the over 25 other venues around the world for the first Global DevOps Bootcamp?

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The Global DevOps Bootcamp is a free one-day event hosted by local passionate DevOps communities around the globe. Find your local venue on the Global DevOps Bootcamp website or search for Global DevOps Bootcamp on EventBrite

Learn about the latest DevOps trends, ‘get your hands dirty during the Hackaton’, gain insights in new technologies and share experiences with other community members. All based around the concept of "From Server to Serverless in a DevOps world". The Global DevOps Bootcamp is all about DevOps on the Microsoft Stack

 

Remember, places are limited at all venues so make sure you get your name down soon to avoid disappointment

Presenting at an event in Leeds - Making it easy to migrate your ALM process to the Cloud

Do you find your TFS server gets forgotten?

  • It is not owned by the IT department and the Development team don’t have the time to support it fully, it never gets patched or upgrades?
  • Or maybe you are adopting a cloud first strategy for all you systems?

Well maybe it is time to consider moving your on-premises TFS instance to VSTS?

On the 9th of May at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Leeds I will be presenting at a Black Marble /Microsoft event where we will be looking at Microsoft’s new high fidelity VSTS database import tools that can be used to move a TFS instance to VSTS.

I will also be considering the pros and cons of the other migration options available to you. Hopefully making this a very useful session if you are considering a move to VSTS from TFS or any other source control ALM solution.

Hope to see you there, to register click here

 

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Leeds venue for the Global DevOps Bootcamp

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I m really pleased to say that we at Black Marble are hosting a Yorkshire venue for the upcoming Global DevOps Bootcamp, to quote the main bootcamp site…

“Global DevOps Bootcamp is a global event that will be held on Saturday June 17th and is all about DevOps on the Microsoft Stack. Centrally organized by Xpirit and Solidify and offered to you by Black Marble. During this 1-day event we will join (Microsoft) DevOps communities all around the world to talk, learn and play with DevOps concepts.

Goals of the GlobalDevOpsBootcamp:
* DevOps in general
* Insights into where we are heading when it comes to DevOps and new technologies
* Get people's hands dirty and let them play with all the good Microsoft DevOps stuff

This year’s theme will be "From server to serverless in a DevOps world".
We will kick off with an introduction of no one less than
Donovan Brown, followed by a keynote from the local partner about where we are heading with DevOps.

After that it’s time to get your hands dirty! Competing in groups you will transform an existing “traditional” application into a fully-fledged, containerized or Serverless application. Naturally you need to take care of all the DevOps practices like monitoring, pipelines and collaboration.”

 

 There is a specific site register for the Black Marble venue

Devils with Arms and Cats - the new name for DevOps?

Great day at DDDNorth yesterday, hope everyone enjoyed it. Thanks to all the team who helped during the preparation and on the day.

The slides from Rik Hepworth and my presentation on ‘Living the dream - Real world DevOps with Azure and VSTS’ are up at Github

We were a late stand in session  to cover for a presenter who could not attend on the day. So I hope it was not too much of let down, that we were not the speaker on the agenda, covered a different subject and did not match the title the spell checker converted out session title too. Though ‘Devils with Arms and Cats’  is maybe a good term for DevOps?

As to the grok talk I did at lunchtime on developing VSTS extension with VS Code, there are no slides; but look at these past posts, building VSTS tasks with Powershell and putting a release process around vsts extension development they are on similar subjects.

I am speaking at Microsoft UK TechDays Online event on Azure DevTest Labs

The registration link for Microsoft UK TechDays Online is now live. This is a 5 day event live broadcast from the Microsoft Campus in Reading. You will be able to view the sessions live at https://channel9.msdn.com/

The themes for each day are:

  • Monday, 12 September: Explore the world of Data Platform and BOTs
  • Tuesday, 13 September: DevOps in practice
  • Wednesday, 14 September: A day at the Office!
  • Thursday, 15 September: The inside track on Azure and UK Datacenter
  • Friday, 16 September: Find out more about Artificial Intelligence

I am doing a session on the Thursday on Azure DevTest Labs.

Hope you find time to watch some or all of the events. For more details see the registration link

Follow up from my session at the Black Marble Tech Update 2016

There have been some requests for more information about the areas I convered in my presentation at the Black Marble Tech Update 2016 that we held last week.

I could send out slides, but I think it is far more useful to point you at the ‘live’ resource on the Internet. The key reason for this is that the whole of the Visual Studio family is now being released at a ‘cloud cadence’ i.e. new features are appearing rapidly, so anything I write will soon be out of date. Better to look at the live sources where possible.

Hope you find these useful pointers

My DDDNorth session on Technical Debt and SonarQube

Thanks to everyone who came to my session at DDDNorth on SonarQube, hope you found it useful. The links to resources for my session are

And you can find my slides on my GitHub repo https://github.com/rfennell/Presentations