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Continuous Deployment to Maven Central with Apache Maven

Introduction A few months back I wrote about how we use Apache Maven for Continuous Delivery/Deployment . In that example, we are...
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Story Points vs. Story Count

A recent tweet caught my interest: Story points are made up. “Nebulous” has been used to describe them. Why not switch to something more...
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WebHook Events and the Party Problem

There was a dark time in the history of the web. The time before services had APIs. Thankfully, that time is past now. Everyone recognizes...
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Today I Learned: .gitconfig's includeIf

Today I Learned! (Yes, I am late to this party, but others may not even know of the party, so here goes anyway) Problem I want to have my...
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Apache Maven & Continuous Delivery/Deployment - The DevOptics team's approach

Introduction This post is about the approach that the CloudBees DevOptics team uses to get Continuous Delivery / Deployment using Apache...
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Our Internal Version Numbering Scheme for DevOptics

In some ways, version numbering schemes can be a lot like TABs vs Spaces or emacs vs vi. You know the kind of wars where the wrong people...
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Why Development Environments Shouldn't Be the Same as Production

Unless you are in the development stone age and SSHing into the production servers to hand edit files with Vim or Emacs (please keep that...
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Kardashians of Code: The Perfect Life of Pull Request Influencers

There you are scrolling down through your feed and you spot another one of Kim’s. Oh my, it’s gorgeous, fabulous even. The perfect beauty...
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A Year of Continuous Deployment: Lessons Learned

About a year ago, we started working on the Run Insights feature for CloudBees DevOptics. A small team of engineers (averaging around three...
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Watch Me Code, Episode 12

So here we are, two weeks after Episode 11 was recorded and the plugin has been deployed on the Apache Jenkins build server and used by the...