8 Characteristics of our DevOps Organization

August 28, 2014


What is the human impact of DevOps? I recently got this question from a viewer of my recent DevOps: The Big Picture course on Pluralsight. @rseroter just watched your DevOps Pluralsight. Great tool discussion was hoping you could talk more on org structure….— Tim Barcz (@TimBarcz) August 16, 2014 I prepared this course based on […]

What Would the Best Franken-Cloud Look Like?

August 25, 2014


What if you could take all infrastructure cloud providers and combine their best assets into a single, perfect cloud? What would it look like? In my day job, I regularly see the sorts of things that cloud users ask for from a public cloud. These 9 things represent some of the most common requests: Scale. […]

What’s the future of application integration? I’m heading to Europe to talk about it!

August 21, 2014


We’re in the midst of such an interesting period of technology change. There are new concepts for delivering services (e.g. DevOps), new hosts for running applications (e.g. cloud), lots of new devices generating data (e.g. Internet of Things), and more. How does all this impact an organization’s application integration strategy? Next month, I’m traveling through […]

Posted in: BizTalk, Cloud

New Pluralsight Course – “DevOps: The Big Picture” – Just Released

July 28, 2014


DevOps has the potential to completely transform how an organization delivers technology services to its customers. But what does “DevOps” really mean? How can you get started on this transformation? What tools and technologies can assist in the adoption of a DevOps culture? To answer these questions, I put together a brief, easy-to-consume course for Pluralsight subscribers. “DevOps: […]

Integrating Microsoft Azure BizTalk Services with Salesforce.com

July 14, 2014


BizTalk Services is far from the most mature cloud-based integration solution, but it’s viable one for certain scenarios. I haven’t seen a whole lot of demos that show how to send data to SaaS endpoints, so I thought I’d spend some of my weekend trying to make that happen. In this blog post, I’m going […]

TechEd NA Videos Now Online

June 4, 2014


I recently had the pleasure of speaking at Microsoft TechEd in Houston, TX, and the videos of those sessions are now online. A few thousand people have already watched them, but I thought it’d be good to share it here as well. The first one– Architecting Resilient (Cloud) Applications – went through a series of […]

Posted in: .NET, Cloud, DevOps, Windows Azure

Deploying a “Hello World” App to the Free IronFoundry v2 Sandbox

May 9, 2014


I’ve been affiliated in some way with Iron Foundry since 2011. Back then, I wrote up an InfoQ.com article about this quirky open source project that added .NET support to the nascent Cloud Foundry PaaS movement. Since then, I was hired by Tier 3 (now CenturyLink Cloud), Cloud Foundry has exploded in popularity and influence, […]

Posted in: .NET, Cloud, Cloud Foundry

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