Monthly Archives: October 2015

Mind Your Margins… Again!

I have no idea why it surprises everyone. Every time some technology goes through the “hype cycle”, or the sector as a whole goes through a “we’re not in a bubble” bubble, inevitably, when the hype dies down or the … Continue reading

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Hands Off! How to Release Product Faster

What are the three biggest impediments, or roadblocks, to fast product cycles, especially in the cloud? Incomplete Testing. If you are not 100% confident that your testing covers every known use case, you will be fearful of releasing. Actually, fear of the … Continue reading

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Performance Tests Redux

A few weeks ago, “Lies, Damned Lies and Performance Tests,” gave us a great example of how even a good performance test can be ruined through a few (seemingly) small mistakes. Today, let’s revisit performance tests with an example of performance tests … Continue reading

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Cloud to Culture

If you want to change technology that requires a change in process or, more seriously, culture, then you need to change the culture first. Get your people on board and then make the changes. Right? Perhaps not. Or at least not always. … Continue reading

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Lies, Damned Lies and Performance Tests

Mark Twain attributed the phrase “Lies, Damned Lies and Statistics” to British Prime Minister Benjamin Disraeli, which suits the Prime Minister’s known wit, although its provenance has been questioned. If Twain or Disraeli had lived in the days of computers and … Continue reading

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