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Learning Puppet Book

Puppet is one of fast evolving and widely used infrastructure automation & configuration management platform. Puppet has changed the way infrastructure is built and deployed and continues to innovate the space. Keeping the pace of learning with puppet and in general this domain’s development is a challenging job.

While working, teaching and learning I realized that some of my learning can be useful for others to learn and contribute.… Read the post

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Using CI Tools for Continuous Delivery?

The views presented here are my own and not of my employer

CI and CD: Introduction

I was reading through the conversation at DevOps tool-chain group. The problem posted was difficulty of using Jenkins as a delivery pipeline. Specially when it comes to complex workflows for example diamond dependencies, fan out & fan in etc. My thoughts after reading post were (Which you will see being different later):

  • Though you can use Jenkins to build continuous deliver pipelines, there are better suited and specialized “deployment automation” tools for the job:
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Role of Architect

Attended a small event organized by ThoughtWorks in Pune, more on that here. This article primarily focuses on the session on “Role of architect” by Vivek Singh. The brief on session follows…

Role of architect

  • Being a technical coach

If we use analogy of football game, the role of an architect in a software project is that of a coach in football. Architect is to know and guide his team about all latest techniques and work methodology, correcting them where needed.… Read the post

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Software Design & Architecture in the 21st Century with Martin Fowler

Attended a small event organized by ThoughtWorks at O hotel in Pune, which works in areas of software development using Agile, lean, Extreme programming techniques. The organization was founded and is headed by Roy Singham and has Martin Fowler as Chief Scientist among leaders of the organization. The organization aims at “revolutionizing” IT.

There were two lectures primarily one by Vivek Singh on introduction to the company and on “Role Of Architect” (Link to seperate article with more details) and Martin Fowler focusing his lecture on Continuous integration and delivery.… Read the post

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