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Digital Communication and Events

Do you want to join our marketing team?

Praqma is looking for a motivated student to join our inbound marketing efforts by planning events and promoting content on social media. Is that you?

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KubeCon 2018 Europe - 7 Key Takeaways

Anticipating the future of the Cloud Native world

Kubernetes and Cloud Native tools have awesome potential and an exciting future. But what exactly can we expect from this technology? Praqma’s cloud experts, including Sami Alajrami, went to KubeCon 2018 to report back all the latest.

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Effective Technical Agile Coaching

Experiences Pairing with Llewellyn Falco

How does a Technical Agile Coach improve work in a development team? When Llewellyn Falco asked me to pair with him at a client I jumped at the chance to see how effective mob programming is for introducing technical agile practices.

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The DevOpsDays Copenhagen 2018 Song

A whole new (DevOps) world

DevOpsDays Copenhagen 2018 was a great success. Inspiring talks and a pleasant community. I had the pleasure of being the host of this event. I decided to kick off the event with a song about DevOps. See the video and lyrics here.

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How to Deliver High-Impact Consulting

Overcoming mental barriers to help your clients succeed

Consultants are valued for their expertise and the fact that they’re outsiders. In this post I’ll argue that the single most valuable skill a consultant can bring to the table is to break the mental barriers in the client’s organization.

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Report from Git Merge 2018

Blogging from the Git Merge Conference at MACBA in Barcelona

Once again the contributors and major players in the Git ecosystem are gathered. Read along for news, announcements and stories from Git Merge 2018.

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What is Cloud Native?

Building modern systems

Any Dilbert CEO can doodle a cloud on a whiteboard and say: “That is where we run our software!” So what exactly is Cloud Native and why should we care?

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Jenkins Configuration as Code

Automating an automation server

Job DSL or scripted/declarative pipelines are becoming the standard when it comes to defining jobs in Jenkins. Now we need a similar solution to maintain Jenkins itself.

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A Continuous Delivery storyline

How we tell the Continuous Delivery story

A developer that pushes their changes and goes on a celebratory walk to the water cooler is done. But, they’re not done done, their changes have yet to be thoroughly tested, added to future release notes, properly peer reviewed and more. These are pains we want to rid the software industry of, and here’s how we do it.

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Pre-tested Integration

Back to the basis of CI

Continuous Integration is now synonymous with having a server set up to build and test any change submitted to a central repository. But this isn’t the only way, or even how CI used to work. What did we do before DVCSs and Jenkins?

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CoDe Alliance goes code camp

Continuously improving our format

We strive to continuously improve, so the 8th gathering in our Continuous Delivery Alliance will feature all the good things from the 7th meeting in a slightly evolved format.

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The 7th gathering

What’s next for the CoDe Alliance?

We had our 7th gathering in the CoDe Alliance a few months ago and have worked to distill and evolve many of the good ideas that came out of our sessions. Our aim is to turn our interesting discussions into tangible projects and running code.

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Concourse vs. Jenkins

An in-depth comparison of two CI/CD servers

What do we need from a CI/CD system? How should we decide which one to use? In this blog we ask ourselves what a modern CI/CD system should look like and compare two commonly used build systems: Jenkins pipelines and Concourse CI.

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