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Setup Alerts Through New Relic

Setup Alerts Through New Relic

A few weeks ago a key component the loan origination system my team is responsible for at Farm Credit Services of America had a problem. The loan origination system's main REST API calls

8 Tips for Creating VSTS Tasks

Microsoft has made their VSTS (Visual Studio Team System) build system very flexible. It doesn't matter if you host it on-premise or in the cloud, you can easily extend out functionality by importing

DevOps - Smaller Builds

As stated in a previous article, one of the goals we are focusing on right now is deploying to pre-production every 45 minutes. At first blush, that seems a bit fast. When I

DevOps - Start of Collaboration

In a recent meeting of the Octopus Deploy Workgroup, I proposed the question "what do we have to change in our process to be able to deploy to pre-production every 45 minutes?

DevOps Introduction

For the longest time, I thought DevOps meant the developers were the ones who took over server maintenance from an operations team, be it a web admin or DBA. The only way for