Four ‘No Regrets’ Steps for Shifting into Digital Engineering

“Digital” may have technically been around since the invention of the transistor, but we’re still in the early days of a new economy. We’re moving from digital that’s fun (sharing photos on social media, listening to algorithmically selected music) to digital that matters (extending banking services to the unbanked, treating patients remotely). At the center […]

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Learning by Doing: What We Mean When We Talk about Continuous Integration and Delivery

When I talk publicly about workforce transformation, I often do so in the context of “learning by doing.” What I mean is, once you’ve identified something that’s important to the customer (and, therefore, vital for business success), you drive change around it by using this discovery and just getting started – trying out new code […]

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Finding Time for Innovation – by Starting Small

Perhaps no question has the power to stop executives and software managers in their tracks faster than, “What are you doing about innovation?” You can’t blame them, as there’s really no blueprint for establishing the processes, mindsets and disciplines required to generate the innovations that consistently lead to high-impact results. Traditional waterfall methods of software […]

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There’s Nothing Small About the Rise of Microservices

Sometimes, big things come in small packages, and that’s certainly the case when it comes to developing with microservices. Microservices architecture is a distinctive approach to software development that – according to IDC, at least – will account for 80% of application development on cloud platforms by the year 2021. In another recent survey, more […]

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Engineering for Reusability and Resilience

I wish everyone reading this could be lucky enough to meet Tim Klein someday.  Tim is an incredible writer, an excellent artist (he built an awesome art car) and one of the best software engineers I’ve ever met. I’ve known Tim for 20 years now and am immeasurably better for it, in a thousand ways, […]

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