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How Docker has made life awesome for SOASTA DevOps

Docker is all the rage right now, and it was only recently that I understood why. I’ve spent the last month leading the implementation of Docker at SOASTA, and it’s solved some enormous problems for us in a very short amount of time: Our developer onboarding process has gone from days to minutes. We’ve reduced […]

website monitoring: Docker

It’s continuous with Jenkins: User experience drives DevOps focus


I recently attended and presented at the east coast version of the Jenkins User Conference held this year in Washington, DC.  The weather certainly fit the theme of the conference:  The heat was continuous. The humidity was fully integrated with the heat. And, most importantly as you can see above, SWAG was out in full […]

website monitoring

When it comes to delivering the best possible user experience, how fast is fast enough?


Last month I spoke at the Conversion Conference, and after my talk I met a developer who had been tasked with single-handedly making her company’s site faster. We talked for quite a while, and she expressed good-humored frustration at the vagueness of this directive. Some of the things we talked about: What does “faster” mean? Who defines “fast” […]

website monitoring and the user experience

Metrics, Metrics Everywhere [VIDEO]


O’Reilly has just released the video compilation from the 2015 Velocity conference in Santa Clara, so if you had an all-access pass, you should visit your O’Reilly account to check out all the videos. In my opinion, this was the best Velocity yet, with more great talks than I could squeeze into seeing in three […]

Metrics Metrics Everywhere (VIDEO)
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