Best Practices

Being a Star in Galaxy

April 12th, 2015

This article is about the Ansible Galaxy. It describes a few things best practices I discovered while trying to write my roles as flexible as possible.

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On a scale of 1 to "on fire"

September 5th, 2014

In an attempt to become more effective in doing our jobs, we are adopting some of the agile methods. About eight months ago, we started doing standups. With varying success, I might add. One of the things we added to the regular standup questions is "how confident are you about the current sprint?". This article is about how not to answer the question.

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Thoughts on deploying with Ansible

July 27th, 2014

In order to simplify our deployment procedure, we wrote a role in Ansible (we where using Capistrano before). The role is reasonably complete now and we've begun using it for projects in production. But during the creation there was a bit of discussion on certain points, and I'd like to share some of the insights we've had with you.

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The Clean Coder book review

February 2nd, 2014

This book describes the career-long insights of Robert C. Martin (Uncle Bob), on what it means to be a ‚Äúprofessional programmer‚ÄĚ. He digs into his own past to display it -warts and all- so that we may learn from it.

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The Pragmatic Programmer book review

October 7th, 2013

Rather than taking you on a journey with a beginning and an end, this book is a collection of wisdom and practical advice from the trenches. It describes, for many area's of software development and project management, best practices based on experience.

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