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on Feb 28, 2024
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We have reached an interesting point in the automation of IT in general and testing specifically. Our tooling now allows us to generate a list of all of the possible permutations of a given test set. This is interesting because we can generate all of the possible permutations of a given test. We can also […]

on Feb 14, 2024
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Things are improving for IT at a rate we haven’t seen since the first wave of container adoption. We have massive automation in the entire SDLC—with AI-based plug-ins for IDEs to help developers write code that is both higher quality and more secure, security deeply integrated into the DevOps toolchain and the unification of testing/security […]

on Jan 17, 2024
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Prompt engineering became a thing in 2023 and will stop being a thing in 2024. We’re already seeing signs of its decline, but let me set the stage for those only vaguely familiar. A prompt engineer is someone who knows how to get an AI (Normally a chatbot, but honestly, any of the raft of […]

on Jan 10, 2024
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There are multiple types of debt in an organization. In IT alone, you can have technical, ops and (my favorite) attitude. We work in a high-stress field with a lot of moving parts and an enterprise depending upon us to keep things running. Even if you are in the product development org at a software […]

on Nov 29, 2023
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It is intriguing to me that we have to have this conversation about SaaS and software updates yet again. There is supposed to be a balancing act between the desire of investors, efficiency for the org and the needs of the customer. Right now, that balance is (yet again) all out of whack. I actually […]

on Nov 1, 2023
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It’s that time of year when pundits start to crank out their predictions for the next twelve months! I’ve been asked to contribute to a private group (and occasionally, Techstrong Group asks me to contribute to their annual list), so I won’t thrill you with my predictions just yet; but I will discuss the cycles […]

on Aug 16, 2023
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Last time, we discussed setting up a comparative inventory system for your growing API footprint. The idea is that as security catches up to new technology deployments, enterprises will have to step up their game and implement those new technologies. API security is currently the biggest need because of exposure to the world, but not […]

on Jul 26, 2023
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We’ve been in a period of mergers and acquisitions for a while in the DevOps and DevSecOps spaces, and it seems to be heating up even more. Combined with products expanding to cover a more broad segment of the software development life cycle (SDLC) and strategic partnerships to cover more of the SDLC, it is […]

on Jul 19, 2023
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(Note: For the last few years, I’ve been sparse with naming vendors in blogs. This one will have more than usual as examples.) We all have a ton of tools at our disposal. From installed tools to products to open source, we can solve any given problem in fifteen different ways. Several years ago, I […]

on May 24, 2023
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I have written this blog half a dozen times over the years, but every once in a while something comes up that makes me realize I should revisit it once more for those in the back. This time, it was a social call with a group of friends, some of whom are in high-tech, all […]