Writings on building software delivery capabilities and delivering digital & technology outcomes for ambitious organisations.
At the time of writing this, I’m in the latter half of the Made Tech academy process, so I figured I would write about the experience so far and why the scheme is invaluable for people who have some technical skills but are trying to get started within the tech industry.
Some dos and don’ts for supporting and coaching less experienced engineers
At Made Tech, our company mission is “to improve software delivery in every organisation” and recently while using Azure DevOps, I’ve been feeling that currently, these two things are mutually exclusive.
The evidence is all around us: there is a shortage of digital skills. You only need to look at the ever inflating tech salaries and the array of benefits companies offer employees. Such offers are made in an attempt to get access to the limited supply of tech talent available in the market. We’ve got a problem and it’s only going to increase unless we do something about it.
So you’ve read part one. You see the point of building Extremely Fast Feedback Loops and you want to understand what it costs to have such a test suite. Let’s explore some problems…
When we deliver software, we need to ensure it meets the needs of end-users. The slowest feedback-loop is a “big-bang” release – this is essentially shipping all the features at once after developing for weeks, months or even years. We know this to lead to failure far more often than not… Yet, many teams release software this way, and no we don’t recommend it.
Since we wrote the original article just a little over two years ago, we’ve seen a fairly big shift away from self-hosted tools to feature rich Software as Service (SaaS). We’ve also seen nearly all Continuous Integration (CI) tools blur their lines with Continuous Delivery (CD) providing an all-in-one solution.
We’re excited to announce that we are a Bronze sponsor for this year’s Red Hat Forum UK, on October 9th.
London, UK – 17 July 2018 – Made Tech, a leading UK-based agile software solution provider, is proud to announce the company has achieved Advanced Consulting Partner Status in the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Partner Network (APN). APN Consulting Partners are professional services firms that help customers of all sizes design, architect, build, migrate, and manage their workloads and applications on AWS.
We don’t have to tell you that the world of technology is an ever-evolving landscape of ideas and concepts, and that even when you have a firm intellectual grasp of a technology this knowledge can quickly become outdated. With this in mind, we thought we’d readdress one of our blog posts from 2015 with a fresh, 2018 perspective.
About Made Tech
Our mission is to improve software delivery in every organisation. We work with our customers to deliver modern applications and help them move to a faster, leaner, and more agile software delivery model.