Why is DevOps so hard?

ScrumWith agile development teams delivering potentially shippable software every few weeks, organizations struggle with the need to efficiently transition requirements, source code, and deployment steps from the development team to the operations team.

Traditional documentation-oriented mechanisms cannot be efficiently kept up to date due to the ever-shifting nature of continuously evolving software. Enter the DevOps movement! This movement recognized that we need to start breaking down the walls between feature development teams and IT operations teams so that we can all work together to continuously deliver this software. Unfortunately, recognizing this was the easy part. It turns out, DevOps is hard.

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Sitecore announces 2015 MVPs

MVP 2015 -TechnologyI’ve been taking some time off the last few weeks and when I returned to work this week I was happy to see that Sitecore had announced the 2015 MVPS! I was also happy to see my name on the list for the second year in a row! You can see the full list of Technology MVPs on the Sitecore MVP site.

It is an honour to once again be named to the MVP list and I will be working hard this year to be worthy of the title. This past year I had the chance to continue my contributions in online forums like this blog, Stack Overflow and the Sitecore forums, but I additionally took the opportunity to attend Sitecore Symposium and the MVP summit in Las Vegas. Getting the chance to take an advance look at Sitecore 7.5 and Sitecore 8 this past year was also a great opportunity that Sitecore provided to the MVPs. All in all, it’s been a great year!

My goal for this coming year is to have more of a speaking presence in the community and to also add more to the marketplace, as I did recently with the Authenticated Preview module.

A few of my colleagues at nonlinear also received this prestigious award, including the only MVPs named in Brazil! If you are interested in reading more, here are some of the releases that our team put out: