Platform Engineering Needs Marketing

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=beT4umjUAA4&list=PLAdzTan_eSPRNuA52_34wh5VTBC-0Rz7U&index=1 Building an internal developer platform and standing up a platform engineering practice isn’t enough. You also need to do some serious marketing! Check out VMware’s app dev stack toolkit for building out your platform, the Tanzu Application Platform. When I talk with people about build their app dev platform (PaaS, whatever you’re building on-top …

One quick way to find developer toil

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RkrHwSPVxTo Trying to improve how your organization does software? If you don’t know where to start, start looking for developer toil. Here’s one type: simple onboarding. Check out a systematic way to find more and speed up here. Here is the transcript: Let’s talk about developer toil. If you’re looking to improve the way that …

Working Leftward – Make Sure You Have a Cloud First

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pm0O7dpuctg When You Build an Awesome App Pipeline that goes Nowhere. If you have nowhere, click here to get a somewhere. Here is the transcript: Before you start building your pipeline, your secure software, supply chain, your CI/CD thing, whatever you’re using to frequently deploy your apps to production, you should work backwards from where …

What is DevSecOps? Part Two: Automating Verification and Guardrails

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K9fVZU-e2Gk&list=PLAdzTan_eSPRNuA52_34wh5VTBC-0Rz7U&index=1 What is DevSecOps? Part 02: Automating Verification and Guardrails What is DevSecOps? Here’s part two of what I think it is, actual new tools you can use when it comes to verifying/trusting what’s in your apps and putting out guardrails for developers. Plus, some repaving for you 3 R’s OGs. Check out my write-up …

 What is DevSecOps? Part One: A Secure Software Supply Chain

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0fRYNaeGW_k&list=PLAdzTan_eSPRNuA52_34wh5VTBC-0Rz7U&index=3 What is DevSecOps? Part One: A Secure Software Supply Chain I’ve been trying to figure out what exactly the Sec in DevSecOps is for a couple years or so, and I think I’ve got something. Three things in fact. Keep in mind that DevSecOps isn’t all of security, it’s just a small subset that …

Make sure you’re actually doing CI/CD

https://youtu.be/yEEwTPOpSk8 Here is the transcript: Can you release your software daily? Probably not. How about monthly maybe, but if you’re like most organizations, depending on which surveys you look like, it takes most people three months or more to release software. For example, in this Forrester one, you can see that most people are releasing …

Urgency is the best path to change

https://youtu.be/U6kTjxB32vg Find more cute babies and nerd-talk in the Tanzu Talk playlist. Here is the transcript: People don’t want to change Most people don’t want to change. And why would they? Everything they’ve done to this point has been successful. Individuals are really looking to keep what they have stable. So when you’re going in …

Tanzu Talk: where did the ‘dev’ in DevOps go? Was it ever there?

I theorize about what the “dev” in DevOps has come to mean 15(?) years in. Here is the transcript: On October 4th, we have a great DevOps conference coming up, DevOps Loop. You can go to DevOpsLoop.io to attend for free. What we’ve been focusing on when we’re putting this agenda together is discussing what …