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An unconventional visualization of cycle times:
The idea is that you should try to reduce all of these so that s/w development can reach a Continuous Delivery and Continuous Deployment nirvana. You can indeed eliminate some of the cycles entirely, but only by inching towards them before being brave and eliminating one altogether. Iteration length might be one to eliminate if every iteration is released Pretty close to the completion of this improvement agenda, you’ll eliminate the release cadence related cycle because you’ve reached CD Before that though, you’ll have increased your release cadence (reduced the release related cycle time)…
So my gut tells me that developer’s activities shouldn’t change with proximity to a release date.
I was not sure if it was an Agile thing, or Continuous Delivery, or DevOps. That’s because I’ve done all three for a decade or more now. I thought I’d ask Twitter:
It seems the consensus is developers changing daily activities with proximity to a release is the antithesis of CD.
OK, so taking a previous blog entry, Trunk Supporting Practices a little further, there is now one more thing that changes with release cadence:
(and I thought I’d add in ‘methodology’ too…
As I mentioned in a blog post a couple of weeks ago, I’ve been playing around with the Kaggle House Prices competition and the most recent thing I tried was training a random forest regressor. Unfortunately, although it gave me better results locally it got a worse score on the unseen data, which I figured […]
It’s been a while since I’ve blogged, but a lot of things have been going on behind the scenes. I’ve been working on a new middle-grade fiction novel – this will be my longest one by far and I’m so excited by it. I’ve also been working on various picture books – getting one ready …
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When running Kubernetes on a cloud provider, rather than locally using minikube, it’s useful to know which node a pod is running on. The normal command to list pods doesn’t contain this information: $ kubectl get pod NAME READY STATUS RESTARTS AGE neo4j-core-0 1/1 Running 0 6m neo4j-core-1 1/1 Running 0 6m neo4j-core-2 1/1 Running […]
I’ve been playing around with the data in Kaggle’s House Prices: Advanced Regression Techniques and while replicating Poonam Ligade’s exploratory analysis I wanted to see if I could create a model to fill in some of the missing values. Poonam wrote the following code to identify which columns in the dataset had the most missing […]
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