DevOps Playground #18 - All Hands on Prometheus

Posted by Daniel Meszaros on May 18, 2018 2:54:22 PM


 

 

Earlier this year we had our 18th DevOps Playground focusing on the very powerful monitoring tool - Prometheus, that has been gaining a lot of attention in recent years.

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Topics: DevOps Playground

DevOps Playground #20 - Jenkins & Kubernetes

Posted by Anthony Forster on May 14, 2018 10:36:13 AM


 

The 20th DevOps Playground took place at the ECS Digital offices on Bermondsey Street. The focus for the event was a hands-on demonstration of running a scalable Jenkins cluster on top of Kubernetes, provisioning pods on demand, containing a Jenkins slave image intended to execute a given pipeline.

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Topics: DevOps Playground

DevOpsDays Beijing 2018

Posted by Kok Hoong Wai on May 10, 2018 3:00:15 PM


 

 

The DevOpsDays conference took place on 5th May at Empark Grand Hotel. It is the second run in Beijing with 2017 being the first. There seems to be a significant drop in attendance as compared to 2017 but it still garnered a good crowd of an estimated 600+ professionals. 
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Topics: DevOps

Applying an engineering mind-set to test

Posted by Kouros Aliabadi on May 4, 2018 10:25:46 AM


 

How do you continually deliver software with limited time and resources? Where manual testing has been an integral part of software development since the introduction of waterfall methodologies, this process takes a lot of time. And unfortunately, time equals money.

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Topics: Digital Transformation, Testing

Why you need to embrace AI in your software testing

Posted by Babak Takand on Apr 27, 2018 3:57:22 PM


 

Testing is changing.

Automated software testing has boosted efficiency in major businesses, reduced time to market, and positively impacted the quality of delivered product for companies who've embraced it. But automation was just the beginning. Now there's another step to take: Artificial Intelligence (AI).

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Topics: Digital Transformation, Artificial Intelligence

Are you ready for FOSDEM 2019?

Posted by Nicholas Patten & Umar Khan on Apr 20, 2018 9:50:23 AM


 

It seems like a week doesn't go by without some conference or event fighting for the IT professional's attention, time and money.  Amongst this noise, a more silent, reserved voice emerges. It doesn't charge hundreds of pounds for entry, and it doesn't even need to market itself too heavily to get hundreds of rooms at full capacity. 

Enter FOSDEM, a force to be reckoned with as IT/Tech conferences go. Make all the necessary preparations because the dates for 2019 have recently been announced as February 2nd & 3rd.

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Topics: Digital Transformation

DevOps Playground #19 - AWS CloudFormation

Posted by Sunil Tailor on Apr 16, 2018 12:17:12 PM


 

 

 

The 19th DevOps Playground took place at the ECS Digital office's in Bermondsey Street. The topic was AWS CloudFormation with a focus on Infrastructure as Code (IaC). This was my second DevOps Playground, last year I ran a meet-up showing off Serverless with AWS Lambda, available here.

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Topics: DevOps Playground

How Open Banking is paving the way for Digital Transformation

Posted by Jason Man on Apr 3, 2018 10:00:00 AM


Open Banking is a concept based on financial transparency that is currently being implemented within the banking industry. It’s driving a considerable amount of work on some of the larger and more established financial organisations.

However, it’s also offering a great opportunity for businesses with the vision to grab the benefits of Digital Transformation. Pushing the right processes to support Open Banking (and other regulations such as GDPR and Mifid II) will surely benefit businesses in dealing with future industry change.

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Topics: Digital Transformation

Why you should invest in AWS Big Data & 8 steps to becoming certified

Posted by Thivan Visvanathan on Mar 23, 2018 11:02:53 AM


 

A decision that many engineers face at some point of their career is deciding what to focus their attention on next. One of the amazing advantages of working in a consultancy is being exposed to many different technologies, providing you the opportunity to explore any emerging trends you might be interested in. I’ve been lucky enough to work with a huge variety of clients ranging from industry leaders in the FTSE 100 to smaller start-ups disrupting the same technology space.

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Topics: DevOps, Agile, AWS, communication

ECS Digital win twice at this year’s Computing DevOps Excellence awards

Posted by Andy Cureton on Mar 22, 2018 4:12:26 PM


The ECS Digital team is extremely proud to have taken home not one, but two awards from last night’s Computing DevOps Excellence awards.

Voted ‘Best DevOps Consulting Firm’, the panel of judges recognised our contribution within the DevOps space, with over a decade of delivering successful projects across multiple industries, territories and technologies.

But the fun didn’t stop there. Our very own Michel Lebeau was named ‘Young DevOps Engineer of the Year’.This award is a tribute to his continued commitment to exceeding customers’ expectations, no matter how much effort and self-sacrifice is necessary.

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Topics: DevOps