This is the second guest post in a blog series from DevOps Manager Michael Kren about how he started a culture of DevOps at JAMF Software, how he built his team and the tools he used. His entire DevOps journey is collected in an ebook, which is available for download. Here's a sample: "At JAMF, we've always had a GSD (get stuff done) attitude, but we were running into the same challenge most teams hit when they are trying to build too much, too quickly: everyone was trying to do everything, and it just wasn't sustainable. We knew we wanted to transform into a true DevOps team, adopting a DevOps culture — but our old ways of working were pretty entrenched, and change can be difficult." Read on and check out the ebook!

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This is a guest post from DevOps Manager Michael Kren and is this first in a blog series about how he started a culture of DevOps at JAMF Software, how he built his team and the tools he used. His entire DevOps journey is collected in an ebook, which is available for download. Read on and check out the ebook!

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Let’s say your engineering team has gone agile. They work in sprints, collaborate, and are building a lot of great features. But there’s just one catch: you still have to wait for the release train to leave the station, and customers aren’t getting value fast enough. At Atlassian, we've discovered some best practices for building products, DevOps style. Let’s start with feedback; because no matter the product, your success is solely based on your users.

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This year, more than 4,600 technical IT and DevOps professionals from around the world shared their experiences in the Puppet Lab's 2016 State of DevOps Report, helping the industry deepen its understanding of the technical practices, cultural norms and lean management practices that make up DevOps. What's more, having this type of information helps other teams using DevOps practices benchmark their performance compared with others. Learn more about DevOps and see how your team measures up.

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You can lead a horse to water but you can’t make it drink. This tried and true saying applies to many areas of work and life, including knowledge management. Knowledge management is now an important, and some would argue, essential, part of IT support. But, the same old challenges apply when it comes to adopting knowledge management capabilities within your day-to-day tasks and workflows, and ensuring knowledge is accessible, relevant, and timely.

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I’ve felt resistance to functional programming and to functional programmers ever since functional programming became "a thing". While I'm disappointed by the arguments made against functional programming, I am equally (if not more) frustrated that the functional programming point of view has not evolved, leading it to be easily derided as developer religion. It's time to move the discussion forward. Because no matter our views on functional programming vs. object-oriented programming vs. whatever else, we all need to be functional engineers.

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