It's not quite what I had in mind when growing up, but right now my role title tells me I am a team lead. In the course of my time in this role, I've learned that being a team lead is something my fellow developers are interested in doing someday, so I want to share about my experience. This is what I've learned in discovering what it means to be a team lead.

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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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In this guest post, Chief Product Architect at Wittified Daniel Wester talks about testing, automation, and infrastructure, and ways to maximize investment in automated testing, while minimizing cost of infrastructure. Wittified has an award-winning add-on portfolio that includes administrator favorites like Delegated Project Admin Pro, Delegated Project Creator, CallCenter for JIRA Service Desk, and the Announcer series.

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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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We're happy and excited to introduce you to a brand new FishEye & Crucible 4.1 version! You'll enter the new world of repository-level administration with the option for instance administrators to delegate permissions to add and manage particular repositories. We also now support SVN 1.9, as well as expose SVN merge info in the commit graph. Read on to learn more...

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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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