Archives for November 2015

Why Cloud Vendor Lock-in Doesn’t Bother Me

Recently, I have read posts and received questions around being locked into a public cloud vendor. The concern here is that it’s hard to say who the winner in the cloud space is going to be. What happens if Microsoft’s Azure surpasses Amazon’s AWS? Oh, and didn’t Oracle just announced their new cloud? These are, […]

Revisiting Organizing for Quality For Agile Teams

I’ve been blogging about our Agile Transformation at Constant Contact for almost 2 years. We applied a number of the lessons of the Scaled Agile Framework in our teams. And since February of 2015 I have blogged about focusing on our teams and their practices, instituting standard SCRUM practices. Today I am going to revisit […]

Microservices at Constant Contact – a view from the trenches Pt. 2

This post is the second of two parts, see part 1 of the post here. Automation and Continuous Deployment (CD) Getting our CD process up and running took some time and effort, but once we did, our productivity improved significantly.  We created a pipeline for each of our microservices so we could deploy them independently.  Each […]