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Quality Assurance (QA) is an indispensable component in the success of any Agile Development project. QA is the safety net barrier between the development team and the end user.  It provides a much-needed step between an application being in development and the end user encountering in-development glitches, issues or outright failures. That is a seriously […]

We at Isos recently had a need to test working with multiple minions in Salt Stack. The example provided by renoirb on GitHub is a good example on how to use one Vagrantfile to spin up a master and a minion with pre-seeded keys. I found there are some critical steps that are not discussed. I had to spend […]

Isos Geek Nights, in general, have garnered increasing interest among the Isos team as more sessions have been added. Having a wide range of topics often falling outside the general day-to-day activities of our team combined with the natural curiosity of technologists has fueled this support for Geek Nights. Ed Bukoski’s talk on using Groovy […]

Although Atlassian Crowd is central to many enterprise deployments of the Atlassian stack, it seems like Crowd is the forgotten sibling in the Atlassian family of products. While every Atlassian product is constantly being refreshed and upgraded, after years of being in existence Crowd is still sitting at version 2.7. Stash is not even 2 […]

If you didn’t make it to the Atlassian Summit this year, be sure to mark your calendar for next year. The annual event put on by Atlassian is as fun as it is informative. These guys really do put on a great show! Here’s some of what you missed. PRODUCT ANNOUNCEMENTS There were some fantastic […]

This was my second time attending Atlassian’s Summit and I have to admit I was pretty excited! A chance to spend a full week in San Francisco, walking the streets and taking in the crazy scenes, and great restaurants. I was even more excited that I didn’t have to pack a single collared shirt or […]

ATLASSIAN CONFLUENCE 6.1 with new Confluence Blueprints was announced during the Keynote Speach at Atlassian Summit. Of note is the new Knowledgebase & Team Space Blueprints. While the new team space is self explanatory, this doesn’t make it any less useful. The knowledge base is also going to be a great application of Confluence for knowledge […]

So it’s been a couple of weeks since Atlassian Summit and I am finally getting a chance to share my experience for those who weren’t able to go as well as open the dialog for those who did. This was my first time going to Summit but I have been to other industry conferences, so […]

How can switching instant messaging (IM) platforms change anything? Don’t they all do roughly the same thing? This is what I was saying before we adopted HipChat a few months ago. I had read all of the rave reviews, watched Pete Curley champion his baby at last year’s Summit…and yet I was still skeptical. Our […]

In a previous post, “Developers & Designers: a Match Made in Heaven“, David Wierbiki explained how an environment with designers and developers working together (rather than in their own silo) is imperative for successful application development. I’d like to expand on that concept and explain misconceptions of designers. I’d also like to cover how to […]