Tomorrow is the SQL in the City Summit in London. Right now I’m in a Heathrow airport hotel, finalizing some prep for the event. I have to run a panel as well as give a talk, Building quality into your continuous delivery process, that will cover some of the ways that we can improve quality by moving to DevOps.
That’s a passion of mine because I want better software quality. I know it’s hard, believe me, after the SQLServerCentral migration, I remember how hard it is. I also know that this was a few steps forward with a few backward, and across time, this is a big move forward.
That’s how DevOps will go, especially as you implement it. That was some of what we did, with a complete change in underlying architecture, a software pipeline, and new methods for deploying changes. It’s painful, and we likely went too soon, but we also had external constraints that forced some change.
Hopefully I’ll see some of you tomorrow and have some advice for you on how to improve quality within your organization. Culture is the big item, and I talked a bit about this at SQL in the City Streamed. Watch that and let me know what you think.