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Talk on Continuous Delivery Architecture and Practices

Nondeterminism, xUnit, up-skilling, TDD materials and debates

Ken McCormack

Software Developer | Application Architect | Audio Engineer

December 04, 2015

I did a talk recently at the Sydney Alt.Net Meetup on testing practices for Continuous Delivery.

The talk was an introductory tour of the Continuous Delivery ecosystem, as it relates to technical practices such as TDD (for example, xUnit Test Patterns) and software architecture for testability. You can find the slides on Slideshare.

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Free Audio Plugins

Freebie DSP for VST, AAX and Audio Units

Ken McCormack

Software Developer | Application Architect | Audio Engineer

September 06, 2015

My pal Warren Huart has added a neat episode to his Produce Like A Pro video series where he demos a selection of free plugins - check it out!

Another interesting freebie is the PSP PianoVerb, which aims to emulate the sympathetic resonance of piano strings... if you have a lacklustre digital piano sound, give it a whirl! (Kudos to Marc . . .

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AMQP on Windows Azure

Cross-platform messaging support

Ken McCormack

Software Developer | Application Architect | Audio Engineer

September 06, 2015

A few useful links on Windows Azure support for AMQP -

Scott Gu - Azure releases support for AMQP (April 2013)
Azure AMQP Developers' Guide
How to use AMQP 1.0 with the Service Bus .NET API

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Performance measurements

Why averages lie

Ken McCormack

Software Developer | Application Architect | Audio Engineer

August 11, 2015

Interesting talk from Martin Thompson on performance metrics and how averages lie.

Topics covered -

  • Service time and utilisation
  • Probability theory and queues
  • System time / utilisation levels have disproportionate
  • The perils of 80% utilisation and beyond
  • Coordinated omission (Gil Tene / Azul systems)

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Typography in Ten Minutes

Tips for Typography

Ken McCormack

Software Developer | Application Architect | Audio Engineer

June 16, 2015

Check out some basic rules of typography - Typography in ten minutes, or see [S

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Neal Ford Devops and Mircroservices

Architecture for Continuous Delivery

Ken McCormack

Software Developer | Application Architect | Audio Engineer

April 12, 2015

An interesting interview with Neal Ford on Devops and Microservices.

Check out the discussion on testing from 10m30s

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Quality Factors for Continuous Delivery

Architectural Quality Factors Revisited... for CD

Ken McCormack

Software Developer | Application Architect | Audio Engineer

April 06, 2015

In an initial post on architectural quality factors, we describe the...

availability, modifiability, performance, security, testability, and usability

... of software intensive systems [Bass et al, 2013].

The goal of Continuous Delivery is for systems to be able to 'continuously demonstrate their state of production readiness' [ . . .

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