Category Archives: Continuous delivery

Software update cycle: faster every day

My Atari 2600 never got a firmware update. Not a single one. Neither did any of the game cartridges that came with it. In the early days of software, ‘soft’ware was really just a different kind of hardware. It was … Continue reading

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Move fast

The world moves fast. Your competitors move fast with it. Users move fast, too. Users are more fickle than ever before. This month’s UK WIRED magazine rated Twitter as “tired”. This for a service that’s only five years old with … Continue reading

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Driving innovation with agile: a short case study

A prototype of the first mouse We all know the story – but it’s still remarkably easy to forget that some of the most influential innovations in the field of personal computing, including the mouse, the laser printer, computer generated … Continue reading

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Release it: now

Release your software to real users as early as possible. Building software for years without ever releasing any of it is like working in a kitchen and letting the food go cold and mouldy before serving it up. Building software … Continue reading

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Continuous delivery: release early, release often

If you’re in the business of building a car, you only really only have one chance to get it right. Those years of research and development, trials, testing, marketing and building culminate in a single, big release – your car … Continue reading

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Darwin and the theory of software evolution

Female bower birds prefer males with colourful blue tail feathers and an impressive nest filled with lots of blue ornaments. To a bower bird, the brightness and quality of your tail, as well as your ability to gather a stunning … Continue reading

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