Continuous integration and deployment, monitoring and logging, and security and privacy—FP Complete’s comprehensive, easy to understand guide designed to help you learn why those three DevOps strategies collectively create an environment where high-quality software can be developed quicker and more efficiently than ever before.
Aaron Contorer, founder and chairman of FP Complete, presented the following webinar. Read below for a transcript of the video.
I’m the Founder and Chairman of FP Complete,
where we help companies use
state-of-the-art tools and techniques to
produce secure, lightning-fast,
feature-rich software, faster and more
Before founding FP Complete, I was an
executive at Microsoft, where I served as
program manager for distributed systems,
and general manager of Visual C++, the
leading software development tool at that
time. Also, I architected MSN’s move
to Internet-based server software, served
as the full-time technology adviser to
Bill Gates, and I founded and ran the
company’s Productivity Tools Team for
complex software engineering
Okay, so enough about me. Let’s begin
this presentation by stating the
Software development is complicated
As information technology and software
people, it’s easy to recognize how things
are changing at an astonishing speed. To
keep pace, we need tools and processes
that allow us to rapidly deploy better
code more frequently with fewer errors.
Is that a high bar to reach? Yes, of
course, it is. But it absolutely must be
met—that is if you
want your company to survive.
Inefficiencies are everywhere
In most companies, I would argue that
the information technology team and the
software engineering team are not totally
trusted by the rest of the company.
Of course, I don’t mean they’re not
trusted as in they’re not good, smart
people. What I mean is that they don’t
meet their deadlines, leading to sprints
becoming longer than initially expected,
ultimately causing everyone to feel
rushed and end results lacking in
IT has lost management’s trust
When management begins to not trust
engineering and IT, a bad dynamic
develops. No longer does the team get to
focus on building great things for their
end-users. Instead, they’re forced to
focus on solving their struggles and
dealing with interpersonal friction.
Believe it or not, the problems we’re
having aren’t people-problems. It’s not
that they lack good intentions or
Instead, the problem is this:
Modern software, ancient tech
Modern software development can’t be performed using ancient technologies applied within simplistic workflows.
I often like to say…
“The best craftsperson with a
handsaw cannot do woodworking as
efficiently as a robotic cutting
When we automate our work, it becomes
faster and easier to replicate. We don’t
build in lots of mistakes. As a result,
we get to move on with our lives instead
of going back and reworking things over
and over again.
When we automate with good tools and
better processes programmed in, and we
repeat this same process every time,
everyone can trust that our work will be
performed with quality, and our systems
will be more safe and secure.
Sounds ideal, doesn’t it? Of course,
But how do you do it? How do you
evolve from the environment you’re
operating in today to the utopia DevOps
strategies will allow you to live and
work within well into the future?
Learn more about how FP Complete does DevOps.
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