Gary Woodfine

Helps businesses by improving their technical proficiencies and eliminating waste from the software development pipelines. A unique background as business owner, marketing, software development and business development ensures that he can offer the optimum business consultancy services across a wide spectrum of business challenges.

Tasktop Sync Gateway : The Basics

The basic premise behind Tasktop Sync Gateway is that it enables to connect the various tools within your typical DevOps stack, with ease. Prior to Tasktop Gateway, the various tools in a DevOps stack are connected to each other by any number of Bash or PowerShell scripting combinations. Usually requiring your Operation team members to familiarize themselves with the various API models of the ALM tools.

What is Tasktop Sync Gateway and why is it cool?

The problem most organisations encounter is how do they successfully scale out DevOps across the entire estate. It's one thing implementing a Devops environment including Continuous Integration, Continuous Deployment, Automated Testing, Workflow management and traceability on a new project or product. The issues come when you try and apply what you've learned and try implement them on projects/products that are in support. Find out how Tasktop Gateway helps address this challenge

What is Software Lifecycle Integration ?

Software is an essential component of many businesses these days. Many organisations only exist due to software that has enabled them to provide services and products that were not previously possible, or they have re-imagined a service and improved on it by creating a software enabled self services.

Install Homebrew on mac

Homebrew is the most popular package manager for Mac OS X. Homebrew Cask extends Homebrew with support for quickly installing Mac applications like Google Chrome, VLC, and more. Find out how to smooth out your development workflow and OS management by installing and configuring Homebrew on your Mac

You are not a DevOps Engineer

This is post is a little rant, about the IT industry and how we grab onto the coat tails of terms and play buzz word bingo with job boards.   The latest term that has me mildly annoyed is the term DevOps Engineer!

What is DevOps ?

philosophical discussion or what devops actually means andf a brief recap on it's evolution

DevOps for mere mortals

In an industry that is continually evolving and with organisations constantly not only searching for the elusive differentiator  but also for the one thing that will improve performance over competitors by increasing productivity and efficiency.