Golf and the DevOps 3RA


Last week, while on vacation in San Diego, I took a golf lesson from a veteran golf pro, Bob Madsen. For the record, I am not a good golfer. While I have swung a club at a white ball for many years, I have failed to improve during this time due to lack of dedicating […]

Scaling Agile Across the Enterprise

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Earlier this week we, the Developer Division at Microsoft,release a series of short videos telling the story of how we made the transformation from our old waterfallian ways to a scaled agile way of working. Here is where you can find all of the videos. This is the story of a division of 3,000+ engineers […]

Knightmare: A DevOps Cautionary Tale

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In the first 45-minutes the market was open the faulty software deployment sent millions of child orders into the market resulting in 4 million transactions against 154 stocks for more than 397 million shares. In laymen’s terms, Knight Capital Group realized a $460 million loss in 45-minutes and went from being the largest trader in US equities and a major market maker in the NYSE and NASDAQ to bankrupt.

Strategy: The Art of the Product Manager

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Most of my life I’ve been a fan of strategy games – Risk®, Age of Empires, even Checkers. These games all demand that the player has a solid strategy, or they will likely be defeated by their opponent. Anyone playing without a strategy is just executing random actions based on feeling or intuition (or luck), […]

A Vision is Not Enough, and a Poorly Defined Vision is Worse

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For any product group or organization to be successful they must know where they are going and how they are going to get there. I’m not talking about the product backlog or the release schedule – I am talking about something more abstract than that. Within the DNA of any product group or organization there […]

Icenium v1.1 Now Available

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Today I am proud to announce the first update to Icenium since our v1 launch a month and a half ago. As a cloud-based solution, we have always planned for a regular cadence of product and service updates – continuous delivery of value, if you will. This v1.1 release represents our first step toward establishing […]

Mobile MeetUp at the Movies

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Last night I had the great pleasure of introducing a few hundred mobile app developers to Icenium, and then treating them to a pre-release private screening of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey in High Frame Rate 3D. I have to say, I had a blast. The energy level was high, I meet a lot of […]

Configuring Icenium LiveSync with the SGS3


Icenium LiveSync enables you to easily deploy an app in development to one or more devices and see changes made–in real-time in both the integrated device simulator and across all connected devices–without having to recompile. In order for LiveSync to work, your development environment must be able to communicate with the device. For Android devices […]

Setting Up the Kindle Fire HD 7 for Icenium LiveSync

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Since we released Icenium a couple weeks ago, a few folks have asked me if it could be used to build apps for the new Kindle Fire HD. The simple answer is “Yes.” The Fire HD is an Android Ice Cream Sandwich (v4.0.x) device, and Android (v2.2 and greater) is a supported operating system for […]

What About Windows Phone?

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In the past couple of days since I announced the release of Icenium, I’ve had a number of people asking me if it supports Windows Phone in addition to Apple iOS and Google Android. I suppose that is because nearly all other Telerik products are dedicated to the Microsoft technology stack, so it would be almost expected […]