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An educator turned software development engineer, David Sudia is a Senior DevOps Engineer at GoSpotCheck. As a DevOps practitioner today, David supports other developers in doing their best work by making sure they have the right tools and environments.

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The Journey to Mastering Continuous Delivery:

The Challenges

  • Delivery tools and processes were set by individual development teams, so some solutions didn’t align with the cloud team’s tooling. 

  • The lack of tooling in place for developers to debug application services immediately and readily.
  • Little support and lack of documentation for custom solutions.

The Goals

  • “The cloud-native ecosystem is necessarily complex and so the biggest value is Harness lets us focus on the pieces of complexity that are most important for us to care about.”

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Avoid slowing down developers.

  • Self-Service Deployments and built-in confidence.

  • Security and Secret Management shouldn’t be difficult.


The Dream

  • It’s possible to string together scripts to deploy, but that doesn’t enable everyone with software delivery stakes to deploy. The process often leaves out quality assurance engineers or change approvers who promote or verify the deployments. 

  • Enable teams and deployment processes to deliver faster and better regardless of their skillset.


Advice

Right now there’s so much new technology coming out so fast. There can be real pressure to adopt all of it. Most teams don’t start with having everything available. Developers shouldn’t feel like they need to be using every Kubernetes feature and every cloud-native foundation project.

Tips

Scope down what you’re building to what’s essential to shipping software. You’ll figure out what’s missing along the way.

“Harness is [user] friendly enough to allow us to push deployment responsibilities left to developers.”

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