March 2017

TMNS Hackathon: fun, friends, food and most of all… focus!

9 March, 2017|Tags: , |

On Saturday 11 February, 38 TMNS employees gathered at our offices to join the annual TMNS Hackathon. "The hackathon is not really about hacking," explains Roeland Lengers, Director People and Team Development. "It's a way to bring colleagues together to learn from each other. Each of us has his or her own skills. When you [...]

December 2016

(How) do architects fit into Scrum teams?

20 December, 2016|Tags: , , |

Currently many companies have an architecture department or board. Nevertheless, architecture is mostly kept outside of the Scrum teams. So, I wonder: how do they fit in? Do they still have a reason to exist? Who chooses the "how"? The architect or the team? Keeping architects out of the Scrum teams is not the way [...]

Integration within a changing business environment – a reposted blog

14 December, 2016|

"In a fast, crazy world, monitoring makes real business sense." Today’s business environment is changing faster and faster. The ability to quickly adapt is crucial to survival. To do that, it is essential to have a thorough overview of all your processes, only then can you instantly see potential problems and have a clear view [...]

November 2016

API Gateway: the new spider in the web?

17 November, 2016|Tags: , , , , |

Let’s face it: with the upcoming of cloud and cloud-to-cloud, we entered a new era. An era where besides the traditional Enterprise Service Bus (ESB), a new spider entered the web of the IT world. A spider with legs in the inside (the traditional on premise world) and legs in the outside (external world of the [...]

Book review: DevOps Handbook by Gene Kim and co.

2 November, 2016|Tags: , , , |

The highly anticipated DevOps Handbook, co-authored by the who's who of DevOps - Gene Kim, Jez Humble, Patrick Debois and John Willis - was published this month. It is a completely non-fictional follow-up on their earlier book The Phoenix project. The book attempts to lay down the prescriptions for effective DevOps and in the process [...]

October 2016

DevOps: let’s start cooperating!

7 October, 2016|Tags: , |

Last Wednesday September 28, the Oracle Fusion Cloud Application Foundation organized an interesting evening at the Oracle Netherlands headquarter in Utrecht. The main purpose was to get development and managed service support together in one room to meet and try to solve challenges. Making the statement that Oracle Fusion is the central platform for middleware [...]

July 2016

“As long as we call it DevOps, we are doing it wrong.”

12 July, 2016|Tags: , , |

Of course, a title like this is to trigger you a little bit. But I really do think the term DevOps is missing the point that we are trying to make. Please do not get me wrong; I have met some amazing people which are completely committed to DevOps. And I also think DevOps can [...]

DevOpsDays Amsterdam 2016

12 July, 2016|Tags: , , , |

DevOpsDays is a conference series with events all over the globe aimed at furthering the concepts of DevOps within the community. A dedicated group of core organizers provide advice, but the events themselves are run by local volunteers. In short, if you want to hang out with the best people in this space, just go [...]

DevOps Enterprise Summit

5 July, 2016|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

On June 30th and July 1st, the first EU DevOps Enterprise Summit was held in London. The agenda was fully packed with a lot of presentations on implementations of DevOps in all kinds of companies in different industries. Around 500 persons in the DevOps community gathered these days to share experiences and learn from each [...]