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John Willis

In this podcast we chat with Docker Captain and newly minted Microsoft MVP Stefan Scherer. Stefan has done some fantastic work with Docker for Windows and Microservices. We also talk about how lift and shift models work really well for Docker and Windows and Stefan walks us through some of the basics of running Docker on Windows. In addition to the podcast, below is his interview on why being a Captain allows him to give back to the awesome Docker community. Dockercast with Stephen Scherer Interview with Stefan Scherer How has Docker impacted what you do on a daily basis? Docker helps me…

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written by John Willis, Evangelist at Docker The Third Way of DevOps completes the full cycle. It has also been referred to as just “Continuous Learning”. In DevOps speak, we sometimes allude to the word Kaizen as a method of continuous improvement in an organization. This “Kaizen” being achieved through a culture of continuous experimentation and learning throughout all activities in an organization.

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written by John Willis, Evangelist at Docker In the previous post in this series, we discussed patterns of applying DevOps principles in a way that yields high performance outcomes. In part two, we are going to discuss what is called “The Second Way”.  This second “way” is ultimately about amplifying and shortening feedback loops such that corrections can be made fast and continuously. This is sometimes referred to as the right to left flow. A defect is not a defect unless it hits the customer. Lean principles teach us that the earlier we can catch a potential downstream defect, the…

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written by John Willis, Evangelist at Docker Have you read Gene Kim’s The Phoenix Project? Some of the principles behind the Phoenix Project and an upcoming book I am co-authoring with Gene (The DevOps Cookbook) have been referred to as the “Three Ways of DevOps”. These are particular patterns of applying DevOps principles in a way that yields high performance outcomes.  

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John Willis

About Me John Willis joined docker from the recent Socketplane acquisition. John is one of the founding members of the core Devopsdays team and was an early executive of both Chef and Enstratius (sold to Dell).   A little history… In early February 2013, I received a tweet from Adrian Cole telling me that I should talk to this Dotcloud outfit. I typically don’t ignore Adrian (not a wise move), but this time, in all honesty, I ignored his tweet. At the time, the public PaaS market was a race to the bottom. Heroku was killing Engine Yard and I wasn’t really…

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