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Friday 7th July - Modern Software Leadership

Published 11 months ago • 1 min read

In a recent blog post, I discussed Testing for Microservices, something close to my heart currently. I'm currently finding out first-hand, how often we get persuaded that the thing we're currently doing is the only way we can do that thing. It pays dividends to stop what you're doing and look around you sometimes...


Today I'm officially launching the countdown to my new course: Modern Software Leadership. The first group is currently planned towards the end of Q3.

The course is designed for leaders who want to become more connected to modern software development practice and get up to speed with the latest tools, techniques and organisational practices. Specifically, it's been created for those who:

* Want to work with development and operations teams more effectively

* Want a systemic and sustainable way to improve the speed and quality of software delivery

* Want better technology solutions without higher costs

* Have security concerns around the software supply chain

* Are struggling to justify the costs of more “digital transformation”

* Are unsure how to move forward with IT purchasing decisions

* Want to be able to negotiate more effectively with suppliers and vendors

The course will work in many of the techniques I've been effectively deploying for years including successful DevOps patterns, effective CI/CD, emergent architectures alongside newer concepts for better software flow including Team Topologies and other reference texts. If you want to get a flavour of what we will be included please look on the course page.

The course will take place online over three, three hour sessions in three weeks.

If you are interested have any questions then please feel free to just reply to this email.

Have a great weekend!

-- Richard

Test-Driven Development for Microservices

Published on June 26, 2023

If you read Kent Beck’s “Test-Driven Development By Example” you will learn that writing tests first enables you to make sense of your design as you go. The book was written around the time of Service-Oriented Architectures but before Microservices were widely considered as an architectural pattern. Writing a monolithic application with classes and libraries… Read More »Test-Driven Development for Microservices


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by Richard Bown

DevOps at is the heart of modern software systems. In my regular newsletter, I dive into the human factors that make successful engineering organizations where teams and platforms thrive at the heart of your socio-technical systems. From leadership to team setup, maximizing performance, tools and techniques.

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