My Return Visit to the Montgomery County Java User’s Group

Posted on February 17, 2012

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On Wednesday night, I returned to the Montgomery County Java User’s Group (MCJUG) to give a follow-up to last year’s Continuous Delivery talk.  This week, I focused on the tools and techniques that a developer, team and organization can use to migrate to Continuous Delivery.  The subject areas which I touch on are:

  • Version Control
  • Build Automation
  • Dependency Management
  • Static Code Analysis and Technical Debt
  • Test Automation
  • Continuous Integration
  • Deployment Automation
  • Infrastructure Management
  • Monitoring

Like last time I talked here, the audience was great.  They had great questions and everybody felt comfortable sharing their experiences.  At times it felt almost like a conversation than a presentation, and I loved it.  All in all, I thought it was a great evening and I look forward to returning to the group in the future to give another talk.

After my presentation, Ben Muschko gave a great talk on Gradle.  Ben is a super smart guy and is very his talk on Gradle sparked a lot of interest from the crowd, especially from the Maven users who have felt the pain of trying to break the convention.  I look forward to seeing Ben at a future DC Groovy User Group meeting, as well as diving deep into Gradle.

For those interested in getting a copy of my slides, you can download the PDF from my GitHub account.

Click here to download slides as PDF

I wanted to thank to Victor Semenov for organizing the event, as well as special thanks to my friends and colleagues who came out to see me talk.