Abel Wang is having quite a year. A few years back he was diagnosed with cancer, and this year it's back and he has been given a number - 14%. Now he decides what do to with that number.You can also watch the VIDEO version at https://youtu.be/yPfMW0CZpms
I have been using Windows 10 for years now and I recently took the time to learn how to be more productive with it. There are lots of shortcuts and tools in Windows 10 that help me throughout the day. Do you also want to be more productive with Windows 10? Then check out my new Udemy course called Windows 10 Productivity Booster.Abel Wang is a Principal Cloud Advocate and DevOps Lead with a background in Azure and application development. He is currently part of Donovan Brown’s League of Extraordinary Cloud DevOps Advocates. Before joining Microsoft, Abel spent seven years as a Process Consultant and a Certified Scrum Master helping customers globally develop solutions using agile practices and Team Foundation Server. Prior to that, Abel founded and sold his own software company. When not working, Abel is either writing code (yes, that’s what he does for fun), playing his guitar or training for The Great Wall Marathon. Recently winning his battle against cancer, Abel spits in the face of cancer and will never quit.Show resources:Follow Abel on TwitterAbel's blogAzure DevOpsDevOps on Microsoft LearnDevOps on Microsoft DocsMicrosoft Ignite
In this week’s podcast, Jeffrey Palermo welcomes Abel Wang on to the show! Abel Wang is a Principal Cloud Advocate specializing in DevOps and Azure with a background in application development at Microsoft. He’s also currently a part of Donovan Brown's ‘League of Extraordinary Cloud DevOps Advocates.’ Before joining Microsoft, Abel spent seven years as a Process Consultant and a Certified Scrum Master helping customers globally develop solutions using agile practices and Team Foundation Server. When he’s not working, Abel is either writing code (yes, that’s what he does for fun), playing one of his many guitars, or training for The Great Wall Marathon now that he is cancer-free! Today, Jeffrey and Abel are discussing DevOps infrastructure. Abel highlights some of the new advances that listeners should be paying attention to as well as some of the things that they should absolutely be doing right now, speaks about being a part of Donavan Brown’s ‘League of Extraordinary Cloud DevOps Advocates,’ shares his passion for all things DevOps, and much more! Topics of Discussion: [:39] Be sure to visit AzureDevOps.Show for past episodes and show notes. [:47] About today’s fantastic guest, Abel Wang! [1:32] Jeffrey welcomes Abel on to the podcast. [1:51] What is The Great Wall Marathon? [3:10] Jeffrey congratulates Abel on being cancer-free and Abel reflects a bit on his past year and overcoming cancer. [3:33] Abel speaks about his background in writing code and how he’s gotten to where he is today in his career. [9:17] The importance of understanding the why behind scrum and agile. [12:44] Fastforwarding into Abel’s career, he speaks about his experience at Microsoft and being a part of Donavan Brown’s ‘League of Extraordinary Cloud DevOps Advocates.’ [14:40] A quick word from Azure DevOps Podcast’s sponsor: Clear Measure. [15:07] Jeffrey gives some quick announcements. [15:45] @TheLoECDA’s response time on Twitter. [17:07] Abel highlights some of the new advances that listeners should be paying attention to and/or absolutely be doing right now. He also defines what ‘infrastructure as code’ is. [26:27] Is there going to be integration between GitHub and AzureDevOps or are they going to be kept separate? Abel also gives his reasoning behind why Azure DevOps Services is not going anywhere! [29:14] Abel speaks about the future of being able to have the entire chain all the way through Azure through a press of a button. [31:55] Abel points listeners to his blog for listeners who want to learn more! Mentioned in this Episode: Azure DevOps Clear Measure (Sponsor) .NET DevOps for Azure: A Developer's Guide to DevOps Architecture the Right Way, by Jeffrey Palermo — Available on Amazon! bit.ly/dotnetdevopsebook — Click here to download the .NET DevOps for Azure ebook! bit.ly/dotnetdevopsbookforcommunity — Visit to get your hands on two free books to give away at conferences or events! Jeffrey Palermo’s Youtube Jeffrey Palermo’s Twitter — Follow to stay informed about future events! Jeffrey@Clear-Measure.com — Email Jeffrey for a free 30-point DevOps inspection (regularly priced at $5000!) — Spaces are limited! Abel Wang’s Website Abel Wang on Twitter The Great Wall Marathon AgileManifesto.org Ken Schwaber Donovan Brown The League of Extraordinary Cloud DevOps Advocates Twitter @TheLoECDA Octopus DeployRedgate SQL Change Automation Continuous Integration: Improving Software Quality and Reducing Risk, by Paul M. Duvall, Steve Matyas, and Andrew Glover Terraform AI and ML GitHub Actions Want to Learn More? Visit AzureDevOps.Show for show notes and additional episodes.
We wrap up our 3-part discussion with Abel Wang of Microsoft. Here's where the rubber hits the road - Abel talks with us about the importance of testing, the power of feature flags (Abel’s a tireless advocate for LaunchDarkly, one of our faves), how eliminating flaky tests is key, and Dynatrace.
Our first 3-part interview! I love the energy Abel brings to the table, and his background as a serious coder makes his advice both pragmatic and spot on. He’s a fantastic speaker as well, if you’ve ever had the chance to catch him at a conference. (Check out his latest from Build 2018!) He wrote the foreword to my book, and with our conversation we got a chance to revisit some of the things we love most about DevOps and where we see the movement going in the future.
Episode 11 - DevOps Rockstar Abel Wang Talks Azure DevOps
Put the words "Azure DevOps" into any search engine and Abel Wang will certainly show up near the top (see Azure DevOps Updates; Pre-Build 2019 for one recent example). Listen in as Abel shares his passion for Azure DevOps, delivering pitch-perfect insight into both the current and future state of his favorite Microsoft tech. ----more---- Abel Wang is a Principal Cloud Advocate specializing in DevOps and Azure with a background in application development. He is currently part of Donovan Brown's League of Extraordinary Cloud DevOps Advocates. Before joining Microsoft, Abel spent seven years as a Process Consultant and a Certified Scrum Master helping customers globally develop solutions using agile practices and Team Foundation Server. Prior to that, Abel founded and sold his own software company. When not working, Abel is either writing code (yes, that’s what he does for fun), playing his guitar or training for The Great Wall Marathon. Recently diagnosed with cancer, Abel spits in the face of cancer and will never quit. https://abelsquidhead.com https://twitter.com/abelsquidhead https://dev.azure.com https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/devops/?view=azure-devops The episode also features two PSAs from from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Be sure to give the CDC some love (they do a great job!) PLEASE VISIT http://azureability.com for show notes and additional episodes. Also, if you like (or even hate!) what we're doing, please take the time to share your comments and suggestions either by the Podbean App (see links, below), email (email@example.com) or Twitter (@azureability). CREDITS: Louis Berman (Host); Abel Wang (Guest); Meryl Streep (PSA); CDC Radio (PSA); Vincent Tone / PremiumBeat (Music); Heather Walsh (Intro/Outro); Louis Berman (Engineer); East Coast Studio (Editing) TRANSCRIPT: https://www.videoindexer.ai/accounts/1c5a0342-11e8-4e1d-b656-d0bf35b80614/videos/dd8dccd6a8/ (be sure to turn "Closed Captioning" to "English"; icon in lower right-hand corner of "video" window)
075 What is Azure DevOps and How to Integrate it in your processes with Abel Wang
Azure DevOps, formerly known as VSTS, is more than just a set of tools. But what is it exactly? How does it help enterprises to deploy better code faster? Does it only work for Azure or other platforms & clouds as well? How can it be extended or integrated into existing processes and tools?Abel Wang, Sr Cloud Developer Advocate at Microsoft, is giving us a tour through Azure DevOps and how he has seen it implemented and integrated into existing enterprise DevOps tool landscapes. We briefly discussed the Unbreakable Delivery Pipeline for Azure DevOps that Abel helped implement and is now available on the Visual Studio Marketplace. So – give it a try and see for yourself what Abel and team has built!Last but not least we also touched upon Azure DevOps for databases and how you to implement regression testing, continuous deployment and canary releases for database updates. Very intriguing topic that we are sure to cover in future sessions in more detail.https://abelsquidhead.com/index.php/2018/08/03/the-dynatrace-unbreakable-pipeline-in-vsts-and-azure-bam/https://marketplace.visualstudio.com/items?itemName=Safiahabib.DynatraceUnbreakablePipelinehttps://twitter.com/AbelSquidHead?lang=en