Nov 14, 2022
Donovan Brown is a Partner Program Manager in the Azure CTO Incubations team at Microsoft. The Incubations team focuses on forward-looking development and innovation to facilitate the development of new projects and ideas. Before joining Microsoft, Donovan spent seven years as a Process Consultant and a Certified Scrum Master. Donovan has traveled the globe helping companies develop solutions using agile practices in many industries. Donovan is an avid programmer, often finding ways to integrate software into his other hobbies and activities.
Topics of Discussion:
[3:02] Donovan talks about the high points of his career and what led him to work in the Azure CTO incubations team at Microsoft.
[7:14] What are the differences in a DevOps environment for microservices from an interior application?
[9:49] There can be pure and perfect pipelines for microservices, but there's a whole bunch of gray there.
[12:25] Microservices are as small as they can be but no smaller.
[14:22] Donovan shares that what he is thinking about is which of these do I need to scale independently of everything else, and how can he then write it in such a way that it works.
[18:44] Donovan shares why he calls himself “test aware.”
[25:57] How do you decide if a microservice needs to scale separately from the rest of the application?
[31:02] When Donovan thinks of Web3, the first thing that pops into his mind is blockchains.
[32:18] To Donovan, the technology is about the blockchain that underlies it, the ability to write smart contracts that live on that blockchain, and being able to democratize a lot of things that today are centralized through the people who do our authentication for us and who own our data.
[34:53] What’s the current state of DevOps, and where are we on the Web3 curve? Donovan talks about the need to educate yourself about it, and to make sure you listen to a diversity of opinions.
[41:35] NFTs can actually be used for really clever use cases that a lot of people just haven't seen yet.
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.NET DevOps for Azure: A Developer’s Guide to DevOps Architecture the Right Way, by Jeffrey Palermo — Available on Amazon!
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How to Use Azure DevOps Services with Donovan Brown
Donovan Brown at MS Ignite 2022
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