How continuous deployment impacts the entire organization | Opensource.com

In a continuous deployment (CD) software release strategy, any code commit that passes the automated testing phase is released automatically into the production environment. Automation replaces many manual steps and prompts dramatic changes in software delivery and operations. While dev and ops get the most attention when talking about the impact of CD, its effects… Continue reading How continuous deployment impacts the entire organization | Opensource.com

Random and recent projects: It’s way too hot outside edition

We are experiencing some record heat in Northern Virginia right now. It’s so hot I’m staying inside to catch up on some personal and freelance projects and not going to the pool. Here are some things I’m working on this weekend: Some willkelly.com content updates because I’m amid a professional rebrand Kicking off a new… Continue reading Random and recent projects: It’s way too hot outside edition

Intuitive, Cognitive Technologies Are Changing the Business and Its Workforce – Cognitive Service Management

Employers will look for candidates who are creative and emotionally intelligent, but who also have the ability to understand the context of applying technology to business problems, said technical writer and content strategist Will Kelly (@willkelly). However, Kelly goes on to say, technical skills will remain critical. “Cloud and enterprise mobility skills will equip them… Continue reading Intuitive, Cognitive Technologies Are Changing the Business and Its Workforce – Cognitive Service Management

Ambiguity should signal ownership for technical writers

Too many technical writers live in style guides, single sourcing, FrameMaker, processes, and methodologies. They can sometimes escape from the business of software development. This monk like college advanced composition teacher existence can separate the technical writer from the realities of today’s dysfunctional workplace.When facing down ambiguity, technical writers have two choices: Wallow in the… Continue reading Ambiguity should signal ownership for technical writers

Why I left contract technical writing

I spent a large part of my technical writing career working as a contractor. It was a formative part of my career where I got to focus on doing the work and got experience working in such industries as telecommunications, financial services, and even worked in an NGO. I’d work on a 1099 or W2… Continue reading Why I left contract technical writing