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Sean Sullivan

Sean graduated from the University of Toledo in Toledo, Ohio, with a B.S. in Computer Science and Engineering Technology. He's a Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate, Certified Scrum Master, AND has his CompTIA Security Plus Certification. Sean is truly a DevOps expert and has been working in various technology roles for 14 years.


Terraform: An Infrastructure as Code Tool Not Just for Planets

 Sean Sullivan  Jan 27, 2022 8:00:00 AM  0 Comments

You might have heard about Terraform and wondered what it has to do with the cloud. The first thing you may think of is terraforming (deliberately shaping) planets to be habitable by humans. However, I’m not a planetary expert, so this article is not about that! Today, I’d like to share exciting information about a product from HashiCorp called Terraform, which enables Infrastructure as Code (or IaC).

Utilizing Terraform allows you to modernize your infrastructure, improve your productivity, increase release velocity, and foster collaboration within your teams. Here is a rundown on the basics of Terraform and how it can benefit your team.

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Four Step Approach to Cloud Security Automation

 Sean Sullivan  Jan 12, 2022 6:00:00 AM  0 Comments

Automating cloud security is like flying on autopilot. It can handle day-to-day cloud building, maintenance, and security tasks that you don’t have the time to complete, allowing you to focus on other work instead. Scheduled maintenance periods or wait states can be a thing of the past. That also means your team can get back to doing what they do best: creating innovative digital products.

Cloud security automation can sound like a scary prospect, especially when so many components are involved — servers, data storage, networking equipment, you name it. However, implementing these practices can provide your team with abundant benefits. We use the following four-step approach, complete with tool recommendations and best practices.

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Four Key DevOps Metrics for Success

 Sean Sullivan  Oct 13, 2021 9:10:52 AM  0 Comments

As the software development industry shifts and moves, more and more organizations are adopting and practicing DevOps. By following this methodology closely, companies can see great strides in their throughput, system stability, and team sustainability. However, it’s impossible to say if DevOps is producing the desired effect without directly measuring these outcomes. In this article, we share quantitative and qualitative metrics that can be used to measure the success and impact of your DevOps initiatives.

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Building Confidence in Deployments Using Automated UI Testing

 Sean Sullivan  Mar 24, 2021 6:23:26 AM  0 Comments

It’s essential to have confidence in the stability of the application you are building or maintaining. Testing at all levels helps build confidence, ensure features are working as intended, and deliver a great user experience. While it’s important to have a core base of unit tests to ensure code quality, you should also have a set of automated UI tests for core elements. Here’s how having these tests will give you confidence your product is working in tip-top shape after each deployment.

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An Introduction to Continuous Code Quality Reviews Using SonarQube

 Sean Sullivan  Nov 11, 2020 9:30:00 AM  0 Comments

SonarQube is an open-source tool for continuous code inspection. It collects and analyzes source code and provides reports on the code quality of your projects. With regular use, SonarQube guarantees a universal standard of coding within your organization while ensuring application sustainability. Here’s a quick overview of how SonarQube works, why we use it, and how to get started.

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