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Willie is a principal applications engineer working in the travel and leisure industry. He's been developing with Java since 1997 and lives in Sammamish, WA with his family.

DevOps: Flexible configuration management? Not so fast!


You’re in charge of establishing a department-wide deployment automation capability. Your fellow developers are excited about it, and their managers are too. There is no shortage of ideas on how it might work: “Let us create our own workflows!” “We should be able to configure our own servers.” “It should be able to deploy from Nexus, Artifactory, S3, or whatever ...

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Domain modeling with Spring Data Neo4j


Hi all, Willie here. Last time I told you that I’m building the Skybase CMDB using Neo4j and Spring Data Neo4j, and I was excited to get a lot of positive feedback about that. I showed a little code but not that much. In this post I’ll show you how I’m building out the person configuration item (CI) in Skybase ...

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Devops: How NOT to collect configuration management data


Hi all, Willie here. This time we’re going to step away from the keyboard and get architectural. But no ivory towers here. In my next two blog posts, I’m going to give you something that will get you out of lots of pointless meetings. Got your attention yet? Good! If you’re in devops, one of the things that you have ...

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