Nick Blamey is director for Northern European operations at ARCAD Software. Blamey joined ARCAD from IBM, where he was responsible for DevOps and Rational solutions in various roles across Europe. Previously, Blamey worked for other software development tools organizations including: Hewlett Packard/MicroFocus, Fortify Software (acquired by HPE), Empirix (acquired by Oracle), Radview and Segue (now part of MicroFocus as well). Blamey is a thought leader in the areas of static code analysis, testing automation, DevOps, and Shift-Left strategies.
Unit Testing Automation Hits Shift Left Instead of Ctrl-Alt-Delete Cash
March 3, 2021 Nick Blamey
In this time of the coronavirus pandemic, with its dual pressures of the uncertainty of the economy at a small and global scale and the fever pitch need to rapidly modernize applications, it is hard to know where to start. Given this scale of change, as a supplier of application modernization tools that are derived from both a strong IBM i heritage and the youth and strength of open source, you might think that ARCAD Software would be most interested in selling customers its entire toolbox.
Not necessarily – the answer all depends on your starting point. There is an …Read more
The Gamification Of Good Coding Practices
February 26, 2020 Nick Blamey
There are many things that are important about creating good code, but perhaps the most important is the idea that there are good coding practices and that everyone coding, no matter what the programming language and no matter what the type of application they are creating, should adhere to some standards of quality.
It is often the case that those have spent decades automating different aspects of businesses with systems like the IBM i and its peers have been the most resistant to brining automation to the very work they do in development and operations. But if the DevOps movement …Read more