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StackForms: ease of use for users, total control for you

Jul 1, 2020 9:30:00 AM / by Niamh Lynch posted in Product, update

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Well, our devs keep coming up with new features, meaning my fingers are really going to need a break from typing this summer. This time, they’re really excited so, without further ado, I’d like to present Cycloid StackForms.

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Canceling an event - experience sharing and lessons learned from a fail

Jun 29, 2020 10:00:00 AM / by Julie Horville posted in Insider, update

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It's probably happened to every company at least once. Here at Cycloid, we are experiencing what you might call a fail.

The first Cycloid hackathon was supposed to start today. The next 72 hours should have been dedicated to hacking on the environmental impact of cloud computing. But we just didn’t have enough participants to make it viable, and we had no other other reasonable choice than to cancel the event. But we thought it was a good idea to think about and share the why.

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The Cycloid European harmonization project - a long name for a cool concept

Jun 25, 2020 10:00:00 AM / by Niamh Lynch posted in Insider

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One of the things you accept when you’re a freelancer is that, along with the freedom and ability to work from a beach in Bali (I mean, it would really upset my husband, but I could), you sometimes get the short end of the stick when it comes to benefits and non-monetary compensation.

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Painlessly balance governance and flexibility in the enterprise with StackCraft

Jun 19, 2020 3:00:28 PM / by Niamh Lynch posted in Product, Basics

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StackCraft, our WYSIWYG cloud designer, allows you to drag and drop resources to create new infrastructure templates (stacks). It’s a tool that will revolutionize the way your teams create infrastructure, bringing a new level of visibility and collaboration to your processes. Want to know how we do it? Read on.

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What is InfraView?

Jun 11, 2020 8:45:21 AM / by Niamh Lynch posted in Product

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Visibility and accessibility are key factors when it comes to efficient software development. They’re also key pillars of DevOps, and a first step in the fight against silos which hinder, well, pretty much everything.

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Today's infrastructures are complex and inaccessible to everyone except the most technical profiles. This isn't good for efficient teamwork. Infrastructure diagrams don't work with modern infrastructures, so we've come up with an alternative called InfraView.

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The first-ever Cycloid hackathon

Jun 5, 2020 10:00:00 AM / by Niamh Lynch posted in event, hackathon

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What are you doing Monday? Monday, June 29th 2020 that is? We’re inaugurating a brave new world of online entertainment here at Cycloid with the announcement of a 100% remote hackathon, and we’d love you to take part. It’s a first for us; since we can’t have the usual get-togethers, meet-ups, and retreats that normally keep up social, we’ve been looking for alternatives, and we think a hackathon could be just the ticket.

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Infrastructure as code: Cycloid's non-boring guide for the clueless

May 28, 2020 10:18:46 AM / by Niamh Lynch posted in Basics

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If you’ve recently moved into the world of DevOps, or are thinking of it, you’ll soon come into contact with infrastructure as code. It’s a mainstay of good DevOps practice, but it can be hard to get your head around if you’re not familiar with infrastructures in the first place.

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5 posts for 5 years of doing DevOps differently

May 21, 2020 4:19:10 PM / by Niamh Lynch posted in Insider

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In April 2020, Cycloid turned 5. In the midst of corona-madness, we celebrated the fact that in the 5 years since the words "DevOps framework" were ever mentioned, we've gone from strength to strength, without ever losing sight of the things that make us truly "us".

Take a look at the articles below, Each focuses on an element of Cycloid that is really important to us as a team and a business. Hopefully, you'll be entertained, informed, or even inspired and, as ever, if you'd like to talk to us about any of the topics, just reach out. We'd love to hear from you!

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Remote working? We're old hands at Cycloid

May 21, 2020 11:30:51 AM / by Niamh Lynch posted in Insider, laloux

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How's working from home working out for you? If you're like many people, you'll have been working remotely for a while now. We here at Cycloid certainly have, but it's not a corona-thing - we've been remote-first since the start.

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Cycloid is and always has been remote-first. With the avalanche of recent remote-working resources out there, we're not offering any special advice. Instead, we're telling you about our remote journey and sharing the things we've learned along the way.

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What is TerraCognita?

May 15, 2020 11:04:25 AM / by Niamh Lynch posted in Product

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TerraCognita is a key part of Cycloid. We call it our "reverse Terraform" and we're going to show you how it's going to make your move to DevOps easier than you might have previously imagined. 

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