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Certification Authority Authorisation

Certification Authority Authorisation (CAA)

Certification Authority Authorisation (CAA) allows a DNS domain name holder to specify one or more Certification Authorities (CAs) authorised to issue certificates for that domain. This way a public Certification Authority can implement addition controls to reduce the risk of unintended certificate mis-issue. Earlier this year a ballot passed to make CAA checking mandatory. Which means that a CA will check the authorisation before issue-ing a certificate.
This article also describes how it works and how to configure this for your domain.

Scrum Guide Update, November 2017

This November the new version of the Scrum Guide was published. In this article I’d like to discuss the biggest changes and comments Jeff Sutherland and Ken Schwaber made in their webcast on this Scrum Guide update. The topics are Uses of Scrum, the Mastery of the Scrum Master role, Daily Scrum changes and Scrum vs DevOps.

How to Improve Stand-ups [Guest Post]

You’re at another painfully slow stand-up meeting. It feels like it’s never going to end. You begin thinking to yourself, “if I casually sneak out, will anyone notice?” Stand-ups don’t have to be this way. Learn how to improve stand-ups in this guest post from Jonathan Weber.

Important

How to prioritise defects or bugs

It’s not easy to rank defects on priority while doing Corrective or Preventive Maintenance. In this how to I set up a guide you can use based on impact, severity and urgency. Also I discuss if it’s worth to fix a defect.

Types of Software Maintenance

A Software Maintenance Foursome

These days it’s rare to build a system from scratch. Software maintenance gets more important every day. Let’s take time to talk about the different types of software maintenance. The types of Corrective and Preventive Maintenance are for corrections on the software. Adaptive and Perfective Maintenance are the types for Enhancements on the software.

Zebra Spidr

A SPIDR for the Agile Scrum team

Everybody knows the problem that a User Story is just too big to handle for a Sprint. Just cutting the User Story in smaller pieces is not the way that most of the time works. SPIDR might come in handy.

Three Little Pigs

Three little pigs – Fun Retrospective Technique

This article is about the Scrum Retrospective Three Little Pigs and my personal experience with it. How to and the extra benefits of this retrospective. The goal I had with the retrospective, was to look back at the past sprint, but also to talk about what goes well (bricks); what goes well most of the time, but needs improvement to get impediments out of the way on structural basis (sticks); or what subject needs further improvement (straw).

Testing with mail servers

On several projects I’ve seen that a test and development environment needs a email server. Most of the times it’s not wanted that the emails are really send out. So I started a search...