Navigating the endless ALM river

Agile development and DevOps are fueling the evolution of application life-cycle management (ALM) as delivery cycles continue to shrink. While the original promise of end-to-end visibility and traceability is still important, today’s ALM is more about continuous processes. Microsoft’s Team Foundation Server (TFS) and Visual Studio Team Services (VSTS) reflect that and the changes that … continue reading

Guest View: Test anarchy: Deploy and destroy test environments

Today’s DevTest teams are under pressure to deliver more (and more innovative) software faster than ever before. And now that most organizations are relying on software as a primary interface to the customer, compromising on quality to accelerate a release is not an option. How can DevTest teams deliver “quality at speed”? Unfortunately, there’s no … continue reading

GitLab releases security fixes, Pants 1.0, and Sauce Labs integration for JIRA—SD Times news digest: May 3, 2016

GitLab is strongly recommending users upgrade to any of the newest versions for GitLab 8.2 through 8.7 GitLab Community Edition (CE) and Enterprise Edition (EE) because they contain security fixes. One of the security fixes is for a critical privilege escalation. GitLab said that during an internal code review, it discovered a critical security flaw … continue reading

SD Times Blog: Testing needs to catch up to agile, DevOps

CIOs today are concerned with three key areas: security, DevOps and the cloud. But DevOps is a misnomer, according to test platform provider Appvance CEO Kevin Surace, because it purposely leaves out QA. And as anyone who’s had to deal with the aftermath of buggy, poor-performing software knows, you have to test before you deploy. … continue reading

Hortonworks to acquire Onyara, Uber partners with academia, and Distelli turns to CD—SD Times news digest: Aug. 26, 2015

Hortonworks has announced it is acquiring Apache NiFi creator and contributor Onyara. With Onyara, Hortonworks plans to turn “Internet of Anything” data into real-time business insights. “Hortonworks is focused on doing everything possible to enable our customers to transform their business through data-driven insights and actions,” said Rob Bearden, CEO of Hortonworks. “Onyara’s impressive work … continue reading

Guest View: Continuous Delivery vs. Continuous Deployment: What’s the difference?

To better support developer and quality assurance personnel, it will be important to understand the characteristics of Continuous Delivery and deployment as well as what makes them unique. In today’s tech landscape, a wide variety of keywords and acronyms have emerged, and all of this jargon has often made processes and concepts more confusing. For … continue reading

Kinks persist in continuous workflows

As agile practices continue to gain momentum, and as delivery deadlines grow shorter, the ability to quickly fix bugs and add features is imperative. Despite the hype, not all organizations have adopted Continuous Integration (CI) yet. While continuous builds and CI practices are becoming more common—and a smaller percentage of companies have embraced Continuous Delivery … continue reading

Shippable ships new version of Continuous Deployment software

Cloud-based Continuous Integration is a scary proposition, what with all the security breaches in the news lately. For enterprises that aren’t prepared to completely commit to cloud-based CI and Continuous Delivery, Shippable has released version 2.0 of its self-titled CI platform today, which for the first time includes the ability to deploy in hybrid or … continue reading

CloudBees pushes hard for continuous deployment

New platform is based on Jenkins, and was created with collaboration from Opscode and Puppet Labs … continue reading

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