The password is … passwordless

Microsoft’s announcement last month that users of Office and other company software can now create passwordless login scenarios was welcome news. I think I speak for the entire computer-using world when I say this is just great. Passwords are the bane of our existence. They really give the worst user experience of all.  I’ve worked … continue reading

Is DevOps actually ‘The Bad Place’?

SPOILER WARNING: This article contains major spoilers for the TV show “The Good Place.” In the television series “The Good Place,” four people die and are told they are in heaven — The Good Place. But their time is marked by a series of escalating annoyances that finally makes one of them realize they are … continue reading

Why did it take the Colonial Pipeline hack to focus on security?

We’ve had Solar Winds. Kaseya. Microsoft Exchange. We’ve heard of millions upon millions of personal data files being hacked and exploited. So, why was it that the Colonial Pipeline ransomware attack was the one to get people focused on software and infrastructure security? The easy answer is because it hit consumers at the gas pump, … continue reading

How these tool providers address the issue of release automation

We asked these tool providers to share more information on how their solutions help companies deal with release automation challenges. Their responses are below. Paul Stovell, founder and CTO, Octopus Deploy DevOps is about bringing teams together to collaborate. But when it comes to automation, the tooling is fragmented. Most CI/CD tools do a basic … continue reading

Release automation creates repeatable paths to software delivery

New software features and updates are the lifeblood of many organizations today, so the faster they can bring them out, the more competitive and customer-responsive they will be. One of the techniques progressive organizations are using to achieve that goal is release automation. Understanding what goes into release automation is key to realizing its benefits. … continue reading

A guide to release automation tools

The following is a listing of tool providers in the release automation space, along with a brief description of their offerings.  LaunchDarkly: is a feature management platform that empowers all teams to safely deliver and control software through feature flags. By separating code deployments from feature releases, LaunchDarkly enables you to deploy faster, reduce risk, … continue reading

A finding from the 2nd SD Times Data Quality Survey

Report: 75% of developers say they’re responsible for data quality

Nearly three-quarters of developers say they are responsible for managing the quality of the data they use in their applications, a key finding in the 2nd SD Times Data Quality Survey, completed in conjunction with data management provider Melissa in July. In last year’s survey, the number of developers claiming this responsibility was less than … continue reading

Value stream intelligence

Metrics are great. They give you insight into how your systems are running, and help you see the results of what you’ve done. They help you derive value from your efforts. But what if you want to not merely play catch-up with what the metrics are telling you, but instead want to mitigate against how … continue reading

How CI/CD providers help organizations deploy speedily, securely, and stably

Senthil Nathan, product manager, HCL Software DevOps HCL Launch is the continuous delivery tool within the powerful HCL DevOps tool chain, enabling modernization for complex enterprises. Continuous delivery is one of the most efficient ways to enable development teams to focus on delivering quality software. With HCL Launch’s “deploy from anywhere to anywhere” capabilities, enterprise … continue reading

A guide to CI/CD tools

The following is a listing of tool providers in the CI/CD space, along with a brief description of their offerings.  Bitrise: is a cloud-based, secure, and scalable CI/CD solution, specifically designed for mobile app development. The company’s mission is to help their customers all around the world create better apps, faster. With customers ranging from … continue reading

The State of CI/CD

The new methods prescribed for developing modern, cloud-native applications are as complex as the systems replacing earlier development tooling and methodologies. Where you once had a code editor or an IDE and a compiler, you now have massive code repositories, containers, container management systems, infrastructure as code and the cloud. Because of this, it’s widely … continue reading

Continuous delivery steps into the spotlight

Continuous delivery is stepping out from the shadow of its partner, continuous integration, and is having a moment as organizations look to increase the speed of application delivery while still delivering stable software. There is a problem, however. A recent “State of Continuous Delivery” report by the Continuous Delivery Foundation (CDF) found that adoption is … continue reading

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