Forrester’s recommendations for building a successful continuous testing capability

Organizations are moving to continuous testing (CT) out of necessity because business competitiveness demands faster release cycles. In fact, teams can’t deliver on the promises of DevOps and CI/CD if testing isn’t part of continuous processes and the pipeline. Forrester Research VP and principal analyst Diego Lo Giudice and some of his colleagues, recently published … continue reading

Continuous testing isn’t optional anymore

DevOps and CI/CD practices are maturing as organizations continue to shrink application delivery cycles. A common obstacle to meeting time-to-market goals is testing, either because it has not yet been integrated throughout the SDLC or certain types of testing are still being done late in the SDLC, such as performance testing and security testing. Forrester … continue reading

Focused on application vulnerabilities? You’re missing the bigger picture

In today’s era of digital transformation, every organization must focus on application security. However, focusing on security vulnerabilities alone is unwise because it’s nearly impossible to prioritize what needs to be done. “DevOps teams are sitting in front of a table with the keys to the kingdom on their computers,” said Jake King, co-founder and … continue reading

4 DevSecOps mistakes to avoid

DevSecOps isn’t just a practice, it’s a continuous learning experience. If you want to be successful faster, avoid these common misconceptions. #1: Business as usual is good enough Cybercriminals are constantly changing their tactics. If your organization’s application security practices are static, they aren’t as robust as they should be. RELATED CONTENT:  How to get … continue reading

How to get DevSecOps right

DevOps and security teams are learning how to work together, albeit somewhat awkwardly in these early days of DevSecOps. One reason why it can be difficult to get the partnership “right” is that people define DevSecOps in different ways. “If you asked a room of 10 people to define DevSecOps, you’d get 15 definitions. I … continue reading

Dynatrace replaces DevOps with NoOps

In 2012, software intelligence company Dynatrace set out to achieve seamless automation from development to production. Its other goal was to move code from development to production in an hour versus 24 hours. However, at the time, development and operations teams weren’t collaborating well. DevOps seemed like the right answer. Although operations had its own … continue reading

5 DevOps myths

Many organizations claim to be doing DevOps, but is that actually the case? For one thing, just about everybody has their own definition of DevOps, and that interpretation tends to impact how DevOps operates within a team or company. Following are five of the misconceptions. #1: DevOps = Dev + Ops On some level, parsing … continue reading

Creating a DevOps culture

There are three ways to create a DevOps culture: by default, by design or iteratively. The three are not necessarily mutually exclusive because DevOps tends to be a learning experience that takes considerable time.  For example, talent marketplace Topcoder has had a formal DevOps practice for the past three or four years and started a … continue reading

The Continuous Delivery Foundation advances CI/CD

More organizations have matured from CI to CI/CD, but their paths differ as do their pipelines and results. Most enterprises are implementing a mix of open source, commercial and even home-grown tools, and they’re looking for answers.  One place to look is the Continuous Delivery Foundation (CDF) which is home to many of the fastest-growing … continue reading

How some organizations are implementing CI/CD

CI/CD implementations and the impetus for them varies among companies, but everyone wants to ensure faster delivery of high-quality software. Following are three examples of companies that have adopted CI/CD in their own way. RELATED CONTENT: CI/CD pipelines are expanding CI/CD success requires a sound approach The Continuous Delivery Foundation advances CI/CD Lucidchart improves productivity … continue reading

CI/CD success requires a sound approach

There’s considerable confusion about “the best way” to approach CI/CD when no single path exists. There are important considerations organizations should contemplate to avoid wasting time and money that could have been spent making progress, however. “One of the first things an organization should do is understand what their needs are [in terms of] the … continue reading

premium CI/CD pipelines are expanding

CI/CD pipelines are evolving as organizations identify opportunities to improve release velocity and as the industry considers what CI/CD pipelines should look like in the first place. Amalgam Insights recently released “The 2020 Guide to Continuous Integration and Continuous Delivery: Process, Projects and Products.” In it, report author and research fellow Tom Petrocelli explains what … continue reading

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