Topic: continuous delivery

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

DevOps for mobile applications

Organizations building and delivering mobile applications using DevOps techniques and tooling will find there are important differences in how their processes are applied. Viktor Benei is CTO and co-founder of Bitrise, a company that offers solutions for mobile DevOps, and when asked if there were differences developing apps for mobile devices as opposed to on-premises … continue reading

Feedback loops are a prerequisite for Continuous Improvement

Rapid feedback loops are what make good development teams. A feedback loop is ultimately a mechanism within a system to help achieve two main outcomes: more frequent iterations among team members and faster response times to requests. The goal of achieving these desired outcomes is to enable a learning culture and continuously remove bottlenecks. Author … continue reading

Layered progressive delivery

We’ve written a lot lately about progressive delivery, and how it can help organizations deploy more quickly to get feedback on changes before releasing them widely. Progressive delivery uses experimentation techniques such as feature flags, blue-green rollouts and canary releases to show new features or bug fixes to a small cohort of users, and takes … continue reading

CDF report: Developers slow to adopt continuous delivery

Only 1 in 10 developers deploy software on demand, multiple times per day, according to the Cloud Delivery Foundation’s 2021 State of Continuous Delivery report. Continuous delivery is a key part of how organizations deliver value to their customers, providing the ability to make small changes to software reliably and at any time, according to … continue reading

Armory introduces Minnaker for faster software deployments

Continuous delivery software provider Armory announced the release of Armory Minnaker, a full Spinnaker installation designed to enable quick software deployments by leveraging K3s Kubernetes distribution and Armory’s Kubernetes Operator.  Spinnaker is Armory’s continuous delivery solution that was open sourced by Google and Netflix to help companies deploy to multiple clouds.  Minnaker does this by … continue reading

AWS unveils new chaos engineering tool: Fault Injection Simulator

AWS is enabling teams to address application weaknesses with the introduction of the AWS Fault Injection Simulator at is virtual AWS re:Invent 2020 conference this week.  The simulator is a chaos engineering tool expected to be generally available in 2021. According to the company, the new offering will come packed with pre-built templates for creating … continue reading

Jenkins graduates from the CD Foundation

The Continuous Delivery Foundation (CDF) announced that Jenkins is the first project to graduate by demonstrating growing adoption, an open governance process, feature maturity, and a strong commitment to community, sustainability, and inclusivity. Jenkins is an open-source automation server and CI/CD system that provides the ability to connect all tools and customize to fit any … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Azure Functions for Dapr, Codefresh’s $27 million round of funding, and Pega’s COVID-19 software hackathon winners

The new extension for Azure Functions lets a function seamlessly interact with Dapr for building cloud-native applications.   Azure Functions provides an event-driven programming model and Dapr provides a set of essential cloud-native building blocks.  “With this new extension, you can now bring both together for serverless and event-driven apps that can use the growing set … continue reading

Editor’s Blog: VSM reaches down to development teams

The notion of creating value streams to improve organizational efficiency and deliver higher-quality products certainly is resonating at the C-level and mid-management in large enterprises. Yet, uptake among development teams charged with creating those products has been slower to happen. There are a couple of reasons for this. One is that value stream management (VSM) … continue reading

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