Release automation: All about the pipeline

To many, release automation is that last stage of the DevOps pipeline, when software is made public. Yet, to many, release automation remains largely misunderstood and so is not as widely utilized in organizations that claim to be agile and doing DevOps. “I don’t know if people are recognizing the benefits of application release automation … continue reading

CloudBees acquires CD and CI company Codeship

CloudBees is strengthening its position in the continuous integration and continuous delivery space with the acquisition of Codeship. Codeship is a SaaS-based CD platform for automated, cloud-based software delivery. “This is the most impactful acquisition in CloudBees’ history,” said Sacha Labourey, CEO and co-founder of CloudBees. “We’ve been leading the continuous delivery and DevOps industry … continue reading

Shippable announces new DevOps analytics capabilities and support

Shippable has announced the release of new analytics tools for DevOps teams as well as support for all major operating systems including Mac OS X, iOS and Windows.  Avi Cavale, CEO of Shippable, explained that the company’s focus has been on Linux in the past few years. By supporting more operating systems, the company can … continue reading

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Robert Stroud, former Forrester analyst, joins XebiaLabs as chief product officer

XebiaLabs, a recognized leader in enterprise-class DevOps and Continuous Delivery software tools, today announced that Robert (Rob) Stroud, DevOps thought leader and former Forrester analyst, has joined XebiaLabs as Chief Product Officer. Rob Stroud is an expert in the areas of DevOps and Continuous Deployment. Prior to joining XebiaLabs, he served as Principal Analyst for … continue reading

CollabNet announces new Agile and DevOps features in Winter 2018 release

CollabNet has announced the VersionOne Lifecycle and Continuum Winter 2018 Release with a number of new features and capabilities. VersionOne Lifecycle for Agile ALM is the company’s agile lifecycle management solution while VersionOne Continuum for DevOps is a continuous delivery solution that allows teams to speed up software deployments while reducing risk and ensuring quality. … continue reading

Rainforest QA raises $25 million in funding

Rainforest QA today announced it has raised $25 million in a second round of capitalization that it plans to invest in product development and growth. The funding brings the total the company has raised to $41.2 million. Rainforest QA has a platform for crowdsourcing QA, and founder and CEO Fred Stevens-Smith told SD Times that … continue reading

Infrastructure and Configuration as Code come to the CI/CD rescue

The triple effect of cloud adoption, DevOps and CI/CD has dealt a blow to the old tried-and-tested means of infrastructure provisioning and configuration. Thanks to the increasing size of software, its dependencies and support of various platforms, these predominantly manual and script-based tasks have been getting increasingly cumbersome, time-consuming and error-prone. This is where Infrastructure … continue reading

Plutora announces new CD Pipeline for test management

The continuous delivery management company Plutora wants to streamline enterprise test environment management in its latest release. The company announced the new CD Pipeline functionality as part of its Plutora Environments solution. Plutora Environments is a pre-production environment management solution for enterprise IT. The new functionality enables teams to manage multiple test environments as well … continue reading

Done is dead – welcome to outcome-driven development

We’ve all been groomed to measure our work by output. That means defining success as shipping a product, feature or bug fix to customers. To ship more frequently, many of us have adopted agile methodologies. But for many teams, practices of releasing software to customers are still about a decade behind. Saddled with yesteryear’s labor-intensive … continue reading

Apple gains app development platform with Buddybuild

Apple has acquired the iOS continuous integration and deployment provider Buddybuild. Buddybuild is a Canadian based application development startup that aims to tie together CI, CD and a feedback solution in one platform.  “We’re excited to share that the buddybuild team has joined the Xcode engineering group at Apple to build amazing developer tools for … continue reading

DigitalOcean finds majority of developers aren’t using AI or CD

Despite the benefits artificial intelligence brings to the lifecycle, not a lot of developers are taking advantage of it. A newly released report from DigitalOcean found only 17 percent of respondents worked with artificial intelligence or machine learning in 2017. However, 73 percent of those not using AI, plan to at least learn more about … continue reading

Change-based testing puts the agile back in agile development

Agile is often mis sold to senior management as a way of achieving quicker time-to-market, when the objective is really more accurate delivery to market. The dirty secret that we don’t tell anyone is that this actually comes at a cost… slower time-to-market! Yes, we are releasing more often (i.e. “sooner”), but it ultimately takes longer to get the … continue reading

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