Topic: deployment

Three metrics for measuring engineering speed

Companies want to deliver high quality software fast, but how fast is fast enough? A recently released report by CircleCI found three important development metrics to predict an organization’s velocity and maturity. The metrics are: mainline branch stability, deploy time and deploy frequency. “Most teams have no idea what speed actually means,” said Jim Rose, … continue reading

SD Times GitHub project of the week: ksonnet

Heptio is marking a year in business with the release of what it’s calling a “new chapter” for ksonnet, its tool for storing and generating application configurations for Kubernetes deployments. Ksonnet uses a jsonnet, Heptio’s custom language for manipulating and producing JSON documents to generate Kubernetes manifests or YAML, which aren’t human-readable. “Our first efforts … continue reading

The truth about microservices

The buzz around microservices, according to a quote cited by Red Hat’s senior manager John Frizelle, is much like teen dating. You don’t know what you’re getting into, but you know you want to do it anyway. Microservices and the requisite architecture offer many benefits to organizations in terms of application flexibility and maintenance. But … continue reading

Netflix details chaos engineering

Chaos engineering is not just for single servers anymore. These days, Netflix kicks entire regions of its servers offline, just to align priorities for developers. Casey Rosenthal, engineering manager for the traffic team and the chaos team at Netflix, explained the philosophies and practices behind the company’s development and testing practices at the STARWEST testing … continue reading

Amazon’s AI challenge, beta 10 of C#/XAML for HTML5, and Rust 1.12 released—SD Times news digest: Sept. 30, 2016

Amazon is hosting its annual competition for university students who are passionate about accelerating the field of artificial intelligence. The challenge this year is focused on developing a social bot, which Amazon’s Alexa digital assistant can use to communicate with humans on popular topics or events. For this challenge, teams will have to work in … continue reading

Shippable’s new Continuous Delivery platform, Automic updates Release Automation platform, and KDevelop 5.0—SD Times news digest: Aug. 25, 2016

Shippable has added key features to its new Continuous Deployment platform, which can be used by software organizations that are looking to further streamline the process of shipping their software. According to Shippable, the workflow required to get applications from source code into production can be complicated. Shippable’s new platform aims to solve this complication … continue reading

NodeSource introduces Node.js platform for enterprises

Node.js got an enterprise boost today, as NodeSource released a beta version of its NSolid platform. The new platform is based on Linux containers, and Kubernetes. Developers can use NSolid as their deployment platform for Node.js applications within a Kubernetes cluster. The benefit of using the NSolid platform is that it can be plugged into … continue reading

GitLab adds free hosting to Continuous Integration for development teams

To help developers eliminate some of the scaling challenges they face, GitLab, the open-source code collaboration tool, announced a partnership with DigitalOcean, a cloud infrastructure provider to add free hosting for Continuous Integration (CI) for development teams. Working together, the organizations want to help developers with CI issues like speed, security and cost. The partnership … continue reading

Vagrant gets a follow-up

For years, developers have had a Vagrant on their desktop, helping them quickly go from code to build to running application. Today, however, Vagrant gives way as Otto, its follow-up applications, arrives on the scene. Hosted at Ottoproject.io, Otto is built to ease the definition and deployment of multi-tier applications. The tool joins a retinue … continue reading

Guest View: When success becomes your DevOps failure: Beware of survivorship bias

Read just about any article on DevOps and you’ll be sure to find liberal sprinklings of terms like “culture” and “collaboration” and “establishing strong feedback loops.” Go deeper and you’ll probably come across some head-scratching stuff like “anti-fragile,” “systems thinking,” and my own personal favorite: “learning from failure.” There’s nothing especially earth-shattering about learning from … continue reading

AWS Summit: Datapipe announces AWS deployment and management automation services; security partnership with FortyCloud

NEW YORK–Datapipe, a leader in secure managed hosting and cloud solutions for the enterprise, today announced a new suite of automation and orchestration services for its Managed Cloud for AWS solution. The new Datapipe Automation Services connect the enterprise with Datapipe automation experts who perform an audit of existing infrastructures, identify key opportunities for automation, … continue reading

Enterprise Hadoop deployments have a long way to go

Software developers are still a long way from deploying Hadoop distributions en masse in enterprise organizations. In a recent poll, SD Times asked developers to indicate what stage they’re currently at in the Hadoop deployment process. Forty percent of the 131 respondents answered that the Big Data elephant in the room is still hiding under … continue reading

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