DevOps explained

DevOps is one of those overarching terms that encompasses a number of technologies and techniques. Some consider continuous integration and delivery as the cornerstone of DevOps. Others say you can’t keep pace with Agile development and deployment without automated processes that kick off tests, builds and performance alerts.

On the development side, some organizations are taking test-driven and behavior-driven approaches. They’re shifting testing to the left, to find defects more quickly so that better quality code is delivered.

DevOps, though, it not a one-size-fits-all solution. Organizations need to evaluate their processes, see where benefits could be derived, and implement those methods and technologies that deliver real value to the business.

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Report: BSIMM10 shows new wave of engineering-led software security in DevOps

The security aspect of DevOps is evolving as new data found a new wave of engineering-led software security efforts originating bottom-up in the development and operations teams rather than top-down from a centralized software security group (SSG).  Software security initiatives (SSIs) have identified a number of individuals (often developers, testers, and architects) who are invested … continue reading

CollabNet VersionOne positioned to create DevOps initiatives for large enterprises

Following its recent investment from TPG Capital, CollabNet VersionOne plans on using its new $500 million to expand partnerships and creating comprehensive solutions that drive AI and value stream management (VSM) throughout enterprises.  VSM solutions allow companies to capture, create, deliver and measure the flow of business value throughout their application development life cycles, a … continue reading

TPG Capital acquires CollabNet VersionOne to drive value stream management plans

Private equity platform TPG Capital signed a definitive agreement to acquire CollabNet VersionOne, moving forward with its broader strategy to build a “leading, integrated, enterprise-focused DevOps platform company.” The terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. According to a statement, TPG Capital and CollabNet will work to aggressively pursue acquisitions in strategic adjacencies that complement … continue reading

Is low-code/no-code conducive to CI/CD?

Organizations are maturing from Agile to DevOps and CI/CD with the goal of releasing higher quality software faster. However, the need for speed has not necessarily been reflected in a shift from hand-coding to low-code development. RELATED CONTENT: Legacy assets gain new life with low-code integrations “DevOps has always been focused on this hand-coding mentality,” said … continue reading

SD Times 2019 DevOps Showcase

Broadcom: With an integrated portfolio spanning the complete DevOps toolchain from planning to performance, Broadcom delivers the tools and expertise to help companies achieve DevOps success on platforms from mobile to mainframe. We are driving innovation with BlazeMeter Continuous Testing Platform, Intelligent Pipeline from Automic, Mainframe DevOps with Zowe, and more. CircleCI: The company offers … continue reading

Instana Monitoring at DevOps Speed

There is no one-size-fits-all approach when it comes to successfully implementing DevOps, but there are some concrete methods you need in place to help get you there. The “2019 Accelerate State of DevOps” report found that efforts like automation and monitoring can help organizations improve the speed of software delivery and create value.  “For example, … continue reading

Bringing rich communication experiences where they Mattermost

One of the basic premises of DevOps is to break down barriers between development and IT teams that historically functioned in relative siloes. Collaboration is the core tenet that makes DevOps work. As teams start to collaborate in real time, the idea is they will see fewer errors and more opportunities for innovation. Getting teams … continue reading

Avoiding The Hidden Costs of Continuous Integration

In 2018, 38 percent of infrastructure decision-makers that implemented DevOps and automated their continuous deployment and release automation efforts saw revenue growth of 10 percent or more from the prior year. In contrast, only 25 percent of those that had not adopted DevOps reported comparable growth, according to Forrester Research, Inc. Continuous integration and continuous … continue reading

The Most Important Tool in DevOps: Value Stream Mapping

“We want to change the conversation about tooling in DevOps. Everyone is ‘doing’ DevOps, but only a handful are getting the value they expected. Why? They’re using the wrong tools or applying tools in the wrong ways. The solution is to apply the right tools at the right times, and for the right reasons,” said … continue reading

Your DevOps Initiatives Are Failing: Here’s How to Win

Everyone wants to do DevOps, but not everyone understands how to do it. While most organizations understand the benefits successful DevOps brings to the business, they don’t understand how to get there.  Harvard Business Review recently found 86 percent of respondents want to build and deploy software more quickly, but only 10 percent are successful … continue reading

Tasktop Illuminates the Value Stream

Software delivery teams are delivering software faster with the help of Agile and DevOps, but are they delivering value faster? Although release frequency is increasing, most teams lack the visibility across the product lifecycle – and the associated toolchain – to help identify the obstacles to value stream flow. “Value stream management is not just … continue reading

Starting a DevOps initiative requires cultural and technology shifts

Redgate Software, which builds tools for developers and data professionals, is about to celebrate the 20th anniversary of its SQL Compare tool.  Kendra Little, DevOps advocate at Redgate said, “This product has evolved quite a lot over the last 20 years, but the technology is still at the heart of a lot of our products … continue reading

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