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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SD Times news digest: Infosys unveils new Enterprise Agile DevOps capabilities, Algolia announces Series D funding, Ampere to acquire OnSpecta

The digital services and consulting provider Infosys unveiled a new set of Enterprise Agile DevOps capabilities that will help businesses strengthen customer-centricity and innovation. Enterprises can transform the way they develop and deliver products and services by reimaging customer journeys.  “Forward thinking firms are now evolving to a product centric operating model to ingrain customer … 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

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

Forge

Atlassian releases new cloud app development platform: Forge

Atlassian announced that its next-generation cloud app development platform, Forge, is now generally available.  Forge has been in beta since the beginning of 2020 and is designed to handle many of the maintenance aspects of app creation such as compliance, data management practices, scaling performance and security.  “Forge is the culmination of over 2 years … continue reading

SD Times news digest: JFrog updates DevOps platform, Red Hat JBoss EAP now available on Microsoft Azure, and Liquibase expands Database DevOps

JFrog announced new capabilities for its DevOps Platform that enhance binary lifecycle management at scale.  One new capability is Federated Repositories which helps with managing binaries by abstracting the infrastructure layer to create a datacenter transparent repository between different remote locations or instances of the JFrog Platform.  Other new capabilities include signed pipelines for developers … continue reading

SD Times news digest: New record for largest programming competition, Arctic Wolf Managed Security Awareness, and Esper Device DevOps funding

The global IT service company Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) announced that the ninth season of its TCS CodeVita won a Guinness World Record for being the world’s largest computer programming competition totaling 136,054 participants. The 2021 competition brought together college students from around the world to see who ranked among the top student programmers globally.  … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Appian’s low-code automation platform, Applitool’s Rally integration, and Jetpack Compose for Web

Appian announced that the latest version of the Appian Low-code Automation Platform will be generally available in June.  The platform offers a new code-free approach to unifying enterprise data, new collaboration features, DevSecOps capabilities and more.  The new Appian Intelligent Document Processing (IDP) delivers massive efficiency gains via straight-through processing of large volumes of unstructured … continue reading

Guest View: How compliance fits into DevOps

As security and privacy grow in importance, regulatory compliance is becoming an increasing priority for most businesses. But let’s just say it: compliance audits are not fun.  That’s especially true when it comes to engineering and development teams, who are tasked with gathering all of the relevant data – in other words, evidence – needed … continue reading

Atlassian reveals Open DevOps vision

Atlassian announced a new DevOps experience at its Team ‘21 conference this week. Open DevOps is a development solution built on Jira designed to connect software development teams, tools and technologies.  “We believe that every software team should choose the best tools and technology without sacrificing the ability to collaborate across the company. That’s why … continue reading

JetBrains releases CI/CD solution TeamCity Cloud

JetBrains today introduced TeamCity Cloud, a managed CI/CD service designed for DevOps teams that don’t want to deal with maintaining and scaling their own infrastructure.  The cloud version is based on the original TeamCity and it shares a lot of the same functionality including integration with popular development tools, test intelligence and easy configuration, the … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Gremlin Automatic Service Discovery, WhiteHat Attack Surface Management, and Jamf’s same-day Apple OS support

Gremlin has added Automatic Service Discovery to its chaos engineering platform in an effort to help companies improve resilience and reduce downtime by identifying the various services running across distributed systems.  “The rise in popularity of microservices necessitate services functioning as first-class citizens. The infrastructure layer is becoming more abstract and engineers are increasingly thinking … continue reading

Report: DevOps teams need to foster a learning culture to thrive

A majority of DevOps teams believe that building a learning culture is highly important. According to the DevOps Institute’s Upskilling 2021 Report, 70% of respondents viewed it as a top priority.  In order to build a successful learning culture, teams have to eliminate blaming and shaming its members when problems arise. The report found some … continue reading

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