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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Exploratory Testing for UAT

An informal survey of DevOps teams finds that the vast majority of enterprises only have bandwidth for some form of manual testing and do not have the skilled resources required for full test automation. Most companies do not even conduct a formal cycle for user acceptance testing (UAT). They conduct informal manual testing by business … continue reading

Red Hat Developer Hub brings together many aspects of development into a single platform

Red Hat today announced that its developer platform, Developer Hub, is now generally available. Based on the CNCF project Backstage, the platform improves developer productivity and efficiency by consolidating different aspects of the development process into a single platform.  The Developer Hub was created to equip DevOps teams with the tools needed to overcome bottlenecks … continue reading

The pitfalls of product roadmaps

Many organizations today assume a product roadmap is essential – the only logical way to understand where a product is right now and where it will be at specific points down the road. They believe a clear delineation of milestones and deadlines will give them a view into the future and, hopefully, some control over … continue reading

Copado is bringing generative AI to DevOps with beta for CopadoGPT

Copado, a provider of a Salesforce DevOps platform, has expanded the beta program for its AI platform, CopadoGPT, to all customers after successful internal validation.  CopadoGPT serves as a cross-platform intelligence layer that provides advice and recommendations on Salesforce DevOps best practices, accelerating test generation, enriching user stories, and generating release notes.  The company created … continue reading

HCL Software announces rebrand of DevOps portfolio

HCL Software has announced it has renamed its DevOps portfolio to better align products with their core functionality. The company hopes that with this rebrand, it will be easier for customers to navigate the portfolio and get to the right product. The company recently hosted a webinar to announce the changes, where Chris Haggan, head … continue reading

JFrog introduces native integrations with developer tools at KubeCon

JFrog, a company that powers organizations to build, distribute, and automate software updates to the edge, has introduced native integrations with developer tools like Atlassian, Datadog, and Splunk at KubeCon + CloudNativeCon North America 2023 Chicago. The company also enhanced its own platform to support secure application development in the cloud.  With the growing shift … continue reading

New LaunchDarkly features bring its platform to ‘the next frontier of DevOps’

LaunchDarkly today is releasing updates to its platform to address the reality of the resource-constrained times we are in but in which developers are still expected to move at the same pace or even faster. DevOps has helped with this effort of delivering stable software quickly, keep customers happy and innovate faster than their competitors, … continue reading

GitGuardian unveils “HasMySecretLeaked” to bring leak detection to DevOps pipelines

GitGuardian introduced a free tool called ‘HasMySecretLeaked’ to assist security engineers in proactively checking if their organization’s confidential information has been exposed on GitHub.com.  This tool addresses the challenge of safeguarding secrets in the cloud-native application development realm, where organizations struggle with secrets spreading across developer tools. According to the company, these secrets are also … continue reading

Report: Healthy work cultures, understanding of user needs are key indicators of performance

Having a healthy work culture can have many benefits for software teams, such as burnout prevention, increased productivity, and higher rates of job satisfaction. According to Google Cloud’s 2023 Accelerate State of DevOps Report, having a healthy culture also results in 30% higher performance than those without.  In its study, Google ranked culture based on … continue reading

Perforce adds generative AI to test automation platform

Perforce Software, a DevOps solutions provider, has introduced Test Data Pro by BlazeMeter, an advanced component of its continuous testing platform.  Test Data Pro utilizes AI technology to streamline and make test data generation more accessible. The primary goal is to address the significant challenge of obtaining accurate and synchronized test data, which is particularly … continue reading

Copado Launches the Copado 1 Platform, the First Turnkey End-to-End DevOps Solution for Enterprise SaaS

CHICAGO, Sept. 12, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — Copado, a leader in low-code DevOps, today launched the Copado 1 platform, the only turnkey end-to-end DevOps solution for Salesforce. Copado 1 unifies the entire software development lifecycle on Salesforce, including AI-enabled testing, into a single platform. Packed with DevOps best practices, the ready-to-use Copado 1 platform enables customers to accelerate DevOps maturity and … continue reading

Tricentis expands its mobile testing portfolio with release of Tricentis Device Cloud

Tricentis has introduced Tricentis Device Cloud (TDC) as a new addition to its mobile testing product lineup.  With this addition, organizations can effectively manage, create, execute, and analyze applications on physical mobile devices from various manufacturers such as Apple, Samsung, and Google throughout the development process.  This eliminates the need to maintain costly and unreliable … continue reading

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