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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The top reasons to adopt a modern messaging platform

The right messaging platform will unlock your team’s potential for advanced collaboration with powerful capabilities that drive increased efficiency, productivity, and velocity. The following considerations can help you define messaging requirements for your organization. RELATED CONTENT: Challenges to effective DevOps collaboration Designed for developer collaboration  Take advantage of a messaging solution that’s designed from the ground … continue reading

Industry Watch: What follows CD? Progressive delivery

Software development and delivery practices continue to evolve and change, so on the heels of the late October DevOps Enterprise Summit, attendees and journalists alike have been asking, ‘Where does it all go from here?’ One area involves value streams, the creation of which allow organizations to see waste in their organization and eliminate for … continue reading

JetBrains introduces new developer collaboration tool

JetBrains has announced the launch of Space, an integrated team environment for creative teams. The announcement comes from the company’s KotlinConf for the Kotlin programming language happening in Copenhagen this week. “In Space, the concept of a team is a first-class citizen. When you join a team, you are automatically included in everything related to … continue reading

What does Value Stream Management have to do with Agile? Absolutely nothing

The concept of value streams grew out of manufacturing, where work and processes were analyzed, and waste removed, to increase value to the organization and its customers. In the software development space, we’ve seen it grow out of the Agile and DevOps methodologies. As the pace of software ‘manufacturing’ quickened, and more parts of the organization … continue reading

Challenges to effective DevOps collaboration

Developer productivity is impacted by many factors, including an organization’s tools, practices, policies, and individual preferences. As you evaluate your current collaboration landscape, consider how the following may be holding your organization back from optimizing DevOps team efficiency. Collaboration silos inhibit productivity Teams tend to organically develop their own ways of working together using favorite … continue reading

A guide to legacy app modernization tool providers

Compuware: Compuware, a mainframe-dedicated software company, empowers the world’s largest companies to excel in the digital economy by taking full advantage of their mainframe investments. They do this by delivering innovative software that enables IT professionals with mainstream skills to develop, deliver and support mainframe applications with ease and agility. Splice Machine: Splice Machine is … continue reading

How these companies can help you modernize your applications

David Rizzo, VP of product engineering at Compuware Compuware delivers highly innovative solutions and integrations that enable IT professionals of all skill levels to manage mainframe applications, data and platform operations with ease and agility. As mainframe workloads continue to grow and platform stewardship shifts to cross-platform DevOps teams, providing common tools that automate, integrate … continue reading

Legacy app modernization is not a slash and burn process

Legacy application modernization may mean different things to different people. But whether that means updating practices surrounding mainframes, adopting Agile and DevOps practices or updating to modern databases, legacy app modernization is necessary to keep pace with modern industry demands.  “Legacy modernization at large means that you take advantage of enhanced operational agility and accelerated … continue reading

The software industry can’t agree on who owns QA, and that’s okay

In recent years, the ubiquity and high speed of our current internet connections have led to important breakthroughs in the software industry. A relevant example would be the DevOps movement, which blurred the lines between developers and operations. A similar phenomenon is happening right now with the quality assurance field. Words and phrases like “testing,” … continue reading

Value stream DevOps puts emphasis on people

Over the past 10 years, many organizations that create software have adopted DevOps technologies, all of which were designed to help organizations deliver quality software faster.  They’ve adopted CI/CD pipelines, they’ve embraced Agile coding practices, they’ve shifted security and testing to happen earlier in the development cycle, and yet companies still lament they’re not delivering … continue reading

Sonatype gets new strategic partner to help scale DevOps

Vista Equity Partners has announced it is acquiring a majority interest in Sonatype. Going forward, the companies will work together to continue to provide DevOps automation and open-source governance solutions.  “At Sonatype, our vision, strategy, and execution have long been focused on helping software engineering teams scale DevOps by automatically harnessing all of the good … continue reading

DataOps is more than just DevOps for data

Development, testing, security and operations have all been transformed to keep up with the pace of software today — but one piece is still missing. Data is now becoming a roadblock to Agile and DevOps initiatives. “People are getting stuck with data saying ‘I have my infrastructure layer automated and self-serviced so a developer can … continue reading

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