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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premium Why software delivery management matters

Software delivery has come a long way in the last 10 years. Many organizations have scrapped the restrictive waterfall model in favor of collaborative approaches that enable them to build faster, change features midstream and deliver updates continuously. But today’s delivery processes aren’t as efficient as they could be. They’re still fraught with bottlenecks, mistakes … continue reading

LaunchNotes now available to help dev teams keep track of product changes

After three months in private beta, LaunchNotes is now generally available. LaunchNotes is a new platform designed to keep development teams on top of product changes, communicate with users about changes coming, and provide updates to stakeholders.  According to the company, Agile and DevOps practices are making it hard to communicate the right information to … continue reading

Defining development roles in today’s modern software world

New and improved methodologies are always switching up the way software development teams work, but to keep up with the pace of evolution, the team structure is not the only change that needs to happen. Team members need to develop new skills and sometimes even transition to new roles. “The engineering teams definitely have to … continue reading

CollabNet VersionOne, XebiaLabs and Arxan Technologies form Digital.ai

Following its acquisition of XebiaLabs, CollabNet VersionOne has announced it is forming a new software company. Digital.ai will provide end-to-end intelligent value stream management, software delivery and application security.  Digital.ai is backed by TPG Capital, and on “a mission to revolutionize how enterprises create, easure, deliver, secure, and continuously improve digital products that provide value, … continue reading

A guide to DevOps testing tools

The BlazeMeter Continuous Testing Platform is a complete solution for shift-left continuous testing. The platform includes UI functional testing, user experience testing, API testing and monitoring, performance testing, and virtual services. All capabilities are deeply integrated in an intuitive workflow designed for agile teams and provide robust support for popular open source tools. Delivered in … continue reading

How do you help test in DevOps?

Shamim Ahmed, CTO for DevOps Solutions at Broadcom, a global technology company: The promise of DevOps is that we could deliver more, faster, with no sacrifice in quality. In reality – we see some common blocks to DevOps success. At Broadcom, we address those challenges: we help eliminate the testing bottleneck and bring teams together … continue reading

Creating a clear testing path to DevOps takeoff

DevOps has transformed the way businesses think and software development teams work, but the power of DevOps is still limited. According to Shamim Ahmed, CTO for DevOps solutions at the global technology company Broadcom, testing still stands in the way of achieving true DevOps and continuous delivery. Testing is a time-consuming process that requires many … continue reading

Compuware releases new functionalities for shifting performance testing left

Compuware is releasing new capabilities that aim to automate shift-left performance testing on the mainframe.  The capabilities include a new Jenkins-Strobe integration designed to give developers fast feedback on application performance; and a new REST API for the company’s APM solution Strobe. Additionally, Compuware ISPW, Topaz for Total Test, and Strobe can work together seamlessly … continue reading

Report: DevOps needs to undergo a human transformation

While most of the industry is undergoing a digital transformation, the CEO of the DevOps Institute Jayne Groll stresses the need for a human transformation. According to Groll, DevOps initiatives are focusing too much energy on technology and not enough effort with skills.  The DevOps Institute released the Upskilling 2020: Enterprise DevOps Skills Report to … continue reading

GitLab moves 18 of its DevOps features to open source

GitLab announced that 18 of its features are moving to open source including related issues, export issues, issue board focus mode, and service desk. “This marks a major milestone in our efforts to empower the community to collaborate more robustly and to take our single tool for the DevOps lifecycle to the next level,” Sid … continue reading

ConnectALL takes on software tool proliferation with Universal Adapter

ConnectALL has announced its Universal Adapter has reached patent pending status, and is currently under review by the U.S. Patent Office. The Universal Adapter designed to interconnect software tools and manage flow across the software development ecosystem.  “With the Universal Adapter, ConnectALL has the ability to connect to any tool, any solution…anything you use. That … continue reading

Creating value requires feedback loops

While companies are starting down the value stream, assessing and mapping their operations and product delivery to find areas of bottleneck and waste, another critical aspect of value stream management is feedback loops. People discuss applying manufacturing techniques to software creation and delivery, and breaking down their product portfolios into work for the development or … continue reading

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