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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DevOps feedback loop explained: Cascaded feedback

Feedback is routinely requested and occasionally considered. Using feedback and doing something with it is nowhere near as routine, unfortunately. Perhaps this has been due to a lack of a practical application based on a focused understanding of feedback loops, and how to leverage them. We’ll look at Feedback Loops, the purposeful design of a … continue reading

DevOps feedback loop explained: Noisy feedback

Feedback is routinely requested and occasionally considered. Using feedback and doing something with it is nowhere near as routine, unfortunately. Perhaps this has been due to a lack of a practical application based on a focused understanding of feedback loops, and how to leverage them. We’ll look at Feedback Loops, the purposeful design of a … continue reading

Value driven planning and low code platforms, DevOps Edition

Increasing customer expectations have pushed business innovation into the clouds. We live and work in a world where digital customers expect an always on, always upgraded and always personalized digital experience across a multitude of devices and channels. These increasing expectations are forcing companies to move their digital transformations further into the clouds. Over the … continue reading

The role of software testing and quality engineering in DevOps adoption

Most teams are somewhere on the path to DevOps maturity, with just 11% saying they’ve implemented full automation in DevOps. This means that despite being around for almost two decades, most organizations are still figuring out what full DevOps adoption looks like for their teams. However, after years of disruption, rising customer expectations for digital … continue reading

If you don’t stop to secure DevOps as part of your VSM, you could miss it

Developers now encounter all kinds of tools and integrations coming at them from everywhere, for all parts of the software delivery process and an ever-increasing threat landscape.  Trying to handle security with DevOps these days can sometimes leave us thinking like Ferris Bueller: “How could I be expected to handle school on a day like … continue reading

Stuck in the [DevOps] Middle With You

Technology is always changing, and thus the way organizations manage around technology is always changing. There are always new methodologies entering the field, promising various benefits if only you could adopt it correctly.  Many of these fizzle out and remain nothing more than buzzwords, but according to Charles Betz, principal analyst at Forrester, DevOps has … continue reading

How HCL Software helps companies evolve their DevOps practices

We asked Nabeel Jaitapker, director of product marketing at HCL Software, how the company’s solutions help others evolve their DevOps practices. This is what he had to say:  In a modern secure DevOps culture, teams seamlessly collaborate to increase delivery and productivity.   The top organizations continuously seek new areas of efficiency, and they know that … continue reading

A guide to DevOps tools

The following is a listing of DevOps tool providers, along with a brief description of their offerings.  HCL Software is a division of HCL Technologies (HCL) that operates its primary software business. We develop, market, sell, and support over 30 product families in the areas of Customer Experience, Digital Solutions, Secure DevOps, Security and Automation. … continue reading

Jellyfish announces benchmarks for engineering leaders

The newly announced Jellyfish Benchmarks enable engineering leaders to add context to engineering metrics and performance by introducing a method for comparisons.  Jellyfish customers now have insight at the percentile level as to how they stack up against their peers since the complex nature of modern software engineering often fails to give engineers proper context, … continue reading

CD Foundation announces new specification for defining event data format

The CD Foundation has announced CDEvents, a vendor-neutral specification for defining the format of event data.  A standardized set of specifications will enable an ecosystem of tools that can collect, store, visualize and analyze events across CD platforms to help measure DevOps metrics and performance and visualize end-to-end workflows. “CDEvents open the doors to scalable … continue reading

Opsera and Mindtree announce partnership to help customers further their digital transformations

Opsera, the continuous orchestration platform for DevOps, and the technology services and digital transformation company, Mindtree, today announced that they are entering into a partnership. The combination of the companies is intended to enable enterprises to increase scale, speed-to-market, and customer satisfaction as they advance along their transformation journey. “We are confident that our partnership … continue reading

New Relic announces general availability of service level management feature

The observability company New Relic today launched its service level management experience in order to allow developers, operators, and executives to operationalize SRE best practices and maintain system uptime and reliability. This release includes one-click Service Level Indicators (SLI) and Service Level Objectives (SLO) setup, recommendations to customize metrics, unified health reports and alerting for … continue reading

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