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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Is DevOps actually ‘The Bad Place’?

SPOILER WARNING: This article contains major spoilers for the TV show “The Good Place.” In the television series “The Good Place,” four people die and are told they are in heaven — The Good Place. But their time is marked by a series of escalating annoyances that finally makes one of them realize they are … continue reading

Release automation creates repeatable paths to software delivery

New software features and updates are the lifeblood of many organizations today, so the faster they can bring them out, the more competitive and customer-responsive they will be. One of the techniques progressive organizations are using to achieve that goal is release automation. Understanding what goes into release automation is key to realizing its benefits. … continue reading

SLOs: The heart of reliability practices

The most challenging principle of Agile is “simplicity — the art of maximizing the amount of work not done.” Developers waste immense cycles trying to avoid software failure. Rather than defining “good enough” reliability and stopping there, teams go way beyond the point of diminishing returns, building what is jokingly referred to as “gold plated” … continue reading

Report: Majority of development teams not CI/CD experts

Current DevOps tools and processes aren’t cutting it for many organizations. Despite the industry having now supposedly largely moved to a continuous integration and continuous delivery (CI/CD) approach, it appears that the majority of development teams aren’t actually practicing true CI/CD at an expert level.  According to CloudBolt’s latest report, “The Truth About DevOps in … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Twilio launches developer toolkit, New Jupyter Notebooks improvements in Azure DevOps, JetBrains releases EduTools Plugin 2021.8

Twilio launched its Developer Toolkit which enables companies to use the building blocks that are needed to connect and route trusted, secure, first-party data wherever their teams need it.  It provides developers with streamlined data collection so that they can save time setting up analytics infrastructure and improve the performance of their apps and websites … continue reading

DevOps education missing from many computer science degree programs

University student enrollment in computer science programs has been increasing over the years, but many of those programs focus heavily on the foundations of how to write code and not so much on some of what is needed once a developer enters the workforce, such as DevOps practices.  “I would say that most college graduates … continue reading

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

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