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.
Apache CouchDB 3.0 has been released. Apache CouchDB is a document-oriented NoSQL database. Highlights of the release include: default installations are now secure and locked down, user-defined partitioned databases improved for faster querying, and Live Shard Splitting added for incremental scale-out. Apache CouchDB 3.0 also lets users store their data safely, on their own servers, … continue reading
Application performance provider Instana has announced a new way for DevOps and IT Ops teams to manage and execute alerts. Instana SmartAlerts is an automated IT alert management system based on environmental and situational use cases. According to the company, performance monitoring can become confusing when trying to figure out what you want to get … continue reading
JFrog has announced the “JFrog Platform,” a new hybrid and multi-cloud universal DevOps Platform designed to deliver DevSecOps, CI/CD and software distribution solutions in an all-in-one experience. “Developers consistently tell us that for DevOps to be successful, they require several key elements: best-of-breed package management, advanced CI/CD solutions that span and control the pipeline all … continue reading
In order to improve cybersecurity efforts, new tools are being released this week at the RSA Conference in San Francisco. The conference brings together top cybersecurity professionals and business leaders to discuss emerging trends and formulate the best strategies for tackling current and future threats. The new tools include solutions that speed up security testing, … continue reading
ForgePoint Capital announced that it closed its second fund with $450 million in capital commitments. “Fund II, the industry’s largest fund focused exclusively on cybersecurity, enables us to continue to invest in early-stage and select growth companies addressing the most pressing security challenges facing individuals, businesses and governments,” ForgePoint wrote in a post. With $750 … continue reading
To fully participate in the digital economy and stay ahead of customer expectations, enterprise IT must deliver software faster than ever before. As a result, Agile development and DevOps processes have become critical for IT to meet the challenges of the digital world. Those processes give enterprises flexibility, enabling them to pivot as needed to … continue reading
Android device and deployment application management company Esper announced a $7.6 million Series A funding round. According to the company, the funding will help it provide a full stack development and management platform for Android edge devices. Esper explained that the overall edge market is growing 26% annually with more than 7 million developers worldwide … continue reading
Swift Playgrounds is an app for Mac and iPad that uses interactive puzzles and challenges to help users learn the basics of coding. Users will use Swift, the programming language created by Apple that is used to build many of today’s most popular apps, according to Apple. “Swift Playgrounds requires no coding knowledge, so it’s … continue reading
Melissa is a technical professional in charge of application development for a large manufacturing organization. In the past few months, she’s had to make some changes to promptly meet the demands of the customer and the business — including regularly updating applications with user feedback and responding to new shifts in the market and changes … continue reading
Let’s flash back to New Year’s Eve 1999, when we were popping corks to celebrate the entrance of a new millennium and, as the ball dropped, that Y2K hadn’t descended us into the Dark Ages. All the while we were blissfully unaware that the dot.com bubble was about to burst (even though it was obvious … continue reading
In 2012, software intelligence company Dynatrace set out to achieve seamless automation from development to production. Its other goal was to move code from development to production in an hour versus 24 hours. However, at the time, development and operations teams weren’t collaborating well. DevOps seemed like the right answer. Although operations had its own … continue reading
Progressive delivery is the natural extension of continuous delivery but refines what it means to “deliver” because unlike the ‘big bang’ of an all-or-nothing release cutover, progressive delivery enables the business to gradually expose new functionality to limited numbers of users to assess the impact on user behavior and system health before expanding the release … continue reading