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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Harness acquires continuous integration company Drone.io

Continuous delivery as a service provider Harness announced that it acquired Drone.io, the creator of the open-source project Drone. Drone is a continuous delivery system build on container technology. With this new acquisition, Harness hopes to enable DevOps engineers to build, test and deploy software on-demand, without delay or downtime. Drone.io plugins are containerized and … continue reading

A guide to Agile development tools

Broadcom: Rally Software is an enterprise-class agile management platform purpose built for scaling agile across the enterprise. It enables businesses to make faster and smarter decisions by aligning work with business objectives. Rally provides a central hub for teams across the organization to collaborate, plan, prioritize and track work, and continuously improve. Rally also enables … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Microsoft announces a new dev landing page and issues repo, MuseDev’s free code analysis platform, and Applitools’ Ultrafast Cross Browser Hackathon

Microsoft is giving developers new ways to work with Windows. The company announced a new docs landing page and a new GitHub issues repo.  The new landing page aims to help developers set up their development environments and optimize workflow on Windows. It will provide guidance and resources for working with Windows and using open-source … continue reading

Breaking silos in Continuous Integration and Continuous Delivery

Last year’s Gartner’s DevOps Hype Cycle states that DevOps Toolchain Orchestration is moving from the peak of inflated expectations to the trough of disillusionment. This means the market is moving at a fast pace towards actual productivity and scalability. We understand that we need to build a comprehensive strategy to address DevOps at scale, where … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Perforce Software acquires Methodics, Android basics in Kotlin, and TileDB’s round of funding

Perforce Software announced that it acquired Methodics, a provider of intellectual property life cycle management and traceability solutions for enterprises. Perforce explained the acquisition will help it expand its DevOps portfolio. “The semiconductor and embedded software design markets continue to expand, especially as they serve growing AI, automotive, cloud, and IoT markets,” said Mark Ties, … continue reading

Business and DevOps value streams need better alignment

Digital.ai’s 2020 State of Agile report revealed that over half of its survey respondents either had implemented or were planning to implement value stream management (VSM). But despite its popularity, in many organizations it has fallen into the same trap as many new development methodologies — it’s not being implemented 100% correctly. Often, VSM is … continue reading

DevOps Report: Testing is Everything

DevOps teams often struggle to meet speed and quality goals simultaneously. Intelligent test automation company mabl just released its 2020 State of DevOps Report based on a survey of 1,000 software professionals, including testers and QA professionals (59%) as well as developers and engineers (34%). The key takeaway is that manual testing doesn’t cut it. … continue reading

Value stream is not as easy as it seems

It is time to start rethinking your value streams.  Lance Knight, COO of ConnectALL, said the industry is making value stream management sound so much simpler than it really is, when in reality it requires teams to start thinking deeper and differently about how their work flows.  The problem is that organizations are looking at … continue reading

SD Times news digest: erwin updates Data Modeler, Progress DataDirect’s new data connectors, and Mozilla’s front-end developer learning pathway

Data governance company erwin announced a new version of its Data Modeler (DM) to support digital transformation, cloud migration, and infrastructure modernization.  Erwin DM now features metadata-driven automation capabilities and support for data warehouse and DBMS modernization to ensure data governance and reduce data management costs and data-related risks. It also includes native support for … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Datadog integrates with Amazon Elastic File System, Copado raises $26 million, and Google’s internships focus on open source

Datadog announced support for Amazon Elastic File System (Amazon EFS) for AWS Lambda.  Through the new integration, developers will have visibility across the serverless components that power their business and will be able to troubleshoot potential issues quickly.  “As our shared customers can take advantage of the new persistent file system functionality to enable new … continue reading

Editor’s Blog: Value streams help developers create applications that matter

The effectiveness of software development teams has traditionally been measured by their output — how many lines of code did they write today? How many times was code deployed to production. In short, the measure was speed. The idea that they can move code has always been important. But today, organizations are starting to ask … continue reading

SD Times news digest: The Coding and Innovation Bootcamp, Axiom’s data funding, and Qualcomm’s Small Business Accelerator program

Coding Dojo and MIT Bootcamps are teaming up to focus on accelerated learning programs through the Coding and Innovation Bootcamp, which teaches core innovation principles.  Students will first go through an intensive three-week online bootcamp led by MIT instructor where they’ll learn entrepreneurial problem discovery and problem-solving.  Then, they’ll attend a six-week online Coding Dojo … continue reading

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