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.
The benefits of DevOps have been talked about for some time now. But a recent report has shown how organizations are reaping the benefits after implementing DevOps. According to a recent survey sponsored by Google and Harvard Business Review Analytics Services, two-thirds of the respondents that have implemented DevOps have seen benefits that impact their … continue reading
Software reliability platform provider OverOps has announced new Reliability Dashboards to give QA, DevOps and Site Reliability Teams more insight across their pre-production and production environments. The dashboards include new machine learning-based scoring capabilities that automatically detect anomalies and prioritize them based on impact. “Most organizations are facing two primary dilemmas in their software delivery: … continue reading
Employers that want to keep their developers happy should make sure they’re clear about the details and requirements of a position. HackerRank released its 2019 Developer Skills Report, which found 68 percent of developers say nothing irks them more than being unsure of what is expected of them. “Hiring and retaining skilled developers is critical … continue reading
Perforce has announced a strategic acquisition to expand its DevOps portfolio with new application development tools and components. The company has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire cross-platform software development tool provider Rogue Wave Software. “Software development is growing increasingly complex, driving the need for platforms and solutions that can help enterprises simplify their … continue reading
Application performance management company Instana launched a new version of its End User Monitoring (EUM) utility this week, introducing advanced filtering of trace and request data with its new unbounded analytics feature. According to the company, Instana EUM is part of the Instana APM service and is designed for site reliability engineers and developers to … continue reading
Google released Android Studio 3.3 this week with a strong focus on refinement and quality. The key updates featured a tidied-up UI, and support for IntelliJ 2018.2.2, Kotlin 1.3.11 and Clang-Tidy C++. According to the company, the updates are a part of a broader plan for solidifying the feature set of the IDE that the … continue reading
XebiaLabs has launched a new security and risk assessment solution for enterprises. The new solution features enhanced chain of custody reporting, a new security risk dashboard for software releases, and new at-a-glance compliance overviews. According to the company, this will help organizations track app release status and understand security better. “To effectively manage software delivery … continue reading
By now, Agile and DevOps are proven methodologies and well known throughout the software development industry, but their stories are not over yet. Although the idea of Agile has been around for over a decade now with DevOps following closely behind it, there are plenty of organizations still looking to expand and improve their implementations. … continue reading
Development teams thrive on precision. They need specific requirements to write clean, tight code. They need to write tests that will accurately reveal any flaws in that code. So when development managers are told they need to consider value when developing software, the reaction is, “Well, what do you mean by value?” In 2019, businesses … continue reading
In the last few years, we’ve watched DevOps transition beyond a buzzword to become widely accepted by organizations large and small, global and startup. As we take stock of all the happened in 2018, it’s the perfect time to reflect on where we see things going in the new year. Everyone is seeking systems unicorns … continue reading
KPIs (key performance indicators) are crucial to advancing DevOps in a world where business competitiveness depends on our ability to measure how well we are producing compelling, innovative software. But “KPI” is a term that gets thrown around haphazardly at times, and can get overlooked as simply a buzzword. This lack of focus was apparent … continue reading
XebiaLabs is trying to break down the barrier to entry for DevOps for development teams with the release of its DevOps as Code features for its DevOps platform. According to XebiaLabs, DevOps as Code enables teams to specify end-to-end DevOps pipeline flows, infrastructure configurations, and deployment settings. “At XebiaLabs, our ‘as code’ philosophy goes beyond … continue reading