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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Shifting left for better security? It’s just as important to shift right too

There’s been a lot of talk lately in security and development circles about the need to shift left in the software development lifecycle—and rightly so. By bringing security into the picture from the beginning, you can catch weak designs and bugs earlier, when they’re cheaper and easier to fix. So far, so good. But does … continue reading

SD Times news digest: New Relic One, WhiteSource for Developers, RavenDB4.2, and VMware’s acquisition of Bitnami

New Relic, the cloud-based instrumentation platform, is introducing New Relic One to help DevOps teams quickly find, visualize, and understand their data. According to the company, this gives organizations the ability to connect their teams to the real-time health of their customer experience. New features include monitoring for AWS Lambda, new dashboards, programmability, global search, … continue reading

SD Times news digest: xMatters open-sources Cthulhu, Unravel secures $35M in Series C funding, Syncsort partners with Snowflake

xMatters open-sourced Cthulhu, a chaos engineering tool that allows DevOps teams to design resilient, self-healing services various infrastructures. Chaos testing has gained popularity as more organizations move to a distributed systems model. The core features of Cthulhu include cross-platform failure orchestration which automatically run random failure scenarios and version-controllable scenarios so engineers can easily reproduce … continue reading

State of Agile report: Make investment in people

Organizations that really want to make Agile processes work realize they have to make an investment in people. That was among the findings of the 13th State of Agile Report, produced by Collabnet VersionOne and released today. The top three responses to the question of what has been most valuable in helping organizations scale Agile … continue reading

Google developer relations lead discusses GCP, Anthos, Cloud Run

Advancing DevOps was a key theme at the recent Google Cloud Next conference in San Francisco. The most significant developments included the launch of the company’s Anthos hybrid extension of Google Cloud Platform (GCP) to Cloud Run, a new Knative serverless offering running in its Kubernetes service in the pipeline and various other tools to … continue reading

Visibility key for DevOps efficiency, quality, report says

Real-time visibility into their DevOps projects is a somewhat to extremely important goal for 84 percent of 200 North America respondents to a survey from SmartDraw Software, a provider of diagramming software. With DevOps projects growing more complex, and often involving multiple tool integrations, gaining visibility into those projects has become a challenge, even for … continue reading

The realities of value stream management

SD Times rang in 2019 with a January issue cover declaring this the year of value stream management. The hype machine is in high gear, touting the benefits of removing waste from your production process and assessing every piece of work you do to make sure it’s providing value. The work of W.E. Deming is … continue reading

Testim enables intelligent web, mobile test automation

Agile and DevOps is all about managing change through continuous improvements in people, processes and technologies to deliver high-quality software as fast as possible. However, since the invention of software, one hurdle that remains the same is the software testing process. A survey shared with the SD Times community reports that 70% of organizations have … continue reading

A NoOps state of mind

The emergence of serverless computing is causing organizations to revisit the notion of NoOps for their development processes. Serverless enables businesses to achieve velocity without having to worry about operations. NoOps is the idea that if organizations can take operations out of the equation entirely, they can focus more on the development side of things. … continue reading

Using version control to automate DevOps

While the industry is trying to speed up software development and deployment with methodologies like Agile, DevOps and CI/CD, one company believes that tools and solutions that go along with these approaches aren’t changing fast enough. “Version control is so structured and complex, it takes a lot of time from the software development team,” said … continue reading

A guide to DevOps CI/CD tools

Mobile Labs: Mobile Labs remains the leading supplier of in-house mobile device clouds that connect remote, shared mobile devices to Global 2000 mobile web, gaming, and app engineering teams. Its patented GigaFox is offered on-premises or hosted, and solves mobile device sharing and management challenges during development, debugging, manual testing, and automated testing. A pre-installed … continue reading

How do you add value to the CI/CD pipeline?

Michael Ryan, CTO of Mobile Labs: Mobile Labs’ re-engineered mobile device cloud GigaFox adds value to the CI/CD pipeline by making it possible to implement continuous mobile testing on real devices under the control of the build system. This ensures that all apps are automatically installed to the proper device types for automated or manual … continue reading

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