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.
Development, testing, security and operations have all been transformed to keep up with the pace of software today — but one piece is still missing. Data is now becoming a roadblock to Agile and DevOps initiatives. “People are getting stuck with data saying ‘I have my infrastructure layer automated and self-serviced so a developer can … continue reading
Ready. Set. Deploy. The excitement and anxious energy developers feel the first time a new application runs in a production environment is probably a much smaller scale version of what NASA engineers felt when the Apollo 11 landed on the moon. And while there are no space travel celebrations until the astronauts safely return home, … continue reading
The DevOps community wants to get back to the human aspect of developing software. The DevOps Enterprise Summit is taking place in Las Vegas this week, and one of the dominating themes has been people, not process or technology. Andre Martin, vice president of PeopleDev at Google, spoke about how businesses can create “a culture … continue reading
To understand an enterprise’s current state of software security risk, executives, security practitioners and development teams need information. Benchmarks provide useful information on performance and risk. However, ideas about which benchmarks are most important will differ depending upon the corporate stakeholder to whom you’re speaking. For example, a business decision-maker has to justify the expense … continue reading
Sparx Systems specializes in high-performance, scalable, visual modeling tools for the planning, design, and construction of software-intensive systems, according to Tom O’Reilly, chief operating officer (COO). In the latest version of Enterprise Architect (EA), Sparx continues to add new features to its modeling and design platform, which covers the entire software development life cycle, facilitates … continue reading
DevOps teams need to deliver high-quality web and mobile software quickly to satisfy end customers and keep their employers’ businesses competitive. But it can be difficult to assure product quality when the target devices are undergoing software and browser updates themselves. Testing remains a DevOps bottleneck because there isn’t enough testing and quality assurance talent … continue reading
Remember the old adage: “Speed, Cost, Quality -– pick any two?” This tradeoff is no longer an option. With digital transformation initiatives driving DevTest teams to scale Agile and adopt DevOps, all three vectors must be addressed. This requires a fundamental shift in how you approach testing. It’s not a matter of acquiring more or … continue reading
The rise of DevSecOps has stressed the importance of shifting security left in order to provide better protection. A recently released report, though, found shifting left isn’t enough. In order for security to be viewed as more than just an extra step, it needs to be built into the entire life cycle. Puppet, CircleCI and … continue reading
The security aspect of DevOps is evolving as new data found a new wave of engineering-led software security efforts originating bottom-up in the development and operations teams rather than top-down from a centralized software security group (SSG). Software security initiatives (SSIs) have identified a number of individuals (often developers, testers, and architects) who are invested … continue reading
Following its recent investment from TPG Capital, CollabNet VersionOne plans on using its new $500 million to expand partnerships and creating comprehensive solutions that drive AI and value stream management (VSM) throughout enterprises. VSM solutions allow companies to capture, create, deliver and measure the flow of business value throughout their application development life cycles, a … continue reading
Private equity platform TPG Capital signed a definitive agreement to acquire CollabNet VersionOne, moving forward with its broader strategy to build a “leading, integrated, enterprise-focused DevOps platform company.” The terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. According to a statement, TPG Capital and CollabNet will work to aggressively pursue acquisitions in strategic adjacencies that complement … continue reading
Organizations are maturing from Agile to DevOps and CI/CD with the goal of releasing higher quality software faster. However, the need for speed has not necessarily been reflected in a shift from hand-coding to low-code development. RELATED CONTENT: Legacy assets gain new life with low-code integrations “DevOps has always been focused on this hand-coding mentality,” said … continue reading