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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Atlassian releases new cloud app development platform: Forge

Atlassian announced that its next-generation cloud app development platform, Forge, is now generally available.  Forge has been in beta since the beginning of 2020 and is designed to handle many of the maintenance aspects of app creation such as compliance, data management practices, scaling performance and security.  “Forge is the culmination of over 2 years … continue reading

SD Times news digest: JFrog updates DevOps platform, Red Hat JBoss EAP now available on Microsoft Azure, and Liquibase expands Database DevOps

JFrog announced new capabilities for its DevOps Platform that enhance binary lifecycle management at scale.  One new capability is Federated Repositories which helps with managing binaries by abstracting the infrastructure layer to create a datacenter transparent repository between different remote locations or instances of the JFrog Platform.  Other new capabilities include signed pipelines for developers … continue reading

SD Times news digest: New record for largest programming competition, Arctic Wolf Managed Security Awareness, and Esper Device DevOps funding

The global IT service company Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) announced that the ninth season of its TCS CodeVita won a Guinness World Record for being the world’s largest computer programming competition totaling 136,054 participants. The 2021 competition brought together college students from around the world to see who ranked among the top student programmers globally.  … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Appian’s low-code automation platform, Applitool’s Rally integration, and Jetpack Compose for Web

Appian announced that the latest version of the Appian Low-code Automation Platform will be generally available in June.  The platform offers a new code-free approach to unifying enterprise data, new collaboration features, DevSecOps capabilities and more.  The new Appian Intelligent Document Processing (IDP) delivers massive efficiency gains via straight-through processing of large volumes of unstructured … continue reading

Guest View: How compliance fits into DevOps

As security and privacy grow in importance, regulatory compliance is becoming an increasing priority for most businesses. But let’s just say it: compliance audits are not fun.  That’s especially true when it comes to engineering and development teams, who are tasked with gathering all of the relevant data – in other words, evidence – needed … continue reading

Atlassian reveals Open DevOps vision

Atlassian announced a new DevOps experience at its Team ‘21 conference this week. Open DevOps is a development solution built on Jira designed to connect software development teams, tools and technologies.  “We believe that every software team should choose the best tools and technology without sacrificing the ability to collaborate across the company. That’s why … continue reading

JetBrains releases CI/CD solution TeamCity Cloud

JetBrains today introduced TeamCity Cloud, a managed CI/CD service designed for DevOps teams that don’t want to deal with maintaining and scaling their own infrastructure.  The cloud version is based on the original TeamCity and it shares a lot of the same functionality including integration with popular development tools, test intelligence and easy configuration, the … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Gremlin Automatic Service Discovery, WhiteHat Attack Surface Management, and Jamf’s same-day Apple OS support

Gremlin has added Automatic Service Discovery to its chaos engineering platform in an effort to help companies improve resilience and reduce downtime by identifying the various services running across distributed systems.  “The rise in popularity of microservices necessitate services functioning as first-class citizens. The infrastructure layer is becoming more abstract and engineers are increasingly thinking … continue reading

Report: DevOps teams need to foster a learning culture to thrive

A majority of DevOps teams believe that building a learning culture is highly important. According to the DevOps Institute’s Upskilling 2021 Report, 70% of respondents viewed it as a top priority.  In order to build a successful learning culture, teams have to eliminate blaming and shaming its members when problems arise. The report found some … continue reading

BizOps Coalition fuels digital success

Organizations have learned the hard way that software development efforts don’t always reflect business priorities or result in the expected ROI. Agile, DevOps and CI/CD efforts have accelerated software delivery, but not necessarily the delivery of value. BizOps bridges the gap by providing visibility and insights across the entire value stream so companies can achieve … continue reading

Four key metrics for measuring DevOps productivity

A recent report found the four best ways to measure DevOps productivity is to look at: duration, mean time to recovery, throughput and success rate. According to the State of Software Delivery report from CI/CD platform provider CircleCI, companies who optimize on those four metrics are some of the most successful software companies out there.  … continue reading

BizOps speeds digital transformation

Today’s businesses need to be more agile and digital than they’ve ever been before to adapt quickly to rapidly changing market conditions. Organizational leaders want to maximize business outcomes, so IT must help accelerate time to value and reduce operational risks. To achieve these goals, organizations must push beyond IT-centric forms of Ops and embrace … continue reading

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