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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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

GitLab announces new acquisitions for its DevSecOps portfolio

GitLab announced two acquisitions this week focused on providing security to its platform. Peach Tech is a security firm that specializes in protocol fuzz testing and dynamic application security testing, and Fuzzit is a continuous fuzz testing solution. “Bringing the fuzzing technologies of Peach Tech and Fuzzit into GitLab’s security solutions will give our users … continue reading

Harness gives developers cloud spend control with Continuous Efficiency

Harness has announced a new solution designed to make it easier for development and DevOps teams to manage the cost of containerized applications and microservices that are running in cloud environments. With Continuous Efficiency, these teams are given immediate visibility into the cost of their applications, microservices, and clusters.  “Skyrocketing cloud costs are an unsolved … continue reading

To fly slow or blind? A dilemma for developers

According to research recently published by Digital Enterprise Journal, organizations are losing $2,129,000 per month, on average, due to delays in application releases. This creates a tough choice for development teams, who are depending on fresh logs and metrics from those releases to guide their data-driven development processes forward. In other words, there’s what I like … continue reading

Chef announces new integrated DevSecOps portfolio for compliance, desktop management and app delivery

Chef announced new capabilities designed to enable coded enterprises to build competitive advantage through automation and DevSecOps innovations.  “Since our last ChefConf, we have been intensely focused on harnessing our long experience in operating at massive scale and speed while enabling unprecedented ease of use,” said Barry Crist, the CEO of Chef. The new Chef … continue reading

Atlassian delivers 12 new ways to bring information to DevOps teams

Atlassian wants to improve the way development, IT operations and business teams work together by allowing them to share and get the right information in the tools they are already working in. In a recent DevOps Trends Survey, the company found that DevOps tools and practices teams use to make their lives easier actually come … continue reading

premium Why software delivery management matters

Software delivery has come a long way in the last 10 years. Many organizations have scrapped the restrictive waterfall model in favor of collaborative approaches that enable them to build faster, change features midstream and deliver updates continuously. But today’s delivery processes aren’t as efficient as they could be. They’re still fraught with bottlenecks, mistakes … continue reading

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