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.
Many teams are now making the move to DevOps, and there is good reason: using DevOps practices helps enable teams to be more responsive to market changes. They can deploy code more quickly and more safely, and with less fear of breaking production. The industry is catching on to the benefits of DevOps as well. … continue reading
GitLab is taking the next steps in its DevOps initiative with the announcement that it is integrating security into its single application. The company is also releasing auto remediation, security dashboards and plans to release security approvals in an upcoming update. “The advantages of a single application are numerous: A single sign-on eliminates the need … continue reading
As part of GitLab’s mission to power the DevOps life cycle, it is laying out its ideal DevOps team model. “The seamless collaboration between Development and IT operations is a beautiful thing. DevOps was designed to remove silos so that these teams could work together to build, test, and deploy software faster. But there’s a … continue reading
Cloud native has become one of the biggest trends in the software industry. It has already changed the way we think about developing, deploying and operating software products. The cloud-native paradigm for application development has come to consist of microservices architecture, containerized services, orchestration and distributed management. Organizations across every industry want to remain competitive, … continue reading
CI/CD software provider CloudBees wants to help developers release software with more flexibility and less risk with the acquisition of the secure feature management company Rollout. “Our goal is to help organizations deliver great, feature-rich software efficiently while minimizing risks associated with the deployment process,” said Sacha Labourey, CEO and co-founder of CloudBees. “The acquisition … continue reading
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
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
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
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
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
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
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