Topic: devops

DevOps

Putting the ‘Ops’ back in DevOps

DevOps is a good thing. In today’s Application Economy, after all, it’s important to get new code into production quickly, because that new code empowers you to deliver more value to your customers than your competitors do. But a differentiated customer experience is not just about cool app features. It’s also about great performance. That’s … continue reading

DevOps and business forge a new definition of APM

Applications are growing more complex and living on a wider range of platforms than ever before, and the application performance-management space is evolving along with them. APM platforms are providing more unified, flexible and predictive monitoring hubs for developers and operations, spurred to deliver more targeted application information faster. At the heart of this changing … continue reading

Mitchell Hashimoto is automating the world

As a teenager with too much free time, Mitchell Hashimoto’s natural coding ability and love of video games got him in a bit of trouble. Under threat of legal action from Neopets and others, the enterprising 14 year-old high school freshman forcibly shut down his US$25-per-month membership site selling automated video game cheats he coded … continue reading

Chef and Microsoft partner to automate Azure and Visual Studio

Chef, the company behind the open-source IT automation and configuration-management framework, has announced a partnership with Microsoft to improve the native enterprise automation capabilities on the tech giant’s various platforms and services. Chef and Microsoft will collaborate to develop new automation tools for Microsoft Azure, Visual Studio and Windows PowerShell DSC. The partnership is the … continue reading

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The open-source rookies of the year

Each year, hundreds of open-source projects get started, but only a handful are appealing, interesting or innovating enough to stay for years to come. In order to recognize those that demonstrate significant traction within the developer community, Black Duck has released its seventh annual open-source rookies of the year awards. “I’m always excited about publishing … continue reading

The cloud in 2014: An open, interoperable ecosystem

In 2014, the selection of cloud platforms and services was more plentiful than ever before, and it saw countless partnerships and integrations to tie them all together. Cloud users and developers are dropping eggs in many different baskets, be it Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud Platform, IBM Cloud or open-source platforms such as … continue reading

The year agile, DevOps and Continuous Delivery took over the life cycle

When the term “application life cycle” was first introduced, there was no knowledge or even any practice of agile development or Continuous Delivery (CD); there were no wearables, and mobile phones were dramatically different than what they are today. What used to suggest a beginning to an end to a program’s life evolved into this … continue reading

Five questions with new Dynatrace CEO John Van Siclen on APM and company’s future

Application performance management solution provider Dynatrace is a private entity once more, becoming an independent business and naming John Van Siclen as its new CEO. After the initial dynaTrace company, which also had Van Siclen as its CEO, was acquired by Compuware in 2011, the company assumed the role of the APM business in the … continue reading

HashiCorp releases Atlas, its first commercial DevOps product

After releasing five popular open-source technologies, HashiCorp is tying them all together with Atlas—a commercial DevOps and application-delivery product for developing, deploying, and maintaining applications on any infrastructure. Described in HashiCorp’s news release as an AWS-style application delivery SaaS for any public or private data center, Atlas unifies the company’s open-source projects (Vagrant, Packer, Serf, … continue reading

Mozilla’s VR website, Oracle’s Solaris Studio 12.4, and a continuous testing lab for Azure—SD Times news digest: Nov. 12, 2014

Mozilla wants to help advance virtual reality on the Web. The company recently unveiled MozVR.com, “a VR website about VR websites,” according to the company. MozVR is meant to share experimental virtual reality websites, provide resources for developers, and spotlight virtual reality Web projects. “We’ve designed MozVR to be a ‘native VR’ Web experience, made … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Nov. 4, 2014—Google updates Material Design, Dell and Red Hat coordinate on DevOps solution

Google’s Material Design gets another update Google is answering the comments and suggestions developers have been giving them about its material design by releasing another major update to the spec. One the biggest requests the company said it has received from developers and designers is quicker access to related developer documentation. Google has responded by … continue reading

Rackspace finds clear business benefits and increasing use of DevOps for rapid software development and deployment

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM–Over half (55 percent) of surveyed businesses have implemented DevOps practices 52 percent of these businesses have increased customer conversion and satisfaction 70 percent of businesses with DevOps outsource automation, allowing half of these businesses (50 percent) to focus on increasing innovation Rackspace, the managed cloud company, today announced the findings of a … continue reading

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