Topic: devops

Agile2015: Is agile enough for embedded devices?

As awareness of the Internet of Things (IoT) grows, devices are becoming smarter and more embedded, resulting in difficult development environments. But as with any software, there is a demand for it to be delivered fast, and that goes for embedded devices—despite their complexity. “Software has become the primary driver of innovation and disruption,” said … continue reading

Analyst Watch: Macro confusion about microservices

Bolstered by the near-meteoric rise of container technology, especially Docker, the term “microservices” is now being used to describe the type of software architecture anointed as the shiny new technology that will deliver software engineering to the Promised Land. The reality is that the principles of microservices go back to the ancient history of software … continue reading

Microsoft releases Visual Studio 2015

Visual Studio 2015 has arrived. Microsoft has announced the release to manufacturing of the latest version of its flagship IDE, along with the release of .NET 4.6. Joining Microsoft’s family of Visual Studio products including Visual Studio Community, Visual Studio Enterprise, Visual Studio Online and Visual Studio Code, VS 2015 is geared toward more robust … continue reading

MariaDB adds Chef, DevOps, Docker support in Enterprise Summer 2015 release

MariaDB has announced the Summer 2015 release of MariaDB Enterprise, adding support for Docker containers and new DevOps tooling capabilities centered around optimized MariaDB Enterprise server binaries, as well as a cookbook of recipes for Chef, the open-source IT automation and configuration-management framework. The latest enterprise product release of MariaDB’s open-source MySQL database fork offers … continue reading

Guest View: When success becomes your DevOps failure: Beware of survivorship bias

Read just about any article on DevOps and you’ll be sure to find liberal sprinklings of terms like “culture” and “collaboration” and “establishing strong feedback loops.” Go deeper and you’ll probably come across some head-scratching stuff like “anti-fragile,” “systems thinking,” and my own personal favorite: “learning from failure.” There’s nothing especially earth-shattering about learning from … continue reading

Amazon unveils new AWS services

At the Amazon Web Services Summit in New York, this morning, Amazon announced a number of new services for developers within its cloud. The announcements included new services such as the AWS Device Farm and the AWS API Gateway. Amazon also announced general availability for a number of services that were still in beta form. … continue reading

HashiCorp’s Atlas Leaves Beta With Triple Digit Monthly Revenue Growth and Mozilla, Cisco, and Capgemini as Headline Customers

Today HashiCorp, a leader in the DevOps marketplace, released Atlas to the general public after a successful beta program. Atlas unites HashiCorp’s popular open source tools for development and infrastructure management to create a version control system for infrastructure. Teams of operators use Atlas to responsibly deploy applications and make changes to infrastructure through a … continue reading

ALM techniques can help keep your apps in play

For developers and enterprise teams, application life-cycle management in today’s development climate is an exercise in organized chaos. As movements such as agile, DevOps and Continuous Delivery have created more hybrid roles within a faster, more fluid application delivery cycle, there are new definitions of what each letter in the ALM acronym means. Applications have … continue reading

From the Editors: Microservices and containers—the missing pieces of SOA

Remember that famous headline from a few years back: “SOA is Dead!” Well, reports of SOA’s death have been greatly exaggerated. SOA—the term that defined service-oriented architecture—is alive and well today as the underpinning for microservices and containers. Together, microservices and containers comprise the final piece of a mechanism that ties Agile development, Continuous Delivery … continue reading

What the Dynatrace/Keynote merger means for APM

Dynatrace’s chief marketing officer Nicolas Robbe described walking through the company’s Boston office into an open, rounded room with bright screens lining the walls all displaying cloud infrastructure and applications. As DevOps and business stakeholders have grown more aware of and reliant upon the detailed data afforded organizations through application performance-management tools, this “cockpit,” as … continue reading

Canonical’s Fan container networking, Mashape Analytics for APIs and microservices, and Erlang 18.0—SD Times news digest: June 24, 2015

Canonical has introduced the Fan, an overlay network system in Ubuntu for containers on Amazon Web Services and Google Compute Engine. The Fan is a free scalable address-expansion mechanism for both application-centric containers such as Docker or Rocket, or full-machine containers such as LXD, according to an announcement from Dustin Kirkland of Canonical’s Ubuntu product … continue reading

Guest View: DevOps is many things, but they’re all about building the right product

“DevOps” is an interesting term. It is a bit like the word “accountability.” Everyone agrees it is important, but it means different things to different people. That, of course, is partly what makes it so popular. If nothing else, the DevOps movement is a call for change, but that change looks different depending on which … continue reading

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