Topic: devops

Guest View: Continuous Delivery: Scaling from 2,000 to 40,000 developers worldwide

What does scalability mean in your software organization? Scalability is a word that is used quite often in the IT world, but it means something different to every software development company. The definition is straightforward: Scalability is the ability of a system, network or process to handle a growing amount of work in a capable … continue reading

From the Editors: DevOps may drive IT people to extinction

The term “DevOps” has now existed long enough to have made the arduous journey from buzzword to industry mainstay. That, however, does not mean there are no longer arguments about just what the term means. In this issue, we even heard some say that DevOps is a harmful term that divides duties along imaginary IT/developer … continue reading

DevOps: It’s all about the culture

In an environment where the development teams get along with the operations teams, organizations are finding it easier to deliver software faster, with better quality. What’s their secret? DevOps. “With DevOps, you get agility, you get speed, you have the ability to deploy applications very quickly, which means that you can release new features and … continue reading

Guest View: Traditional Ops is no more

Almost 10 years ago, Amazon CTO Werner Vogels famously revealed how the company had moved away from traditional department-led Web operations to developers deploying their own code. “The traditional model is that you take your software to the wall that separates development and operations, and throw it over and then forget about it. Not at … continue reading

Microsoft doubles down on containers

In October, Microsoft announced a partnership with Docker to bring container technology to Microsoft’s Azure cloud service, and ostensibly to the Windows Server platforms. That news was clarified today with the announcement of Hyper-V Containers and Nano Server. Microsoft’s Jeffrey Snover, distinguished engineer and lead architect for Windows Server; Andrew Mason, principal program manager for … continue reading

Digging into microservices

Today’s monolithic applications are starting to become too big and too complicated for developers to maintain. When developers want to update a feature, they are forced to update the entire application. To solve this problem, organizations have been turning to a new software development approach: microservices. “Microservice architecture is the idea that rather than building … continue reading

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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

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