Application Testing is Making a Comeback for Agile DevOps Teams

Source – business2community.com “Badges? We don’t need no stinking badges.” In the classic film, The Treasure of the Sierra Madre, this line was spoken by a group of bandits who clearly didn’t need law and order on their side. Today, one could easily picture a different type of bandit that has been disrupting application development and coding, uttering something very similar. “Testing? We don’t need no stinking testing.” Yep, for a few years now, it has seemed like agile developers and

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Advice and tips about DevOps for beginners

Source – techtarget.com Brand new to DevOps? Here’s our get started guide If you or your organization is brand new to DevOps it might feel as if you’ve traveled to a foreign country. Nearly everything you thought you knew about software development, deployment, testing, security and UX is altered when seen through the DevOps lens. DevOps for beginners really isn’t for the faint of heart, but with advice, time and patience, you’ll get there. For developers, the move to DevOps requires

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DevOps survey highlights complexity and culture worries

Source – betanews.com Top barriers to DevOps adoption include stagnant organizational cultures and managing a jumble of legacy processes. A new survey of DevOps and IT professionals from sandbox software company Quali finds 22 percent of respondents cite organizational culture, 21 percent legacy processes, and 20 percent growing software complexity as their top concerns. Other worries include the lack of standardized mechanisms for continuous testing (13 percent); managing the setup, tear-down and automation during different stages of the DevOps lifecycle (13

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Common DevOps Myths and Misconceptions

Source – informationweek.com For those who think that DevOps is a one-off project or simply a set of tools, check out why those and other beliefs are myths. Business leaders across industries know that accelerating speed to market is more than a goal, it is a survival skill. Sony CEO, Kazuo Hirai, succinctly described the pressure many executives feel, especially in the tech sector: “We need to execute with faster speed, which means effective decision-making, effective execution.” While many industry

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PolarSeven Achieve AWS DevOps Competency

Source – prnewswire.com PolarSeven, Accelerate Your Cloud Automation, announced today that it has achieved Amazon Web Services (AWS) DevOps Competency status. This recognises that PolarSeven provides proven technology solutions and deep expertise helping customers: implement their continuous integration and continuous delivery practices automating infrastructure provisioning and management with configuration management tools on AWS Achieving the AWS DevOps Competency differentiates PolarSeven as an AWS Partner Network (APN) member that provides specialized demonstrated technical proficiency and proven customer success with a specific focus

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Why DevOps and cloud are essential to digital transformation

Source – devops.cioreview.com Today, companies opt for cloud services because it supplements existing business infrastructure and makes it nimble and potent. But, leveraging the cloud to modernize business isn’t that feasible as it may appear. The primary challenge of companies is to reform the existing IT architectures to bolster delivery of innovative products and services, upscale the market position, and create operational efficiencies. The second challenge focuses on the same line but centers on abating the traditional ways of operations that

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What is the right storage software needed for DevOps to be a success?

Source – information-age.com A major operational problem in on-premises enterprise data centres has emerged over the past 10 years. This is rearing its head as a fundamental mismatch between the infrastructure and the needs of increasingly virtualised applications. There is a major contrast between what organisations want their staff to focus on – strategic projects, new application deployment, new customer acquisition and releasing new products – and the things they end up spending too much time on. This includes infrastructure ‘plumbing’

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DevOps Today: What Does It Mean to You?

Source – informationweek.com DevOps is moving forward. Is your organization coming along for the ride? As DevOps becomes ever more widely respected and adopted, the fundamental concepts driving the approach are rapidly evolving and improving for the better. The latest DevOps iteration is BizDevSecOps, which aims to introduce a “whole company” approach to deriving business value from IT. “One of the best aspects of DevOps is really its bringing of Lean and Agile principles together, so it’s a continuous improvement process,”

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GitLab 10.6: CI/CD for GitHub, increased Kubernetes support

Source – jaxenter.com DevOps without CI/CD is like trying to build a house out of popsicle sticks. Sure, it can be done, but oh man, are you making your life harder than it needs to be. So, the fact that GitLab, one of the most popular Git-repositories on the internet, still didn’t support CI/CD with GitHub has been something of a thing. Now, that problem is gone forever with GitLab 10.6. GitLab’s popular built-in continuous integration, continuous delivery, and continuous deployment

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Four common barriers that impede DevOps at scale

Source – computing.co.uk The software producers that report the best performance across a variety of metrics are those that release code most frequently. So says Rob Vanstone, technical director at continuous delivery vendor XebiaLabs, speaking at the Computing DevOps Summit this week. The aim then is to iterate faster. The problem for large organisations is how to reduce the software delivery lifecycle at scale. “What we see is teams starting to do pockets of innovation, typically scripting, typically automation and then saying ‘hey,

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