Agile

DevOps and Security: Fighting factions or fabulous friends?

Source – cbronline.com DevOps processes focus on being  agile, ahead of the game and able to deliver innovative software quickly and efficiently. Traditional software security processes prioritise thoroughness over agility and are often implemented as blocking gates  at the last stages of software delivery. Due to this, these approach are often viewed as being in competition. It doesn’t have to be this way. More and more security breaches are uncovered every week, and it has become vitally important that security and

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5 Agile practices to keep pace with digital transformation

Source – appdevelopermagazine.com Disruptive, continuous change is now the norm. Online companies like Uber, Airbnb and Netflix have transformed the transportation, hospitality and entertainment industries with disruptive technologies and services that couldn’t have been conceived just ten years ago. However, enterprise organizations have been slower to respond. While customer facing web and mobile applications in retail, financial services and healthcare industries have been developed using continuous delivery methods, examples of enterprises adopting similar methodologies are few and far between. The culprit

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3 Benefits to Upgrading to the Cloud

Source – hardwareretailing.com Has your company considered the cloud? Small businesses from all sectors are seeing the benefits of implementing cloud technology—which means storing data remotely and accessing it through the internet, instead of storing in your local office computer. From allowing extra mobility, securing important documents and streamlining collaboration, cloud computing is an increasingly popular way of doing business for many operations. In a recent USA Today article, writer and lawyer Steve Strauss helps small business owners consider the three main ways

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Why agile is key to whole-business transformation

Source – itproportal.com To maintain a competitive edge in today’s evolving marketplace, businesses should refocus their strategies, putting customers at their heart and more efficiently prioritising tasks. A new operating system is required – one that empowers networks of small teams to collaborate so that they can constantly deliver value to customers, and in which leaders provide the clarity of vision to align everyone. This whole-business transformation is an absolute must for survival. Think this sounds extreme? Companies need to transform,

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Automation is not DevOps

Source – dev.to A few years ago, if you would have asked me to define DevOps, my answer would have sounded something like “Mumble mumble automation, mumble, automation, mumble mumble, infrastructure-as-code, mumble mumble, strategery.” Thinking that DevOps equated to automation had mostly to do with the fact that most of the DevOps people I talked to and articles I read really only spoke about automation with only indirect references to anything else. Implementing automation is definitely a part of what it

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Is quality assurance holding back your agile development efforts?

Source – itworldcanada.com Does the software testing process hamper your ability to introduce new applications quickly enough to meet market demand? For an overwhelming number of companies, the answer is yes. Quality assurance experts insist it’s a problem that has to be solved if they are to see the results of digital transformation. All of the work that companies are doing in agile and rapid development can be undone by traditional software testing methods. The need for more rapid development is

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Top 5 Issues Curtailing DevOps Adoption

Source – devops.com DevOps may seem simple and logical on the surface, yet most of the companies we talk to are struggling in one aspect or another. This is no surprise: Successful DevOps initiatives require putting together a full toolset and simultaneously creating a smart team of developers, testers and project managers who are well-versed in cloud and agile technologies. Those tasks alone can take many months of trial and error until you are ready to start DevOps in earnest. After

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Agile Methodology in Software Development

Source – devops.cioreview.com Speeding the delivery of technology is a critical aspect of business today. One of the approaches to increase that speed of delivery that many of us have worked to implement is the use of Agile software development methods such as Scrum XP to deliver business value more rapidly. Transforming an organization from a waterfall centric methodology to agile development is an exciting, but difficult time in an organization.  The changes that are required to the organization are not

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Agile automation techniques answer the need for development speed

Source – techtarget.com The best strategies for Agile automation testing Agile automation is a very simple concept that can be very hard to achieve. At a time when companies are expected to release application updates daily — if not hourly — only Agile automation testing and other delivery steps can make that possible. Automation, however, is far from a simple matter; it requires not only a thorough understanding of the process from end to end, but also the right tools to

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8 QA Tips to Survive in the Digital Transformation Era

Source – techstory.in “90% of CEOs believe the Digital Transformation will impact their industry, but less than 15% are executing on a digital strategy.” – MIT Sloan & Capgemini This research says that each enterprise will need to adapt digital strategies in order to align the business processes and offer end-to-end customer experience. The digital transformation journey involves the huge investment into enterprise mobile apps for business operations, cloud computing for process co-ordination, Big Data for analyzing the data for the

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