Continuous Delivery

Azure DevOps – Why It’s A Big Deal For Microsoft And The Community

Source- forbes.com Microsoft has recently announced the rebranding of Visual Studio Team Service (VSTS) to Azure DevOps. VSTS, an extension of Visual Studio – the flagship integrated development environment from Microsoft – enabled architects, developers, and testers to collaboratively design, develop and test software. Though it may seem like yet another rebranding exercise, Azure DevOps is much more than that. It is a strategic move from Microsoft with an aim to establish itself as a segment leader in the DevOps

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Driving innovation and accelerating digital transformation with low-code

Source- networksasia.net According to IDC, technology and services that enable digital transformation across the Asia-Pacific region are expected to grow by 15.3 percent annually to more than $386 billion (U.S. dollars) in 2018. With the demand for applications and platforms currently at an all-time high, CIOs know their enterprises need to deliver technology and product innovation faster while responding rapidly to new market opportunities and threats. In a world that is changing at breakneck speed, it comes as no surprise

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5 Competencies You Need to Succeed in DevOps and Beyond

Source – infoworld.com DevOps (development and operations) is an enterprise software development phrase that is used to define an agile relationship between development and IT operations, which encourages better communication and collaboration between the two business units. When an organization applies this same goal to its entire business, it can transform itself. Instead of siloed, traditionally adversarial groups, everyone collaborates with a common goal that will help the organization win in its market sector. Skills vs. competencies – What is needed? In

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A model-driven approach is the best way to scale DevOps

Source – techtarget.com Modern software requires deployments that run consistently and correctly across different environments. As the software release process matures within an organization, a model-driven approach helps enable automation for complex deployment scenarios, increase release velocity and improve software quality. Deployment milestones of maturity The first milestone of maturity in this process is reached when manual processes no longer work. As deployment demands grow, there are almost always mounting impediments — lack of speed, consistency and visibility, to name a

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Adopting Continuous Delivery at teamplay, Siemens Healthineers

Source – infoq.com Overview Continuous Delivery is about working in a way that keeps the system in a releasable state throughout its development. This, seemingly simple idea, requires rethinking of all aspects of a traditional software development process. In this article, we will describe how a large software development organization at Siemens Healthineers started the transformation towards Continuous Delivery. We will describe the strategy and tactics used to gradually and safely change the development process in a regulated medical domain. teamplay

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Where Do You Want to be on the DevOps Maturity Scale?

Source – cbronline.com What kind of DevOps practices, tools, and culture are commensurate with your digital investments? According to Forrester, 50% of organisations are implementing DevOps principles – it has reached “Escape Velocity”. However, interpreting ‘implementing DevOps’ depends on where they are with DevOps maturity; when we look across organisations, we see three patterns emerge: DevOps Lite, Ops-Centric DevOps, and Dev-Centric DevOps. If you believe digital transformation will rapidly enable you to achieve scale, increase revenues, and stay ahead of competition, then

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Where does DevOps start? Not where you think

Source – zdnet.com Typically, when people think of initiating DevOps practices, they think about automating infrastructure delivery. However, organizations that have successfully adopted DevOps typically go through a number of other specific steps before reaching that point, according to new research from Puppet. “In a DevOps evolution, there are many paths to success but many more to failure,” Alanna Brown, Puppet’s director of product marketing, said to ZDNet. Organizations of all kinds, she said, “share the same set of challenges as they’re

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Best Practices for Your SaaS Laravel Application on AWS

Source – devops.com It is not easy to subsist in a modern cloud ecosystem. However, there are solid principles that will help you to build a perfect AWS architecture for your Laravel application, including the 12-factor methodology, design applications with a stateless approach and decoupling service components. I’m sure you are adopting many of these principles already. However, I will cover merely the relevant to the AWS Laravel architecture and AWS Auto Scaling to maximize infrastructure robustness. 12-Factor App Methodology Key

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When DevOps and ITSM Collide: Mistakes to Avoid

Source – devops.com In many ways the DevOps movement evolved as a reaction against the worst elements of IT service management (ITSM). IT leaders wanted to get from under the yoke of overly complex processes, bureaucracy and red tape to speed up software delivery, and to just get stuff done. Now that DevOps has kicked into full gear at so many organizations, the question remains: What do we do about ITSM? While the instinct in some may be to completely ditch

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Embedding Security into the DevOps Toolchain

Source – darkreading.com The adoption of DevOps continues to grow rapidly, and security teams are still trying to keep up. A natural starting point has been to focus on application security and securing the code itself. Although this is definitely an important piece of the puzzle, DevOps today has moved beyond just building application code into binaries into building complete system infrastructure in containers and virtual machines. With this increased scope of DevOps comes all of the risks of the tens

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