Continuous Deployment

How to align test automation with agile and devops

Source – infoworld.com One key devops best practice is instrumenting a continuous integration/continuous delivery (CI/CD) pipeline that automates the process of building software, packaging applications, deploying them to target environments, and instrumenting service calls to enable the application. This automation requires scripting individual procedures and orchestrating the steps from code check-in to running application. Once matured, devops teams use the automation to drive process change and strive to do smaller, more frequent deployments that deliver new functionality to users and improve quality. But there’s a significant assumption

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Big growth predicted for DevOps

Source – digitaljournal.com DevOps and Fast IT adoption are set to the among the biggest growth areas for business technology, according to a new report. These are driven by the widespread adoption of cloud computing. The growth in DevOps and Fast IT is highlighted in a new report from Venafi (a privately held cybersecurity company). While the focuses on security vulnerabilities and proposes actions, it highlights a number of growth areas in relation to business machine-to-machine communication. The report is titled

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The How and Where of DevOps Automation

Source – itbusinessedge.com The key challenge to automating a DevOps environment is figuring out what to automate, and how. Multiple platforms are available to help in this quest, of course, but in the end, the enterprise needs to craft its own unique solution based on legacy infrastructure, operational goals, corporate culture, and a host of other factors. And as a steady stream of financiers of a certain fictional prehistoric biological theme park keep finding out, over-reliance on automation can be just as problematic

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DevOps Intelligence Gathering: What Are We Measuring Here?

Source – adtmag.com There’s a business adage that goes, “We manage what we measure,” (or some variation thereof) — which is important insight, but easier said than done when it comes to DevOps. Moreover, says Tim Buntel, DevOps Advocate at XebiaLabs, it’s downright tricky. “If you think about, say, a manufacturing process, where you have specific outputs — products like cars or cell phones — the metrics are fairly straightforward,” Buntel said. “But measuring software development and delivery in general can be

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IBM celebrates 10 years of DevOps with new releases

Source – betanews.com Over the past decade, DevOps techniques have helped to transform software development teams with a new and more agile approach. But now companies are starting to move beyond the standard DevOps approach in what is being called ‘Day 2’ DevOps, a world that emphasizes scalability and teamwork. In such environments, development teams shift one way, operations teams shift the other and together they can deliver and manage multiple, complex applications at the same time. In order to meet

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Why Open Banking Should Consider DevOps

Source – devops.com There is a craze sweeping Europe, and rippling across the world—and no, I’m not talking about the next British Invasion. Open banking is a trend that’s significantly altering how banks work with fintechs and maintain agility in the global marketplace. A main enforcer is PSD2, a piece of EU legislation that sanctions access to personal banking data. It’s resulted in an explosion of EU banks providing public application programming interfaces (APIs) for fintechs to develop with. The implications aren’t

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DevOps adoption lagging, MSPs can step in

Source – channelnomics.com DevOps adoption is still at a crawl, pointing to space for MSPs to step in and provide high-value service, according to research solution provider 2nd Watch released this week. A survey of over 1,000 IT managers and directors in companies with at least 1,000 workers by Seattle, WA-based MSP 2nd Watch this week points to the vast majority of organizations not gearing up for DevOps practices. DevOps, as 2nd Watch defines it, is the practice of operations and development engineers working

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Reflect adds color to Puppet DevOps tools

Source – techtarget.com Data visualization specialist Reflect enlivens the growing Puppet DevOps tool portfolio, but it’s unclear if Puppet’s wares will catch enterprise customers’ attention in a busy marketplace. The purchase of Reflect, a startup company based in Portland, Ore., shows that Puppet has little choice but to reinvent itself as containers pull users’ attention away from traditional configuration management, analysts said. Data visualization, a way to portray data so that it’s easily understood by people, will also be increasingly important

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DevOps automation firm Puppet acquires Reflect for its data visualization tools

Source – siliconangle.com Cloud automation company Puppet Inc. will add data visualization capabilities to its list of services after acquiring a startup called Reflect Technologies Inc. Thursday. Founded in 2015, Reflect is based in Portland, Oregon, just like its new owner. The company previously raised $2.5 million in a seed capital funding round in 2016. The terms of the deal, which sees Puppet acquire both Reflect’s products and its team of less than 10 people, were not disclosed. Reflect will be absorbed into Puppet, with its Chief

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7 Important Practices for DevOps in the Cloud

Source – techniblogic.com Cloud-based system and technological platforms are the topmost demands of every business nowadays due to their economic advantage, efficiency, and continuous systematic upgrades. It is significant for a business to have an organized way of keeping their complex records accounted correctly and accurately as well as speeding up their processes and operations. What makes the cloud-based systems more interesting? These platforms are now being partnered with DevOps methodologies. What is a DevOps? This is an abbreviated formed of

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