Continuous Integration

DevOps pros and open source: Culturally connected

Source – devopsagenda.techtarget.com DevOps pros love open source software partly for technical reasons. They also love open source because open source software overlaps culturally with DevOps. Understanding where open source and DevOps intersect leads to a better understanding of DevOps itself. If you look around the DevOps world, open source software is everywhere. Platforms like Jenkins, Ansible, Docker and Nagios — to name just a handful of examples — form part of the toolchain of DevOps organizations far and wide. That does

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Four mistakes organizations make when adopting DevOps

Source – searchmicroservices.techtarget.com DevOps has become the preferred way to ship applications faster and with better quality. However, making the transition from waterfall to DevOps can go wrong in many ways. Not only are many people, tools, processes, data and applications involved, but adopting DevOps must encompass new approaches, such as microservices and application containers. This tip covers the top mistakes that can make the road to adopting DevOps very bumpy. 1. Not going all the way The process of adopting DevOpscan

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The future of Java and Java development is highlighted by the JavaOne Keynote

Source – customerthink.com Java is a popular choice for the development of apps with extreme performance and scalability requirements. The technologies of the platform help develop huge, robust and high performance apps that could be extended easily. Java for web development and the Java language as a whole is supported by all major platforms. Furthermore, Java continues to innovate the apps world around. Through continued modernization, the platform provides developers an innovative platform and language to build the next gen scalable,

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Jenkins’ CI/CD moves transform DevOps tool landscape

Source – techtarget.com Updates to the Jenkins open source tool have accelerated in the past year, as supporters seek to spread its adoption throughout the IT industry. Within the past year, CloudBees, a major provider of enterprise-supported Jenkins, has expanded Jenkins’ reach beyond code aficionados — and beyond application development lifecycles. Recent improvements include a customizable dashboard interface and, announced at Jenkins World 2017 at the end of August, a metrics and insights extension. Activity in the past 12 months around Jenkins

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DevOps support strategies for an effective, informed help desk

Source – techtarget.com These are the battles of DevOps support — in particular outsourced support. In situations like these, uncontrolled DevOps adoption idolizes change and speed without consideration of the help desk and users who rely on them. The promise of DevOps is that it gets much-needed functionality to the business rapidly, using the various C’s of CI/CD: continuous integration, continuous development, continuous delivery and continuous deployment. IT organizations generally believe that users can absorb small, incremental changes introduced through a DevOps

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Tooling up for DevOps

Source – computerweekly.com Organisations are moving from traditional waterfall and cascade software development, where code is produced over defined time periods and combined with operational systems management and application management, to more agile approaches. With an increasing need for rapid functional provisioning via continuous integration, continuous development and continuous delivery, many businesses are looking to adopt a DevOps process. DevOps aims to bring together the development, test and operational teams to streamline the movement of code and functional apps through the

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Engineering Culture and Distributed Agile Teams

Source – infoq.com Having a high productive engineering culture should be the same whether your organisation is centered around one physical location for the whole company or when people work in globally distributed teams. Most of the time distributed teams are a fact of work-life: many organisations use distributed teams in their search for talent. The search always starts in the area where the headquarters is located but then quickly expands to the rest of the world. In some cases setting

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CyberArk and Ansible automate best security practices in DevOps pipeline

Source – indiatimes.com Mumbai, India – CyberArk that have made their way inside the network perimeter, today announced the integration of the CyberArk Conjur secrets management solution with Ansible. Organizations benefit from automating privileged account security best practices across DevOps environments while continuing to deliver new applications at high velocity. CyberArk will demonstrate the integration at AnsibleFest 2017. As more organizations embrace DevOps, secrets – which consist of privileged accounts, SSH/API keys, passwords, certificates and more – are proliferating throughout the IT infrastructure. As with privileged accounts, secrets can be misused

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Windows DevOps shops quickly gain on Linux counterparts

Source – techtarget.com Almost overnight, Windows DevOps has gained ground on the open source world. Windows shops have a well-earned reputation for conservatism, and a deeply entrenched set of legacy enterprise applications that often hinder automated application development. However, Microsoft products have recently focused on Windows DevOps support. There’s still work to do to underpin Windows container orchestration, but IT pros in Windows DevOps shops are determined to break free of stodgy stereotypes. Those stereotypes are based in reality. Microsoft shops have

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DevOps and IoT merge to improve app quality and security

Source – searchsoftwarequality.techtarget.com Although DevOps is hot in the cloud space, it’s still just catching on in the internet of things world, where devices rule and requirements for reliability, quality, security and safety are paramount. DevOps is not focused on any particular technology or app quality, but certain challenges arise when DevOps and IoT intersect. IoT is typically a three-tier architecture, consisting of a device, gateway and platform. There are constrained devices or really small sensors with not much processing power that

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