DevOps Best Practices

The pros and cons of adopting a DevOps model

Source – computerworld.com.au In today’s digital era, mastering the customer experience through a continuous delivery of applications is a must. Hence, more and more organisations are focusing on adopting DevOps principles. Many Australian companies – such as Commonwealth Bank and AMP – have already embraced a DevOps model, and we anticipate many more organisations will join them as DevOps is likely to become mainstream within the next few years. In fact, a recent survey of almost 2,000 senior managers at

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Advantages of Interactive Application Security Testing (IAST) over Static and Dynamic Testing

Source – contrastsecurity.com Interactive Application Security Testing (IAST) works in fundamentally different ways than static or dynamic tools using instrumentation technology. IAST leverages information from inside the running application, including runtime requests, data flow, control flow, libraries, and connections, to find vulnerabilities accurately. Because of this, interactive testing works better for application security. That’s why we created Contrast — to utilize next-generation technology to solve the growing problems inside the application security field. Because of this, interactive testing works better for application security. That’s

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10 Tips for Integrating Security into DevOps

Source – news.sys-con.com Ten Tips for Integrating Security into DevOps By Gene Kim Imagine a world where product owners, Development, QA, IT Operations, and Infosec work together, not only to help each other, but also to ensure that the overall organization succeeds. By working toward a common goal, they enable the fast flow of planned work into production (e.g., performing tens, hundreds, or even thousands of code deploys per day), while achieving world-class stability, reliability, availability, and security. In this world,

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What’s the latest DevOps challenge? A tendency toward groupthink

Source – techtarget.com I didn’t see this DevOps challenge coming. My DevOps team seems to often be in agreement, with little discussion most of the time. Could this be due to groupthink? Initially, when we think of DevOps and groupthink, it seems like an oxymoron. After all, DevOps is based on a culture of collaboration; DevOps teams bring together specialists from disciplines with different views on what is most important, and this should form the basis for preventing groupthink. Accordingly, one

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8 Crucial DevOps Success Tips

Source – news.sys-con.com Effective collaboration and communication are highly valued by the DevOps culture, and it’s been like that for a reason. It is an industry where even departments within the same company tend to distrust one another, and where distributed offices full of crucial roles are the norm. Thus, any possible positive improvement in the interaction between people is welcomed, especially for an organization where several moving parts need to collaborate in order to create a product on time and

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Can DevOps help us save lives?

Source – techtarget.com A former U.S. Marine wants software developers and architects to get more in touch with their feelings. In fact, their lives may very well depend on it. Ken Mugrage, the former Marine who is also a technology evangelist at ThoughtWorks, led a session at the 2017 O’Reilly Software Architecture Conference in New York City, presented a session in which he talked about burnout that software developers and managers can experience in enterprise environments – and how DevOps can

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Top 4 obstacles to DevOps adoption and how to successfully eliminate them

Source – jaxenter.com Many organizations want to apply DevOps principles in their organization but they don’t really know what DevOps is, what it requires from the employees, what value it will bring and how to start a DevOps journey. Other have already given DevOps a try but they faced misunderstandings and challenges that slowed them down. If only there was a way to experiment with DevOps before actually adopting it. Meet The Phoenix Project, the simulation which comes to the

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AppDynamics interviews container expert Liz Rice

Source – sys-con.com I was delighted to spend time with container guru Liz Rice recently, ahead of the presentation Liz will deliver at AppD Summit Europe. There are over 460K Dockerized applications and more than 5 billion containers have been pulled so far. Why do you think containers as a concept have caught on so quickly? Containerization-related technologies existed before Docker arrived on the scene, but Docker made it easy to use at the command line. This opened the advantages

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4 Ways to Improve Your Continuous Delivery

Source:- testlio.com Apps used to be so large that they came on CDs. Today, software updates are small enough to download in the background of our smartphones. As our expectations for technology have increased, engineers have kept pace by continuously delivering smaller enhancements and feature upgrades to the end user. In a recent Atlassian survey, 80% of respondents used agile processes to build products faster and 65% of respondents relied on continuous delivery shorten their release cycles. Continuous delivery requires teams

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Why DevOps And The Cloud Are A Match Made In Heaven

Source:- contino.io DevOps and the cloud. They’re an obvious match, but what elements of the cloud, and of DevOps, make the match so obvious? A Look at DevOps First, a very quick historical recap. DevOps grew out of the Agile movement, which was largely focused on applying streamlined (i.e. very agile) business-organisation practices to software development. DevOps extended Agile processes and philosophy to IT, combining development and operations into a single, unified set of practices. DevOps eliminates silos (walled-off and

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