DevOps Best Practices

Why DevOps May Be Wrong for Your Organization

Source – xebialabs.com The wide success of agile as a way to improve transparency and delivery is a great example of a better way of working that seemed to be making a real and positive change to organizations that were correctly embracing it. Similarly, the adoption of cloud services as a place to build new, highly scalable solutions was a “no brainer” for organizations looking at what other successful companies were doing. However, not all agile adoption was successful and not

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Can an IT DevOps approach speed up CSP Innovation?

Source – vanillaplus.com Copy your fiercest competitor We believe that a new mentality and way of working, a far more collaborative, flexible and lean way of working is needed in CSP organisations. This is easier said than done as CSPs have inherited a legacy infrastructure. But a change in mindset, more transparency, collaboration and efficient processes will become necessary if the competitive level is to be increased or even maintained. One way of achieving this it to introduce a DevOps culture

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Atlassian spurs DevOps adoption for the enterprise

Source – theserverside.com Software development toolmaker Atlassian is moving to empower large organizations to adopt DevOps despite challenges, such as global scale, deep-rooted silos, disconnected tools and complicated compliance requirements. To help spur DevOps adoption in the enterprise, Atlassian has added new features in its Bitbucket Server and Data Center 5.0 and Bamboo 6.0 products. Bitbucket is a hosting service for source code and development projects that enables developers to collaborate on projects. Bamboo is a continuous integration, deployment and

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Accessibility Test Automation in DevOps Environment

Source – capgemini.com (1) Background: Accessibility (AX) Accessibility or AX testing is a subset of usability testing. In accessibility testing, users under consideration include persons with disabilities as well to test both usability and accessibility. Considering the range of difficulties people may be dealing with, it is important to build applications that everyone can use. There standards  have been established to address accessibility need in section 508 of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) and in web contact accessibility guidelines (WCAG). (2)

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3 Leading Enterprise Low-Code App Development Platforms

Source – adtmag.com It’s no secret that enterprise mobile and Web app development is being transformed by a new class of tools enabling non-programming “citizen developers” to meet the insatiable demand for apps amid a shortage of coding pros. These tools have many names — such as rapid-application development (RAD), low-code and even no-code — but they typically feature functionality such as model-driven development, point-and-click programming, drag-and-drop composability, wizard-based workflows and similar techniques. In comparing the top tools, we’ll go with

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Trends in DevOps: Security

Source – news.sys-con.com we’re pretty focused on being involved in the DevOps community by providing perspectives on where we’ve been, where we are and where we’re headed as a community — and of course hearing from the community as well! And, if you follow this blog you probably saw an earlier post recapping our Predictions and Trends in DevOps webinar, which brought together four DevOps thought leaders to give us their perspective on what’s happening in 2017 and beyond. If you haven’t already

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DevOps and SecOps: The Perks of Collaboration

Source – csoonline.com A quick search on the term DevOps shines a very telling light on where people see the value in this practice. Some proponents see DevOps as a faster path to market. Some feel that DevOps encourages faster innovation. Others suggest that entire organizations can literally move faster by virtue of using DevOps for product development. And still others who even think DevOps is TOO fast. Clearly, it’s all about speed, baby. There’s nothing wrong with getting things done

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How DevOps tools can be used to integrate cloud automation

Source – techtarget.com As cloud development and deployment practices move faster and become more agile, security teams have realized that the only effective ways to secure cloud application and system deployments are to develop security controls that integrate into the deployment pipeline, and to automate as much as possible. Many in the security community have dubbed this approach security as code, a take on the infrastructure as code mentality of defining all virtual and cloud-based stack components as configurable elements that are

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The emergence of DevOps in the evolving digital enterprise

Source – networkworld.com Welcome to the rise of the digital enterprise, where vendors and customers engage via applications and data is the new currency. Digital enterprises operate with radically different datanomics than conventional physical businesses. Here, digital information is the business. A successful digital enterprise is constantly updating applications in response to user context, market and environment—all of which is quantified, measured and delivered with data. Everything and everyone is personified by a digital footprint. Learning that the user just bought

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5 Simple Strategies for Building Security Into Your DevOps Process

Source – veracode.com Securing any development framework – whether Waterfall, Agile or DevOps – requires changes of culture, process, and technology. But unlike the straightforward flow of Waterfall, where security comes at the end of the process, it’s less clear where security fits in Agile and DevOps. As Securosis analyst Adrian Lane points out, Agile development includes “whatever work gets done in a sprint and does not bend to security, so you need to bend security to fit Agile.” Likewise, moving from

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