DevOps Best Practices

DevOps requires automation and testing to ensure application security

Source – techproresearch.com DevOps is known for continuous delivery and rapid iteration – almost the exact opposite of enterprise security, which can be seen as slow-moving and overly cautious. As more companies move toward DevOps as a means of delivering and maintaining applications, security becomes critical to plug gaps and prevent data breaches–especially in the continuous delivery pipeline, which can introduce more holes for hackers to wriggle into. Experts advise carefully designing the delivery pipeline and testing everything as thoroughly as

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5 ways to motivate employees after layoffs

Source – indiatimes.com The last few months have seen a spate of layoffs across organisations ­ a situation that’s difficult not just for those who have been let go, but also for the survivors. Sreeradha D Basu gets experts to weigh in on how companies can keep employees motivated: 1. Reveal the truth to your staff Though reality is often tough to hear, it is better to be honest with your employees during a layoff. “Communicate with employees the rationale for

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The 4 roles of DevOps leadership

Source – jaxenter.com Several years ago when we started having DevOps conferences, there were a lot of talks about how to get management buy-in to our new wonderful paradigm. Engineers from operations and development would come on stage and tell stories of wins and losses in their struggle to demonstrate that this DevOps thing is valuable for the business. Fast forward to here and now and we suddenly realize the situation is upside down. What we as DevOps consultants now see

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A case-by-case DevOps strategy

Source – gcn.com For the Securities and Exchange Commission, one of the biggest drivers accelerating the rollout of new IT solutions was the creation of cloud implementation team that meets once a week that brought individuals from security, applications and network teams to identify the most pressing issues. “We are thinking in an agile way, but not necessarily working from an agile process,” SEC Branch Chief Michael Fairless said at a June 21 FCW DevOps workshop.  “It is building relationships that

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Why Microservices is the Future of Software

Source – readitquik.com The latest in software application development is the rise of microservices, wherein applications are offered as a bundle of loosely coupled services. First coined in 2011, this term is now doing the rounds of popular technology circles. According to a survey by Nginx, 36% of enterprises are currently using microservices. Another 26% are in the research phase as far as this new technology is concerned. Organizations are divided between whether they should adopt a microservices approach or not.

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How to start working with Docker logs

Source – techrepublic.com Chances are you’ve run into issues with a Docker container or two. When that happens, what do you do? As with any piece of mission-critical software, any IT pro worth their weight in Cat5 will say the first thing you do is check the log files. The same holds true with Docker. But how do you check a log file for a container that doesn’t contain a complete operating system? Fortunately, the developers of Docker have thought of

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Why runtime application self-protection is critical for app security

Source – appdevelopermagazine.com Today most of us go about implementing security from the outside in. The common practice is to start by defining a perimeter and trying to defend it with various security tools. Even though perimeters have been porous for more than a decade, we still can’t give up this notion that if we build a better wall we can keep our enterprises safer. Certainly that is where most enterprises are spending their security budgets. Gartner estimates we spend more

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6 Steps to a Successful DevOps Adoption

Source – stickyminds.com Figuring out the most optimal way to enable agility and rapidly deliver services to customers—without compromising quality—continues to be one of our industry’s biggest challenges. Many IT leaders agree that implementing DevOps practices can significantly accelerate software releases while still assuring our applications meet quality objectives. If you’re considering a move to a DevOps delivery model, here are six approaches I’ve found to be critical for ensuring a successful DevOps adoption within an organization. 1. Embrace a DevOps

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Security and Development Teams Collaborate on Apps

Source – infosecurity-magazine.com Security teams and developers are more aligned and capable of taking a collaborative approach than many in the industry believe, according to a new study from Veracode. The application security vendor, recently acquired by CA Technologies, polled 400 IT professionals in the UK, US and Germany to better understand the relationship between the two functions. There’s a common perception that developers and security professionals are fundamentally at odds: the former prioritizing features and time-to-market and the latter focused

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Exception Handling: A Best Practice Guide

Source – dzone.com In my current project, really good software was designed by experienced architects, but even this software lacks in exception handling. Doing good exception handling is not easy; with this post, I want to shine a little bit of light on the deep and mostly misunderstood area of exception handling. User Experience of an Exception At first, we have to think about what an exception is. An exception occurs when a function cannot do what it was designed to

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