DevOps Best Practices

Nine DevOps metrics you should use to gauge improvement

Source – searchitoperations.techtarget.com It’s no small task to transform an IT organization to integrate development, operations and quality assurance teams. A DevOps methodology requires team and process changes and then, once everything is in place, the onus is on IT to create DevOps metrics and measure the outcomes. The key to a productive DevOps program is effective and comprehensive measurement and monitoring. Create a detailed game plan to understand how processes and projects work and how to improve them over time. DevOps metrics

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Combat waste with a DevOps feedback loop, triage and automation

Source – devopsagenda.techtarget.com Gruver sat down with DevOps Agenda to explain enterprise inefficiencies and the value of a quick and effective DevOps feedback loop. The basic definition of DevOps is the answer to a question: How do you release code on a more frequent basis while enabling all aspects of quality? It should be a straightforward, easy process, and everybody would be doing it if there weren’t waste and inefficiencies in the system. One thing I like about DevOps is that, when you

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Basis Technologies reinvent SAP regression testing with Robotic Test Automation

Source – softwaretestingnews.co.uk Basis Technologies, a leading innovator in DevOps for SAP, recently announced the expansion of its DevOps Toolset with Testimony; a solution that offers a radical new approach to functional regression testing of SAP environments. While SAP environments need to constantly evolve to support business needs, the updates and changes that deliver competitive edge can also cause instability. Regression testing protects critical business processes but traditional methods tend to be disruptive, time-consuming and complex. As a result, costs are

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Cost and complexity are top barriers to DevOps adoption

Source – betanews.com While DevOps seems to be flavor of the month with many organizations, the path to adoption is not necessarily a smooth one. Intelligent SaaS specialist Pensa has conducted a survey of more than 200 IT decision makers with a view to identifying the biggest challenges they face in the adoption of DevOps practices. Limited budgets are cited as the top barrier to DevOps success by 19.7 percent of respondents. This is followed closely by the constraints of legacy systems (17.2

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Atlassian updates Bitbucket Server and Bamboo to support DevOps workflows

Source – sdtimes.com Atlassian is bringing DevOps workflows to scale with the release of Bitbucket Server 5.4 and Bamboo 6.2. Bitbucket is the company’s Git code management solution while Bamboo is for integration and release management. “Implementing DevOps practices in large or highly regulated organizations is a balancing act. How do you make your development and operations teams as productive as possible, improve the flow of work moving throughout the system and maintain the scale and security required?” the company wrote in its blog.

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The impact of DevOps on your bottom line

Source – csoonline.com DevOps is the most important innovation to the IT sector since the invention of the personal computer. Nearly everyone I have talked to in my travels, these past few years, says they are building their own DevOps shop. But when you probe them about what they are actually doing, most say they are deploying applications to the cloud. That is not exactly what DevOps is. To put it in a nutshell, DevOps combines the cultural and technical philosophies

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DevOps: The Key To Organisational Success?

Source – businesscomputingworld.co.uk There has been an explosion of interest in DevOps over the last few years, but for people who are new to these ideas, it’s not always obvious what DevOps actually entails and what the benefits are. Additionally, given that DevOps started off as a grassroots movement and continues to be heavily influenced by practitioners, it may be even less clear to senior and middle managers why it is so important. Especially as there is no clear-cut definition of

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How can DevOps coexist with legacy monolithic applications?

Source – computing.co.uk How can DevOps coexist with monolithic legacy applications? This was a question asked of panellists during Computing’s DevOps Summit yesterday. Bi-modal IT is a reality in many organisations, and despite the management difficulties in managing a two speed enterprise, the consensus was that it can work but it depends very much on the context. So a legacy application that is not customer facing or which is not directly responsible for the organisation’s competitive edge is probably best left

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Top 5 challenges when scaling DevOps in the enterprise

Source – sdtimes.com The goals and principles of DevOps should be the same in any organization; however, scaling DevOps practices in large enterprises with hundreds of applications, geographically dispersed teams, and both loosely and tightly coupled architectures presents some unique challenges. Each enterprise has its own DNA that has organically evolved through generations of applications and technologies with its own set of artifacts and processes. So, if every enterprise looks entirely different than the next, where do you start? First and

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What is Agile Methodology? How It Works, Best Practices, Tools

Source – stackify.com Agile Methodology is a people-focused, results-focused approach to software development that respects our rapidly changing world. It’s centered around adaptive planning, self-organization, and short delivery times. It’s flexible, fast, and aims for continuous improvements in quality, using tools like Scrum and eXtreme Programming. How It Works It works by first admitting that the old “waterfall” method of software development leaves a lot to be desired. The process of “plan, design, build, test, deliver,” works okay for making cars or buildings but

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