DevOps Updates

Closing the DevOps and database gap

Source – sdtimes.com Security isn’t the only aspect overlooked in a DevOps approach. According to Robert Reeves, co-founder and CTO of Datical, a database automation company, database deployments are often forgotten about. “Pushing out the application is the easy part of DevOps,” he said. “It is managing and automating database changes that is the real challenge.” According to Reeves, the database deployment process is often slow, error-prone, and resource intensive because a lot of companies are still doing it manually; but

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Five DevOps trends to watch out for

Source – rcrwireless.com A budding concept DevOps — a term used to refer to the integration of software developers and operations teams — continues to spread like wildfire throughout the open networking ecosystem. The main idea behind DevOps is that by breaking down barriers between these two departments, market applications can be delivered faster with lower costs and better quality. Nevertheless, for all the advantages attached to DevOps, it is still a budding concept since it is primarily concerned with

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Five ways to effectively manage team DevOps workflows

Source – techtarget.com If you’ve adopted DevOps, you’re already using tools to optimize and streamline your DevOps workflows and software delivery processes — like code integration, testing and deployment — as much as possible. But optimization opportunities are not limited to software delivery. You should strive to streamline all dimensions of your organization — including the way you manage your DevOps team. DevOps personnel management pitfalls Compared to software, people are fickle and unpredictable. Giving them the same input doesn’t always yield the

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Prioritize your DevOps strategies to become a digital attacker

Source – devopsagenda.techtarget.com You have probably heard the phrase, “your business needs to become a digital attacker.” While intense, it conveys the need to deliver a better, faster product. Without delivering quality at velocity, you won’t have room to disrupt, and ultimately, be more successful. To be a “digital attacker,” you must have DevOps strategies. You must be open to a DevOps transformation. You must try, test and optimize new ways of doing DevOps When these new strategies work, implement them; when

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The Four Stages of DevOps Maturity

Source – forbes.com The Four Stages of DevOps Maturity This model has many parallels to how I see large organizations embracing DevOps over the course of last several years. The following stages are not based on scientific analysis or modeling, but rather on how I have seen organizations mature as they progress through the learning curve. Stage 1 – DevOps Denial and Misinterpretation At the Unconscious Incompetence stage, the lack of understanding of what DevOps is and what its business benefits are causes

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CA launches new products to enable DevOps workloads

Source – cloudpro.co.uk The company is betting big on DevOps, AI and analytics CA Technologies has today announced more than 20 new and updated products across different business verticals, expanding the company’s portfolio in areas like DevOps, automation and testing. Speaking at CA World 2017, CA president and chief product officer Ayman Sayed took to the stage to tell conference attendees about the new capabilities. “I am particularly happy and pleased, and very excited, about our ability to make the products

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How to build DevOps characteristics: It takes more than money

Source – techtarget.com How do you keep software engineers happy and productive? The key lies in understanding how they think and what they expect from a cultural perspective. Engineers who have adopted the DevOps mindset don’t necessarily think like other employees. They’re working for more than just a paycheck. Yes, the usual perks and DevOps characteristics — a good salary, a nice working environment, incentive-based bonuses and the like — will help you to attract and motivate these professionals. But on their own, they

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OutSystems brings DevOps to low-code development in latest release

Source – sdtimes.com OutSystems wants to make it easier for enterprise IT shops to adopt low-code development into their DevOps toolchains. The company announced new DevOps capabilities as part of a new release. The company announced an enhanced LifeTime deployment API; Microsoft Visual Studio Team Service Integration; Jenkins CI/CD Server Integration; a new test framework; new automated visual text merge capability, and LifeTime DevOps advanced deployment options. The updated deployment API will enable DevOps teams to manage apps, modules, environments and

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Tasktop helps enable successful DevOps

Source – sdtimes.com Complexity stands in the way of effective DevOps, especially among large, regulated companies. Some of the world’s most successful organizations employ thousands of developers, in addition to testers, QA engineers, product owners and operations personnel. The amount of artifacts, such as features, requirements, test cases and defects in any one area, can be overwhelming, let alone all the artifacts that comprise a DevOps value stream. Tasktop addresses that very problem so companies can innovate more effectively. “I talked

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Can DevOps Simplify the Operational Risk of Compliance?

Source – afcea.org Today, government agency leaders have been tasked to identify and follow multiple modernization initiatives with the possibility of driving private-sector customizations and delivery practices and the associated business efficiencies into the public sector. The impetus is coming from a variety of directions, including the Office of American Innovation;, the adoption of development operations (DevOps) and development security operations (DevSecOps) as a cyber protection strategy;, the emphasis by the Federal Trade Commission on unfair or deceptive practices;, and a

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