Test Driven DevOps

Has DevOps changed the role of a tester?

Source:- hackernoon.com DevOps, should be the replacement of process, in the form of out-of-date Wiki pages, the one person in the team that knows how to configure the servers correctly, or that person you always go to in order to fix the database issues, with automation. Everything-as-code. Infrastructure-as-code, Networking-as-code and database-upgrades as code. But in this world of everything-as-code, whose responsibility is it to test it? Does the role of the tester still have to be limited to the core

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Preventing DevOps Failures

Source:- developer.com DevOps is a culture, a philosophy that is being practiced by many companies around the world to increase the productivity, reduce costs, and boost the company’s overall revenue. DevOps as a philosophy is fundamentally a change of process—a paradigm shift. Now, such a change may or may not be acceptable to many. If this change is accepted, DevOps will succeed; otherwise, it will fail. This article attempts to highlight the reasons due to which DevOps can fail and

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Secure DevOps: A simple plan to deliver business value

Source:- techbeacon.com DevOps—the movement to break down silos, deliver software faster, and overall create a better experience for customers—is spreading from startups and experimenters to the enterprise. Many security team leads would cringe at the idea of faster development cycles in an IT department that has even less time and patience for standard security checks, but James Wickett, a senior DevOps engineer, sees not just opportunity, but necessity. “Traditional information security is going to die if we don’t respond to

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Broken DevOps Pipeline? Fix it with ARA

Source:- xebialabs.com DevOps has brought big changes—and even bigger benefits—to the way applications are developed and deployed: shortened delivery timelines, cleaned up build processes, reduced downtime and risk, and increased likelihood that a release could be performed today if needed. But it hasn’t solved all of IT’s problems. Many organizations, for example, still struggle with structural changes longer than they do with tool implementations. And the scripting required to achieve many of the benefits that these tools offer imposes its

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How to integrate business priorities into the DevOps process

Source:- appdevelopermagazine.com The business case for enterprise mobile applications is in crisis. Enterprises increased their spend on mobile application development to more than 10% of their overall budgets in 2016, yet fewer than 1% of mobile apps are successful, according to research firm, Gartner. To address this disturbing trend, enterprises are re-envisioning their mobile application development and implementing DevOps processes to increase velocity and reduce the cost of mobile app development and publishing. But this is a mistake. DevOps alone

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DevOps Implementation Without Containers

Source:- informationweek.com One of the reasons to adopt a DevOps approach to software delivery is to remove the bottlenecks in your production deployment processes. For server side software, this often involves many pieces, including: The application environment, such as operating system parameters Third party components, such as application servers, web servers, and databases  Your application software that runs on top To remove the deployment bottlenecks, DevOps aims to break down the barriers between developers and IT operations staff (hence the

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10 questions every DevOps candidate should answer

Source:- techbeacon.com Strong DevOps teams require individuals with very special skills. The DevOps professionals you recruit must be able to balance coding chops with continuous integration/continuous deployment (CI/CD) competence, for example. If they’re heading up DevOps, they should also have a track record of being an active liaison with the business. Many companies trying out the model have had negative experiences. They have failed to realize hoped-for advantages such as more frequent code delivery and greater application stability. Without the

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How to make mobile app security testing automation a DevOps reality

Source:- nowsecure.com Eighty-one percent of enterprises and 70 percent of small-to-medium businesses have adopted DevOps according to the RightScale 2016 State of the Cloud Report.1 In comparison, only 29 percent of mobile apps, on average, undergo vulnerability testing according to the 2017 Study on Mobile IoT Application Security conducted by Ponemon Institute.2 I think the gap between these two statistics can be reduced with some minor effort. The purpose of this article is to explain how to make mobile app security

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Test-Driven Development for JavaScript

Source:- codeship.com JavaScript is handsdown the strangest language I’ve ever had to test. Its also one of the most popular ones out there right now. The influx of JavaScript developers tells us that a lot of modern-day web development is starting to focus more and more on the frontend. This trend is interesting because it represents a shift in development that we’ve never seen before. Our applications are being composed of more and more JavaScript. However, are we effectively testing

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DevOps from the Front Lines: Enterprise Adoption Principles and Pitfalls

Source:- sys-con.com So, what do I think of when I’m told a company wants to adopt DevOps? The first thing that comes to mind is the size of the organization, and how far they want to take DevOps best practices. I really want to know what DevOps adoption will mean for the company. In my experience, it gets especially interesting for large organizations that rely on a lot of applications and teams. There are important principles that support adoption. First,

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