Application Security Report Calls Out Problems in Mobile, IoT Devices and DevOps

Source – securityintelligence.com Vulnerabilities in mobile backends, web interfaces to the Internet of Things (IoT) and negligent DevOps practitioners are among the fastest growing application security threats, according to a report released at the InfoSecurity Europe conference in London this week. What’s the Problem? Research from High-Tech Bridge, a Swiss company that also operates in the U.S., said 83 percent of web service and application programming interfaces (APIs) used in apps for retail, banking and other markets could fall prey to

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Best Practices To Manage Your Hybrid Cloud

Source – forbes.com We live in a choice-driven society powered by technology. Whether it’s cutting the cable cord and moving to à la carte television or ditching the concept of ownership and opting to take part in the sharing economy, people want to pick and choose what works best for their individual needs instead of relying on a single provider or product. In the case of cloud computing, a plethora of options is available to IT network teams for how they

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DevOps success relies on supportive and communicative senior leaders, research shows

Source – computerweekly.com The influential role played by supportive senior leadership in helping organisations successfully shift away from big-project, waterfall-like software development is laid bare in the 2017 State of DevOps Report. Compiled each year by software automation supplier Puppet and DevOps Research and Assessment (DORA), the report seeks out the opinions of DevOps practitioners to gauge how adoption of the software development methodology is progressing worldwide. The 2017 edition includes input from more than 3,200 respondents, whose feedback has enabled

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Continuous Delivery with VSTS and Jenkins

Source – stackoverflow.com I’m trying to get continuous delivery going with Jenkins (building, deploying) and VSTS (source control). This is the desired workflow: a developer branches off master, makes changes, creates a pull request another developer reviews the PR and eventually merges it into master some system (Jenkins or VSTS) detects that a PR was merged into master and… increments a version number stored in a file within the repo commits the version change back to master builds deploys I was

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Turbonomic touts support for AWS and Azure public cloud with new release

Source – cloudcomputing-news.net Turbonomic, a Boston-based cloud and virtualisation software provider, has announced new support for Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Microsoft Azure public cloud environments with general availability of its 5.9 iteration. The company says the move will ‘enable customers to confidently accelerate their journey to hybrid cloud’, with support offerings include visibility of all workloads regardless of where they reside, and lowering of public cloud bills by 30% on average. Other features include being able to migrate to AWS

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OpsHub Highlights Its Role in Accelerating DevOps Transformation at Discover 2017

Source – benzinga.com Enterprises are embracing the need to transform digitally, and they are facing challenges in delivering high-quality solutions in shorter cycle times. OpsHub enables enterprises to create a unified DevOps environment within their existing infrastructure by integrating HPE Application Lifecycle Management (ALM), Application Lifecycle Management Octane (ALM Octane) and Quality Center (QC) solutions to other ALM, DevOps, CRM, and ITSM systems. As a result, organizations can increase delivery speed and quality by enhancing collaboration between sales, service and development

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Docker for Continuous Delivery: The Basics

Source – tech.cars.com we have begun to leverage Docker for building our Node.js middleware applications and front end code. This originally came out of necessity since we had some repositories dependent on version 4 of Node and others on 6, but only 4 installed on the Jenkins agents. Rather than install both versions of Node and toggle them using a node version manager like n or, worse yet, using Jenkins tags to have some agents with one version and some with

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How to approach cloud computing and cyber security in 2017

Source – information-age.com The adoption of cloud computing has been on the up since as far back as 2008, when a survey conducted by the Pew Research Institute found that cloud services were used by nearly 69% of Americans. Since then, the industry has experienced hyper-growth and exceeded the already vast predictions of how big it would become. IDC predicts that the cloud computing market in 2017 will be worth $107 billion and, according to Gartner, by 2020 a corporate ‘no-cloud’

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Agile automation techniques answer the need for development speed

Source – techtarget.com The best strategies for Agile automation testing Agile automation is a very simple concept that can be very hard to achieve. At a time when companies are expected to release application updates daily — if not hourly — only Agile automation testing and other delivery steps can make that possible. Automation, however, is far from a simple matter; it requires not only a thorough understanding of the process from end to end, but also the right tools to

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DevOps: Why getting the culture right is the key to success

Source – zdnet.com One company that aims to take advantage of that trend towards DevOps is custom software development company Ness Digital Engineering. It recently announced that it is taking on another 800 staff who would mostly specialise in DevOps and related technologies. ZDNet spoke to its CTO, Moshe Kranc, a man who started in software development working on Arpanet back in the 1970s. What’s your take on the current state of DevOps? I meet with a lot of customers and

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