How Cloud Companies Can Move from Agile to DevOps

Source – talkincloud.com To move from agile to DevOps methodology requires new consideration of deployment and hosting infrastructure. How can cloud companies best address these concerns? Best practices and key advice for progressive IT teams at managed service providers (MSPs) can help the move from agile to DevOps. To transition the move from agile to DevOps, the structure should be adapted for developers who have been using agile for a while. Fortunately, agile and DevOps are not necessarily methodologies at odds, according to

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Assessing data centre strategies for cloud-scale software

Source – cloudcomputing-news.net The rapid advancement of cloud-scale software is driving the digital transformation impacting nearly every facet of our life. The ways we work, communicate, navigate, travel, shop, manage our money, access healthcare, interact with things and places are extremely different from only five years ago. There are many underlying technologies that enable this transformation – but none as profound as the rise of cloud-based software applications that we interact with throughout our day. IDC notes that cloud software accounts

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Rethinking DevOps as DevSecOps

Source – appdevelopermagazine.com If you’re not already thinking right now that your DevOps teams should be run like a DevSecOps team, you may already be in a world of hurt. Time to wake up! As the adoption of APIs continues to grow, so do the risks to organizations that don’t actively test the security of their solutions. Modern Agile development frameworks have changed the way engineering teams produce products. Under these frameworks, products receive small, frequent updates daily or weekly rather

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You Can Reconcile Bimodal IT with DevOps

Source – informationweek.com Is it speed versus quality, or speed and quality? I recently gave a talk comparing DevOps with Gartner’s Bimodal IT approach, which is somewhat controversial. I didn’t bash Bimodal IT, instead I demonstrated how to reconcile the modes Gartner proposes organizations take based on application types, with the spirit behind DevOps. To begin, I made my own controversial statement: DevOps is a farce! That’s right, I said this to all of the DevOps enthusiasts nice enough to come to my presentation. As

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Six Ways Agile Can Turn Static

Source – infoq.com Digital transformation requires IT organizations to become business enablers that deliver differentiating customer experiences that provide a return on investment.  To keep pace with innovation, and deliver immediate results many IT teams adopt agile development methodologies where release cadences are measured in days, not quarters and quality is guaranteed. This may be the Holy Grail, but this goal isn’t always possible. Idealistically speaking, agile development has all the right elements but it isn’t suitable for every project. Let’s

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DevOps adopts BPM best practices to build apps

Source – searchmicroservices.techtarget.com There has been a fundamental shift in the application of business process management systems over the last few years to where these platforms are now increasingly part of the toolkit that developers — and more often “citizen developers” — need to build modern applications as they apply BPM best practices. Indeed, originally deployed to improve operational efficiency and lower costs, BPM systems are now more frequently viewed as application development platforms where users can build applications that automate business processes

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Digitally disruptive competition drives DevOps trend

Source – techtarget.com From a leadership perspective, it is hard to argue against the goals of the current DevOps trend. DevOps seeks to integrate the work performed by a company’s application development team with the work performed by its systems operations team. The aim is to improve the quality and flow of that work through better communication, standardization, simplification, collaboration and automation. DevOps builds on the Lean and Agile development practices that promote systemic thinking and rapid value creation. In many ways, the DevOps trend

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Is quality assurance holding back your agile development efforts?

Source – itworldcanada.com Does the software testing process hamper your ability to introduce new applications quickly enough to meet market demand? For an overwhelming number of companies, the answer is yes. Quality assurance experts insist it’s a problem that has to be solved if they are to see the results of digital transformation. All of the work that companies are doing in agile and rapid development can be undone by traditional software testing methods. The need for more rapid development is

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Continuous Testing: Solving the Biggest DevOps Bottleneck

Source – devops.com Earlier this year, Computing Magazine conducted a fascinating study around the adoption and benefits of DevOps in its DevOps Review 2017 publication. The findings that stood out most fascinating to me where around quality assurance and testing. In this survey, the question was asked, “Where are the main holdups in the software production process?” Of all the self-proclaimed DevOps practitioners, a whopping 63 percent said the biggest delays occurring in the QA/Test phase. In fact, this cited bottleneck

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The latest trends from the Agile Alliance Technical Conference

Source – techtarget.com The Agile movement took over software development; now most of the teams I work with use standups, stories, and sprints. Meanwhile the Agile Alliance conference, which has grown from 900 attendees to 1,500 attendees in the four years I have attended, has been consistently decreasing its technical content. There are exceptions — the DevOps track is growing — but the programming and testing tracks have less interest. The decreasing interest in technical subjects mean fewer technical people are

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