How AI will impact software development

Source – jaxenter.com The AI industry is never going to run out of the need for tech-savvy developers who can think out of the box. This technology is here to help us create better software which is safer than software created under traditional environments. In this article, Alycia Gordan explains why AI will teach developers a new mindset about the field they have been most passionate about. There is a 50 percent chance that machines will outperform humans in all tasks

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Three Keys to Aligning Digital and DevOps

Source – news.sys-con.com On first glance, Digital Transformation and DevOps seem to be separate, disconnected endeavors – especially once you realize that Digital Transformation is more about aligning the organization with changing customer needs and desires, rather than software. DevOps, in contrast, appears to be all about the code – how to build, maintain, and update it more quickly. Yet this view of DevOps also misses the bigger picture, as the movement is more of a cultural and organizational change that

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Avoid These Common DevOps Pitfalls

Source – itbusinessedge.com Virtually everybody is interested in doing DevOps these days, but more than that, there is tremendous pressure to do DevOps right. After all, the IT landscape is littered with technologies and initiatives that seemed to promise great things but, for one reason or another, failed to deliver. When it comes to DevOps, the concept is solid – faster, more agile, development, lower costs, a better user experience – so the only thing that can really foul it up

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How technology changes the rules for doing agile

Source – enterprisersproject.com More companies are trying agile and DevOps for a clear reason: Businesses want more speed and more experiments – which lead to innovations and competitive advantage. DevOps helps you gain that speed. But doing DevOps in a small group or startup and doing it at scale are two very different things. Any of us who’ve worked in a cross-functional group of 10 people, come up with a great solution to a problem, and then tried to apply the

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DevOps processes flounder if old business models don’t change

Source – theserverside.com Many of the mental models often used for thinking about DevOps processes came from the manufacturing industry. But if you ask Mirco Hering, the Asia-Pacific Agile and DevOps lead at Accenture and author of DevOps for the Modern Enterprise, he’d say a different mindset is required to make DevOps processes work for enterprises today. Hering asserted that the fundamental problem lies in thinking about DevOps processes as part of a transformational model that runs for only three to

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Problem In Moving To Agile DevOps Environment

Source – forbes.com Many companies are now attempting to move into an agile DevOps environment but are struggling in that process. I believe the struggle is because they implement part of the journey but not all of it. Consequently, they often fall short of the desired result. Companies see the benefits of moving into moving into an agile environment and benefits of adopting DevOps. They recognize they need to invest in a set of technologies, whether it’s automated tests, self-provisioning or

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Why domain experts are vital for DevOps test automation

Source – techtarget.com At a recent DevOps test automation conference, a participant in a panel discussion suddenly interrupted himself and looked out at the audience. “How many of your companies have a shadow IT?” A few hands tentatively went up, and he explained further: “How many of you have people outside of IT, in the functional groups, manufacturing, marketing, accounting, who are constantly doing unexpected things with your applications? Are they using them for different purposes, entering nontraditional data, even writing their

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DevOps in the cloud: everything you need to know

Source – itpro.co.uk What does DevOps in the cloud entail and how do organisations to get the most out of it? Both DevOps and cloud computing have been hyped as essential to maintaining competitiveness and undertaking digital transformation in today’s organisation. While DevOps is about improving business processes and applications, cloud is all about the underlying services and technology. So how can businesses make the most of these? How cloud DevOps differs from other DevOps When we talk about DevOps in terms of

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Are DevOps and Software Quality Incompatible?

Source – informationweek.com The DevOps concept’s focus on speed to market and continuous release can leave gaps in software quality. Understand which ones you can live with, and which are critical. Last year, Sylvain Kalache, an ex-operations engineer at Slideshare and now co-founder of Holberton School,  recalled how one of Slideshare’s  DevOps applications failed 60,000 users. “We were a small startup,” said Kalache. “Our goals in adopting DevOps were to achieve optimum efficiency.”  Slideshare prospered. It was acquired in 2012 by LinkedIN for $119 million.

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DevOps Success Beyond Agile: Cloud Expo Power Panel

Source – forbes.com The venerable Cloud Expo conference may be a mere shadow of its former self, but it still has its moments. One high point: a powerful panel of technology experts debating the ins and outs of DevOps. The most refreshing insight: while DevOps is an important trend, there is no magic here. It’s difficult work, and we’ve built it on hard-earned lessons of the past. “DevOps is something we’ve done under different monikers for many, many years,” explained Tracy

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