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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Continuous integration in agile software development

Source – 126kr.com Nowadays there are a lot of complications and obstacles on the way to the production. Now if you are not agile, it becomes literally a hell adding new functionalities. Therefore a lot of corporations and startups switch to agile methodologies and start using CI to achieve agility in software development. There is a big buzz about agile transformation in the companies, for example Mango, HSBC, Edreams and many others are going through agile transformation. It seems that it

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Tips to Achieve Agility in DevOps

Source – dqindia.com DevOps is one of the key factors in a growing number of large companies and organizations to bring agility, reduce time to market, high quality products. Successful adoption of DevOps model needs dedicated investment, resources, cultural shift and is continuous journey. DevOps has become key to enable Continuous delivery and Agility in organizations. It helps scale organizations to deploy solutions rapidly and consistently. Some of the salient elements to achieve these as part of DevOps model implementation within

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How Agile, DevOps, and Continuous Integration Changed Software Architecture

Source – techwell.com You can’t talk about modern software development and testing without bringing up modern techniques and concepts like agile, DevOps, and continuous integration. We’re a fast-twitch industry thanks to the modernization of team and testing dynamics, and that increase in speed has forced other aspects of the process to become equally as malleable and fluid. For the longest time, software architecture was something you built, adapted to your team or situation, and left in place—the old “if it ain’t

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IT ops paves the way for agile

Source – itweb.co.za DevOps and agility requirements are putting immense pressure on the IT ops team. There is an incredible amount of noise around software development these days, and quite rightly – without it, there is no application economy. But, another major question that should be asked is: “Is IT ops just about keeping the lights on?” Well, to answer this question, I must tackle the enemy of IT, which is complexity, and it comes in a variety of shapes and

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Weekly Top 10: How to Make the Most of DevOps

Source – electric-cloud.com Welcome to another round-up of the latest news in DevOps, Agile and Continuous Delivery. In this week’s post, DevOps proves it’s here to stay, as 50% of tech leaders are now implementing DevOps – which has been proven to increase speed of software delivery while maintaining quality – saving organizations time and money. Also in this week’s news we revisit some best practices for Continuous Delivery and find out what’s in store for DevOps in the foreseeable

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Top 10 Agile Database Techniques

Source – ibm.com While agile database development and management continues to gain popularity, some DBAs are still hesitant to adopt the agile method in favor of the waterfall approach. Most often this is either because some IT professionals and development teams are afraid of losing maintenance control in the constant thrust of iteration, or they’re wary of change, especially one that would require them to change the way they work together. So, here are some great techniques for having a healthy

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DevOps: Where it’s going and how to make the most of it

Source – zdnet.com DevOps is much more than a set of practices for smarter software development. The benefits of Agile-type thinking — such as iterative development and continuous delivery — are being pushed beyond the IT department and out into the wider business. Here’s how adopting small, quick changes will deliver new benefits to businesses and their customers in the future. 1. Tailored agility will help push cross-organisation integration CIO consultant Andrew Abboud is an IT leader who believes in the

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Continuous Testing for Agile and DevOps: 5 Key Takeaways from Gartner

Source – tricentis.com As software becomes the key to creating a competitive advantage across all markets, enterprises no longer enjoy the luxury of selecting either ‘speed’ or ‘quality’ when delivering software. Both are critical. Now that agile practices have matured and DevOps initiatives have entered the corporate agenda, Continuous Integration (CI), Continuous Testing (CT) and Continuous Delivery (CD) have emerged as key catalysts for enabling quality at speed. Of the three, Continuous Testing is by far the most challenging. While Continuous

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Why you shouldn’t choose between an agile approach and a DevOps approach?

Source – ibm.com You may hear your IT department talking about implementing an agile approach or DevOps development. Both promise better and faster software development through collaboration. How are they different, and which is better for your business? Agile software development principles enable developers to deliver new functionality quickly while responding to changing business requirements. Development teams deliver incremental features frequently, perhaps every couple of weeks. Traditional approaches often take months or even years to deliver new systems. In the meantime,

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