How to make CI, CT and CD work together and avoid the drama of a DevOps love triangle

Source – itproportal.com It’s no secret that organisations across the world are working hard to seize the competitive advantage that comes from digital disruption. The savviest firms are now knee deep in Agile and Digital Transformation strategies, which focus firmly on offering services at hyper velocity and availability on any device – whilst maintaining high quality. Agile processes are crucial to success in this high speed digital world. And to support this must be a strong DevOps team that has responsibility

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Adoption of continuous testing in DevOps and Agile cultures

Source – techtarget.com It takes an all-encompassing cultural shift to realize continuous testing in DevOps and Agile teams. All team members must understand and embrace responsibility for quality, but testers — the champions of quality — should lead this transformation. Rely not on technical skills to encourage continuous testing in DevOps teams, but rather on leadership skills, specifically communication, collaboration and creativity. DevOps and Agile call for communication up, down and across the company. Testers collaborate with multiple, diverse groups to achieve

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DevOps success: Why continuous is a key word

Source – enterprisersproject.com “Customers are dropping off our website. Do we need to work on our load times?” “Users can’t open the camera function on our mobile app. How can we fix it?”  “Twitter and Snapchat are down. How can we make sure our web and mobile applications don’t experience the same technical glitches?” Do any of these sound familiar to your organization’s developers? Today’s consumers want bigger and better technologies, tools and features, and they want them now. For most

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What is DevOps and why it’s important in your choice of phone system

Source – realbusiness.co.uk Rafael Cortes, Foehn head of marketing, explains why you need the right supplier as well as the right system and how DevOps should be included in your appraisal. As technology advances at an unfathomable pace, the companies that keep step with competition are those with forward-thinking ideas, the most original features and applications, and the most seamless user experience. In turn, these deliver the speed, agility and quality that are the foremost factors of success in achieving your

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Application Testing is Making a Comeback for Agile DevOps Teams

Source – business2community.com “Badges? We don’t need no stinking badges.” In the classic film, The Treasure of the Sierra Madre, this line was spoken by a group of bandits who clearly didn’t need law and order on their side. Today, one could easily picture a different type of bandit that has been disrupting application development and coding, uttering something very similar. “Testing? We don’t need no stinking testing.” Yep, for a few years now, it has seemed like agile developers and

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Advice and tips about DevOps for beginners

Source – techtarget.com Brand new to DevOps? Here’s our get started guide If you or your organization is brand new to DevOps it might feel as if you’ve traveled to a foreign country. Nearly everything you thought you knew about software development, deployment, testing, security and UX is altered when seen through the DevOps lens. DevOps for beginners really isn’t for the faint of heart, but with advice, time and patience, you’ll get there. For developers, the move to DevOps requires

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From Measurement to Insight: Put DevOps Metrics to Work

Source – informationweek.com When you can measure the results of your DevOps program, that’s where the magic happens. Working in the software delivery industry today is not for the faint of heart. Blink and your competition have already passed you by with a product delivered that much faster and better. However, it is possible to stay on pace with even the best in the business by adopting the best practices and principles associated with DevOps. While there are many keys to

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Developer Report Compares Agile vs. DevOps

Source – techtarget.com One interesting aspect of the new developer report from GitLab Inc. — a company based on the open source GitLab project — is a comparison of two popular development approaches Agile and DevOps. The GitLab project’s Community Edition provides a complete open source software development platform featuring built-in version control, issue tracking, code review and Continuous Integration/Continuation Delivery (CI/CD). In its new “2018 Global Developer Report” based on a survey, GitLab Inc. covered a wide range of

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Why operations metrics and telemetry matter in DevOps too

Source – techtarget.com I am not a faddist or a Kool-Aid drinker. I’m a skeptic by career. But monitoring and observability is so “hot right now” and, well, validly so. We have to scientifically consider how to create systems that are more reachable and more observable and can tell us more under scrutiny. Charity Majors, among others, talks about this, and I highly recommend her work. But it’s time to elevate operations metrics and monitoring and make it a first-class systems

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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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