How Compuware is Bringing Agile, DevOps to Mainframe Development

Source – eweek.com Compuware is intent upon bringing the new-gen discipline of continuous iteration of software development to the old-school mainframe world, and it isn’t afraid to stand alone in that market. After all, about half of all companies with data centers have at least one mainframe, according to data center industry group AFCOM. Most of those are built by IBM, which remains the market leader, and Unisys. For at least the next decade, there is going to be a distinct need for

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Applying DevOps and agile to embedded testing

Source – devopsonline.co.uk When people talk about testing, it generally applies to all types of software testing. However, if you look at a bit more in detail, there are some areas of testing that claim their own space and embedded testing is one of them. It is an area that deserves to be treated as a specific case due to the particularities of the requirements and of the skills needed. With the evolution of the development and testing practices towards agile

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How to spot a DevOps faker

Source – enterprisersproject.com The growth of DevOps careers – as illustrated in these eye-opening stats – is certainly good news for IT pros with relevant skills and experience. If you’re a DevOps pro, you’re popular in the job market right now and in a command position at the negotiating table. That popularity also means that some job hunters are probably getting a little, um, creative with their resumes and LinkedIn profiles in hopes of getting a foot in the door for a DevOps role. There

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3 Cultural Considerations in IT Modernization

Source – nextgov.com The Office of Management and Budget recently set the stage for IT modernization across the federal government with the Modernizing Government Technology Act, allowing agencies to apply for funds needed to update their outdated systems. Moreover, the 2018 President’s Management Agenda identifies the number one cross-agency priority goal as IT modernization. It’s high time. In recent years, at least two-thirds of the federal IT budget is funneled to operations and maintenance of outdated IT systems—some that are older than the employees tasked with their

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IBM celebrates 10 years of DevOps with new releases

Source – betanews.com Over the past decade, DevOps techniques have helped to transform software development teams with a new and more agile approach. But now companies are starting to move beyond the standard DevOps approach in what is being called ‘Day 2’ DevOps, a world that emphasizes scalability and teamwork. In such environments, development teams shift one way, operations teams shift the other and together they can deliver and manage multiple, complex applications at the same time. In order to meet

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Why Open Banking Should Consider DevOps

Source – devops.com There is a craze sweeping Europe, and rippling across the world—and no, I’m not talking about the next British Invasion. Open banking is a trend that’s significantly altering how banks work with fintechs and maintain agility in the global marketplace. A main enforcer is PSD2, a piece of EU legislation that sanctions access to personal banking data. It’s resulted in an explosion of EU banks providing public application programming interfaces (APIs) for fintechs to develop with. The implications aren’t

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Four tips for a successful DevOps spring cleaning

Source – techtarget.com Despite a demand for faster release cycles — weekly rather than monthly — development teams can find it difficult to integrate the necessary set of tools into their pipeline to make updates ahead of a deadline. How do we give teams the capabilities to keep up with this industrywide trend of accelerated release cycles? Successful DevOps involves a tuneup of Agile processes. A thorough spring cleaning can help teams get there. Here’s how. Step 1. Refresh roles and responsibilities

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Not sure how to start with DevOps? Here’s one option

Source – techtarget.com The answer — call in consultants — might seem obvious and, perhaps, insufficient. But the team at Sodo, or Ship On Day One, isn’t your average crew of talking heads. Co-founders Eric Schoonover and Robert Duffy designed a 15-point plan they say can help any organization, no matter how mired in legacy culture, with the thorny problem of how to start with DevOps. Duffy brings his experience from Amazon and Time to the table, while Schoonover comes from Microsoft,

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Agile and DevOps: How to rethink your software development culture

Source – zdnet.com DevOps techniques and Agile methodologies are regularly touted as the best ways to get IT projects completed quickly and efficiently, and for many are now preferred over the more tradition linear ‘Waterfall’ model of development. But new working methods require a significant cultural shift, so how can IT leaders adopt agility as an organisational mindset? Four IT leaders explain how they are turning the adoption of Agile and DevOps into a competitive advantage. 1. FIND THE PROJECTS THAT REQUIRE

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DevOps or Agile: Which do software developers prefer?

Source – itweb.co.za While Agile is by far the most popular software development methodology, high-performing software development teams are more likely to have a DevOps culture. That was one of the findings of the Gitlab Global Developer Survey which took place towards the end of 2017. Of the 5 300 software professionals from around the world who participated in the survey, about 1.5% were from Africa. The majority of respondents were from Europe (46%) and North America (36%). According to the Gitlab 2018 Global Developer Report,

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