Roll DevOps tools into your AWS migration plan

Source – techtarget.com accelerated dePublic cloud platforms such as AWS have changed how many businesses develop applications. Cloud affords development times — and enables some dev teams to release new features and app updates multiple times a day. But none of this would be possible without a vast array of DevOps tools and services. After an AWS migration, businesses can model their infrastructure as code (IaC), build and test code with managed services and automate deployments using continuous integration (CI) and continuous

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Continuous Integration and Deployment for Xamarin Apps

Source – xamarinhelp.com Continuous integration and continuous deployment, or CI/CD for short, is a common word you might continuously see when businesses are setting up their DevOps or processes. Simply put, these two phrases, in the context of developing Xamarin apps, are defined as follows. Continuous integration (CI) is the process of merging all developers work into a single main repository, continuously throughout the day. Continuous delivery (CD) is a process of automatically deploying your Xamarin apps to testers, or end users. Merging files

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The Role of QA Testing in Continuous Delivery

Source – rainforestqa.com With more traditional develop-first-then-test models, the rate at which you can merge or ship codes depends on how fast you can test it. Every new or updated feature must go through the cycle. As a result, you can only move as fast as your QA process allows. That’s why in order to do continuous delivery, you need to adopt an equally continuous QA process. How QA Impacts Continuous Delivery It’s much cheaper and faster to fix bugs that

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How Softer Skills Help You Succeed with DevOps

Source – infostretch.com How do you build a DevOps team from scratch? Or even, how do you improve the efficiency of an existing team? Hiring a DevOps specialist seems an obvious place to start. Budget and circumstances permitting, this should boost the initiative, but still doesn’t address how you implement the DevOps transformation across the entire team or indeed across departments. Let’s consider how enterprises engaged in DevOps transformation can get the best results from their teams. How to Prepare for

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The Critical Difference: Continuous Quality versus Continuous Testing

Source – cio.com The rapid adoption of the Agile method and the software development and operations (DevOps) approach isn’t surprising. As anyone in our industry knows, the pressure to conduct system testing and quality with both speed and accuracy is a daily struggle. Employing Agile methodologies allows us to better address business and customer needs, while breaking through the challenges and limitations of traditional waterfall development. As an extension of Agile, DevOps has emerged as a solution to a fundamental necessity,

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7 Steps to Successful and Sustainable DevOps Transformation

Source – news.sys-con.com While the benefits are many, the DevOps journey for an established organization can be a long one filled with surprises and challenges. To avoid as many of both as possible, learning from those who have gone before you can help you apply best practices to ensure a smoother path to success. As a result, in this article, I will outline the seven steps to a DevOps transformation as learned through working hands-on with more than 100 leading enterprise

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Top Continuous Integration Tools

Source – perl.sys-con.com Poorly managed development projects are bound to crash eventually. It’s likely happened to you a dozen of times already. While writing code can be a lot of fun, managing code and dependencies can quickly become a maze of its own when you’re dealing with the continuous growth of your codebase and feature branches. At Stackify, we aim to make the lives of developers easier (and less frazzling). One way to de-stress your work is with the aid of

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10 Tips for Integrating Security into DevOps

Source – news.sys-con.com Ten Tips for Integrating Security into DevOps By Gene Kim Imagine a world where product owners, Development, QA, IT Operations, and Infosec work together, not only to help each other, but also to ensure that the overall organization succeeds. By working toward a common goal, they enable the fast flow of planned work into production (e.g., performing tens, hundreds, or even thousands of code deploys per day), while achieving world-class stability, reliability, availability, and security. In this world,

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What’s the latest DevOps challenge? A tendency toward groupthink

Source – techtarget.com I didn’t see this DevOps challenge coming. My DevOps team seems to often be in agreement, with little discussion most of the time. Could this be due to groupthink? Initially, when we think of DevOps and groupthink, it seems like an oxymoron. After all, DevOps is based on a culture of collaboration; DevOps teams bring together specialists from disciplines with different views on what is most important, and this should form the basis for preventing groupthink. Accordingly, one

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The Essential DevOps Process We’re Ignoring: Continuous Response

Source – cloudscaling.com Continuous response—or “CR”—is an overlooked link in the DevOps process chain. The two other major links—continuous integration (CI) and continuous delivery (CD)—are well understood, but CR is not. Yet, CR is the essential element of follow through required to make customers happy and to fulfill the promise of greater speed and agility. At the heart of the DevOps movement is the need to greater velocity and agility for the business in our new digital age. CR plays a

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