The future of Java and Java development is highlighted by the JavaOne Keynote

Source – customerthink.com Java is a popular choice for the development of apps with extreme performance and scalability requirements. The technologies of the platform help develop huge, robust and high performance apps that could be extended easily. Java for web development and the Java language as a whole is supported by all major platforms. Furthermore, Java continues to innovate the apps world around. Through continued modernization, the platform provides developers an innovative platform and language to build the next gen scalable,

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How To Implement A Successful DevOps Roadmap

Source – forbes.com According to a predictions piece from IDC, “By 2019, digital transformation investments will triple, drawing funds away from store capital and profoundly changing the retail industry.” Christi Liebe, chief technology officer for Rent-A-Center and a Cigniti client, concurs with the IDC article, writing in an email, “We’re in the middle of a radical digital transformation. As part of this transformation journey, we are investing in driving significant improvements in our customer experience. In our efforts to break down silos between

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Treating Shared Databases Like APIs in a DevOps World

Source – infoq.com Simon Sabin, Principle Consultant at Sabin.io, spoke at WinOps 2017 conference on how to include database changes in a continuous deployment model. A key aspect when sharing databases across multiple services or applications is to treat them as APIs, from the perspective of the database owners. Sabin suggested that mechanisms such as views, triggers and stored procedures can be used to change the database internal structure while keeping backwards compatibility with the applications data operations. He gave the example of migrating

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Barriers to enterprise adoption of DevOps

Source – computerweekly.com Until recently, the DevOps movement was considered off-limits to enterprises, with the naysayers struggling to see how these large, complex and unwieldy organisations could ever hope to emulate the agile software development practices loved by smaller, nimbler startups. Big organisations are just too weighed down by bureaucracy, legacy technologies and waterfall-style software development techniques for DevOps to thrive, and any attempt to challenge the status quo will come to nothing – or so the rhetoric went. But what

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CloudBees, partners add Jenkins services, security

Source – theserverside.com The Jenkins DevOps world has recently gained a series of new services, including advisory and managed services, new security capabilities and database support. For instance, among the new Jenkins services, CloudBees recently delivered a new, free service, CloudBees Jenkins Advisor, which will analyze any Jenkins continuous delivery environment and provide users with information on issues and performance. Announced at the company’s Jenkins World conference at the end of August, CloudBees Jenkins Advisor identifies potential issues and advises organizations on corrective

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DevOps support strategies for an effective, informed help desk

Source – techtarget.com These are the battles of DevOps support — in particular outsourced support. In situations like these, uncontrolled DevOps adoption idolizes change and speed without consideration of the help desk and users who rely on them. The promise of DevOps is that it gets much-needed functionality to the business rapidly, using the various C’s of CI/CD: continuous integration, continuous development, continuous delivery and continuous deployment. IT organizations generally believe that users can absorb small, incremental changes introduced through a DevOps

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DevSecOps Transforms the Dana Foundation

Source – cioinsight.com There’s a growing recognition that DevOps is critical for digital transformation. Yet, as many CIOs have learned—sometimes the hard way—establishing a business and IT framework based on agility and flexibility is a complex task. Incorporating security into DevOps is even more difficult. After all, DevOps is more than a technology, and it’s more than a one-off project. It’s a delivery process that requires completely rethinking and reinventing development and operations. One organization that has made a successful journey

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Tooling up for DevOps

Source – computerweekly.com Organisations are moving from traditional waterfall and cascade software development, where code is produced over defined time periods and combined with operational systems management and application management, to more agile approaches. With an increasing need for rapid functional provisioning via continuous integration, continuous development and continuous delivery, many businesses are looking to adopt a DevOps process. DevOps aims to bring together the development, test and operational teams to streamline the movement of code and functional apps through the

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How IT teams can implement DevOps

Source – gcn.com Today government agencies face an increasingly complex technical and operational environment; they must be able to design and facilitate secure information sharing and data analysis in highly complex network environments. To effectively defend networks and speed national security decisions, government IT teams need the flexibility to deploy any kind of solution — from advanced virtualization, big data analytics and cloud computing, to application development, training and simulation. Many government agencies, however, rely on aging legacy systems, which impede

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DevOps and IoT merge to improve app quality and security

Source – searchsoftwarequality.techtarget.com Although DevOps is hot in the cloud space, it’s still just catching on in the internet of things world, where devices rule and requirements for reliability, quality, security and safety are paramount. DevOps is not focused on any particular technology or app quality, but certain challenges arise when DevOps and IoT intersect. IoT is typically a three-tier architecture, consisting of a device, gateway and platform. There are constrained devices or really small sensors with not much processing power that

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