CloudBees acquires CodeShip as devops consolidates

Source – techcrunch.com More consolidation is afoot in the busy world of backend developer tools. Today, CloudBees — the company closely associated with support and services for the open source Jenkins continuous integration and delivery engine — has announced that it will acquire CodeShip, another startup in the dev-ops space focusing on continuous integration and delivery. Terms of the deal are not being disclosed, Sacha Labourey, CEO and co-founder of CloudBees, said in an interview. The entire team of CodeShip will

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Three Keys to Aligning Digital and DevOps

Source – news.sys-con.com On first glance, Digital Transformation and DevOps seem to be separate, disconnected endeavors – especially once you realize that Digital Transformation is more about aligning the organization with changing customer needs and desires, rather than software. DevOps, in contrast, appears to be all about the code – how to build, maintain, and update it more quickly. Yet this view of DevOps also misses the bigger picture, as the movement is more of a cultural and organizational change that

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DevOps accelerates, requiring new leadership styles

Source – zdnet.com It’s clear that DevOps initiatives are now underway at a majority of organizations — and the time is ripe for leaders to step forward and take things to the next level. A recent survey of 244 IT professionals from DBMaestro finds the majority (55%) are already using DevOps in at least 20% of their projects. At least one-third, 33%, are going even deeper — using DevOps in more than half of their projects. There is some progress in

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Is 2018 the year of the DevOps backlash?

Source – computerweekly.com The DevOps honeymoon is over – well, it could be… and here’s one reason why. As we know by now, DevOps is a portmanteau term used to describe the notion of more connected, cyclical, integrated and holistically-aware way of working between Developers (the Dev in DevOps, obviously) and the Operations team, which could encompass sysadmins, DBAs, configuration specialists, testers and other key supporting operational staff. DevOps origins The term itself [arguably] arose not because developers decided they needed

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The future of DevOps: What to expect for 2018

Source – itproportal.com This year we have witnessed more industries adopting the set of practices and solutions that make up DevOps. According to a Capgemini report, 60% of companies have adopted DevOps or plan to do so in the next year. This demonstrates how widely understood it is for DevOps to be a necessary part of your business strategy if you intend to quickly respond to market demands, keep your software and solutions regularly updated, and improve time-to-market within your business.

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Four questions to ask about your DevOps strategy

Source – searchmicroservices.techtarget.com There’s a lot of information about DevOps out there, making it hard to determine exactly what it means. However, there are still key principles you can stick to in order to achieve success through DevOps. Here are four questions that, according to our experts, you should be asking when thinking about your DevOps strategy. 1. Have we established a zone of business impact? DevOps tasks should be clearly connected to the applications they support, and businesses should in

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Predictions 2018: How DevOps, AI Will Impact Security

Source – eweek.com DevOps and agile development, new-generation processes and techniques that work hand in hand in developing, testing and distributing software of all types, have been in the IT business news continually for about the last half-dozen years. And there are good reasons why. We at eWEEK are constantly being pitched by thought leaders with new ideas about this relative sea change in the business, in addition to companies with new or improved tools that facilitate the automation that’s inherent

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Tool Options for API Testing

Source – programmableweb.com Many software testers get by with a small toolset — a few good browsers and the application’s built-in developer tools, something to run SQL queries through, a tool to connect as a user to the test server, and perhaps an HTTP inspector if they want to get fancy. Testing an API requires expanding on that. Picking a toolset is a bit like shopping for toothpaste. First, you walk through the aisle, noticing (and being overwhelmed by) all of

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The top 10 DevOps myths debunked

Source – techbeacon.com As the term and concept grows in popularity, naturally there are misconceptions and confusion surrounding the question “What exactly is this thing called DevOps?” Although the basic concepts have been around for nearly a decade, the term itself didn’t appear until 2009. While many start ups and software companies with a strong culture of “fail fast, fail often” have been able to implement DevOps best practices, it’s the large enterprise that is now searching for ways to sprinkle

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Micro Focus eases DevOps transitions

Source – sdtimes.com Implementing and scaling enterprise DevOps can be a lot more challenging than building it from scratch. While cloud-based startups use their DevOps capabilities to disrupt industries and change competitive landscapes, large enterprises struggle with DevOps transitions. Micro Focus (formerly HPE Software) helps enterprises ease DevOps adoption so they can meet their goals of delivering higher quality software faster. “It’s easier to build an effective DevOps practice when you’re starting with a blank slate,” said Ashish Kuthiala, senior director

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