Continuous Development 101: How to Make App Development a Breeze

Source:- techworm.net To the average software developer who has never delved into application development, the process can seem relatively simple on the surface. But don’t be fooled. In reality, app development is a complex process that often takes far longer to complete than anticipated. From design to development, to debugging, to completion – and then, more often than not, even more debugging – the entire process takes an average of three to nine months to complete when working with an experienced app development

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How DevOps and Agile are influencing automation in business

Source- knowtechie.com From its humble beginnings in the software development world, Agile has now grown into the gold standard for project management and product development. Originally, Agile was a useful technique used in the IT and operations space to break down larger projects into smaller, more manageable components. As a result, the methodology has yielded shorter production times, reduced risk, and high-quality products. Agile formed the foundation upon which the world of DevOps emerged. Many people look at DevOps vs Agile as if these

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SnapLogic Extends DevOps Reach via GitHub

Source – devops.com SnapLogic has extended the reach of its SnapLogic Enterprise Integration Cloud into the realm of DevOps by making it possible to store integrations creating using Snap connectors in GitHub. The company also announced integration with the DC/OS platform from Mesosphere along with a new service catalog and several updates to the Iris artificial intelligence (AI) software it uses make recommendations concerning the construction of integration pipelines. At the same time, SnapLogic has enhanced both its monitoring tools for application programming

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SnapLogic Extends DevOps Reach via GitHub

Source – devops.com SnapLogic has extended the reach of its SnapLogic Enterprise Integration Cloud into the realm of DevOps by making it possible to store integrations creating using Snap connectors in GitHub. The company also announced integration with the DC/OS platform from Mesosphere along with a new service catalog and several updates to the Iris artificial intelligence (AI) software it uses make recommendations concerning the construction of integration pipelines. At the same time, SnapLogic has enhanced both its monitoring tools for application programming

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How to align test automation with agile and devops

Source – infoworld.com One key devops best practice is instrumenting a continuous integration/continuous delivery (CI/CD) pipeline that automates the process of building software, packaging applications, deploying them to target environments, and instrumenting service calls to enable the application. This automation requires scripting individual procedures and orchestrating the steps from code check-in to running application. Once matured, devops teams use the automation to drive process change and strive to do smaller, more frequent deployments that deliver new functionality to users and improve quality. But there’s a significant assumption

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Improve the rapid application development model for deployment readiness

Source – techtarget.com The rapid application development model aims for accurate deployments, as does DevOps as an IT methodology. It would seem the two concepts are natural partners, but that’s not always the case. Development and operations specialists have to work to unite RAD and DevOps, or risk devaluing both. RAD, which is a version of continuous development, creates an efficient pipeline for changes to travel from development into production. As software complexities increase, and the possible deployment platforms for a program multiply,

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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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Automated testing is crucial to support DevOps

Source – computing.co.uk “Everyone in this room has tested something,” said Ben Riley, DevOps specialist at CA Technologies, at the opening of a talk on continuous testing at Computing‘s annual DevOps Summit today. He was joined on-stage by Richard Jordan, practice manager at Nationwide Building Society. Testing as a concept and practice hasn’t changed in 30 years, said Riley. It begins with defining an idea and writing requirements; then there are many, many steps for testers to rationalise it into something that

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Can DevOps deliver on digital potential?

Source – computerweekly.com A benchmarking study by consultancy Hackett Group, titled Beyond world-class service: IT’s digital capability imperative, recently highlighted DevOps as a technique that can help enable digital transformation. “Agile, DevOps and continuous development models are well-suited to digital business transformation, which demands accelerated development, rapid prototyping and incremental value,” according to the report. Similarly, a Forrester survey of 4,976 IT professionals found that firms with high-performing business technology “solution delivery organisations” were 1.5 times more likely than their peers to

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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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