Why domain experts are vital for DevOps test automation

Source – techtarget.com At a recent DevOps test automation conference, a participant in a panel discussion suddenly interrupted himself and looked out at the audience. “How many of your companies have a shadow IT?” A few hands tentatively went up, and he explained further: “How many of you have people outside of IT, in the functional groups, manufacturing, marketing, accounting, who are constantly doing unexpected things with your applications? Are they using them for different purposes, entering nontraditional data, even writing their

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Shortcomings of DevOps automation and security bug detection

Source – theserverside.com Eariler this year we spoke with Jim Manco of Manicode security. It was immediately prior to Oracle OpenWorld 2017, in which Manico was delivering a JavaOne session on Java SE 9 security. There are plenty of new tools and technologies in the latest version of the JDK to help minimize the number of Java security bugs that developers might encounter. Of course, it’s not good enough just having technologies like JEP-273 (DRBG-Based SecureRandom Implementations), JEP-290 (Filtering of Incoming Serialization Data), and

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AWS automation still missing pieces for expanded DevOps use

Source – techtarget.com AWS has a large portfolio of DevOps technologies, and many DevOps shops exclusively use the cloud provider’s automation tools. But industry leaders rarely stay successful when they rest on their laurels. To continue to win over DevOps teams, AWS could add more automation features. Amazon offers AWS automation services, including CloudFormation and OpsWorks. These tools deploy the infrastructure necessary to create development, test and production environments for a software development project. Moreover, AWS CodeCommit and AWS CodeBuild enable

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WHY DEVOPS AND THE CLOUD ARE IMPORTANT TOGETHER

Source – datacenterjournal.com The defining characteristic of software is that it’s soft. For an example, let’s contrast the flip phone with the smartphone. If you wanted to change the color of a flip-phone key, which is a physical piece of molded plastic, you would need to change the manufacturing process. From idea to market implementation, it would take weeks—if not months. A smartphone, however, displays its keys using software, and that scope of change is just one line in a configuration

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CyberArk integrates with Puppet to automate DevOps secrets protection

Source – economictimes.indiatimes.com Mumbai: CyberArk announced its partnership with Puppet as an Advanced Technology Partner. Together, CyberArk and Puppet are working together to create supported modules that provide automated, enterprise-grade protection of secrets and are seamlessly integrated with Puppet’s configuration automation, enabling secure, high-velocity DevOpsworkflows. In dynamic DevOps environments, tools, scripts and applications/services are constantly being created, used and disabled. Each step requires secrets, including SSH/API keys, passwords and certificates, which regularly go unchanged or revoked, or may not be available for a range of reasons,

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Combat waste with a DevOps feedback loop, triage and automation

Source – devopsagenda.techtarget.com Gruver sat down with DevOps Agenda to explain enterprise inefficiencies and the value of a quick and effective DevOps feedback loop. The basic definition of DevOps is the answer to a question: How do you release code on a more frequent basis while enabling all aspects of quality? It should be a straightforward, easy process, and everybody would be doing it if there weren’t waste and inefficiencies in the system. One thing I like about DevOps is that, when you

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Your recipe for career & DevOps success in 2017 – and beyond

Source – itproportal.com If you work in DevOps then it’s very helpful to know why businesses are so focused on continuous automation. Knowing this helps you understand the role you as a practitioner have in creating value – and the skills that will help you perform that role. There are a number of things businesses are really trying to achieve with DevOps, which can be understood and measured with the following key metrics Speed: the rate of software change Efficiency: the stability and effectiveness of software change

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Puppet acquires Distelli to bolster cloud computing automation platform

Source – geekwire.com Rahul Singh started with a single focus when he launched Distelli more than two years ago: give developers a way to ship better software faster. Now he’s doubling down on that mission with a little help from a leading cloud computing company. Portland-based Puppet today announced that it has acquired Distelli, a Seattle startup founded in 2015 by Singh that helps software engineers deploy code more efficiently. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Distelli employees — five are listed on LinkedIn — will

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How DevOps is challenging testing teams

Source – devopsonline.co.uk Antony Edwards, CTO at TestPlant, argues that DevOps may be an unclear buzzword for many organisations, but understanding the importance of keeping roles separate, while focusing on the customer, can allow testing to flourish The concept of DevOps has become a buzzword in recent years, with many organisations unsure of its actual meaning. DevOps, the combination of development teams and operations teams, became necessary the moment SaaS (software-as-a-service) was born. SaaS meant that development teams delivered software to

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DevOps will kill DevOps, ultimately

Source – computerweekly.com DevOps, as we know, is the portmanteau coming together of Developers and Operations to create an amalgamation of cultural philosophies, working practices and technology tools designed to make software application development more Agile and less painful. So what’s the goal of DevOps, ultimately? If DevOps comes into existence inside any given software application development shop, then how does it exist in the long term? Eternal DevOps Is good DevOps an established long term connection between Developers and Operations that pervades for

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