Are DevOps and Software Quality Incompatible?

Source – informationweek.com The DevOps concept’s focus on speed to market and continuous release can leave gaps in software quality. Understand which ones you can live with, and which are critical. Last year, Sylvain Kalache, an ex-operations engineer at Slideshare and now co-founder of Holberton School,  recalled how one of Slideshare’s  DevOps applications failed 60,000 users. “We were a small startup,” said Kalache. “Our goals in adopting DevOps were to achieve optimum efficiency.”  Slideshare prospered. It was acquired in 2012 by LinkedIN for $119 million.

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DevOps Success Beyond Agile: Cloud Expo Power Panel

Source – forbes.com The venerable Cloud Expo conference may be a mere shadow of its former self, but it still has its moments. One high point: a powerful panel of technology experts debating the ins and outs of DevOps. The most refreshing insight: while DevOps is an important trend, there is no magic here. It’s difficult work, and we’ve built it on hard-earned lessons of the past. “DevOps is something we’ve done under different monikers for many, many years,” explained Tracy

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Puppet on why people, process and technology are mission critical to DevOps success

Source – computerweekly.com When making an organisation’s agile software development ambitions a reality, practitioners commonly hold the view that success in DevOps requires adopting a strategy that addresses people, process and technology. Over the course of this year’s two-day PuppetConf partner and user summit in San Francisco, attendees were treated to pointers on how to address all three of these areas, regardless of whether they are just getting started or wanting to scale up their ongoing DevOps endeavours. Given the people

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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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Cost and complexity are top barriers to DevOps adoption

Source – betanews.com While DevOps seems to be flavor of the month with many organizations, the path to adoption is not necessarily a smooth one. Intelligent SaaS specialist Pensa has conducted a survey of more than 200 IT decision makers with a view to identifying the biggest challenges they face in the adoption of DevOps practices. Limited budgets are cited as the top barrier to DevOps success by 19.7 percent of respondents. This is followed closely by the constraints of legacy systems (17.2

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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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Hype hunters: Researchers put DevOps tools and tricks under microscope

Source – siliconangle.com Can an academic approach to analytics predict the best efficiencies for developer operations? Fact: Seventy-one percent of businesses have adopted some form of DevOps to streamline software development and deployment, according to VersionOne Inc.’s 2017 “State of Agile Report.” The most popular DevOps tool is container technology from Docker Inc., according to a separate report from RightScale Inc., with 35 percent of respondents employing the virtualized method for running distributed software applications. Do statistics like these give businesses a roadmap to

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Lack of Security Training Hinders DevOps Success

Source – baselinemag.com With large-scale cyber-attacks becoming more frequent, security is more critical than ever, especially in fast-paced DevOps environments. But software developers are not receiving the security training they need, impeding the evolution to DevSecOps, the practice of integrating security into software development and testing. That could have real impact on the productivity of businesses in every industry, as well as on the security and quality of the software that underpins the digital economy. The “2017 DevSecOps Global Skills Survey” shows that

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Why the right infrastructure is crucial to your DevOps success

Source – itbrief.co.nz As businesses and organisations look to improve business agility and performance, DevOps is increasingly becoming the technology of choice to aid them in doing so. Many companies such as AMP and Commonwealth Bank have already embraced a DevOps model and we expect to see adoption of the technology increase within the next few years. In many ways, a DevOps methodology works off the block-building process and is similar to LEGO building blocks. While the tools and processes can change,

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DevOps success: A new team model emerges

Source – enterprisersproject.com When DevOps began, so did a shorthand description for the model: It broke down the wall between dev and ops. The teams communicated better and operated with a shared set of objectives and concerns. At the extreme, there were no longer devs and ops people, but DevOps skill sets. But now, another view of DevOps has emerged: It’s about enabling ops to provide an environment for developers, then get out of the way as much as possible. Is this

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