Recent trends in cloud computing fuel the need for DevOps methods

Source – techtarget.com Cloud services have transformed IT infrastructure, but the most recent trends in cloud computing signal a more fundamental shift that’s reshaping jobs. Newer cloud services and application design principals — such as microservices, serverless computing and function as a service — have important implications for both IT operations staff and developers. However, understanding the difference between these services and how they affect application deployment can be confusing, especially since most cloud providers will simply tell you their service

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Dealing with division through DevOps

Source – information-age.com The phrase “Too many cooks spoil the broth” can be applied to any number of scenarios, while another favourite—“A camel is a horse designed by committee” — explains the possible results of combative collaboration. Typically, the problem lies with people wanting different things from a project—an issue that should have IT professionals nodding knowingly. A long-term issue within businesses has been the disconnect between two teams who use IT to achieve different business goals. In the red corner,

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An Unexpected Security Problem in the Cloud

Source – wsj.com As more companies unplug their data centers and rent out cloud-computing services from providers such as Amazon.com Inc. and Microsoft Corp. , some are discovering an unexpected problem: They’re accidentally leaving their corporate data exposed for all the world to see. Configuration errors made while using cloud-storage services are common, security experts say, and often occur when users set access permissions so someone outside of the company—say, a vendor—can see data. “More data has been lost due to poor configuration than anything else on

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Three different perspectives on DevOps

Source – federalnewsradio.com Our guests are Nathen Harvey, vice president of Community Development at Chef Software,  Brent Wodicka,  principal solutions architect at AIS, and David Bock, principal consultant – DevOps Services Lead at Excella Consulting. The term “DevOps” has more meanings than “fake news.”  In order to get a handle on the concept, we brought in three practitioners of DevOps. In a traditional IT environment, a group of developers would be in one room developing code.  Down the hall would be a person who

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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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Five skills every DevOps engineer must mast

Source – rcrwireless.com The dawn of DevOps Demand for DevOps engineers has experienced exponential growth within the last few years. They are essential to ensuring better collaboration between software developers and operations staff for leading-edge businesses. The occupation was ranked third on Indeed’s best jobs in the U.S. for 2017 based upon competitive pay, work availability and opportunities for growth. While DevOps is one of many tech tends, it isn’t expected to wane anytime soon. Here are the top five skills every

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The future of AppSec: Stop fighting the last war

Source – helpnetsecurity.com It’s a cornerstone of military doctrine: when you focus too much on the last battle you faced, you miss signs of the new battleground taking shape. The principle holds as true for cybersecurity as it does for cavalries and tanks. The surest way to put your organization at risk is to keep your defense strategy rooted in the past – especially it wasn’t all that effective in the first place. If tactics like slow gatekeeping controls haven’t been

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Grooming effective remote developers in the world of DevOps

Source – searchsoftwarequality.techtarget.com David Copeland, director of engineering at Stitch Fix, is an advocate for allowing software developers to work remotely and offers a method for how to do it effectively. Copeland leads nearly 90 developers at Stitch Fix, a San Francisco-based personal shopping and style service. He’s been with the company more than four years and has spent that time working remotely from Washington, D.C. As director of engineering and senior-most contributor to Stitch Fix, Copeland interacts daily with developers,

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3 Career Paths Software Developers Might Want to Pursue

Source – informationweek.com Not every senior developer is cut out to be a manager. In fact, many aren’t. That’s not a dig at developers. Rather, it’s a recognition of the role’s nature. Many programmers select the field because they want to be individual contributors, not managers. Even those interested in mentoring others — say, as a software architect or lead developer — may not want to be a developer manager. Yet, either by external or internal pressures, top software developers are

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Can DevOps make over network engineers into coders?

Source – siliconangle.com Software developers are now plying their trade deep down the stack with programmable networks, so why not give network engineers some Representational State Transfer (known as REST) application program interfaces (and perhaps hoodies) and make them developers? “One of the things in DevNet we’re working on is what we call the evolution of a network engineer,” said Amanda Whaley (pictured), director of developer experience, DevNet, at Cisco Systems Inc. Three years ago, Whaley brought her software development chops to work at networking

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