Continuous Testing: Solving the Biggest DevOps Bottleneck

Source – devops.com Earlier this year, Computing Magazine conducted a fascinating study around the adoption and benefits of DevOps in its DevOps Review 2017 publication. The findings that stood out most fascinating to me where around quality assurance and testing. In this survey, the question was asked, “Where are the main holdups in the software production process?” Of all the self-proclaimed DevOps practitioners, a whopping 63 percent said the biggest delays occurring in the QA/Test phase. In fact, this cited bottleneck

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3 predictions on the future of containers

Source – sdtimes.com Despite the fact that containers are still considered a new tool in the developer scene, they have already been put to work in industries everywhere: Financial services companies use containers to track credit scores and provide financial recommendations to their clients, government organizations use containers to model the effects of weapons and identify ways to protect soldiers, and healthcare companies use containers to process and visualize radiology data. Container usage has grown, but other factors will come into

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Why Microservices is the Future of Software

Source – readitquik.com The latest in software application development is the rise of microservices, wherein applications are offered as a bundle of loosely coupled services. First coined in 2011, this term is now doing the rounds of popular technology circles. According to a survey by Nginx, 36% of enterprises are currently using microservices. Another 26% are in the research phase as far as this new technology is concerned. Organizations are divided between whether they should adopt a microservices approach or not.

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Effective DevOps hinges on automating a continuous delivery pipeline

Source – theserverside.com An organization has to be fully committed to an automated testing strategy if it wants to do continuous delivery right. But DevOps adopters need to be forewarned, as it’s not a process to be undertaken by the light of heart. Continuous delivery means exactly what the name implies. It means putting together a continuous delivery pipeline that is fully automated and will take recently compiled code and move that code straight into production — just so long as

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3 Reasons Why the Private Cloud is Here to Stay

Source – mspmentor.net MSPs know that customers expect both scale and economics when it comes to the cloud. For most, this means public cloud options like AWS, Google and Azure. The subtitle for RightScale’s “2017 State of the Cloud Report” says it all: “Public cloud adoption grows as private cloud wanes.” Public cloud services dominate news cycles for enterprise IT, and on the surface, the numbers seem to align with this narrative: organizations are increasingly leveraging public and hybrid cloud, while

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Why DevOps is driving internal change at Liberty Mutual

Source – siliconangle.com The cloud, copious amounts of data generation, analytics and the Internet of Things are disrupting organizations by changing the foundation of how they deliver products and services. In a digital world, insurance companies are beginning to establish new business models around developer operations, and many are becoming software development companies as they shift to new ways of assessing risk and serving customers. “Our world is changing; technology’s driving a lot of that change. We know that we’ve got to

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The 4 Phases of DevOps With Atlassian

Source – dzone.com Fresh Ideas, Announcements, and Inspiration for Your Team, Delivered Weekly As Development and IT Ops teams look to be more efficient, decreasing their time to market and increasing product support, DevOps has become the predominant industry solution. There are many resources that paint a picture of Development and Operations working in perfect harmony, but how do we actually get there? Where should we start? We need to begin with the end goal in mind. As technology companies, our

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Agile Methodology in Software Development

Source – devops.cioreview.com Speeding the delivery of technology is a critical aspect of business today. One of the approaches to increase that speed of delivery that many of us have worked to implement is the use of Agile software development methods such as Scrum XP to deliver business value more rapidly. Transforming an organization from a waterfall centric methodology to agile development is an exciting, but difficult time in an organization.  The changes that are required to the organization are not

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6 Steps to a Successful DevOps Adoption

Source – stickyminds.com Figuring out the most optimal way to enable agility and rapidly deliver services to customers—without compromising quality—continues to be one of our industry’s biggest challenges. Many IT leaders agree that implementing DevOps practices can significantly accelerate software releases while still assuring our applications meet quality objectives. If you’re considering a move to a DevOps delivery model, here are six approaches I’ve found to be critical for ensuring a successful DevOps adoption within an organization. 1. Embrace a DevOps

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4 Ways to Accelerate IT with DevOps

Source – blogs.perficient.com In our technology journey in 2017, we’ve covered DevOps numerous times and for good measure. Research firm IDC predicts that nearly 70% of Global Fortune 500 organizations will have implemented the development philosophy by the end of the year. There’s still confusion about what exactly DevOps is. To us, DevOps should not be thought of as a solution, but rather a series of progressions that seeks to make the entire software development, IT operations, and business process easier

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