The pros and cons of adopting a DevOps model

Source – computerworld.com.au In today’s digital era, mastering the customer experience through a continuous delivery of applications is a must. Hence, more and more organisations are focusing on adopting DevOps principles. Many Australian companies – such as Commonwealth Bank and AMP – have already embraced a DevOps model, and we anticipate many more organisations will join them as DevOps is likely to become mainstream within the next few years. In fact, a recent survey of almost 2,000 senior managers at

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10 Tips for Integrating Security into DevOps

Source – news.sys-con.com Ten Tips for Integrating Security into DevOps By Gene Kim Imagine a world where product owners, Development, QA, IT Operations, and Infosec work together, not only to help each other, but also to ensure that the overall organization succeeds. By working toward a common goal, they enable the fast flow of planned work into production (e.g., performing tens, hundreds, or even thousands of code deploys per day), while achieving world-class stability, reliability, availability, and security. In this world,

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DevOps: Where it’s going and how to make the most of it

Source – zdnet.com DevOps is much more than a set of practices for smarter software development. The benefits of Agile-type thinking — such as iterative development and continuous delivery — are being pushed beyond the IT department and out into the wider business. Here’s how adopting small, quick changes will deliver new benefits to businesses and their customers in the future. 1. Tailored agility will help push cross-organisation integration CIO consultant Andrew Abboud is an IT leader who believes in the

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Is Codeless Automated Testing the Future of DevOps?

Source – tech.co For years, testing has proved a steep challenge for efficient and effective software development. Even today, testing is clunky, inconsistent, and time consuming. It’s widely recognized that testing automation is at best partial, and is the number one bottleneck in the software development and information technology operations (DevOps) toolchain. Once relegated to the startup and entrepreneurial sphere, DevOps has grown into a business imperative for any organization that wants to stay ahead of the game. The DevOps movement was

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Why you shouldn’t choose between an agile approach and a DevOps approach?

Source – ibm.com You may hear your IT department talking about implementing an agile approach or DevOps development. Both promise better and faster software development through collaboration. How are they different, and which is better for your business? Agile software development principles enable developers to deliver new functionality quickly while responding to changing business requirements. Development teams deliver incremental features frequently, perhaps every couple of weeks. Traditional approaches often take months or even years to deliver new systems. In the meantime,

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10 commandments of IT Ops in the DevOps era

Source – techbeacon.com You might think that IT operations is becoming irrelevant these days, as orchestration and DevOps tools now supposedly do the job for you. I’m sorry to break it to you, but that’s just a myth. Throw it in the pile with other busted myths, such as the ability to see the Great Wall of China from space, bulls’ hatred of red (they’re actually colorblind), and vitamin C’s effectiveness in curing colds. But according to this growing meme,

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Low Code: What IT Needs to Know

Source – informationweek.com As low code, which minimizes the amount of coding needed to build out applications, becomes a new norm, it is important to consider how the rise of citizen developers will affect the enterprise. Across industries, from healthcare to manufacturing and financial services, organizations are undergoing digital transformations. This is creating a competitive job market for skilled developers, such as mobile app developers, and in turn, can cause a talent shortage. As demand for mobile apps in the

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The transformational power of Continuous Delivery

Source – 126kr.com I was recently asked to answer some questions about Continuous Delivery for someone’s undergraduate university research. The questions were interesting, so here are my answers �� What do you feel are the benefits of adopting Continuous Delivery? How do you feel adopting Continuous Delivery has affected your development cycle? Do you think Continuous Delivery is an important approach for a company to pick up, If so Why? How do you think Agile compares to more traditional models

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Continuous deployment using Jenkins

Source – thumbtack.com When I joined at Thumbtack, back in late 2015, we had continuous delivery infrastructure for monolith builds. As more engineers joined, we noticed that a significant amount of time went to deploying the latest build. Moreover, there was a trend of having bigger deploys (so call train deploys) and rollbacks tend to be harder. It was a clear indicator we needed to invest into the deployment pipeline. Continuous delivery At Thumbtack, we use Gerrit for code review.

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4 Ways to Improve Your Continuous Delivery

Source:- testlio.com Apps used to be so large that they came on CDs. Today, software updates are small enough to download in the background of our smartphones. As our expectations for technology have increased, engineers have kept pace by continuously delivering smaller enhancements and feature upgrades to the end user. In a recent Atlassian survey, 80% of respondents used agile processes to build products faster and 65% of respondents relied on continuous delivery shorten their release cycles. Continuous delivery requires teams

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