8 Steps for a Successful DevOps Transition

Source – tripwire.com Organizations stand to gain a lot from transitioning to a DevOps software development model. Switching to DevOps leads to quicker problem solving, increased employee engagement, and more time for innovation. That’s assuming a transition is successful, however. Enterprises can run into various problems along the way, including inadequately measured risk, which could spell trouble down the road. Fortunately, none of these problems are inevitable if you approach the DevOps transition methodically. Follow these eight steps to make the most of

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Software Development: A Better Way to Measure Success

Source – devops.com Here’s a metaphor for software development you probably haven’t heard before: It’s like flying a plane. You have a starting point and a destination in mind, there’s a good chance you’ll change course midflight, and … sometimes you get a little nauseated? Okay, it’s not the best analogy. But there is one aspect of piloting a plane that offers valuable insight into how to measure your team’s performance more consistently. It’s called the performance-control technique, and it may be the

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Four tips for a successful DevOps spring cleaning

Source – techtarget.com Despite a demand for faster release cycles — weekly rather than monthly — development teams can find it difficult to integrate the necessary set of tools into their pipeline to make updates ahead of a deadline. How do we give teams the capabilities to keep up with this industrywide trend of accelerated release cycles? Successful DevOps involves a tuneup of Agile processes. A thorough spring cleaning can help teams get there. Here’s how. Step 1. Refresh roles and responsibilities

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DevOps requires a fresh approach to security

Source – itworldcanada.com DevOps originated from the need/desire to break down the silos between development and quality control. The need to be more agile, to continuously produce and deliver code in a quick, iterative approach, while maintaining quality. The developers became accountable for the quality of code that went into production. When practiced properly, agile development is an efficient approach that allows for constant upgrades and feature releases, while maintaining code quality. However, security has still remained a tack-on afterthought. Enter

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Building the Development Side of DevOps

Source – itbusinessedge.com Developing software has always been about creating products that work. Unfortunately, “work” is a relative term when the goal is to satisfy hundreds, if not thousands, and perhaps even millions, of users across all manner of disciplines. This is why DevOps is quickly supplanting the traditional waterfall model of development. Once you have established basic functionality, it makes much more sense to roll out continuous improvements quickly rather than wait a year or more for the next big

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Making DevOps a Reality – Bringing in Security: Top 4 Topics

Source – devops.com I caught up with Maria Loughlin, vice president of engineering at CA Veracode; Chris Eng, vice president of research at CA Veracode;  and Alan Shimel, CEO of DevOps.com, to talk more about their recent panel webinar on bringing in security to make DevOps a reality. It was enlightening to hear their perspectives on how companies can build security into its culture so that it permeates the development process. Many enterprises have realized that with the continuing popularity of DevOps

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AI-powered DevOps is how CA wants to reinvent software development and itself

Source – zdnet.com CA is one of the oldest, most traditional enterprise software companies around. As such, it has not exactly been synonymous with innovation. But Ashok Reddy, its DevOps general manager, says this is changing, and CA is reinventing how DevOps is used to develop and deploy software throughout its lifecycle, based on data, machine learning, and AI. IF EVERYONE IS USING THE SAME SOFTWARE AS A SERVICE, DIFFERENTIATION COMES THROUGH DYNAMICALLY ADAPTING TO DATA CA has come a long way since

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Forget the DevOps mindset, and change habits and behaviors instead

Source – techtarget.com People talk about the DevOps mindset. They say it’s a way of thinking, as if DevOps is only achievable if you use the power of your mind. And if people don’t think in a certain way, then DevOps will remain elusive. That may be partly true, but I’m not very good at reading people’s minds. Most people aren’t. Habits over DevOps mindset The reality is there is no DevOps mindset. DevOps is a series of behaviors and habits that people have.

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Does Microsoft’s message to DevOps pros oversimplify?

Source – techtarget.com Competitors such as IBM, CA and others also provide comprehensive DevOps tooling to help enterprise shops adopt DevOps to improve productivity of their developers, build products faster and enhance the quality of the software they deliver. But Microsoft is fresh in my mind because I attended the company’s Build 2018 developer conference recently in Seattle. Rub some DevOps on it It’s also fresh because I got some grief when I paid homage to one of Microsoft’s emerging star speaker’s use of the slogan “rub

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The Five Cs of DevOps at Scale

Source – gigaom.com DevOps advocates will no doubt be familiar with the term “Wall of Confusion”, as it goes to the heart of why the best practices arose. As a recap on what DevOps is about, it offers a solution to a familiar challenge: if you are looking to develop and deliver new software applications and services as quickly as possible, how do you address the fact that operations practices are not always aligned with those of development? As I wrote last

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