7 Reasons Why Containers are a Natural Fit for DevOps Teams

Source – eweek.com Containers Boost Data and Application Security One of the key benefits of containers is their ability to isolate application code and even whole infrastructure stacks at will. Using containers, ops teams can set up namespaces to keep test and production environments separate, even if they share the same kernel. Containers also ensure that only designated users have access to their contents, providing ops teams with complete control of their architecture. As 2017 takes shape, containers’ popularity continues to

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Why 2017 looks like a year of change for software development jobs

Source:- searchcloudapplications.techtarget Software development jobs are in a state of flux. Mobile computing is compressing Agile’s already weekslong-shortened development cycles into mere days. DevOps entwined app development with operations. No-code/low-code tools yanked app building from the ranks of professional programmers, empowering so-called citizen developers. What does 2017 hold in store for application developers? We asked John Carione, who previously worked at EMC, RSA and Adobe, and is currently a product and corporate marketing leader at no-code/low-code vendor QuickBase Inc., based

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Popularity of application containers begins to shadow DevOps, PaaS

Source:- searchsoa.techtarget.com Application container adoption is on the rise, both in terms of market growth and developer interest. According to a report from 451 Research, the application container market will grow from $762 million in 2016 to $2.7 billion by 2020. “Despite making up a relatively small portion of the overall cloud-enabling technologies market, application containers will see the fastest growth compared to other segments, with an estimated CAGR of 40% through 2020,” the report said. When asked about the

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Report: Agile and DevOps provide more benefits together than alone

Source:- sdtimes.com DevOps and agile are two of the most popular ways businesses try to stay ahead of the market, but put them together and they provide even more benefits. A new report, Accelerating Velocity and Customer Value with Agile and DevOps, from a reputed comapny revealed businesses experienced greater customer satisfaction and brand loyalty when integrating agile with DevOops. “What’s particularly interesting in this research is what it’s revealed about the compounded effect of using both agile and DevOps

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Elastic Visibility Into Your Clouds – Without The Strain

Source:- lightreading.com The rapid move to the cloud is understandable since it is so alluring: It is elastic, costs less to operate and manage and is scalable — enhancing business agility. The latest Cisco Global Cloud Index states that by 2020, 92% of workloads will be processed in public and private cloud data centers and just 8% in physical data centers. But in engineering, there is no such thing as getting something for nothing. With cloud migration, the benefits of

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A Word for ”Average Developers”

Source – Dzone.com   I recently got a comment that included this: …this “making code faster” series is pretty useless for the average developer working on the usual application. And I couldn’t disagree more. Now, to be fair, the kind of challenges that we have to deal with while building high-performance database engines are quite different than the kind of challenges that a typical enterprise developer has to deal with. That isn’t quite true; we have the studio, which behaves

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So what’s the real state of database DevOps?

Source – 126kr.com DevOps survey among 1,000 software professionals. The survey included developers, database administrators, and those at management level, and over half of the companies involved employed more than 500 people. I took a quick glance at the results ina recent blog post and talked about some surprising findings: Within two years, 80% of companies will have adopted DevOps The biggest driver for including the database in DevOps is to increase the speed of delivery of database changes The key obstacles to implementing

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Larger organisations more likely to push ahead with DevOps initiatives, research argues

Source:- cloudcomputing-news.net Almost half of respondents in a new study from Redgate Software say they have adopted a DevOps approach to their projects – with a further third planning to join them within the next two years. The study, the firm’s latest State of Database DevOps survey, polled 1,000 companies globally with more than half employing at least 500 people. While 47% polled overall said they are already on the road with DevOps initiatives, this number rises to 59% among

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How APIs are enabling the future of IT infrastructure

Source:- cloudcomputing-news.net Companies are always looking for new ways to increase efficiency and reduce costs while maintaining excellence in the quality of their products and services. A big part of cloud computing that IT departments and service providers increasingly look to is APIs (application programming interfaces) to enable automation, in turn driving efficiency, consistency and cost savings. How are businesses doing this, and where are the opportunities for future development? Enabling operational efficiency One important outcome of the automation enabled

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The true meaning of devops by Eric Knorr

Source – infoworld.com If you’re still puzzled about devops, allow me to make a recommendation: Read The Devops Handbook by Gene Kim, Jez Humble, Patrick Debois, and John Willis. It’s a beautifully crafted, no-nonsense book that is filled with case studies and actionable advice intended to help you boost productivity by magnitudes. The Handbook is not structured the way you might expect. Only one section is devoted to what the authors call “the technical practices of flow” from development to operations,

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Database Migration in Continuous Integration Processes

Source – Dzone.com How to use the open source tool Flyway to automatically migrate databases in your CI pipelines.   When talking about source code migration, everything is simple. My team uses Git, Maven, and Jenkins to deliver code to the production server. But what do we do with database migration? How do we track it make sure that everything works properly after a new build? Flyway is a perfect tool that greatly simplifies our data migration process, and as a

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Build and buy: Key to forming DevOps environment

Source:- searchcio.techtarget.com   DevOps has moved beyond hype to become a staple of enterprise IT. Consider recent statistics: Some 74% of 1,060 responding IT professionals say they’ve adopted DevOps in their organizations, up from 66% in 2015, according to the 2016 State of the Cloud survey from RightScale. And 73% of the 200 responding IT decision-makers have adopted some DevOps processes, according to the State of Software Release Efficiency survey from a Vanson Bourne report commissioned by Appvance. DevOps professionals

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Application Development Industry Analysts Weigh in on Greatest Gains Made in DevOps/ALM in 2016

Source – blogs.collab.net Last year was a monumental one for CollabNet. Our customers, partners, and staff helped us to: Make significant improvements to TeamForge, our popular enterprise application lifecycle management (ALM) product. Launch a partnership with non-profit #YesWeCode to engender diverse workforce growth in our community. Announce a global partnership with Spain-based application release automation (ARA) provider Clarive Software. Release the innovative solution CollabNet DevOps Lifecycle Manager (DLM) designed for managing the entire DevOps lifecycle through a single platform. That’s just

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How It’s Made: A Continuous Delivery Pipeline

Source – internetvideo.sys-con.com Software delivery was once specific to the IT industry. Now, Continuous Delivery pipelines are used around world from e-commerce to airline software. Building a software delivery pipeline once involved hours of scripting and manual steps – a process that’s painful, if not impossible, to scale. However Continuous Delivery with Application Release Automation tools offers a scripting-free, automated experience. Continuous Delivery pipelines are immensely powerful for the modern enterprise, boosting production and even customer satisfaction. Getting Started: Measure

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Optimizing the Ops in DevOps

Source – virtualization.sys-con.com We call it DevOps but much of the time there’s a lot more discussion about the needs and concerns of developers than there is about other groups. There’s a focus on improved and less isolated developer workflows. There are many discussions around collaboration, continuous integration and delivery, issue tracking, source code control, code review, IDEs, and xPaaS – and all the tools that enable those things. Changes in developer practices may come up – such as developers taking

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APIs and automated testing: Go integrated for the best of both worlds

Source : techbeacon.com Modern IT applications are becoming more distributed, mobile applications integrate with back-end systems through standardized interfaces, Internet of Things (IoT)-enabled devices communicate with each other and third-party services, and IT service providers are exposing parts of their data and services through APIs in order to generate additional cash flow (a phenomenon known as the API economy.) So what does that all mean for development teams? Performing automated integration tests at the API level is rapidly becoming an indispensable

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6 trends that will shape cloud computing in 2017

Source – cio.com Cloud computing has helped many enterprises transform themselves over the last five years, but experts agree that the market is entering something of a second wave, both for public cloud and private cloud services built and hosted in corporate data centers. The cloud market will accelerate faster in 2017 as enterprises seek to gain efficiencies as they scale their compute resources to better serve customers, says Forrester Research in a new report. “The No. 1 trend is

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Book Review: ”Continuous Enterprise Development in Java”

Source – dzone.com This is a very short review of the Continuous Enterprise Development in Java book. The book can be easily split into two parts. The first part of the book from (Chapter 1 to Chapter 4) contains general information about the difficulty of testing the JEE applications, the software development cycles, the types of testing, and some more technical details about the testing frameworks (JUnit and TestNG), build tools like Maven and (JBoss) Forge, version control (only Git

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Optimization for SaaS: Works for Business and DevOps

Within SaaS companies, both DevOps and business teams can benefit from using performance optimization tools. Performance matters – whether you’re managing a marketing website or a web app. In this blog post we’ll: Discuss how Optimization fits into workflows for DevOps and business teams, and Explore some hypothetical (and slightly hyperbolic) examples of how to use Optimization.   Optimization for DevOps Teams Traditionally, engineering teams at software-as-a-service (SaaS) companies have been primarily focused with optimizing databases and applications to scale.

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DevOps and Security: Divided we fall

Source – vmblog.com Tufin 2017 Predictions: DevOps and Security – Divided We Fall VMblog Predictions 2017 Virtualization and Cloud executives share their predictions for 2017. Read them in this 9th annual VMblog.com series exclusive. Contributed by Reuven Harrison, CTO, Tufin DevOps and Security: Divided we fall The DevOps movement is picking up speed as an increasing number of organizations realize the many benefits of the DevOps process. Built on the principles of faster software development, collaboration and innovation, why wouldn’t an

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