DevOps is More Than Just Automation

Source:- devops.com DevOps is a lot of things. What DevOps is, what DevOps does and how an organization adopts and implements DevOps tools and practices are largely subjective, but there are some foundational elements that are fairly ubiquitous. One of which is automation. As pervasive as it is, though, DevOps is not automation and automation is not DevOps. The Preface of “The DevOps Handbook” lists a number of prevailing myths about DevOps, including the idea that DevOps is just “infrastructure

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New framework uses Kubernetes to deliver serverless app architecture

Source:- infoworld.com A new framework built atop Kubernetes is the latest project to offer serverless or AWS Lambda-style application architecture on your own hardware or in a Kubernetes-as-a-service offering. The Fission framework keeps the details about Docker and Kubernetes away from developers, allowing them to concentrate on the software rather than the infrastructure. It’s another example of Kubernetes becoming a foundational technology. Some assembly, but little container knowledge, required Written in Go and created by managed-infrastructure provider Platform9, Fission works

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Top 2017 DevOps Conferences to Attend

Source:- sys-con.com Every year, a new slate of conferences focus on helping those who work in the world of DevOps learn the latest IT technologies, performance challenges, languages, frameworks, platforms, software developments and career management techniques. However, with tight travel budgets and time constraints, it’s vital you choose the right ones to attend. Below you’ll find a wide variety of DevOps conferences, some small in nature offering lots of hands-on training as well as very large conferences attracting the “who’s

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Enterprise IT trends for 2017: ‘Fog’ computing, Internet sensors, the second coming of silicon

Source:- venturebeat.com With Snap’s IPO reportedly imminent and the giant Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas now wrapped up, many in the tech world have been focused on innovations in consumer technology lately. But I think the coming year also will be marked by lesser-noticed tectonic shifts in enterprise-IT: Trends related to cloud computing, big data, and even basic computer chips, which are getting a makeover thanks to the new demands placed on them by the deluge of data and

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Habitat application portability and understanding dynamic linking of ELF binaries

Source – blog.chef.io I do not come from a classical computer science background and have spent the vast majority of my career working with Java, C# and Ruby – mostly on Windows. So I have managed to evade the details of exactly how native binaries find their dependencies at compile time and runtime on Linux. It just has not been a concern in the work that I do. If my app complains about missing low level dependencies, I find a binary

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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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Improve your DevOps security game with Ansible Vault

Source – opensource.com   You may have your DevOps efforts orchestration nailed down, but you should make improving the operational maturity of such implementations an ongoing effort. One tool I use is Red Hat’s Ansible, which is fantastic for orchestration and configuration management. The low barrier to entry and simplicity of Ansible are why so many people that start using it learn to love it. One feature in Ansible that developers should use more often is Ansible Vault. According to its documentation, the

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Continuous Deployment to Google Cloud Platform with Drone

Source:- nytimes.com Over the course of the last year, the software development teams at The New York Times have been evaluating Google Cloud Platform for use in some of our future projects. To do this, we’ve surveyed a wide variety of software management techniques and tools, and we’ve explored how we might standardize building, testing and deploying our systems on GCP. Our newly formed Delivery and Site Reliability Engineering team came up with two methods of deployment with Google Container

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Cloud & DevOps: An Evolving Relationship for a Better Future

Source:- siliconindia.com The relationship between Cloud and DevOps has been evolving in response to the drastic societal transformations. Users are primarily giving importance to the overall experience rather than the product itself. Enterprises are, therefore, focusing on the packaging of products with services. Such transformations are strengthening the relationship between Cloud and DevOps. IT is leveraging the advantages of cloud to achieve the DevOps needs. This bonding is getting popular. The 21st Century Enterprise is all about creating a long-lasting

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How Not to Write Your Git Update Hooks

Source:- dzone.com This piece contains some lessons learned about my experience optimizing our Git hook performance. The information here is certainly not new but I haven’t found it aggregated and explained in one single place yet. We recently switched our main code repository from SVN to Git, and with that came many challenges and improvements to our software development process. One option that Git offers is hooks. These are small programs or scripts that are run before or after a commit,

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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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9 Predictions of DevOps for 2017

Source:- dzone.com DevOps specialists — examiners and experts, clients, and the top sellers — offer mindful, sagacious, regularly disputable and now and again opposing forecasts on how DevOps and related advancements will develop and affect business in 2017. The forecasts divulge some certain normal changes that reflect how DevOps is developing and changing, making the current year’s rundown particularly intriguing. A portion of the forecasts has an uplifting standpoint, while others anticipate challenges on the DevOps skyline. Huge numbers of the

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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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