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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NFV and DevOps Converging to Bring Telecom Lessons to the Enterprise

Source – telecomreseller.com American poet Robert Frost began “The Road Not Taken” with “Two roads diverged in a yellow wood.” But when looking at the quickening pace of transformation in NFV, it might be more appropriate for us to talk about how the two roads of NFV and DevOps are beginning to converge. Forgive the lyrical mashup, but there is something poetic happening as the technologies and business models that underpin network virtualization mature. In the year ahead, we’re going to

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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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DevOps brings together the best elements of your IT team

Source – betanews.com Teamwork, agility and communication set apart the most successful IT teams from the rest. It should come as no surprise: developments in technology and IT are the driving force behind many of the changes in our fast-paced world. The demands on the IT team have never been greater. There is pressure to deliver new features and software to users, added to vast data growth, budget constraints and the ever-present need to do more with less. To get

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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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