How to Do Agile Software Development the Right Way

Source:-devops Agile development has been around for years, but not everybody is doing it the right way. Just ask Elisabeth Hendrickson, who until recently was vice president of quality assurance at Pivotal Labs, a leader in agile software development and now a division of VMware. Hendrickson’s career in the software industry spans a few decades and includes stints as a technical writer, developer, and test automation specialist. The variety of jobs has been a good thing, she says, giving her

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Harness 2020 State of Developer Satisfaction Report Shows Impact of Coronavirus on Software Development

Source:-prnewswire the platform for software delivery, today announced its 2020 State of Developer Satisfaction Report. The report features insights from 500 IT and engineering professionals across software and finance industries on the impact that demographics, job skills, company culture and the 2020 Coronavirus pandemic have on software delivery and job satisfaction. The skills developers provide are hard to find and easy to lose, and the Coronavirus pandemic has introduced a bevy of new challenges that developers have never encountered before,

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What Is DevOps and How Does It Work?

Source:-techacute.com DevOps is a set of concepts and a way of work that has originated from the Agile and Lean approaches to operations. It pertains to software development teams (Dev) and information-technology operations (Ops) working together to improve productivity, automate infrastructure, and continuously measure application performance. This is all to deliver more software solutions in a shorter period. DevOps has also received an academic definition from three computer science researchers working at the American research and development center in Pennsylvania

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How DevOps Tools Are Contributing to Automation Initiatives Across the IT Landscape

Source:-devops.com Prolific advancements in IT, specifically in agile methods and culture over the years, has led to burgeoning needs for a more holistic end-to-end software delivery approach. Agile development is an umbrella term that encompasses numerous incremental and iterative software development practices — including Kanban, SAFe (Scaled Agile Framework), Scrum, Extreme Programming (XP), Lean Development, among others. Each methodology works on its own unique approach. However, the core commonalities they share lie mainly in their values and vision. The methodologies

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5 software development resources that improve end-user experience

Source:-besttechie.com There are several sophisticated software development resources to help you streamline and improve your software program’s end-user experience. Not all end-user experiences are exactly the same. In many cases, end-user experiences differ based on the age of the user, their connected device, accessibility needs, or technology preferences. Once you deploy several resources, you can improve your website speed and make your sites accessible for all users. Naturally, there are a number of advanced tools to help you create the

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BMC Completes Acquisition of Compuware to Mainstream Mainframe DevOps

Source:-devops.com Customers to benefit from an integrated DevOps toolchain with unparalleled mainframe operations management and agile application development and delivery HOUSTON, June 1, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — BMC, a global leader in IT solutions for the Autonomous Digital Enterprise, today announced the close of its acquisition of Compuware, a leading provider of mainframe application development, delivery, and performance solutions. The strategic combination of the two companies builds on the success of BMC Automated Mainframe Intelligence (AMI) and Compuware’s Topaz suite, ISPW

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DevOps Deeper Dive: Teams Adjust to New WFH Normal

Source:-devops.com In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic the level of software development activity has remained relatively constant, but developers—who, like everyone else—are now largely working from home, are putting in more hours. Organizations are now grappling with whether working remotely on software development projects now represents the “new normal.” A report published this week by GitHub shows that while there was a slight dip in activity in various regions of the world as the pandemic spread, activity on the

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CloudBees Connect Virtual Summit: Defining the Future of Software Development

Source:-devops.com CloudBees Connect Virtual Summit will bring together a global community of developers, CloudBees and Jenkins users, DevOps luminaries and continuous delivery experts for two full days of immersive learning, presented in a virtual reality environment. The event is scheduled to take place on May 19 at 11 a.m. EDT for North America, and on May 20 at 11 a.m. CET for the European audience. At CloudBees Connect, you will learn about the emerging trends and technologies shaping the future

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VMware Releases State of Kubernetes 2020 Report

Source:-containerjournal.com VMware has announced the availability of its “State of Kubernetes 2020 Report,” which surveyed 247 individuals actively using Kubernetes within a company of 1,000 or more employees. Performed by Dimensional Research and commissioned by VMware, the report offers a unique window into the experience and attitudes of those implementing Kubernetes in practice. The study targetted companies with large development teams, with 24% having more than 2,500 developers. Here, we summarize some key findings from the report. Kubernetes Experiences Exponential

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IT Services and DevOps: Friends, Not Foes

Source:-devops.com Development and operations, aka DevOps, is the marriage between software development and IT operations. The goal of a DevOps team is two-fold: to more quickly make products that are better for customers, and to align more closely with business goals. While it sounds pretty great, something doesn’t sit well. What about your service department? Service department representatives often become wary at the mention of DevOps. Why? They don’t want to be left behind or lose their seat at the

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Google Announces Cloud AI Platform Pipelines to Simplify Machine Learning Development

Source:-infoq.com In a recent blog post, Google announced the beta of Cloud AI Platform Pipelines, which provides users with a way to deploy robust, repeatable machine learning pipelines along with monitoring, auditing, version tracking, and reproducibility. With Cloud AI Pipelines, Google can help organizations adopt the practice of Machine Learning Operations, also known as MLOps – a term for applying DevOps practices to help users automate, manage, and audit ML workflows. Typically, these practices involve data preparation and analysis, training,

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Observability-Driven Development: From Software Development to DevOps and Beyond

Source:-devops.com In today’s world of cloud platforms and applications, typically delivered as SaaS (Software as a Service), it is critical for organizations to ensure efficient collaboration between software development and operations teams. The software development team codes the software application or platform, while the DevOps team streamlines and automates the entire production lifecycle, from development and testing to deployment. Today, applications are updated anywhere from weekly to daily, requiring fast turnaround. In the old days, every change request would go

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DevSecOps: 3 Mission-Critical Trends to Follow in 2020

Source:-insights.dice.com The twin trends of digital transformation projects and a growing reliance on cloud services are constantly pushing enterprises to develop, deploy and upgrade applications much faster… the better to keep up with competition and stay ahead of nimble upstarts looking for market share. Meanwhile, concerns over security continue to gain importance with corporate boards and executives, who increasingly weigh these risks when making business decisions. The clash between the two (faster application development while keeping code secure) is a

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UBank releases open source accessibility kit on Github

Source:-zdnet.com The kit allows iOS developers and contributors to audit the accessibility of their app. UBank has released an open source accessibility kit on Github in a move to help iOS app developers and contributors improve the accessibility for users that experience issues such as low vision, cognitive impairment, or neurological impairment. UBank digital banking chief product officer Peter O’Malley said making the accessibility kit openly available for the first time is part of the bank’s mission of “making technology

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Why DevOps Is An Attractive Target For Cybercrime Syndicates

Source:-forbes.com Late in the month of September 2019, Avast detected an intrusion into its network through a temporary VPN profile. It is believed that this was an attempt to use malware to infect the CCleaner software owned by Avast. CCleaner is a utility that many companies use to remove malware from systems. Cybercrime syndicates had successfully implanted malware into CCleaner in 2017. This attempt in 2019 is largely believed to be a similar attempt, though it failed. Docker had to

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Atlassian Extends Road Mapping in Jira

Source:-devops.com Atlassian has updated its Jira project management software for managing software development initiatives to add more capabilities to road mapping tools that teams use to share plans and update progress. Matt Ryall, head of product for Jira Software at Atlassian, said the road mapping tools first provided in Jira a year ago are now being employed by 45% of customers, making it the most rapidly adopted feature in 18 years the project management application has been around. Thus far, Atlassian reports

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Google Cloud can store all your passwords

Source:-itproportal.com Google wants to help secure your passwords, and its new tool makes it simple. Called Secret Manager, this Google Cloud service helps users store passwords, certificates and API keys. It is designed to be a centralised solution, a unified place for the safekeeping of secrets. “Many applications require credentials to connect to a database, API keys to invoke a service, or certificates for authentication,” said Google developer advocate Seth Vargo and product manager Matt Driscoll. “Managing and securing access

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Top 7 Emerging Hybrid Cloud Computing Trends To Watch In 2020

Source:-expresscomputer.in From the rise of hybrid multicloud to increased use of edge computing and hyperconverged infrastructure in hybrid cloud strategies, 2020 will witness several dominating trends that will shape the future of hybrid cloud Cloud computing industry is evolving at a lightning speed with new trends and developments emerging every year. However, one thing has become quite clear—the future of cloud is hybrid. Combining the higher security for mission-critical applications that comes with private cloud with the flexibility and scalability

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How to get started with CI/CD

Source:-itworld.com For software-driven businesses, digital transformation starts with continuous integration and continuous delivery In software design and development, the key to moving faster is a collection of operating principles and practices known as CI/CD, which combines continuous integration (CI) and continuous delivery (CD). CI/CD allows software development teams to deliver code changes more frequently and more reliably, and thus more quickly address the needs of the business and its customers. Continuous integration is a coding philosophy and set of practices

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DevOps through container registry

Source:-jaxenter.com Cloud-Native and DevOps approaches are getting more and more attention in the software development world. Containerization and microservices architecture seem like the initial phase to help firms start their digital transformation. While more and more companies are embracing platforms like Docker and Kubernetes to manage the containers, images, and the other software environment dependencies, it has become challenging to handle and store the container images. To solve this issue of maintaining and organizing the container images, we have container

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