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7 Best Practices for Release Management | IBM

The effort it takes to get an application from development to production can be a long and painful process, but it doesn’t have to be. Proper release management practices can ease the pain in deployment processes and get the applications deployed quickly and successfully.

This white paper will discuss best practices for improving a release process and strengthening release management. Once the practices are in order, the process can be enabled to keep up with the pace of Agile, and reduce the risks associated with rapid deployments.

Seven Steps to Start Your DevOps Initiative | Skytap

The promise of agility is compelling, but without a "cookbook," many organizations struggle to get started. Following the seven key steps to getting started on a DevOps initiative will provide the necessary actions to assist infrastructure and operations leaders.

Agility in the Cloud: How Dev/Test Teams Increase Velocity While Reducing Defects | Skytap

An agile mindset and agile practices help developers and testers shorten release cycles, reduce defects, and deliver more value faster. However, many teams still struggle to acquire, provision, deploy, and manage the dev/test computing environments and resources they need.

This technical white paper from Skytap explores how enterprises are employing cloud-based computing environments to remove impediments to their success due to resource and environment constraints.

Deployment Automation Basics | IBM

Manual and scripted deployment processes—whether Dev to Test/QA or to Production—are fraught with potential errors and slow down release cycles. New technologies are available today to completely—or almost completely—automate your organization’s software deployments across all environments and for many types of systems.

Download this technical white paper to learn how developers, testers, QA teams, and operations departments are eliminating manual errors and replacing undocumented, insecure scripts with fully automated, traceable, and repeatable processes.

A Modern Take on the Agile Manifesto | Jama

Download this eBook for an opportunity to rethink the Agile Manifesto. View agile in a new light and deconstruct which concepts were home runs and which still need to evolve.

Application Release and Deployment For Dummies | IBM

To keep up with market and user demands, teams must learn how to release and deploy applications frequently—while reducing cost and mitigating risk. This 40-page “For Dummies” eBook defines the basics of application release and deployment, and provides best practices for implementation.

Mobile Testing Requires a Different Approach | Keynote

When you build mobile apps and push them out too quickly, you are treating your initial users like testers and risking low ratings or outright rejection.
With cloud-based mobile testing and checking tools readily available, there is no excuse for such high-risk practices. Comprehensive mobile app testing is crucial!
Download this paper to learn more about mobile app testing now.

Accelerate Software Development with DevOps and Hybrid Cloud | Skytap

Combining agile development/test practices with emerging DevOps and hybrid cloud technologies offers a new platform for rapid innovation and market leadership.

DevOps brings order to the otherwise chaotic world of application development, testing, deployment, scaling, and monitoring. The hybrid cloud promises to automate the myriad of development and operations processes for fast and low cost development and deployment.

Download this white paper to learn how you can begin putting together the pieces needed to accelerate software development in your company.

Agile Software Development and Testing in the Cloud | Skytap

Cloud-enabled dev/test environments and infrastructures, coupled with agile development practices, are rapidly changing the way organizations develop and deploy applications and complete systems.

This white paper outlines how leading companies are equipping their software development teams with fast, dynamic, flexible, and easily shareable cloud environments. Download this white paper to learn the innovative ways development organizations are implementing agile IT architectures and infrastructures, reducing provisioning of dev and test resources from weeks to minutes, and more.

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