While DevOps provides organizations with an opportunity to transform and make their IT services more efficient, it remains to be seen how far DevOps will be successful in empowering digital transformation. Getting the right balance in development and operations will be critical in this process.
The ability to stay competitive by adjusting, adopting, and continuously improving is essential to survive in the business world of today. But there are a few common challenges where your intuitive responses actually prevent you from succeeding. Keep these five paradoxes in mind during your DevOps continuous improvement journey.
Pushing frequent releases of high-quality software to customers is beneficial for everyone. But setting up a continuous delivery pipeline is about more than speed. How do you ensure that things don’t start breaking all over the place? Viktor Clerc shares some real-world methods of accurately measuring quality and building it into the pipeline.
In modern software development, changes to the code base of a project occur quickly as a result of high levels of end-user feedback and shifting needs. Agile has become an increasingly important software development lifecycle management methodology, and using automation to manage a code repository allows continuous integration to take center stage without imposing costs due to human error.
There is a lot more to DevOps than just single push-button deploys. While a DevOps maturity model can help measure where you are now and indicate where you need to get to as part of the DevOps transformation, it can be more useful to focus on the capabilities you need to measure: timely deployment and secure, reliable systems.
Agile software development methodologies grew out of lean principles pioneered in business and industry over the past seventy years, and they are now often referred to as lean’s digital counterpart. By better understanding the philosophy behind lean, developers can gain insight into agile and its uses and pitfalls, making the most of its practice for their team.
According to a global DevOps survey conducted by Rackspace, DevOps adoption is becoming more widespread and companies are beginning to see real and measurable business benefits from doing DevOps. However, resistance to establishing a new practice is to be expected. This article examines how to get companywide buy-in and get started on the road to DevOps.
Careful test management is essential to push reliable apps out the door, so testers and developers must work closely together to identify repetitive tests and automate them. Effective test automation ensures that the right tests are run at the right time. Because quality isn’t just about how well the software works technically; it also has to deliver what the customer wants.
The biggest challenges of current application lifecycle management processes are dispersion of teams, muddied transitions, and the constant movement of information and artifacts. Project management tools compensate for this constant exchange by providing artifact repositories, streamlined task management, and visibility across the board.
In an increasingly data-driven world with ever-changing systems, having an automated process for database migrations is a valuable practice. Instead of people having to keep track of each file, table, procedure, or object being modified, a tool can make database deployments more automatic and less excruciating, saving time and reducing errors.