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Signs Build or Buy? 5 Reasons Why Your Application Needs an Error Monitoring System Versus Building Your Own[article]

The best way to ensure users have a positive customer experience is to use error monitoring to catch errors in real time so you can respond immediately. Error monitoring provides hope for avoiding poor app store ratings and for keeping customers satisfied.

James Smith's picture James Smith
switch Switch Expressions in Java 14 add Simplicity and Agility[article]

The article discusses how the new switch statement is simplified and how the new switch expression simplifies. After setting the environment, we’ll discuss what was lacking in the switch statement that makes it less agile. Then, we’ll discuss how Java 14 simplifies switch.

 

Deepak Vohra's picture Deepak Vohra
Winning 8 Winning Qualities of a Scrum Master[article]

A good leader keeps everything in order. In this fast-paced era where agile methodologies have become a more often used framework, a good Scrum Master is what is needed. But what makes a good Scrum Master? 

Dan Martin's picture Dan Martin
portfolio Agile Portfolio Management—A Preferred Approach When Investment Dollars Shrink[article]

As you adopt Agile principles it is important to understand the critical difference between Agile Project Management and Agile Portfolio Management—and that you can have one without the other.

Matthew Muldoon's picture Matthew Muldoon
Making Big Data Agile[article]

Big data is defined as web-scale, large quantities of data ranging to several TeraBytes (TB) or PetaBytes (PB). Big data is inherently difficult to manage due to its sheer size and free format, which is best summarized by the three Vs (volume, velocity, and variety). 

Deepak Vohra's picture Deepak Vohra
What Makes SaaS, Agile, and DevOps a Powerful Combination?[article]

Companies unleash their true potential in today’s ever-changing, constantly evolving world through digital transformation. Implementation of cloud-based Software as a Service (SaaS), when combined with Agile methodology and DevOps, represents a strong value proposition

Sunil Tanuku's picture Sunil Tanuku
Lessons as a Proxy PO[article]

Sometimes a challenge can be turned into an opportunity. When our team learned that the business needed to pull their popular Product Owner to focus on another team, a sense of panic set in. There would be a job search that could and did take months. Who would help the team on their path to creating value in the interim? How would we operate? Over time, what seems to be a negative turn of events was turned upside down. 

Vic Bartash's picture Vic Bartash
5 Tips to Take Your DevOps Pipeline Beyond the Basics[article]

The goal of a DevOps pipeline is to create a continuous workflow that includes the entire application lifecycle. But too often, people focus only on the tools and automating everything, not stopping to think whether their processes could further improve performance and efficiency. Let's look at some common challenges to continuous delivery and then learn five tips for refining your DevOps pipeline and taking it to the next level.

Gilad David Maayan's picture Gilad David Maayan
A Primer on Continuous Testing[article]

Continuous testing shortens feedback loops through automated testing that occurs throughout the development lifecycle—hence "continuous." Testing and QA become the responsibility of everyone working on the software, not just testers. Let's look at some proven practices from organizations that have used continuous testing effectively to realize tangible benefits.

Vasudevan Swaminathan's picture Vasudevan Swaminathan
Kubernetes logo Using Kubernetes for Container Orchestration in DevOps[article]

Containerization has replaced virtual machines to a great extent because containers are lightweight and make efficient use of the OS kernel. Docker’s efficient nature helps with software development, testing, delivery, and deployment in a DevOps environment, and all the benefits of Docker also apply to Kubernetes. Let’s explore some of the additional agile and DevOps benefits you can gain by using Kubernetes.

Deepak Vohra's picture Deepak Vohra
Colorful gears 5 Reasons Enterprise Test Automation Is So Challenging[article]

Most organizations understand that test automation is essential for modern application delivery processes. They’re just not sure how to make it a reality in an enterprise environment without exorbitant overhead and massive disruption. Enterprise organizations typically achieve small victories, but the process ultimately decays due to challenges in five main areas. Understanding these challenges will help us overcome them.

Wolfgang Platz's picture Wolfgang Platz
Hand placing block in row of blocks with left arrows Fitting In Regression Testing by Shifting QA Left[article]

Fixing a bug in one area of the software may break something in another area. To detect whether defects have been introduced, we need to perform regression testing—executing certain test cases again to see whether a change has affected other existing features. But how do you make time for another testing cycle prior to every production release? You need to get QA involved earlier in the software development lifecycle.

Shuja Naqvi's picture Shuja Naqvi
Gene Gotimer Adapting to Working from Home: A Conversation with Gene Gotimer[interview]
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Gene Gotimer, principal consultant at Coveros, chats with TechWell community manager Owen Gotimer about the challenges individuals and organizations face while we work from home during this global pandemic and how getting thrown into remote work could shape our future.

Owen Gotimer's picture Owen Gotimer
Collage of keynote speaker headshots Lightning Strikes the Agile + DevOps East Keynotes[video]
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Lightning Talks are a series of five-minute talks giving speakers the opportunity to deliver their single biggest bang-for-the-buck idea in a rapid-fire presentation. Watch all the Agile + DevOps East 2019 lightning keynote presentations in one place—and have some fun at the same time.

Owen Gotimer's picture Owen Gotimer
Melissa Benua Whole Team Quality: A Conversation with Melissa Benua[interview]
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Melissa Benua, director of engineering at mParticle, chats with TechWell community manager Owen Gotimer about the importance of whole team quality, how to get started using the test pyramid, and how developers can start writing testable code.

Owen Gotimer's picture Owen Gotimer

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