Dev-Oops: Why DevOps efforts fail

The main goal of DevOps is quite simple: ship software updates frequently, reliably, and with better quality. This goal is somewhat “motherhood and apple pie,” since almost every organization will agree that they want to get there. Many will tell you they’ve already embarked on the DevOps journey by following some commonly followed frameworks, such … continue reading

CollabNet, VersionOne announce merger

Developer software company CollabNet today announced it is merging with VersionOne, a provider of software for agile enterprises. Terms of the deal, which closed last Thursday, were not disclosed. The deal enables the company to offer solutions designed to empower organizations to flow Agile practices through all aspects of the business, align business goals with … continue reading

The 2017 Agile Showcase

The notion of Agile software development has been around for more than a decade. The goals, of course, are to have developers work more efficiently, shorten time-to-market of business deliverables, and respond to defects, market conditions or add new features more quickly. This is well understood. What is less well understood is how organizations should … continue reading

Report: DevOps is still considered a new phenomenon

While companies have grasped that DevOps leads to an increase in innovation, DevOps adoption and implementation still remains a challenge for many. Logz.io, an AI-powered log analytics company, released its DevOps Pulse 2017 survey in time for today’s SysAdmin Day, highlighting some of the challenges and benefits to DevOps. The DevOps Pulse report this year … continue reading

Tricentis acquires load testing provider Flood IO

Tricentis is bolstering its software testing expertise with the acquisition of Flood IO. Flood IO is an on-demand load testing solution provider designed to maximize test strategies, provide feedback loops, and discover issues in real time. “Times have changed. Old performance testing approaches are too late, too heavy, and too slow for today’s lean, fast-paced … continue reading

GitLab automates DevOps with new concept: Auto DevOps

GitLab is transforming its offerings of version control and continuous integration with a new integrated and automatic DevOps experience: Auto DevOps. Auto DevOps, a concept that was designed to help developers deliver ideas to production faster, is GitLab’s new collection of features for building, testing and deploying applications, as well as features for review apps … continue reading

Microsoft’s SQL Server 2017 RC1 now available

Microsoft is gearing up for the release of SQL Server 2017 with its first release candidate. SQL Server 2017 RC1 indicates the development work for the upcoming version is complete and almost ready to come to market. The latest version of the relational database management system will bring SQL Server performance and security to Windows, … continue reading

Site Reliability Engineer: Don’t fall victim to the bias blind spot

To ensure websites and applications deliver consistently excellent speed and availability, some organizations are adopting Google’s Site Reliability Engineering (SRE) model. In this model, a Site Reliability Engineer (SRE) – usually someone with both development and IT Ops experience – institutes clear-cut metrics to determine when a website or application is production-ready from a user … continue reading

Is security killing your digital transformation?

Hackers love traditional security. So do your competitors. Want to ruin their day? Forget what you know about how faster development increases risk. If your approach to security is slowing you down, it’s only a question of which you’ll lose faster — your data or your customers. To begin, let’s agree on one fundamental principle: … continue reading

WhiteHat Security: Improving application security with DevSecOps

Does the DevSecOps approach make a difference when it comes to improving application security? According to this year’s 12th annual WhiteHat Security “Application Security Statistics Report,” it certainly does. This year’s WhiteHat report includes a case study that details a large health organization’s successful implementation of a DevSecOps approach.  According to the study, critical vulnerabilities … continue reading

DevOps is failing these three tenets of privacy compliance

If you’re like many organizations with data security concerns, you probably believe your automated tests are sufficient to catch any potential security or privacy vulnerabilities. The scenario is familiar: You’re streaming data from multiple sources into your SEIM systems, and you’ve configured triggers for the reporting process. You keep a close eye on results from … continue reading

Improv brings improvements to agile team standup meetings

Companies today are expanding their collaboration efforts beyond workplace chat groups and creating software delivery teams through activities like pair programming, or group hackathons. One longtime software engineer and scrum master thinks that companies can go a step further — creating collaborative groups through improv. Wayde Stallmann, who currently works as an agile coach for … continue reading

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