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“DevOps is a three-legged stool” — Key takeaways from DevOpsCon

Greg Bledsoe, Managing Consultant at Accenture, emphasized in his opening keynote at DevOpsCon that one of the most important rules for DevOps success is to make sure that culture comes first. He taught the audience how to change the organizational culture and identified a handful of obstacles to DevOps. We had a lot to learn from the likes of John Willis and Damon Edwards so let’s take a look at the key takeaways from DevOpsCon.

6 must-have tools for DevOps success

DevOps has gone mainstream; everyone is talking about it, every company is trying to do it and every manager is trying to be successful at it. But for that to happen, we need the right tools. Here are the top 6 must-have tools for DevOps success.

Sometimes it's hard to see the wood for the trees

Clinton’s campaign: Could machine learning and Java have prevented their failure to handle big data?

Hillary Clinton’s 18-month campaign as the Democrat candidate for the presidency of the United States has been famously and resoundingly data-driven. A war room of senior analysts, mathematicians and researchers monitored, tracked and calculated every significant movement of her campaign, adjusting strategy to shift focus to different geo-political demographics. The polls gave affirmation that she was on track to win until the final hours of the campaign, but ultimately the pollsters failed to forecast the US election result correctly. A loss not just for Clinton and the Democrats, but for all those who are proponents of the value of data. Or so it is told.

Akka anti-patterns: being out of touch with the hardware

Choosing Akka as a tool is often – if not always – driven by the need for good performance. Surely, the actor model itself is appealing as a means for organizing and reasoning about code, but this isn’t in itself a good reason enough to use the Akka toolkit.

Interview with Anton Weiss, founder, principal consultant and CEO at Otomato

“DevOps is often misinterpreted as ‘everybody now does everything'”

DevOps is on everyone’s lips these days but how many companies have successfully implemented it and what are the elements that lead to a healthy DevOps adoption? We talked to Anton Weiss, founder, principal consultant and CEO at Otomato and DevOpsCon speaker, about the changes that occur in a company once DevOps is instituted and the way in which aspects like open communication and sharing can be sedimented in the company culture.

Leveraging automation in a Continuous Delivery model

4 tips for automating your CD pipeline

Automation is an essential piece of the CD model, providing much-needed consistency and faster turnaround time. Automated processes are easily repeatable as often as you need, and they’re transparent, so you always have a clear audit trail. However, there are problems to overcome in seeking to get the maximum value from automation in a CD model.

Interview with Ian Buchanan, Developer Advocate, Integration Specialist for Atlassian’s DevOps Ecosystem

Atlassian: “DevOps is the new normal”

“DevOps isn’t any single person’s job — it’s everyone’s job.” What does DevOps mean for Atlassian and what shapes the company culture? How do departments support DevOps and what are the usual DevOps aspects that aren’t part of the company values? We invited Ian Buchanan, Developer Advocate, Integration Specialist for Atlassian’s DevOps Ecosystem to weigh in on Atlassian’s road to DevOps and to debunk some of the myths surrounding this movement.

Amazon AI platform and more

AWS re:Invent 2016 — 5 biggest takeaways

It’s that time of the year again. Amazon kicked off its 2016 AWS re:Invent developer conference with a handful of announcements, including three new AI products, AWS Snowmobile, AWS Greengrass and more. Let’s take a look at the most important news.

It's time for a shout out to DevOps influencers

Top 20 social influencers in DevOps

Who are the most influential DevOps people in the Twittersphere? After analyzing thousands of accounts, we created a list of people that every DevOps enthusiast or pro should be following.