Microservices are great – we can all agree. But there’s no doubting what level of complexity they bring to IT systems. “The problem is, we don’t understand the problem,” quotes software architect Peter Elger, who shows us the ways to fail fast and iterate rapidly with microservices.
DevOps is cool. Correction: DevOps is mainstream. Correction: DevOps has broken through the mainstream and is now quickly catching up on “Agile”, “Big Data” and the almighty “Cloud” as an excessively used buzzword. So how much substance is there to the hype of DevOps?
Are the promises of microservice heaven true? Are they better than monoliths in every way? And does a distributed system save money? We report on the latest advice of various microservices experts speaking at the W-JAX 2015.
Microservices are mainstream, security needs to be talked about more and development and operations should be best friends. Daniel Bryant, Principal Consultant at OpenCredo, shares the lessons he’s learnt from attending the JAX London 2015.
Conversational practices like DevOps can enable organisations to practice empathy by detecting and narrowing the gap between their customers and their understanding of them, says Jeff Sussna. With that, he revisits the essence of DevOps in empathy.
DevOpsCon 2015 speaker Walid Farag gives us an in-depth look into the modern datacenter by harnessing IT operations processes and tying it all with the bigger picture. He looks to answer the following question: Why choose business agility?
Pierre Fricke is back to discuss DevOps and its role in what he is the calling the battle between the creative developers and the process junkies. What will the future bring for the role of DBAs?
How can you help your company navigate the DevOps path? Gordon Haff believes it takes strong sponsorship from management, but you also need to curate your approach to what fits in with your organization and company values.
What do you do when your intelligence solution reaches its limit? Dr. Claire Fautsch tells us what aspects of testing emerged as the most important and most efficient when her team at Goodgame Studios began migrating data and making production changes.
Jeff Sussna wants to elevate the manageability of microservices to the DevOps level. To do this, organizations have to shift their definition of system-level quality from stability to resilience. Let us start treating microservices as the complex systems they are.
Setting the rules, planning ahead, keeping important questions in mind – all this and more on the DevOps journey of development to delivery in software with James Fryman.
The partnership that exists between open source and DevOps is undeniable to Mark Hinkle, who believes the culture behind DevOps is paramount if you want improved delivery of software and services.
Customer goals are not always at the forefront of the design process, but Jeff Sussna believes that IT must revise its approach to ‘usability’ in order to achieve true quality in the mind of the customer. Customer experience here is key.
The path to employing and practicing continuous delivery isn’t always an easy one to take. CloudBees CEO Sacha Labourey explains how the continuous delivery process requires planning and preparedness to work.