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Interview with Abbas Haider Ali, CTO at xMatters

How *not* to do DevOps: 50% of companies wait for Ops to declare a major incident before responding

When going down the DevOps road, automation through any means possible is critical. If it can be automated through tools, code, or robots, that’s the path a driven DevOps team will take. However, automation is not the only pillar of DevOps. We talked to Abbas Haider Ali, CTO at xMatters about a recent DevOps maturity survey the company carried out alongside Atlassian.

Interview series with DevOps influencers — Part 3

Should containers be part of the DevOps genome?

Can containers enhance your company’s DevOps transformation? Is containerization part of the future of DevOps? What are the biggest anti-patterns of DevOps? To answer these questions we need help from four of the world’s biggest DevOps influencers.

Interview series with DevOps influencers — Part 2

The first-aid DevOps toolkit: What does it contain?

Defining DevOps is no easy task and perhaps we shouldn’t label it anyway but one thing we really need to do is determine what goes into a first-aid DevOps toolkit. For that, we need help from four of the world’s biggest DevOps influencers.

Interview with Michiel Rook, a Java/PHP/Scala contractor and consultant

“To (successfully) implement Continuous Delivery, an organization has to change”

It’s a situation many of us are familiar with: a large legacy, monolithic application, limited or no tests, slow & manual release process, low velocity, no confidence… A lot of refactoring is required but management keeps pushing for new features. Now what? We talked to Michiel Rook, a Java/PHP/Scala contractor and consultant about the challenges that walk hand in hand with continuous deployment.