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.
Containers revolutionize the way modern software is being developed and operated. We talked to Johannes Unterstein, Distributed Applications Engineer at Mesosphere and JAX DevOps speaker about container tools and technologies and containers’ usefulness in a DevOps context.
Containers suffer from a bit of a branding problem. Conversations around containers tend to be a bit too ‘in the weeds’ from a technical perspective, even for many IT professionals. Understanding what they are and how and why they should be used – those questions still linger and far too many organizations have not been able to answer them yet.
Handing off an artifact, providing CI, moving towards continuous delivery, challenging teams to “go faster with higher quality” can all fall under DevOps. We invited Michael Kren, DevOps manager at Jamf, to talk about the business benefits of DevOps and the tools they used to implement DevOps.
DevOps is not only about company culture; the technical skills are more important than ever. JAXenter editor Dominik Mohilo talked to Gianluca Arbezzano, Software Engineer at CurrencyFair at DevOpsCon in Munich about the need for technical skills in a DevOps context and the benefits of InfluxDB as opposed to Prometheus.
Continuous Delivery is still trendy and everyone wants to get there, but there are so many walls you have to break and nerves to spoil! In this talk, Eduards Sizovs, leader of the Latvian Software Craftsmanship Community, identifies eight things that make continuous delivery go nuts.
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.
The countdown for JAX DevOps 2017 has begun. If you would like to dive deeper into topics such as container technologies, cloud platforms, Continuous Delivery, Microservices and Agile processes, this is your chance to hear top experts talk about the latest trends in this growing culture. Hurry up and save up to £489 – Early Bird expires in two days!
DevOps has cultural change at its core but sometimes organizations find it hard to grasp the importance of the cultural aspect of DevOps. We invited Helen Beal, Head of DevOps at Ranger4 and speaker at JAX DevOps 2017 to talk about the contributing methodologies that converge and combine to drive DevOps evolution and to weigh in on the steps for DevOps success.
How important is culture in a DevOps context? Can we measure the degree of a company’s „DevOpsness“? We invited Nicole Forsgren, founder and CEO at DevOps Research and Assessment (DORA) and speaker at Software Architecture Summit to talk about the facets of DevOps and weigh in on the challenges that companies face when they want to adopt DevOps.
The benefits companies can derive from implementing Continuous Delivery (CD) initiatives are tangible. In this article, DevOps influencer Sunil Mavadia points out the elements that lead to a more effective Continuous Delivery solution.
They say “a picture is worth a thousand words” but can we trap the essence of DevOps in an infographic? Sure we can. In this infographic, Pavan Belagatti analyzes last year’s DevOps trends and sums up its trajectory.
“DevOps only happens when you remove the friction and waste of the hierarchical silos —which is why we need a common business goal.” Greg Bledsoe, Managing Consultant at Accenture, spoke to JAXenter editor Hartmut Schlosser at DevOpsCOn 2016 about the essence of DevOps and the key problems that inhibit DevOps adoption.
Measuring the Return on Investment (ROI) from DevOps is critical to convince organizations which are falling behind that they can still shift course, transform and head to the IT future. It is also essential for companies that are embracing the industry’s forward movement, so they know if they’re on the right track and can keep turbo-charging their DevOps efforts.