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So What is DevOps, Really? - Part II

Why you must care about DevOps

DevOps is becoming the de facto standard for software development. A quick look at case studies reveals early successes and tremendous potential. Companies that have adopted DevOps principles are disrupting industries, innovating faster and leaving competitors behind. By adopting a DevOps culture, these companies have aligned all stakeholders – from development and operations teams to management and more – around the common objective of delivering quality software rapidly and reliably.

So What is DevOps, Really?

What is DevOps?

It seems that everyone in IT these days is talking about DevOps. From conferences, to articles and books, the term DevOps has taken the IT world by storm. The buzz is understandable, as many IT groups are looking for a way out of the morass of delayed projects, questionable quality and missed deliveries in which they often find themselves.

Why are microservices important for you? — Part 3

“Microservices should not be used if the organization is not embracing DevOps principles”

No software architect can resist the temptation to talk about their experience with microservices. We launched an interview series with experts who talked about the benefits and challenges of microservices, when people should not use them and what impact they have on an organization. Our third interviewee is Daniel Bryant, Chief Scientist at OpenCredo and speaker at the upcoming JAX London.

How to know if you are ready to embark on your CD journey

Are you Continuous Delivery ready?

I’m sure by now everyone reading this has heard a great deal about Continuous Delivery, which I’ll refer to as CD from here on. In short, you do it to accelerate the process of software delivery – which means you can see the value of coding more quickly.

The real aim of DevOps

DevOps for effectiveness, not efficiency

In his DevOpsCon keynote, Markus Andrezak, the founder of ueberproduct, explains why the aim of DevOps should be effectiveness (doing the right thing) and not efficiency.

Interview with Steve Poole, Software Engineer at IBM

“Anything you do to make your development life easier can make a hacker’s life easier too”

In the emerging world of DevOps and the cloud, most developers are trying to learn new technologies and methodologies. The focus tends to be on adding capabilities such as resiliency and scaling to an application. Still, one critical item consistently overlooked is security. We talked to JAX London speaker Steve Poole about what can be done to keep your system secure and what happens when you leave the door open.

Answer: It depends who you ask

How many developers does it take to complete a project?

The million-dollar question about the level of productivity in software development teams is the following: How does their productivity scale with the team size? Forget everything you knew about the ideal team size. Are you familiar with the Ringelmann effect?

While you were away

#AboutLastWeek: Win some, lose some — Angular 2, Java EE 8, microservices

Each Monday we take a step back and analyze what has happened in the previous week. Last week we presented the fifth release candidate of Angular 2, we shed some light on what Java Champion Jeff Genender thinks of Java EE 8 and we launched a microservices checklist. Our first interviewee was Viktor Farcic, Senior Consultant at CloudBees. But that’s not all.

Interview with Zubin Irani, CEO of cPrime

“DevOps is a critical step to achieving full agility”

Do agile and DevOps really go hand in hand in the real world? Can an agile transition be considered successful without DevOps? What do we need to understand about agile and DevOps? These are just a few questions that have remained unanswered. We talked to Zubin Irani, CEO at cPrime, a full-service consultancy that implements agile transformations and delivers agile solutions, about the importance of agile in today’s tech environment and what it means to be fully agile.