August 15, 2019
Mark Lambert

Software testing is still a bottleneck, even after the implementation of modern development processes like Agile, DevOps, and Continuous Integration/Deployment. In some cases, software teams aren't testing nearly enough and have to deal with bugs and security vulnerabilities at the later stages of the development cycle, which creates a false assumption that these new processes can't deliver on their promise. One solution to certain classes of issues is shift right testing, which relies on monitoring the application in a production environment, but it requires a rock solid infrastructure to roll back new changes if a critical defect arises ...

August 14, 2019
Ali Golshan

The fast-moving nature of container and Kubernetes adoption is having a ripple effect throughout organizations. Not only is the adoption of cloud native technologies fueling digital transformation — especially in the areas of operations and service delivery — it's also forcing organizations to rethink how they structure their business units to accommodate the demands of rapid iteration, agile development, and increasingly critical security standards ...

August 12, 2019
James Watkins

While DevOps is by now a well-established philosophy, practice and tool for boosting an organization's ability to rapidly deliver services and applications, one overriding DevOps myth still prevents many organizations from maximizing the value their teams are able to deliver. That myth? That DevOps will fix your Dev culture ...

August 08, 2019
Lev Lesokhin

It's been all over the news the last few months. After two fatal crashes, Boeing was forced to ground its 737. The doomed model is now undergoing extensive testing to get it back into service and production. Large organizations often tell stakeholders that even though all software goes through extensive testing, this type of thing “just happens.” But that is exactly the problem. While the human component of application development and testing won't go away, it can be eased and supplemented by far more efficient and automated methods to proactively determine software health and identify flaws ...

August 06, 2019
Manish Gupta

Business demands agility — ever-increasing speed to deliver new functionality to the customers and to stay ahead of competitors. DevOps and agile development deliver on this business goal and are being widely adopted across industries. It's also well established that we need to find how to insert security into DevOps to ensure that security does not get left behind. Which begs the question — why hasn't this happened, why haven't we figured out how to insert security into DevOps ...

August 05, 2019
Valerie Silverthorne

Want to get to DevSecOps? Start by developing mature DevOps practices. Security pros report an established DevOps team is three times more likely to find bugs before code is merged and 90% more likely to test between 91% and 100% of code than early-stage efforts ...

August 01, 2019
Robert Reeves

For most organizations, the ongoing management and deployment of database changes are by far the slowest and riskiest part of the application release process. Why? Most of these changes are performed manually by database administrators (DBAs), who spend countless hours to create, review, rework, and deploy database changes in support of rapid application delivery. This creates a huge bottleneck for the overall release process, as database changes happen every day ...

July 31, 2019
Anand Ramakrishnan

DevOps can shape the way teams work in a powerful way. It requires total collaboration and efficiency, and that can mean a lot of changes and tweaks to the way certain teams currently work. For example, how does the culture of DevOps change the behaviors and processes of the average QA team? Let's look at how QA Leads, QA Managers, and QA engineers themselves can leverage the DevOps mentality to increase the quality and fast-track the deployment of each release ...

July 29, 2019
Jamie Tischart

The relationship between marketers and developers is one of the most essential for business success. Together these two teams define and control the customer experience. However, anyone that's ever worked in an office knows that miscommunication and misunderstandings are inevitable in this kind of working relationship. Twilio SendGrid recently dug into the inner workings of this vital partnership and what we found highlights how it is evolving with digitization, how this dynamic impacts business outcomes and how the right technology can strengthen the developer-marketer bond ...

July 25, 2019
Matt Hilbert

Wherever you are in the world, data privacy is now a major regulatory and consumer concern. The introduction of the GDPR in 2018 ushered in tough new rules for anyone dealing with the personal data of European Union citizens, while a string of cases involving either hacking or the improper use of data has led to consumers everywhere becoming more aware of how their information is used and protected ...

July 24, 2019
Dave Karow

It’s the big day, and your team is excited to implement the new features on your company’s grocery shopping app. You’ve been working on the code for weeks and ensuring that everything will run smoothly by planning for a canary release. Your stakeholders are eagerly awaiting the feedback and press coverage from the launch of these new features — no pressure ...

July 22, 2019
Anubhuti Shrivastava

In order to embrace agile with all your heart and soul you need to first understand how can you build an agile culture? Adopting and building a sustainable agile culture could be one of the trickiest tasks. In addition, it would require you to modify the current processes and get used to the new ones ...

July 18, 2019
Cynthia Dunlop

The way that we develop and deliver software has changed dramatically in the past 5 years — but the metrics we use to measure quality remain largely the same. Despite seismic shifts in business expectations, development methodologies, system architectures, and team structures, most organizations still rely on quality metrics that were designed for a much different era. Every other aspect of application delivery has been scrutinized and optimized as we transform our processes for DevOps. Why not put quality metrics under the microscope as well? ...

July 16, 2019
Tom Hickman

Security teams must prepare for the certainty that, eventually, something malicious will gain a foothold in the network. In response, security teams are refocusing their work on the need to harden internal network security. And the methodology they're turning to is zero trust ...

July 15, 2019
Eric Sheridan

Step 9 of the Twelve-Factor App discusses disposability, which means that apps built using the twelve-factor methodology can be started or stopped at a moment's notice ...

June 24, 2019
Amy Feldman
May 21, 2019
Ashley George