Automation

November 14, 2018

What to automate? Which parts of the delivery process are good candidates? Which applications will benefit from automation? At first, those sound like silly questions. Automate all your repetitive processes. If you think that you'll do the same thing manually more than once, automate it. Why would you waste your creative potential and knowledge by doing things that are much better done by scripts? Yet, an average company does not adhere to that logic. Why is that? ...

November 13, 2018

I'd love to see more security automation deeply integrated into the development process. Everybody knows since the 1990s that security as an afterthought just doesn't work, yet we keep doing it. The reason, I think, is because it's very hard to automate security ...

November 08, 2018

DEVOPSdigest asked experts from across the IT industry for their opinions on what steps in the SDLC should be automated. Part 4 is all about security ...

November 07, 2018

DEVOPSdigest asked experts from across the IT industry for their opinions on what steps in the SDLC should be automated. Part 3 covers the development environment and the infrastructure ...

November 06, 2018

DEVOPSdigest asked experts from across the IT industry for their opinions on what steps in the SDLC should be automated. Part 2 covers the coding process ...

November 05, 2018

Everyone talks about automating the software development lifecycle (SDLC) but the first question should be: What should you automate? With this question in mind, DEVOPSdigest asked experts from across the IT industry for their opinions on what steps in the SDLC should be automated. Part 1 starts with by-far the most popular recommendation: Testing ...

September 24, 2018

From how applications and infrastructure are developed, configured and built to how they are tested and deployed, pervasive automation is the key to achieving better efficiency and standardization that gives companies the competitive edge. Pervasive automation is the concept of scaling automation broadly and deeply across the entire software delivery lifecycle ...

August 15, 2018

Microservices are a hot topic in IT circles these days. The idea of a modular approach to system building – where you have numerous, smaller software services that talk to each other instead of monolithic components – has many benefits ...

May 22, 2018

DEVOPSdigest asked experts from across the IT industry for their opinions on the top tools to support DevSecOps. Part 2 covers DevOps and development ...

January 18, 2018

As we start off 2018, it is obvious that the culture of DevOps in the enterprise is here to stay, but what of DevSecOps? From continued adoption of API-first solutions to core code development, I discuss a few predictions I see on how DevOps and SecOps will further entwine in addition to how related technologies will evolve and impact business in 2018 ...

December 21, 2017

DevOps experts offer predictions on how DevOps and related technologies will evolve and impact business in 2018. Part 4 covers Agile, CD and the development process ...

October 30, 2017

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October 05, 2017

According to LogiGear's State of Software Testing Survey, almost one-third of the respondents are experiencing classic test automation issues. One problem commonly cited among respondents was that management didn’t fully understand what it takes to have a successful automation program ...

September 01, 2017

DevOps encourages communication and collaboration between development and operations teams. Achieving greater synergies between the Dev and Ops teams doesn't happen overnight, but it is possible to fast track the process with the right technologies in place. One such technology is IT automation ...

May 08, 2017

With increased competition, enterprises now require greater agility than ever before, and traditional approaches simply can’t provide the speed enterprises demand. To remain competitive with these new players, companies need to improve their operational agility both in the data center and the WAN ...

April 24, 2017

The expectation of regular software updates – it's what developers are tasked with, and what users expect and demand. Increased functionality, better performance, and fewer bugs – often in a week or less. Automation of critical processes such as QA can help meet the gargantuan task of constant updates, but it can also send your software into a death spiral of user abandonment unless deployed correctly ...

February 09, 2017

If you're thinking about implementing Application Release Automation (ARA), here are some tips to get started ...

February 07, 2017

IT leaders need to be able to manage application development at scale using a factory metaphor that requires lots of instrumentation. The challenge is that, in the case of applications, the actual products being manufactured consist of as much art and craft as they do science. Optimizing the application release cycle requires adding a layer of software abstraction above and around the application development process that serves to make the overall process more efficient without adding more friction ...

January 30, 2017

Agile software development methods were introduced less than a decade ago, but their popularity has seen a steady rise. However, according to Zephyr's annual How the World Tests report, while a large number of the companies are adopting agile testing methodologies, they face a fair number of obstacles in successful adoption. Here, we’ll cover the key findings of that report and what they mean for those looking to adopt an agile testing process ...

December 15, 2016

DevOps experts — analysts and consultants, users and the top vendors — offer thoughtful, insightful, often controversial and sometimes contradictory predictions on how DevOps and related technologies will evolve and impact business in 2017. Part 4 covers containers and microservices ...

July 15, 2016

Failures are inevitable. However by implementing a few best practices, operations professionals can take back control of their output and build more resilient systems. Here are three lessons I've learned that have allowed my teams to spend more time building up, rather than hunkering down ...

May 20, 2016

Key findings of a new study by Automic indicate steady growth of the tool stack, how unstable and unrealistic vendor lock-in has become and the importance of managing a coherent deployment pipeline, especially as many organizations begin to adopt and implement DevOps focused initiatives ...

May 16, 2016

DevOps adoption is growing, increasing from 66 percent in 2015 to 74 percent in 2016 ...

March 23, 2016

In addition to the list of 30 Must-Have Tools to Support DevOps, QualiSystems recommend the following DevOps tools ...

September 11, 2013

An integrated and iterative mobile application testing cycle should include the following key components ...

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