DevOps

January 30, 2024

If 2023 has proved anything in DevOps, it's that staying ahead of the curve is not a strategic choice but a necessity. The software development landscape has experienced a plethora of changes this past year, including the swift and widespread adoption of artificial intelligence, agile frameworks becoming mainstream, and evolving job roles within the DevOps sector. If 2023 was an opportunity to explore the enhanced DevOps methodologies that could expedite software delivery, 2024 is the year to embrace them wholeheartedly ...

January 25, 2024

For years, mainframe systems have served as the bedrock of enterprise networks, standing unmatched in terms of reliability, scalability, and data protection. But with emerging practices like DevOps, the rise of open-source, and the move to hybrid cloud models, security risks have become a pressing concern. With constantly changing rules and shifts in how software is developed and used, it's more important than ever to focus on mainframe security ...

January 16, 2024

If the use of AI is consigned to code generation, organizations may miss some of the most transformative opportunities for AI in software development. Let's walk through three ways to use AI in your DevSecOps workflows for faster cycle times and accelerated value stream delivery: predictive analytics, code testing and review, and security vulnerability detection ...

January 09, 2024

Developers can't afford to provide a subpar user experience — more than half of consumers said they would stop using a brand after just one bad encounter ... Device intelligence helps developers rise to these challenges by providing critical insights into real-time performance, usage patterns, and device and application health ...

January 08, 2024

When setting out to build a new DevOps process for their application, many teams are filled with excitement and optimism about what they can achieve. But, months into an implementation, they're later frustrated when they can't secure the budget, buy-in or resources they need to put their new DevOps process into action. By involving key stakeholders early when building a new DevOps process, these blockers can be avoided ...

December 06, 2023

Part 3 covers platform engineering and DevOps costs: This year saw hype around platform engineering. Next year I expect to see platform engineering becoming production-grade, led by hyperscalers and larger organizations integrating this function and sharing their experiences with the industry ...

December 04, 2023

The Holiday Season means it is time for DEVOPSdigest's annual list of DevOps predictions. Industry experts — from analysts and consultants to the top vendors — offer thoughtful, insightful, and often controversial predictions on how DevOps and related technologies will evolve and impact development and the business in 2024 ...

October 26, 2023

Companies relying on open-source libraries introduce risks to their end-users, so they're on the hook for thoroughly auditing all software. The internal security principles guiding the auditing process are often called open-source governance. However critical, open-source governance principles can hinder vital development metrics like deployment time. Navigating the balance between organizational imperatives and risk management is thus an ever-more essential — and challenging — aspect of a developer's daily life ...

October 23, 2023

Platform engineering is quickly gaining traction within IT organizations, becoming an established practice for software development teams — 83% of respondents have either fully implemented platform engineering or are in some phase of implementation, according to Platform Engineering in 2023: Rapid Adoption and Impact, a new report from CloudBees ...

October 17, 2023

Platform engineering is the newest player on the scene. Whereas DevOps is a discipline defined by processes (that have been incrementally automated) to nurture communication and collaboration, platform engineering is a finite organization that is very task driven ...

October 16, 2023

Many experts believe the heyday of DevOps is coming to an end ... So, is it time to retire DevOps entirely? Only time will tell. But I staunchly believe it's misguided to count DevOps out just yet. Instead, practitioners should expect DevOps to do what DevOps does best: develop and grow with the market ...

October 02, 2023

Organizations' investments in DevOps automation are delivering significant benefits, including a 61% improvement in software quality, a 57% reduction in deployment failures, and a 55% decrease in IT costs, according to the 2023 DevOps Automation Pulse Report from Dynatrace ...

September 25, 2023

A long-running study of DevOps practices ... suggests that any historical gains in MTTR reduction have now plateaued. For years now, the time it takes to restore services has stayed about the same: less than a day for high performers but up to a week for middle-tier teams and up to a month for laggards. The fact that progress is flat despite big investments in people, tools and automation is a cause for concern ...

August 22, 2023

It's understandable that when we consider users now expect outstanding, digitally-enabled experiences as standard, it permeates all aspects of an organization. Business units expect technology solutions faster, applications are expected to be planned, developed, tested, and deployed in weeks — if not days — and wholescale digital transformation projects should happen quickly ...

August 08, 2023

What makes an engineering team elite? ... While I won't be the last to ask this question, our industry has come a long way in defining engineering excellence, providing parameters through which to define what constitutes as "elite." But what exactly should you measure to benchmark elite engineering performance? ...

August 02, 2023

There has been a lot of hype lately about Platform Engineering and we have even seen a premature obituary announcing the death of DevOps. This blog looks at the two practices and finds that they are not mutually exclusive. It also shows how much of the Platform Engineering has a reduced effect in Enterprise SaaS platforms ...

July 24, 2023

The best tools and processes cannot produce true DevOps without a culture of collaboration and buy-in. Some organizations still fail to see the role of culture in DevOps, while others expect a mature DevOps culture to evolve overnight. Either way, this reveals a misunderstanding of what DevOps culture is and how teams can successfully create one. In what follows, we address the what and the how of DevOps culture by debunking six of the most common misconceptions ...

June 01, 2023

In 1975, computer scientist Fred Brooks observed that during software project management, adding more developers to a project that's already behind schedule just adds to delays. This became known as Brooks' law. However, it's not people power that causes delays — delaying testing increases the chance of bugs and suboptimal code quality. Therefore, one solution must be pushing testing forward. This blog offers advice on implementing a shift left approach, and the benefits of doing so ...

May 31, 2023

Platform engineering as a replacement for DevOps has become a hot topic, with provocative critics stoking the controversy by pronouncing DevOps dead. The underlying reason for these pronouncements is that the once-radical DevOps model is at odds with the new cloud-native container management model to which the now-obsolete DevOps model is being applied. Let's take a closer look ...

May 23, 2023

Platform engineering is rising in popularity, and 93% of respondents report that platform team adoption is a step in the right direction, according to the 2023 State of DevOps Report: Platform Engineering Edition from Puppet by Perforce ...

May 17, 2023

DevOps culture encompasses a set of values, practices, and expectations that focus on continuous learning and improvement through quick feedback, cross-team collaboration, openness and transparency, and high levels of empathy and trust. The DevOps approach to creating a CI/CD-driven culture is as follows ...

April 12, 2023

Burnout is too common in the development space. It's affected the teams that I've managed, my colleagues and even me at certain points in my career. And unfortunately, I'm not alone: More than 80% of developers are suffering from burnout ...

March 15, 2023

Nearly 70% of DevOps and security professionals want to cut their tech stack, according to Gitlab's Global DevSecOps Survey. As many teams experience tech stack sprawl and tightening budgets, paring down seems ideal. But be wary — cutting too much can be counterproductive ...

February 13, 2023

The increase in demand for data center resources, and the resulting increased in carbon footprint, is driven largely by software development across technology trends in enterprise IT, viz., big data, AI/ML, blockchain, crypto, and IoT. Organizations can develop and use software to reduce their carbon footprint ... Here's how DevOps teams can contribute to meeting sustainability goals ...

February 06, 2023

There seems to be no limit to the speed at which DevOps platforms and technologies are changing. DevOps professionals not only need to keep up with all the technological change, they are also having to compete with more and more people who have acquired basic DevOps skills made possible by the rise in popularity of low-code DevOps. Professionals who are less inclined to develop their skills and advance their careers may fall behind ...

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