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September 30, 2021
Mike Fitzmaurice

Most organizations were already embracing transformation initiatives to improve efficiency, increase flexibility, and strengthen both employee and customer experiences. Whether it was about incremental improvements or complete digital transformation, the recent pandemic accelerated and widened the scope of such efforts. Automating a lot of manual processes and activities quickly became the norm, especially since manual efforts did not fit well with an increase in remote work ...

September 28, 2021
Heather Peyton

Policy as code is an evolution of the infrastructure as code movement, which has actually been discussed and adopted in DevOps circles for the past decade. Today, we're at an interesting point where Policy as Code is starting to break out of its DevOps bubble to be embraced more widely across the tech sphere — yet there is still a lot of confusion around what it is and how it can be used most effectively ...

September 27, 2021
Bob Davis

Historically, when a new business project is the driver of new software releases, the development team creates release packages consisting of large bundles of new features, which they hand off to the IT operations team to deploy. Then, as a result of agile adoption, the development team continued to ramp up its release cadence. Unfortunately, the IT operations team would not be prepared for an increase in releases, which could result in a number of problems ...

September 23, 2021
Lebin Cheng

By 2022, it's predicted that APIs will become the most frequently attacked enterprise web application vector. To fully realize a successful approach to development security operations (DevSecOps) for API security, creating an effective feedback loop between DevOps and SecOps teams is critical to getting a grasp on API security risks ...

September 21, 2021
Brian Gracely
Red Hat

How does Kubernetes act as an OS for container-based apps? As an OS, Linux manages the resources needed by applications on a single computer. In Kubernetes, the challenge is managing the resources for many applications across many computers ...

September 20, 2021
Michael Stahnke

Technology executives are often hard-pressed to explain how investing in developer headcount and tooling results in returns for their bottom line. As a business leader, it can be difficult to measure the true value of hiring more developers or investing in software delivery tools. To accurately make this type of ROI assessment, it's essential to track meaningful engineering output metrics ...

September 16, 2021
Kinjal Vora

The year 2020 brought along with it a sea worth of challenges — from the organizational impacts of a distributed remote workforce to the acceleration of digital initiatives for business continuity. CIOs also realized opportunities to effectively manage data and analytics and break down data silos in order to streamline decision making and bring the strategic priorities to the forefront ...

September 13, 2021
Ryan Berry
OneStream Software

For years, businesses opted for third-party software, vendors or have hired their own software engineers to innovate and set themselves apart from competitors. The realities of today's world require most every company to shift towards building software to offer services accessible anywhere on any device or to deliver data-driven intelligence used to allow management to make informed decisions anytime, anywhere. This thirst for knowledge, information, and the ability to rapidly extend services to customers drives needs for agile innovation, though, IT departments cannot do it alone. Enter citizen developers! ...

September 09, 2021
Jori Ramakers

For many businesses, pushing lightly tested updates to production and hoping that no errors will emerge is possible with minimal risk. However, for financial organizations, any error can have huge impacts on the business, and can deteriorate relationships with customers and users who have trusted the company with personal financial information ...

September 02, 2021
Danny Allan

As DevOps adoption continues to rise, developers and IT leaders are getting more frustrated with specific aspects of their implementations. There's a disconnect. DevOps is supposed to improve time to market by encouraging collaboration and efficiency. In some cases it does. But too often a lack of cohesion in DevOps processes is pushing developers, operations engineers and IT leaders apart ...

September 01, 2021
Tony Perez

Imagine: it's 2011 and Netflix has introduced Chaos Monkey, a tool that injects arbitrary failures into their cloud architecture to pinpoint design flaws. Today, resiliency engineering has advanced so much that "Chaos Engineer" is an actual job title. Enterprises such as Amazon, Facebook and Google now use chaos to understand their architectures and distributed systems. While chaos engineering is usually performed on cloud-native software, it can also be used to strengthen the dependability of traditional data center applications that may never move to the cloud. What kind of tests might you run on these applications? ...

August 24, 2021
Marie Ponseel
Traefik Labs

As businesses look to digitally transform and innovate, emerging technologies such as Kubernetes and microservices are helping drive this spend upward, but with increased adoption comes increased operational challenges and growing pains. To gain more insight into the challenges organizations face while using Kubernetes,Traefik Labs conducted a survey of over 1000 software engineers, DevOps practitioners, SREs and more. The results of this survey identified several issues IT teams face with Kubernetes, and help explain what's hindering the emerging technology's implementation ...

August 23, 2021
James Isaacs

When it comes to software development, which can move at break-neck speeds against tight delivery deadlines, the customer experience is just as paramount as with any other B2C or B2B interaction. DevOps for CX practices allow companies that deliver technology solutions and services to avoid sacrificing the experience of their customers, while still meeting ambitious delivery deadlines. While DevOps for CX is a practice that supports development teams where CX and quality are of the highest priorities, there are key mistakes that must be avoided to ensure successful adoption of DevOps for CX ...

August 17, 2021
Tarasekhar Padhy

In part 2 of this blog, I dive a bit more into the intricacies of the agile roadmap. I discuss what it contains and the key elements that give any kind of a product roadmap the agility it needs. Let's get in ...

August 16, 2021
Tarasekhar Padhy

While building anything digital, including developing digital content, the makers of the roadmap should incorporate some amount of flexibility into the product roadmap. Especially while working in an agile framework, it is compulsory to have a feedback loop incorporated into the development process. In this blog, I discuss the fundamental differences between agile roadmaps and traditional roadmaps and why agile roadmap is the way to go ...


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