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  • Interview and Book Review of The Technical and Social History of Software Engineering

    by Ben Linders on  Feb 26, 2014

    Capers Jones wrote the book The Technical and Social History of Software Engineering in which he provides an overview of the evolution of information technology and software development. InfoQ interviewed Capers about advancements and events in software engineering and the effects that they have had on our society.

  • DevOps @ large investment bank

    by Niek Bartholomeus on  Dec 11, 2013

    This article is part of the “DevOps War Stories” series. In each issue we hear what DevOps brings to a different organisation, we learn what worked and what didn’t, and chart the challenges faced during adoption. This time a very personal story on introducing a DevOps mindset at a large bank. In particular how the automation of configuration and release management processes enabled collaboration.

  • Implementing Software Lifecycle Integration (Part Two)

    by Dave West on  Sep 16, 2013

    In this article we focus on the practical steps a software delivery professional should take in implementing an end-to-end software delivery process. The three basic steps are prioritizing needs, team building, and measuring results.

Book Review: Vagrant up and running

Posted by Matthias Marschall on  Sep 06, 2013

Mitchell Hashimoto released his book "Vagrant up and running" which covers everything from basic Vagrant usage to extending its functionality.

The Case for Software Lifecycle Integration

Posted by Dave West on  Aug 22, 2013

For many, software delivery has been treated as an ancillary business process that, though very expensive, does not have the structure, rigor, or focus of other business processes. 2

Managing Build Jobs for Continuous Delivery

Posted by Martin Peston on  May 24, 2013

The number of jobs in a continuous integration tool can range from a few to several thousand, all performing various functions. There is an approach to manage these jobs in a more efficient manner. 1

Evaluating Agile and Scrum with Other Software Methodologies

Posted by Capers Jones on  Mar 20, 2013

Capers Jones compares the effectiveness of Agile and Scrum with a sample of contemporary software development methods using several standard metrics. 19

Interview and Book Review: Enterprise Software Delivery

Posted by Craig Smith on  Feb 20, 2013

"Enterprise Software Delivery" is the latest book by Alan W. Brown, and is a must-read guide for anybody concerned with the development and delivery of software in a large organisation.

Automated Builds: How to Get Started

Posted by Joe Enos on  Feb 04, 2013

In this article, we will take a common example of a corporate web application for a fictional financial institution, and walk through fully automating their build process. 1

Integrated ALM Tools Are Fundamental to Success

Posted by Dave West on  Jan 09, 2013

The software business has moved from ancillary to mission critical. This teams must start thinking about how to best integrate their delivery disciplines, creating a holistic integrated ALM approach. 1

Automated Builds: The Key to Consistency

Posted by Joe Enos on  Jan 02, 2013

If there's one thing developers are good at, it's automating things that used to be done manually. However, development teams often neglect the one audience that would benefit the most - themselves.

A Step by Step Guide to Lean ALM

Posted by Dave West on  Nov 12, 2012

Last time we looked at Lean ALM from a high level perspective. This article Dave West builds on that by discussing how one can gradually introduce Lean ALM to established teams.

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