The second edition of Stephen Nelson-Smith's book "Test-Driven Infrastructure with Chef" covers the principles behind "Infrastructure as Code", provides an introduction to Ruby, Chef, and important Tools. The main part consists of detailed examples on how to use the tools required to write fully tested infrastructure code.
Monty Taylor and James Blair talk about the build and test challenges they face at OpenStack, and how they managed to tackle them. Managing hundreds of VMs on public clouds, integrating up to 400 commits a day and running thousands of test jobs on them are some of the challenges described.
Software that drives the business typically takes inordinate amounts of time to develop and test. Now with new technologies able to normalize the private and public clouds the ultimate software development lab is not only feasible but cost-effective as well. To achieve hyper-agile software development, here are key principles for building the next-gen dev/test lab of enterprise DevOps’ dreams.
In this article we hear 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.
Jazz Automation is a testing framework built to automate and speed up acceptance/functional testing for all types of web based systems or static websites and in any industry. 3
Matthias Marschall contributes powerful tactical information for all users of Opscode Chef, from the beginner up to expert, in his recently published book "Chef Infrastructure Automation Cookbook".
What is the relationship between Cloud Computing and DevOps? Cloud and DevOps are independent but mutually reinforcing strategies for delivering business value through IT. 2
The process of developing an automated functional test solution is not much different from the process of creating the same program but Preparation and definition of the best practices are critical. 3
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
"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.
Hadoop MapReduce jobs have a unique code architecture that raises interesting issues for test-driven development. In this article Michael Spicuzza shows how to use MRUnit to solve these problems. 1
Many think that the role of testing is dead in agile, but I think it is growing and turning into better and effective testing; redefines the way things are done and the order in which they are done. 2