Want to do DevOps automation in a Microsoft world? Typically that meant using Microsoft-provided tools like PowerShell and System Center instead of the popular open source tools that have been slow to support the full Microsoft product stack. That’s beginning to change as developers and system administrators can now use tools like Puppet to provision and manage resources in Windows Azure.
The Windows PowerShell Blog has been writing about PowerShell's Desired State Configuration (DSC). DSC is the Microsoft's proposal for computer's configuration management on the Windows world. One of the last articles explains how DSC allows both push and pull configuration modes, two approaches with different pros and cons.
James Wickett, from Gauntlt core team, gave a tutorial at Velocity Conf London about integrating security testing in the continuous integration cycle for early feedback on application security level. James stressed the importance of regularly checking for security as release delivery rates increase with continuous delivery.
The pace of organizational change and technology adoption is increasing which means that enterprise software development needs to find ways to keep pace with these changes. The rise of big data is also driving the need to undertake many experiment and adapt rapidly. Blogger Matt Asay recently wrote about this in a post titled "Hey, Enterprise Developers! Get Agile Or Get Steamrollered"
At the recent DevOps Days in New York, Kevin Behr, co-author of “The Visible Ops Handbook” and ”The Phoenix Project”, and Jesse Palmer gave a talk on how they instilled a continuous improvement culture into an operations team. InfoQ interviewed Kevin Behr to know more about the approach that was taken.
Agile has the manifesto and principles, it focuses on people, clarity for the stakeholders, faster delivery, and happier customers, so why would you need DevOps? John Clapham from Nokia Entertainment in Bristol talked at the Agile Methods in the Finance Sector and Complex Environment conference about what DevOps is and what it has brought to their business.
Doug Barth, from PagerDuty, talked at DevOps Days London about their approach to start resiliency testing their systems without dedicating a lot of automation effort upfront. The goal was to quickly start learning about failure points and openly discuss how to fix them with only one hour per week of effort.
On November 14 and 15 the SEPG Europe 2013 conference will be held in Amsterdam. The conference program covers experience stories and presentations on using the Capability Maturity Model Integrated™ (CMMI) in agile environments. InfoQ will cover this conference, and did interviews about how the CMMI can support agile adoption and the focus of the SEPG Europe conference.
Go has celebrated its fourth open-source anniversary, and InfoQ looks back at where it came from and where it is going.
There is so much to learn about the latest Mobile Backend as a Service provider AnyPresence's 5.0 platform geared for the enterprise that this second post was needed. Co-founder Rich Mendis provides further insight for InfoQ readers…
CodeCube is a new service and open source project that aims to improve collaboration by allowing developers to both share and run code samples in a secure manner via the browser.
Everything Sysadmin proposes five milestones, each with a set of detailed checklists, to help an organization adopt a DevOps culture. The site places these milestones within the context of The Three Ways, a set of principles popularized by “The Phoenix Project”.
DevOps on Windows has for the last few months been running a series on how a developer can create an operations-friendly Windows Service. The series explains how to overcome the most important hurdles from an operations viewpoint: installation of the Windows Service and its start-up phase. The series finishes with a simple framework that tries to overcome those hurdles in a standard way.
Jelastic, the cloud based Java and PHP hosting platform has recently launched a mobile app which enables you to connect to cloud management system remotely to monitor the environment in addition to the ability to view account information.
Jérôme Petazzoni, senior engineer at dotCloud, examined the progress of security concerning Docker compared with other virtualization and container like technology in his recent blog post "CONTAINERS & DOCKER: HOW SECURE ARE THEY?". Jérôme makes a case for the techniques that secure Docker, in spite of the acknowledgement that improvements are needed.
CONTENT IN THIS BOX PROVIDED BY OUR SPONSOR
- DevOps All-In-One-Guide: Tools, Case Studies, Articles
- 5 Unsung Tools of DevOps
- DevOps and Continuous Delivery: How to Reduce Cycle Times
- Mobile App Creation: 5 Key Phases for Success
- Infographic: State of the Mobile Stack
Get visibility across your entire software ecosystem in one single intuitive UI. One tool for all you’re programming languages: Ruby, PHP, Java, .NET, Python, iOS and Android.
New Relic is the only fully SaaS web app performance tool that monitors your entire application stack in real time with a single product and a single UI.
New Relic lets you:
- Increase visibility: Monitor your web or mobile app’s overall health, performance and availability
- Troubleshoot proactively: Quickly identify issues before they disrupt critical services & impact your bottom line
- Scale languages: Monitor your current languages and scale your APM to optimize your future needs
- Keeping the Mobile Enterprise Moving
- Breaking Down ApDex
- Your Application Toolkit – One Platform to Easily View All Metrics
- In Any Language: Adapting to the Polyglot Programming Challenge
- App Developers-Agents of Change and Influence
- Are Your Mobile Apps Really Enterprise Ready?
On Demand Webinars:
- The Advantages of Mobile Application Performance Monitoring
- The Business Case for APM in the Enterprise
- Engaging Mobile Users: Maintaining Relationships After the Download