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  • Exploring the ENTIRE DevOps Toolchain for (Cloud) Teams

    by Richard Seroter on  May 28, 2014 2

    When assessing technology that empowers a DevOps transformation, it’s easy to focus in on the headline capabilities (“configuration management!”) and miss out on the bigger picture. How can teams shipping cloud (or on-premises) applications use the full suite of DevOps technologies to simplify delivery and management at scale? This article classifies and explains key enabling technologies.

  • Database Continuous Delivery

    by Yaniv Yehuda on  May 08, 2014

    The database creates a real challenge for automation, hence participation in continuous processes. Scripting database objects change-scripts into traditional version or using 'compare & sync' tools is either an inefficient or risky thing to automate, as the two concepts are unaware of the other. A better solution needs to be implemented in the shape of Continuous Delivery and DevOps for database.

  • "In Search of Certainty" - Book Review and Interview with Mark Burgess

    by João Miranda on  Apr 30, 2014

    "In Search of Certainty - The Science of Our Information Infrastructure", written by CFEngine's creator, Mark Burgess, takes us into a fascinating journey through physics, biology and what we can learn from them and apply to the information infrastructure realm. InfoQ took the opportunity to discuss the book with the author.

Untangling the Enterprise With Continuous Delivery

Posted by John Kordyback on  Apr 16, 2014

John Kordyback explains why you should and how you can introduce Continuous Delivery into a typical enterprise, where dozens of systems adopted over the years generate massive complexity. 4

Orchestrating Your Delivery Pipelines with Jenkins

Posted by Andrew Phillips and Kohsuke Kawaguchi on  Mar 29, 2014

Andrew Phillips and Jenkins creator Kohsuke Kawaguchi review state-of-the-art plugins and solutions in the Jenkins ecosystem for achieving efficient, reproducible and secure delivery pipelines.

Virtual Panel on Immutable Infrastructure

Posted by Manuel Pais on  Mar 22, 2014

InfoQ reached out to experienced ops engineers to ask them what is “Immutable Infrastructure”, its borders as well as its benefits and drawbacks, in particular compared to desired state convergence. 1

Book Review: Test-Driven Infrastructure with Chef - Second Edition

Posted by Matthias Marschall on  Feb 17, 2014

The second edition of Stephen Nelson-Smith's book "Test-Driven Infrastructure with Chef" describes a testing workflow and tools for writing fully tested infrastructure code

The Secrets of Database Change Deployment Automation

Posted by Yaniv Yehuda on  Feb 07, 2014

Yaniv Yehuda looks at the challenges involved in automating database deployments and offer suggestions based on Agile and DevOps concepts. 6

Virtual Roundtable: The Future of PaaS in Cloud Computing

Posted by Richard Seroter on  Feb 05, 2014

There has been a raging debate about PaaS and whether it is still a valuable part of a cloud portfolio, so InfoQ reached out to 4 leaders in the cloud domain for their opinions on the future of PaaS.

Interview with Raffi Krikorian on Twitter's Infrastructure

Posted by Xuefeng Ding on  Jan 19, 2014

Raffi Krikorian, Vice President of Platform Engineering at Twitter, gives an insight on how Twitter prepares for unexpected traffic peaks and how system architecture is designed to support failure. 1

Monty Taylor and Jim Blair on CI and Test Automation at OpenStack

Posted by Sai Yang on  Dec 29, 2013

Monty Taylor and James Blair talk about the build and test challenges they face at OpenStack, and how they managed to tackle them.

The Perfect Dev/Test Lab: 10 Principles that make it Possible

Posted by Rami Tamir on  Dec 12, 2013

Software can take inordinate amounts of time to develop and test. With the cloud, achieving hyper-agile software development is feasible with these key principles for building a next-gen dev/test lab.

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