An interview with Jan Bosch, professor of software engineering and director of the Software Center at Chalmers University of Technology, about the benefits that companies can get from increasing delivery speed, the next steps that organisations can take after adopting Agile and DevOps, using experiments to innovate, practices for experimentation and how organisations can become more innovative.
DevOps is the industrialization of IT, says Nati Shalom. Organizations that wish to optimize for speed and cost cannot afford silos anymore."Doing DevOps" is not adding new features to existing tools. In this article, Shalom takes us through the differences between management solutions in a pre and post DevOps world.
In this article, author Carlos Bueno describes a method for analyzing constraints on the shape and flow of data in systems. He talks about the factors useful for system analysis like working set & average transaction sizes, request & update rates, consistency, locality, computation, and latency. He also discusses big data architecture details of two use cases, movie streaming and face recognition.
This article introduces gilt.com's ION-Roller continuous deployment application, which allows the company to operate a resilient cloud-based microservice platform utilising Scala, Docker and AWS. 9
This article explains why Paddy Power adopted continuous delivery (CD), describes the resulting CD capability, and reports the huge benefits and challenges involved.
Spark SQL, part of Apache Spark, is used for structured data processing by running SQL queries on Spark data. Srini Penchikala discusses Spark SQL module & how it simplifies data analytics using SQL. 1
This article summarizes the key takeaways and highlights from QCon London 2015 as blogged and tweeted by attendees.
Faced with the lack of solutions for secure distribution of AWS access keys to developers, AdRoll decided to build their own open source Hologram. Adair details the process, design and main features.
The 2015 State of DevOps survey is out. Survey's co-author Gene Kim explains what are the goals for this edition, how the data is analysed and what have we learned so far from past surveys.
This article describes the advantages of container-based microservices and why failing to containerize stateful services like databases greatly reduces the benefits of microservices architectures. 7
Computer security, or the lack thereof, has made many headlines recently. In this article we'll look at how bad things are and what you, as a software developer, can do about it.
The book Unblock! A Guide to the New Continuous Agile by Andy Singleton provides ideas and practices for doing distributed cloud-based development with continuous delivery.