VersionOne recently released the results of their State of Agile Development Survey for 2012, and once again it proved to be an interesting indicator of Agile adoption and trends.
The excitement over DevOps is continuing to increase in major corporations. Today it was announced that two DevOps tool vendors were acquired. UrbanCode was picked up by IBM while Nolio went to CA Technologies.
Thoughtworks recently published a whitepaper including a maturity model for continuous delivery (or CD) as a response to research indicating that most companies understand the importance of innovation, but are not able to deliver software quickly enough to meet the needs of business leaders.
When you have a large backlog with many user stories, structuring a product backlog with story maps or process maps can help to keep an overview and see the bigger picture.
Organizations want to improve their business processes, and today they need to do it faster. Is it possible to use agile methods and techniques for business process improvement?
dotCloud, a PaaS provider, has open sourced Docker, a key component of their platform. Docker is a LinuX Container (LXC) technology augmented with a a high level API providing a lightweight virtualization solution that runs Unix processes in isolation. It provides a way to automate software deployment in a secure and repeatable environment.
Companies use "Canary Deployments" to test software in production by routing a subset of users to new functionality as part of continuous delivery according to Nolio in their 1st video in a series about DevOps Best Practices. A "Canary Deployment" is a type of incremental release performed by deploying a new version of software side by side with its production version counterpart.
ZeroTurnaround has announced the availability of LiveRebel 2.6, its software release automation tool. InfoQ has interviewed Krishnan Badrinarayanan Product Manager to learn more about LiveRebel and the latest release.
After software development agile practices are now also being used in other aspects of business, according to Gartner. Insights in using agile in the whole enterprise, with examples from marketing, sales and services.
Swarming is a technique that helps agile teams to deliver working software fast and frequently. What is swarming, what are the benefits of swarming, and when and how to apply it?
The Travis CI Foundation transitioned to a brand new build system on January 30th, both simplifying and bolstering the capacity of their open source continuous integration testing solution.
There is more to VS2012.2 than just Git support. Both Visual Studio and TFS will receive some usability improvements to the everyday quality-of-life for developers.
The participants of the Food Fight Show podcast summarized DevOpsDays New York 2013 with one word: culture. They agreed that you can't go in and "make" a culture, but the culture depends on the character of the people. If you've got people on your teams who take responsibility for the bigger picture - who are seeing things through from end to end, chances are that they build a Devops culture.
ThoughtWorks's latest "Technology Radar" focuses on mobile, accessible analytics, simple architectures, reproducible environments, and data persistence done right.