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Two More DevOps Tool Vendors Acquired

by Jonathan Allen on  Apr 22, 2013

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.

Continuous Delivery Speeds Up Innovation

by Aslan Brooke on  Apr 13, 2013 2

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.

Product Backlogs with Process Maps or Story Maps

by Ben Linders on  Apr 11, 2013

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.

Business Process Improvement Using Agile

by Ben Linders on  Mar 29, 2013 1

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?

Docker: Automated and Consistent Software Deployments

by Abel Avram on  Mar 27, 2013

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.

Use Canary Deployments to Test in Production

by Aslan Brooke on  Mar 26, 2013

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

by Victor Grazi on  Mar 21, 2013

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.

Applying Agile Practices in Enterprises Outside Development

by Ben Linders on  Mar 14, 2013

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.

Grunt 0.4.0 Released: An Emphasis On Modularity

by Tim Heckel on  Mar 09, 2013

The Grunt team updated their Javascript task runner to version 0.4.0 on February 18th in their ongoing effort to decouple the library into more modular parts.

How Swarming Helps Agile Teams to Deliver

by Ben Linders on  Feb 28, 2013

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?

Meet Travis CI: Open Source Continuous Integration

by Tim Heckel on  Feb 18, 2013

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.

Improved Group Development with VS2012.2

by Jeff Martin on  Feb 11, 2013

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.

DevOpsDays New York 2013

by Matthias Marschall on  Jan 25, 2013

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.

Trends in the latest Technology Radar

by Aslan Brooke on  Jan 18, 2013 8

ThoughtWorks's latest "Technology Radar" focuses on mobile, accessible analytics, simple architectures, reproducible environments, and data persistence done right.

WiX v3.7 - MSBuild, Self Update and Reference Counting

by Anand Narayanaswamy on  Dec 31, 2012

The recently released WiX 3.7 includes support for MSBuild, self update and reference counting

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