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

    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. Managing hundreds of VMs on public clouds, integrating up to 400 commits a day and running thousands of test jobs on them are some of the challenges described.

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

    by Rami Tamir on  Dec 12, 2013

    Software that drives the business typically takes inordinate amounts of time to develop and test. Now with new technologies able to normalize the private and public clouds the ultimate software development lab is not only feasible but cost-effective as well. To achieve hyper-agile software development, here are key principles for building the next-gen dev/test lab of enterprise DevOps’ dreams.

  • DevOps @ large investment bank

    by Niek Bartholomeus on  Dec 11, 2013

    This article is part of the “DevOps War Stories” series. In each issue we hear what DevOps brings to a different organisation, we learn what worked and what didn’t, and chart the challenges faced during adoption. This time a very personal story on introducing a DevOps mindset at a large bank. In particular how the automation of configuration and release management processes enabled collaboration.

BYOC and the Rise of Hybrid Cloud

Posted by Chris Smith on  Nov 30, 2013

Chris Smith offers insights on how to leverage the increasing employee adoption of cloud services (Bring Your Own Cloud) to perform their work. Understanding the risks and benefits becomes essential.

Securing Servers in the Cloud: An Interview With Trend Micro

Posted by Richard Seroter on  Nov 13, 2013

What’s the best way to protect servers in the cloud? To find out, InfoQ spoke with Mark Nunnikhoven, a Principal Engineer in the Cloud & Emerging Technologies division at Trend Micro.

Deploying it right with AppVeyor CI and PowerShell

Posted by Feodor Fitsner on  Oct 30, 2013

Deploying real applications is hard. Questions arise when there are Registry settings, custom folders structure, or web clusters. Here we look for answers using PowerShell and AppVeyor CI.

Interview and Book Review: Chef Infrastructure Automation Cookbook

Posted by Aslan Brooke on  Oct 28, 2013

Matthias Marschall contributes powerful tactical information for all users of Opscode Chef, from the beginner up to expert, in his recently published book "Chef Infrastructure Automation Cookbook".

DevOps - Pivoting Beyond Pockets

Posted by Kamal Manglani & Gerald Bothello on  Oct 22, 2013

Today organizations that are on a Devops journey often end up implementing in pockets that are not scaleable. This article addresses some of the challenges and suggests ideas to overcome them. 3

Book Review: Building Applications with the Android SDK, 2nd Edition

Posted by Martin Monroe on  Oct 19, 2013

The Android Developer’s Cookbook is a solid reference book for mobile app developers that can serve as an authoritative guide for sound programming practices. A nice addition to a dev's book shelf. 1

Bridging Subsidiaries With the Cloud to Create a Global API

Posted by Michael Stephenson on  Oct 15, 2013

One of the biggest challenges in modern business is how you integrate subsidiaries and present a single global view so that customers and partners find it simpler to integrate with your organisation.

Interview: Adrian Cockcroft on High Availability, Best Practices, and Lessons Learned in the Cloud

Posted by Richard Seroter on  Oct 11, 2013

Netflix is a widely referenced case study for how to operate a cloud application at scale. In this interview, InfoQ spoke with Adrian Cockcroft who is the Cloud Architect for the Netflix platform.

Software Is Eating Your Organizational Silos

Posted by Luke Kanies on  Oct 09, 2013

Luke Kanies, CEO of Puppet Labs, discusses how software is taking over what have always been hardware functions, and how that shift is causing dramatic realignments in how people work together.

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