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Blameless Post-Mortems

by João Miranda on  Jul 28, 2014

Blameless post-mortems of production incidents are increasingly seen as an essential fixture of any organisation's procedures. Mathias Meyer, from Travis CI, shared how blameless post-mortems had a profound effect on him. InfoQ took this opportunity to have a look at post-mortem practices of organizations like Etsy, GitHub or Chef.

ING Netherlands' Measured Improvements on Transition to DevOps

by João Miranda on  Jun 25, 2014

Jan-Joost Bouwman and Mark Heistek, from ING Retail Banking Netherlands, presented at Devopsdays Amsterdam how a CMMI-ITIL organization transitioned to a more agile mindset. Somewhat unusually in this kind of sessions, ING presented quantitative evidence of the improvements, such as a marked increase in the number of changes deployed to production and a decrease of the risk value per change.

Hadoop Summit 2014 Day One - On the Path to Enterprise Grade Hadoop

by Jeevak Kasarkod on  Jun 04, 2014

Hadoop Summit Day One report covers the important trends and changes from last year's summit. It also covers the important announcements of the day in relation to this year's trending topics. This report focuses on the platform specific innovations and announcements and not the broader partner ecosystem, which will be covered in the next few days.

The Strengths and Weaknesses of Microservices

by Abel Avram on  May 28, 2014 1

There has been significant buzz around microservices lately, enough to generate some hype. After implementing heavy and cumbersome SOA solutions for more than a decade, are microservices the solution the industry has been waiting for? Or, are microservices simpler than monolithic solutions?

What Is (Not) DevOps, and How Do We Get There?

by Abel Avram on  Mar 06, 2014 2

In this article we discuss some of the misunderstandings surrounding DevOps and provide an introduction to a process that can bring the cultural shift that DevOps is all about.

IDC Study: How Many Software Developers Are Out There?

by Abel Avram on  Jan 31, 2014 1

IDC has published the “2014 Worldwide Software Developer and ICT-Skilled Worker Estimates” document, a study estimating the number of professional software developers, hobbyist developers and Information and Communications Technology (ICT)-skilled workers in the world at the start of 2014. The 90 countries covered in the study represent 97% of the world’s GDP.

Atlassian Bamboo 5 Connects the DevOps Dots

by Matthias Marschall on  Aug 06, 2013

Atlassian, makers of Jira and Confluence, have released version 5 of their continuous delivery tool Bamboo. Its deployment projects connect Jira Issues and code commits to deployments in various environments. It is possible, to mark a deployment as approved or broken. These features create end-to-end transparency from code to deployments supporting DevOps collaboration.

Rackspace News: SDK for .NET, PowerClient and Mobile

by Abel Avram on  May 04, 2013

Latest Rackspace developments include .NET SDK, PowerClient – a PowerShell-based management tool – and PHP mobile back-end.

Integrate DevOps and ITIL Intelligently

by Grischa Ekart on  Apr 26, 2013

Alan Sharp-Paul, co-founder of ScriptRock, recently highlighted the need to intelligently integrate DevOps and ITIL (IT Infrastructure Library) within enterprises. He argues that forcing in DevOps where ITIL reigns is a risky proposition. The role of ITIL and its co-existence with DevOps has been commented on by Patrick Debois and other authors.

New Avenues for Operations Engineering Education

by Aslan Brooke on  Mar 13, 2013

Technology education enthusiasts got together to have a panel discussion on hangops last month about creating new opportunities for operations engineering education. They acknowledge that it is harder than ever to find qualified individuals for today's operation engineering jobs and discussed ways to solve that problem.

GitHub Boxen: Automating Mac OS X Configuration and Management

by Abel Avram on  Feb 19, 2013

GitHub has open sourced Boxen used internally for automated configuration of Mac laptops, a tool that could be converted to set up Linux or Windows machines.

Facebook Now Uses HHVM/JIT both in Development and Production

by Abel Avram on  Nov 30, 2012

Facebook has announced using HHVM, a HipHop VM with JIT compilation, in production, a solution that has unified their development and deployment environments, providing significant performance gains for developers.

Hekaton: In-Memory Transaction Processing Integrated with SQL Server

by Abel Avram on  Nov 09, 2012 2

During the PASS Summit 2012, a technical conference for SQL Server professionals, Microsoft announced Hekaton, an in-memory row-based data management system targeted at transaction processing (TP) workloads. Besides the advertised increase in TP speeds of up to 10x for old applications and up to 50x for new optimized ones, Microsoft touts Hekaton as being fully integrated into SQL Server.

Netflix Unleashes Chaos Monkey as its Latest Open Source Tool

by Richard Seroter on  Jul 31, 2012

Netflix has just open-sourced its much talked about “Chaos Monkey” software which intentionally takes servers offline as a way to test the resiliency of a cloud environment. This is another in a long line of internally developed tools that Netflix has chosen to freely share with the technical community.

Updating Web Applications Running In Production with LiveRebel 2.0

by Kostis Kapelonis on  May 21, 2012

ZeroTurnaround brings its hotpatching technology into production deployments via LiveRebel, a solution for online updates of Java EE applications. New in this version are the improved user interface and the transactional nature of updates (fully reversible).

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