Mirco Hering explains why we shouldn't leave COTS products (and the people working on them) left behind in a DevOps world. With creative solutions we can apply good practices from custom software. This leads to a significant effort reduction in the long term.
Integrated Application Lifecycle Management platforms are advancing product development in life and safety critical environments. The story of how Medtronic Neuromodulation were able to modernize their processes using ALM helps us understand current and future trends in the development of complex software-heavy products.
The article discusses a catalog of configuration smells containing 13 implementation configuration smells and 11 design configuration smells. It provides a few examples of configuration smells along with corresponding refactorings, explains their impact on the quality of the project, and lists a few tools that could be used to reveal such smells.
Configuration is one of the most widely used cross-cutting concerns in application development. Apache Tamaya is a new incubator project that brings standardized property management to Java.
Purchasing Application Lifecycle Management software is a complicated task. Author Kristof Horvath presents a guide to help you evaluate ALM solutions, and choose the one the best suits your needs.
This article discusses the evolution of software lifecycle and developer productivity. It explains how to leverage Agile & DevOps when scaling to large teams needed to build today’s complex software.
InfoQ asked Matthias Marshall what's new in the 2nd edition of his book and his view on the evolution of the configuration management tool space.
This article discusses the key questions to be contemplated by your enterprise in determining whether Git is right for you and what you need to consider in moving to Git.
Patrick Debois ran the Config Management Camp panel "Next Steps in Configuration Management", featuring Luke Kanies, John Keiser, Thomas Hatch and Mark Phillips.
Application Lifecycle Management has traditionally been difficult for databases. Ben Rees, explains why the road ahead is now clear for Database Lifecycle Management.
"The Docker Book", by James Turnbull, is a hands-on book for everyone who wants to learn about Docker. It will take you from first principles to scenarios that model the real world. 1
This is a story about four cross-functional scrum/DevOps/feature teams delivering and managing a business-critical 24/7 system used by vessel-traffic services operators and many other users.