Integrating tools used in software development and delivery is very hard. Getting endpoints to inter-operate is not a purely technical challenge, it’s more of a business problem. While there are a few choices in selecting the technical integration infrastructure (integration via APIs or at the database layer), the real challenges have more to do with friction caused by the dissimilarities.
This article describes two novel practices for continuous delivery: Latent-to-live code pattern and Forward compatible interim versions. You can use these practices to simultaneously increase speed and reliability of software development and reduce risks. These practices are built on top of two other essential continuous delivery practices: trunk-based-development and feature toggles.
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.
The story of how Medtronic Neuromodulation realized that in order to modernize their processes while maintaining compliance, adopting integrated Application Lifecycle Management was necessary
The article discusses a catalog of configuration smells, provides a few examples of such smells along with corresponding refactorings, and lists a few tools that could be used to reveal such smells. 2
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.