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  • How Difficult Can It Be to Integrate Software Development Tools? The Hard Truth

    by Betty Zakheim on  Jan 02, 2017

    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.

  • Continuous Delivery Coding Patterns: Latent-to-Live Code & Forward Compatible Interim Versions

    by Luca Minudel on  Sep 02, 2016

    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.

  • How to Deal with COTS Products in a DevOps World

    by Mirco Hering on  Jul 24, 2016

    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.

Why ALM Is Becoming Indispensable in Safety-Critical Product Development

Posted by Kristof Horvath on  Jul 15, 2016

The story of how Medtronic Neuromodulation realized that in order to modernize their processes while maintaining compliance, adopting integrated Application Lifecycle Management was necessary

Writing Maintainable Configuration Code

Posted by Tushar Sharma Marios Fragkoulis Diomidis Spinellis on  Jul 08, 2016

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

Configure Once, Run Everywhere: Decoupling Configuration and Runtime

Posted by Anatole Tresch on  Jun 17, 2016

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.

An Evaluation Guide to Application Lifecycle Management Software Solutions

Posted by Kristof Horvath on  Dec 30, 2015

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.

Lessons Learned from 10 Years of Application Lifecycle Management

Posted by Mik Kersten on  Dec 24, 2015

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.

Q&A with Matthias Marschall on Chef Infrastructure Automation Cookbook Update

Posted by Manuel Pais on  Nov 13, 2015

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.

Version Control, Git, and your Enterprise

Posted by Bob Jenkins on  Aug 18, 2015

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.

Config Management Camp Panel: Next Steps in Configuration Management

Posted by Carlos Sanchez on  Feb 22, 2015

Patrick Debois ran the Config Management Camp panel "Next Steps in Configuration Management", featuring Luke Kanies, John Keiser, Thomas Hatch and Mark Phillips.

The Long Journey Towards Database Lifecycle Management

Posted by Ben Rees on  Nov 23, 2014

Application Lifecycle Management has traditionally been difficult for databases. Ben Rees, explains why the road ahead is now clear for Database Lifecycle Management.

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