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  • Interview with Wesley Coelho on Challenges in DevOps

    by Shane Hastie on  Jan 04, 2017

    At the Agile 2016 Conference InfoQ spoke to Wesley Coelho, Senior Director of Business Development for Tasktop, about the communication challenges inherent in DevOps and how to overcome them; how DevOps and agile expose organisational silos and waterfall communications flows that need to become adaptive and automated.

  • 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.

  • Automating the Database: A Win-Win for DBAs and DevOps

    by Yaniv Yehuda on  Dec 19, 2016

    The key to effective database administration in DevOps initiatives is safe automation and enforced source control for the database, which prevents many errors from reaching the deployment stage.

Five Lessons Security Can Learn from DevOps

Posted by Wei Lien Dang on  Nov 30, 2016

New approaches in security are needed to address the challenges of DevOps. They must incorporate practices that rely on modularity, automation, standardization, auditability, and mirrored systems.

How Ousta Simulates Rides within a Two-Minute Test Cycle

Posted by Mostafa Saeed on  Oct 30, 2016

A simulation system built with microservices and an event driven architecture allows Egyptian ride hailing provider Ousta to automate the testing of their mobile apps. 3

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

Posted by Luca Minudel on  Sep 02, 2016

Learn two novel practices for continuous delivery to increase speed and reliability of software development and reduce risks: Latent-to-live code pattern and Forward compatible interim versions.

Technical Practices as a Hack on Consciousness: Why to Hack Yourself

Posted by Jean Richardson Matthew Plavcan on  Sep 01, 2016

Software developers can raise their consciousness through the use of disciplined technical practices. A knowledgeable developer can influence an ever-increasing portion of the world.

So, How Do You Make Agile Successful?

Posted by Chen Ping on  Aug 21, 2016

It is not Agile's fault, it is your fault- are you fed up with such statements? This article tries to provide a more constructive answer on how to make Agile successful. 13

JUnit 5 - An Early Test Drive - Part 2

Posted by Nicolai Parlog on  Aug 15, 2016

JUnit 5 is coming! In part 1 of our JUnit 5 coverage we wrote some preliminary tests. In part 2, we take a closer look at how to run tests, and some of the cool features JUnit 5 brings to the table. 6

Book Review and Excerpt: Infrastructure as Code

Posted by Abel Avram on  Jul 25, 2016

We review the book Infrastructure as Code by Kief Morris, who lays down the foundation for Infrastructure as Code and outlines the main patterns and practices recommended for building it.

How to Deal with COTS Products in a DevOps World

Posted 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.

Intro to knysa: Async-Await Style PhantomJS Scripting

Posted by Bo Zou on  Jul 21, 2016

Knysa is a PhantomJS library that uses async-await style programming to get rid of callback hell. Creator Bo Zou shows how to create your own tests with knysa. 1

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