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  • Book Review: Learn Apache JMeter by Example

    by Victor Grazi on  Dec 06, 2016

    JMeter is an indispensable tool for testing load and functionality of multi-tiered applications comprised of web front ends, JVM servers and a wealth of NoSQL and relational databases. This book is the manual that should have been included to help surmount the learning curve.

  • Five Lessons Security Can Learn from DevOps

    by Wei Lien Dang on  Nov 30, 2016

    Just as DevOps emerged to meet new business needs, new approaches in security are now needed to address the challenges of a DevOps-driven world. These new security approaches themselves must incorporate DevOps practices that rely on modularity, automation, standardization, auditability, and mirrored systems.

  • Q&A on the ​Practice of System and Network Administration (3rd Edition)

    by Ben Linders on  Nov 28, 2016

    The book The Practice of System and Network Administration takes a holistic view on system administration: it provides a framework and strategies for solving problems regardless of the operating system, brand of computer, or type of environment. The third edition incorporates new developments like DevOps, infrastructure as code, continuous integration, operational excellence and assessments.

Dennis Ehle on Visibility into the DevOps Value Chain

Posted by Shane Hastie on  Nov 24, 2016

At the recent Agile 2016 conference, InfoQ spoke to Dennis Ehle about the evolution of DevOps and the importance of having visibility into how value is delivered over the DevOps pipeline.

The Container Landscape: Docker Alternatives, Orchestration, and Implications for Microservices

Posted by Kai Wähner on  Nov 20, 2016

The orchestration of containers is key for success, and various technologies are competing for market share. This article examines the current tooling and how this relates to deploying microservices. 2

How Java Developers Can Use the Wiremock Framework to Simulate HTTP-Based APIs

Posted by Wojciech Bulaty on  Nov 08, 2016

A common development syndrome is repeatedly creating over-the-wire mocks for testing. In this article Wojciech Bulaty covers how Java developers can leverage Wiremock to create robust HTTP(s) mocks. 2

Why and How to Test Logging

Posted by Matthew Skelton, Manuel Pais on  Oct 29, 2016

Logging and aggregation are crucial tools for today's complex, distributed systems. They provide rich insights which keep time to recover short. We must therefore make sure we test logging adequately. 1

How to Successfully Install Agile/DevOps in Asia

Posted by Tsuyoshi Ushio on  Oct 22, 2016

Installing Agile / DevOps in Asia is very difficult. This article presents five steps to help overcome the cultural barriers and be successful. 2

The Three Generations of AWS

Posted by Noah Zoschke on  Oct 21, 2016

When building a new system on AWS we are faced with three architectural choices around application packaging, runtime service and load balancing service. This article looks to identify the best one. 1

When Feature Flags Go Wrong

Posted by Edith Harbaugh on  Sep 30, 2016

Feature flags can superpower development. But they can also be the worst kind of technical debt when mismanaged. The article tells us some horror stories of feature flags gone bad and lessons learned. 1

Book Review: Site Reliability Engineering - How Google Runs Production Systems

Posted by João Miranda on  Sep 21, 2016

"Site Reliability Engineering - How Google Runs Production Systems" is an open window into Google's experience and expertise on running some of the largest IT systems in the world.

Q&A and Book Review on Liftoff, Second Edition

Posted by Ben Linders on  Sep 10, 2016

The book Liftoff, Second Edition provides practices and insights for chartering teams by understanding needs, building trust, and defining how to interact in the team and align with the organization.

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