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  • 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.

  • Key Takeaway Points and Lessons Learned from QCon San Francisco 2016

    by Abel Avram on  Dec 14, 2016

    The 10th annual QCon San Francisco was the biggest yet, bringing together over 1500 team leads, architects, project managers, and engineering directors. Over 125 practitioner-speakers presented 92 full-length technical sessions and 32 in-depth tutorials, providing deep insights into real-world architectures and state of the art software development practices from a practitioner’s perspective.

  • 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

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.

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

Posted by Ben Linders on  Nov 28, 2016

The third edition of The Practice of System and Network Administration incorporates 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

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