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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.

  • Elevating Builds into a Container

    by Wes Higbee on  Dec 29, 2016 1

    Automated builds and delivery pipelines are a wonderful thing once they’re operational. But provisioning build agents can be quite painful. It can be greatly simplified by running tools in containers.

  • How Zalando Delivers APIs with Radical Agility

    by Jerome Louvel on  Dec 24, 2016 3

    InfoQ interviewed Thomas Fraustein, architect at Zalando, about his team’s radical agility development organization that is optimized for an API-first approach. He explains what an API-first approach is, and provides tips on building good APIs for scalable microservice architectures where a large number of services are offered efficiently.

Anders Wallgren of Electric Cloud on Metrics for DevOps and the Importance of Culture

Posted by Shane Hastie on  Dec 21, 2016

At Agile 2016, Anders Wallgren of Electric Cloud spoke about the importance of metrics for DevOps success, selecting the right things to measure and the importance of having a generative culture

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

Posted 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

Posted 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.

Book Review: Learn Apache JMeter by Example

Posted by Victor Grazi on  Dec 06, 2016

JMeter is an indispensable tool for testing load and functionality of multi-tiered applications. 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

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