The level of software quality attainable is a reflection of an organizational business decision. There are many factors that influence this decision, including development, build and testing environments effectiveness, resources and their associated skillset, integrity, motivations and experience levels, commercial agreements, and adopted processes and productivity tools.
To build a high performance organization via DevOps, one often needs to change the organizational culture. Culture is a cornerstone which either amplifies or dooms strategic initiatives in your company. This case study shows how you can apply the competing values framework for culture change, supported by tools to measure and visualize culture.
The book Starting and Scaling DevOps in the Enterprise by Gary Gruver provides a DevOps based approach for continuously improving development and delivery processes in large organizations. It contains suggestions that can be used to optimize the deployment pipeline, release code frequently, and deliver to customers.
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.
The third edition of The Practice of System and Network Administration incorporates developments like DevOps, infrastructure as code, continuous integration, operational excellence and assessments.
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
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.
Bimodal IT has been supported by many and criticized by many. InfoQ reached out to enterprise experts to dig deeper into the pros and cons of this strategy and how/when/if is it applicable.
This article series explains how containers are actually being used within the enterprise.
Book review and interview with Jeff Sussna, author of "Designing Delivery", on cybernetics, service exchange, customer-centric brands and a new definition of quality in a service-oriented world.
Security has evolved to be pretty good at granting and managing access to confidential information - by people. But automation is taking over, requiring a shift in how we secure our infrastructure. 1
This article demonstrates a solution for automating the build, deployment and management of a Docker Java microservices application on any cloud or virtualization platform. 1