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  • Developing Quality Software: Differentiating Factors

    by Cynthia Freeney on  Mar 02, 2017

    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.

  • Tailoring Your DevOps Transformation to Organizational Culture

    by Tomek Pająk on  Feb 22, 2017

    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.

  • Q&A on Starting and Scaling DevOps in the Enterprise

    by Ben Linders on  Jan 12, 2017

    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.

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.

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.

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

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.

Virtual Panel on Bimodal IT

Posted by Manuel Pais on  Aug 31, 2016

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.

Article Series: Containers in the Real World - Stepping Off the Hype Curve

Posted by Daniel Bryant on  Apr 17, 2016

This article series explains how containers are actually being used within the enterprise.

Designing Delivery Book Review and Interview

Posted by Manuel Pais on  Mar 30, 2016

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.

Securing the Modern Software Delivery Lifecycle

Posted by Dustin Collins on  Feb 27, 2016

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

Automate Deployment & Management of Docker Cloud/Virtual Java Microservices with DCHQ

Posted by Amjad Afanah on  Feb 23, 2016

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

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