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Culture & Methods Follow 69 Followers

Key Takeaways from the 'Agile on the Beach' 2016 Conference: Day One

by Daniel Bryant Follow 13 Followers on  Sep 11, 2016

At the sixth ‘Agile on the Beach’ conference, held in Cornwall, UK, several leading practitioners of agile software delivery presented the state-of-the-art and emerging trends within this domain. Key takeaways included the value of the scientific method to drive change; the use of Continuous Delivery (CD) for improving safety and speed; and the power of cognitive bias during the user testing.

Culture & Methods Follow 69 Followers

Continuous Deployment at Coolblue

by Ben Linders Follow 5 Followers on  Sep 01, 2016

Continuous deployment results in a higher sense of responsibility and better quality of deployments, argues Paul de Raaij, technical pathfinder at Coolblue. Coding standards prevent your code base from becoming a mess, automated inspections are great for tedious and boring checks, and manual checks are great for checking if the logic or use of code actually makes sense.

DevOps Follow 94 Followers

DevOps Enterprise Adoption at ITV with Tom Clark

by Manuel Pais Follow 5 Followers on  Aug 31, 2016

Tom Clark, head of common platform at ITV, talked at the past DevOps Enterprise Summit 2016 in London on how their cloud platform has served as a medium for spreading DevOps practices and way of working across the entire organization, as well as how to grow a team of "smart and kind" engineers around it. In this Q&A Clark talks about ITV's DevOps journey, challenges faced and the road ahead.

Culture & Methods Follow 69 Followers

Deliver Shippable Products with Good Engineering Practices

by Ben Linders Follow 5 Followers on  Aug 25, 2016

Good engineering practices are the tools that help agile teams to deliver shippable products. Although many engineering practices have proved to be effective, they are not as widely used as they should be. Agile anti-patterns like the software testing ice-cream cone, accumulating technical debt and functional silos prevent teams from delivering a potentially releasable product.

DevOps Follow 94 Followers

Continuous Updating Tool VersionEye Now Open Source

by Grischa Ekart Follow 0 Followers on  Jul 28, 2016

VersionEye open-sourced its eponymous continuous integration tool that helps with updated project dependencies. Coined "continuous updating", the tool provides update notifications, licence checking and security vulnerabilities information for many software libraries. By open-sourcing the software, VersionEye founder Robert Reiz intends to increase trust and transparency of the code base.

DevOps Follow 94 Followers

Puppet Releases Docker-Focused Features in Project Blueshift

by John Okoro Follow 0 Followers on  Jul 20, 2016

In context of its Project Blueshift, Puppet has added a new set of Docker images for running Puppet software released to Docker Hub. Blueshift is a demonstration of solutions to the problem of managing heterogeneous software, using Puppet as the unified way of managing the new software stack.

Culture & Methods Follow 69 Followers

Applying Supply Chain Management to Deliver Faster with Higher Quality

by Ben Linders Follow 5 Followers on  Jun 30, 2016 1

Supply chain management can raise the bar with continuous development, argues Joshua Corman, Director of the Cyber Statecraft Initiative and co-founder of Rugged Software. Our dependence on IT and software is growing faster than our ability to secure it, and applying supply chain approaches to software development helps to address complexity which reduces risks and increases quality.

Development Follow 57 Followers

Bitbucket Pipelines Provides Continuous Delivery within Atlassian’s Bitbucket Cloud

by Steffen Opel Follow 0 Followers on  Jun 28, 2016 1

Atlassian released Bitbucket Pipelines beta at AtlasCamp 2016 in Barcelona to provide a Continuous Delivery pipeline within Bitbucket Cloud. At the same time, Atlassian announced the end-of-life for their current cloud based CI/CD solution Bamboo Cloud by 31 January 2017, while emphasizing that Bamboo Server continues to be their on-premise CI/CD offering for Bitbucket Server (formerly Stash).

DevOps Follow 94 Followers

RightScale DevOps Trends Report: Docker Adoption Rising in the Enterprise, Chef and Puppet Dominate

by Hrishikesh Barua Follow 1 Followers on  Jun 05, 2016

RightScale published the results of its survey report highlighting the devops trends in the industry. Docker, Puppet and Chef dominate the tools market, with Docker adoption rising in the enterprise.

DevOps Follow 94 Followers

DevOps Days Kiel Day 2

by Manuel Pais Follow 5 Followers on  May 19, 2016

Round up of the talks at DevOps Days Kiel's second day.

DevOps Follow 94 Followers

DevOps Days Kiel Day 1

by Manuel Pais Follow 5 Followers on  May 15, 2016

Summary of DevOps Days Kiel day 1 talks.

DevOps Follow 94 Followers

Continuous Deployment at Instagram

by Hrishikesh Barua Follow 1 Followers on  Apr 28, 2016

Instagram's continuous deployment pipeline lets them push code faster to production, identify bad commits easily and always be release ready. Put together in an iterative manner over a period of time, the key principles behind it include a high quality test suite, quick identification of bad commits, visibility at each stage to improve buy-in from stakeholders and a working rollback plan.

DevOps Follow 94 Followers

Concourse: Scalable Open Source CI Pipeline Tool

by Grischa Ekart Follow 0 Followers on  Apr 27, 2016

Concourse, an open source CI pipeline tool that uses yaml files for configuring pipelines and configuration-free setup, has recently bumped its major release and is currently available in version 1.1.0. Major conceptual benefits of Concourse are explicit and first-class support of pipelines, running isolated builds in containers, avoidance of snowflake build servers and easy access to build logs.

Development Follow 57 Followers

Atlassian Bamboo 5.11 Delivers Continuous Integration At Scale

by Craig Smith Follow 1 Followers on  Apr 26, 2016 1

Atlassian, makers of development tools such as JIRA and Confluence, have just released version 5.11 of their continuous delivery tool Bamboo with a host of new features to help teams scale and collaborate. The key feature in this new release is the ability to scale from 100 to 250 elastic build agents.

DevOps Follow 94 Followers

How Code is Built at Netflix

by Michael Stiefel Follow 0 Followers on  Mar 31, 2016

Netflix does not require any team to use particular deployment tools, but teams are responsible for maintaining the tools they implement. Centralized teams at Netflix offer a set of tools to reduce the cognitive load of the majority of their engineers. This tool set uses Nebula, GIT, Jenkins, and Spinnaker to build Amazon Machine Images very efficiently and very quickly.

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