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  • Are Canary Releases an Alternative to Testers?

    Canary releases enable product owners to check how a new feature is getting adopted by users by rolling it out to a small percentage of users and then incrementally rolling it out to a wider audience. Product owners might feel tempted to discontinue or reduce testing upon adopting canary releases, but decisions should be approached cautiously as they can have serious and unintended consequences.

  • Quick and Seamless Release Management for Java Projects with JReleaser

    Andres Almiray's quest to learn Go led him to discover GoReleaser and its multiple benefits to managing Go projects. Inspired by a conversation with Max Andersen about the manner in which JBang manages releases on multiple platforms, Almiray embarked on a journey to build a flexible release tool for the Java ecosystem. InfoQ spoke to Almiray for a detailed view of JReleaser.

  • Continuous Delivery - It’s Not All about Tech!

    It’s easy to get caught up in the technical side of continuous delivery. Objectively observing all stages of the releases in action allows measuring the release process to find non-tech factors hindering your releases and the bottlenecks and queues. Make sure your communication methods are effective, and that all the people involved are genuinely working together well.

  • Q&A on the Book The Professional Product Owner

    The book The Professional Product Owner explains what Product Owners can do to become real entrepreneurs who initiate and drive products, and what teams can do to release frequently. It provides ideas and personal anecdotes for effectively applying the Scrum Product Owner role and activities.

  • Continuous Delivery with Kubernetes the Hard Way

    Automating continuous delivery with Kubernetes requires a Single-Source-Of-Truth, and that rollbacks can be implemented efficiently without requiring new code changes to be pushed.

  • Q&A with Roman Pichler about Strategize

    The book Strategize by Roman Pichler provides practices, advice, and examples for product strategy and roadmapping that you can use to create successful products. InfoQ interviewed Pichler about applying product strategy and roadmapping with agile, innovation in product strategy, eliminating features when defining products, different kinds of roadmaps, and measurements for product management.

  • The Soul of a New Release: Eating Our Own Dog Food

    As any software developer well knows, large releases are often delayed, or released sans some important features, and newly released software is often riddled with bugs. In this article Plumbr's development lead describes techniques they used to successfully release a major upgrade to the Plumbr Java Performance Monitoring solution, without getting burned by the usual fires.

  • Self-service Delivery Platform at Tuenti

    Óscar San José, technical lead at Tuenti (largest Spanish social network) explains how and why their in-house Flow deployment system allowed developer teams to be more independent and deliver faster.

  • Downscaling SAFe

    The Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) with custom modifications to it in accordance with Agile and Lean values helped Seamless Payments to go through a period of organizational growth and prepare for further growth. This article describes the change that was done using a slimmed down version of SAFe that still maintained its core ideas.

  • The Practice and Future of Release Engineering

    This article features highlights from interviews with release engineers on the state of the practice and challenges in release engineering space. The interview questions cover topics like release engineering metrics, continuous delivery's benefits and limitations.

  • DevOps @ large investment bank

    This article is part of the “DevOps War Stories” series. In each issue we hear what DevOps brings to a different organisation, we learn what worked and what didn’t, and chart the challenges faced during adoption. This time a very personal story on introducing a DevOps mindset at a large bank. In particular how the automation of configuration and release management processes enabled collaboration.

  • Preparing for Continuous Delivery in the Enterprise

    In this article you will find guidance on how to get started realizing a Continuous Delivery vision, especially in the context of existing development and release environments in large enterprises.