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  • Book Review: Site Reliability Engineering - How Google Runs Production Systems

    by João Miranda on  Sep 21, 2016

    "Site Reliability Engineering - How Google Runs Production Systems" is an open window into Google's experience and expertise on running some of the largest IT systems in the world. The book describes the principles that underpin the Site Reliability Engineering discipline. It also details the key practices that allow Google to grow at breakneck speed without sacrificing performance or reliability.

  • Adaptable or Predictable? Strive for Both – Be Predictably Adaptable!

    by Dimitar Bakardzhiev on  Sep 06, 2016

    Our efforts to improve software development face the question of what to focus on. Should we govern for predictability without concern of value, maximizing cost-efficiency without concern for end-to-end responsiveness? Or maybe do the opposite and govern for value over predictability, focus on responsiveness over cost efficiency? What we really need is to be predictably adaptable.

  • Continuous Delivery Coding Patterns: Latent-to-Live Code & Forward Compatible Interim Versions

    by Luca Minudel on  Sep 02, 2016

    This article describes two novel practices for continuous delivery: Latent-to-live code pattern and Forward compatible interim versions. You can use these practices to simultaneously increase speed and reliability of software development and reduce risks. These practices are built on top of two other essential continuous delivery practices: trunk-based-development and feature toggles.

Respect Your Organisational Monoliths

Posted by Margo Cronin on  Aug 18, 2016

There is a lot of information about DevOp out there but little on tackling DevOps in financial organisations. This article presents lessons learnt rolling out DevOps in a large insurance organization.

The InfoQ Podcast: Shuman Ghosemajumder on Security and Cyber-Crime

Posted by Barry Burd on  Aug 01, 2016

In this week's podcast, professor Barry Burd talks to Shuman Ghosemajumder VP of product management at Shape Security on Security and Cyber-Crime at QCon New York 2016.

A Reference Architecture for the Internet of Things (Part 2)

Posted by Daniel Karzel, Hannelore Marginean, Tuan-Si Tran on  May 25, 2016

This is the second article of a two article series in which we try to work from an abstract level of IoT reference architectures towards a concrete architecture for actual use cases. 1

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.

Test Management Revisited

Posted by Anne-Marie Charrett on  Apr 03, 2016

Agile, with cross functional teams, has sounded the death knell for many test managers. While test management is largely irrelevant in agile, there is still a desperate need for test leadership.

"Using Docker" Book Review and Q&A with Author Adrian Mouat

Posted by Daniel Bryant on  Apr 02, 2016

InfoQ recently sat down with Adrian Mouat, author of “Using Docker”, and explored how containers can be best utilised within a typical software development lifecycle.

Is HyperContainer the Answer for Cloud Native Applications?

Posted by Xu Wang on  Mar 31, 2016

Xu Wang introduces HyperContainer, a runtime for running Docker images on any hypervisor, providing hardware-enforced isolation for multi-tenant environments.

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

Sourcing Security Superheroes: Part II: How Policy Can Enhance, Rather Than Hinder, Breach Detection

Posted by Monzy Merza on  Feb 11, 2016

In theory, security policies protect organizations, stakeholders, and users. But in practice, organizations become more concerned with meeting these standards than protecting the business.

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