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.
Mirco Hering explains why we shouldn't leave COTS products (and the people working on them) left behind in a DevOps world. With creative solutions we can apply good practices from custom software. This leads to a significant effort reduction in the long term.
The article discusses a catalog of configuration smells containing 13 implementation configuration smells and 11 design configuration smells. It provides a few examples of configuration smells along with corresponding refactorings, explains their impact on the quality of the project, and lists a few tools that could be used to reveal such smells.
Configuration is one of the most widely used cross-cutting concerns in application development. Apache Tamaya is a new incubator project that brings standardized property management to Java.
InfoQ asked Matthias Marshall what's new in the 2nd edition of his book and his view on the evolution of the configuration management tool space.
This article discusses the key questions to be contemplated by your enterprise in determining whether Git is right for you and what you need to consider in moving to Git.
For years now, Agile practices have been promising short iterations, fast releases, and software that gets out there sooner. But how can database development teams adapt, and where should they start? 2
Mike McQuaid, Software Engineer at GitHub, has written "Git in Practice" which provides over 60 techniques for working with and managing Git projects. InfoQ caught up with Mike, and asked about it.
Patrick Debois ran the Config Management Camp panel "Next Steps in Configuration Management", featuring Luke Kanies, John Keiser, Thomas Hatch and Mark Phillips.
In this article, authors provide an overview of current SOA technologies and incremental transition to SOA in legacy environments. They also discuss web services & enterprise application integration. 6
If you’ve ever checked in a file that shouldn’t be in source control, you know how difficult removing it can be. Using Roberto Tyley’s BFG Repo-Cleaner for Git, fixing this becomes much easier.
When it comes to database change, agility through automation - the ability to rapidly to accelerate delivery – is what differentiates world-class enterprises from the rest of the crowd. 4