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Don’t Leave Software Testers Out of DevOps

The term DevOps implies that software delivery is all about integrating the development and IT operations teams. But the software testing team is an important, if oft-overlooked, part of the picture. Here’s why. Could you deliver software continuously without involving the QA team in the continuous...
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Best Practices for Process as Code

We recently hosted another episode of our Continuous Discussion (#c9d9) video podcast, featuring expert panelists discussing process as code. Our expert panel included: David-Blank Edelman, technical evangelist for Apcera; Juni Mukherjee, Author of “Continuous Delivery Pipeline – Where Does It...
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How to Run Containers in Production Environments

The benefits of adopting a container-oriented development and deployment workflow are not fully realized if the adoption is only retained within the boundaries of development and test environments. The reluctance to run containers in production stems from concerns surrounding security and isolation...
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Chef: Now We Know DevOps, How to Understand DevOps Metrics

Instead of starting a potentially very long, conceptual conversation about what DevOps means, it’s more effective to identify a small but non-trivial project or area of your business that would benefit from being able to develop and deploy software faster, at scale… and more easily. This means...
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Gradle Goodness: Running All Tests From One Package

Hubert Klein Ikkink shows how to run all tests in Gradle from one package, complete with a set of instructions for different scenarios. If we have a Gradle task of type Test we can use a filter on the command line when we invoke the task. We define a filter using the --tests option. If, for example...
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HPE Targets DevOps and Agile with New Application Lifecycle Management Software

On Wednesday, Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) announced the general availability ALM Octane, its cloud-based application lifecycle management offering that is geared towards making customers' DevOps processes more efficient. The platform makes use of common toolsets and frameworks, such as Jenkins...
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Introducing Blue Ocean: A New User Experience for Jenkins

In recent years developers have become rapidly attracted to tools that are not only functional but are designed to fit into their workflow seamlessly and are a joy to use. This shift represents a higher standard of design and user experience that Jenkins needs to rise to meet. We are excited to...
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DevOps: A Culture or Concrete Activity?

As implicit in the name, DevOps was meant to bring development and operations teams together into a more cohesive IT staff. QA management, likewise, was absorbed into what essentially became a collaborative team that worked together toward a common goal. The idea here was to eliminate the kinks in...
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What Does DevOps 2.0 Look Like?

In 2008, Patrick Debois laid the foundations for DevOps at an Agile conference in Toronto.  He was trying to come up with a solution for the inherent conflicts between developers and system admins.   Both disciplines seemed to be at odds: developers wanted to release software more frequently, but...
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Jenkins 2.0 Adds Pipeline-as-Code for Continuous Delivery

On Tuesday, CloudBees — the steward of commercial Jenkins — announced general availability of Jenkins 2.0 to the community. With this release comes the first officially supported implementation of one domain-specific language (DSL) for the coding of pipelines for continuous delivery — for “pipeline...
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