A lot of time, resources and energy has been invested over the past few years
on de-siloing development and operations. And with good reason. DevOps is
enabling organizations to more aggressively increase their digital agility,
while at the same time reducing digital costs and risks.
But as 2017 approaches, the hottest trends in DevOps aren't specifically
about dev or ops. They're about testing, security, and metrics.
2017 Prediction #1: Continuous testing becomes a top topic of interest in
The rapid promotion of new code into production is a noble goal, but it can
also be an express ticket to digital failure. DevOps success requires not
just speed, but also quality-that means the rapid promotion of really, really
good code. And the only way to ensure that your code is really, really good
is to test it, continuously.
We all intuitively know the value of testing.... (more)
As the race for the presidency heats up, IT leaders would do well to recall
the famous catchphrase from Bill Clinton's successful 1992 campaign against
George H. W. Bush: "It's the economy, stupid."
That catchphrase is important, because IT economics are important. Especially
when it comes to cloud.
Application performance management (APM) for the cloud may turn out to be as
much about those economics as it is about customer experience.
Consistently great experiences - but at what price?
Consistently great digital customer experiences are central to success in
today's swipe-to-sho... (more)
Brand owners are caught in a digital crossfire.
From one direction comes intense competitive pressure to innovate or to at
least follow very, very quickly. From the precisely opposite direction comes
the potentially existential threat of an app very publicly flopping or - even
worse - being very publicly revealed to jeopardize the customer's well-being.
Either way, you lose brand value in a social marketplace where brand is your
What's a brand owner to do?
The car industry offers an excellent case in point. One day, carmakers are
climbing all over e... (more)
Four Essential Cultural Hacks for DevOps Newbies
So congratulations, somehow you've managed to wangle your way onto one of the
many DevOps conferences being held around the world. Why not you might say?
DevOps is not only hot it's the approach many enterprises are now exploring
as the means to help accelerate the delivery of high quality software. And
with 2014 marking the 5th year for DevOps, maybe that's double cause for
celebration; you're once again hooked on an new exciting trend (well newish)
and its tailor made for your organization, right?
Now you're ready to rock and ro... (more)
Much of the discussion around cloud DevOps focuses on the speed with which
companies need to get new code into production. This focus is important -
because in an increasingly digital marketplace, new code enables new value
propositions. New code is also often essential for maintaining competitive
parity with market innovators.
But new code doesn't just have to deliver the functionality the business
requires. It also has to behave well because the behavior of code in the
cloud affects performance, cost, reliability, and scalability. For developers
to write code that behaves well... (more)