Continuous Delivery, DevOps and Jenkins: Blog Topics

DevOps for Managers


Learn How a Jenkins Support Bundle Keeps Instances Healthy

When I joined the CloudBees support team three years ago, it was after managing a large variety of instances myself. Even though I was trying to follow the community best practices as much as possible, I was regularly hacking or writing various Groovy scripts to understand why my instances had an unexpected behavior! Why are some screens taking so long to load? Why are my builds...

Top DevOps Experts You Should Know

To me, continuous integration/continuous delivery (CI/CD) also includes continuous learning and experimentation…I’m always interested in finding out about new books, podcasts or new teachers. This isn’t just my work philosophy, but it also carries onto my personal growth projects. It’s led to fun reads from authors like Tim Ferriss’ blogs, Farnam Street, Freakonomics, etc…...

How to Improve Software Delivery Performance

As the famous management consultant Peter Drucker once said, “If you can’t measure it, you can’t improve it.” Software value stream mapping and the ability to visualize how work flows through an ever changing and complex software delivery system enables teams to measure metrics and provide quick analysis to see if your system is performing well or not. But where do you start with...

Women in DevOps: Charity Majors

Charity Majors is the CEO and founder of Honeycomb.io , a data-driven platform that helps developers debug their applications, software code and databases. Formerly with Facebook, Parse and Linden Lab, Charity is an outspoken individual looking to encourage leadership skills among diverse groups in the software industry. What character traits / habits make you successful in DevOps...

Women in DevOps: Tanu McCabe

Tanu McCabe’s expertise as a solutions architecture director at Capital One has enabled her to lend invaluable insights about her exciting adventure within the company’s digital journey. Since 2015, Capital One, one of the country’s largest banks, has championed a large-scale tech transformation. McCabe’s job as a solution architect allows her to provide leadership and guidance...
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Continuous Delivery for Developers


CloudBees Core Enables LDAP Support for Google Cloud Identity

CloudBees Core now supports Google Cloud Identity and secure Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) to simplify identity authentication and authorization. The new capability follows on to last month’s update for enabling single sign-on for our G Suite customers using Security Assertion Markup Language (SAML). Google Cloud Identi ty is a service that allows customers to manage...

CloudBees DevOptics New Features Improve Performance

Our team has been delivering improvements to CloudBees DevOptics since DevOps World | Jenkins World 2018 in San Francisco. Now, as we we head to DevOps World | Jenkins World in Nice, France , I want to point out how we use the continuous delivery model ourselves to improve and update our own products. These improvements release continuously through two mechanisms: new versions of...

Continuous Security and “The Big Hack”

For a week now, the Internet has been buzzing with a Bloomberg story reporting a massive hack that would have impacted some 30 well known organizations, from Amazon to Apple, as well as U.S. government agencies. It is important to mention up front that all companies mentioned in the report have vehemently denied the reported facts, so at this point, we are in a gray area, between...

CloudBees DevOptics at DevOps World | Jenkins World 2018

Last month I attended our annual DevOps World | Jenkins World 2018 in San Francisco. The event has gotten bigger every year, and - spoiler alert! - next year the conference will be at the San Francisco Moscone Center. CloudBees DevOptics was an integral part of the event and this post will highlight new updates and features to the product. But first, I’ll give you a recap of what...

Why Compatibility Testing for Plugins is Crucial

You’ve built your Jenkins plugin. It works like a charm. You have a very nice graph of dependencies, great test coverage and you are sure this plugin is going to make the life of sooo many Jenkins users better. And you are right, for a while. One day you receive a bug report, something is failing. But your tests work perfectly fine. Then you realize…the user upgraded some of your...
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