Continuous Delivery, DevOps and Jenkins: Blog Topics

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Women in DevOps: Helen Beal

In our Women in DevOps blog series, you’ll hear from talented women in DevOps. They will share their experiences in DevOps, their thoughts on leadership, lessons learned and also how we can encourage more women to focus on an IT career. This post highlights Helen Beal from Ranger4. Hi Helen! Tell us a little bit about yourself. I’m Helen and I help people practice DevOps principles...

Now on DevOps Radio: Forrester on Digital Transformation, Cloud and DevOps

Host Andre Pino returns for a conversation with Forrester DevOps analysts Charlie Betz, focusing on IT Operations, and Jeff Hammond, specializing in the “Dev” side of DevOps. In this episode, the topic of discussion ranges from the present, to the past and then onto the future of DevOps, all while summarizing some of Forrester’s recent findings from their DevOps Heat Map and Global...

Enterprise DevOps: The People's Front of Judea or Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff

This is the eighth in a series of blogs about enterprise DevOps. The series is co-authored by Sacha Labourey, CEO, CloudBees, and Nigel Willie, DevOps practitioner. Previously in this series, we have discussed some approaches to creating a foundation and setting up a service line . In this article, we shall focus on one of the key challenges that anybody delivering a program will...

Women in DevOps: Jessica Deen

In our Women in DevOps blog series, you’ll hear from talented women in DevOps. They will share their experiences in DevOps, their thoughts on leadership, lessons learned and also how we can encourage more women to focus on an IT career. Today, we hear from Jessica Deen. Jessica is a cloud developer advocate for Microsoft focusing on Azure, containers, cloud, open source software...

Now on DevOps Radio: James Strachan Introduces Jenkins X, Taking Continuous Delivery to the NeXt Level

X-tra, X-tra, read all about it… or better yet listen all about it in the newest episode of DevOps Radio! Host Andre Pino discusses “it” with James Strachan, member of the Jenkins community and senior architect at CloudBees. What is “it”? Jenkins X , the new project being spun up in the community and led by James. As the original creator of the Groovy language and Apache Camel ,...
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Continuous Delivery for Developers


Why Kubernetes Changes Everything!

Introduction When Docker was released to open source in 2013, there wasn’t any certainty it would be a success. Five years later, and most companies are using containers as a convenient standard way of packing applications. A container is a lightweight standalone executable that contains all the dependencies, configuration and system tools to run the application - and they run on...

Serverless and Kubernetes: Serverless Isn't Processless

Hot on the heels of the rise of microservices is this new hot thing called serverless (sometimes called “Functions as a Service” or FaaS). Most would credit Amazon Lambda with popularising this way of delivering server side apps, but there is more to the history of it. What makes serverless special: Zero or very low cost “at rest” No managing servers Composing your app in terms of...

The Top 8 Questions to Ask About Continuous Delivery

Can continuous delivery transform organizations into fast-moving, software-producing machines? Yes, but getting there takes agreement, communication, transparency, tools and processes. Map your journey to continuous delivery by answering these eight questions: 1. What is continuous delivery? Continuous delivery is a process that enables development teams to continuously roll out...

DevOps and Continuous Delivery: Time to Thrive in the Digital Age

As digital technology continues to disrupt and transform businesses across industries and around the world, the ability to rapidly deliver high-quality software will make the difference between survival and extinction for many companies. Ultimately, successful adoption of DevOps and the process of continuous delivery are likely to determine whether an organization thrives or fails...

Don't Install Kubernetes!

There are many ways to kick the tires of Kubernetes, or set it up for production. I have written previously about why it is of interest to developers , and also about Jenkins X (an opinionated way to do continuous integration/continuous delivery and apps on Kubernetes), so it is time to look at avoiding installing it. I say avoiding it, as there is an arms race between the big...
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