Weekly Top 10: How to Make the Most of DevOps

Written by: Electric Bee
6 min read

Welcome to another round-up of the latest news in DevOps, Agile and Continuous Delivery. In this week’s post, DevOps proves it's here to stay, as50 of tech leaders are now implementing DevOps - which has been proven to increase speed of software delivery while maintaining quality - saving organizations time and money. Also in this week’s news we revisit some best practices for Continuous Delivery and find out what’s in store for DevOps in the foreseeable future .
Continue reading for more on the latest modern software delivery news and trends, and, as always, stay tuned to all the news coming from @ElectricCloud on DevOps and Continuous Delivery throughout the week.

1DevOps: Where It's Going and How to Make the Most of It

By @mark_samuels | Published on @ZDNet http://www.zdnet.com/article/devops-where-its-going-and-how-to-make-the-most-of-it/
DevOps is much more than a set of practices for smarter software development . The benefits of Agile-type thinking -- such as iterative development and continuous delivery -- are being pushed beyond the IT department and out into the wider business. Here's how adopting small, quick changes will deliver new benefits to businesses and their customers in the future.

#DevOps : Where it's going and how to make the most of it https://t.co/dGsoraPDfS @mark_samuels @ZDNet pic.twitter.com/eseN4IRO1K

— CloudBees (@electriccloud) April 18, 2017

2CIO Jury: 50 of Tech Leaders Are Implementing DevOps

By @AlisonDeNisco | Published on @TechRepublic http://www.techrepublic.com/article/cio-jury-50-of-tech-leaders-are-implementing-devops/
Organizations including Adobe, Amazon, Target, and Walmart have adopted the DevOps workflow to improve productivity and communication. In terms of other organizations, DevOps implementation is currently "all over the map," Jeff Sussna, founder and principal of Ingineering.IT and author of Designing Delivery: Rethinking IT in the Digital Service Economy , told ZDNet .

#CIO Jury: 50 of tech leaders are implementing #DevOps https://t.co/sebGc5Hzqa @TechRepublic @AlisonDeNisco

— CloudBees (@electriccloud) April 24, 2017

3Self-Healing Service Management and the Future of DevOps

By Chris Tozzi | Published on @devopsdotcom https://devops.com/self-healing-service-management-future-devops/
How can DevOps teams take continuous delivery to the next step? Part of the answer lies in self healing, which could optimize performance management and monitoring and underpin the software delivery pipelines of the future. Self healing means the ability of systems or environments to detect and resolve problems automatically. It eliminates the need for manual human intervention, upon which most systems today still rely to fix issues.

Self-Healing Service Management and the Future of DevOps https://t.co/cx7jx57wbb #DevOps @devopsdotcom pic.twitter.com/9BRN0Aeyav

— CloudBees (@electriccloud) April 18, 2017

4Victory! The Smell of Skunkworks in Your Office in the Morning

By @cote | Published on @TheRegister https://www.theregister.co.uk/2017/04/26/ah_i_love_the_smell_of_skunkworks_in_the_morning/
While it’s easy to start up a few, flashy new DevOps teams , releasing to production each week and flaunting the ball-and-chain of enterprise governance , scaling that change to your organisation will always be challenging, if not crushingly impossible. When it comes to scaling the skunk-works, I’m reminded of a conversation with a struggling enterprise architect. I often use the company’s mobile app and it’s updated frequently, integrated well with iOS, and provides an overall very pleasant experience. Such results are normally unexpected from this type of aged, highly regulated, lumbering enterprise.

Victory! The smell of skunkworks in your office in the morning https://t.co/bjnZ7isefm @cote @TheRegister #DevOps pic.twitter.com/5k8gTTWY7m

— CloudBees (@electriccloud) April 26, 2017

5DevOps, Invest For Velocity And Quality!

By @RobertEStroud | Published on @Forrester
Delivering exceptional customer experiences and product for your business take speed and flexibility. More than ever before, speed and flexibility are required from every part of your organization, business and IT alike. DevOps provides your business leaders, enterprise architects, developers and I&O leaders a philosophy to achieve, not only the velocity that customers desire but also drive innovation and enforces quality. One example is ING. The company is undergoing a major digital transformation in which DevOps is a primary driver supporting their transformation.

DevOps, Invest For Velocity And Quality! @Forrester Blogs https://t.co/aGgw2Vynph #DevOps #Agile #innovation #Quality pic.twitter.com/h947rYQx6k

— Robert Stroud (@RobertEStroud) April 23, 2017

6Continuous Delivery: 7 Hard-Earned Lessons for Getting it Right

By @rhs | Published on @InformationWeek http://www.informationweek.com/devops/continuous-delivery-7-hard-earned-lessons-for-getting-it-right/a/d-id/1328684
It seems laughable now, but do you remember when Internet Explorer was updated every two years? Times have changed. Development cycles are approaching warp speed as companies deal with the competitive pressure to update their applications and websites as frequently as possible.

7 Lessons for Getting #ContinuousDelivery Right https://t.co/KErfDHjeWe @InformationWeek @rhs

— Anders Wallgren (@anders_wallgren) April 20, 2017

7Does IT Industry Need Better Namings?

By @ionutbalosin | Published on @InfoQ https://www.infoq.com/articles/IT-industry-better-namings
After reading plenty of articles, books and listening to conference speakers, I often ask myself if we are always using appropriate or consistent terms in IT industry. We have borrowed some of them from other domains, which is a fairly good approach, but sometimes we distort their meanings or use terms in an inconsistent way, within IT and also in comparison to other disciplines.

Does #IT Industry Need Better Namings?
https://t.co/5spTuAuVPe #QA #Microservices @InfoQ @ionutbalosin

— CloudBees (@electriccloud) April 24, 2017

8Getting Your DevOps On: DevOps 101

By Matt Brewster | Published on @TechSpective http://techspective.net/2017/04/27/getting-devops-devops-101/
DevOps—a cross-disciplinary, collaborative practice that blends software development and information technology operations—aims to build, test, and deliver software both more quickly and reliably. It involves the entire project lifecycle, from the early stages of planning through production support efforts. The “Dev” in DevOps relates to the development of the product—including varied disciplines such as QA and product teams—while the “Ops” in DevOps involves disciplines such as security professionals, system administrators, and operations teams.

Getting your #DevOps On: DevOps 101 https://t.co/lNlbBl4bKo @TechSpective pic.twitter.com/lNeFlNFOYr

— CloudBees (@electriccloud) April 27, 2017

9Why Automated Continuous Integration is a Must for Microservices Success

By @jlstafford | Published on @TechTarget http://searchmicroservices.techtarget.com/feature/Why-automated-continuous-integration-is-a-must-for-microservices-success
Docker containers and microservices are appealing to DevOps teams with tight deadlines, but it's a very bad idea to use either without automated continuous integration and testing in the house, according to Jim Rose, CEO of CircleCI, a software-as-a-service continuous integration platform provider based in San Francisco.

Why #automated continuous integration is a must for #microservices success https://t.co/JQb84IG01o @TechTarget @jlstafford pic.twitter.com/dGhf7OZ7WN

— Anders Wallgren (@anders_wallgren) April 26, 2017

10Examining The Internals Of A Serverless Platform: Moving Towards A ‘Zero-Friction’ PaaS

By Eliraz Busi | Published on @TechBeaconCom https://techbeacon.com/how-automate-your-continuous-integration-collaborations
Managing and controlling the process of continuous integration (CI), especially with modern methodologies such as agile that emphasize fast delivery, is one of the biggest challenges software companies experience. Doing so successfully requires collaboration between many different stakeholders.

How to #automate your continuous integration collaborations https://t.co/z5zIVe4Qsc @TechBeaconCom #DevOps #Software pic.twitter.com/f4PDbfymer

— Avantika Mathur (@avantika_ec) April 26, 2017


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