Weekly Top 10 News: The Inescapable DevOps

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This week’s top news prove that DevOps is everywhere. From mobile apps to pizza joints, DevOps teams are key to every corner of every industry. Its increasing popularity comes as no surprise to us, and Mark Thiele tells us how and why this method is so important to running an efficient business. This week also brought us a report on the scope of continuous integration for mobile apps, how DevOps is finally integrating into the automotive industry , and how one of the most successful pizza delivery companies is adopting the DevOps way .

In even more exciting DevOps and DOES15 news, we wrapped up our #DOES15 Twitter Contest today by announcing the grand prize winner! Congrats @serendipitousP , AKA Pamela Howell- who won herself a spot at our 2015 DevOps Enterprise Summit event this October in San Francisco.
For more on how software developers and executives are adopting DevOps and Continuous Delivery principles see more top news below.

1Ship.io Releases Industry’s First Mobile Continuous Integration Trends Report

By @awilson820 | Published on @ShipApps
Ship.io, the leader in cloud-based mobile app continuous delivery, today released its Mobile Metrics Benchmark Report which shares trends for the Continuous Integration(CI) of mobile apps. The report was generated by examining survey data frommore than 500 mobile app developers and benchmarked usage data from more than 250,000 automated builds, tests and releases on the Ship.io platform . Key areas of focus for the report include CI adoption across major mobile operating systems (iOS, Android), frequency of testing, releasing and checking code, app build times and frequency, and common build failure reasons across geographies around the world.

.@ShipApps Releases Industry’s First #Mobile Continuous Integration Trends Report: https://t.co/cNTMm1kSdk #CI pic.twitter.com/KcrSgcnbIA

— CloudBees (@electriccloud) August 13, 2015

2DevOps - The Symptom of an Agile Organization

By @MThiele10 | Published on @SYSCONmedia http://news.sys-con.com/node/3404167
DevOps is all the rage these days and with good reason as it promises to reduce the time-to-market for new applications. It also promises to improve change management, allowing teams to deploy changes to their applications quickly and efficiently. However, DevOps isn't something you buy, install, or implement; rather it is the symptom of an appropriate organizational system.

#DevOps - The Symptom of an Agile Organization By @MThiele10 @DevOpsSummit @SYSCONmedia http://t.co/XlGPnFON4q pic.twitter.com/XJIsaamwg3 — DOES Summit (@DOESsummit) August 7, 2015

3Domino’s Pizza Orders Hitachi Consulting to Advise on DevOps Push

By @CarrotyD| Published on @ComputerWeekly
Domino’s Pizza has enlisted managed services firm Hitachi Consulting to help its software delivery team adopt a more DevOps-friendly way of working. With the majority of pizzas the company is responsible for delivering being ordered via its e-commerce platforms, Domino’s said it is keen to pursue a continuous approach to IT delivery to ensure users of its online and mobile apps enjoy a good customer experience. To achieve this, the organisation plans to work with Hitachi Consulting to automate parts of its software testing processes as it migrates more of its operations to the cloud.

Dominoes gets #DevOps : Domino's Pizza orders Hitachi Consulting to advise on DevOps push - http://t.co/gwMuAl4MyA pic.twitter.com/Tz3oFpoMtF

— DOES Summit (@DOESsummit) August 12, 2015

4DevOps Tools: Which to Choose?

By @_JohnLeonard | Published on @Computing_News http://www.computing.co.uk/ctg/news/2421585/devops-tools-which-to-choose
There are certain key elements that must be in place if DevOps is to work. First and foremost is strong leadership, probably from the CIO or another senior IT leader. This individual must be able to count on backing from the board to see the team through the testing times that are likely to follow the unifying of the software development and operations functions. Within the respective Devs and Ops teams there must be sufficient aptitude, cross-functional skills and willingness to learn, so that the business objectives can be met without a huge amount of retraining. And the right tools need to be in place.

DevOps tools: which to choose? @_JohnLeonard divulges the results: http://t.co/lOylcFVmVm @Computing_News #DevOps pic.twitter.com/C0yfYx3B5X — DOES Summit (@DOESsummit) August 11, 2015

58 Interesting Finds from Gartner's CIO Research from 2015

By @ErinCarson | Published on @TechRepublic
Take a quick scan of what's being written about CIOs and you'll get a range of perspectives — the job is fraught, constantly in flux, no one wants it, yet it's increasingly important. So, how to get a grip on what's going on in the world of the CIO? For starters, here's a rundown of some of the most recent data from research firm Gartner about the role of CIO, from the descriptive to the prescriptive.

8 interesting finds from @Gartner_inc 's #CIO research from 2015 via @ErinCarson http://t.co/oy9xoXlbcI @TechRepublic pic.twitter.com/gpCbXo0jyJ

— CloudBees (@electriccloud) August 11, 2015

6How Companies Will Actually Use Docker

By Stephanie Tayengco | Published on @VentureBeat http://venturebeat.com/2015/08/08/how-companies-will-actually-use-docker/
Enterprises want Docker. It’s on many 2016 roadmaps and has become the tech darling of startups and financial services conglomerates alike, notwithstanding its extreme youth. Despite common perceptions, enterprises don’t need to reach the promised land of a full “DevOps transformation” to start using Docker. They don’t need to have a microservices model or a fleet of full-stack engineers. In fact, Docker is a good fit for enterprises that are in the thick of a multi-year IT transformation and can actually help big teams implement DevOps best practices more quickly.

How companies will actually use #Docker : http://t.co/FvWsoIrDZL @Logicworks @VentureBeat #devops pic.twitter.com/hrmaXpvhe2 — DOES Summit (@DOESsummit) August 12, 2015

7Just Enough Developed Infrastructure

By @patrickdebois **** http://www.jedi.be/blog/2015/01/05/Devops20Modelling20(Theory,20Practice20and20Caveats)/
In the first part of the session, I will iterate over the conceptual models I’ve come across that try to capture the essence of devops. In part two we will leave the theory, and provide a more practical way of obtaining the shared view, using a sort of ‘reverse value stream mapping’ technique. Finally, we’ll take a step back and see how well we’ve done in the past years, explain some of the caveats and look towards the future.

Just Enough Developed Infrastructure AKA The Essence of DevOps Modeling, per @patrickdebois : http://t.co/iUiZw4PHI6 #spoved

— DOES Summit (@DOESsummit) August 11, 2015

8A U.S. Federal CIO Takes 10 Minutes to Show His Canadian Peers A Way to Speed Up Innovation

By @shaneschick | Published on @itworldca http://www.itworldcanada.com/article/in-10-minutes-a-u-s-federal-cio-shows-his-canadian-counterparts-a-way-to-speed-up-innovation/376403#ixzz3icZ8WqD7
The way Mark Schwartz describes IT projects in the federal government would probably make CIOs in Treasury Board and other parts of the Canadian public sector cringe. Although there are some obvious differences between our two countries, the bureaucratic barriers to innovation in IT sound like they cross borders pretty well.

A U.S. federal #CIO takes 10 minutes to show his Canadian peers a way to speed up #innovation http://t.co/r3RME81dHQ Saw him at #DOES14 ! — CloudBees (@electriccloud) August 12, 2015

9CloudBees and Arynga Announce a Product Integration Partnership

By @TheCIOReview | Published by @TheCIOReview
Today the cloud has penetrated into almost all the industries, then why should the automotive industry lag behind? CloudBees, a company providing continuous delivery and DevOps automation, announces product integration partnership with Arygna that provides delivery of intelligent vehicle software management solutions. The companies have decided to bring continuous delivery solutions to market for automotive Internet of Things (IoT) applications.

Via @TheCioReview : CloudBees and Arynga Announce a Product Integration Partnership #cioreview #IoT http://t.co/MXcHWsBQ2r

— CloudBees (@electriccloud) August 12, 2015

10Devops in an Application-Centric Cloud World

By @samgreenblatt | Published on @infoworld http://www.infoworld.com/article/2955261/cloud-computing/devops-in-an-application-centric-cloud-world.html
The application-centric cloud development model becomes a devops approach to managing applications. Traditional cultural differences between developers and operations are very pronounced in the current information technology environments, but devops brings forth a blended approach to moving applications and a much quicker and more agile approach to the application-centric cloud.

"...facile deployment & shared responsibility not responsibility for one group..." @samgreenblatt @InfoWorld http://t.co/db84hRXLRE
— DOES Summit (@DOESsummit) August 10, 2015

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