Drone, Packer, Ansible, Docker... we associate a litany of names with continuous integration and continuous deployment. But when it comes to building a toolchain that seamlessly transitions our applications from a developer's editor to a running server, we often have to rely on our wits. Here's what the solution of Matt Butcher's team looks like.
A survey of 600 IT professionals with application development responsibilities found that about a third of teams consistently deliver at cadences of one to three weeks and that the fastest teams generated higher business satisfaction than slower teams, an indication they don’t sacrifice quality to deliver fast. This article describes how these teams did it.
Introducing a fairly new term related to agile and DevOps methodologies: DocOps, the content sibling of DevOps. It’s about having a highly-collaborative content platform that allows product information to be continuously developed, even after the product release.
Business users, like marketers, sales or logistics, bypass the IT department altogether and – armed with a credit card – go straight to the developers, buy some cloud instances, and away they go. This has become known as shadow IT, where IT applications, devices and systems are purchased and used within the organisation, without the IT department’s knowledge or approval.