The Importance of Goal Alignment in Agile and DevOps

I work and interact with multiple software development teams. Some are just beginning their agile and DevOps journeys and others are well on their way, but they have many of the same questions or concerns: How do we get all team member roles on the same page? How do we communicate and collaborate more effectively […]

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Signs Your DevOps Initiative Is Off the Rails

There’s lots of confusion about what DevOps is. This has resulted in the emergence of DevOps “antipatterns”—DevOps patterns of behavior that will not result in success. Having worked with many organizations to successfully implement DevOps principles and practices, there are often clear signs that what you are doing isn’t going to work. Let’s delve into […]

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SSL on Nexus 3

Setting up SSL with Nexus Repository Manager 3 on Windows I wanted to install Nexus Repository Manager 3 and serve traffic over HTTPS, but I ran into some issues. I wanted to share some lessons learned and help people avoid the problems I had. If you are like me, SSL certificate management can be daunting. […]

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Using Different Virtualization Tools to Create Disposable Environments

     Virtualization is a key component to building, testing and deploying software. In my experience, customers often struggle to test their application when their production and non-production systems vary. Customers also tend to spend too much time building test environments to match their production.      In the past, developers would use VirtualBox to […]

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A Definition of Done for DevSecOps

DevOps means different things to different people. To me, it is a culture of communication and collaboration across the entire team. In DevOps, we have a software delivery pipeline that checks, deploys, and tests every build. The goal is to give us confidence that we are producing a viable candidate for production, so we have […]

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The Relationship between Agile and DevOps

Many are beating the drum that DevOps is something new and different—just like agile was new and different before it. Make no mistake, DevOps fixes an age-old conflict between software development and operational teams, but it’s not new. In fact, the DevOps philosophy is ingrained within the Agile Manifesto, and one could argue that DevOps […]

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DevSecOps: Incorporate Security into DevOps to Reduce Software Risk
Security

By now, most organizations have heard of DevOps, and many have begun to adopt DevOps practices as a key enabler of software delivery. Organizations that employ an agile approach find DevOps practices a natural extension, and DevOps truly enables agile practices to flourish. Organizations typically start with implementing continuous integration, test-driven development, and test automation […]

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DevSecOps Means More than Just Automation, It’s a Mindset
Security

When people think of DevSecOps the first thing that comes to mind is automation. A strong DevSecOps environment should employ tools that automate the following: Continuous Integration, Continuous Delivery, Continuous Testing, Continuous Deployment, and Continuous Monitoring. While automation is certainly important, it’s just as important (if not more important) to build the mindset that “everyone […]

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Avoid Continuous Bugs
DevOps

There is an old saying in testing: Automating a bad test only gives you bad results faster. The same thing applies to DevOps. Lots of DevOps initiatives focus on speed and frequency of deployment without an emphasis on quality. Bad testing practices in DevOps only deploys buggy software faster. Here are some ideas about how […]

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6 Steps to a Successful DevOps Adoption
DevOps

Figuring out the most optimal way to enable agility and rapidly deliver services to customers—without compromising quality—continues to be one of our industry’s biggest challenges. Many IT leaders agree that implementing DevOps practices can significantly accelerate software releases while still assuring our applications meet quality objectives. If you’re considering a move to a DevOps delivery […]

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