With applications the driving force in today's economy, the quality and
release cadence of your software are critical to your business and your
bottom line. You want to get software updated in the hands of your end users
as quickly as possible. However, even the fastest release cycle wouldn't make
a difference if your product ends up being buggy or malfunctioning, resulting
in a bad user experience or service interruption.
I want to take a look at one of the most important (if not the most
important) aspects of the software delivery process: testing! As software
teams become more mature in their implementation of DevOps and continuous
delivery to streamline their software delivery, testing takes a central role
as a prerequisite to these practices.
You need to have testing on your mind from the very beginning, and plan your
testing as part of the initial stages of d... (more)
One of our recent Continuous Discussion (#c9d9) podcast episodes focused on
best practices around the tenets of DevOps and Security.
Our expert panel included: Andreas Wittig, author of “Amazon Web Services
in Action” and software engineer, speaker, teacher and consultant; Dave
Bechberger, a senior architect and developer at Expero; J. Paul Reed, an
internationally recognized speaker on DevOps, release engineering, and
operations complexity; Martin Cron, principal engineer at
WiserCare; Sukhbir Dhillon, founder of Addteq; and our very own Anders
Wallgrenand Sam Fell.
During the... (more)
Microservices and container adoption promises an ideal where everything is a
microservice packaged in a container. New functionality gets built quickly
and delivered instantly across multiple clouds and environments. Everyone
will enjoy speed, flexibility, predictability, restful nights, and regular
family meals because of a microservices architecture and container
Then there’s the reality.
We’re still in the very early days of the container lifecycle. Tools are
native to the container engine, which fragments development and deployment.
No one container engine... (more)
We just wrapped up three days at the DevOps Enterprise Summit (DOES16) in San
Francisco. As the founding partner to IT Revolution, it was the third that
Electric Cloud has been part of this event and it just keeps getting better
More than 1,300 people attended and jammed into sessions to hear speakers
from industries across the spectrum – from Financial Services,
Entertainment, Retail, to Government, Aviation, Healthcare/Medical, and more.
One of the key takeaways we gleaned is an important indicator for how the
DevOps industry is morphing. The conversation has trans... (more)
On this episode of our Continuous Discussions video podcast, our expert
panel included: Juni Mukherjee, author of Author of “Continuous Delivery
Pipeline – Where Does It Choke?”; Martin Cron, principal engineer at
WiserCare; J. Paul Reed, an internationally recognized speaker on DevOps,
release engineering, and operations complexity;Robert Firek, software
craftsman at Codurance, plus DevOps engineer, Java programmer and Agile
practitioner; Taco Bakker, a LEAN Six Sigma black belt focusing on CD; and
our very own Anders Wallgren and Sam Fell.
During the episode, we discussed mus... (more)