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The full post can be found here.   Organizations of all sizes are under serious pressure to deliver better software faster – and more efficiently. Developers are a creative bunch that can move at warp speed – if you let them. How can the DevOps toolchain help (or hurt) their productivity? And what are engineers thinking about when they think about pipelines and associated tooling? AUTONOMY IS #1 Developers want to use the tools, stacks and languages that they love. They should! In fact, they should also experiment with NEW technology and tools, knowing that Ops can support it in production. SPEAK ALL THE LANGUAGES Developers don’t like to be boxed into a web-based GUI.  So, if they are more productive using the command line, DSLs, SDKs and REST APIs… let ‘em! VERSION ALL THE THINGS Version control helps development teams track changes in a collaborative, and saf... (more)

Continuous Discussions (#c9d9) Podcast, Episode 74: DevOps for Mainframes

Read the full post here.   This morning on our Continuous Discussions (#c9d9) podcast, we discussed DevOps in a Mainframe world. In the 1960 and 70’s, Mainframes ruled the data center. They are a big beasts for sure, but they are not necessarily dinosaurs. Powering some of the largest sites and operations in the world – Mainframes get the work done and are here to stay for both legacy and new, large scale applications. How can you modernize Mainframe-based applications? Can DevOps ways of working coexist with Mainframe? What are some challenges and common patterns you’ll likel... (more)

17 Tech Leadership Lessons Learned from the Equifax Breach

  We recently hosted a special episode of our Continuous Discussions (#c9d9) podcast, featuring Gene Kim and speakers from the upcoming DevOps Enterprise Summit San Francisco (DOES17). In light of the recent Equifax breach, Gene and the speakers dissected the situation and discussed the technical leadership lessons we can learn from this major incident, as well as offered their own expert advice for handling similar situations. The panel was hosted by Gene Kim, and included these DOES17 speakers:   Carmen DeArdo, Technology Director at Nationwide Insurance John Allspaw, (former... (more)

Break the monolith! Loosely coupled architecture brings DevOps success

Read the full, original post on DevOps Agenda.   Puppet and DORA’s State of DevOps Report keeps growing. The report aims to show the changes and growth across DevOps in the enterprise this past year and to help IT leaders understand the trends in the industry. In fact, in the four years Puppet has published the report, there have been over 25,000 responses from people working across all industries and verticals — not just tech companies, but highly regulated industries like insurance, healthcare and government. Furthermore, 25% of responses came from large enterprises with more... (more)

DevOps Q&A with Nicole Forsgren

Read the full blog here.   We’ve recently welcomed two new additions to our Advisory Board – with Nicole Forsgren and John Willis, joining Gene Kim and Gary Gruver as Electric Cloud’s strategic advisors. As we set to work with each of the advisors, we also took the opportunity to pick their brains about where DevOps is heading, what are the key things we should know as we set out on this journey, and what are some of the emerging technologies and patterns they have their eye on. We’re excited to share the tips and insights from these DevOps luminaries in this short Q&A series ... (more)