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)
If there is anything we have learned by now, is that every business paves
their own unique path for releasing software - every pipeline, implementation
and practices are a bit different, and DevOps comes in all shapes and sizes.
Software delivery practices are often comprised of set of several
complementing (or even competing) methodologies - such as leveraging Agile,
DevOps and even a mix of ITIL, to create the combination that's most suitable
for your organization and that maximize your business value. Our top 10
industry posts this week cover all the bases of software
Since Gartner's latest research around bimodal IT was published, the
buzzword has been catching some serious heat. This week, the fires quell as
we learn best practices to balance bimodal IT for success. Another buzzword
picking up traction this week is Agile. Whether it's in development, testing
or leadership, every corner of the enterprise is adopting Agile to not only
accelerate delivery times and improve product quality, but to ensure
effective management as well. Continue reading for the latest trends in
Bimodal IT, Agile, tech leadership and IoT.
As always, stay tuned to a... (more)
Our CTO, Anders Wallgren, recently sat down to take part in the "B2B Nation:
IT" podcast - the series dedicated to serving the IT professional community
with expert opinions and advice on the world of information technology.
Listen to the great conversation, where Anders shares his thoughts on DevOps
lessons from large enterprises, the growth of microservices and containers,
Anders identifies DevOps and Continuous Delivery (CD) as essentially a
natural extension of Agile, enabling us to finally "plumb" the last mile to
the customer - delivering software innovation faste... (more)
One of my favorite scenes from Disney's film Fantasia is that of the
"Sorcerer's Apprentice" (originally, a poem by Goethe). Mickey Mouse, as the
apprentice, is being trampled by an army of enchanted, cloned brooms. The
brooms multiply automatically - in an endless march to "get the job done":
fetching water in buckets to fill up the room - threatening to drown Mickey.
For Release Managers responsible for software delivery in large organizations
- managing the multitude of software releases the enterprise needs to support
can feel a lot like drowning/being trampled by an army of b... (more)