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Our TRANSFORM program is intended as the core resource for driving business transformation through enterprise cloud computing, and in this section we explore the benefits specifically for ‘Agile DevOps’. In their white paper ‘State of DevOps report Puppet Labs introdu...
In a recent post I posted on DevOps.com, I suggested the term DevOps as a Service (DaaS). Personally I am not a fan of the term. Mainly because DevOps is not a ‘Service’. It is an approach to achieve business objectives by adopting a set of capabilities, namely: Continuous Business Pla...
The traditional approach to application delivery – do one big revision or introduce a major new feature over a short period – is rapidly being replaced by a new, faster and smarter approach, Continuous Delivery (CD). The core idea of CD is to create a repeatable, reliable and increment...
One of our headline Cloud best practice themes is PaaS & Agile DevOps, refering to the combination of the Platform as a Service model with new modes of software development that unite Agile practices with ‘DevOps‘, the integration of Development and Operations. DevOps w...
​Most of our enterprise dev/test customers are either well underway, or embarking on some form of Continuous Integration/Continuous Delivery strategy to better automate the deployment of code changes and software updates at each phase of the development lifecycle. Common tooling choice...
Welcome to the Mobile Cyber Security News Weekly, our newest online newsletter. Mobile Cyber Security will focus on the most interesting news, articles and links related to mobile and cyber security, mobile malware, mobile application management, cyber warfare (and more!) that I run ac...
The Mobile Health News Weekly is an online newsletter made up of the most interesting news and articles related to mobile health that I run across each week.  I am specifically targeting information that reflects market data and trends.Also read Connected Globe News WeeklyAlso rea...
This is the last in a series of interviews I recorded at Oracle Open World 2014 this past week.  I recorded five different interviews with Oracle's enterprise mobility experts on different aspects of their mobile platform and enterprise mobility apps.  In this interview with ...
The Field Mobility News Weekly is an online newsletter made up of the most interesting news and articles related to field mobility that I run across each week.  I am specifically targeting information that reflects market data and trends. Also read Connected Globe News WeeklyAlso ...
In this interview recorded this week in beautiful and warn San Francisco, I have the pleasure of asking Oracle's VP, Development and Middleware, Kaj Van De Loo, many questions about their newly announced suite of enterprise mobility solutions.  Enjoy!Video Link: http://youtu.be/EV...
Skytap recently announced the availability of a Docker template in the Skytap Cloud Public Template Library. Docker is an open platform for developers and sysadmins to build, ship, and run distributed applications. This new template allows you to easily experiment with or deploy Docke...
2014 is the year of mobility in the calendar of the Oracles.  This year at Oracle Open World 2014, Oracle made a series of announcements about their end-to-end mobility solutions for both on-premise and in the cloud.  In this interview with Oracle's Amit Zavery, VP, Product M...
Welcome to the Mobile Cyber Security News Weekly, our newest online newsletter. Mobile Cyber Security will focus on the most interesting news, articles and links related to mobile and cyber security, mobile malware, mobile application management, cyber warfare (and more!) that I run ac...
Oracle made several interesting announcements about their new enterprise mobility solutions here at Oracle's Open World 2014 including Oracle's Mobile Cloud Service MBaaS and MADP.  In this interview with Oracle's Senior Director of Product Management we discuss them.  Enjoy!...
Finally a book from an industry leader that has the guts to write about the real world of Agile software development. If I had to pick one word to describe this book, it would be 'truth'.This book is going to raise the blood pressure of some of the Agilists out there. If you think you ...
One funny thing about DevOps is that it is often touted that constant, on-the-fly changes are the way of the future in operations, and DevOps enables those changes. While this sounds really good, and some organizations are actually doing this type of DevOps, I think it is time that, fo...
​A consistent theme here at VMworld 2014 has been development and testing. Specifically, how IT operations can deliver the development, test, continuous integration, staging, and ultimately production environments that software development and QA teams rely on. VMware announced tight i...
One funny thing about DevOps is that it is often touted that constant, on-the-fly changes are the way of the future in operations, and DevOps enables those changes. While this sounds really good, and some organizations are actually doing this type of DevOps, I think it is time that, fo...
New Simultaneous File Transfer Capability in the Perforce Versioning Engine Improves Workflows for Both Developers and DevOps Key Points:Parallel Sync enables simultaneous transfer of multiple files within a P4D environment, maximising available CPU and network resourcesThe new capabil...
Neue simultane Datenübertragung in der Versionierungs-Engine von Perforce verbessert Workflows sowohl für Entwickler als auch für DevOpsHighlights:„Parallel Sync" ermöglicht die simultane Übertragung mehrerer Dateien innerhalb einer P4D-Umgebung und m...
When two people are analyzing a problem or working on a project together, it’s likely they will have different ideas and interpretations. When this occurs, especially in a revenue-producing environment, oftentimes collaboration tools can help produce the best results. Placing a strong ...
Ask two politically opposed people in any given country about the causes of the country’s problems, and guess what? Each will give you an answer filtered through their world-view. Through what they know, and what they believe. That is not to say one is right and one is wrong, both simp...
Ask two politically opposed people in any given country about the causes of the country’s problems, and guess what? Each will give you an answer filtered through their world-view. Through what they know, and what they believe. That is not to say one is right and one is wrong, both simp...
Company Contributes Major Enhancements to Open Source Jenkins CI Community Brussels, Belgium - June 18, 2014 - CloudBees, Inc., the Jenkins Enterprise company and continuous delivery leader, today announced Jenkins Workflow, a significant new facility for Jenkins. The new Workflow fa...
Continuous Delivery Best Practices to Be Discussed in Boston, New York, San Francisco, Berlin and Herzliya, Israel Brussels, Belgium - June 11, 2014 - CloudBees, Inc., the Jenkins Enterprise company and continuous delivery leader, today announced a series of Continuous Delivery events...
Attended the IBM 'Innovate@SPEED' conference in Orlando last week.
New strategic partnerships with Chef and Puppet demonstrate strength of CloudBees offeringBrussels, Belgium - May 21, 2014 - CloudBees, Inc., the enterprise continuous delivery leader, today announced the industry's first continuous delivery (CD) platform for enterprises, powered by Je...
In a previous post – Agile Performance Testing – Proactively Managing Performance – I discussed some of the challenges faced in managing a successful performance engineering practices in an Agile development model.  Let’s continue this with a real world example, highlightin...
Leigh Williamson (IBM Distinguished Engineer, Rational Software CTO Team, Mobile Software Development Strategy) and I have co-written a paper on DevOps for Mobile Apps. The paper have been published this week on IBM developerWorks. In this paper Leigh and I introduce the challenges rel...
​For those who have attended multiple STAR testing conferences over time (I just learned the first STAR conference was held back in 1992!) you’ve probably noticed that while the agendas are always fresh with new topics and speakers, there are a core group of speakers that come to share...
Code Collaboration Tool Helping Distributed Teams Create Better Products Faster Sees Rapid Growth among Enterprise Customers ALAMEDA, Calif. (May 13, 2014) - Perforce Software today announced that its social code collaboration and peer review platform, Perforce Swarm™, is rapidly...
Große Nachfrage bei Unternehmenskunden, da verteilte Teams mit dem Collaboration-Tool für Softwarecode ihre Produkte schneller und besser liefern könnenWokingham, UK, 13 Mai 2014 - Perforce Swarm, die Plattform für Peer-Review und gemeinsames Arbeiten an Softwarecod...
The UK’s Digital Government program is such a great leadership example, because not only are they pioneering the G-Cloud store, a service catalogue for IaaS, PaaS and SaaS suppliers, but also they are defining ‘Agile Procurement’ practices too. Since the G-Cloud project was aligned un...
How to set up Continuous Integration and Continuous Deployment for a Node.js Application from Bitbucket to Heroku In this blog post we’re going to deploy a Node.js application from a Bitbucket repository to Heroku using Codeship. We’ve set up a … Continue reading U...
One of the new features in SproutCore v1.10.0 was a PhantomJS unit test runner. It allowed us to automate SproutCore’s own framework unit tests, giving us awesome continuous integration support right in GitHub via the great Travis-CI service. If you use CoreTest, SproutCore’...
​In today’s hyper-competitive markets, businesses must constantly strive to develop, test, and release better software faster. One of the best ways we’ve found to make this difficult task possible is by embracing “continuity”—one of the decade’s fastest growing buzzwords. This means co...
​In today’s hyper-competitive markets, businesses must constantly strive to develop, test, and release better software faster. One of the best ways we’ve found to make this difficult task possible is by embracing “continuity”—one of the decade’s fastest growing buzzwords. This means co...
How to set up Continuous Integration and Continuous Deployment for a Node.js Application from GitHub to Modulus In this blog post we’re going to deploy a Node.js application from a GitHub repository to Modulus using Codeship. We’ve set up a … Continue reading →
How to set up Continuous Integration and Continuous Deployment for a Node.js Application from Bitbucket to Modulus In this blog post we’re going to deploy a Node.js application from a Bitbucket repository to Modulus using Codeship. We’ve set up a … Continue reading &#...
  "It works on my machine" is not a valid excuse for developers anymore.