In this article by Nikhil Pathania, the author of the book Learning Continuous Integration with Jenkins, we'll discuss Continuous Deployment. Continuous Deployment is a very loosely understood term among the IT industry. Still more confusing are the differences between Continuous Deployment and Continuous Delivery. This article aims at defining Continuous Deployment along with examining its differences from Continuous Delivery.
When you learn to program, everything happens on the same computer, but when you start working for a (structured) organization, you realize the risks of changing and testing code directly where your users or customers are working. Thus you will have separated environments for developing, integrating or releasing your system. In this article, Richard Ellison provides some best practices for software testers on how to manage software testing environments.
Program Managers need to continue to seek ways to improve cost, schedules and technical performance. This article provides a summary of industry best practices we have applied successfully that enable program managers to implement processes and practices that can result in the improved cost, schedule and technical performance that the DoD is continuously seeking.
DevOps and continuous delivery can improve software quality and reduce risk by offering opportunities for testing and some non-obvious benefits to the software development cycle. By taking advantage of cloud computing and automated deployment, throughput can be improved while increasing the amount of testing and ensuring high quality. This article points out some of these opportunities and offers suggestions for making the most of them.
Use Docker to code more productively and expand your skills more efficiently. Declutter your development environment, eliminate dependency conflicts, and reduce development and learning time by working with containerized applications.
It is not an exaggeration to say that Agile has become the default way of working, and organizations are seeing great benefits by making it part of their development culture. Although there are many advantages seen in adopting Agile, we do see many challenges in applying it in practice. To set the context for this article, let us consider organizations that work in complex environments with a legacy of products and hundreds of teams involved. Both release management and planning the next product release have been acknowledged challenges; that is especially true in market-driven product development.
Deployability is now a first class concern for databases, so why isn’t it as easy as it should be? This article explores seven of the most common challenges which will bring your database deployments to their knees, and the steps you can take to avoid them.
Ops and Development people are busy, and focussed on their jobs. They have plenty of ideas for improving the whole software delivery process but the task of developing, maturing and communicating a different way of working isn't often in their job-description. Others are only too keen to do so, but on their own terms. So, let's get clarity. What is the central DevOps idea really?