Articles about devops

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Software shortcuts: Pay down your techie debt. It's time to fix a price

Technical debt: we probably create it every day. It happens when you do things that might get you closer to goal now, but which create problems that you’ll have to pay for later. The concept “technical debt” in software design and development comes from Agile development guru Ward Cunningham. He described what happens when you …
Danny Bradbury, 23 Feb 2018
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A print button? Mmkay. Let's explore WHY you need me to add that

With all our attention on the Morlocks – down there with the whirring gears of Kubernetes and steaming clouds – it's easy to lose track of the Eloi: those concierges of productivity that smooth out the rough, upper crust of The Stack to make sure your software is actually usable. The trend now is to call this layer "design", …
Michael Cote, 20 Feb 2018
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DevOps, Containers and CD: What happens when theory is put to the test?

Talk about DevOps, Containers or Agile all you want, but sometimes you’ve just got to zip up your hoodie and do it. That’s why at Continuous Lifecycle we’ve got a range of conference speakers who’ve put the tech and theory to the test in their own companies, and lived to tell the tale. From media to motors, from retail to …
Team Register, 15 Feb 2018
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The many-faced god of operational excellence, DevOps and now 'site reliability engineering'

Someone's been kicking up the "NoOps" ant pile again. There it was, sitting there finally rebuilt after the annual upturning, and The Lord of Cartography, Simon Wardley says: "I think you'll find that the new legacy is going to be DevOps." That said, it is winter, so the ants are moving a bit slower than usual. But we've only …
Michael Cote, 6 Feb 2018
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DevOps: Bloody hell, we've got to think about security too! Sigh. Who wants coffee?

Imagine you're an organisation that is looking to implement a DevOps approach to applications and services, or perhaps you’ve already started, but you’re worried about security. DevOps is all about rapid iteration and continuous delivery, but your security folks still want to be able to do checks to ensure systems are as …
Dan Robinson, 2 Feb 2018

You may not be a software company, but that isn't an excuse to lame-out at computering

I don't begrudge organisations who want us to start calling them "software companies". People are free to do whatever they like with such trivial labels, I guess. But the tick of such labelling has always been an annoyance to me. No, you're a company that uses software effectively Most companies saying "actually we're a …
Michael Cote, 19 Jan 2018
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Continuous Lifecycle 2018: New workshops, speakers added

Events The lineup for Continuous Lifecycle 2018 is almost complete, with more workshops and conference sessions, giving you even more reason to snag an early bird ticket now. If you want to get your head round serverless computing, we’ve got Mike Roberts from Symphonia delivering an all-day workshop on Serverless Deployment on AWS on …
Team Register, 11 Jan 2018

Two-day Bitbucket borkage has devs tearing their hair out

Atlassian's code version control system Bitbucket has been suffering an ongoing failure in its storage layer, affecting developers across the globe. Problems arose yesterday (January 9) at 13:47 UTC, when the service website performance and SSH/HTTPS transactions slowed. After four hours of degraded performance, Bitbucket said …
Chris Mellor, 10 Jan 2018

Mine all the data, they said. It will be worth your while, they said

Good developers instrument their applications. Good ops teams monitor everything. This near-fetishisation of telemetry has been extended to DevOps, where it now risks becoming something of a problem. It's good to collect data on your applications and your infrastructure. An important part of Doing IT Unstupidly is baselining: …
Trevor Pott, 10 Jan 2018

Some simple New Year's resolutions for vendors – lots of love, suffering IT grunts of world xox

With the start of a new year, we're encouraged to set big goals for our personal and professional lives. While the internet is full of the "Top Tech Predictions" for the coming year, one thing is certain: IT professionals will still be at the mercy of product vendors. That's how the relationship works. The big (and small) …
Sonia Cuff, 5 Jan 2018

Kubernetes 1.9 version bump is near – with APIs to extend the system

Assuming a handful of lingering issues can be resolved, the open-source Kubernetes project will introduce version 1.9 on Friday. In a phone interview with The Register, Aparna Sinha, special interest group (SIG) product management lead for Kubernetes and product manager at Google, singled out the general availability …
Thomas Claburn, 15 Dec 2017
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So you're 'agile', huh? I do not think it means what you think it means

What if I were to tell you that we knew all the best practices for software development? That they've been proven by actual industry use over the past 25 years? But that, oddly, these practices are not widely done? Well, if you read these pages, you'd probably say: "Sound about right." Agile is much spoken of, but not as …
Michael Cote, 11 Dec 2017

It's a decade since DevOps became a 'thing' – and people still don't know what it means

To everyone with DevOps in their job title (and a quick LinkedIn search turned up 45,597 of you just in my network): folks, you're doing it wrong. To every employer looking to fill positions like "DevOps engineer" (and there are plenty): you, too, are miserably misguided. As it turns out, DevOps isn't "a job title, a software …
Matt Asay, 8 Dec 2017
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Software vendors line up Kubernetes tasting menu for devops

With the advent of KubCon and CloudNativeCon in Austin, Texas, on Wednesday, assorted enterprise vendors have chosen this week to flog their latest devops-oriented wares, before the impending holiday torpor leaves IT folks too distracted, weary or inebriated to care. In the interest of jargon pruning and hype deflation, we …
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What on Earth is Terraform: Life support for explorers of terrifying alien worlds

Terraform is taking over as one of the critical new technologies for managing composable infrastructure both in and out of the cloud. Where does it fit in a world with Docker, Kubernetes, Puppet and other tools that all seem to be important elements in this space? Terraform is an open source infrastructure automation tool …
Trevor Pott, 6 Dec 2017

From DevOps to No-Ops: El Reg chats serverless computing with NYT's CTO

DevOps, a combination of development and operations, may have to be rethought because ops is on the outs. In recent years, those who develop applications and those who manage the machines hosting the apps have tended to tended to be distinct. Even recently, as physical machines have given way to virtual machines and containers …
Thomas Claburn, 30 Nov 2017
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'Do the DevOps?' No thanks! Not until a 'blameless post-mortem' really is one

What drives organisations to change their ways? What's the match that lights the powder keg of actually doing something new and different in IT? That's the question I usually get from organisations that want their approach to software to be more "agile", who want to go through "digital transformation", and, yes, "do DevOps". …
Michael Cote, 17 Nov 2017

New tech for Ops crew: Scanning containers for open-source vulns

Black Duck has launched a product that provides automatic detection of known open source vulnerabilities for containers. The release of the tech comes days after Synopsys agreed to acquire Black Duck for $565m in a deal expected to close in December. OpsSight, Black Duck’s first product specifically targeting the production …
John Leyden, 9 Nov 2017

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