As a lifelong word junkie, I can honestly say that I've never seen more
debate, argument, and failure to reach an agreed upon definition of a word
than we're seeing over the word "DevOps." And while it can be frustrating to
find a definition that works for you, and not be swayed by the next essay or
cute video that gives a new interpretation-for nerds like me, the
ever-changing, wildly different beliefs of DevOps' meaning, and even its
origin are an absolute blast to pour over.
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A simple Google search of "What is DevOps?" gives a great cross-section of
what we're talking about.
"...DevOps - essentially, bringing the development and operational teams
closer together through automation to support the speed of change the
- Clive Longbottom, ComputerWeekly.com
"...DevOps is "a cross-disciplinar... (more)
This post was written by Orasi Sr. Solutions Architect Scott Jefferies and
originally appeared on Orasi’s “Eye on Quality Assurance” blog.
In December 2012, research firm Coleman Parkes released a landmark study
about the business benefits of service virtualization. The findings were
significant: 60% of the respondents indicated that unavailability of systems
for testing routinely caused software projects to be delivered late.
Furthermore, 70% of those surveyed said their firms were releasing
applications with reduced functionality as a result. Fast forward to July
2013, and ... (more)
We're launching the "Tap In Open Forum": a new series of blog posts where we
detail a current topic being discussed in the software development and
testing community and invite you to participate in an open discussion with
our best and brightest here at Skytap. Feel free to share your thoughts and
we'll do the same!
InformationWeek and IBM Mobile Technical Sales Leader Dustin Amrhein
presented a webinar last week as part of their “DevOps Rado” series. The
Frictionless Enterprise: Built for Business, looked at DevOps as a viable
solution for removing the friction that prevents en... (more)
A top focus for application development today is on acceleration, but
faster is not always better. The bigger challenge is to improve the speed and
quality of software releases. By utilizing virtualization technology in the
SDLC, specifically service virtualization and virtual dev/test labs,
companies can increase test coverage in less time and ultimately produce
better software faster.
Parasoft service virtualization enables dev/test teams to test earlier and
test less using simulated, virtual environments. This solution closes the gap
with incomplete dev/test environments an... (more)
This is part two in a three part series. To read Part One, click here.
Firms also have the moral duty to be honest with the customers regarding
security policies, and at times, even system architecture. Many years ago I
once found myself in the unfortunate circumstance where a company I was
working with had poorly designed network architecture with a massive single
point of failure. Eventually, this single point of failure failed in a
This failure brought down the entire system and impacted several customers in
significant ways. After the mad scramble to get the ... (more)