Will DevOps Become the Norm?
All prognosticators, even us who simply roll out a single annual list, hope
for two things: one, that your predictions get a lot of traction and shares
across the industry, and two, that you end up actually being correct.
Anil Batra’s list of 2014 predictions has turned a lot of heads, largely
due to the fact that he led off with such a bold one. “DevOps teams become
the norm, not the exception.” While you would imagine that the DevOps
faithful and its believers would be the biggest fans of this coming true this
year, I would argue that it’s software customers who have received a
product from DevOps-practicing teams that are waving the biggest flag.
Batra labels DevOps as once being only an “agile offshoot” which is hard
to hard to believe that it once existed only as such, even in its still-young
age, and this is credited to its meteoric... (more)
This article was authored by Melissa Jacobson and was originally published on
Orasi's "Eye on Quality" blog.
In late August, voke, Inc. debuted its “Market Snapshot Report: Virtual and
Cloud-Based Labs,” about how companies of all sizes and levels of testing
sophistication view, use and benefit from virtual and cloud-based development
and testing technologies. The results were pretty amazing―even we were
Among the many benefits the 503 participant companies (50% of which were U.S.
based) cited, 53% saw reduced CAPEX (capital expenditures) from the use of
virtual and ... (more)
The Ethics of Cloud Computing - Part 3
This is the final chapter in Seth Payne's three-part series. Click here
to read Part One or Part Two.
Where Do These Ethical Principles Come From?
As I mentioned above, I find that understanding the "why" of moral and
ethical behavior is just as important as knowing "what" moral behavior is
expected. For this reason, I will briefly outline the origins of the
ethical principles I have outlined above.
Broadly speaking, ethical and moral philosophy is dominated by two schools of
thought. On the one hand sit deontologists. Deontology is th... (more)
The Ethics of Cloud Computing
Cloud computing seems to still be one of the reigning buzzwords in high-tech
these days. Everything is either "in the cloud", "powered by the cloud", or
some variation on the theme. I remember when hosted email was just that:
hosted email. Today, such offerings are considered cloud offerings even
though they have not changed in any substantive way since being first offered
well over 15 years ago.
This is to take nothing away from the significant technology shift cloud
computing represents. Without question, virtualization, storage services,
and ev... (more)
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?" gi... (more)