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How to Win Over DevOps Holdouts By Tim Buntel It’s “time to move on from DevOps and continuous delivery.” This was the provocative title of a recent article in ZDNet, in which Kelsey Hightower, staff developer advocate at Google Cloud Platform, suggested that “software shops should have put these concepts into action years ago.” Reading articles like this or listening to talks at most DevOps conferences might make you think that we’re entering a post-DevOps world. But vast numbers of organizations still struggle to start and drive transformational changes. In fact, it’s incredibly common for software development projects to be late, to be built with poor quality, and to fail to meet the needs of users. Despite all the evidence that we should be doing DevOps, we can’t. What’s Holding Up DevOps? What’s keeping so many organizations from a full DevOps transformation? Pa... (more)

Dual-Mode Enterprise #DevOps | @DevOpsSummit #CloudNative #Serverless #Docker

Environment as Code Expands Dual-Mode Enterprise DevOps By Amy Johnston The trend of treating infrastructure as code is growing in popularity and with good reason. Programmable infrastructure lets you take advantage of version control, continuous integration, and automated testing — practices that are proven to work for software development and that are essential for DevOps success. But treating infrastructure as code brings a challenge: after you provision servers, containers, cloud instances, and other parts of your infrastructure based on the specifications that you’ve define... (more)

Automation Is not DevOps | @DevOpsSummit #CD #Agile #DevOps

Automation Is not DevOps By Chris Dodds A few years ago, if you would have asked me to define DevOps, my answer would have sounded something like "Mumble mumble automation, mumble, automation, mumble mumble, infrastructure-as-code, mumble mumble, strategery." Thinking that DevOps equated to automation had mostly to do with the fact that most of the DevOps people I talked to and articles I read really only spoke about automation with only indirect references to anything else. Implementing automation is definitely a part of what it means to be practicing DevOps, but it's maybe 5-10... (more)

Do You Suffer from Deployment Anxiety? | @DevOpsSummit #DevOps #ContinuousDelivery

Do You Suffer from Deployment Anxiety? By Necco Ceresani Whether you suffer from a diagnosed anxiety disorder or not, many of us who are responsible for deployments become uneasy when deploying code to production. Did my tests catch everything? What if something happens during a migration and I can’t rollback? Will that small code change create an unstoppable reaction destroying everything in my database? Okay, maybe that’s a little aggressive, but you get my point. Deploying to production creates anxiety among developers all over the world. So how do we combat this anxiety wit... (more)

Top 10 DevOps Books Worth Sharing with Your Friends By @XebiaLabs | @DevOpsSummit [#DevOps]

The DevOps Library: Top 10 By Necco Ceresani The DevOps section in the library is not the largest around but it is well worth your time to check a couple out. Here are the Top 10 DevOps Books that are worth finding at the book store and sharing with your friends. Feel free to browse, click on the books, you can’t go wrong. If you are looking to get started immediately with your DevOps adventures, check out XebiaLabs’ free downloadable EBook, The IT Managers Guide to Continuous Delivery. The post The DevOps Library: Top 10 appeared first on XebiaLabs. Related posts: 9 Reasons Pr... (more)