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Ask any IT person from the financial sector about SOX requirements and they’ll probably use some colorful language about how much time and money it sucks away. According to the 2016 Sarbanes-Oxley compliance survey by global consultant Protiviti, the average annual internal cost of SOX...
You know how to spot when a release is in trouble. You see delays, tasks failing, overdue deliverables, etc., and know that you need […] The post Introducing Release Risk Intelligence in XL Release 6.2 appeared first on XebiaLabs. Related posts: XebiaLabs Top-Ranked for Strate...
Pressure on application release cycles over the last few years has been steadily mounting. Thanks to increased demand for mobile computing applications, many organizations have significantly quickened the pace at which they develop custom applications. Looking over the horizon, however...
We’ve all been there. Some unexpected error pops up, and we’re frantically filling out a support ticket to figure out what went wrong as quickly as possible. As software delivery continues to increase in complexity, the role of technical support is becoming increasingly important to an...
DevOps has brought big changes—and even bigger benefits—to the way applications are developed and deployed: shortened delivery timelines, cleaned up build processes, reduced downtime […] The post Broken DevOps Pipeline? Fix it with ARA appeared first on XebiaLabs. Related posts:...
Organizations in every industry have started transforming their IT departments to drive innovation and increase competitive advantage. Providing up-to-date software is becoming the central driver of customer […] The post DevOps at Medecision appeared first on XebiaLabs. Related ...
The world’s largest banks are turning to software to fuel innovation and drive competitive advantage. Companies today need the ability to continuously launch new software […] The post DevOps at Rabobank appeared first on XebiaLabs. Related posts: XebiaLabs Launches ChatO...
When people talk about Continuous Delivery, it’s usually in the context of how it improves the software delivery process and contributes to generating business […] The post Why Continuous Delivery is Key for Developer Career Success appeared first on XebiaLabs. Related posts: ...
DevOps, and Ops in general, is one of the most important components of a company’s production machine. Investing in building a winning DevOps team should be a priority for every company and will pay off quickly. As organizations and operations grow (products, features, number of custo...
When I think about DevOps pioneers, the first person who comes to mind is the one and only Gene Kim. Seriously, who in the […] The post XebiaLabs Welcomes Gene Kim! appeared first on XebiaLabs. Related posts: XL Monthly – Handpicked DevOps and Continuous Delivery News T...
Application Release Automation has become a critical function for successfully managing the complex release pipelines found in today’s enterprises. It’s also crucial to be […] The post New Code-Centric Features in XL Release and XL Deploy appeared first on XebiaLabs. Related pos...
A new year and more new innovations from XebiaLabs! This week we bring you a shiny new XL Release and XL Deploy—version 6.1. Also […] The post v6.1 Gives Users Dual-Mode Control Over Releases appeared first on XebiaLabs. Related posts: Simplify DevOps Complexity With XebiaLabs...
It is common for enterprises to work with hundreds of applications, each of those calling for a number of database scripts to be executed in a particular order. Needless to say, the execution and organization of these scripts can become complex and tedious. Instead of creating new step...
Gary Gruver recently released his new book: Starting and Scaling DevOps in the Enterprise. In it he promotes the practice of releasing software on a daily […] The post 5 Reasons to Deploy Daily appeared first on XebiaLabs. Related posts: How It’s Made: A Continuous Deliv...
Continuous Integration tools like Jenkins and Bamboo are especially effective when building, unit testing and validating your applications. In fact, with CI tools, teams can do […] The post Stop Scripting Your Deployments in your CI Server appeared first on XebiaLabs. Related po...
Are DevOps and Continuous Delivery ready for the enterprise? You bet! If you’ve followed the DevOps conversation at all over the past several years, […] The post Why Enterprises Should Do DevOps Now appeared first on XebiaLabs. Related posts: The 2015 State of Software Deliver...
We do two things really well at XebiaLabs, build badass software and celebrate the holidays. Every year around this time, XebiaLabs offices all over […] The post Happy Holidays from XebiaLabs! appeared first on XebiaLabs. Related posts: No related posts.
Blog and wiki users (and New York subway commuters) are familiar with the concept of tagging. Tags are simple keywords that you can add […] The post How Task Tags Make Release Management Easier appeared first on XebiaLabs. Related posts: Better Release Orchestration for Contai...
You’ve submitted your favorite tools, you’ve voted on what’s Hot or Not, and finally the wait is over. Today XebiaLabs launched the second version of The Periodic Table of DevOps Tools. Since the launch of The Periodic Table of DevOps v.1 in July of 2015, the table has taken the IT wo...
Gary Gruver has created an operations focused DevOps book that scales. Your deployment pipeline will thank you. “DevOps means different things to different people.” […] The post Book Review: Starting & Scaling DevOps In The Enterprise appeared first on XebiaLabs....
Much of our U.S. office staff walked in the front door Monday morning to find graffiti covering our once empty walls–and they were extremely […] The post XebiaLabs Gets Vandalized appeared first on XebiaLabs. Related posts: XebiaLabs Launches The Periodic Table of DevOps...
So your teams want to do Agile, perhaps have even started doing so. Now your project managers run around wondering what story points are and why any number of people seem to be attributing hours to their project code. So the question is: what can you adopt easily without turning the go...
Would you commit 19 developers to building software that was already available off the shelf? Especially if I were to tell you that it […] The post Hidden Software Development Costs That Crush Your Bottom Line appeared first on XebiaLabs. Related posts: XebiaLabs Top-Ranked fo...
As enterprises grow and scale to meet market demand, they’re finding it vital to move away from monolithic applications. Instead, a great number of […] The post How to Manage Application Dependencies Like a Pro appeared first on XebiaLabs. Related posts: Simplify DevOps Comple...
Building software since the good old days of Apple ][, Martin van Vliet is a born developer. What began as a high school hobby, […] The post How to Build Fabulous Software That Matters – Expert Advice appeared first on XebiaLabs. Related posts: What We Learned from Fully...
In many organizations, DevOps starts off as a scrappy experiment: a few teams working together on a small scale to figure out how to […] The post From Scrappy to Scalable DevOps: Multi-Functional Release Folders appeared first on XebiaLabs. Related posts: Simplify DevOps Compl...
One of our customers was kind enough to share with us why they chose XL Deploy for Deployment Automation, rather than a well-known enterprise […] The post 6 Reasons Why XL Deploy is the Best – A Customer’s View appeared first on XebiaLabs. Related posts: The Scienc...
How many times have you had to stop your release just to ask a DBA to make changes to a database so your deployments […] The post How to Automate the Database for DevOps Success appeared first on XebiaLabs. Related posts: Visibility and Control with XL Software Simplify DevOp...
We’re excited that next week, we’ll be welcoming another set of big innovations here at XebiaLabs: the 6.0 release of our analyst-lauded XebiaLabs DevOps platform. With DevOps adoption expanding across the enterprise, the 6.0 release of XL Release and XL Deploy helps large organizat...
As Agile practices and the DevOps movement transform delivery pipelines throughout the world, let’s take a moment to reflect on the database administrator’s role in […] The post DevOps and the DBA: Best Practices in XL Deploy appeared first on XebiaLabs. Related post...
Today’s software world is divided into phases. With each phase comes a list of tasks waiting to be completed. And for every task there […] The post 3 Approaches to Release Orchestration Using Jenkins appeared first on XebiaLabs. Related posts: Video Feature: “Wirecard...
A FREE DevOps conference should be more than enough incentive for anyone to attend. The choice between 3 tracks and 54 presentations by DevOps […] The post Why You Should Register For All Day DevOps appeared first on XebiaLabs. Related posts: Mindset, Tools, and Goals: From Co...
One of the most popular features of XL Deploy is its model-based approach, which focuses on the components you want to deploy. Most other […] The post Why A Workflow Approach Doesn’t Cut It appeared first on XebiaLabs. Related posts: What We Learned from Fully Automating...
Is Continuous Delivery actually good for developers, or is it just one more set of expectations that gets in the way of what they […] The post 8 Reasons Why Continuous Delivery Is Great For Developers appeared first on XebiaLabs. Related posts: Mindset, Tools, and Goals: From ...
Four of the biggest names in the DevOps industry have combined forces to create the first ever DevOps Handbook. The six-part book walks the […] The post Book Review: The DevOps Handbook appeared first on XebiaLabs. Related posts: The 12 DevOps Tricks of Christmas The Essentia...
We’re excited to announce the beginning of our blog series, “DevOptimus Prime’s Tool Tips!” This series will explore DevOps and Continuous Delivery tools, best practices, […] The post Repository Backups: No Permissions Left Behind appeared first on XebiaLa...
DevOps is currently the hottest train every enterprise wants to climb aboard. But just like most bandwagons, there are a lot of misconceptions out […] The post DevOps MythBusters: 8 DevOps Myths Debunked appeared first on XebiaLabs. Related posts: 4 Most Popular Questions When...
The divided needs of developers and operations can seem daunting and impossible to bridge. Developers need to innovate like entrepreneurs. Operations need to enforce […] The post The Science of Bridging Developer Freedom and Operations Control appeared first on XebiaLabs. Relate...
One of our most important goals here at XebiaLabs is to make sure our customers get the most out of their investments, not just […] The post Capture Jenkins Job Environment Variables in XL Release appeared first on XebiaLabs. Related posts: What We Learned from Fully Automatin...
Forrester, a leading independent research firm, has ranked XebiaLabs highest in the category of strategy and named it a ‘Strong Performer’ in the newly released report, […] The post XebiaLabs Top-Ranked for Strategy Category in Latest Application Release Automation Report appeare...