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A few days back, I discovered a new Docker feature—multi-stage builds. The multi-stage build feature helps you create thin Docker images by making it […] The post Multi-stage Docker Image Build for Java Applications appeared first on XebiaLabs. Related posts: Microservices and...
When organizations see that a new methodology, sales channel or technology is doing well for a competitor or in the industry at large, there […] The post Why DevOps May Be Wrong for Your Organization  appeared first on XebiaLabs. Related posts: How to Reap the Rewards of DevOp...
IT organizations are relying more and more on using release orchestration tools instead of tracking their software releases using programs like Excel, Google Docs, and PowerPoint. Much of the popularity of release orchestrators can be attributed to their versatility — they’re extremely...
You can find a lot of cool Docker utilities on the web. Most of these are open source and available on Github. Over the […] The post 5 Docker Utilities You Should Know appeared first on XebiaLabs. Related posts: Microservices and the Revival of Software Design Dropping Artifa...
Five and a half million Dutch citizens depend on the availability of Sociale Verzekeringsbank’s (SVB) applications to pay their benefits checks. SVB knew from previous attempts that trying to deliver a reliable system using a big bang, “waterfall” approach did not work. SVB’s release p...
Organizations across every industry are upgrading core technology platforms to accelerate software delivery. In addition, heavily regulated industries like Insurance demand strict practices to […] The post DevOps at NJM Insurance appeared first on XebiaLabs. Related posts: Sim...
Much of the interest and growth in DevOps comes from the world of startup and fast growing digital companies, such as Netflix or Etsy. […] The post Does DevOps Apply to You? appeared first on XebiaLabs. Related posts: Hidden Software Development Costs That Crush Your Bottom Li...
Shared values, if you’re doing it right, doom and gloom if you’re not. Previously, system administrators frequently were responsible for security: applying patches, building firewalls, […] The post DevOps and Security: From the Trenches to Command Centers appeared first on XebiaL...
IT organizations are relying more and more on using release orchestration tools instead of tracking their software releases using programs like Excel, Google Docs, […] The post Who Needs Release Orchestration and Why? appeared first on XebiaLabs. Related posts: Hidden Software...
Imagine a world where product owners, Development, QA, IT Operations, and Infosec work together, not only to help each other, but also to ensure that the overall organization succeeds. By working toward a common goal, they enable the fast flow of planned work into production (e.g., per...
The need to continuously launch new software is at the core of the transportation industry today. Air France-KLM recognized this need early as they […] The post DevOps at Air France-KLM appeared first on XebiaLabs. Related posts: 3 July Webinars You Can’t Afford To Miss ...
Getting started is often the largest hurdle with any major project. Research, theory, and discussions are like the 30ft boat taking you and your team from the shore to a seemingly random point in the ocean where you will strap on your diving suit and plunge backward into the depths we’...
As with two other big trends in digital delivery over the past decade or so—‘Cloud’ and ‘Agile’—the awareness and expectation of DevOps can be […] The post 6 Steps to Hiring and Retaining Great DevOps Talent appeared first on XebiaLabs. Related posts: XebiaLabs Launches The Pe...
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...
XL Release is a great help to teams in planning and tracking the progress of their software releases. With XL Release, teams can check whether […] The post XL Release 6.2: A Better Experience for Release Managers appeared first on XebiaLabs. Related posts: Better Release Orche...
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...