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Sunset over the sea seen from the inside of a large pipe, photo by Erlend Ekseth 5 Features of a Successful DevSecOps Pipeline

When practicing DevOps, how should you include security? What's the best way to build security into an existing continuous integration, continuous delivery, and continuous deployment pipeline? Let’s take a look at five essential features of successful DevSecOps pipelines and analyze where security can benefit most.

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Alan Crouch
Icon of a security padlock over apps on a phone Measuring the Effectiveness of Your Vulnerability Discovery Strategies

Trying to prove an app has no vulnerabilities is fraught with challenges, so teams need to choose appropriate strategies for securing apps and ways of measuring whether the time and money spent searching for vulnerabilities is effective. This means understanding how metrics apply to your specific environment.

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Mike Shema
Security padlock on a fence DevOps and Security: 5 Principles for DevSecOps

With the trend toward a more continuous delivery and deployment process, late-lifecycle activities like security assurance present a significant hurdle to continuously delivering value to customers. DevSecOps addresses this by shifting security assurance activities, personnel, and automation closer to development.

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Jeffery Payne
Hand putting together units of Legos Engaging Developers in Unit Testing

Unit testing is key for driving early defect identification, but organizations and teams continue to be challenged when it comes to designing and implementing unit tests. Realizing a culture of sound unit testing is often more a leadership challenge than a developer one. Here's how to instill a culture of unit testing.

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Michael Sowers
Cover of the Summer 2018 issue of Better Software magazine What's in the Summer 2018 Issue of Better Software Magazine

For twenty years now, Better Software magazine has published articles offering helpful tips and techniques for those in the software industry. The new issue celebrates those two decades of knowledge-sharing—and, of course, gives you more ideas. Articles this issue focus on leadership and software quality.

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Ken Whitaker
People attending a talk at the Agile Dev, Better Software & DevOps West conference Lessons Learned at the Agile Dev, Better Software & DevOps West Conference

The Agile Dev, Better Software & DevOps West conference was held in Las Vegas in early June. Coveros technical manager Gene Gotimer was a speaker at the event, but he also attended as a delegate, getting to experience the keynotes, sessions, Expo, and other parts of the software conference. Here are his takeaways.

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Gene Gotimer
Gauge showing low performance Detect Performance Issues in Production with Continuous Delivery

Maybe the most important source of feedback is what happens in production. It’s amazing the information you can get if you properly monitor and analyze the data. Continuous delivery gives more precise feedback from different sources, thanks to observing the impact of every realized change while improving traceability.

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Federico Toledo
A two-lane road heading toward a mountain, photo by Jamison McAndie The Importance of Goal Alignment in Agile and DevOps

For agile and DevOps teams to succeed, there must be a common vision that strives for detailed customer-focused outcomes. There’s never a magic bullet to address goal misalignment, as the challenges are context-specific, but here are some approaches that help move organizations and teams toward better alignment.

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Michael Sowers