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Metrics dashboard A Lean, Flexible Measurement Dashboard for Agile and DevOps

If you’re moving from a more traditional software development approach to agile and DevOps, or if you’re struggling with implementing metrics, consider reviewing, revising, and refining your measurements. Leave those that add no value behind and look at a monitoring system that has these five essential categories.

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Michael Sowers
woman painting a wall DevOps and Test Automation: You Missed a Spot

The key success factor for DevOps is the commitment from teams, managers, and other stakeholders. There should be agreement that tests and their automation can be important re-usable products, which need attention and cooperation to be able to support approaches like DevOps effectively.

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Hans Buwalda
Containers Performance Testing for Our Modern, DevOps World

As DevOps-based methodologies are more broadly adopted, we'll increasingly move to a continuous testing model. Containerized environments and microservices make it easier to optimize your application by validating changes to the environment or system configuration, allowing you to deliver better products faster.

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Paola Rossaro
Security lock depicted in code DevSecOps Could Have Prevented the Equifax Breach

The Equifax cyber security breach compromised millions of people's confidential information. If you’re worried about how you can prevent an IT disaster of this scale at your own organization, there is an answer: DevSecOps, which incorporates security into DevOps practices to ensure weaknesses are exposed early on.

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Alan Crouch
knights battling Is Agile versus DevOps a Real Debate or a Misconception?

Some organizations are seeing all the buzz surrounding DevOps, not quite reaping the benefits from agile that they had hoped, and putting all their eggs in this new basket. However, if you ask Jeff Payne, the CEO and founder of Coveros, you don’t often have DevOps without incorporating some aspects of agile.

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Josiah Renaudin
Speedometer Avoiding Continuous Bugs: Speed and Quality in DevOps

Lots of DevOps initiatives focus on speed and frequency of deployment without an emphasis on quality. Bad testing practices in DevOps only deploys buggy software faster. Here are some tips to move toward a more effective testing process that supports a continuous delivery approach—without sacrificing quality.

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Jeffery Payne
Data analysis Data-Driven Testing Skills in an Agile and DevOps World

For agile and DevOps, an understanding of the role of data analysis in the test strategy is helping teams accelerate development, testing, and deployments. As we continue to enhance our testing effectiveness, data analytics skills are an important dimension in managing risks in a “continuous everything” world.

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Michael Sowers
Software monitoring dashboard Software Testing and Monitoring in DevOps

There are a lot of hidden assumptions behind monitoring for modern software development methods such as DevOps. Some think software testing is avoidable and discovering problems in production and fixing them later is okay. But monitoring isn't meant to replace skilled testing. For the best quality, use both together.

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Justin Rohrman