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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
Computer with different browser options The Cross-Browser Testing Landscape Is Ready for DevOps

While most websites today are responsive, there is a significant growth in progressive web apps that provide cross-platform mobile and web capabilities from within a web app. Add to this maturing practices around agile development and testing and greater adoption of BDD practices, and the landscape is ready for DevOps.

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Eran Kinsbruner
Pipelines, photo by Bernard Hermant Testing Your DevOps Is Just as Important as Testing Your Software

Many DevOps engineers fail to test their automation code in the same way they test the software they deploy. It's crucial for software to have tests, and this should apply to infrastructure-as-code software too, if we plan to change and improve this code with no worries about breaking automation in our DevOps pipeline.

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Alan Crouch
Locks on a red fence, photo by Jon Moore A Definition of Done for DevSecOps

In DevOps, we have a software delivery pipeline that checks, deploys, and tests every build. The goal is to produce a viable candidate for production, so we have to look at many different aspects of quality, including security. To be sure we hit all the crucial marks, we should have a definition of done for DevSecOps.

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Gene Gotimer
Hand drawing a light bulb on a chalkboard Accelerate Your DevOps Transformation by Focusing on Culture

The toughest part of a DevOps transformation is the cultural changes required to make it successful, so to accelerate your transformation, figure out what they are as soon as possible. Explore your company's attitude toward innovation and the tools you have and how you use them, and it will make the change easier.

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Adam Auerbach
Cover of the Spring 2018 issue of Better Software magazine What's in the Spring 2018 Issue of Better Software Magazine

The Spring 2018 issue of Better Software magazine is now available, and it's got a great mix of foundational basics and cutting-edge techniques. This roundup describes the featured articles about DevOps, service virtualization, Scrum, test automation strategies, and testing for the internet of things.

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Ken Whitaker
Integrating API tests into the software development lifecycle How to Get Started Automating Your API Tests

When designing a test automation strategy, an area that is often overlooked is automating API testing. API test scripts are faster and easier to write than other types of scripts and can be fairly simple tests. An added benefit is that API testing can be included in your continuous integration tools for quick feedback.

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Elise Carmichael