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Looking upward at the sky from a silo in the ground DevOps in the Trenches: Get Started with Metrics

DevOps initiatives often start with one silo seeking to be more collaborative with others. This "DevOps in the trenches" isn't ideal, but it is a way to get DevOps bootstrapped and begin seeing benefits. Here are some tips for how to get started doing DevOps based on what role you're in, with key metrics to help.

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Jeffery Payne
Shipping storage containers Choosing Volumes for Kubernetes Storage

For data storage with Kubernetes, pod-based storage is not persistent, so external storage is necessary. A volume is a directory that is accessible to all containers in the pod, and it exists as long as the pod exists. Several types of volumes are supported, so let's explore some of these Kubernetes storage options.

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Deepak Vohra
A ship with organized containers on deck Choosing a Container Orchestration Platform with Docker

Docker is the de facto container platform, supporting the microservices architecture for deploying loosely coupled applications. However, Docker supports several container orchestration platforms—which should you choose? Let’s look at some of the main platforms: Kubernetes, Docker Swarm, OpenShift, Mesos, and CFCR.

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Deepak Vohra
Cursor about to click the word "Security" Shifting Security Left: The Innovation of DevSecOps

The more established a product is when it is first audited for security, the harder it will be to find the time to fix problems and to refactor the software. DevSecOps was created to get application security practices into the development process as early as possible, so we can use them from the beginning of a project.

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Tom Stiehm
Shipping containers Why Choose Containerization?

Containers have been adopted by many organizations. Docker is the most popular and has become the standard containerization platform, though there are others. But why use containerization? What are the advantages that spurred its adoption? Let’s look at some of the factors that govern the choice of containerization.

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Deepak Vohra
Framework A Framework for Scaling Continuous Testing across an Enterprise

Scaling agile and DevOps across a large enterprise is much more difficult than practicing it in smaller groups. Frameworks can help, but focus tends to be placed on development, so testing teams struggle to figure out how to best support faster development cycles. The ACT Framework puts the focus on continuous testing.

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Mark Trinh
Person holding a sparkler with New Year's fireworks in the background Top 10 TechWell Insights Stories of 2019

Career development was on many software practitioners' minds in 2019, as some of our top stories were about having a technical lead on a Scrum team and making the switch from quality assurance to quality engineering. Stories about new ideas such as DevOps and continuous testing also ranked high. Check out the roundup.

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Beth Romanik
Santa Claus talking to a child If Santa Can Be Agile, So Can You

To improve his toy development lifecycle, Santa Claus had the North Pole move to an agile and DevOps approach. Santa knows it's important to accept requirements late in the process, work incrementally, deploy on time, and—above all—focus on the customer. Here’s what he found to be more effective with agile and DevOps.

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Jeffery Payne