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Software engineer looking at her computer monitors and integrating code Code Integration: When Moving Slowly Actually Has More Risk

Many decisions about code branching models are made in the name of managing risk, and teams sometimes pick models that make integration harder in the name of safety. Moving slowly and placing barriers to change can seem safer, but agile teams work best when they acknowledge that there is also risk in deferring change.

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Steve Berczuk
Repeating geometric pattern Achieve Repeatable Builds with Continuous Integration

Continuous integration is essential to provide the feedback needed to keep a team’s code agile. One crucial aspect to a successful CI process is a repeatable build. There are two parts to maintaining a repeatable build: the idioms and practices to define it, and the feedback cycle to maintain it. Here's what you need.

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Steve Berczuk
Dockerfile icon image Exploring Containers: Creating a Dockerfile

Docker containers are launched using Docker images, which are built from layers of Dockerfiles. A Dockerfile is a text document that contains all the commands or instructions to create, copy, and run an image. Let’s look at what goes into creating a Dockerfile, which could be used to build a runnable Docker image.

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Deepak Vohra
Architect designing a new structure Key Factors for an Efficient System Architecture Design

Software architecture is all about trying to bring structure to areas that can’t be structured easily. When an architect designs a system, service, or feature, they are formulating a comprehensive solution to a unique problem. The concepts here help create a scalable, accessible, secure, and cost-friendly architecture.

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Kunal Chauhan
Icon showing continuous integration Making Continuous Integration Work for You

Many developers learn about using continuous integration to improve their deliverability speed and decrease the amount of effort needed to launch new features. Actually practicing continuous integration, however, is nowhere near as straightforward as it sounds. Here's how to get started in making CI work for you.

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Brian Thompson
Cover of the fall 2016 issue of Better Software magazine What’s in the Fall 2016 Issue of Better Software Magazine?

In the cover feature article of the fall 2016 issue of Better Software magazine, “The Evolution of Software Monetization,” Michael Zunke details how software vendors misfire in an attempt to balance protection of their intellectual property with complicated software licensing schemes that frustrate customers.

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Ken Whitaker
Just Enough Testing at Each Stage of Your Delivery Pipeline

The continuous delivery pipeline should determine whether the software is a viable candidate for production. Having frequent quality gates along that pipeline that give frequent feedback about the quality of the software helps us find that answer faster. Short feedback loops ensure better product quality.

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Gene Gotimer
Container-Based Deployments and the Future of IT Operations

Container-based deployments have become the preferred approach for managing the build and release of complex applications. Many of the tasks handled by IT operations today may not be necessary in the world of containers. Will Ops continue in its current role, or will it need to evolve with the new challenges?

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Bob Aiello