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Removing the Performance Testing Bottleneck

When you start down the road to continuous testing, even if you increase speed, performance tests can still hold up production deployments. By using application monitoring, service virtualization, and open source performance testing tools, performance testing is accounted for in every cycle of development.

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Adam Auerbach
Three Major DevOps Roadblocks You Need to Consider

Just because DevOps has proven to be successful in establishing better communication between development and operations teams, it doesn’t mean it’s easy. In fact, there are quite a few obstacles that teams of varying sizes will face when undergoing a DevOps transformation that are impossible to ignore.

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Josiah Renaudin
What’s in the Summer 2016 Issue of Better Software Magazine?

The summer issue of Better Software magazine is now live! This issue includes a number of articles that emphasize state-of-the-art practices in the IoT, DevOps, and product-driven process, in addition to highlighting the roles of QA, women, and Millennials and the benefits they can bring to your organization.

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Ken Whitaker
When It Comes to DevOps, You Have to Start Small

It’s never easy instituing a new methodology or practice into your team. If you want DevOps to be a major focus in order to improve communication and collaboration between development and operations, you can’t just make that happen with the wave of a wand and a couple of key buzzwords.

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Josiah Renaudin
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
Creating Effective Processes to Deliver Quality Software

Delivering complex systems depends on software processes that guide the work on a daily basis. Much has been written about the evils of verbose waterfall processes, but the truth is that not having enough process also makes it impossible to deliver enterprise software without making many mistakes.

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Bob Aiello
The Test Expert’s Role in DevOps

If our goal as testers is to build and release code more rapidly, frequently, and reliably, we must also align and integrate our testing practices, testing tools, test cases, test data, and test environments into continuous integration, testing, and deployment. A DevOps culture yields all new opportunities.

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Michael Sowers
Justifying Your DevOps Revolution

Want to adopt DevOps practices but your manager is more reluctant? DevOps is all about improving the way you communicate and collaborate, but sometimes management would prefer not to change the way things are done—especially when there’s cost involved. Here's how you could justify your own DevOps revolution.

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Bob Aiello