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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
Better Software summer 2017 issue cover What’s in the Summer 2017 Issue of Better Software Magazine

It can be a challenge to develop software solutions on a variety of operating system platforms. Browser-based apps support some degree of platform independence with HTML 5, but web apps aren't usually as robust as desktop apps. Our cover story removes the mystery of how to create apps for both Windows and macOS.

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Ken Whitaker
3 Core DevOps Values for Testers to Know

With DevOps, modern software teams of all shapes and sizes are aiming to deliver a high-quality software production early and often. Shifting testing earlier into your development lifecycle and smartly using test automation to reduce bottlenecks can create a more seamless, collaborative business.

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Josiah Renaudin
Cranes changing building architecture Engineering Architecture Systems for a Faster Build

In the era of continuous integration and continuous deployment, big applications are creating bloated build pipelines. The problem is when code becomes so entangled that every change impacts large portions of the system, meaning there’s a lot to rebuild. If you reshape the code architecture, you can reduce build times.

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Abraham Marin-Perez
Padlock Make Your Security Testing More Agile

Security practices traditionally have followed a waterfall model, adding security testing on at the end. Organizations need to coach their security programs and testers to prioritize analysis and risk, much like we do with agile stories, to better incorporate security defects with other feature work along the way.

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Alan Crouch