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The ‘What’ and ‘Why’ Behind Continuous Delivery By Ron Gidron In the digital age, speed is everything and no-one wants to be left behind. Being slow to react is the first and, most likely, final nail in the coffin for a 21st century company. The rigidity of the traditional ‘waterfall' development approach was overhauled by the ‘agile' philosophy. And with agility things have changed; its brought into reality the idea of continuous delivery. Move with the Times or Get Left Behind But what is continuous delivery? Simply put, it's the ability to push any kind of change, be it new functionality, code updates, bug squashes or the like, into production environments quickly and safely. Not only this, but each release must be stable and sustainable. Continuous delivery eradicates pesky time-consuming processes and freeze periods, as it removes the need for dedicated silos o... (more)

How to Use Docker | @DevOpsSummit #DevOps #Docker #Containers

How to Use Docker By Ron Gidron Docker is on a roll. In the last few years, this container management service has become immensely popular in development, especially given the great fit with agile-based projects and continuous delivery. In this article, I want to take a brief look at how you can use Docker to accelerate and streamline the software development lifecycle (SDLC) process. First however, a brief introduction. The whole concept of Docker is for developers to easily ship applications inside ‘software containers' which can then be deployed and run anywhere. Let's imagine... (more)

What Is Continuous Integration? | @DevOpsSummit #CI #CD #Agile #DevOps

What Is Continuous Integration? (And What It Isn't) By Ron Gidron With continuous delivery (CD) almost always in the spotlight, continuous integration (CI) is often left out in the cold. Indeed, it's been in use for so long and so widely, we often take the model for granted. So what is CI and how can you make the most of it? This blog is intended to answer those questions. Before we step into examining CI, we need to look back. Software developers often work in small teams and modularity, and need to integrate their changes with the rest of the project code base. Waiting to integ... (more)

A Truly Agile Team | @DevOpsSummit #CD #Agile #DevOps #DX #DigitalTransformation

The Benefits of Building a Truly Agile Team By Josef Puchinger Since the emergence of the Agile Manifesto back in 2001, agile quickly established itself as the prevalent software development methodology. The industry rapidly adopted shorter sprints of work, regular reassessment and so on. So, surely, in 2017 there's no question as to whether we're working in an agile manner? I think you'd be surprised. Big Businesses - Big Mistakes? Let's face the facts: no tech company worth its salt is going to be operating traditional waterfall methodologies in the digital era. These days, ev... (more)

Bubblegum, Foil and Continuous Delivery | @DevOpsSummit #DevOps #ContinuousDelivery

Bubblegum, Foil and Continuous Delivery: Using the Right Tool for the Job By Larry Salomon My wife and I have a fun dynamic: she approaches situations with surgical precision, while I tend to be more of an imprecise paintbrush. One day, she chastised me for cutting something with a butter knife and insisted that I should be using a paring knife instead. I argued that it wasn't needed. Who was right? As you can imagine, I was intentionally vague with the description of the situation above in order to illustrate that an understanding of the context is required to answer it properly. ... (more)