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Lessons Learned Again #npmgate

The recent events in the world of JavaScript developers and npm definitely caused a storm on twitter and the internet in general. If you want to find out more around the kik package, the trademark threats, the unpublishing of the left-pad package and the resulting breakage of packages and builds everywhere, check out this recap.

No matter what your personal opinion is about who is at fault and what should be done about this – there are definitely a few lessons to be learned. Some will be new to you and old to others, but together they constitute a valuable step forward. If we followed these ideas, npm gate might never have happened the first place:

Don’t Fall for Lawyer Threats Immediately. 

Continuous Delivery: The Atlassian Way

At the recent DEVNEXUS conference in Atlanta, Sonatype’s Mark Miller (@TSWAlliance) caught up with Ian Buchanan (@devpartisan) for our 2016 DevOps Leadership Series. Ian discussed his experiences at Atlassian, including continuous delivery, ChatOps, and use of tools like Bamboo, Nexus, Puppet, and Datadog.

Faster, Smarter DevOps

Call it DevOps or not, if you are concerned about releasing more code faster and at a higher quality, the resulting software delivery chain and process will look and smell like DevOps. But for existing development teams, no matter what the velocity objective is, getting from here to there is not something that can be done without a plan.