This past November at CA World 2015, we participated in a panel discussion on transforming application development and release with Continuous Delivery and DevOps practices. The well-attended panel discussion addressed many practical and easy ways for companies to get started with Continuous Delivery and DevOps.
Two Perspectives Jack, an accomplished application security pro, tells me, “The developers won’t talk to us. It’s like we speak a different language. They are releasing new builds so fast, how could they check each one for security vulnerabilities? We can’t move as fast as they do.” Then in the next moment, Diane, a DevOps […]
Another BIG Milestone Active Nexus repository manager instances have grown to another record high. As of today, we surpassed the milestone of 60,000 active Nexus installations! And, YOU, our user community made it happen. With Nexus at the heart of software supply chains and everything continuous, we are excited about all of the great work being done […]
People want to get going with DevOps or Continuous Delivery, but need a place to start. Others are already on their way, but need some validation of their choices. In April, I published the first volume of DevOps and Continuous Delivery reference architectures which has now been viewed over 37,000 times on SlideShare (it’s free […]
I was astonished to see that many, if not all, of the core Supply Chain Management principles have yet to be or are just starting to be applied to the software industry.
“Software may be eating the world, but rework is choking software”, tweeted John Jeremiah (@j_jeremiah). To shed more light on what is choking software, new data was released last week in the 2015 State of the Software Supply Chain Report.
In April of this year, I embarked on a six-week journey diving deep into an analysis of the world’s software supply chains. I evaluated the practices of 106,000 organizations, the 100,000+ suppliers they relied on, and the billions of software components that fueled their agile, continuous delivery and DevOps practices.
During my second day at DevOpsDays DC, I had the opportunity to catch up with a couple more industry thought leaders. First up, John Willis, DevOps Days core organizer and co-author the upcoming “DevOps Cookbook”.
Paul is not part of our development team, he doesn’t want to be, and he certainly does not slow them down. But with that said, Paul knows how to work at DevOps speed. He knows legal reviews need to happen at the speed of development on every component, every build, and every release. How much time does Paul spend reviewing open source and third-party software components in the software we are building? Almost none. Yup. That is because we have automated him.
There are numerous examples of reference architectures available, and each of them vary in levels of detail, tools highlighted, and processes followed. Yet, there is a constant theme among the tool sets: Jenkins, Maven, Nexus, Subversion, Git, Docker, Puppet/Chef, Rundeck, and Sonar seem to show up time and again.