Where Does QA Fit in DevOps?

Fitting QA into a modern DevOps group In a traditional software engineering organization, the QA group is often seen as separate from the Development group. Developers and testers have different roles, different responsibilities, different job descriptions, and different management. They are two distinct entities. However, for folks outside the engineering team – say in Operations …

3 Best DevOps Practices to Create a Test-Driven Development Environment

How to ensure a successful test-driven environment In order to ensure a higher quality product is released in the end, many teams have turned to test-driven development. Under this scenario, quality assurance metrics professionals first create various QA tests, and then software engineers code based on these tests, typically while using a robust enterprise test management …

Adopting DevOps

Aligning the Dev and Ops Teams DevOps as a philosophy has had as its centerpiece the principle that Dev and Ops teams need to align better. This is a people and organizational principle, not a process centric principle. To me this is more important when adopting DevOps than any other capability or tool. My last post …

An Interview with Skytap’s Sumit Mehrotra

…On what you need to know before making the transition to EaaS 1. What are the main differences between cloud-based environments and cloud infrastructure? An environment is a collection of infrastructure elements working in conjunction to enable an application stack to work. For example, a simple 3-tier application, with a web front-end component, a business logic …

The 7 Best DevOps Books

From adopting the culture, to implementing Continuous Delivery With the relative newness of DevOps, there are not yet a ton of DevOps books. That’s why we’ve assembled a list of the 7 best DevOps books based on four criteria: the number of ratings from Amazon, the average Amazon rating, number of ratings from GoodReads and the …

Test in Production?

This post is part of the Pride & Paradev series With continuous deployment, it is common to release new software into production multiple times a day. A regression test suite, no matter how well designed, may still take over 10 minutes to run, which can lead to bottlenecks in releasing changes to production. So, do …

Halliburton’s Last Mile to Continuous Delivery

How Halliburton leveraged outsourcing to achieve their goals. Organizations are focusing on speed, both in Continuous Integration and rapid deployment as a competitive advantage. Many software development organizations can significantly shorten development cycles by implementing one or a combination of Agile practices, continuous integration & deployment methods, and feature branches. While these frameworks and techniques …