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I’ve been reading up on APIs cause, coolness. And in particular I really enjoyed reading Best Practices for Designing a Pragmatic RESTful API because it had a lot of really good information and advice. And then I got to the part about compressing your APIs. Before we go too far let ...
As containers and microservices are becoming more mainstream, enterprises are looking into ways of adopting these new technologies – for both new applications, as well as for certain (decomposed) components of their legacy services.
One of the key driving factors behind the various web/mobile performance initiatives is the fact that end-users’ tolerance for latency has nose-dived. Several studies have been published whereby it has been demonstrated that poor performance routinely impacts the bottom line, viz,. # u...
With emerging ideas, innovation, and talents, the lines between DevOps, release engineering, and even security are rapidly blurring. I invite you to sit down for a moment with Principle Consultant, J. Paul Reed, and listen to his take on what the intersection between these once individ...
@ThingsExpo has been named the Top 5 Most Influential M2M Brand by Onalytica in the ‘Machine to Machine: Top 100 Influencers and Brands.' Onalytica analyzed the online debate on M2M by looking at over 85,000 tweets to provide the most influential individuals and brands that drive the d...
A company’s collection of online systems is like a delicate ecosystem – all components must integrate with and complement each other, and one single malfunction in any of them can bring the entire system to a screeching halt. That’s why, when monitoring and analyzing the health of y...
With online viewership and sales growing rapidly, enterprises are interested in understanding how they analyze performance to positively impact business metrics. Deeper insight into the user experience is needed to understand why conversions are dropping and/or bounce rates are increas...
Monitoring of Docker environments is challenging. Why? Because each container typically runs a single process, has its own environment, utilizes virtual networks, or has various methods of managing storage. Traditional monitoring solutions take metrics from each server and applications...
"We are a modern development application platform and we have a suite of products that allow you to application release automation, we do version control, and we do application life cycle management," explained Flint Brenton, CEO of CollabNet, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at DevOps at ...
Central to the idea of DevOps is collaboration between all of the teams involved in IT applications and infrastructure. Developers, Operations, Quality Assurance, Security, and more, all have stakes in the delivery of a product or service. So, what does collaboration mean when it comes...
"We're a custom software development company. We do enterprise solutions, mobility and cloud," explained Santosh Ahuja, Director of Architecture at Impiger Technologies, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 19th Cloud Expo, held November 1-3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Sa...
Multiple agencies across the U.S. government are paying closer attention to the software they are buying. More specifically, they want to know what open source and third party components were used to build the software applications. The report notes: U.S. Food and Drug Administrati...
I’m a huge fan of open source DevOps tools. I’m also a huge fan of scaling open source tools for the enterprise. But having talked with my fair share of companies over the years, one important thing I’ve learned is that you can’t scale your release process using open source tools alone...
Technological innovation drives every business, industry and sector - mostly positively, but not always. 2016 was no exception – from the first long-haul driverless cargo delivery to automated retail locations to the stiffening competition among ‘smart assistants’ we’re seeing big tech...
If you haven’t heard yet, CollabNet just put out some very big news for managing and gaining value from DevOps. We introduced CollabNet DevOps Lifecycle Manager (DLM) — a platform designed exclusively for providing a single pane of glass, dashboard, and traceability views across your ...
Keeping pace with advancements in software delivery processes and tooling is taxing even for the most proficient organizations. Point tools, platforms, open source and the increasing adoption of private and public cloud services requires strong engineering rigor - all in the face of de...
The volume of transactions running through websites and mobile apps make customer-facing applications crucial to online businesses. If these applications perform well for their users, they generate revenue for the business. If they don't, they affect the credibility of the business, wh...
The agile approach is everywhere. Born in the software development world, agility means adaptive planning, ongoing development and continuous improvement. Rapid and flexible response to change is critical. It is not surprising that the best practices of agile software development penet...
I am often humbled by the depth of insight of those who toil in the trenches of the enterprise data center. At our Agility conference back in August, my cohort and I gave a presentation on the State of Application Delivery. One of the interesting tidbits of data we offered was that, ov...
Rapid innovation, changing business landscapes, and new IT demands force businesses to make changes quickly. In the eyes of many, containers are at the brink of becoming a pervasive technology in enterprise IT to accelerate application delivery. In this presentation, attendees learned ...
Without lifecycle traceability and visibility across the tool chain, stakeholders from Planning-to-Ops have limited insight and answers to who, what, when, why and how across the DevOps lifecycle. This impacts the ability to deliver high quality software at the needed velocity to drive...
2017 is just around the corner! As 2016 draws to a close, we look towards the future and the emerging trends that are set to shape the world of software delivery for 2017, and beyond.
Get deep visibility into the performance of your databases and expert advice for performance optimization and tuning. You can't get application performance without database performance. Give everyone on the team a comprehensive view of how every aspect of the system affects performance...
All clouds are not equal. To succeed in a DevOps context, organizations should plan to develop/deploy apps across a choice of on-premise and public clouds simultaneously depending on the business needs. This is where the concept of the Lean Cloud comes in - resting on the idea that you...
In today’s digital economy, companies are faced with a fast data challenge as well as a Big Data one. As a result they are under pressure to adapt their analytics processes and data flows at pace to move beyond traditional data warehouse silos. Big Data projects are either too big or ...
There are many companies offering network monitoring solutions to small, medium and big companies. The question is: is installing a monitoring software in our IT infrastructure really economically viable? Here we will touch some key points, which are directly affected by network monito...
Yes, Lori has been reading the Internet again. And what she’s been seeing makes baby Lori angry. It also makes this former test designer and technology editor cry. Really, I weep at both the excuses offered for such testing and the misleading headline. I have read no less than two con...
Containers are all the rage, and their adoption rates among enterprises is on the rise. This morning on #c9d9 we discussed DevOps and Docker at scale. How do Containers power DevOps? What are some of the challenges with Containers? How do you successfully incorporate Docker into E...
Jumping on the Agile bandwagon might help, but only if done right. What makes a good Agile project and what makes a bad one? The move to Agile in the last decade has resulted in projects that finish faster, produce better software, and come in under budget. Look up any new, hot tech c...
While on a call with a customer last week, I was faced with the question of why the customer’s site had slowed down, even after they had switched to full SSL. Well, to be honest, it’s pretty obvious; SSL is more expensive from a web performance perspective. However, it wasn’t until I ...
By now you no doubt understand the advantages of using a microservices architecture, especially in greenfield applications, and in new organizations that need to achieve efficiencies wherever they can. But what about your legacy code and applications? Do you totally rewrite the monolit...
DevOps adoption is growing rapidly, especially in the enterprise. What started as a “keeping up with the unicorns” grassroots movement within more forward thinking companies, has matured to large, complex enterprises now often being on the forefront of DevOps innovation.
We just wrapped up three days at the DevOps Enterprise Summit (DOES16) in San Francisco. As the founding partner to IT Revolution, it was the third that Electric Cloud has been part of this event and it just keeps getting better and better.
Every app developer dreams of the kind of success that Pokémon Go is enjoying right now. A month ago, it was just a rumor. Just 24 hours after it was released, it was the number one top grossing app, even though it was free to download and play. Within a single week, Pokémon Go servers...
This morning we had our third in a series of special episodes of our Continuous Discussions (#c9d9) podcast with Gene Kim and the DevOps Enterprise Summit (DOES16) speakers.
DevOps – and in particular, DevOps in the Enterprise – is a journey. One of continuous improvement, optimization and learning. For large organizations, the journey may be more complex, tangled, more difficult at times, with more stakeholders and more at stake. But, as we’ve seen, the r...
For over a decade, Electric Cloud has focused on helping large enterprises – the ‘horses’ – become better at releasing software. This year at DOES, several of our customers are going to share their unique DevOps transformations stories at the conference. We can’t wait to learn from th...
This evening we hosted a special episode of our #c9d9 video podcast live from DevOps Enterprise Summit 2016 in San Francisco. Anders and I invited a few of our favorite DevOps luminaries to join us share their thoughts.
We can’t wait for DevOps Enterprise Summit (DOES16) happening in less than 2 weeks in San Francisco! One of Electric Cloud customers who will be speaking at the conference is Tyler Underwood, Sr. Application Engineer at Quicken Loans. Quicken Loans is a classic example of DevOps ...
This morning we had our forth in a series of special episodes of our Continuous Discussions (#c9d9) podcast with Gene Kim and the DevOps Enterprise Summit (DOES16) speakers.