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Containerization Best Practices

Containerization: A Definition and Best Practices Guide

There are many ways for operations teams to approach hardware management. Some build dedicated hardware for different applications within their stack. Some use virtualization to simplify…

microservices

Understanding Microservices and Their Impact on Companies

“If you went to bed last night as an industrial company, you’re going to wake up today as a software and analytics company.”  This is a…

lean agile

How Lean and Agile Relate and How You Can Win by Using Both

We often consider lean and agile to be two different methodologies to writing software. However, if we take the principles of lean to heart, we end…

scaled agile framework safe

Scaled Agile Framework Version 4.6: What Is It and Should You Adopt It?

In 2010, leaders of forward-thinking enterprises began asking themselves how they could adopt software development methodologies such as lean, kanban, and scrum on a larger scale….

Burndown Chart

Using a Burndown Chart for Effective Project Forecasting

Agile can come with a lot of confusing words and concepts. We sometimes find ourselves surrounded by odd-sounding words like story points, velocity, WIP, Kanban, and…

infrastructure as code

Infrastructure as Code: What Is It, and Why Should My Engineers Care?

For decades, managing a server or two was a full-time job. System administrators would carefully curate their critical systems and ensure the business ran smoothly by…

configuration management

Configuration Management: What Is It and Why Is It Important?

Configuration management is an increasingly important foundation for a successful tech platform. Good leaders in the tech space will want to know what it takes to…

DevSecOps

DevSecOps: A Complete Guide to What, Why, and How

If done right, DevOps implementation should bring fruitful results to any organization: better collaboration between teams, faster time to market, improved overall productivity, and enhanced customer…

ci/cd pipeline

Understanding the CI/CD Pipeline: What It Is, Why It Matters

It used to be that software development was simply about, well, software development. As software continues to eat the world, many adjacent aspects of the development…

why devops

Beyond the Hype: Why DevOps Isn’t a Silver Bullet

The concept of DevOps and the idea of going faster are not new. However, the proliferation of shiny new tools designed around providing faster Agile +…

devops vs agile

The Agile + DevOps Effect: 6 Keys to Software Delivery Evolution

Agile and DevOps are both iterative methodologies that focus on moving quickly. With Agile, you’re trying to test your assumptions as soon as possible so that…

kanban vs scrum

Kanban vs Scrum: Which One is Right for You?

Kanban vs Scrum is a question often debated by teams looking to switch from a waterfall development process to an agile solution. Both of these project…