Since it went into service a decade ago,  Jenkins has issued around 700 releases – but this month marks the first time in the Continuous Delivery (CD) platform’s history that it has dropped anything major. Today, Jenkins is ending this modest streak with the release of version 2.0, tuned to meet the demands of a world […]

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I had the chance to catch up with Jeff Sussna ahead of his keynote address on continuous design, scheduled for DevOpsDays Atlanta, April 26-27. Jeff discussed the importance of designing for service, responding to the unexpected, and the importance of building empathy across teams. Derek Weeks: Today, I’m really happy that we have Jeff Sussna […]

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By Alexander Moss-Bolaños New to the DevOps world and looking to get a grip on some of the industry’s key terms? Search no further. This short list of Essential DevOps Terms will serve as a foundation from which you can build your understanding of the industry’s tools and methodologies. Agile A precursor to Devops; Agile is […]

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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. A few months ago, I published the first volume of DevOps and Continuous Delivery reference architectures which has now been viewed over 50,000 times on SlideShare (it’s free […]

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You may have heard endless great things about continuous delivery (CD), but sometimes a real tangible example speaks more than any diagrams or calculations ever could. Today, budget travel helpers Orbitz Worldwide   revealed that, thanks to adoption of Jenkins powered CD, they’d squeezed software release cycles by 75%. In this interview, Jacob Tomaw takes up the […]

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By Rick Broker Many companies today are realising that automated testing is a critical part of their Continuous Delivery success.  Customers are now expecting new features to be released quickly.  In today’s market, businesses are looking for ways to accelerate their delivery pipelines, this can be risky without sufficient testing.  Even with the increased speed to […]

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“Besides black art, there is only automation and mechanization.” Federico García Lorca Where I work, Jenkins is what we use for continuous integration. Skype is what we use to communicate. Now imagine with me that every day, at least 6 times, I’m being asked to run a build, and then another 6 to check the […]

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By Dave Farley At LMAX where I worked for a while, they have extensive, world-class, automated acceptance testing. LMAX tests every aspect of their system and this is baked in to their development process. No story is deemed complete unless every acceptance criterion associated with it has a passing, automated, whole-system acceptance test. This is […]

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It all started with a simple customer question: “How can we cut down our deployment time so we can deploy a bigger volume of applications, more often”?  Charl Vermeer, Project Manager. In this guest post, Mark van Holsteijn, Principal Consultant with one of XebiaLabs’ implementation partners, explains how integrating XL Deploy with enterprise open source […]

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With the slow march towards Continuous Integration (CI) and Continuous Delivery (CD), open source CI  server Jenkins is riding a wave that, for the moment, shows little sign of breaking. On the back of this momentum, former PaaS specialists CloudBees have pivoted to focus their efforts on the technology. Having invested strategically in both CI […]

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