DevOps has emerged as the hot trend in development buzzword-ology. With a few quick paragraphs, it proposes to decimate all of the traditional problems you've encountered during your development experience.
In IBM UrbanCode, we build products to help customers follow good DevOps practices. You may think DevOps is about the release process, but really it's about applying a mix of automation and operational practices earlier in your development life cycle so that rolling out to production becomes easier. DevOps promotes a focus on small-batch changes over large complex updates which are harder to predict and harder to roll back when problems occur. With greater velocity, rolling out smaller changes becomes more common place. Additionally, IBM UrbanCode makes extensive application of cloud technology that intercepts well with practices in DevOps around production-like environments.
In this talk, Michael Elder describes how we practice DevOps internally with a mixture of IBM-built and open source tools. He'll discuss the areas that we do well and the challenges that we have with changing our culture around areas like test automation. On top of that, he'll describe how you can leverage these approaches in your own development process!
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