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Continuous Delivery Is Reshaping the Future of ALM [ Source: CA Technologies ]

July 2013- "A previously quiet revolution in ALM called DevOps is now noisily elbowing its way into the mainstream. If Agile software development was the opening act to a great performance, continuous delivery is the headliner. The pace at which consumers expect change is causing a crisis in application development and delivery (AD&D), but it's exactly what's essential to create a sense of urgency. Agile was a good start, but it wasn't sufficient to drive better ...

Application Release Automation with Zero Touch Deployment [ Source: CA Technologies ]

June 2013- Today's agile organizations pose operations teams with a tremendous challenge: to deploy new releases to production immediately after development and testing is completed. To ensure that applications are deployed successfully, an automatic and transparent process is required. We refer to this process as Zero Touch Deployment. This white paper reviews two approaches to Zero Touch Deployment - a script-based solution and a release automation platform. The article discusses how each can solve the key technological ...

Crossing the DevOps Chasm [ Source: CA Technologies ]

April 2013- Enterprises that depend heavily on IT to deliver services to customers are constantly driven by market pressures to better develop and release new software features to meet growing demands. Facilitating the collaboration between development and IT operations and bringing application to market faster with high quality are crucial to today's business success.

This solution brief provides insights into the DevOps movement, why it matters and how you can cross the chasm to achieve ...

Requirements for an Application Release Automation Platform [ Source: CA Technologies ]

July 2014- Modern applications are increasingly complex, growing rapidly and being deployed across multiple environments and infrastructure models (physical, virtual and cloud). In order to keep up with increasing business demands, development and testing teams are adopting agile methodologies and automated testing processes. Download this whitepaper to get a better understanding of how to select a reliable application release automation solution to keep up with increasing business demands. This whitepaper discusses:
- Why application release and ...

Key Capabilities of a Service Virtualization Solution [ Source: CA Technologies ]

April 2013- All large companies with a reliance on IT must deal with the constraints of systems such as mainframes, components under development and sensitive data sources that delay projects. Inevitably, teams try to either copy a complete environment in a test lab, or "mock up" responsive systems by coding their own versions for test purposes. This has become a costly and time-consuming endeavor. In essence, Service Virtualization (SV) is the productization of the practice of "mocking ...

Dysfunction Junction: A Pragmatic Guide to Getting Started with DevOps [ Source: CA Technologies ]

December 2013- There has been growing buzz about DevOps. DevOps is a methodology that unites the often separate functions of software development (Dev) and production and operations (Ops) into a single, integrated, and continuous process. DevOps is about breaking down the barriers between Dev and Ops. It leverages people, processes, and technology to stimulate collaboration and innovation across the entire software development and release process.

Dev and Ops should always be part of an integrated ...

DevOps: The Bridge to Faster Application Delivery [ Source: CA Technologies ]

February 2014- Application Delivery: Complex, repetitive, slow and prone to errors. It's also essential in today's world. This infographic highlights top findings from a recent IDG research survey

Smarter Quality Management: The fast Track to Competitive Advantage [ Source: IBM ]

June 2014- Organizations creating software are grappling not only with today's tough economic climate, but also with increased complexity in their processes and supply chains. Many factors serve to complicate software delivery, but competition lies at the heart of this complexity. In products space, customers are demanding more from the software components designed for the latest hardware, often with requirements that change rapidly, even as software projects are underway. In the IT space, more businesses are focused ...

Four Strategies to Reduce Your Open Source Risk [ Source: OpenLogic ]

June 2014- Try and think of a single system in the world that hasn't been touched by open source software. Whether included in the product or as part of the development environment, open source plays a dominant role in the success of software development teams everywhere. It's not surprising that every developer has their favorite open source tool to solve particular problems because they understand the substantial time and cost savings when reusing code built by an ...

Challenging Some of the Myths About Static Code Analysis [ Source: Klocwork ]

June 2014- Why Static Code Analysis? Static code analysis, or SCA, can be described as the analysis of whole-program source code without the execution of that program. A number of interpretations and even misconceptions about this technology and how it impacts or benefits you, the developer, have emerged over time. You may have heard some of them yourself.

Thankfully, there is also a lot of information about the many benefits SCA provides, from faster project ...

Predictions For 2014: Cloud Computing [ Source: VMware ]

June 2014- As we head into 2014, cloud computing is no longer a "future" but a "now." Investments are up, enterprise use is widespread, and the hybrid cloud model has arrived. While the bulk of cloud acquisition and use continues to be driven by line of business, in 2014, traditional IT departments will stop asking "why cloud?" and instead get busy integrating cloud into the existing portfolio, extending data center infrastructures with elastic cloud technologies, and consuming new bespoke ...

Meeting Market Demands for Delivery of Innovative, New Application Services [ Source: CA Technologies ]

May 2014- In today’s fast-moving, ultra-competitive business landscape, the days of enterprises spending months — or even years — building, testing and releasing an application, service or new set of capabilities to the market are over. Customers, technology users and the market as a whole are more nimble than ever before, and their demands for innovative new functionality have grown in concert. In other words, customers are no longer content to wait for the next big release — nor ...

Application Development and Delivery: When and Where to Leverage the Cloud [ Source: OutSystems ]

April 2014- As IT organizations look for ways to deliver innovative business solutions fast, the cloud becomes a major factor as they embark on the infrastructure and application delivery decision-making process.

As the platform as a service (PaaS) market continues to mature, enterprise development teams are recognizing the opportunity to manage application development and delivery in ways that maximize business agility and responsiveness.

Download this paper and learn about:
• The fundamentals ...

Why IT Struggles to Innovate, and How You Can Fix It [ Source: OutSystems ]

April 2014- It seems that it's virtually impossible for IT to meet all business demands with current budgets, resources, and approaches. But the business keeps changing and IT needs to respond rapidly and innovate in order to stay relevant to the organization.

Why does IT struggle to innovate?

According to Gartner and other analyst reports:
• 80%-85% of IT budgets are spent just "Keeping the Lights On" (KTLO)
• Backlogs are ...

OutSystems 'Cloudifies' App Development: Looks to Stand Out through DevOps Automation [ Source: OutSystems ]

April 2014- This independent report explores the OutSystems Platform and the company?s move into the platform as a service (PaaS) market.

With the availability of the public cloud version of the OutSystems Platform, the company completes its product portfolio with multiple deployment scenarios - the on-premises single-tenant version, public, private, or hybrid cloud multi-tenant versions.

Its capability to fully automate devops processes that involve both developers and IT operations departments is compelling ...

OutSystems Platform and Force.com: Different PaaS for Different Players [ Source: OutSystems ]

April 2014- This whitepaper, authored by Bloor Research practice leader David Norfolk, compares two different PaaS (platform as a service) solutions - OutSystems Platform and Force.com.

The paper includes a comprehensive analysis of the two PaaS solutions with a focus on providing an objective look at two products that are both "fit for a purpose." The paper provides enough information to help IT professionals determine which product matches their needs and requirements.

DevOps Relieves Constraints on the Software Lifecycle [ Source: CA Technologies ]

April 2014- The banking and finance sector was one of the earliest to adopt online applications, which means it is one of the sectors most loaded down with legacy applications. That is why using the processes and tools that fall under the encompassing term DevOps is vital. Constant improvement and rapid release are the only ways to bring those legacy apps up to date while satisfying both today's customer and regulatory oversight bodies. In this whitepaper, you ...

DevOps Relieves Constraints on the Software Lifecycle [ Source: CA Technologies ]

April 2014- For businesses in the healthcare services industry, being able to provide new applications and features to your end users is important, both for competition's sake but also to make sure all releases meet regulatory concerns. That is why using the processes and tools that fall under the encompassing term DevOps is vital. Constant improvement and rapid release are the only ways to satisfy both today's customer and regulatory oversight bodies. In this whitepaper, you will ...

DevOps Relieves Constraints on the Software Lifecycle [ Source: CA Technologies ]

April 2014- In today's entertainment industry, being able to provide new applications and features to your end users is key to staying competitive. That is why using the processes and tools that fall under the encompassing term DevOps is vital. Constant improvement and rapid release are the only ways to satisfy today's customer. In this whitepaper, you will learn what DevOps is and how it can help - with real-world examples.

Beyond Software: Agile for Product Development [ Source: IBM ]

February 2014- Agile methods are increasingly popular in application, enterprise and embedded development. Yet the question remains: Do the 12 agile principles apply to more than just software? Find out how leading companies are beginning to exploit agile's iterative processes for far more than software.

Agile for Dummies [ Source: IBM ]

February 2014- Confused by all the agile advice? Relax! With Agile for Dummies by your side you'll learn the fundamentals of agile and how to increase the productivity of your software teams while enabling them to produce higher-quality solutions that better fulfill customer needs much faster.

Agile In The Embedded World [ Source: IBM ]

February 2014- The agile approach is unique in that it focuses on the important aspects of the development process: the people and the artifacts - software and hardware. Learn how Agile encourages developers to be more iterative, team-oriented, self-improving and customer focused.

Deployment Automation Basics [ Source: IBM ]

February 2014- Why should we bother automating deployments in the first place? What should the scope of the automation effort be? How do we get started? This white paper provides a solid introduction to these topics.

Application Release and Deployment For Dummies [ Source: IBM ]

February 2014- Today's competitive marketplace requires the organization to frequently release and deploy applications at the pace of user demands, with reduced cost, risk, and increased quality. This book defines the basics of application release and deployment, and provides best practices for implementation with resources for a deeper dive. Inside you will find: 1) The business and technical drivers behind automated application release and deployment. 2) Evaluation guides for application release and deployment solutions. 3) Success stories from organizations utilizing ...

Systems Engineering Best Practice: Model-based requirement analysis [ Source: IBM ]

February 2014- This is a paper on model based requirements analysis where best practices in using modeling for requirements analysis and how that links with requirements management is discussed.

Reducing the risk of development failure with cost-effective capture and management of requirements [ Source: IBM ]

February 2014- In this whitepaper, a leading analyst provides his analysis and thoughts on the discipline of requirements management; discusses how managing requirements is the enabler for success and how it continues to play a role in satisfying the emerging focus on regulatory requirements.

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