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TA Continuous Delivery: Rapid and Reliable Releases with DevOps
Bob Aiello, CM Best Practices Consulting
Tue, 11/10/2015 - 8:30am

DevOps is an emerging set of principles, methods, and practices that enables the rapid deployment of software systems. DevOps focuses on lowering barriers between development, testing, security, and operations in support of rapid iterative development and deployment. Many organizations struggle when implementing DevOps because of its inherent technical, process, and cultural challenges. Bob Aiello shares DevOps best practices, starting with its role early in the application lifecycle and bridging the gap with testing, security, and operations. Bob explains how to implement DevOps using industry standards and frameworks such as ITIL v3 (IT Service Management) in both agile and non-agile environments, focusing on automated deployment frameworks that quickly deliver value to the business. DevOps includes server provisioning essential for cloud computing in what is becoming known as Infrastructure as Code. Bob equips you with practical and effective DevOps practices—automated application build, packaging, and deployment—essential for meeting today's business and technology demands.

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TF Build Your Continuous Deployment Pipeline NEW
Jennifer Bonine, tap|QA, Inc.
Tue, 11/10/2015 - 8:30am

A great deal of confusion surrounds the concepts of release automation, continuous integration (CI), continuous delivery, and continuous deployment. How these concepts work progressively to achieve high-quality software delivery is generating a lot of discussion and controversy. Jennifer Bonine defines the methodology options, processes, and tools associated with release automation, as well as the differences between its maturity levels. Understand the benefits of more frequent, smaller releases, and the exponential risk generated by large, infrequent releases. Hear highlights of industry case studies that demonstrate the substantial speed, quality, and ROI gains of improving your release automation process. Acquire the insight and motivation needed to take the next step—from wherever your organization is now—toward full release automation. Learn to build your continuous deployment strategy, and discover ways to incorporate mobile and device testing into your plan. Start building out a roadmap using a case study and understand your options for building a continuous deployment pipeline.

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K2 Continuous EVERYTHING: How Agile Is Changing Our World Forever
Jeffery Payne, Coveros, Inc.
Wed, 11/11/2015 - 10:00am

Everywhere we look these days we see the word continuous—continuous delivery, continuous integration, continuous deployment, continuous testing, continuous security, and continuous ______ (fill in the blank). It’s continuous everything! So, what’s happening in our industry? Will a move toward more continuous practices result in better software? Will agile have any long-lasting effect on how software is built, tested, delivered, and maintained? Join Jeffery Payne as he discusses the link between agile and continuous software engineering capabilities. Learn how operating in a continuous manner not only speeds things up but also results in better software quality and security. Discover how the continuous nature of agile is changing our world. Leave with an understanding of what this change means for us as software professionals. Take back knowledge about how we can get more involved in the continuous processes that surround our work.

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