Muhammad Raza

Observability vs Monitoring: What’s The Difference?

To aid with our understanding of Observability vs Monitoring let’s look at the evolution of the Enterprise IT world. Enterprise IT, application and business service development are increasingly complex. The interdependencies within the underlying architecture has become more fragmented resulting in difficulty visualizing the full IT Stack. The internet delivers IT infrastructure services from hyperscale …

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DevOps Metrics for Optimizing CI/CD Pipelines

DevOps organizations monitor their CI/CD pipeline across three groups of metrics: Automation performance Speed Quality With continuous delivery of high-quality software releases, organizations are able to respond to changing market needs faster than their competition and maintain improved end-user experiences. How can you achieve this goal? Let’s discuss some of the critical aspects of a …

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Continuous Delivery Metrics

The DevOps approach to the software development lifecycle (SDLC) was introduced with the goal of optimizing the velocity, quality, and performance of the software development and delivery process. The approach relies on best practices regarding: Software engineering Organizational culture Business operations End-user interactions In DevOps organizations, these framework guidelines are adopted by devs, IT Ops, …

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Software Project Management Phases & Best Practices

As more organizations become software factories, developing and releasing their own software products to customers, software project management is an essential practice. In this article, we will look at the software project management practice, including the four-phase approach that enables organizations to build high quality software—at scale and within project scope. What is software project …

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Containers as a Service (CaaS) Explained

Containerization is a hot topic that has drawn much attention among developers looking to build portable application components for multi-cloud infrastructure environments. So, it’s no surprise that a subscription-based cloud model has emerged: containers as a service (CaaS). What is containers as a service? Containers as a service (CaaS) is a subscription-based cloud service model …

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Quality Assurance (QA) in Software Testing: QA Views & Best Practices

Software quality can be hard to determine. That’s because each person involved can define quality differently. A range of perspectives, from different stakeholders and entities, may measure software quality in terms of how it fits to their own requirements, expectations, and standards. Quality Assurance (QA) is a common practice to ensure that the end product …

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Automation In DevOps: Why & How To Automate DevOps Practices

With the rapid growth of technology sector software, development teams are under constant pressure to meet the increased customer expectations for business applications. These expectations usually involve: Improving performance Extending functionality Providing guaranteed availability and uptime The traditional software development process has changed with the advent of cloud-based applications. The current paradigm is to consider …

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What’s Testing as a Service? TaaS Explained

Software testing is becoming ever more important, especially in DevOps organizations. That’s due to many reasons: Our software quality expectations are rising continuously and rapidly. Business organizations are pushing to release high quality products through fast release cycles. Highly regulated industries are enforcing stringent requirements on software quality. The chain of IT operations is becoming …

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Testing Automation Explained: Why & How To Automate Testing

The purpose of testing in Quality Assurance (QA) is to understand the risks associated with software builds. As software applications become increasingly distributed and complex, QA must perform a variety of tests repeatedly. Across the DevOps Software Development Lifecycle (SDLC) framework, these tests are automated, shifted left, and conducted continuously by the collaborating teams of …

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