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on Dec 3, 2020
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When it comes to software development, you’ve likely already evolved from Waterfall approaches to more modern, DevOps-based approaches. But an even more mature approach to software development is the software factory. Initially a lofty goal, becoming a software factory is something that companies across all industries are considering as a means to getting quality software […]

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on Nov 12, 2020
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The goal of most IT pursuits is optimization. Yet, wise professionals are well aware that perfect optimization isn’t possible. No service, solution, or system will ever be completely optimized. That doesn’t mean optimization isn’t worth pursuing—it just means optimization goals need to take reality into account. With systems growing increasingly complex, failure at some point, […]

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on Sep 8, 2020
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If you are working in enterprise IT delivery, chances are you are either utilizing SAFe® or actively considering it as a framework that will help to scale Agile across the enterprise. SAFe is employed by a large number of the world’s largest organizations for three proven reasons: SAFe sustains and drives faster time-to-market. SAFe dramatically […]

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on Aug 31, 2020
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Docker is an important tool for DevOps developers who use this platform to create faster, leaner, more agile objects, programs and code using containers. Containerization is a process that allows a developer to create a development environment in which configurations and customizations are designed into the container environment, ensuring peak performance of applications and resulting […]

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on Aug 17, 2020
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There’s no doubt about it: Agile is a critical IT methodology that’s not going away anytime soon. In fact, research proves that Agile is the new norm, with a majority of enterprises primarily using it. That’s why it’s no surprise that there is high demand for IT professionals who possess the knowledge needed to spearhead […]

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on Aug 13, 2020
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As more and more businesses begin to utilize Kubernetes, many have questions about the current state of Kubernetes, the benefits and challenges that come with it, and what to expect next. With that in mind, two major surveys were conducted to comprehensively evaluate Kubernetes usage, looking at, among other things, volume, benefits, challenges, deployment, and […]

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on Aug 13, 2020
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Java is a popular programming language for enterprise businesses. In fact, in both 2018 and 2019, almost 63% of Java programmers exclusively programmed in Java. That speaks to the popularity of the language that can be used for everything from web applications to back-end development. In 2020, unforeseen challenges have shifted enterprise business leaders from […]

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on Aug 13, 2020
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Organizations are looking to their IT department more than ever for finding ways to improve output and maximize potential. This should come as no surprise given the rapid advancement of technology and the amazing capabilities offered by modern tools and services. Containerization is rapidly becoming an essential piece of the IT puzzle as more organizations […]

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on Aug 13, 2020
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When it emerged within Google, the original idea of Site Reliability Engineering (SRE) was that about 50% of the work of site reliability engineers (SREs) would focus on operations and the other 50% on development. However, a recent report by Catchpoint looking at data from early 2020 shows that this expectation is no longer the […]