Special Topic: DevOps

This video features the new Integrated Debugger that is part of Rational Developer for System z, version 9.0.1. This debugger is much more than your typical debugger. In this video you'll become familiar with the debug perspective, learn how to submit a job in debug mode or code coverage, access the full feature editor, step through a program, add, monitor, filter, label and search for variables and breakpoints, work with complex variables, easily navigate large programs using the Outline or Program Code Flow views, and use Monitor memory to display results in different formats.

DevOps For Dummies CoverFree eBook: Today’s fast-moving world makes DevOps essential for any business aspiring to be agile and lean in order to respond rapidly to changing customer and marketplace demands. This book helps you understand DevOps and how your organization can gain real business benefits from it. You'll also discover how a holistic view of DevOps that encompasses the entire software delivery life cycle - from ideation and the conception of new business capabilities to implementation in production - can bring competitive advantage in a continuous delivery world.

Application Release and Deployment for Dummies Cover

Free eBook: 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 application release and deployment solutions.

Mainframes are the base technology that host the “systems of record” and usually serve as the enterprise’s operational hub. Its regular heartbeat is the ultimate determination of continuing good. In order for these systems of record to continue to meet the challenges of many rapidly-emerging and need-it-now requirements, a new paradigm must be adopted that emphasizes rapid prototyping, continuous development and testing, and much tighter integration between the development and operations staffs. The paper discusses the DevOps approach to facilitate the adoption of business processes and new features that will be responsive to user’s demands (whether internal or external), and to do this within a cycle that is measured in days and weeks, not months and years.

IBM is taking a lead in pushing beyond the traditional ADLM boundaries to fill out the toolset in support of DevOps practices” and “IBM’s broad portfolio provides coverage of the widest variety of functionality and platforms while remaining open to link and synchronize information with non-IBM tools.

The IBM Global CEO study found today’s business leaders rank technology as the most important external force that will impact their organizations. A 2013 Institute for Business Value (IBV) software development study supports this, with IT and business leaders identifying five top technology trends critical to competitiveness. However, the same survey reveals that most organizations are not prepared to take advantage of these trends. While management recognizes that software is crucial to capitalizing on technology for competitiveness, they are not successfully executing.

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