Special Topic: DevOps

Agile Development and DevOps emphasize quick feedback cycles. How do we test non-trivial applications with many components? Join Eric Minick and Al Wagner for a discussion of integration testing patterns leveraging a combination of deployment automation and service virtualization.

Organizations supporting Linux operating systems commonly have a need to build customized software to add or replace packages on production systems. This need comes from timing and policy differences between customers and the upstream distribution maintainers. In practice, bugs and security concerns reported by customers will be prioritized to appropriate levels for the distribution maintainers who are trying to support all their customers. This means that customers often need to support patches to fill the gap, especially for unique needs, until distribution maintainers resolve the bugs...

You may already know about some of the benefits of Bluemix, IBM's open platform for developing and deploying mobile and web applications. Check out this eSeminar that focuses on building an Android application using the MobileData service, with a walk-through of the real process and workflow used to build and link the MobileData service within your application. Listen to IBM's subject matter experts as they show you the way to build a base application that will jumpstart you into building your own more complex app using Push and Node.js.

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...

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.

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Industries of all varieties have begun to realize that the target audiences for their business applications have shifted in massive numbers from the use of traditional personal computers, such as desktops and laptops, to using mobile devices such as smart phones and tablets for accessing the internet and for obtaining the information they seek. This applies if the intended audience for the application is a direct customer of the enterprise (Business-to-Consumer apps, or "B2C"), or if the targeted user is an employee or business partner ("B2E" and "B2B", or Business-to-Employee and Business...

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