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.

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.

Listen to Jonathan Sayles' presentation in which you will learn how to tackle large, complex application analysis tasks using Rational Developer for System z, and see how cutting edge tools provide you with deep, precise answers to bewildering z/OS application analysis questions.

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.

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