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The Transformation of IT/Operations

Racquel Downing

There have been huge changes in the Information Technology and Operations (IT/Ops) sector recently. Most have to do with the element of control exerted by various parties over the infrastructure required to deploy a website or app. This article covers changes in how IT/Ops teams operate, what these teams are responsible for, and the implications of companies merging their IT/Ops and engineering teams. As recently as ten years ago, IT/Ops controlled everything. IT/Ops teams’ responsibiliti...

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As recently as ten years ago, IT/Ops owned and contro...

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Let’s Talk ChatOps

Victoria Williams

Source: Stephen Danelutti (LinkedIn Blogs) ChatOps, a term credited to GitHub, is an increasingly popular way of automating parts of the software development pipeline. By leveraging the power of modern chat applications like Slack and HipChat, the goal of ChatOps is to: Bring attention to tasks that happen without much visibility Reduce communication friction between team members Contribute to speedy software release cycles In this article, we will talk more specifically about what ChatOps is (and its required tools), how it...

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5 Helpful Tools for Your DevOps Process

Victoria Williams

DevOps, a clipped compound of software development and information technology operations, is a software development philosophy that emphasizes collaboration between developers, testers, and IT staff through all phases of the software development life cycle using practices and tools that increases a company’s ability to deliver at a fast pace. Source: Amazon Web Services ...

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Continuous deployment is a process of building, testing and deploying new versions of software frequently. This is done as code is being written and committed instead of pushing the changes all at once when all features are completed. To avoid failures while making these frequent changes to your live, production environments, it is imperative to have automated testing in place for quality control. After completion of build testing in a staging environment and production deployment, unit and functional tests should also be run continuously in pr...

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