5 Steps to Put a Faltering DevOps Plan Back on Track

DevOps encompasses a set of practices that automate and streamline processes between software development and IT teams, enabling organizations to build, test, and release software faster and more reliably.

That's the goal, anyway. But what happens when a DevOps initiative doesn't meet an organization's anticipated goals or, worse yet, actually begins exerting a negative impact on software development?

By John Edwards

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How To Breed Unicorns: Lessons In Success From Silicon Valley

Why is it that with the UK’s history of brilliant inventions—most notably being the origination point for the original industrial revolution—does Silicon Valley dominate the world of technology business and the IT revolution? Predominantly, I believe it’s down to the US’ ‘can-do’ attitude. Their positivity encourages innovation, removes the stigma around failure, and creates a strong working environment for all involved.

This is where the UK occasionally lets itself down, in my experience.

By Dr. John Bates, CEO, Eggplant

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The telltale signs of DevOps failure (and how to address them)

Business and development teams have seen a move from traditional, waterfall approaches to iterative development – from agile to scaled agile, and, finally, DevOps. But shifting an organisation’s focus from development to delivery is far from plain sailing.

So, what DevOps challenges are enterprises facing? While mistakes vary from one organisation to another, there are some common patterns and telltale signs when it comes to DevOps failure.

By Antony Edwards, CTO, Eggplant

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Eggplant Extends Scope of AI Applied to Application Testing

The latest release of a Digital Automation Intelligence (DAI) Suite from Eggplant enhances the AI capabilities baked into the testing tool to include the capture and analysis of runtime performance data in a way that enables a testing process to “learn” where potential bottlenecks are hidden. Eggplant CTO Antony Edwards said DAI Suite will then suggest a series of tests designed to make it easier for developers to identify the root cause of the problem.

By Mike Vizard

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Amp up OSS security with these steps

Custom code often comprises less than 20% of an application, and the rest is open source. Antony Edwards, CTO of test automation vendor Eggplant, formerly called Testplant, sees little open source software security focus in enterprise software development practices. Instead, many businesses do code inspection and review of only their original code, and leave at least 80% of their products' code unsecured.

By Jan Stafford

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Integrating Testing Into the DevOps Workflow

DevOps is aimed at converting the distinct steps of application development and support into a continuous workflow, which in turn should make the enterprise itself more agile in an increasingly fast-paced digital economy.

One of the most fundamental aspects of this process is quality assurance, which, arguably, has long been the bane of development because it’s where rigorous testing provides the feedback on everything the developer needs to fix in order to launch the product into production environments.

By Arthur Cole

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Eggplant expands test automation capabilities with AI

Eggplant has announced new enhancements to its Digital Automation Intelligence Suite, supporting Eggplant’s mission of using AI to optimize digital experiences The new capabilities are designed to enable teams to keep up with the pace of DevOps, and improving time to market.

By Jenna Sargent

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The API Test Frenzy: Mix It Up for a Better Testing Strategy

As the API economy continues to gather steam, the resulting global API testing market is predicted to grow 20% annually, from $384 million in 2016 to $1.1 billion by 2022.

As a result, there's been a frenzy of interest in API testing tools, with many testers rushing to purchase the latest and greatest products in the hope that all their testing challenges will be resolved. However, testers need to stop thinking that one type of testing replaces the other.

By Antony Edwards, CTO, Eggplant

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NTT DOCOMO Selects Eggplant to Support 24/7 Service Monitoring

London, UK, and Tokyo, JAPAN – May 3rd, 2018 – Eggplant, the maker of the Digital Automation Intelligence Suite of software, today announced that it is working for NTT DOCOMO to support an automated service monitoring system for the company’s internet services. NTT DOCOMO is Japan's largest mobile telecommunications company, providing innovative, convenient and secure mobile services to over 74 million customers in Japan via advanced wireless networks.

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NTT Docomo taps Eggplant for automated service monitoring

Japanese operator NTT Docomo has selected Eggplant to support an automated service monitoring system for Docomo’s internet services. NTT Docomo decided to implement a service for detecting failures proactively from the viewpoint of users by having devices access services on a regular basis. NTT Docomo is using Eggplant Functional to test previously untestable areas, as well as delivering service confirmation and monitoring capabilities.

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Why Securing Containers and Microservices is a Challenge

Their granularity, deployment speed, and data traffic volume require new approaches to securing container environments.

Containers are a small, fast, and easy-to-set-up way to deploy and run software across different computing environments. By holding an application’s complete runtime environment, including libraries, binaries, and configuration files, platform and infrastructure are abstracted, allowing the application to run more or less anywhere. Containers are available from all the major cloud providers as well as in on-premises data centers and hybrid clouds. Plus, they can save companies a lot of money.

By Maria Korolov

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Why Securing Containers and Microservices is a Challenge

Their granularity, deployment speed, and data traffic volume require new approaches to securing container environments.

With traditional, monolithic applications, there's one service and just a couple of ports. "You know exactly where the bad guys are going to try and get in," says Antony Edwards, CTO at Eggplant.

That makes it easier to secure, he says. "However with microservices, you have lots of services and often many ports, so that means there are many more doors to secure. Plus, each door has less information about what’s going on, so it’s harder to identify if someone is a bad guy."

By Maria Korolov

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