Columns: Dev How-To and Advice


Atlassian Striding Toward 'After Agile'

"We're asking, what's the next step? How does Agile evolve? How do we extend the reach of enterprise teamwork?"

Jenkins World 2017: CloudBees & Electric Cloud Diving Deep for DevOps ROI

John finds two new solutions marking the next step in the evolution of DevOps: CloudBees DevOptics and ElectricFlow 8.0.

The Benefits of T-Shaped People on Your Agile Team

Our Agile Architect talks about the benefits of T-shaped people in agile and the dangers of stressing broad knowledge and participation over deep expertise.

The DevSecOps Skills Gap

Without baking in proper training and education, a new study suggests that the rush to adopt DevOps practices might be leading enterprises to an insecure place.

CollabNet and VersionOne Merger Combines DevOps and Agile Expertise

The two companies expect the combined organization to "set a new standard for integrated software delivery," and give them a competitive edge in the rapidly evolving DevOps marketplace.

Shippable Enterprise Advances 'DevOps Assembly Lines'

Shippable Server is designed to unify DevOps tools and activities behind-the-firewall into software "assembly lines" that provide control and visibility across all DevOps tools and processes.

Compuware Integrates COBOL Unit Testing Tool with DevOps Platforms

Compuware advanced its ongoing mission to "mainstream the mainframe" with new integrations of its Topaz for Total Test unit testing tool with the Jenkins source code automation server, the SonarQube continuous code inspection platform and its own ISPW source-code and release-automation solution.

Protecting Your Software Investment from Fickle Product Owners

Our Agile Architect discusses strategies for working with a product owner that can't hold to a decision long enough to see it realized.

Annual State of DevOps Report: It's Now About 'Transformational Leadership'

The evolution of DevOps continues apace, and the sixth annual "State of DevOps Report," published today, suggests the next phase of that evolution will be driven by what the report's authors call "transformational leadership."

Atlassian Furthers Quest to Bring 'DevOps to the Enterprise'

Company releases Bitbucket Server 5.0, Bitbucket Data Center 5.0 and Bamboo 6.0.

Dealing with Poorly Defined Problems in an Agile World

It is difficult to solve a problem if the problem itself cannot be stated clearly. How does one "create a compelling user experience that will double our sales" or "build me something really cool"? Our Agile Architect discusses why the first problem an agile team must often solve is to define the problem itself.

Scrum + DevOps = ScrumOps

"It's a total misconception that it has to be either Scrum or DevOps," Scrum.org CEO tells John. "And there's a tension between the two that is wholly misplaced."

Enabling Agility with Branch By Abstraction

After tearing down code branching strategies in a previous column, our Agile Architect demonstrates a different way to support parallel software development that fosters greater agility and speeds development.

New DevOps Maturity Survey: You Might Not Be Where You Think You Are

One finding: Companies implementing DevOps are often "sharing tools, but not knowledge."

Microsoft Adds Database DevOps Tools in VS Enterprise 2017

It's another step in the company's goal of driving DevOps earlier in the development process.

Announcing the Ultimate in Agile

Our Agile Architect shares a success story of extreme agile taken not just to the edge but over it.

DevOps Adoption Barriers Persist, Survey Finds

Enterprises seeking competitive differentiation battle ongoing organizational and technical challenges.

Inhibiting Agility with Code Branching

We have the best software development tools in history. Why are our developers so afraid to refactor? Our Agile Architect explores how powerful code management tools can lead to powerful problems that inhibit agility -- and what you can do about them.

There Is No Such Thing As an IoT Platform

Creative Intellect Analyst Clive Howard says that if IoT is to move beyond the hype and to deliver the significant benefits that are possible, then we need to move beyond talking about IoT platforms.

Our Agile Architect Saves the World!

This is the completely true and not at all exaggerated story of how I, the Agile Architect, saved the Earth from complete and utter destruction. I'm sure there's an agile lesson in there somewhere.

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