If your organization has moved to a public or private cloud you’ve had the
conversation about the scope of development environments. Should every
developer get an environment in the cloud?
Traditional test environment management has focused on QA and staging
environments for the qualification of software for release. Your development
velocity is a function of how quickly you can build and deliver software to
QA environments. Your release quality is a function of how accurately your
staging environments reproduce production.
The new question is this: do development environments fall under the scope of
Test Environment Management? They do and they don’t, let’s explore this
trend in detail.
Development teams are becoming used to the idea of being able to spin up a
new environment in a few minutes via an API call. If you hire developers
using AWS and/or Heroku, you not... (more)
The future of software releases is clear. Continuous delivery is here to
stay. But does that mean that legacy software systems and infrastructure need
to be altogether abandoned?
If you polled the people busy redefining best practices today, they'd agree
that in a decade we're going to be effortlessly collaborating on highly
complex systems that are updated continuously. QA will be fully automated,
deployment and infrastructure tasks will be immediate, and large
enterprise-wide software projects will be able to move quickly.
In the future, software releases won't feel so "manual... (more)
“IT projects and software functionality have permeated every aspect of
every business—from backend processes all the way to customer-facing
innovation. Staying competitive requires swift digital transformation capable
of keeping pace with the ever-increasing demand for faster releases and
updates.” With IT dominating the business landscape, digital transformation
has become more important than ever. Technology is finding a place within
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Managing databases and newer, more exotic NoSQL stores, is an emerging
challenge in an industry under constant pressure to move faster. While the
industry has perfected the art of cloud-based provisioning and configuration
of application servers, databases continue to be a pain point for environment
managers. There are a few factors at play. Most large companies practicing
software development are...
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Test environment conflict is when two projects or two releases require access
to the same testing resources at the same time. For a Test Environment
Manager, this might mean that two projects need to test against the same
database or deploy to the same environment at the same time. For a release
manager, this might also mean that projects require...
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