Three Pillars of DevOps Success in 2018

I love the beginning of the year. It is always enjoyable to see people’s predictions for trends in the coming year. Publications like Fortune, CNN Money, Washington Post and the Atlantic speculate about what gadgets and technologies are going to take off in popularity this year, psychics predict which celebrities will have babies and fall in love, and I start to think about trends like DevOps and where the software delivery industry is headed next.CollabNet, Eric Robertson, predicted in an I went back and looked at some DevOps predictions from last year around the same time. I had given a …

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Scaling Compliance with Git: What Your PCI-DSS Guy Will Not Tell You, Part 3

I would like to continue exploring the PCI-DSS 3.0 requirements and their relevance for Git administration. Development tools and processes were not in the focus of the PCI-DSS 3.0 before, but in the 3.0 version of the standard, there are some implications. In my previous two blog posts I shared a story of my friend who is currently exploring the possibility of migrating from Subversion to Git and is in the process of understanding the impact of PCI-DSS on their SCM technology choice and the project scope. As their project progressed, they found that what they initially thought to be …

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Git for the Enterprise: Secure, Scalable, Standards-Compliant

Git is the world’s leading distributed version control system (DVCS). According to the latest Eclipse developer survey, with 27% market share Git today is the second most popular SCM (source code management) tool, after Subversion. For most enterprises however, effective management of Git is a challenge. So says Gartner (2011) : “The adoption of DVCS has accelerated in small teams, but is moving more slowly in enterprise settings.” Up until recently, enterprises had only two options: • Prohibit the usage of Git by enforcing corporate mandates, thereby missing out on its potential benefits, or • Accept non-sanctioned Git deployments within …

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