Books: 165

Methodology

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Using Continuous Delivery, you can bring software into production more rapidly, with greater reliability. A Practical Guide to Continuous Delivery is a 100% practical guide to building Continuous Delivery pipelines that automate rollouts, improve reproducibility, and dramatically reduce risk. Eberhard more » Wolff introduces a proven Continuous Delivery technology stack, including Docker, Chef, Vagrant, Jenkins, Graphite, the ELK stack, JBehave, and Gatling. He guides you through applying these technologies throughout build, continuous integration, load testing, acceptance testing, and monitoring. Wolff’s start-to-finish example projects offer the basis for your own experimentation, pilot programs, and full-fledged deployments. A Practical Guide to Continuous Delivery is for everyone who wants to introduce Continuous Delivery, with or without DevOps. For managers, it introduces core processes, requirements, benefits, and technical consequences. Developers, administrators, and architects will gain essential skills for implementing and managing pipelines, and for integrating Continuous Delivery smoothly into software architectures and IT organizations. * Understand the problems that Continuous Delivery solves, and how it solves them * Establish an infrastructure for maximum software automation * Leverage virtualization and Platform as a Service (PAAS) cloud solutions * Implement build automation and continuous integration with Gradle, Maven, and Jenkins * Perform static code reviews with SonarQube and repositories to store build artifacts * Establish automated GUI and textual acceptance testing with behavior-driven design * Ensure appropriate performance via capacity testing * Check new features and problems with exploratory testing * Minimize risk throughout automated production software rollouts * Gather and analyze metrics and logs with Elasticsearch, Logstash, Kibana (ELK), and Graphite * Manage the introduction of Continuous Delivery into your enterprise * Architect software to facilitate Continuous Delivery of new capabilities « less
2017
Obtain enterprise agility and continuous delivery by implementing DevOps with Windows Server 2016
ABOUT THIS BOOK * This practical learning guide will improve your application lifecycle management and help you manage environments efficiently * Showcase through a sample application ways to apply DevOps principles and practices in the real world * Implement DevOps using latest technologies in Windows more » Server 2016 such as Windows Container, Docker, and Nano Servers WHO THIS BOOK IS FOR This book is for .NET developers and system administrators who have a basic knowledge of Windows Server 2016 and are now eager to implement DevOps at work using Windows Server 2016. Knowledge of Powershell, Azure, and containers will help. WHAT YOU WILL LEARN * Take a deep dive into the fundamentals, principles, and practices of DevOps * Achieve an end-to-end DevOps implementation * Execute source control management using GITHUB and VSTS vNext * Automate the provisioning and configuration of infrastructure * Build and release pipeline * Measure the success of DevOps through application instrumentation and monitoring IN DETAIL Delivering applications swiftly is one of the major challenges faced in fast-paced business environments. Windows Server 2016 DevOps is the solution to these challenges as it helps organizations to respond faster in order to handle the competitive pressures by replacing error-prone manual tasks using automation. This book is a practical description and implementation of DevOps principles and practices using the features provided by Windows Server 2016 and VSTS vNext. It jumps straight into explaining the relevant tools and technologies needed to implement DevOps principles and practices. It implements all major DevOps practices and principles and takes readers through it from envisioning a project up to operations and further. It uses the latest and upcoming concepts and technologies from Microsoft and open source such as Docker, Windows Container, Nano Server, DSC, Pester, and VSTS vNext. By the end of this book, you will be well aware of the DevOps principles and practices and will have implemented all these principles practically for a sample application using the latest technologies on the Microsoft platform. You will be ready to start implementing DevOps within your project/engagement. STYLE AND APPROACH This practical, learning book is linear and progressive, and every chapters builds on the previous chapters. We focus on the practical skills required to implement DevOps, with a summary of the key concepts only where strictly necessary. « less
2017
Key Features * Work through practical examples and gain DevOps best practices to successfully deploy applications on AWS * Successfully provision and operate distributed application systems and your AWS infrastructure using DevOps * Perform Continuous Integration and deployment and fine-tune the more » way you deliver on AWS Book Description Knowing how to adopt DevOps in your organization is becoming an increasingly important skill for developers, whether you work for a start-up, an SMB, or an enterprise. This book will help you to drastically reduce the amount of time spent on development and increase the reliability of your software deployments on AWS using popular DevOps methods of automation. To start, you will get familiar with the concept of IaC and will learn to design, deploy, and maintain AWS infrastructure. Further on, you'll see how to design and deploy a Continuous Integration platform on AWS using either open source or AWS provided tools/services Following on from the delivery part of the process, you will learn how to deploy a newly created, tested, and verified artefact to the AWS infrastructure without manual intervention. You will then find out what to consider in order to make the implementation of Configuration Management easier and more effective. Toward the end, you will get to know the tricks and tips to optimize and secure your AWS environment. By the end of the book, you will have mastered the art of applying AWS to DevOps in your organization What you will learn * See the difference between Object Oriented Programming and Protocol Oriented Programming * See the difference between reference and value types and when to use each * Find out how we can leverage the tuple to reduce the complexity of our code * Discover what protocols are and how to use them * See how to implement protocol extensions to create a very flexible code base * Learn how to implement several design patterns in a Protocol-Oriented approach « less
2017
Summary Reactive Design Patterns is a clearly written guide for building message-driven distributed systems that are resilient, responsive, and elastic. In this book you'll find patterns for messaging, flow control, resource management, and concurrency, along with practical issues like test-friendly more » designs. All patterns include concrete examples using Scala and Akka. Foreword by Jonas Bonér. Purchase of the print book includes a free eBook in PDF, Kindle, and ePub formats from Manning Publications. About the Technology Modern web applications serve potentially vast numbers of users - and they need to keep working as servers fail and new ones come online, users overwhelm limited resources, and information is distributed globally. A Reactive application adjusts to partial failures and varying loads, remaining responsive in an ever-changing distributed environment. The secret is message-driven architecture - and design patterns to organize it. About the Book Reactive Design Patterns presents the principles, patterns, and best practices of Reactive application design. You'll learn how to keep one slow component from bogging down others with the Circuit Breaker pattern, how to shepherd a many-staged transaction to completion with the Saga pattern, how to divide datasets by Sharding, and more. You'll even see how to keep your source code readable and the system testable despite many potential interactions and points of failure. What's Inside * The definitive guide to the Reactive Manifesto * Patterns for flow control, delimited consistency, fault tolerance, and much more * Hard-won lessons about what doesn't work * Architectures that scale under tremendous load About the Reader Most examples use Scala, Java, and Akka. Readers should be familiar with distributed systems. About the Author Dr. Roland Kuhn led the Akka team at Lightbend and coauthored the Reactive Manifesto. Brian Hanafee and Jamie Allen are experienced distributed systems architects. Table of Contents 1. PART 1 - INTRODUCTION 2. Why Reactive? 3. A walk-through of the Reactive Manifesto 4. Tools of the trade 5. PART 2 - THE PHILOSOPHY IN A NUTSHELL 6. Message passing 7. Location transparency 8. Divide and conquer 9. Principled failure handling 10. Delimited consistency 11. Nondeterminism by need 12. Message flow 13. PART 3 - PATTERNS 14. Testing reactive applications 15. Fault tolerance and recovery patterns 16. Replication patterns 17. Resource-management patterns 18. Message flow patterns 19. Flow control patterns 20. State management and persistence patterns « less
2017
A Guide to Adopting DevOps in a Multi-Speed IT Enterprise
Achieve streamlined, rapid production with enterprise-level DevOps The DevOps Adoption Playbook provides practical, actionable, real-world guidance on implementing DevOps at enterprise scale. Author Sanjeev Sharma heads the DevOps practice for IBM; in this book, he provides unique guidance and insight more » on implementing DevOps at large organizations. Most DevOps literature is aimed at startups, but enterprises have unique needs, capabilities, limitations, and challenges; "DevOps for startups" doesn't work at this scale, but the DevOps paradigm can revolutionize enterprise IT. Deliver high-value applications and systems with velocity and agility by adopting the necessary practices, automation tools, and organizational and cultural changes that lead to innovation through rapid experimentation. Speed is an advantage in the face of competition, but it must never come at the expense of quality; DevOps allows your organization to keep both by intersecting development, quality assurance, and operations. Enterprise-level DevOps comes with its own set of challenges, but this book shows you just how easily they are overcome. With a slight shift in perspective, your organization can stay ahead of the competition while keeping costs, risks, and quality under control. * Grasp the full extent of the DevOps impact on IT organizations * Achieve high-value innovation and optimization with low cost and risk * Exceed traditional business goals with higher product release efficiency * Implement DevOps in large-scale enterprise IT environments DevOps has been one of IT's hottest trends for the past decade, and plenty of success stories testify to its effectiveness in organizations of any size, industry, or level of IT maturity, all around the world. The DevOps Adoption Playbook shows you how to get your organization on board so you can slip production into the fast lane and innovate your way to the top. « less
2017
This book describes the concepts and application of model-based development (MBD), model transformations, and Agile MBD to a wide range of software systems. It covers systems requirements engineering, system specification and design, verification, reuse, and system composition in the context of Agile more » MBD. Examples of applications in finance, system migration, internet systems and software refactoring are given. An established open-source MBD technology, UML-RSDS, is used throughout to illustrate the concepts. The book is suitable for industrial practitioners who need training in Agile MBD, and those who need to understand the issues to be considered when introducing MBD in an industrial context. It is also suitable for academic researchers, and for use as text for undergraduate or postgraduate courses in MBD. Examples for educational use of UML-RSDS are included in the book. « less
2016
Ten Guidelines for Future-Proof Code
Have you ever felt frustrated working with someone else’s code? Difficult-to-maintain source code is a big problem in software development today, leading to costly delays and defects. Be part of the solution. With this practical book, you’ll learn 10 easy-to-follow guidelines for delivering C# software more » that’s easy to maintain and adapt. These guidelines have been derived from analyzing hundreds of real-world systems. Written by consultants from the Software Improvement Group (SIG), this book provides clear and concise explanations, with advice for turning the guidelines into practice. Examples for this edition are written in C#, while our companion Java book provides clear examples in that language. * Write short units of code: limit the length of methods and constructors * Write simple units of code: limit the number of branch points per method * Write code once, rather than risk copying buggy code * Keep unit interfaces small by extracting parameters into objects * Separate concerns to avoid building large classes * Couple architecture components loosely * Balance the number and size of top-level components in your code * Keep your codebase as small as possible * Automate tests for your codebase * Write clean code, avoiding "code smells" that indicate deeper problems « less
2016
Ten Guidelines for Future-Proof Code
Have you ever felt frustrated working with someone else’s code? Difficult-to-maintain source code is a big problem in software development today, leading to costly delays and defects. Be part of the solution. With this practical book, you’ll learn 10 easy-to-follow guidelines for delivering Java software more » that’s easy to maintain and adapt. These guidelines have been derived from analyzing hundreds of real-world systems. Written by consultants from the Software Improvement Group (SIG), this book provides clear and concise explanations, with advice for turning the guidelines into practice. Examples for this edition are written in Java, while our companion C# book provides workable examples in that language. * Write short units of code: limit the length of methods and constructors * Write simple units of code: limit the number of branch points per method * Write code once, rather than risk copying buggy code * Keep unit interfaces small by extracting parameters into objects * Separate concerns to avoid building large classes * Couple architecture components loosely * Balance the number and size of top-level components in your code * Keep your codebase as small as possible * Automate tests for your codebase * Write clean code, avoiding "code smells" that indicate deeper problems « less
2016
This practical book offers best practices to be followed for CMMi implementation. It allows the reader to discover and avoid the mistakes that are commonly made while implementing CMMi practices in their work areas. You'll experience how easy, yet concise the CMMi practice description is and how quickly more » and efficiently it can be implemented to your work processes. CMMi is a popular software process improvement model developed by the US department of Defence Software Engineering Institute (Carnegie Mellon University). This model is extensively used by software professionals and organizations worldwide. CMMI for Development: Implementation Guide is a step by step guide to change the way people interpret and implement CMMi in their organizations. What You Will Learn * What CMMi is and how to benefit from itDetect and rectify common mistakes * Best practices and methods to implement CMMi * How to define your processes using CMMi * How to use these processes in your work areas and collect improvement data * How to prepare your work area and organization for CMMi appraisal Who is this book for This book is targeted towards and variety of audiences; namely Program Managers, Project Managers, Development Leads, Test Leads, Quality Professionals, Training Professionals. « less
2016
Reignite Business with a Modern DevOps-Enabled Software Factory
This book provides digital leaders who are accountable for the rapid development of high-quality software applications a concise guide to designing, implementing, measuring, and improving DevOps programs that are tailored to their organizations.In DevOps for Digital Leaders, deep collective experience more » on both sides of the dev–ops divide informs the global thought leadership and penetrating insights of the authors, all three of whom are cross-portfolio DevOps leaders at CA Technologies. Aruna Ravichandran, Kieran Taylor, and Peter Waterhouse analyze the organizational benefits, costs, freedoms, and constraints of DevOps. They chart the coordinated strategy of organizational change, metrics, lean thinking, and investment that an enterprise must undertake to realize the full potential of DevOps and reach the sweet spot where accelerating code deployments drive increasing customer satisfaction, revenue, and profitability.Digital leaders are charged to bridge the dev–ops disconnect if their organizations are to survive and flourish in a business world increasingly differentiated by the degree to which dynamic application software development harmonizes with operational resilience and reliability. This short book applies the DevOps perspective to the competitive challenge, faced by every high-performance IT organization today, of integrating and automating open source, cloud, and enterprise tools, processes, and techniques across the software development life cycle from requirements to release. What Readers Will Learn • Remove dependencies and constraints so that parallel practices can accelerate the development of defect-free software • Automate continuous delivery across the software life cycle to eliminate release bottlenecks, manual labor waste, and technical debt accumulation • Generate virtualized production-style testing of applications through real-time behavioral analytics • Adopt agile practices so operations teams can support developer productivity with automated feedback, streamline infrastructure monitoring, spot and resolve operations issues before they impact production, and improve customer experience • Identify the DevOps metrics appropriate to your organization and integrate DevOps with your existing best practices and investment Who This Book Is For The primary readership forDevOps for Digital Leadersis IT leaders in large companies and government agencies who have any level of responsibility for the rapid development of high-quality software applications. The secondary readership is members of development and operations teams, security professionals, and service managers. « less
2016