Despite conservatism and a general aversion to risk, big money center banks are starting to adopt agile techniques to their software development efforts. The American Banker, a daily trade newspaper and website covering the financial services industry, has identified two of the leaders as JP Morgan Chase, the largest bank in the US by assets and BBVA Compass, the second largest bank in Spain. Why banks that enormous would embrace agile is an interesting story.
Your business might already enjoy the benefits of a DevOps strategy – but has it evolved its approach to security?
Everyone knows that DevOps is about breaking down the silos between engineering and operations teams to shorten feedback loop and achieve continuous software delivery. With a DevOps mindset, one can expect benefits such as increased deployment speed, reduced complexity and a more stable operating environment.
Jenkins is the most commonly used automation service used in software development. In many cases it’s first installed locally to automate everyday tasks of application building with each source code commit and launching a regression test suite after a successful build. Later as automation matures it’s made generally available or bought as a service from some cloud provider. This being said, Jenkins is the industry standard for defining software automation steps.
Every now and then a new mobile test automation framework emerges, it quickly gains attention from mobile developers. This is happening right now with the Detox framework.
Today there are many automation tools that companies are working with. It’s evident that not every process around baking quality into mobile apps is perceived the same. In my 10 years working for enterprise and startups there always seems to be one thing that teams tend to overlook. It’s rather simple, but as engineers we sometimes make our lives harder than it has to be. This is especially true when we are faced with a business process related to do items.
If you’re working in a large organization you might know what I am talking about. It’s what you get asked for at the end of every sprint and before being ready to release to production. The “thing” I am referring to is a report.
Transforming a company from Agile Development to Continuous Delivery by deploying a high degree of automation into its delivery pipeline, is called DevOps nowadays. DevOps is short for Development and Operations – the two departments that generally operate with two very different goals. Software Development teams are continuously writing new and better code to achieve fast iteration cycles. They need an environment with improved and instant feedback loops on new innovations. Conversely, Operations teams are all about keeping production software stable and working, no matter what. They need an environment that alerts of any deviations in production. In general, the fewer changes to the environments are introduced, the better.
Like in any field of the world, achieving success requires some key factors – there’s hard work and there’s luck. But there are also one or two things that have killer impacts, making all the difference. And it’s that point that makes top mobile games/apps stand out from the crowd.
Over the years, the integration of JIRA has helped many organizations facilitate the process of creating and reporting issues on mobile app tests directly from Bitbar Testing platform. Today, we are glad that Bitbar Testing for JIRA is now added onto Atlassian Marketplace, breaking the barriers between Devs, Test and IT/Ops teams.
Bitbar Monitoring not only helps you proactively monitor the end-user experience of your mobile applications, but also powers your team to resolve issues as quickly as possible so that your mobile business stays on track.
Have you ever heard term – “Slack is the new email”??
When we talk about DevOps with our customers, terms like “automation”, “speed”, “collaboration” and “tools” always dominate the discussion. Mobile teams want to “move fast and break things.”