As 2016 comes to a close and we get ready to welcome in 2017, let’s take a look back at our five most popular blogs from this year.
1. 7 Habits of Successful DevOps Implementation
These habits go well beyond routine behavior patterns in that they reflect a conscientious and systematic approach to the entirety of Development and Operations. It should be no surprise then that these “habits” factor prominently in any successful DevOps implementation. This blog shows that to excel at DevOps, it is not enough to pay lip service to the idea; you must integrate its principles within every aspect of your IT operation.
2. 5 Top Database Development Solutions
Figuring out the most efficient database development solutions for you can be the difference in avoiding potential pitfalls and effectively dealing with today’s rapid business cycles. “Time is money” is not just a cliché term that is thrown around in long, drawn out, inefficient business meetings. For database development teams, maximizing competence, performance, adaptability, and readiness, will help simplify development and allow automation to achieve repeatable processes, all while avoiding potential risks that create downtime.
3. Three Principles That Must Be Employed to Get DevOps Right
Remember the days of quarterly product releases and updates? Thanks to DevOps, those days are gone and companies can release software continuously and consistently. However, there is sometimes a disconnect between what DevOps should be and what it is in practice. In some cases, DevOps is used only late in the development process or once a company begins encountering issues with a release. These problems can be avoided, however. The three principles presented in this blog will help you implement DevOps successfully in your enterprise.
4. The Definitive Guide to Database Version Control: Part I — Agile Database Development
Business needs are the most significant driver of change. The ability to do more with less and offer accelerated delivery is what differentiates successful, world-class companies from the rest. If your competitor can deliver relevant features faster and with better quality, you're eventually going to lose market share. The popularity of this blog shows that our readers are looking to move more rapidly and deal with ever-changing requirements while ensuring optimum quality despite resource constraints.
5. 5 Developer Personality Types and How to Get The Most Out of Them
In every team of developers, you will meet at least one of these people. In fact, you may even be one of these people! This blog, which covers often challenging personalities that you will encounter in your DevOps teams, will make you laugh and cringe, as well as offer some practical advice on dealing with different types developers.