Atlassian’s annual developer conference, Atlassian Summit, is currently underway in Barcelona. The event invites agile enthusiasts and passionate Atlassian users to network with industry leaders, share agile development strategies and inspire change.
Parametrization is particularly important in an agile software environment. As your agile organization evolves, testing needs to hit the accelerator and keep pace with an accelerating development lifecycle, while still maintaining a high standard of software quality in order to fulfill customer expectations.
Digital transformation has triggered companies to relook at existing business models and their approach to operationalize day-to-day processes. Nowhere is this more evident than software development. To meet the demands of advanced innovation and quicker delivery of new applications and services, IT teams are transitioning to DevOps models that close the gap between development and operations.
And DevOps is making bold strides. According to a survey by a reputed market research company, 50% of organizations said they were already leveraging DevOps to support their digital business transformation.
“I am buzzing. I can’t believe it,” were Guha Bharadwaj’s words on being picked as one of the top 10 Rising DJs worldwide.
It is a proud moment for Go2Group as Guha, Senior Marketing Manager, popularly known as Goos in the DJ community and music circle, gets selected as one of the top 10 Rising DJs across the world to watch out for by Pioneer DJ’s Kuvo service. His music was heard and endorsed by Daisuke Ito — a long time contributor to club and culture publications including the best for underground music — Resident Advisor.
While he has been working with Go2Group for over four years, he made this magnificent achievement in just two years as a professional DJ.
"I've always been a big fan of the Ubuntu platform, having used it since the very first release. My goal is to pass along my extensive knowledge of Ubuntu to others." Jeremy (Jay) LaCroix, Solutions Architect, Go2Group
With the newest Ubuntu Server 18.04 having taken data centres by storm and becoming popular with features such as new default desktop GNOME 3.28, better boot speed, new "minimal installation" option, new default applications, Linux Kernel 4.15 and others, it is more than essential to understand how to master Ubuntu.
As an Atlassian Platinum and Enterprise Solution Partner, Go2Group is proud to share that Atlassian has been named a leader in Gartner's 2018 Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Agile Planning Tools for the second time. Atlassian's EAP software products Jira Software and Portfolio for Jira help teams successfully practice agile development and release great software at scale.
Is DevOps implementation easy? The likes of Netflix and Facebook have shown continuous improvement reiterating the technical and business benefits of DevOps — shorter development cycles, increased deployment frequency, and faster time to market. On the other hand, a high percentage of enterprises are still figuring it out — oscillating between short and quick successes and failing to make the big jump to mainstream.
In this age of digital transformation, testing is more than just a step or phase in the software development life cycle; it is an integral process that runs parallel to development. In the past few years, the testing industry has witnessed significant scaling due to the introduction of advanced technology. With the increasing application of artificial intelligence and automation, there were a few areas that successfully took testing to the next level, such as adoption of DevOps practices, tools, and applications, and test automation for web applications.
As enterprises continue to add more tools to handle specialized portions of software delivery, an alignment has begun to place more emphasis on data than tools. This alignment realizes the value of data — not just processes or applications. The result: a real need to leverage insights into the practices and better optimize them. Multiple technologies, processes, applications, and systems need to be updated and maintained on a regular basis to keep this fragile ecosystem functioning properly.
How far we've come! It wasn't that long ago all integrations were performed using extract-transform-load (ETL) or basic remote services like Corba and XML. With the advent of faster networks like HTML and Json, and easy-to-use and general purpose interface like Restful APIs, there has been a significant improvement in integration technologies and advances in the connected world. Refrigerators, today, can recognize what food you've stored inside, provide shopping lists on your phone, and place orders through apps, and then there are self-driving cars! What's next?