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Devops has moved out of the cloud

The cloud is a natural venue for taking advantage of devops -- but you shouldn't stop there

Software testers balk at ISO 29119 standards proposal

The ISO wants to standardize software testing, but it's encountering pushback from testers and is unlikely to get uptake in large companies

In Microsoft's cloud quest, some will get left behind

Risk of 'technical drift' is especially pernicious when your vendor appears to support the cloud but is only paying lip service

Our fault? Read the project audit and weep

A wise development team brings in the big guns against accusations of mismanagement on a troubled software project

Fantastic failures: 9 startups that sank in 2014

Despite the hype and promise, these unfortunate startups hit the wall this year

Devops adopters: Your trust is rewarded

Devops can be used to foster not just rapid innovation inside a company, but also trust and cooperation

Scrum co-inventor: Agile can lower risk, but it won't tell you how to code

Ken Schwaber recounts the invention of scrum and compares it to reading a book about chess

3 stooges and a bozo make a mockery of the IT department

Apathy, chaos, and mediocrity are the norm at a company that doesn't seem to care about the quality of its products

Developer picks: 7 hot tools for agile development

Project managers weigh in on the top tools fueling the agile movement at modern dev shops

Continuous delivery revs up software updates

Implementing the concept can automate software delivery, but companywide buy-in is needed

Pivotal adds mobile platform development with Xtreme Labs acquisition

VMware- and EMC-backed startup moves beyond cloud, big data, and platform as a service by adding mobile to the mix

Web app coders: Clean up your act!

When writing JavaScript front ends, is your workflow all over the place? Do you cling to repetitive actions instead of automating? Then this advice is for you

6 lessons to learn from a happy IT organization

At DirecTV, IT stopped playing defense and took the lead, helping business management weigh key decisions. Here's how they pulled it off

To make IT 'agile,' devops is not enough

Devops aims to heal the often bitter divide between developers and operations, but delivering more and better solutions faster demands an enterprise-wide commitment

5 pioneering paths for software development's new frontier

Forward-thinking dev shops mix methodologies, hire cross-functional coders -- beating old-guard shops to the hottest emerging app markets

16 ways to torture developers

Hi, my name is Initech, and I have a developer abuse problem

5 ways devops can help companies crank out better code faster

With the right tools and processes, as well as removal of cultural barriers, devops can deliver huge benefits to companies

DHS shifting to cloud, agile development to boost homeland security

Along with its transition to agile, the department is establishing cloud services, platform-as-a-service, and software-as-a-service

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