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Penetration Testing – think and act like an attacker

Organizations increasingly face the pressure to strengthen the security of their systems. Data protection is a hot topic for good reasons: to protect what's most important to them. Local security scans, CI/CD pipelines which include security quality gates and security tests for running apps are common now. Besides that,...

Close your DevOps loop – Playbooks as Code can help

DevOps is all about enriching your end-user experience. Continuous feedback to improve your applications is an important discipline. The faster you respond to (external) changes the better. Disruptions in production need to be solved as quickly as possible to ensure your end-users remain happy. Business-related KPIs such as the...

Why Simple CI/CD reduces Friction and makes devs happy

For software development teams, one of the most important factors of an efficient and successful development process is frictionless CI/CD. While simple CI/CD reduces friction, getting to a point of 'simple' is, well, not simple. Development teams should only spend time on their code, not on the plumbing to get...

Cyrès: How Building and Using software factories are very different

CI/CD has been a major turning point in software development methodologies. It standardizes the workflows and tooling developers use, not unlike how a factory standardizes its work and machines to achieve greater output and better quality. The widespread adoption of DevOps practices has increased the delivery velocity from a few...

The case for Continuous Documentation

Continuous Integration, Deployment (or Delivery), and even Release are well-known concepts for developers and cloud engineers. Teams work hard to create pipelines that do most of the repetitive work for them, reducing the cognitive load and reducing toil. The pipelines are a second brain of sorts that remembers to...

Why APIs can’t be missed when it comes to DevOps

DevOps teams rush to deliver their applications to production. Data & information spreads fast in modern organizations. Teams push hard to eliminate manual processes and replace them with automated scripts. One of the most powerful ways to make this a reality is to use APIs for every application (component)...

Dealing with DevOps Metrics and KPIs

Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) are a great principle to measure how well your organization performs. DevOps accelerates the automation of (almost) everything within the entire organization. Therefore you need useful KPIs to measure the success of your DevOps initiatives. Common KPIs in the DevOps world are deployment frequency, lead...

Stack Labs loves Simple CI/CD

Continuous Integration and Continuous Delivery are a vital part of every project. At Stack Labs, this is one of the pillars of our work and of our team. It's kind of like having a person looking over our shoulder, checking if we do our work well. By automating building,...

CockroachDB is a hassle-free SQL database for multiple clouds

Everyone knows: cockroaches are annoying, highly persistent bugs. They can live under extreme conditions and always keep coming back even if you eliminated them all. When it comes to your valuable data you require a rock-solid solution with is fault-tolerant and extremely reliable. CockroachDB does do that, it utilizes...

New trends and buzzwords in the DevOps era: are you ready for 2021?

As the year 2020 comes to an end, it's nice to look back at the trends and hypes we got so far. It is even more exiting to see which trends might become reality in 2021. For sure the new year will bring us new and exciting stuff which...