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Is DevOps a Bad Idea? Countless articles and blogs boast the many benefits of automating changes and processes through DevOps. However, adopting automation and full Continuous Integration and Continuous Delivery can be an intimidating transition for organizations. Some IT leaders are hesitant to pull the trigger and make the switch. Thus, arguments against DevOps arise.

Continuous integration, or CI, is the practice of integrating code from multiple developers into a central location frequently, ideally several times per day or any time a developer commits a change. Each check-in is then verified by an automated build, allowing teams to detect problems early. This represents a change from the traditional build process

CloudBees recently announced the acquisition of Electric Cloud, combining the product capabilities of two well-known players in the CI/CD and Application Release Automation/Application Release Orchestration (ARA/ARO) space. This article provides a summary of the acquisition and guidance on what this means to businesses as they establish and mature their processes, enabling technology in support of

Oracle JET Made Easy Developing new enterprise applications? Building JavaScript based user interfaces that need deployment? Then Flexagon’s new Oracle JET Plugin (FlexDeploy 5.1.0.3)  may be for you. With the evolution of technology, companies such as Oracle and Flexagon have been transitioning to the cloud. The move to the cloud has emphasized the use of

Ansible is an open-source automation tool that provides a simple way to automate applications and IT infrastructure. It allows you to manage configurations, deploy applications, start and stop middleware, and much more. Ansible works by running modules on remote hosts. In order to run these modules, you can execute them on the command line or

Enterprises are adopting DevOps, Continuous Integration, and Continuous Delivery at an increasing pace. Why?  It allows them to create and improve software solutions (aka products) at a faster pace than traditional software development methods. DevOps, CI/CD, and Release Automation have proven to increase the speed, efficiency and quality of software delivery as well as improving

Today’s IT departments are under increasing pressure to release new solutions and enhancements to existing capabilities. Many are expected to deliver updates and new applications in tight timeframes. In a recent survey, 90 percent of DevOps professionals report increasing pressure to accelerate application release, and 93 percent link challenges to manual processes. IT leaders need

Flexagon has released FlexDeploy 5.1.0.1 which includes enhancements, usability improvements, and bug fixes. FlexDeploy is our DevOps platform for CI/CD and release automation which automates and orchestrates the entire build, deploy, and release lifecycle. FlexDeploy is an open and extensible platform with lots of plugins for commercial and open source technology. Here are some highlights of the release: Cloud Accounts –

Cloning is an important part of managing an Oracle E-Business Suite implementation. It allows the syncing of recent and relevant data into the non-production environments. The cloning process isn’t without its drawbacks however. In its purest form, the clone takes an exact copy of the Production database and overlays a non-prod environment. With this process,

FlexDeploy has supported advanced pipeline and release management scenarios natively for years now. Continuous Integration capabilities are also a core feature eliminating need for managing separate CI server. This makes FlexDeploy a unique DevOps platform that provide build, deploy & release automation all in one tool. FlexDeploy 5.1 takes all these capabilities step further to