January/February 2018 issue of acmqueue

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Originally published in Queue vol. 13, no. 4
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Jez Humble - Continuous Delivery Sounds Great, but Will It Work Here?
It's not magic, it just requires continuous, daily improvement at all levels.

Nicole Forsgren, Mik Kersten - DevOps Metrics
Your biggest mistake might be collecting the wrong data.

Alvaro Videla - Metaphors We Compute By
Code is a story that explains how to solve a particular problem.

Ivar Jacobson, Ian Spence, Pan-Wei Ng - Is There a Single Method for the Internet of Things?
Essence can keep software development for the IoT from becoming unwieldy.


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Mike Kelly | Wed, 29 Apr 2015 17:46:38 UTC

My company evaluates software acquisitions for buyers and investors as part of a technical due diligence process. We have seen a variety of different approaches to software development among the (typically small) startups we look at, and this would qualify as one of the more sophisticated, although some of the tools mentioned (Jenkins, JMeter, Selenium) are ones we regularly encounter. Our experience is that senior CTOs and tech leaders drive these kinds of processes into their teams where, as the authors note, "[h]ow a software development team implements process and handles its application life cycle management can have a huge bearing on the success of the product it is developing." It's great to see such a clear roadmap for doing this well nicely documented.

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