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In DevOps, it's important your team and the auditors speak the same language

Posted by Jeff Bounds on October 21, 2014 at 7:30am 0 Comments

How can DevOps practitioners within corporations learn to talk to auditors, and vice-versa?

It’s a major issue, as we learned last week in part one of my email interview with Jeff Gallimore, partner and owner at Excella Consulting.

“An enterprise moving towards DevOps practices often has real problems operating in a “traditional” controls environment,” Gallimore told me. “Basically, it’s a very frustrating, painful — and potentially costly — experience if they can’t bridge the gap between what they’re doing (and why) and what will satisfy the auditors.”

To help address the problem. Gallimore teamed with three other guys to produce something called the DevOps Audit…

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People problems: Are humans killing your software performance?

Posted by George Lawton on October 20, 2014 at 8:30am 0 Comments

At the recent JavaOne Conference, Ben Evans, co-founder of jClarity, a performance analysis tool vendor, talked about the human factors challenges that can kill software performance. The goals of a performance initiative, he said, should focus on risk reduction, improved reliability and increased maintainability.

Evans defines performance as a measurement-driven approach to understand application behavior under load. This process is not about fiddling with algorithms and software switches but focuses instead on data and statistics.

Staying in sync with reality

Even if an organization spends time and effort to create a production environment with physical boxes or…

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Friday Funnies: Watch Me Pull a Rabbit Out of My Hat

Posted by Mike Drago on October 17, 2014 at 8:30am 0 Comments

Have a great weekend, everyone! Thanks for popping onto our little site!

Go ahead and blame Chase for breach, but also blame software vendors

Posted by Clay Zeigler on October 16, 2014 at 8:00am 2 Comments

If you are among the 76 million JPMorgan Chase customers or 7 million small businesses whose data was breached, you have a lot of people on whom to focus your anger. First and foremost is the security team at Chase. 

But not far behind are software companies, in general. So says Rajesh Goel, chief technology officer at Brainlink International, whose accusatory comments were reported by SCMagazine last week. 

Goel told the publication that many software and security vendors are “a HINDERANCE to security, not an asset”  because they’re constantly pumping out buggy products. Banks, which are held to…

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How does it work?

Started by Jerry in Ask Burt. Last reply by Manoj Philip Mathen on Sunday. 6 Replies

We just had a training on CA LISA. I understood creating a virtual service and deploying in VSE. But I don;t understand the concept behind it1. Say I am SOAP web service provider and while trying to test my impl ,the underlying database is not available. How does vsi help in this scenario ?2. use wsdls to create vsi.. It may make an endpoint available in the virtual server but how does it help testing team since it would only have the raw response and not the actual provider response. So when…Continue

CA Lisa implementation

Started by Guadalupe Mora in Ask Burt. Last reply by Manoj Philip Mathen on Sunday. 3 Replies

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How to create stub using request and response xml files in itko LISA 5.0.26?

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JDBC virtualization in LISA 7.1 using agent based protocol.

Started by Abhishek Rathod in Ask Burt. Last reply by Nandeesha Oct 14. 1 Reply

Hi All,I have not virtualized DB before,Can anybody please describe the steps to create successful Virtual JDBC using agent based protocol in LISA 7.1?Help is appreciated.Thanks,AbhiContinue

 
 
 

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