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6 next-gen monitoring tools tackle Docker

Docker doesn't have to be a black box; peel back the lid with these tools and services designed to harvest statistics from containers.

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When Git isn't good enough: Version control for enterprises

Built for development teams, Git can’t meet enterprise scalability and security requirements on its own.

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Are you over-testing your software?

Is it possible to reduce -- or even eliminate -- the human factor when it comes to testing software releases? In a word, yes.

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8 steps to a faster, smoother build process

False positives undermine the whole purpose of automated testing and continuous integration; eliminate them with these tips.

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Improving on Git-flow for continuous delivery

While Git-flow provides workflow structure essential for devops, CD often requires bridging the gaps to other stakeholders.

Conquer continuous delivery with GitHub and Jenkins

GitHub and Jenkins together help make agile development real, enabling you to automate the build process and focus on test-first development.

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GitHub for the rest of us

Git enabled programmers to coordinate distributed work across teams -- now GitHub is making complex collaboration work for non-programmers too.

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Automation for the people: The programmer's dilemma

In the delicate relationship between technologists and users, the 'toolsmith' can initiate a collaborative cycle that makes everyone a stakeholder.

Critical vulnerability in Git clients puts developers at risk

Developers using GitHub and GitHub Enterprise are advised to update their Git clients and exercise caution when cloning or accessing Git repositories.

Amazon Web Services entices developers to the cloud with a trio of new tools

CodeDeploy, CodeCommit, and CodePipeline help developers put code in the cloud and manage it.

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Devops, agile development cut through federal agency's red tape

Scrum, waterfall approaches, paired with Jenkins, Git, Chef tools as well as Java and Spring add up to higher efficiency and better tech management.

Bossie Awards 2014: The best open source application development tools

InfoWorld's top picks for your application development toolbox in 2014

CloudBees enterprise PaaS bites the dust

CloudBees is shutting down its Java PaaS, Run@Cloud -- a sign of the tough market facing enterprise PaaS offerings.

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How Red Hat can catch the developer train

Red Hat's technology is still top-notch, especially for mission-critical workloads. But the open source leader lacks meaningful partnerships.

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15 technologies changing how developers work

The work of telling computers what to do is markedly different than it was even five years ago, so don't get caught asleep at the console. Peter Wayner profiles 15 technologies transforming how developers work today.

Can TDD factions agree to disagree?

The #isTDDDead debate might be over but history suggests the fallout has just begun. Or at least that's what Uncle Bob says.

Git 2.0 features better defaults and a kinder learning curve

Improved defaults make the open source code sharing and version control system much easier to use for existing users and newbies alike.

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Java developers prefer JUnit, Jenkins, and Git

Survey also reveals two-thirds of Java developers are still using Java 7, and Scala topped the list of alternative JVM languages.

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