Archive of posts in year '2021'

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post icon DevSecOps Report – Proactively prevent vulnerabilities

09/17/2021 Daniel Huchthausen in Quality

DevSecOps Report – Proactively prevent vulnerabilities

Terms like DevOps or DevSecOps have become an integral part of our industry. In other words, agile software development that is focused on security is one of the most important approaches to modern development. Or is it?

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post icon Our visit to the Java Forum Nord 2021 – an event visit in times of Covid-19

09/17/2021 Tatjana Ksienzyk in Insides

Our visit to the Java Forum Nord 2021 – an event visit in times of Covid-19

Until the very end, the implementation of this year's Java Forum Nord was uncertain. The organizers waited for the current handling regulations of Lower Saxony to fight the pandemic. Then at the end of August the decision: It will take place!

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post icon Want developers to code with security awareness? Bring the training to them.

09/08/2021 Matias Madou in Quality

Want developers to code with security awareness? Bring the training to them.

These are exciting times, with digital transformation bringing new disruptive technologies that impact the way we work, sleep, eat and how we spend our personal time. For developers, this fast paced world offers plenty of opportunity to be part of something great. The chance to make their mark on a project that would affect others for decades to come. But as these new opportunities emerge, so do new risks.

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post icon SCM-Manager - Why Plugins?

09/07/2021 Eduard Heimbuch in Technology

SCM-Manager - Why Plugins?

If you have installed SCM-Manager before, you may have noticed how simple and small it is compared to other source control management solutions. One main reason for this is that tons of features are excluded from your default installation and can be easily added as plugins. But the currently available plugins are just the tip of the iceberg as you can simply write your own plugins using the powerful plugin API.

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post icon Is it possible to shorten release cycles and improve security at the same time?

09/02/2021 Daniel Huchthausen in Quality

Is it possible to shorten release cycles and improve security at the same time?

The world’s reliance on software is already great and will continue to grow. That's why the security of applications will also become increasingly important. This development is further reinforced by the global pandemic, as more businesses and services have increased their online availability. The U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), for example, has reported a 300% increase in cybercrime since the beginning of the pandemic: This shows that with the growing reliance on software and applications, the risk of attacks is also increasing.

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post icon Cloudogu EcoSystem documentation (docs)

07/28/2021 Philipp Ahrendt in EcoSystem

Cloudogu EcoSystem documentation (docs)

The principle of good software is to present as many complex relationships as possible in an easily understandable way. Thus, our Cloudogu EcoSystem (CES) looks pretty simple even though it hides extensive operations under the surface. Nevertheless, the CES provides a surprising number of user interfaces. Even though we observe usability conventions to the best of our ability, yet some functionality requires explanation. Therefore, we decided to build a comprehensive, public documentation and guide as docs.cloudogu.com.

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post icon More security thanks to micro-learning and gamification – Secure Code Warrior plugin for SCM-Manager

06/17/2021 Daniel Huchthausen in Quality

More security thanks to micro-learning and gamification – Secure Code Warrior plugin for SCM-Manager

The regularity of media reports on cyberattacks shows that security is, or should be, a key issue for software development teams these days. Learning methods like micro-learning and gamification help to raise awareness and knowledge about security issues. The new Secure Code Warrior plugin for SCM-Manager integrates these approaches into the review process.

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post icon DevOps in medium-sized companies – Is the hype justified?

05/19/2021 Daniel Huchthausen in DevOps

DevOps in medium-sized companies – Is the hype justified?

Is the hype around DevOps justified? Dr. Peer Faßnacht, Head of Customer Services at Cloudogu GmbH, says "yes" – if a few prerequisites are met. Read the interview with the magazine "IT Mittelstand" here.

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post icon Coding Continuous Delivery: CIOps vs. GitOps with Jenkins

04/21/2021 Johannes Schnatterer in DevOps

Coding Continuous Delivery: CIOps vs. GitOps with Jenkins

Continuous delivery (CD) is an agile software development approach that has proven to be a suitable way to reliably and repeatably produce high-quality software in short cycles. The use of containers and the cloud, e.g., on platforms such as Kubernetes (K8s), offers many opportunities to make CD processes more robust and simpler. One such option is GitOps. This article provides some concrete examples to illustrate the differences between classic CD pipelines (CIOps) and GitOps processes.

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post icon Automation assistants: GitOps tools in comparison

03/17/2021 Johannes Schnatterer in DevOps

Automation assistants: GitOps tools in comparison

If you want to switch from classic CI/CD environments to GitOps, then you can choose from any of a large number of available tools. However, it is not always easy to tell which features they support and how suitable they are for your project at first glance. Help in making a decision.

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post icon Software Prototyping

03/04/2021 Daniel Huchthausen in Methods

Software Prototyping

Prototyping is a great way to get an impression of how a product or idea could look like. In manufacturing you can use e.g. 3D printers to create prototypes. In software development you still have to code but you can apply different principles compared to developing a "real" product. We want to give a short introduction into software prototyping, because it can help you to develop better software, faster.

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post icon DevOps Basics (2/2): Phases and Processes

02/23/2021 Christopher Hablitzel in EcoSystem

DevOps Basics (2/2): Phases and Processes

DevOps combines previously assigned tasks and roles at a company on the basis of agile working methods, automation and cross-functional cooperation in order to create a common basis for value creation. This post describes the phases and processes of this so-calles “DevOps life cycle“.

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post icon Remote event storming with Miro – hands-on tips, techniques, and evaluation

01/27/2021 Axel Lütgering in Methods

Remote event storming with Miro – hands-on tips, techniques, and evaluation

Event storming is an interactive, group-based, dynamic brainstorming method based on the ideas of domain-driven design. The method calls for experts, developers, stakeholders, and customers to come together and jointly articulate a large picture of a business process and through the process of lively discussions arrive at a common language and common understanding.

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