Forbes – 3/2/18
[Ed. Note. Byline by Todd Delaughter, CEO, CA Automic]
The app economy is seriously booming. According to market intelligence company App Annie, the range of economic activity surrounding mobile applications will be worth $6.3 trillion globally by 2021 -- nearly five times the total a year ago.
Mobile’s emergence as one of the century’s biggest mega-trends has given rise to a new software development ethos meant to ensure that organizations can deliver new, high-quality code to customers as quickly as possible. This new paradigm emphasizes two core attributes -- agility, which is the ability to develop software iteratively and adapt quickly as changes occur; and the automation of manual, repeatable steps.
To incorporate these qualities into their processes and culture, many companies are relying on DevOps -- the breaking down of silos between development and operations -- to promote continuous delivery and get new features, configuration changes and bug fixes into the hands of users rapidly and reliably. That’s the vision anyway. Unfortunately, in day-to-day life at many organizations, the continuous delivery pipeline doesn’t operate very continuously.