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Measuring DevOps Success with Four Key Metrics

Over the years at Stelligent, we’ve used many metrics and have debated on which are best for our customers. Therefore, it’s extremely beneficial to finally have a canonical source for the relevant metrics that matter to organizations that is backed by data and analysis – if for no other reason then to stop wasting time on debating the finer points of certain metrics. Read more…

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Performance Testing In a Continuous Delivery Pipeline

Everyone talks about unit and functional tests when adopting Devops practices, but how do you know if one of your changes has introduced a major performance degradation? Performance testing is the missing link to having a truly Continuously Deliverable pipeline. In this blog post, you will see how performance tests can be integrated into your Continuous Delivery Read more…

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Get Notified on AWS CodePipeline Errors

With AWS CodePipeline Notifications, developers and others can receive notifications on events that occur in your pipelines?—?including pipeline, stage, and action changes. For example, you can receive email notifications on pipeline failures. Because CodePipeline notifications leverage Amazon CloudWatch Events, you can also integrate it with AWS resources such as SNS, Lambda, SQS, SSM, EC2, Inspector, Kinesis Read more…

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Migrating from ServerSpec to InSpec

Key Benefits OS and CM agnostic InSpec runtime is faster than ServerSpec DRY – Componentization of test suites using shared InSpec Profiles Removes downloading of Gem files on every test execution Quick to Change from ServerSpec to InSpec CLI binary available to run tests from CI/CD Allows usage of community test suites Allows usage of Read more…

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Stelligent Bookclub: “Working Effectively with Legacy Code” by Michael Feathers

If you’re a member of the tech industry then you’ve probably had to work with legacy code — those ancient systems that just hold everything together. Not every project is greenfield, thus “Working Effectively with Legacy Code” by Michael Feathers is a book that has a reputation that would provide a good insight into how Read more…

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Security Integration Testing (Part 2): Building and deploying a testing framework on AWS

Continuous Security: Security in the Continuous Delivery Pipeline is a series of articles addressing security concerns and testing in the Continuous Delivery pipeline. This is the fifth article in the series. Introduction The purpose of this blog series is to show how AWS Config and Lambda can be used to add Security Integration tests to a Continuous Read more…