A couples of incidents this week have highlighted one of the problems with the agile, software-driven world we live in. While it's great that new features are delivered to us quickly, it also means that problems are reaching users that we simply didn't experience when software development cycles were less intense.
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The DevOps movement has completely changed the nature of application development and deployment. Alongside the development of new cloud platforms and agile development techniques, the DevOps movement has brought development and operational IT teams together so software releases are carried out with cooperation between the two teams. But Andi Mann, the Chief Technology Advocate at Splunk, says there's a need for an evolution of that approach. Dubbed NewOps, he wants to see that connection between the development and operational teams developed further.
A new book, The One Device: The Secret History of the iPhone, chronicles the two year process Apple went through to create what became the template for the modern smartphone. Like it or not, the iPhone did change the mobile phone business significantly. But the design was not solely dependent on Steve Jobs. An anecdote from the book highlights how the device's success came about through iteration, hard work and a focus on the end user - all valuable lessons for today's developers.