IBM Cloud DevOps
March 9, 2017
The new DevOps tools on Bluemix, IBM's developer platform, which allow
companies and development teams to continuously and automatically ensure
the quality of the code in their apps. This ability to better control
code quality at all times helps businesses to reduce unpredicted app
downtime and increase functionality, while simultaneously helping
developers to iterate on and deploy new features quickly and
IBM Cloud DevOps Insights allows developer teams to set policies around
changes and updates made to specific apps and to block the deployment of
changes that do not meet these requirements. By doing so, teams can keep
risky updates and code, which may not have been properly vetted or
tested, from disrupting an app's performance and usability.
For example, a team may want to better guarantee the quality of code
being written for a new app feature, ensuring that any code being
deployed will have passed at least 80 percent of tests around security
and functionality. Using DevOps Insights, the team could create such a
policy, integrating these tests and their results with a built-in gate.
Set by DevOps Insights, this gate would automatically evaluate and
analyze the test results of each piece of code being delivered. If a
piece of code is determined to not have passed the tests, it would be
stopped at the gate.
further increase usability, DevOps Insights gives developers a single
and comprehensive dashboard to view which versions of an app's updates,
features and tests are running and where, even when the tools and types
of tests being used differ. This new service supports popular test
result formats, such as xUnit, Mocha, Karma, Instanbul and Blanket.
Because Bluemix and its services are built on open standards, DevOps
Insights is easily integrated with other tools, and also supports
Since its launch in 2014, Bluemix has rapidly grown to become one of the
largest open, public cloud deployments in the world. Based in open
standards, it features more than 150 tools and services spanning
categories of cognitive intelligence, blockchain, security, Internet of
Things, DevOps and more.