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2021 DevOps Roadmap: 5 Predictions for the New Year

It’s probably an understatement to say that many of us were thrilled to say goodbye to 2020 last week and usher in the new year. While 2020 wasn’t all bad, it certainly presented its fair share of challenges and changes. COVID-19 pushed engineering teams to be more distributed than ever before, transforming many things about the way we collaborate to build, deliver and manage software.

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The 5 Biggest FinServ App Failures of 2020

In this post we break down some of the biggest FinServ app failures that made headlines in 2020, and how organizations can avoid them in 2021. The end of one year and the start of another is always a good time for reflection, and this December, some financial services institutions certainly have a lot to think about. The digital transformation race in the financial services industry has been heating up for a while.

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How to Effectively Bridge The DevOps Skills Gap

IT skills gaps are a stumbling block for many businesses. 63% of U.S. organizations expect the gap to widen in the next two years. Unlocking your workforce potential with proper upskilling can be a difficult process. Image source But, if your company manages to successfully close the DevOps skills gap you can significantly improve: Here are our top tips to effectively bridging that gap.

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A Guide to Pragmatic Kubernetes-Based Application Releases

With KubeCon just around the corner, we thought this would be a good opportunity to look beyond the microservices hype and take a pragmatic look at releasing reliable code in your kubernetes-based applications. You’re probably already familiar with the challenges of troubleshooting monolithic applications. But in a containerized world things can get much more complicated – increasing the importance of having a more structured approach for ensuring code quality and reliability.

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Java NullPointerException:One Tiny Thing That's Killing Your Chances of Solving It

What are some of the biggest obstacles with Java exception handling? Warning: the following string of characters is known to induce stress responses in certain individuals of the human species: “java.lang.NullPointerException”. If you’ve ever been frustrated with an exception, you’ve reached the right place! In this post, we highlight the shortcomings of relying on stack traces alone for investigating Java NullPointerExceptions.

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Voices in Innovation: CI/CD and the State of Software Quality

In a world where new software development tools and techniques like continuous integration and continuous deployment (CI/CD) debut daily, it can sometimes feel like all of our problems should already be solved. But as we all know, that’s far from the case. As new solutions emerge, new problems come right along with them.

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OverOps + Microsoft: Triage New and Critical Errors With Azure Boards [Part 2]

This second post in our Microsoft + OverOps blog series breaks down how to streamline your troubleshooting process with our new Azure DevOps integration. One thing we’ve learned here at OverOps over the years is that the last thing developers want is yet another dashboard. That’s why we try to make sure that the error snapshots we capture for our users are easily accessible from within the tools they already use.

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OverOps + Microsoft: Streamline Error Resolution with Microsoft Teams [Part 1]

This first post in our Microsoft + OverOps blog series breaks down how to enhance your troubleshooting process with our Microsoft Teams integration. At OverOps, we like to work the way you work. Whatever tools you use, wherever you are in the DevOps lifecycle, we’ll meet you there – and bring our deep, code-level visibility along with us. When it comes to integrating with the modern DevOps life cycle, it should come as no surprise that Microsoft tools are on our radar.

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Risky COVID Business: Reliability Learnings from the Zoom Outage

OverOps CTO Tal Weiss shares a few best practices for avoiding digital disasters like the recent Zoom outage. When we first wrote about the impact of the coronavirus in March, almost a third of the U.S – and over a billion people around the world – were in virtual lockdown. Now 5 months later, there are fewer people in lockdown, but the threat of COVID looms as large as ever.

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You Code It, You Own It: Announcing OverOps Support for Git Blame

OverOps’ new integration with GitLab and GitHub empowers development teams to assign every error to the right developer responsible for fixing it. We’re excited to share that we’ve expanded our collaboration with GitLab and GitHub to support git blame and automated source attach! Read the PR announcement here. OverOps’ mission is to help application development and SRE teams deliver more reliable software, faster.