The Complete DevOps Glossary

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A/B Testing

A technique in which a new feature, or different variants of a feature, are made available to different sets of users and evaluated by comparing metrics and user behavior.

Acceptance Testing

Typically high-level testing of the entire system carried out to determine whether the overall quality of both new and existing features is good enough for the system to go to production.

Actifio

Instantly mount any application under 1 min with full read / write access. Copy Data Virtualization frees increasingly strategic data from increasingly commoditized infrastructure, replacing the many siloed systems you’re using today to protect and access copies of the same production data. It replaces all the software licensing and capital intensive hardware tied up in Backup, Snapshot, Disaster Recovery, Business Continuity, Dev & Test, Compliance, Analytics, and other systems with a single, radically simple approach that does one thing: Make whatever data, from whenever it was created, available wherever you need it.

ActiveControl

ActiveControl allows SAP systems to respond to new business requirements at high speed. Its range of powerful automation features support agile development, DevOps and Continuous Delivery in SAP environments, generating more business value through faster, safer application delivery.

Agent

An agent is a program installed on specific physical servers in order to handle the execution of various processes on that server.

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Bamboo

Bamboo is a continuous integration server from Atlassian, the makers of JIRA, Confluence and Crowd. Bamboo supports builds in any programming language using any build tool, including Ant, Maven, make, and any command line tools. Build notifications can be customized based on the type of event, and received via email, instant message, RSS, or pop-up windows in Eclipse-based IDEs and IntelliJ IDEA.

Bcfg2

Bcfg2 (pronounced "bee-config") is a configuration management tool developed in the Mathematics and Computer Science Division of Argonne National Laboratory. Bcfg2 aids in the infrastructure management lifecycle – configuration analysis, service deployment, and configuration auditing.

Behat

Behat — a php framework for autotesting your business expectations. Behat is an open source Behavior-Driven Development framework for PHP. It is a tool to support you in delivering software that matters through continous communication, deliberate discovery and test-automation.

Behavior-Driven Development (BDD)

A development methodology that asserts software should be specified in terms of the desired behavior of the application, and with syntax that is readable for business managers.

BigTable

BigTable is a compressed, high performance, and proprietary data storage system built on Google File System, Chubby Lock Service, SSTable (log-structured storage like LevelDB) and a few other Google technologies.

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CA Agile Central

CA Agile Central is an enterprise-class platform that’s purpose-built for scaling agile development practices. Provide a hub for teams to collaboratively plan, prioritize and track work on a synchronized cadence. Connect your development work to your company’s most important business initiatives. Measure productivity, predictability, quality and responsiveness with real-time performance metrics.

CA Agile Requirements Designer

CA Agile Requirements Designer is an end-to-end requirements gathering, test automation and test case design tool which drastically reduces manual testing effort and enables organizations to deliver quality software to market earlier and at less cost. The optimal set of manual or automated tests can be derived automatically from requirements modeled as unambiguous flowcharts and are linked to the right data and expected results. These tests are updated automatically when the requirements change, allowing organizations to deliver quality software which reflects changing user needs.

CA Automic Release Automation

CA Automic Release Automation automates complex business processes, applications, and infrastructure, specializing in Finance Automation and DevOps, on-premise or in the Cloud. The goal is to provide consistent, repeatable and auditable deployments across the Continuous Delivery pipeline.

CA Nolio

Nolio, which has since been acquired by CA, was an application service automation software for deploying and managing applications across data centers.

CA Release Automation

CA Release Automation is an enterprise-class, continuous delivery solution that automates complex, multi-tier release deployments through orchestration and promotion of applications from development through production.

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Dark Launch

A go-live strategy in which code implementing new features is released to a subset of the production environment but is not visibly, or only partially, activated. The code is exercised, however, in a production setting without users being aware of it.

Datadog

Datadog is a SaaS-based monitoring and analytics platform for IT infrastructure, operations and development teams. It brings together data from servers, databases, applications, tools and services to present a unified view of the applications that run at scale in the cloud.

Datical

Datical’s mission is to radically improve and simplify the application release process by modernizing and automating the database release process. Datical solutions deliver the capabilities technology executives need to remove database deployments as a barrier to delivering new application innovation. With Datical, enterprises can eliminate the security vulnerabilities, costly errors, data loss and downtime often associated with current database deployment methods.

Datical Deployment Monitoring Console

Automatically monitor the status of every database deployment across the enterprise. Given the opportunity for human error, manually tracking SQL script execution across all environments is not an ideal approach. Datical makes database auditing and deployment monitoring easy by automatically tracking and reporting on the status of every database deployment across the enterprise.

DB2

IBM DB2 is a family of database server products developed by IBM. These products all support the relational model, but in recent years some products have been extended to support object-relational features and non-relational structures like JSON and XML.

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ElasticBox

ElasticBox is a DevOps platform for agile enterprises. It's where developers and IT operations come together to define, deploy, and manage application automation agnostic of any infrastructure or cloud.

Elasticsearch

Elasticsearch is a search server based on Lucene. It provides a distributed, multitenant-capable full-text search engine with a RESTful web interface and schema-free JSON documents. Elasticsearch is developed in Java and is released as open source under the terms of the Apache License. Elasticsearch is the second most popular enterprise search engine.

ElectricFlow

ElectricFlow is a single DevOps platform that supports the entire end-to-end software development and delivery process. ElectricFlow Deploy is built on top of this powerful platform to automate deployments to accelerate time to market, reduce delivery costs, and increase quality, reliability and traceability.

EPAM Orchestrator

EPAM Orchestrator combines the most optimal technology and service to create unified, dynamic, fully-managed cloud solutions. It is a comprehensive multiplatform, multi-cloud, federated application orchestration framework that advances lean engineering practices, enables full cycle, continuous solution delivery, reduces time to market and greatly improves quality.

Excel

Microsoft Excel is a spreadsheet application developed by Microsoft for Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X, and iOS. It features calculation, graphing tools, pivot tables, and a macro programming language called Visual Basic for Applications. It has been a very widely used as a release management tool in relation to DevOps.

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Fastlane

Developer hours saved. Fastlane is the tool to release your iOS and Android app. It handles all tedious tasks, like generating screenshots, dealing with code signing, and releasing your application. Open docs.fastlane.tools for more information

FinalBuilder

FinalBuilder is Vsoft's build tool. With FinalBuilder you don't need to edit xml, or write scripts. Visually define and debug your build scripts, then schedule them with windows scheduler, or integrate them with Continua CI, Jenkins or any other CI Server.

Firebird

Firebird is an open source SQL relational database management system that runs on Linux, Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X and a variety of Unix. The database forked from Borland's open source edition of InterBase in 2000, but since Firebird 1.5 the code has been largely rewritten.

Fisheye

FishEye is a revision-control browser and search engine owned by Atlassian, Inc. Although FishEye is a commercial product, it is freely available to open source projects and non-profit institutions.

FitNesse

FitNesse is a web server, a wiki, and an automated testing tool for software. It is based on Ward Cunningham's Framework for Integrated Test. FitNesse is designed to support acceptance testing rather than unit testing in that it facilitates detailed readable description of system function.

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Ganglia

Ganglia is a scalable distributed system monitor tool for high-performance computing systems such as clusters and grids. It allows the user to remotely view live or historical statistics (such as CPU load averages or network utilization) for all machines that are being monitored.

Gatling

Gatling is an open-source load testing framework based on Scala, Akka and Netty. The software is designed to be used as a load testing tool for analyzing and measuring the performance of a variety of services, with a focus on web applications.

Gauntlt

Automated Security Testing. Gauntlt provides hooks to a variety of security tools and puts them within reach of security, dev and ops teams to collaborate to build rugged software. It is built to facilitate testing and communication between groups and create actionable tests that can be hooked into your deploy and testing processes.

GenRocket

GenRocket software redefines the role of complex integration testing with a platform that automates the generation of white box test code. It uses on-demand, real-time test data that scales to large and complex database environments while preserving referential integrity.

Geronimo

Apache Geronimo is an open source application server developed by the Apache Software Foundation and distributed under the Apache license.

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Hana

SAP HANA is an in-memory, column-oriented, relational database management system developed and marketed by SAP SE. HANA's architecture is designed to handle both high transaction rates and complex query processing on the same platform. SAP HANA was previously called SAP High-Performance Analytic Appliance.

HBase

HBase is an open source, non-relational, distributed database modeled after Google's BigTable and written in Java. It is developed as part of Apache Software Foundation's Apache Hadoop project and runs on top of HDFS (Hadoop Distributed Filesystem), providing BigTable-like capabilities for Hadoop.

Helion

HP Helion is an enterprise cloud platform brand from Hewlett Packard consisting of hardware, software, and services hosted in the private, public, and hybrid cloud. HP Helion was announced and launched in May 2014. HP has stated it will commit 1 billion USD over two years to develop and market the platform.

Helix

Helix, a source code management (SCM) and content collaboration platform that brings distributed workflows, Git management, advanced threat detection and new deployment options to enterprises building Internet of Things devices and digital media.

Helix Core Version Control

Helix Core leverages the versioning engine that Perforce customers rely on for lightning-fast, file-level asset management. Helix Core securely manages all digital content—even large files—in a single repository, and delivers files quickly to large, distributed teams. The Helix Version Control System also includes Helix Swarm for code review and collaboration, and a bevy of Apps and Integrations.

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IBM Cloud

IBM® Cloud is an open-standards, cloud platform for building, running, and managing applications. With IBM Cloud, developers can focus on building excellent user experiences with flexible compute options, choice of DevOps tooling, and a powerful set of IBM and third-party APIs and services.

Icinga

Icinga is a scalable and extensible monitoring system which checks the availability of your resources, notifies users of outages and provides extensive BI data.

Idera

IDERA empowers database and IT professionals to design, monitor & manage data systems with complete confidence.

IIS

Internet Information Services (IIS, formerly Internet Information Server) is an extensible web server created by Microsoft for use with Windows NT family. IIS supports HTTP, HTTPS, FTP, FTPS, SMTP and NNTP.

Informix

IBM Informix is a product family within IBM's Information Management division that is centered on several relational database management system (RDBMS) offerings. The Informix products were originally developed by Informix Corporation, whose Informix Software subsidiary was acquired by IBM in 2001.

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Jam

Perforce Jam is an open-source build system developed by Christopher Seiwald of Perforce Software. It can be used as a replacement for make. Its primary feature is its ability to express build patterns in an imperative language which supports structured namespaces (similar to Pascal records) and simple lists.

Jasmine

Jasmine is an open source, behavior-driven testing framework for JavaScript with an easy-to-read test syntax.

JBoss

WildFly, formerly known as JBoss AS, or simply JBoss, is an application server authored by JBoss, now developed by Red Hat. WildFly is written in Java, and implements the Java Platform, Enterprise Edition (Java EE) specification. It runs on multiple platforms.

JBoss Data Virtualization

JBoss Data Virtualization is a data integration solution that sits in front of multiple data sources and allows them to be treated as a single source, delivering the right data, in the required form, at the right time to any application and/or user.

Jelastic

Unlimited PaaS and Container-Based IaaS in a Joint Cloud Solution for DevOps. Jelastic provides a turnkey Hybrid, Public and Private cloud platform that brings together enterprise PaaS and container-based IaaS. The platform provides certified containers for Java, PHP, Ruby, Node.js, Python and .NET and the ability to upload custom Docker containers. Jelastic offers agile deployment models, flexible scaling for stateless and stateful applications, collaboration and access control tools, billing and business analytics tools, while driving down TCO with high density and hardware utilization. Jelastic is a software company that enables cloud hosting service providers, systems integrators and enterprises to unleash the full potential of the cloud to generate superior ROI and efficiencies.

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Kallithea

Kallithea is a free software source code management system that supports two leading version control systems, Mercurial and Git, and has a web interface that is easy to use for users and admins. You can install Kallithea on your own server and host repositories for the version control system of your choice.

Kanboard

Kanboard is a free and open source Kanban project management software. There is no fancy user interface, Kanboard focuses on simplicity and minimalism. The number of features is voluntarily limited. Kanboard has a very simple query language that offers the flexibility to find tasks in no time. Apply custom filters dynamically on the board to find what you need. Search by assignees, description, categories, due date, etc.

Karate

Karate is an open-source web-API test-automation framework that can script calls to HTTP end-points and assert that the JSON or XML responses are as expected. Karate also has support for service-virtualization where it can bring up "mock" (or stub) servers which can substitute for web-services that need to participate in an integration-test. Karate's capabilities include being able to run tests in parallel, HTML reports and compatibility with Continuous Integration tools.

Karma

A simple tool that allows you to execute JavaScript code in multiple real browsers. The main purpose of Karma is to make your test-driven development easy, fast, and fun.

Katalon Studio - Intelligent Test Automation

Katalon Studio is a powerful automation toolset for web and mobile app testing. Katalon Studio revolutionizes the way software testers use Selenium and Appium with a complete test automation framework that allows testers to quickly setup, create, run, report, and maintain their automated tests. Katalon Studio is available to testers at no cost, with a free download available. Katalon Studio is packed with many essential features, including: Object Spy, Record & Playback, Cross browser execution, JIRA integration, Keyword-Driven Testing, Data-Driven Testing, and Web Service Testing.

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LaunchDarkly

LaunchDarkly allows software teams to move faster with less risk. Companies use this management platform to manage the whole feature lifecycle from launch to sunsetting. Teams have complete control over features at scale allowing them to release to specific users, collect feedback, and enable rollback.

Lean

“Lean manufacturing” or “lean production” is an approach or methodology that aims to reduce waste in a production process by focussing on preserving value. Largely derived from practices developed by Toyota in car manufacturing, lean concepts have been applied to software development as part of agile methodologies. The Value Stream Map (VSM), which attempts to visually identify valuable and wasteful process steps, is a key lean tool.

Librato

Librato is hosted monitoring platform designed for custom metrics. It consists of a scalable and redundant storage tier that is optimized for time series data, visualization tools, data manipulation capabilites, and a powerful alerting framework. With integrations that collect data from servers, AWS, Docker, Redis, and many other systems, Librato is a complete solution for monitoring and analyzing the metrics that impact your business at all levels of the stack.

Linux Containers

linuxcontainers.org is the umbrella project behind LXC, LXD, LXCFS and CGManager. The goal is to offer a distro and vendor neutral environment for the development of Linux container technologies. Our main focus is system containers. That is, containers which offer an environment as close to possible as the one you'd get from a VM but without the overhead that comes with running a separate kernel and simulating all the hardware. This is achieved through a combination of kernel security features such as namespaces, mandatory access control and control groups.

Liquibase

Liquibase is an open source database-independent library for tracking, managing and applying database schema changes. It was started in 2006 to allow easier tracking of database changes, especially in an agile software development environment.

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Make

Make is a utility that automatically builds executable programs and libraries from source code by reading files called makefiles which specify how to derive the target program. Though integrated development environments and language-specific compiler features can also be used to manage a build process, Make remains widely used, especially in Unix.

Mantis Bug Tracker

Mantis Bug Tracker is a free and open source, web-based bug tracking system released under the terms of the GNU General Public License version 2. The most common use of MantisBT is to track software defects. However, MantisBT is often configured by users to serve as a more generic issue tracking system and project management tool.

Marathon

Marathon is a production-grade container orchestration platform for Mesosphere's Datacenter Operating System (DCOS) and Apache Mesos.

MariaDB

MariaDB is a community-developed fork of the MySQL relational database management system intended to remain free under the GNU GPL. Being a fork of a leading open source software system, it is notable for being led by the original developers of MySQL, who forked it due to concerns over its acquisition by Oracle.

MarkLogic

MarkLogic is a new generation database that is built with a flexible data model to store, manage, and search today’s data, without sacrificing any of the data resiliency and consistency features of last-generation relational databases. With these capabilities, MarkLogic is ideally suited for making heterogeneous data integration simpler and faster and for doing dynamic content delivery at massive scale.

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Nagios

Nagios, an open-source computer-software application, monitors systems, networks and infrastructure. Nagios offers monitoring and alerting services for servers, switches, applications and services. It alerts users when things go wrong and alerts them a second time when a the problem has been resolved.

NAnt

NAnt is a free and open source software tool for automating software build processes. It is similar to Apache Ant, but targeted at the .NET environment rather than Java. The name NAnt comes from the fact that the tool is Not Ant.

Neo4j

Neo4j is an open-source graph database, implemented in Java. The developers describe Neo4j as "embedded, disk-based, fully transactional Java persistence engine that stores data structured in graphs rather than in tables". Neo4j is the most popular graph database.

Nevercode

Nevercode was born from a simple idea: to help mobile app developers build better apps faster. We built a cloud-based continuous integration service that automated the key steps in the development process – building, testing, distributing. We’ve come to the realization that finding ways to eliminate grunt work allows developers to be more effective and achieve ambitious goals. Thus, the way developers work influences their results, and that in turn has an impact on everyone.

New Relic

New Relic is an American software analytics company based in San Francisco, California. Lew Cirne founded New Relic in 2008 and currently acts as the company's CEO. New Relic's technology, delivered in a software as a service (SaaS) model, monitors Web and mobile applications in real-time that run in cloud, on-premises, or hybrid environments

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Octopus Deploy

Octopus Deploy is an automated deployment and release management server. It is designed to simplify deployment of ASP.NET applications, Windows Services and databases.

OneOps

OneOps is a cloud management and application lifecycle management platform that developers use to both develop and launch new products, and to more maintain them throughout their entire lifecycle. OneOps enables developers to code their products in a hybrid, multi-cloud environment.

Open Build Service

The Open Build Service (OBS) is a generic system to build and distribute packages from sources in an automatic, consistent and reproducible way. It makes it possible to release software for a wide range of operating systems and hardware architectures. The OBS reference server, which we use to build the openSUSE distribution, currently hosts 47,344 projects, with 435,173 packages, in 72,951 repositories and is used by 49,233 confirmed developers.

OpenShift

OpenShift is a platform as a service product from Red Hat. It is also an Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), comparable to Google Storage and Amazon S3 online storage services.

OpenStack

OpenStack is a free and open-source cloud computing software platform. Users primarily deploy it as an infrastructure as a service (IaaS) solution.

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Packer

Packer is free and open-source software for creating identical machine images or containers for multiple platforms from a single source configuration. It was written by Mitchell Hashimoto and became one of the products in his company Hashicorp's software toolkits as open-source proprietary-managed software. It is associated with the Vagrant container management tool, also written by Hashimoto.

PagerDuty

The PagerDuty Digital Operations Management Platform empowers teams to proactively mitigate customer-impacting issues by automatically turning any signal into the right insight and action, so you can innovate with confidence. Visualize every dimension of the customer experience with contextual insights and interactive applications, and optimize response orchestration, continuous development and delivery.

PalletOps

Pallet is a platform for agile and programmatic automation of infrastructure in the cloud, on server racks or directly on virtual machines. Pallet provides cloud provider and operating system independence, and allows for customization.

Panaya Release Dynamix

Panaya Release Dynamix (RDx) provides visibility into risk and quality with a single collaborative platform from initial business change request through to testing and production, for fast change delivery.

Papertrail

Centralized log management. Tracks down customer problems, error messages, app requests, slow DB queries, config changes.

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QF-Test

QF-Test from Quality First Software is a cross-platform software tool for the GUI test automation specialized on Java/Swing, SWT, Eclipse plug-ins and RCP applications, Java applets, Java Web Start, ULC and cross-browser test automation of static and dynamic web-based applications (HTML and AJAX frameworks like ExtJS, GWT, GXT, RAP, Qooxdoo, RichFaces, Vaadin, PrimeFaces, ICEfaces and ZK). Web applications cross-browser on Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer, Safari and Edge with the Selenium WebDriver approach; headless browser for Chrome and Firefox.

Quali CloudShell

Quali’s Cloud Sandbox Software allows you to create and publish sandboxes that are replicas of infrastructure and application configurations and use them for development, testing, demos, training, and support. CloudShell works by letting you model, orchestrate, and deploy on-prem, cloud, and hybrid environments so that all teams in the DevOps lifecycle have consistent access to production-ready environments.

Qualitia Automation Studio

Qualitia is a pioneer in script-less functional test automation. Qualitia brings the power of simplicity and speed to adopt test automation in the most effective way. Qualitia has enabled businesses to transform the way software functional testing is done, by significantly optimizing cost and effort to make “ship/no-ship” decisions with high confidence. With Qualitia, large enterprises are successfully driving “Shift Left” agenda in Agile & DevOps environment.

Quest Toad

Toad Software is a database management toolset from Quest that database developers, database administrators and data analysts use to manage both relational and non-relational databases using SQL. Take a proactive approach to data management. Re-focus your teams on more strategic initiatives, and move your business forward in today’s data-driven economy.

QuickBuild

QuickBuild is PMease's build automation tool derived from LuntBuild. Like LuntBuild, QuickBuild is a powerful build automation and management tool. Continuous Integration or nightly builds can be easily set using a clean web interface. Executed builds are well managed using functions such as search, categorization, promotion, patching, deletion, etc. It also acts as a central build artifacts repository and download area for your whole team.

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RackHD

RackHD is a technology stack created for enabling hardware management and orchestration, to provide cohesive APIs to enable automated infrastructure. In a Converged Infrastructure Platform (CIP) architecture, RackHD software provides hardware management and orchestration (M&O). It serves as an abstraction layer between other M&O layers and the underlying physical hardware. Developers can use the RackHD API to create a user interface that serves as single point of access for managing hardware services regardless of the specific hardware in place.

Rackspace

Rackspace Inc. is a managed cloud computing company based in Windcrest, Texas, USA, a suburb of San Antonio, Texas.

Rake

Rake is a software task management and build automation tool. It allows you to specify tasks and describe dependencies as well as to group tasks in a namespace. It is similar to SCons and Make, but it has a number of differences. The tool is written in the Ruby programming language and the Rakefiles (equivalent of Makefiles in Make) use Ruby syntax. It was originated by Jim Weirich.

Rally

Rally Software, founded in 2001, provides cloud-based solutions for managing Agile software development. Rally’s offerings include Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) and Project Portfolio Management (PPM) platform and products, Agile consulting services, courses through Agile University, and training courses focused on Agile and Lean practices.

Rancher

Rancher is a complete, open source platform for deploying and managing containers in production. It includes commercially-supported distributions of Kubernetes, Mesos, and Docker Swarm, making it easy to run containerized applications on any infrastructure.

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Sahi

Sahi is an automation and testing tool for web applications coming in an open-source and a proprietary version. The open-source version includes a basic tools set sufficient for most testing purposes (Record on all browsers, Playback on all browsers, HTML playback reports, JUnit Style playback reports, Suites and batch run, Parallel playback of tests), whereas the Pro version includes further features such as test distribution and report customization.

Salt

Salt platform or SaltStack is a Python-based open source configuration management and remote execution application. Supporting the "infrastructure-as-code" approach to deployment and cloud management, it competes primarily with Puppet, Chef, and Ansible.

Sauce Labs

Sauce Labs provides the world’s largest cloud-based automated testing platform for web and mobile applications. Sauce Labs helps companies accelerate software development cycles, improve application quality, and deploy with confidence across hundreds of browser / OS platforms, including Windows, Linux, iOS, Android & Mac OS X. Optimized for CI, CD and DevOps, the Sauce Labs platform has native plugins for Microsoft VSTS/TFS, IBM Bluemix, Jenkins, Team City, JIRA and other essential technologies that form the DevOps build pipeline toolchain. Sign up for a free trial @ http://saucelabs.com.

sbt

sbt is a build tool for Scala, Java, and more.

Scalyr

Scalyr's log management service is capable of aggregating terabytes per day and searching 100s of gigabytes per second. Scalyr is 100% cloud-based and was built from the ground up for performance. It includes tools for managing and parsing logs, plotting rich visualization, building dashboards, and setting comprehensive alerts. Scalyr is easy to setup with either a lightweight agent or a number of pre-built integrations (including CloudWatch metrics, CloudTrail logs, CloudFront logs, ELB access logs, and more.) Scalyr will help your entire team solve more DevOps problems, faster.

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Tableau

Tableau Software is an American company based in Seattle. They make several tools for business intelligence and data visualization. Tableau focuses on producing fast data analytics and beautiful graphs and charts. In addition to enterprise-level software, Tableau offers free and low-cost tools for personal use.

Taiga.io

Taiga is a project management platform for agile developers & designers and project managers who want a beautiful tool that makes work truly enjoyable. Free. Open Source. Simple to use.

Targetprocess

Visually manage complex work. Reduce clutter and focus on the things that matter. Whether you’re scaling Agile through your entire company or adopting it for the first time, we’ve got your back. From Kanban and Scrum to SAFe and NEXUS, Targetprocess adapts to your management approach.

Tasktop Integration Hub

Tasktop provides software integration, for all of your tools, while creating an integrated value stream for your organization and improving the way you deliver applications. Whether you’re connecting two tools or 20, just a few projects or hundreds, your integrations need to be straightforward to set up and manage. With Tasktop's model-based integration, you're able to use customized models for each artifact allowing you to reuse those models across multiple projects and tools.

Team Foundation Server

Team Foundation Server (commonly abbreviated to TFS) is a Microsoft product that provides source code management, reporting, requirements management, project management, automated builds, lab management, testing and release management capabilities.

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Unit Testing

Code-level (i.e., does not require a fully installed end-to-end system to run) testing to verify the behavior of individual pieces of code. TDD makes extensive use of unit tests to describe and verify intended behavior.

UrbanCode Build

IBM UrbanCode Build is a continuous integration and build management server optimized for the enterprise. It is designed to make it easy to scale the configuration and management of your build infrastructure and seamlessly plug into development, testing and release tooling.

UrbanCode Deploy

IBM UrbanCode Deploy is a tool for automating application deployments through your environments. It is designed to facilitate rapid feedback and continuous delivery in agile development while providing the audit trails, versioning and approvals needed in production.

UrbanCode Release

IBM UrbanCode Release, formerly called uRelease, is a collaborative release management tool that helps you handle the growing number and complexity of releases. You can plan, execute, and track a release through every stage of the delivery lifecycle. Based on lessons learned from working with our customers, UrbanCode Release reduces errors, while making large releases faster and more agile.

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Vagrant

Vagrant, by HashiCorp, is an open-source tool that creates and configures virtual development environments. It can be seen as a wrapper around virtualization software such as VirtualBox, VMware, KVM, LXC and around configuration management software such as Ansible, Chef, Salt or Puppet.

Value Stream Mapping

A process visualization and improvement technique used heavily in lean manufacturing and engineering approaches. Value Stream Maps are used to identify essential process steps vs. “waste” that can be progressively eliminated from the process.

Vault

HashiCorp's Vault secures, stores, and controls access to tokens, passwords, certificates, API keys, and other sensitive resources in modern datacenters. For each resource, Vault handles leasing, revocation, rolling, and auditing.

vCloud Air

vCloud Air is a public cloud platform built on the trusted foundation of vSphere, compatible with your on-premises data center, that includes infrastructure, disaster recovery, and various applications as service offerings. vCloud Air allows you to extend your workloads into the cloud with ease. You can migrate existing onsite virtual machines (VMs) to the public cloud or start up new application VMs directly in the cloud. You can also easily port VMs and other business-critical workloads back and forth to the location of your choice, all with the secure and capable foundation of vSphere.

Venafi Trust Protection Platform

Venafi Trust Protection Platform (TPP) provides fully automated processes for injecting X.509 keys and certificates into Containers, VM's, CI/CD pipelines, Orchestration and Config Management tools. TPP is currently integrated with Docker, Chef, SaltStack, IBM UrbanCode and many other tool chains.

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Waterfall

A software development methodology based on a phased approach to projects, from “Requirements Gathering” through “Development” etc. to “Release”. Phases late in the process (typically related to testing and QA) tend to be squeezed as delays put projects under time pressure.

Watir

Watir is an open-source cross-platform web application testing tool. It is most reliable and flexible automation tool of Ruby libraries for web browsers automation. This cross-browser testing tool interacts with a browser just like human being so it clicks links, filling out forms and validating text.

webhook

webhook is a lightweight configurable tool written in Go, that allows you to easily create HTTP endpoints (hooks) on your server, which you can use to execute configured commands. You can also pass data from the HTTP request (such as headers, payload or query variables) to your commands. webhook also allows you to specify rules which have to be satisfied in order for the hook to be triggered.

WebLogic

Oracle WebLogic Server is a Java EE application server currently developed by Oracle Corporation. Oracle acquired WebLogic Server when it purchased BEA Systems in 2008.

Webpack

Webpack is a module bundler for modern JavaScript applications. It takes the dependencies and generates a dependency graph allowing web developers to use a modular approach for their web application development purposes.

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XebiaLabs

XebiaLabs develops enterprise-scale Continuous Delivery and DevOps software, providing companies with the visibility, automation, and control to deliver software faster and with less risk. Headquartered in the U.S., XebiaLabs has a worldwide network of sales offices and partners.

XL Deploy

XL Deploy is an agentless deployment automation tool that helps enterprises deliver value 10x faster to complex middleware environments. It allows users to deploy, rollback, and diagnose issues without writing or maintaining scripts or workflows.

XL Impact

The first goal-based DevOps Intelligence solution, XL Impact delivers integrated KPIs to show the health of your Continuous Delivery pipeline. It combines DevOps best practices with historical analysis, machine learning, and data from across your tool chain to show trends, predict outcomes, and recommend actions.

XL Release

XL Release is a release management tool specifically for CD. It enables teams across an organization to model & monitor releases, automate tasks within IT infrastructure, and cut release times by analyzing and improving release processes.

xUnit.net

xUnit.net is a unit testing framework for .NET projects with full support for .NET Core and Xamarin. It is developed under the umbrella of the .NET Foundation and was started by the original developer of NUnit 2.

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Yocto Project Build System

The Yocto Project is an open source collaboration project that provides templates, tools and methods to help you create custom Linux-based systems for embedded products regardless of the hardware architecture. It was founded in 2010 as a collaboration among many hardware manufacturers, open-source operating systems vendors, and electronics companies to bring some order to the chaos of embedded Linux development.

YouTrack

Free, online, easy-to-use, fully customizable issue tracking and agile project management tool your development team will love, by JetBrains. Our cloud or your server.

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Zabbix

Zabbix is an enterprise open source monitoring solution for networks and applications, created by Alexei Vladishev. It is designed to monitor and track the status of various network services, servers, and other network hardware.

Zephyr

Release top-notch software faster with Zephyr, solutions for managing and scaling your entire testing lifecycle in real-time. Increase your testing efficiency by integrating Zephyr solutions with automation tools like Selenium, or continuous integration tools like JIRA, Bamboo, Confluence, and many more.