API-Driven DevOps
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API-Driven DevOps

Strategies for Continuous Deployment

About the Book

The advent of cloud computing has changed the way applications are being built, deployed and hosted. One important development in recent years has been the emergence of DevOps — a discipline at the crossroads between application development and system administration. As more and more groups adopt DevOps organizational strata, understanding this new structure is key to keeping fresh and innovative. Grab this volume to learn about Continuous Integration tooling, Configuration Management, Docker Containers, and an API-driven approach to uniting development and delivery.

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About the Author

Nordic APIs
Nordic APIs

In 2013, Nordic APIs was formed to help organizations become more innovative, lean, and efficient. Nordic APIs has grown into one of only a handful of all-­API-­related event series held anywhere in the world. After hosting more than a dozen events, the community has grown to include hundreds of international thought leaders. Through the global reach of its blog, Nordic APIs is connected to 10's of thousands of API practitioners from around the world. Visit nordicapis.com for more information.

About the Contributors

Bill Conrad Doerrfeld
Bill Conrad Doerrfeld

Editor in Chief @ Nordic APIs

Bill Conrad Doerrfeld is an API specialist, interested in API economy research, marketing, and evergreen content evangelism for developer communities. He is the Editor in Chief for Nordic APIs. Before that he studied the API space as Directory Manager & Associate Editor for the ProgrammableWeb API directory. Follow him on Twitter, or reach out via email.

Chris Wood
Chris Wood

Project Manager @ Ebury, Blogger @ Nordic APIs

Chris Wood is the API Product Manager at Ebury, a UK fintech offering trading and currency solutions. His main interests are API management, Python and working on cool and interesting stuff. Connect with Chris on Twitter.

Kristopher Sandoval
Kristopher Sandoval

Blogger @ Nordic APIs

Kristopher Sandoval is a web developer, author, and artist based out of Northern California with over six years of experience in Information Technology and Network Administration. He writes for Nordic APIs and blogs on his site, A New Sincerity.

Vassili van der Mersch
Vassili van der Mersch

Seven Days Founder, Blogger @ Nordic APIs

Vassili van der Mersch is a technology entrepreneur and freelance programmer from Belgium. He is the founder of Sevendays and formerly a manager at Accenture, where he worked as a technology consultant for 10 years. Throughout his career in consulting, he has worked on a variety of API backends for large organizations in government and financial services. Follow him on Twitter or reach out to him at vassvdm@gmail.com.

Table of Contents

  • Preface
  • Defining the Emerging Role of DevOps
    • What is DevOps?
    • Why DevOps is Powerful
    • Implementing DevOps
    • DevOps Tools
    • DevOps as a Career
    • Analysis: Less Uptime Sacrificed for new Features
  • 10 Continuous Integration Tools to Spur API Development
    • Abao
    • DHC
    • Dredd, by Apiary
    • Chakram
    • Runscope
    • SmartBear TestComplete Platform
    • Swagger Diff
    • Analysis: CI is a Growing Presence in the API Economy
  • Reaching DevOps Zen: Tracking the Progress of Continuous Integration
    • Traditional CI
    • CI in the cloud
    • Mobile CI
    • Future of CI
    • Analysis: CI is a Mainstay for Development
  • Introducing Docker Containers
    • What is Docker?
    • Why Docker?
    • Simple Docker Commands
    • Caveat Emptor
    • Analysis: Use Docker in the Right Scenario
  • Digging into Docker Architecture
    • Virtual Containers
    • Docker Architecture
    • Who uses Docker?
    • Where does Docker fit in the DevOps puzzle?
    • Up Next: Tooling Built on Docker Remote API
  • Tools Built on Top of the Docker API
    • Dogfooding
    • Scheduling
    • Cluster Management
    • Service Discovery
    • Networking
    • Storage
    • Continuous Integration
    • Hosted Docker Registries
    • Log Aggregation
    • Monitoring
    • Configuration Management
    • Security Auditing
    • PaaS
    • Full-blown OS
    • Analysis: Remote Docker API Demonstrates Automated DevOps in Action
  • Description-Agnostic API Development with API Transformer
    • Where API Transformer Fits
    • Example Use Case
    • Analysis: The Value of API Transformer
  • The Present and Future of Configuration Management
    • What is Configuration Management?
    • CM in the Cloud
    • The Leaders: Puppet and Chef
    • The Contenders: Salt and Ansible
    • Cloud Vendor Solutions
    • In-House CM tools
    • Analysis: The Road Ahead
  • Security for Continuous Delivery Environments
    • What Is Continuous Delivery?
    • Auditing Security
    • Analysis: Continuous Delivery Requires Continuous Security
  • API Testing: Using Virtualization for Advanced Mockups
    • What is Service Virtualization?
    • What is API Virtualization?
    • 1: Test Failure in a Safe Environment
    • 2: Increase Development Productivity
    • 3. Isolated Performance Testing Saves Money
    • 4. Reduce Time to Market
    • 5. Virtualization Can be Usable
    • Safe Harbor: Drawbacks, Risks, and Mitigations
    • “Virtualize Me” -Your API
    • Analysis: Benefits in API Virtualization
  • Automated Testing for the Internet of Things
    • IoT and Testing
    • What Makes IoT Applications Harder to Test
    • Simulations, Quality Assurance and other Approaches
    • New Frontiers
    • Analysis
  • Final Thoughts
  • Endnotes

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