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Our December 2012 digital issue of Dr. Dobb's Journal is devoted to DevOps: defining what it is and detailing how to do it right. We'll also discuss JavaScript and Windows 8, reach back into our vault to examine continuous integration trends, and more!

In This December Digital Issue:

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  • What Exactly Is DevOps?
    By Neil Garnichaud
  • The latest trend in software development is the culture of DevOps, in which developers partner with operations staff to assure that software runs with a minimum of problems.

  • Getting DevOps Right: The Lay of the Land
    By Scott Ambler
  • The DevOps movement offers the potential for an important bump in both professionalism and productivity in the IT marketplace. But, as with all movements before it, there is the danger that DevOps will be misunderstood and misapplied.

  • Microsoft's JavaScript Move
    By Dino Esposito
  • Windows 8 is making JavaScript a first-class app platform.

  • The Shrinking Expanding World of CI
    By Andrew Binstock
  • Continuous integration is undergoing something of a renaissance as continuous delivery (and its sidekick, DevOps) begin to find adoption in many enterprises. Simultaneously, the number of viable CI packages is shrinking quickly.

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  • Readers comment on Windows 8, Oracle's stewardship of Java, and the poor man's design tool.

    Snapshots of the most interesting items on drdobbs.com including Git, assert statements, and an exploration of new features in WPF 4.5.

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