Solving for the Development Talent Gap with Rocket’s DevOps v10 Software
Today, Rocket relaunched its Rocket® DevOps software, a modernization platform designed specifically to enable end-to-end continuous integration continuous delivery (CI/CD) for multi-code environments that include the IBM® i platform.
The software’s modern user experience enables organizations to better attract and retain developer talent amid the ongoing and widespread skills shortages. With the updated software, organizations can offer talented developers the chance to work on mission-critical applications with CI/CD—which is not only appealing to developers but also good for business.
Mitigating the impact of skills shortages
Keeping an organization’s most important systems running optimally requires an experienced team of developers, but with a limited number of professionals who understand code on IBM i and a generation of talent beginning to retire, organizations are facing a skills shortage. Attracting new developers in the current hiring climate will be dependent on employers’ ability to offer prospective employees modernized DevOps tools and approaches that allow them to tackle important projects with ease.
Rocket DevOps software solves for this talent gap by enabling end-to-end DevSecOps, providing IBM i development and delivery teams a solution that supports everything from deployment management to testing so users can develop and deploy high quality code quickly, efficiently and securely.
With Rocket DevOps software, developers will have the chance to contribute to iterative development cycles that include automated testing. DevOps teams can take advantage of automated, early and frequent testing within environments that include RPG and COBOL applications, enabling a balance of the flexibility of experimentation and the structure of automation and process controls.
The software also empowers flexibility for CI/CD, allowing engineering and DevOps teams to test the right things at the right time, quickly experiment, make changes and adapt as needed to drive innovation. Users can then deliver holistic, simplified reporting through near-real time dashboards, enabling teams to quickly respond to regulatory audits and service-level agreements.
Providing a stronger DevOps UX
The solution enables CI/CD for IBM i+ environments, bringing modern DevOps best practices to mission critical applications. With Rocket DevOps, organizations can build structure through automation and controls, removing as much manual, error-prone work as possible, enforcing compliance mandates through separation of duties and driving faster time to market.
The software also facilitates integrations to popular third-party and open-source DevOps tools, thereby standardizing DevOps across an organization. Even non-RPG talent will be able to engage and support the IBM i DevOps process thanks to its easy-to-use interface, alleviating pressure on RPG developers while keeping code moving.
Combined, the Rocket DevOps solution’s capabilities enable users to realize the promise of CI/CD, rapid release cycles and DevSecOps best practices in their IBM i software, so that organizations can secure the top talent and position them to deliver even greater results.