Swim lanes
You can get valuable insight from visualizing each feature request's path to deployment as an assembly line that can be optimized.
Server monitoring
This list gives you a good set of metrics to keep an eye on and why it's in your best interest to do so.
Building
Probo's mission is to break down the barriers between software developers and other project stakeholders.
Computer
Probo.CI helps your team collaborate and produce better results.
Laptop with code

Developers want to solve problems and create strong code foundations that prevent bugs.

Security
Do different CMS options offer varying levels of security? Here's how to keep your site safe.
Sue Spolan
Sue Spolan
Ansible vs Puppet
One of the more important trends in development over the past decade has been the movement towards automated provisioning of servers. In this blog post, we compare Ansible and Puppet.
People working at tables
The goal of any company is to reduce costs and increase profit, especially when it comes to online and IT projects. When an IT undertaking is a transitional effort, it makes sense to consider staff augmentation and outsourcing.
Continuos Delivery

Probo, a continuous integration tool, is built on the premise that humans need to see software working to know that it is correct.

Door

If you think of D7 and D8 as basic buildings, the modules are all the things you add to buildings to make them more useful. Here are our five favorites. 

Jason Oscar
Jason Oscar
Man at laptop

Probo CI, a new automated testing tool built by Zivtech, goes a long way to fulfill the promise of DevOps harmony.

Flowering branches

Probo is not just another shiny continuous integration tool. One of the most frequently asked questions we get is how Probo differs from other CI tools already available to developers. There’s a short answer.

Howard Tyson
Howard Tyson
Old computer station

We asked our team of experts at Zivtech to look into the near future and consider what's possible for 2016. Here are their predictions, and a few other random thoughts.

Zivtech
Zivtech Staff
Concrete wall
Drupal 8 makes testing more manageable (especially for unit tests) but does not fundamentally change the equation to ensure that the site the end user sees behaves and appears correctly.
Howard Tyson
Howard Tyson
Lights

In Drupal 8, we finally have WYSIWYG in core, but no solution for adding videos and other embedded content. How can we have the ease of use of Wordpress for embedding 3rd party content?

Empty seats
What if you could build in quality assurance?
Howard Tyson
Howard Tyson
Child playing Jenga
Your system probably doesn't help you with quality assurance outside of what a computer can look at.
Howard Tyson
Howard Tyson
Man staring pensively
Quality assurance is a hugely important step in the website development process, but it’s a process that can be fraught with confusion and frustration, or even worse, overlooked completely.
Red wall
If you’re using Chrome, and in all likelihood you are, given that nearly half of global users are on Google’s browser, you may have noticed a security warning. Should you be worried?
Collaboration
Probo.CI is a new open source continuous integration system designed from the ground up to work with Drupal.
Howard Tyson
Howard Tyson
Coding
In my previous post, I gave an overview of a high performance caching setup that facilitated SSL everywhere.
High Performance Caching

*Note: This is the first of a two-part post.

Code
At Zivtech we use Vagrant for all of our development. It allows us to effortlessly spin up new development environments on many different systems and ensures that we have the exact same software available in development that we will in production.
Howard Tyson
Howard Tyson
Code
This post will cover the highly available load balancer setup that currently serves 7 sites, with another 4 in the pipeline. Basically, we want to run the sites through two Linux-based software load balancer boxes, and be able to keep the sites up even if one of them fails.
Binoculars
Ever wanted to know what changed in the {variable} table? Who changed it? What the old value was? Well, this is the module for you.
Web development
This is a basic IP failover setup. There are other tools out there like Heartbeat and the Linux-HA suite. But I wanted something with less overhead. I also wanted something that was "semi-automatic."
Zivtech
Zivtech Staff
Coding
We had to setup a static file server for a client site - its growing too big for a single box running php, mysql and serving static content.