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SD Times Blog: Lesser-known forms of agile

By now, you and your teams of developers have dipped their toes into every waterfall, every agile pond, and quite a few DevOps rainbows. From pair programing and burndown charts to story times and scrum meetings, you probably feel as though you’ve heard of every type of agile practice there is. (Related: Agile works when employees are …

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Report: Apple turns its focus to autonomous software

Apple has been quietly working on building an electric car under the name Project Titan for the past couple years, but it’s about to change gears. Sources tell Bloomberg the iPhone maker is going to put a stronger focus on self-driving car technology. According to Bloomberg, Apple recently took on Dan Dodge as part of …

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Docker for Mac and Windows now available, QA Symphony test-first survey released, and Aurelia 1.0—SD Times news digest: July 29, 2016

Docker for Mac and Docker for Windows are moving up in the world, and both are now out of beta, stable and ready for production. Among the changes from the beta version is a native development environment using hypervisors built into each operating system, which means no more VirtualBox. Docker tools integration has been improved, …

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SD Times GitHub Project of the Week: LaunchKit

LaunchKit wants to help mobile app developers create, launch and monitor their applications with web-based tools it has recently released as open source. The company’s suite of products include a screenshot builder, app website builder, review monitor and sales reporter. Screenshot builder allows developers to create images for app stores. App website builder enables developers …

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Winning hackathon team develops sensors to save the bees

Bee colonies have been on the decline for some time due to environmental pressures, and it’s become a global issue that researchers, farmers, environmentalists, even average citizens are trying to solve. One software development team has joined the fight, and their small device with simple and inexpensive hardware might be one way to bring the …

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Enterprises partnering with Bugcrowd to hunt down software bugs

Enterprises are teaming up with Bugcrowd, a crowdsourced security organization that helps fight back against the persistent hackers and vulnerabilities in software. According to Bugcrowd, the first bug bounty program was created in late 1995 by Jarrett Ridlinghafer, a technical support engineer at Netscape. The goal was to find bugs in Netscape’s Navigator 2.0 Internet …

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Industry Watch: In SUM, applications are alive

“Cogito ergo sum.” — Rene Descartes, 17th century French philosopher and mathematician. To me, software processes are a kind of intelligence, and that means to me that every program is alive. This is how I really see it.” — Benjamin Shapiro, founder of Thinking Software. You’ll get the connection soon. But first… Long story short, Shapiro, …

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How Google protects the Linux kernel in Android

Google is taking steps to ensure its operating system is fully protected. The company recently publicized mechanisms it uses to ensure the Linux kernel in Android is protected. According to Google, Android depends on kernel to enforce its security model. The mechanisms can be grouped into two separate categories: memory protections and attack surface reduction. …

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Oracle buys NetSuite

Oracle today announced plans to buy NetSuite, an Internet-based ERP company, for US$9.3 billion. While this is one of Oracle’s largest acquisitions to date, it is also something of a coming home to roost, as Oracle chairman and cofounder Larry Ellison already owned more than 40% of NetSuite. Founded in 1998, NetSuite was originally funded …

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Appmobi Protection Center launched, Sauce Labs taps into Sumo Logic machine data analytics, and Apigee Edge API’s new capabilities—SD Times news digest: July 28, 2016

Appmobi today announced the launch of Appmobi Protection Center, a mobile security solution that detects and resolves attacks at an app level. Appmobi Protection Center was built to defend against threats like code injections, login attempts, and reverse engineering, the company said. The protection center gives IT teams the ability to define actionable rules so …

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Don’t let testing stop your agility

Agile is no longer a long sought-after dream for businesses. It is no longer a secret weapon for organizations that wish to stay ahead of the curve. Agile, for the most part, is the modern way of working. By now, most organizations know the purpose of agile: to build higher-quality software faster. But in order …

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Node community struggles to meet enterprises

NodeSummit in San Francisco kicked off today, with talks covering both the technical aspects of the platform to those dealing only with human beings. Among the topics discussed were the Node Foundation and its implications, the popularity of the React platform, and the need for enterprise controls around NPM. Dan Shaw, CTO of NodeSource, said …

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Agile 2016: VersionOne’s Summer 2016 release, Scrum.org’s PSM assessment, Tempo Timesheets and more

The Agile 2016 conference kicked off in Atlanta this week with about 2,500 attendees coming to learn about agile and find out if they are doing it right. “It is very clear to me that this ‘agile thing’ is alive and well in Atlanta,” said Phil Brock, managing director of the Agile Alliance. (Related: Agile …

Analyst View: The rise of low code and the elusive citizen developer

The pressing need to engage in digital transformation and build new processes and systems, coupled with severe developer shortages, has created an opportunity to promote model-driven platforms, often offered in public cloud form (PaaS) to bring the value of high-abstraction to a broader audience that is not trained in software development. Driven by shifting IT …

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    Build Versus Buy: Customer Identity & User Management For Web and Mobile Applications

    Every team building a new web or mobile application faces a choice: build the entire application in house or selectively use out-of-the-box services to make the job easier and faster. A user management API can help developer teams increase an application’s speed-to-revenue, and reduce maintenance and development costs. Learn the benefits of offloading user management, including: …

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    When Agile, DevOps and Lean Aren’t Enough: The Missing Imperative in Software Delivery

    Agile, DevOps and Lean principles have improved software delivery in many important ways. And as increasingly competitive markets compel software organizations to step up quality and productivity, interest in these concepts has never been higher. But despite considerable merits, they fall short in addressing the full range of issues confronted by modern software organizations. Read …

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    How DevOps Changes the Mobile Delivery Pipeline

    Building and testing for mobile is an essential part of modern delivery pipelines. Yet organizations struggle to fit mobile into their DevOps workflows because mobile presents special challenges. Among them are: the great diversity of mobile devices, and rapid mobile update cycles the fact that many organizations consider mobile development separately from their business applications. …

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