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Don’t do agile, be agile

Go agile, or die. It sounds overdramatic, and it is a bit of an exaggeration, but it is the reality for a majority of businesses in the software development industry. “Eventually, the companies that take the agile approach win in the competitive race, and that means they are the most successful companies,” said Baruch Sadogursky, …

Read this before you refactor your monolith into microservices

Microservices are a new software development pattern emerging from recent trends in technology and practice. Agile methods, DevOps culture, PaaS, application containers and the widespread adoption (both mentally and technically) of continuous integration and delivery methods are making it possible to build truly modular, large-scale systems. What do teams that successfully build microservices do differently …

TestCafe: Simplify functional Web testing

You’re a Web developer. How many times have you pushed some minor change to production only to break your website? We’ve all been there, right? Well, when you use DevExpress TestCafe, you can avoid those situations and weird user-experience glitches. “Websites and Web applications are really easy to mess up because it’s so easy to …

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Closing the gap between customers, business

The Internet of Things (IoT), put simply, is a way to infuse computing power into the world around us. But Ron Evans, an IoT developer, sees it a little differently. The Internet of Things, said Evans (the self-described “ringleader” at California-based boutique consultancy The Hybrid Group), “is about closing the last meter between customers and …

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Uber hires Jeep hackers

The two security researchers who hacked into a moving Jeep vehicle earlier this month have landed jobs at Uber, Reuters has reported. Charlie Miller, who was previously working at Twitter, and Chris Valasek, the former director of vehicle security research at IOActive, will be joining Uber’s Advanced Technologies Center in Pittsburgh. Looking forward to starting …

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iOS malware steals users’ data

A new iOS threat has been revealed that affects more than 225,000 Apple users. Researchers from WeipTech and Palo Alto Networks have the malware, dubbed KeyRaider, and detected thousands of Apple accounts and passwords that have already been stolen. “We believe this to be the largest known Apple account theft caused by malware,” wrote Claud …

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Analyst Watch: Don’t treat mobile developers as security experts

Ask any business leader if they’re OK relaxing their mobile security standards and they’ll quickly tell you it’s not an option. But as mobile apps transition from standalone experiences to integral parts of an overall physical/digital ecosystem, securing them becomes more complex and more dynamic—a job well beyond the duties of mobile app developers. Mobile …

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VMworld shows off container, virtualization solutions

VMware kicked off its annual conference in San Francisco this morning with new product demos and announcements from all manner of data center and virtualization solutions. And today, ClusterHQ, HyTrust and Pivotal all made announcements at the show. HyTrust announced CloudControl for VMware NSX. Version 4.5 of CloudControl sits between VMware’s vSphere and administrators, giving …

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Combining Angular 1 and Angular 2, Google’s self-driving cars, and Qualcomm’s Smart Protect technology—SD Times news digest: Aug. 31, 2015

Developers looking to upgrade to Angular 2 won’t have to worry about their existing Angular 1 applications. Google has announced it will enable developers to mix Angular 1 and Angular 2 in their applications. Angular 2 features improved performance, powerful templating, simpler APIs, and easier debugging, according to the Angular team. “We’re making it easy …

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Apache Foundation promotes Ignite

The Apache Foundation has promoted Apache Ignite to become a top-level project. This open-source effort to build an in-memory data fabric was primarily driven by GridGain Systems and WANdisco. Designed to process data in real time, Ignite stores information in memory and across multiple machines in a cluster. The software can be used for high-performance …

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Android’s new runtime permissions, Amazon Underground, and Facebook’s M—SD Times news digest: Aug. 28, 2015

Google wants to help developers build better apps with the introduction of new runtime permissions. The new permissions will be replacing the existing install-time permissions model in the company’s upcoming operating system, Android 6.0 Marshmallow. “Runtime permissions give your app the ability to control when and with what context you’ll ask for permissions,” wrote Ian …

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SD Times GitHub Project of the Week: Free Code Camp

Learn how to code, for free, through real-world experiences, and with access to a community of programmers. That is the goal of this week’s featured GitHub Project: Free Code Camp. According to a recent survey by Stack Overflow, almost half of developers are self-taught. Being able to teach yourself how to write code is a …

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Guest View: What skills to look for to build an efficient development team

The success or failure rate of a development team can largely be correlated with the expertise and skill sets represented by its individual members. Sometimes, software development C-level officers can become so mired in the myriad aspects of running a business and getting products released as quickly as possible that they lose sight of what …

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SD Times Blog: Google hires programmer based on his search

Google is taking its recruiting efforts to its search engine, looking for programmers who search for particular programming terms. When Max Rosett, an aspiring computer engineer, took to Google search to get help on his project, he found himself on the other side of a two-sided mirror being cross-examined by Google without even knowing it. …

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    WEBINAR DATE: Thursday, September 24, 2015 TIME: 1:00-2:00PM ET Developers are increasingly feeling the pressure to deliver great-looking, highly-performant, web applications that can run on multiple device types – faster. Despite advances in Javascript frameworks, the robustness of Java continues to appeal to large teams and/or large applications. Sencha GXT builds on the open source …

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    Coverity Scan Open Source Report 2014

    Managing software security and development risk in today’s evolving market is a difficult yet crucial requirement—one that many organizations are not effectively addressing, as evidenced by the latest headlines disclosing a series of data breaches of personal information.  The 2014 Coverity Scan Open Source Report details the changing landscape of open source and commercial software …

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    Solving the Mobile Quality Problem

    Mobile users are more in love with their apps than ever, they’re also less willing to tolerate a sub par user experience. One in five mobile apps is opened only once, and surveys have consistently found that users are quick to give up on apps that are slow or buggy. The challenge for businesses, then, …

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    Elegant, modern, lightweight integration using enterprise integration patterns

    WEBINAR DATE: Wednesday, September 16, 2015 TIME: 1-2 PM ET Enterprise environments are now more complex—connecting APIs across Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) apps, cloud apps, partner apps, and on-premise apps. Business is also demanding more innovative and faster services, which requires a modern and lightweight integration platform that easily scales with business requirements and is flexible to …

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    Rethink Your Software Monetization Strategy

    Subscription Licensing Models Enable Recurring Revenue and Customer Experience Advantages Perpetual licenses, the traditional software monetization model, continue to be a dominant model and have served the industry well. However, with the growth of SaaS and cloud, many producers are adding subscription licensing models into their existing go-to-market strategy to create predictable and recurring revenue …

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    10 Reasons to Buy a Commercial Software Licensing and Entitlement Management Solution

    Is it better to build your own software licensing and entitlement management system or purchase a commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) solution? The ROI and benefits will vary from customer to customer, based upon business needs and market conditions Historically, many software vendors and intelligent device companies attempted to build their own licensing and entitlement management systems, …

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