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Scaling Agile

The concepts of Agile software development are well understood, more than a decade after the original manifesto was put to paper. It calls for things such as “people over process” and “responding to change over following a plan.” Of course, the devil is in the details, and companies are hitting a wall in trying to …

The impact of virtual and augmented reality on corporate developers

It was more than 30 years ago that Microsoft Windows was first released.  At the time, it was a radical departure from the text-based interfaces that dominated most screens.  It has been over 25 years since Windows 3.0, the first point that people started really paying attention to Windows.  Suddenly, there was a reason for …

GitLab 9.5, Xcode 9, IEEE standard for quantum computing, and Chrome Enterprise — SD Times news digest: August 23, 2017

GitLab 9.5, the last 9.x release before GitLab 10.0, is available with improvements to navigation, new project templates with pre-configured CI, and new automation features for CI and performance. The new navigation streamlines UI and reduces the number of clicks it takes to move through a GitLab instance. It also comes with newly added icons …

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Survey: Consumers more demanding, less forgiving when it comes to website and app performance

Digital disappointment has turned into digital desertion, according to findings from Apica, a performance monitoring and testing company. Today’s online users expect a greater level of performance than they did three years ago, according to the research, and if they are disappointed with slow websites or crashing apps, they have no problem telling friends and …

Apache MADlib graduates to Top-Level Project

Apache MADlib, an open-source Big Data machine learning library used for scalable in-database analytics, graduated from the Apache Incubator to become a Top-Level Project (TLP) today. The project has been well-governed under the Apache Software Foundation’s processes and principles, and its graduation to TLP signifies an important milestone for the Apache MADlib community. “During the incubation …

‘Open wonder:’ Google’s Android Oreo is here

It’s smart, it’s fast, and it’s a little bit sweet: Android 8.0 Oreo is here. Android 8.0 Oreo isn’t the “world’s favorite cookie,” it’s the newest Android operating system release, bringing users and developers features like picture-in-picture, Autofill, along with added security and “supersonic speed,” according to Sameer Samat, vice president of product management for Android …

Red Hat, Microsoft collaborate on container adoption

Microsoft and Red Hat have joined forces again to bring their technologies together to ease container adoption for organizations. New initiatives announced today include cross-platform support, for Windows Server containers on Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform; for Red Hat OpenShift Dedicated container platform-as-a-service on Microsoft Azure, and SQL Server on Red Hat Enterprise Linux and …

IBM Blockchain Platform, VMware Fusion 10 Pro, and Databricks secures $140M in funding — SD Times news digest: August 22, 2017

Leading companies in the food supply chain are coming together for a major blockchain collaboration with IBM so they can strengthen consumers’ confidence in the global food system. The consortium includes Dole, Driscoll’s, Golden State Foods, Kroger, McCormick and Company, McLane Company, Nestlé, Tyson Foods, Unilever and Walmart. These companies will work with IBM and blockchain technology to address some of the challenges impacting food safety, like …

Flexera’s bringing software suppliers, buyers together to tackle SAM challenges

Traditional processes for buying and managing software require a customer to “prove” to a vendor what they are entitled to use in case they are audited. Often times this is dysfunctional, and leads to disagreements between the supplier and buyer as to how much software has been used, and how much is owed. There needs …

Open source for commercial software development: Handle with care

Over the last 10 years, open source has drastically transformed the way enterprises acquire and deploy software to support their operations. As general counsel for an open source and commercially licensed software company, I have been asked by hundreds of customers to review their use of open source software (OSS) and compliance with licensing terms. …

Red Hat .NET Core 2.0 support, Uber and the FTC, and Google researcher’s new algorithm — SD Times news digest: August 21, 2017

Red Hat announced that it will support .NET Core 2.0, the latest version of the open source .NET Core project. Support for .NET Core will let developers create .NET applications across platforms and deploy on Red Hat Enterprise Linux, and Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform. “We believe that developers will be pleased to be able to …

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Veracode survey indicates cybersecurity skills gap

Today’s formal education shows significant security skills gaps in the IT and developer professional community. According to new research from Veracode and DevOps.com, 76 percent of developers indicated security and secure development education is needed for today’s world of coding, but it’s missing from current curriculums. By not including security as part of bachelor’s or …

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Black Duck’s Hub Detect, NVIDIA’s Quadro vDWS, and Bitcoin hits new record — SD Times news digest: August 18, 2017

The amount of package managers and CI tools has grown over the years, and as a result, there is an additional need for DevOps automation. With Black Duck’s new release of Hub Detect, the company wants to simplify and streamline open source management for DevSecOps, and simplify integration into a DevOps toolchain. Hub Detect ensures the …

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SD Times GitHub project of the week: Faraday Motion’s PACER

Compact electric vehicles can be a great alternative for urban commuters concerned with crowded roads and carbon emissions. With Pacer, Faraday Motion wants to provide a set of standard, modular components paired with open-source software for developers and makers to create affordable and simple electric vehicles. The “brain” behind the Berlin-based startup’s modular hardware is …

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    Demystifying SDN for the Network Engineer

    Software-defined networking (SDN) can be a big change for network engineers, as it introduces a greater level of automation to networks. But this change can benefit your organization, through improved efficiency, accuracy, simplicity, and power. Get the full picture—download the “Demystifying SDN for the Network Engineer” white paper now. …

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    Low-Code Mobile Basics

    If you’ve never heard of low-code before, you’re not alone. Quite a few native mobile developers haven’t. Low-code platforms are essentially drag-and-drop IDEs. They’re designed to help developers breeze past a ton of boilerplate work and focus on the meat of their web products. OutSystems is a low-code platform that speeds up and simplifies not …

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    Beyond Bug Tracking with JIRA

    Atlassian’s JIRA is a fine tool for managing issues and lightweight projects, but in a complex product development process, JIRA becomes less efficient. Communication issues between development and other stakeholders increase — along with risk. This paper examines the options JIRA users have when bug tracking alone isn’t enough. The discussion includes expanding JIRA’s functionality …

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    VisionMobile – State of the Developer Nation Q1 2017

    Software dominates the world. But how well does the world know the people who develop it? For example, did you know that 51% of developers have less than 6 years of experience? And, yet, the kind of complex software most organizations are building requires about 15 years of experience. When you know this kind of …

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