Ethics, addiction and dark patterns

We’ve all fallen prey to them at one time or another: Design techniques such as the bait-and-switch, disguised ads, faraway billing, friend spam and sneaking items into the checkout cart. These “dark patterns” are interfaces are “carefully crafted to trick users into doing things, such as buying insurance with their purchase or signing up for … continue reading

What you want, when you want it. Key trends in modern UX design

The year was 1997. Steve Jobs fidgeted on a stool in front of the World Wide Developer Conference, chatting with the audience: “You’ve got to start with the customer experience and work backwards to the technology. You can’t start with the technology and try to figure where you’re going to sell it. I’ve made this … continue reading

Industry Spotlight: How data science improves ALM

If you’re an agile team, you may still be planning, developing, testing and deploying by instinct. But what if you bring data science into the picture? Enter HPE Predictive Analytics, which can surface everything from accurate planning estimates in agile projects to efficiencies in defect detection for continuous testing. SD Times spoke with Collin Chau, a … continue reading

Industry Spotlight: Extracting data from inside the app

As data streams threaten to drown companies in too much information, the trend in business intelligence is now to house analytics smack in the middle of applications, where they can quickly and securely surface actionable information to developers, users and businesses. With Progress OpenEdge Analytics360, Progress has a solution for both ISVs and IT departments … continue reading

Industry Spotlight: Three disruptions to ALM — and how machine learning could help

Application delivery teams and the application lifecycle management tools they use are reaching a breaking point as they struggle to support continuous delivery of applications with an expanding array of architectures and form factors. According to Ashish Kuthiala, Austin-based senior director for Agile and DevOps portfolio offerings at Hewlett Packard Enterprise Software, three key disruptions … continue reading

6 ways platform-as-a-service is giving developers superpowers

We asked developers, CTOs, entrepreneurs and consultants across the country to describe concrete ways in which PaaS has changed their development style. RELATED CONTENT: Three cloud PaaS trends to watch in a serverless world 1. Reducing headcount Rob Reagan, CTO of Text Request At Text Request, we’re able to also reduce headcount using Azure’s PaaS offerings. Without … continue reading

Three cloud PaaS trends to watch in a serverless world

The future may be serverless, but for now, commoditized infrastructure is making platform-as-a-service increasingly attractive for startups, enterprises and developer shops. Led by Amazon and Microsoft, vendors such as Salesforce, Google and Oracle are pitching platforms for every development style, architecture, language and use case. And cloud-native programming is even attractive on-premises: a desire for … continue reading

Learning to failover

Blame the cloud, DevOps, consumer demand or continuous delivery. No matter the reason, a wide variety of applications are now aiming for high availability (HA) — and increasingly, that overlaps with planning for disaster recovery. Too many software organizations not only lack tools that can help, they fail to test their disaster recovery plans until … continue reading

11 reasons why Android is winning

You know the smartphone has supplanted every other consumer technology when all anyone really wants in a car now is a “smartphone on wheels.” In a world where most smartphone users have Android-based models, Google is aiming to reach the next billion users coming online — with Android as the nexus of activity. Whether it’s … continue reading

How UML makes a DevOps-driven digital transformation possible

What’s the best way to build complex, software-intensive systems? A powerful approach, according to the Australian software vendor Sparx Systems, places visual modeling tools at the hub of a DevOps-style operation. The company’s flagship modeling platform, Enterprise Architect, was commercially released in 2000 and continues to rise to the challenge of faster software delivery. We … continue reading

Industry Spotlight: The holistic approach to securing enterprise applications

You want to secure your business applications, but the attacks come from all sides. Where to start? Your application data, both at rest and in motion, is the hacker’s prime target. That’s why your infrastructure should use authentication, authorization, auditing and data security to keep content secure at runtime. Before grappling with security measures, however, … continue reading

Industry Spotlight: Future-proof, low-code web apps

When pondering their own digital transformation imperatives, most companies aren’t starting from scratch. Instead, they strive to integrate and modernize legacy resources in a productive way that’s also future-proof. Take FDM4, an ISV that leveraged Progress OpenEdge and Kendo UI by Progress to revamp its longstanding ERP application with more than 3,000 screens over a … continue reading

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