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SD Times Blog: Perforce acquisition of Seapine ‘a perfect fit’

“Hey, you got version control in my ALM.” “No, YOU got ALM in my version control!” And so it came to be, source-code-management provider Perforce late last year finalized the acquisition of Seapine and its ALM suite. “The vision is to move into broader ALM,” Perforce CEO Janet Dryer told me during a call with … continue reading

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Industry Watch: 2017: The future starts now

Toys that understand a child’s language and interact with him or her on a level he or she can understand. Personal assistants that learn your routines and vocalize reminders to complete tasks, or to exercise. Software quality systems that can learn what is a bug and what is not, or what areas are vulnerable to … continue reading

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CISQ looks to create a true measure of software technical debt

The Consortium for IT Software Quality (CISQ) has created standard measures for quality characteristics in software – reliability, security, performance efficiency and maintainability. Now, the group is working to create a measure of technical debt an organization carries across the aforementioned quality characteristics that takes in the amount of work required to clear that debt. … continue reading

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2016: The Year of Artificial Intelligence

In the software development industry, 2016 was truly transformative. The way software is developed, what it is being created for, and where it resides and is used all changed to a large degree last year. More development teams adopted agile and DevOps techniques, while QA “moved left” and integrated into the process, rather than being … continue reading

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Industry Watch: Microservices and scaling out Big Data

This month’s column is a transcript of a fascinating conversation I had with MapR executives Jim Scott, the director of enterprise strategy and architecture at Hadoop solution provider MapR, and Jack Norris, senior VP of data and applications, on the subject of microservices and scaling Big Data. SD Times: So, we know that scaling data … continue reading

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Microsoft seeks to grow Azure platform with products, partnerships

Continuing on its cloud-first, mobile-first journey, Microsoft today announced that more developers will have access to the company’s Azure cloud platform. At its second Connect conference in New York City this morning, the company said it has joined the Linux Foundation to collaborate with open-source developers, and that Google has joined the .NET Foundation. Further, … continue reading

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Industry Watch: A conversation with a website

You wake up in the morning and check your watch for messages. You go into the kitchen for coffee, and as you reach for milk, you check the display on your refrigerator to find out what you might need. You get into your car and see traffic conditions as your navigation system recalculates the best … continue reading

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Microsoft forms AI division of 5,000, joins industry AI partnership

Following up on CEO Satya Nadella’s Monday keynote at this week’s Ignite conference, Microsoft has apparently formed an artificial intelligence division to meet the vision he outlined of smarter machines to help people be more productive and make better decisions. Also announced today is an alliance between the major players in the artificial intelligence space. Amazon, … continue reading

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Microsoft’s goal: Democratizing artificial intelligence

With all the talk here at Microsoft’s Ignite conference around the cloud, office productivity and collaboration (and all that goes with that), CEO Satya Nadella took the keynote stage yesterday afternoon to discuss what he sees as the next horizon of digital transformation: artificial intelligence. This, to be sure, is not about AI for the … continue reading

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Microsoft announces new capabilities for security, cloud, intelligence

Digital transformation is the cornerstone upon which Microsoft’s announcement at today’s kickoff of the company’s Ignite conference were all about. Devices already outnumber users there are for them, and Microsoft sees security, intelligence and the cloud platform as key pieces that will facilitate that transformation. “With an ever-evolving and increasingly complex cyber threat landscape, security … continue reading

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Industry Watch: Site Reliability Engineers make DevOps work

Business today is software. Every company, whether it realizes it or not, is a software company. For online retailers, banks, investment firms, news organizations, insurance companies—just about every business, in fact—applications are their outward face to their clients. But applications today are complex. No longer monolithic in nature, apps today involve API calls to various … continue reading

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How low-code gives power to the (business) people

It’s not a new idea. The use of rapid application development tools, application service providers, and drag-and-drop visual frameworks that got you 80% of the way to an application, have been tossed around for at least the past 10 to 15 years. The thinking was, if you could give line-of-business workers and other stakeholders the … continue reading

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