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How to formalize customer research for continuous delivery in the enterprise

In the user experience research space, teams learn how to work in an Agile flow, how to collaborate “across the wall,” and how to stay a cycle ahead of the development teams to ensure they are creating the best possible experience for users. But what happens when the team moves to continuous delivery? In CD, everything … continue reading

Building a data science team for the enterprise

Data scientists are no magicians, but they are in high demand. Researchers and analysts in this space recognize the diversity and explosion of Big Data, but the only way enterprises are going to be able to prepare for the future of Big Data is with a data science team capable of working with dirty data, … continue reading

OpenStack and Serverless: Long shot or sure thing?

Over the last 12 to 18 months, a growing trend has emerged in the cloud space. Just a few years back, we were accustomed to using a bare metal server for each application—then we evolved to Hypervisors and virtualization to squeeze more out of our physical resources. The next step was to squeeze even more … continue reading

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The coming impact of GDPR on digital businesses

Time is quickly running out for businesses not prepared for the May 2018 introduction of the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which has the potential to impact any business that interacts with customers that are members of the EU. Preparing for compliance means that CISOs (or other IT professionals) will have to act … continue reading

DRM concerns arise as W3C’s Tim Berners-Lee approves the EME specification

Encrypted Media Extensions (EME) is one step closer to becoming a fully ratified World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) recommendation. Yesterday, it was revealed W3C’s director Tim Berners-Lee has reached a decision to approve the specification. EME is a format that enables the playback of protected content within a web browser without requiring a plugin. “The … continue reading

Industry Spotlight: Citizen developers are a necessity

Software development team roles are changing as the pace of business continues to accelerate.  Agile development, continuous integration and continuous delivery continue to become more important.  At the same time, there are more low-code and no-code platforms that enable less technical “citizen developers” to build, update and enhance line of business applications. “We need citizen … continue reading

Climbing the IoT data mountain

Businesses are in the midst of a digital transformation. To transform, they must become software companies, they must turn their products and services online, and they must provide more intelligent solutions. This new and connected world has companies turning to the Internet of Things (IoT) to lead them towards new business opportunities. The Internet of … continue reading

How artificial intelligence will invoke new hack attacks

Artificial intelligence is getting more advanced, and beginning to give technologies the ability to do things we never could have imagined years ago. Machines can translate for us, they can talk back to us, they can listen to us, and they can even automate some of our tasks for us. But as technology begins to … continue reading

How the growth of IoT created demand for IPv6 visibility

The common practice for monitoring the Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6) network traffic has been to pretend it doesn’t exist by simply ignoring it or disabling it across corporate networks. But with the growth of both IoT and hyperscale data centers, the demand for IPv6 visibility is real, and an increasing portion of the Internet-connected … continue reading

3 predictions on the future of containers

Despite the fact that containers are still considered a new tool in the developer scene, they have already been put to work in industries everywhere: Financial services companies use containers to track credit scores and provide financial recommendations to their clients, government organizations use containers to model the effects of weapons and identify ways to … continue reading

Crisis mode: What developers should do when they discover an error

What’s the first thing emergency personnel ask a group of people to do in the midst of a crisis? Remain calm. For developers that discover an issue or exploit in their applications, staying calm and assessing the situation is definitely a good place to start, but determining the level of severity will really determine what … continue reading

Avoid these mistakes when transitioning to an XaaS model

Through cloud adoption and cloud migration, many companies are realizing the benefits of adopting anything-as-a-service (XaaS). There are real cost benefits to XaaS, but software experts notice enterprises are running into the same challenges and making the same mistakes when it comes time to adopt these models. For these companies, it’s their management practices, their … continue reading

The Python programming language grows in popularity

The Python programming language has come a long way since it was first released in 1991. Today, it is quickly becoming a first-class enterprise language used in production. “Python has been extensively used in the industry for anything from building Raspberry Pi applications to configuration servers and using a scripting language for large scale applications,” … continue reading

Service virtualization keeps software testing on track

Using outside components?  If so, you better test them, even if they came from the most reputable open-source project or commercial component provider you know. If you’re not testing components, especially within the context of other components required for your application and the environment in which your application will run, expect to find defects in … continue reading

Git’er done: SCM system keeps developers and projects on track

With software configuration management (SCM), gone are the days when developers would email their code changes back and forth, waiting patiently for review. SCM has certainly changed the process for code review, feedback and collaboration, but it is the rise of distributed version control systems like Git that allow software teams to work faster than … continue reading

The web app model becomes progressive

If you listen to the pundits, Progressive Web Apps (or PWAs) have come to represent all that is good about application delivery via the web, and are sure to rule the web today, tomorrow and forever more. While that may be a grandiose claim — or at the very least some very wishful thinking — … continue reading

Top 10 considerations when planning Docker-based microservices

Replacing monolithic apps — or building greenfield ones — with microservices is a growing consideration for development teams that want to increase their agility, iterate faster and move at the speed of the market. By providing greater autonomy amongst different teams, allowing them to work in parallel accomplishing more in less time, microservices offer code … continue reading

The power of deep learning

Machine learning isn’t the only term getting all the buzz. Deep learning, or a class of machine learning algorithms, is showing great promise, primarily because it’s getting results. Deep learning historically was largely inaccessible because it had such high demand on computational resource and data, but with the progression of technology, storage costs have come … 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

Artificial intelligence that can read your emotions

As technology progresses and the world becomes more virtual, there is a fear that we will lose the human connection and communication; but what if our devices could replace those interactions? Developers and researchers have been advancing artificial intelligence to not only create systems that think and act like humans, but also detect and react … continue reading

The realities of machine learning systems

In the late 19th century, the Industrial Revolution introduced complicated farm machinery that changed the way farmers planted, cultivated and harvested their crops. These machines meant fewer farm hands were needed, but it created jobs for people to build and repair farm equipment. The improved benefits of utilizing farm machinery impacted the quality of life, … 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

Controlling software through containers and microservices

Businesses want to move faster, develop more software, and deploy software and updates more often, but to do this in a traditional software architecture is a lot to put on developers. In order to ease the pain, more businesses and developers are turning to containers. A software container is a way to package software in … continue reading

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