Service Virtualization brings expediency

The consumerism of IT is transforming how businesses work. Users want what they want, when they want it, and IT departments have to keep pace. “The advent of modern technologies such as mobile, cloud, virtualization and IoT has fueled higher consumer expectations and demands. We expect information and services to be served anytime, anywhere at … continue reading

Finding an integrated ALM toolset for hybrid application development

As companies make the move to Agile software development, it’s possible many will run into challenges as they transition from traditional practices. Whether it is regulatory requirements or reasons of data sovereignty, it can be difficult for teams to move quickly when faced with these constraints. A quick solution is hybrid application development or hybrid … continue reading

From the editor’s notebook

Value Stream Integration. Digital Twinning. Events as API strategy. These topics are the ones we’ve been hearing about this summer, and a trip through this editor’s notebook will share some thoughts on these matters. According to Tasktop’s Mik Kersten, Agile and DevOps are local optimizations of your value stream, with DevOps leading a digital transformation … continue reading

Distributed, always-on data management

Today’s businesses must ensure their customers are always able to stay connected to them, and access their personal data wherever and whenever they need. Yet outages still plague companies, threatening profitability and reputations.  Using the DataStax Enterprise (DSE) data management platform, enterprises can ensure their applications are always available, even when other applications fail. “We … continue reading

GrapeCity focuses its brand on developers

Software developers are about to discover a new, unified brand message across the GrapeCity Developer Solutions product family, which includes ComponentOne, ActiveReports, Spread, and Wijmo. A company-wide strategy to refine branding includes a new website design, product marks and brand guide, and new releases of all products, said Joseph Lininger, Head of Global Marketing for … continue reading

Avoiding embedded analytics bear traps

The benefits of data monetization that result from embedding analytics into applications are well known. Solutions with analytics built in let end-users efficiently and effectively use the valuable data sitting idly in systems for critical business decision making. However, few data product owners have mastered unlocking the data analytics treasure trove to create new revenue … continue reading

The 2017 Agile Showcase

The notion of Agile software development has been around for more than a decade. The goals, of course, are to have developers work more efficiently, shorten time-to-market of business deliverables, and respond to defects, market conditions or add new features more quickly. This is well understood. What is less well understood is how organizations should … continue reading

Agile can’t succeed as an island

More development teams have adopted agile and lean ways of working to deliver better quality products faster. Despite their efforts, they’re still missing deadlines and churning out buggy software. Most of these teams are expected to solve business problems, but their work doesn’t align with business objectives. In fact, there’s a huge disconnect between development … continue reading

HPE software enables agile business

Many Agile and DevOps teams are successfully reducing software delivery cycle times and improving product quality, but their work doesn’t always align with business objectives because CIOs and IT portfolio managers lack the visibility they need to ensure business and product alignment. Although modern software tools generate a lot of data and more of them … continue reading

A guide to ALM suite offerings

CA Technologies: CA Technologies provides a range of solutions to improve applications, manage portfolios and maximize business opportunities. CA Agile Central enables teams to collaborate, plan, prioritize, and track work through the entire lifecycle, as well as measures productivity, predictability, and performance. The CA Project & Portfolio Management solution ensures business strategy is on track with … continue reading

Industry Spotlight: Enterprise Architect in the cloud drives digital shift

The growth and evolution of business has required a growth and evolution in modeling, which has emerged as a way to communicate ideas and minimize complexity across the enterprise. Modeling is used to get a handle on business processes, database design, code engineering — and even the enterprise itself, through organizational charts, workflows and enterprise … 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

Driving decisions through your development lifecycle with data

Stack Overflow co-founder Jeff Atwood has noted that he’s “a big fan of developers handling tech support calls for their software, at least a part of the time. It really motivates them to address the pain points users are experiencing, because they become shared pain points.” There is tremendous value in hearing firsthand how your … continue reading

Industry Spotlight: 8 steps towards faster, more accurate QA

Techniques such as pair programming and peer code reviews, among others, can improve the quality of software, but defects will always slip through the cracks.The aim of QA is to help your development team move faster while delivering accurate, actionable test results, and ultimately ship a higher quality product more quickly. This is a guide … continue reading

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