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

Industry Spotlight: Get insight into application usage

Developers building SaaS applications have many analytics options that can help them understand feature usage, but they struggle to do the same thing with their on-premises software.  Yet, collecting usage data from existing on-premises software is critical for their SaaS roadmap and initiatives. Revulytics bridges the gap by providing insight into packaged software, allowing developers … 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

Industry Spotlight: Eclipse MicroProfile optimizes Java EE

Java EE developers are now experimenting with microservices and they need a coherent way to optimize their development efforts. Over the years, Java EE has supported distributed application architectures based on RMI/IIOP, Web Services and REST. The Eclipse MicroProfile project is the next step in that evolution because it optimizes enterprise Java for a microservices … continue reading

Industry Spotlight: Speed Release and Empower Others

Getting great software products to market quickly is tough when there’s no way to get timely feedback from all stakeholders.  Once a product has been released in beta or in production, features may not perform as they’re supposed to, and there’s no easy way to customize who gets access to which features at a granular … continue reading

Industry Spotlight: The Problems of Managing Cloud Infrastructure at Scale

Getting to cloud today is not difficult. If you’re an individual looking to spin up a test environment in the cloud, for instance, the barrier to entry is quite low. But when you have an application that calls on numerous services to perform, and allows access to multiple users in multiple roles – not to … continue reading

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