The broken promise of test automation

For over two decades now, software testing tool vendors have been tempting enterprises with the promise of test automation. However, the fact of the matter is that most companies have never been able to achieve the desired business results from their automation initiatives. Recent studies report that test automation rates average around 20% overall, and … continue reading

SD Times GitHub project of the week: Spellbook of Modern Web Dev

Much like a spellbook does in the fantasy world of wizards and mages, this open-source project can give developers more power than they ever thought they could have. Dexter Yang, a JS hacker, web app developer, and game/fictional world enthusiast, created a document from a bunch of commonly used links and learning resources that he … 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

Qoppa Software releases PDF Studio version 12

Qoppa Software announced version 12 of PDF Studio, the company’s PDF editor for Windows, Mac and Linux. With this new version, users have access to new features like PDF Imposition, Scanning Configuration, Excel to PDF conversion, page resize, and 4K display support. According to the company, professionals in the prepress and print industry can use … continue reading

Oath makes first Yahoo open source contribution with Bullet

Oath is releasing its first solution into open source, thanks to the recently announced acquisition of Yahoo by Verizon. The company announced the contribution of Bullet, Yahoo’s real-time query engine. Oath is a subsidiary of Verizon, and home to more than 50 media and technology brands. Just this week, Verizon announced it has officially completed … continue reading

New York City to become major cybersecurity hub as part of new 10-year plan

New York City may turn into the next cybersecurity hub of the United States, thanks to New York Mayor Bill de Blasio’s 10-year plan to invest in new technological industries, raise wages, train New Yorkers, and overall strengthen the middle class. Today, the mayor announced “New York Works,” a series of 25 initiatives to spur … continue reading

Facebook trains AI to negotiate, Slack Highlights and IBM launches new cognitive solutions — SD Times news digest: June 15, 2017

Facebook is training artificial intelligence to be able to negotiate. According to a team of researchers from Facebook Artificial Intelligence Research (FAIR), they have developed a way for dialog agents to engage in negotiations from start to finish. Tasks include multi-issue bargaining, dialog rollouts, and building and evaluating a negotiation data set “To date, existing … continue reading

BMC’s Control-M Workbench expands the Jobs-as-Code approach

In order to accelerate application delivery and application quality for the digital business economy, BMC today announced Control-M Workbench, a no-cost, self-service and standalone development environment that gives developers autonomy to code, find bugs, and test their workflows. According to BMC, Control-M Workbench expands on the Control-M Automation API, which enables developers and engineers to … continue reading

React 15.6 released with fixes, new deprecation warnings

With a few bug fixes and improvements, Facebook’s release of React 15.6 paves the way for the final release of React 16.0. React 15.6 cleans up a few issues, improves inputs, and includes a couple of new warnings for upcoming deprecations. According to a blog by software engineer at Facebook, Flarnie Marchan, React 15.6 makes … continue reading

Android

Google to showcase superior Android apps and games

Google wants to reward its best developers by featuring their applications on Android. The company announced Android Excellence, a new collection in the Google Play Store that will showcase apps and games. The solutions that make it into Android Excellence will have to display the best user experiences, best Android practices, best design, technical performance, … continue reading

Cloud Foundry

Microsoft joins the Cloud Foundry Foundation

Microsoft announced it would be joining the Cloud Foundry Foundation, an organization dedicated to cloud computing, at the Cloud Foundry Summit in Santa Clara this week. Microsoft will join the foundation as a Gold Member and will help drive technical solutions for modern applications. “Microsoft is widely recognized as one of the most important enterprise … continue reading

Rainforest QA

Rainforest QA Mobile App Testing, Dart 1.24, and Yahoo joins Verizon — SD Times news digest: June 14, 2017

Rainforest QA launched its new Rainforest QA Mobile App Testing solution, which offers crowdtesting that combines virtual machines and real devices. It’s built on Rainforest QA’s crowdsourcing and AI platform, and gives teams testing results without requiring additional engineering resources to manage. “Traditional mobile testing solutions that rely on testers using their personal devices take … continue reading

CircleCI

CircleCI takes on modern development workflows

CircleCI, a continuous integration and delivery platform provider, is embracing microservices and service oriented architectures in its latest release. The company announced a new Workflows feature as part of its CircleCI 2.0 release. CircleCI 2.0 is the company’s recent build execution release that supports the latest updates around Docker and software architectures. It provides faster … continue reading

Report: The state of endpoint security and the cost of insecure endpoints

Organizations are finding it increasingly difficult to identify dark endpoints, which not only costs enterprises millions of dollars, but also puts companies at risks for threats and attacks. According to new research from Absolute, an endpoint security company, and the Ponemon Institute, organizations are wasting over $6 million in detection, response, and wasted time. While … continue reading

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