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Guest View: 3 things to ensure your team gets DevOps right

It’s now old news to most people that the rate of change in the lifecycle of a business has accelerated dramatically over the past two decades. Ideas are born, concepts are funded, markets are created, ambitions are expanded, and business models are disrupted and abandoned at a rapid pace. This is equal parts exciting and … continue reading

Guest View: Bringing electronics engineers into the agile development era

Agile development has been the norm across web and backend development for the last few years. No web developer could withstand the idea of deploy and forget, and no user would withstand a stale website. The benefits of agile development are well understood, faster iterations mean better quality of service for end users, security, and … continue reading

Guest View: Agile is all about change… So why does testing remain the same?

Agile is all about change. IT leaders adopt agile to accelerate the pace of change for their business-differentiable software. Adopting agile requires changes throughout the people, processes and technologies involved in building that software. Development teams must significantly change their structure, culture, tooling and daily activities for agile. And once agile is adopted, the applications … continue reading

Application release automation lets people, processes and tools move in harmony

Software teams are not unlike a symphony orchestra. Every skilled musician is an expert with his or her instrument, but they need to work in sync and harmony with the entire group of players. How is it possible that 200 or more individuals know to start together, stay in tempo, remain in tune with each … continue reading

Guest View: An IT operating model fit for a king (and everyone else)

Barely five years ago, software developers in the United States and Europe were encouraged to look for other lines of work. India and China—according to those in the know—were destined to snatch up all the appealing coding jobs. That clearly didn’t happen. What did happen was an unexpected avalanche of new coding opportunities, brought about … continue reading

Spreading Scrum through the enterprise

Scrum may seem like it was built for the software development world, but its benefits go way beyond developers. Businesses are starting to realize that if they want to keep up with the pace of innovation, they need to change the way they work outside of development. And that involves Scrum. “Companies can no longer … continue reading

Guest View: How everyone can plan for 2017

Here’s a little secret: No one got into software development to budget. Developers love to code and create. If they wanted to create budgets, they’d have become accountants. Still, creating a development plan for 2017 will inevitably require budgeting and estimating, a process that should be done in partnership with business teams. This will ensure … continue reading

Motus’ three keys to enterprise application success

With all of the new techniques, tooling, operating systems and devices that keep updating at a rapid pace, developers need to stay on their toes if they want to keep up with the competition and pace of agile. In order to help developers create the next wave of mobile apps, Motus, a cloud-based mobile enterprise … continue reading

Datical survey finds database release processes are the biggest bottleneck for IT organizations

New research from Datical suggests that it’s time for companies to shed their old ways of updating databases, and welcome modern database release processes to get over the speed bumps that slow down organizations on their road to digital transformation. Datical, a database software company, found one agreement from the database managers and IT leaders it … continue reading

Navigating the endless ALM river

Agile development and DevOps are fueling the evolution of application life-cycle management (ALM) as delivery cycles continue to shrink. While the original promise of end-to-end visibility and traceability is still important, today’s ALM is more about continuous processes. Microsoft’s Team Foundation Server (TFS) and Visual Studio Team Services (VSTS) reflect that and the changes that … continue reading

Tasktop brings a model-based approach to integration

As organizations move agile into the enterprise and transform their businesses, their tools need to have the ability to work at scale. Tasktop wants to help with Tasktop Integration Hub, which features a new approach to integrating and connecting best-of-breed tools. “It used to be enough to get away with throwing an agile tool or … continue reading

It’s a mobile-first world when it comes to apps

Like DevOps and agile practices, “mobile-first” development is changing the way developers approach building applications. Of course, the industry doesn’t need another buzzword, but this one accurately describes the way teams are thinking about user engagement and developing quality digital experiences. Plenty of digital organizations are shifting their efforts and making mobile development more than … continue reading

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