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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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Veracode releases Greenlight, Lucidworks updates Fusion platform, and Google brings tools to Raspberry Pi—SD Times news digest: Jan. 25, 2016

Veracode wants to help developers spot security defects in seconds, which led it to announce the availability of Greenlight, a product that lets developers easily scan their code while they work. Greenlight is an embedded security solution that lets developers identify and fix security vulnerabilities, and to rescan the code to make sure it has … continue reading

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The VSTest platform, Qt 5.8, and using heartbeats for encryption—SD Times news digest: Jan. 23, 2017

Microsoft has announced it is open-sourcing its unit test execution infrastructure: the VSTest platform. The framework is designed to run tests, collect diagnostic data, and report the results. It provides the ability to run different test frameworks, provides code coverage, includes test impact analysis, and more, according to Microsoft. In addition, it can parallelize across … continue reading

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Redgate finds databases are a common bottleneck for DevOps teams

DevOps best practices are increasingly being used by software teams facing today’s market pressures, but since they focus on getting “Dev” and “Ops” teams to work together, where does this leave the database and its administrators? Concepts like Continuous Delivery or agile allow companies to get to market and release new iterations faster, but it … continue reading

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Navigating the container ecosystem with Kubernetes 1.5

More companies are adopting container technology to achieve things like developer efficiency, and while Docker remains a leader in container technology, Kubernetes is a choice for container orchestration and management, according to a recent ClusterHQ report. The most recent version of the open-source project, Kubernetes 1.5, includes several new features that can be beneficial and … continue reading

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