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Slack introduces Threads, Realm Mobile Platform reaches v1.0, and CA Technologies officially acquires Automic—SD Times news digest: Jan. 19, 2017

Slack has introduced a much-sought-after feature today called Threads, which lets users reply to messages, organize discussions and manage their conversations. According to Paul Rosania, a member of the core product team at Slack, the company was trying to implement a feature that would group conversations in a channel to make it clear which message … continue reading

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LogiGear acquires True North Service, AI driving business growth, and Lux currently in beta—SD Times news digest: Jan. 17, 2017

LogiGear completed its acquisition of True North Service (TNS), a provider of contract staffing and software testing services to technology companies. TNS will allow LogiGear to expand its customer base, adding new companies like Amazon, Cisco, DocuSign and T-Mobile. LogiGear will also be able to expand its presence in the Pacific Northwest, and continue to … continue reading

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CareKit + ZeroKit, USDOT new automation committee, and Talend Data Fabric—SD Times news digest: Jan. 12, 2017

Apple has announced a new partnership with Tresorit to bring the Tresorit ZeroKit to Apple’s CareKit. Together, developers can provide more end-to-end encryption on their digital health apps and further protect patient data. “Technology can improve patient lives in ways not seen before,” Apple wrote in a blog post. “Yet risks to data security interfere … continue reading

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Report: Testing lags in agile development shops

As the world of software development constantly changes, so must software testing. To gauge how well testing is keeping up with the pace of development, test tool provider Zephyr recently released a report: “How the World Tests.” It looks at the current state of software testing, and its future beyond 2017. “ ‘How the World … continue reading

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Avoiding the pitfalls of automated testing

Companies today are like teenagers learning how to drive; there’s a lot of stop and go, and a strong desire to go fast. While it’s necessary for organizations to find a solution that fits their agile transformation, experts suggest there is no need to rush. Before getting the green light to go to market, teams … continue reading

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Industry Watch: 2017: The future starts now

Toys that understand a child’s language and interact with him or her on a level he or she can understand. Personal assistants that learn your routines and vocalize reminders to complete tasks, or to exercise. Software quality systems that can learn what is a bug and what is not, or what areas are vulnerable to … continue reading

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CA Technologies acquires Automic to broaden its cloud automation portfolio

CA Technologies continues to add to its cloud-based capabilities with its recent acquisition of Automic, a European business automation software company. The transaction, according to CA Technologies, is valued at approximately €600 million and it has been approved by both boards of directors. The transaction is expected to close in January 2017, the fourth quarter … continue reading

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Amazon Go in beta, Tableau releases data education report, and Uber debuts Uber AI Labs and new acquisition—SD Times news digest: Dec. 5, 2016

Amazon has introduced a beta of Amazon Go, a 1,800 square-foot location in Seattle that uses deep learning and sensors to keep track of what people are buying. The goal of Amazon Go is to create “a new kind of store with no checkout required,” according to the company. Shopping at the Amazon Go store … continue reading

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The future of HashiCorp

Mitchell Hashimoto has been writing software since he was 12 years old. Since he cofounded HashiCorp in 2012, however, he’s been focused on automation software, such as that created by his company. HashiCorp now offers a host of products to automate the software development life cycle, and those products do everything from managing security between … continue reading

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ElectricFlow centers on microservices and containers

Electric Cloud is updating its DevOps release automation tool to allow enterprises to safely deploy containers and microservices at scale. The company announced ElectricFlow 7.1 at the DevOps Enterprise Summit in San Francisco. The latest release allows DevOps teams to process and gain visibility from their traditional and microservices/container-based application pipelines. Microservices and containers promises … continue reading

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Red Hat open-sources community hub Ansible Galaxy

Red Hat is providing a one-stop shop for Ansible content. The company announced the launch of the Ansible Galaxy project, an open-source code repository where developers can find, share and reuse their Ansible work. “Open-source communities are where innovation happens,” said Tim Cramer, head of engineering for Ansible at Red Hat. “The Ansible community is … continue reading

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TestPlant survey finds increase in automation, Software AG launches IoT kit, and Samsung discontinues the Galaxy Note 7—SD Times news digest: Oct. 11, 2016

TestPlant has announced the results of its 2016 User Survey, finding that there is a clear increase in the use of automation and application-level load testing. TestPlant gathered almost 200 eggPlant users, and according to those surveyed, test automation is increasing dramatically. The survey found that more than 60% of respondents said they have achieved … continue reading

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