Microsoft’s SQL Server 2017 RC1 now available

Microsoft is gearing up for the release of SQL Server 2017 with its first release candidate. SQL Server 2017 RC1 indicates the development work for the upcoming version is complete and almost ready to come to market. The latest version of the relational database management system will bring SQL Server performance and security to Windows, … continue reading

Site Reliability Engineer: Don’t fall victim to the bias blind spot

To ensure websites and applications deliver consistently excellent speed and availability, some organizations are adopting Google’s Site Reliability Engineering (SRE) model. In this model, a Site Reliability Engineer (SRE) – usually someone with both development and IT Ops experience – institutes clear-cut metrics to determine when a website or application is production-ready from a user … continue reading

Is security killing your digital transformation?

Hackers love traditional security. So do your competitors. Want to ruin their day? Forget what you know about how faster development increases risk. If your approach to security is slowing you down, it’s only a question of which you’ll lose faster — your data or your customers. To begin, let’s agree on one fundamental principle: … continue reading

WhiteHat Security: Improving application security with DevSecOps

Does the DevSecOps approach make a difference when it comes to improving application security? According to this year’s 12th annual WhiteHat Security “Application Security Statistics Report,” it certainly does. This year’s WhiteHat report includes a case study that details a large health organization’s successful implementation of a DevSecOps approach.  According to the study, critical vulnerabilities … continue reading

DevOps is failing these three tenets of privacy compliance

If you’re like many organizations with data security concerns, you probably believe your automated tests are sufficient to catch any potential security or privacy vulnerabilities. The scenario is familiar: You’re streaming data from multiple sources into your SEIM systems, and you’ve configured triggers for the reporting process. You keep a close eye on results from … continue reading

Improv brings improvements to agile team standup meetings

Companies today are expanding their collaboration efforts beyond workplace chat groups and creating software delivery teams through activities like pair programming, or group hackathons. One longtime software engineer and scrum master thinks that companies can go a step further — creating collaborative groups through improv. Wayde Stallmann, who currently works as an agile coach for … continue reading

LogiGear’s in-depth look at DevOps and CD, appOrbit emerges, and Comodo’s EDR solution — SD Times news digest: June 26, 2017

LogiGear announced new continuous delivery findings as part of its software industry survey series designed to assess the state of software testing. This is the second survey in the four-part series. The survey on DevOps, and found most known pain points of transitioning to DevOps involves getting groups that don’t naturally work well together to have the … continue reading

A guide to continuous integration and delivery tools

CA Technologies: Comprised of the CA Application Test, CA Mobile Cloud, CA Release Automation and CA Service Virtualization solutions, the CA Continuous Delivery product portfolio addresses the wide range of capabilities (from pre-production to release) necessary to compete in today’s evolving digital economy. CA’s highly flexible, integrated solutions allow organizations to fully embrace the evolving … continue reading

JFrog acquires CloudMunch to drive DevOps offerings

As a way to expand on its DevOps product offerings for developers, JFrog will acquire CloudMunch, a DevOps intelligence platform. According to the company, JFrog is welcoming the entire CloudMunch company to JFrog, including CloudMunch’s teams in the Seattle and Washington area, along with Bangalore, India. CloudMunch, known for its full stack intelligence solution CloudMunch … continue reading

What continuous integration/delivery challenges does your company’s solution solve?

XebiaLabs’ Tim Buntel, Rogue Wave’s Rod Cope, HPE’s John Jeremiah, CA’s Stephen Feloney, Tasktop’s Nicole Bryan, and CollabNet’s Thomas Hooker make a case for their company’s continuous integration and delivery solutions. Tim Buntel, vice president of products at XebiaLabs: For small companies or greenfield projects where you’re starting from scratch or you’re working with one … continue reading

Getting an end-to-end perspective with continuous integration and delivery

Velocity. Quality. Traceability. Scaleability. For companies, it’s these characteristics that form the definition of “DevOps.” But it doesn’t stop there; doing DevOps right also means considering the processes, the culture, and the tools to deliver software and solutions for today’s value-hungry customers. And it still doesn’t stop there, because DevOps is all about having end-to-end … continue reading

IBM announces new microservice builder solution

IBM is expanding its portfolio of developer tools to include microservices. The company announced the new Microservices Builder designed to help developers create, deploy and manage apps built with microservices. “Microservice Builder gives developers the foundation they need to build applications using a full microservices-based architecture and the flexibility they want to deploy these applications … continue reading

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