Klocwork 2017.1 released with new security reports

In order for teams to spot security problems and vulnerabilities in their code, Rogue Wave is updating its static code analysis tool with a new security report, new Java checkers, extensive updates to its CERT taxonomy, and more. Rogue Wave’s Klocwork 2017.1 is the company’s latest release, and it introduces a new built-in graphical security … continue reading

Freeter frees developers from switching between tasks, projects

As a freelance web developer, Alex Kaul is constantly switching back and forth among code, mockups, browser tabs, and terminals, which is multiplied by the many projects he is working on at a given time. In order to simplify his workflow, he created an organizer app called Freeter (officially out of beta), letting other developers … continue reading

InVision launches iOS mobile app, KDE releases Plasma 5.9, and CodeMeter Embedded 2.0—SD Times news digest: Feb. 2, 2017

InVision has announced a new iOS mobile app for project control on the go. This release introduces the Conversations tab in the menu bar to make it easy to keep projects moving forward. Conversations was in beta for several months, and now it is finalized, bringing with it a more user-centric experience and more collaboration … continue reading

Atlassian acquires Trello, Google Go in 2016, and the Nokia 6—SD Times news digest: Jan. 9, 2017

Atlassian has acquired the project-management software provider Trello. According to Atlassian, over the past five years Trello has helped more than 19 million registered users capture and add structure to their workflows. Atlassian hopes the acquisition will help transform the way teams work. “Atlassian’s mission is to unleash the potential in every team. That’s a … continue reading

GitHub Enterprise 2.8 available, CA Technologies study finds data-management practices inadequate, and Mozilla announces Rust 1.13—SD Times news digest: Nov. 11, 2016

GitHub Enterprise 2.8 is available with code review, project-management tools, and Jupyter notebook rendering, so developers and product teams can make their workflows more powerful and versatile. To help researchers with producing and sharing data on GitHub, GitHub Enterprise 2.8 adds Jupyter Notebook rendering to make it easy to capture data-driven workflows and let project-management … continue reading

GitHub brings Projects to the organization level

GitHub is giving organizations another way to manage their repositories, users and work. The company announced that Projects is going to the organizational level. GitHub first announced Projects as a new way to manage work at its second annual Universe conference last month. Projects is designed to help users to organize and distribute work easily in … continue reading

Pushing testers out of their comfort zone

Getting testers on board with agile development processes is the only way organizations can successfully make the transition to more frequent delivery of software while retaining quality. That’s the opinion of Selena Delesie, a software development and agile consultant who gave the keynote address at the annual STARWEST conference, running this week at the Disneyland … continue reading

Agile 2016: Happy workers are productive workers

ATLANTA — You can’t expect good performance from your employees if you are practicing bad management, according to Jurgen Appelo, CEO of the business network Happy Melly and cofounder of Agile Lean Europe. Appelo kicked off the Agile 2016 conference here with tips from his new book on how to manage for happiness. According to … continue reading

SD Times GitHub Project of the Week: Gitter

Developers aren’t just guys or gals sitting alone coding at their desks all day long. They like to chat, and they especially like to chat with other developers. This week’s GitHub project gives developers a home for professional communities by connecting them through messaging and discovery, bringing together 350,000 developers chatting daily in more than … continue reading

ZenHub Epics gives developers more transparency

ZenHub, the project management tool that natively integrates into GitHub’s UI, is taking a different approach to collaboration. The company has announced ZenHub Epics, a new tool that aims to put control and flexibility back into the hands of developers. According to the company, with the rise of DevOps, collaboration between development teams and project … continue reading

Guest View: How enterprises can handle changes in BPM

Volatility in today’s business landscape is unprecedented: It is harder than ever to stay on top and win a lasting competitive advantage. Due to the Digital Disruption, it is now virtually impossible to develop a business model, cast it into the concrete of an enterprise resource planning (ERP) system and leverage highly optimized processes for … continue reading

Code Watch: The five essential rules of software project management

Although the point of this column is to discuss “where the rubber meets the road” of software development rather than theory, if you read SD Times, you are most likely managing a software development team or teams. As endlessly challenging as code is, dealing with people is, by far, the harder part of developing software … continue reading

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