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

The DevOps transformation: How to get there and who to follow

DevOps is an obtainable practice for enterprises and businesses looking to rapidly build and release high-quality applications. It’s mainstream, and there’s a real reason companies are implementing their own DevOps strategy: It works. Enterprises are reaping the benefits of implementing DevOps. Companies are building in automation and Continuous Delivery solutions, they’re shifting management and responsibilities, … continue reading

Red Hat updates its container platform, SOASTA releases new integrations, and a survey reveals how IT pros deploy software—SD Times news digest: Sept. 22, 2016

Red Hat made a few updates to its container application platform offerings to bring operations teams and application managers automation at scale. Red Hat’s OpenShift Container Platform 3.3 is now available, enhancing enterprise scalability and increasing speed and workflow automation. It also enables users to deploy their modern applications over multiple infrastructures. With new delivery … continue reading

Users find third-party app features annoying

Americans hate third-party app features so much that they would rather go to the dentist or hang out with Kanye West and Kim Kardashian than deal with them. According to a new report from SOASTA, 85% of respondents found third-party features annoying, and three in four respondents preferred unpleasant activities over third-party features. Third-party features include … continue reading

What real-time data streaming means for the enterprise

Big Data has introduced some notable challenges to the enterprise world. At first, it was enough to wrangle the data (structured and not) and then to glean actionable information from it, but today, enterprises are shifting their priorities toward real-time analytics and data streams. Early tools couldn’t cope with the scale or speed involved in … continue reading

A guide to Dev-Test-Ops offerings

BlazeMeter: BlazeMeter ensures delivery of high-performance software by enabling DevOps teams to quickly and easily run open-source-based performance tests against any mobile app, website or API at massive scale to validate performance at every stage of software delivery. The rapidly growing BlazeMeter community has more than 100,000 developers and includes prominent global brands such as … continue reading

In a Dev-Test-Ops environment, how much testing is enough?

Companies have heard the saying “test early and test often” more times than they can count, but in a DevOps environment, testing is an important aspect of the software development process. SD Times spoke with some experts about how much testing can be done in a Dev-Test-Ops environment, and how companies can determine how much … continue reading

Agile was the new norm in 2015

Agile has been a sought-after process for the majority of companies in the software development industry for many years, but 2015 appeared to be the year they all finally started to understand and see the benefits. “Agile is quickly becoming the de facto standard for software development, and five to 10 years from now it … continue reading

NYC’s subway needs system update, ‘Star Wars’ fans care about website performance, and JetBrains develops new tool—SD Times news digest: Oct. 19, 2015

New York might have a reputation of being fast-paced, but the New York City subway system is actually operating on century-old technology, according to Business Insider. The Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA) uploaded a YouTube video a few months ago to show the old system and what needs to be updated. Some of the outdated features … continue reading

Application performance a key theme at Velocity NYC 2015

A word that was heard frequently when walking through the booths at the 2015 O’Reilly Velocity NYC conference was “performance.” The conference provided a new perspective to performance and Web operations, and it gave everyone from developers to technical executives solutions to solve their dynamic website and application challenges. (Related: How government is using DevOps) … continue reading

Software testing no longer stands alone

Long gone are the days when a tester would sit on one side of the wall and wait for the developers to throw code over. Today’s testers are not only wearing their testing hats, but also the developer’s hat, the security team’s hat and IT’s hat. “Testers need to be able to pick up any … continue reading

Build: Rounding up the third-party Microsoft developer tool news

Microsoft announced a great deal at the 2015 Build developer conference, from the new cross-platform Visual Studio Code IDE, to news on Azure, Windows 10, Cortana, and its next-generation browser. Build isn’t all about Microsoft itself, though, as the companies making up the third-party developer-tooling ecosystem around Microsoft products also rolled out updates, new features … continue reading

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