SmartBear announces new API testing and documentation tool

SmartBear announced the release of Swagger Inspector today. The new solution is a free, cloud-based API testing and documentation tool. The tool is designed to simplify the validation of APIs and generate OpenAPI documentation. “As APIs are increasingly playing a pivotal role in digital transformation, it becomes imperative to deliver quality, consumable APIs at a …

Architecting for the value stream

More features, faster time to market, fewer defects.  These are what organizations strive for. But an overly narrow continuous integration and continuous delivery focus on DevOps is insufficient to achieve these goals. Instead, we should be taking a whole-system point of view that considers factors beyond development and operations — including people, teams, processes and …

Infrastructure and Configuration as Code come to the CI/CD rescue

The triple effect of cloud adoption, DevOps and CI/CD has dealt a blow to the old tried-and-tested means of infrastructure provisioning and configuration. Thanks to the increasing size of software, its dependencies and support of various platforms, these predominantly manual and script-based tasks have been getting increasingly cumbersome, time-consuming and error-prone. This is where Infrastructure …

SD Times news digest: Dynamsoft Camera SDK for iOS, ZeroStack cloud program, and Loom’s AIOps platform

Dynamsoft announced an new SDK for iOS app developers to rapidly add document scanning capabilities. Built-in capabilities include automatic document border detection and artifact reductions. The SDK will allow users to take photos with an iPhone and capture the documents at desktop-scanner quality. “There’s no end to the possibilities of leveraging the iPhone as a …

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Bootstrap 4 is released

The Bootstrap team has announced that after years of development Bootstrap 4 is finally here. Bootstrap is an open source toolkit for developing HTML, CSS and JavaScript applications.  The latest release makes some key improvements over the previous versions. “Since our last beta, we’ve been hard at work stabilizing a few key pieces of our …

Report shows broken IT processes are causing employees to leave their jobs

A third of employees are currently looking for new jobs and over 86 percent claim that the broken IT processes are the driving factor in their decision to leave their position, according to a new study funded by workflow solution provider Nintex. The Definitive Guide to America’s Most Broken Process was published by Nintex with …

SD Times news digest: Oculus Start, The Future Computed, and JoyToken’s new API protocol

Oculus has launched a new developer program called Oculus Start. The program is designed to provide access, support and savings to qualifying virtual reality developers. According to Oculus, the program will offload some of the development costs for developers so their main focus can be creating VR applications.  “We know there is no shortage of inspired …

SD Times GitHub Project of the Week: Luna

A newly released open source project wants to transform how data is gathered, understood and manipulated. Luna is visual and textual functional programming language created by Wojciech Danilo and Marcin Kostrzewa. “Luna is a general purpose, purely functional programming language incorporating many recent innovations in programming language design, such as higher-order functions, non-strict semantics, algebraic data …

DefinedCrowd releases version 1.0 of its smart AI data platform

Intelligent data platform for AI provider DefinedCrowd is stating the new year off with the 1.0 version of its Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) platform. The platform allows data scientists to collect, enrich, and structure data for artificial intelligence (AI), and is now publicly available. “Artificial Intelligence needs data to be properly trained. A lot of data. Currently, …

F5 Networks: Multi-cloud environments are causing multiple security headaches

Multi-cloud environments are speeding up organizations app driven digital transformation initiatives, but they come with a price. F5 Networks released its 2018 State of Application Delivery report, which revealed while nine in ten respondents are leveraging multi-cloud environments, they worry about managing operations and security. “A major transformation is underway in 2018 in both IT …

Kuzzle launches Internet of Things backend solution

Backend platform provider Kuzzle wants to boost IoT app development with the release of its new solution: Kuzzle Backend. The company recently unveiled the solution at the Consumer Electronics Show last week. The backend solution focuses on IoT development, and is designed to reduce the time it takes to build IoT apps by 40 percent, …

SD Times news digest: Android’s highest security reward, Perl’s CPAN Butterfly Plan and CircleCI’s funding round

In June of last year, the Android security team “increased the top payouts for the Android Security Rewards program.” In August, Guang Gong of Alpha Team submitted the first remote exploits chain since the increase. He was awarded $105,000, which is the highest reward in the program’s history. He received an additional $7500 by the …

MicroStrategy puts organizations on the Intelligent Enterprise path

MicroStrategy unveiled the Intelligent Enterprise map at its annual user conference taking place in Las Vegas this week. The map is designed to put organizations on the path of a successful data-driven future. It provides a playbook of technology combined with techniques organizations can take advantage of when planning their analytics initiatives. “Organizations large and …

Why your app’s database stinks— and your ORM too

At the dawn of the millennium, somewhere in the depths of a company contracted by the United States Navy, D. Richard Hipp designed SQLite so that you could finally stick a database inside an application. Its original purpose was to power guided missile destroyers, which surely could have used a fast, lightweight database that ran …

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    Massively Scaling Mobile Apps with a Low-Code Platform

    In today’s business landscape, web and mobile apps are the main point of contact with users—and their performance can make or break your business. At OutSystems, we wanted to know how much an app developed with our low-code platform can take without losing its quality. So, we ran a test. Imagine a mobile banking app …

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    Why Low-Code is Right for Mobile and Web Front-End Development

    Enterprise IT teams are faced with a predicament. They’ve been challenged to create beautiful, highly-functional applications for front-end use, and they’re on a very tight timeline. The customer journey has changed – it’s turned digital and it’s faster than ever. Customers are demanding that enterprises keep up. How can IT be expected to deliver? This …

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    Forget Hand Coding: 5 Development Challenges to Consider

    While hand coding is still effective in some cases, organizations are finding that custom-coding has become “too slow to develop and deliver the applications companies use to win, serve, and retain customers.” Because of the increasing adoption of Rapid Application Development (RAD) platforms and the rapid change in technology – there are a number of …

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    The Forrester Wave: Static Application Security Testing, Q4 2017

    Static application security testing (SAST) is an important part of prerelease application testing that can identify tricky dataflow issues. It can also catch issues such as cross-site request forgery (CSRF) that other tools, including dynamic application security testing (DAST), have trouble finding. According to The Forrester Wave: Static Application Security Testing, Q4 2017, SAST remains …

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    Date: Tuesday, January 30, 2018 Time: 11:00 AM PT | 2:00 PM ET Writing great code is hard. Even with careful planning and process, unexpected issues arise that distract you from delivering a useful, manageable service. Application error monitoring helps cut through the noise and minimize the time spent chasing and resolving bugs. Real-time alerts …

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