Disrupting the economics of software testing through AI

EMA (Enterprise Management Associates) recently released a report titled “Disrupting the Economics of Software Testing Through AI.” In this report, author Torsten Volk, managing research director at EMA, discusses the reasons why traditional approaches to software quality cannot scale to meet the needs of modern software delivery. He highlights five key categories of AI and …

Value Stream Management: The practice that finally unites business and IT

Some 86% of respondents to a Broadcom survey on value stream management indicated they are not doing value stream management right now. To that, Lance Knight would say, “Yes, you are. You just don’t know it yet.” Knight, the COO of value stream platform provider ConnectALL, said if a company is already evaluating their processes …

The benefits of software development apprenticeships

Since 2010, the number of U.S. apprenticeships has risen 64 percent and is expected to increase. For software developers, apprenticeships are beneficial for the apprentice, the mentor, and the company. They are an investment in the future of each. Beginners gain skill and exposure toward a possible career while the company grows its talent pool …

SD Times news digest: White House Open Source Security Summit; Jetpack Window Manager release candidate; Google’s solution challenge 2022

Organizations such as the Linux Foundation, OpenSSF, Google, Akamai, and Red Hat attended a White House Summit meant to address supply chain security challenges following the recent log4j crisis.  “The open-source ecosystem will need to work together to further cybersecurity research, training, analysis, and remediation of defects found in critical open-source software projects. These plans …

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SD Times Open-Source Project of the Week: EVerest

The goal of the open-source project EVerest is to develop and maintain an open source software stack for EV charging infrastructure.  EVerest consists of a framework to configure several interchangeable modules which are coupled by MQTT with each other.  The EVerest stack is made out of loosely coupled modules that are orchestrated by the EVerest …

SD Times news digest: .NET Framework January 2022 update, Lucidworks announces new SaaS platform, YugaByte University expansion

Microsoft released the January 2022 Security and Quality Rollup Updates for .NET Framework. This security update addresses an issue where an unauthenticated attacker could cause a denial of service on an affected system. Other quality and reliability improvements include an AppContext Switch that can clean up connections on any kinds of failures even while running …

Leading and collaborating with an engineering team in a hybrid/remote work setting

Crunchy or soggy? It’s a straightforward question. However, it’s likely that you’ve never invested much conscious thought into the answer before. It’s simply a part of who you are. When you join Slack’s engineering team, the answer matters. The more discerning among us ask clarifying questions. What percent? What kind? Eventually, though, we all find …

AngularJS Long Term Support is officially discontinued

Four years after announcing discontinuation plans, Angular has officially discontinued long term support (LTS) for AngularJS. AngularJS is the first version of the Angular framework, which was released in 2010. All subsequent released versions were called Angular.  It had initially planned to end LTS in July 2021, but because of COVID-19, it decided to push …

SD Times news digest: DevOps Institute announces event lineup for 2022 and new certifications; GitLab security releases; Analytics for in-app events

The DevOps Institute announced its lineup for 2022 events and webinars and plans for two new DevOps certifications.  The new certifications include DevOps Practitioner and DevOps Engineering Foundation. Also, SKILup Days, SKILup Hours, and SKILup Festival 2022: A Live DevOps Educational Experience will provide insights and education needed by DevOps professionals in a wide variety …

Aptiv to acquire Wind River and accelerate innovations in automotive technology

Vehicle technology company Aptiv has announced its intent to acquire the embedded systems company Wind River from TPG Capital. The acquisition is valued at $4.3 billion and is expected to close mid-year.  “The automotive industry is undergoing its largest transformation in over a century, as connected, software-defined vehicles increasingly become critical elements of the broader …

Open Source Institute forms to boost open-source skills

In an effort to improve open-source skills in the IT sector, the University of Canberra and Instaclustr have formed the Open Source Institute (OpenSI). OpenSI will focus on open source training, certification, and research and development.  The first online course offered through OpenSI will be Developer Training and Certification for the event streaming platform Apache …

SD Times news digest: CNCF moves LitmusChaos to incubator; Firefox 96; CircleCI’s free plan

The CNCF Technical Oversight Committee (TOC) has voted to approve LitmusChaos’ move from the CNCF Sandbox to Incubation level.  LitmusChaos is an open-source chaos engineering platform that helps teams identify weaknesses and potential outages in infrastructures by inducing chaos tests in a controlled way.  “The CNCF ecosystem has helped us build a strong and vibrant …

Accurate data isn’t enough — it needs to be actionable

As the COVID-19 pandemic has shut down offices, people have taken to working remotely, and many have even moved from locations where the cost of living is high to places where it’s more manageable. This raises the issue of data quality, not only in terms of the accuracy of data being input into fields in …

Reduce test execution times to keep up with pace of delivery

In this era of Agile software development, the life of a product manager, who has to talk about or plan a single feature, is easy. The life of a developer, who has to code one feature, is easy.  For the designer and DevOps engineer, designing and deploying one feature is easy. You know who’s life …

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    VSMcon 2022

    {virtual} VSMcon returns on May 13, 2022! Our next event will focus on bringing business and IT together. We’ve expanded our 4th event lineup with more experts in Value Stream Management execution and optimization to bring you all the information you need to either start your value stream journey, or to improve on what you’re already doing. …

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    Do you know the secret about how to map your value stream?

    LIVE WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 5, 2022 @ 1PM ET | 10AM PT Everyone is telling you to map your value stream. But have you thought about how? No one is talking about specifics. Join Lance Knight and Johnathan McGowan as they walk David Rubinstein through his first ever value stream mapping exercise using ConnectALL’s new complimentary …

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    Low-Code/ No-Code Developer Day 2022

    It’s back! A NEW Low-Code/No-Code Developer Day is scheduled for April 13th, 2022! Our first LC/NC Developer Day event brought in over 500 attendees from companies of all sizes and roles at all levels. This is an exciting and informational event, allowing you to engage with our speakers and your own peers to learn more about how they are …

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    Unlocking real-world outcomes with value stream mapping

    AVAILBLE NOW Increasing collaboration between teams to create customer value is now essential to doing business in the modern enterprise. But while understanding and reimagining how value is created through streams (rather than functional processes) becomes ever more important, realizing the value stream and creating value for stakeholders while carrying on with business as usual …

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    Test Management in an Agile Reality

    AVAILABLE NOW For successful product testing, your test teams must be aligned with business criteria. A clearly articulated definition of “done” must be established and communicated to your testing teams. While these statements seem obvious, they are challenges that product development teams routinely struggle to solve, especially if they aren’t using a lifecycle management tool …

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    Cloud Engineering – Generation DevSecOps

    AVAILABLE NOW Requirements on developers have shifted over the last 5 years. Team sizes are shrinking but responsibilities are growing with DevOps and accelerated SDLC. A developer must become fluent in software architecture, testing, deployment, telemetry, and even security. It is less about multi-layer and more about multi-discipline. In this talk, Pete Chestna, CISO of …

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