Sauce Labs report: Most companies fail to meet continuous testing benchmarks

Sauce Labs published its first report that analyzes how companies measure up to benchmarks of four key continuous testing pillars. The company also announced its acquisition of Screener and availability of Sauce Headless. The Continuous Testing Benchmark Report was based on user data from the company’s continuous testing cloud between June and December of last …

SD Times news digest: Docker and Arm partner up, Clubhouse integrates Sentry, MongoDB is set to acquire Realm, Acceptto announces integration with multiple cloud platforms

Docker, which specializes in container platforms, and Arm, designers of computing architectures for processors, partnered up to create a cloud-native unified software development and delivery model for cloud, edge, and IoT environments. The collaboration will enable cloud developers to build applications on the Arm architecture and will “remove the dependencies of applications from infrastructure, while …

Databricks open-sources Delta Lake for data lake reliability

Databricks today announced Delta Lake, an open-source project designed to bring reliability to data lakes for both batch and streaming data. The project was revealed during the Spark +AI Summit taking place this week in San Francisco. Data lakes are used as repositories for structured and unstructured data, but factors such as failed writes, schema …

Rancher Labs combined Linux with Kubernetes in new OS platform

Rancher Labs today released a new operating system built for its k3s Kubernetes distribution to simplify administration and make k3s clusters even more secure. Before k3OS, users of Rancher Labs’ k3s still had to manage the underlying Linux operating system separately, Sheng LIangi, CEO and co-founder of Rancher, told SD Times leading up to the …

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Node.js 12 is now available

Node.js was upgraded to version 12, which includes faster startup and better default heap limits, as well as many upgrades and new features. The Node.js Long Term Support (LTS) release will come out in October this year. Node.js is an open-source, cross-platform JavaScript run-time environment that executes JavaScript code outside of a browser. In Node.js …

SD Times news digest: CNCF CI dashboard gets V2.2.0 update, Harness announces $60 million in Series B funding, Redis Enterprise now on Microsoft Azure

The newly updated CNCF CI V2.2.0 dashboard update adds third-party validation of builds, deployments and end-to-end testing for CNCF’s Graduated and Incubating projects. The CNCF CI status dashboard continually validates each project for any commit on stable and head that’s running on Kubernetes clusters provisioned to a bare metal environment. The results of each testing …

Revulytics introduces interactive path analytics in its Usage Intelligence platform

Software analytics provider Revulytics has announced new reporting capabilities in its Usage Intelligence platform, which integrates with applications to provide usage analytics. The platform now includes User Flow reporting, which will provide product teams with an interactive visualization of the paths that users take when navigating an application. With User Flow reporting, teams will be …

Microsoft releases .NET Framework 4.8

Microsoft released .NET Framework 4.8, updating its software framework with new and improved features. The update is available for Windows 7 Service Pack 1, Windows 8.1 and Windows 10 as it comes standard on the May 2019 OS update. Version 4.8 includes an improvement of the JIT through bug fixes and code generation-based performance optimization …

SD Times news digest: Android Studio 3.4 now available, Microsoft acquires Express Logic, Silicon Labs releases Series 2

The Android Studio team released Android Studio 3.4 as a response to users’ problems with core features in the IDE, according to a company post. One of the improvements is a revamped user interface called Project Structure Dialog (PSD) that allows users to manage Gradle project files, a feature that has been a “long-standing request …

premium The seismic shift in how we test software

As it’s been since ARPANET, functional web software today is mostly shipped by luck, duct tape, or sheer will. Ask any engineer with tenure at an ecommerce company and they can tell you about the last time they broke checkout, the defining feature of doing commerce online. Every year we have groundbreaking technologies that change …

SD Times news digest: Mozilla launches Mozilla WebThings, Microsoft open-sources Data Accelerator, Clear Software and Automation Anywhere team up

Mozilla released Mozilla WebThings, an open platform for monitoring and controlling devices over the web with two core components: WebThings Gateway and WebThings Framework. WebThings Gateway provides software distribution for smart home gateways that can track logs, alarms and more. Version 0.8 is now available, enabling developers to switch their gateway network settings through the …

CloudBees absorbs Electric Cloud to further its continuous delivery goals

CloudBees, continuous economy proponent and provider of enterprise support around Jenkins, has announced that earlier this month it acquired continuous delivery company Electric Cloud. With the company under its wing, CloudBees said it is now able to provide the whole gamut of the continuous spectrum including integration, delivery, deployment and application release automation (ARA). “By …

SD Times Open-Source Project of the Week: code-server

This week’s highlighted open-source project makes it easy for developers to use VS Code on the go. Code-server is a VS Code instance developed by Coder that runs on a remote server, enabling VS Code to be accessed through a browser. Coder open-sourced the solution in March. Because VS Code is being hosted on a …

SD Times news digest: Ubuntu 19.04, Zephyr LTS release, and Mozilla’s Pyodide project

Canonical, providers of the Ubuntu operating system, released version 19.04 of its flagship product, which focuses on open infrastructure, developer desktop and IoT. Ubuntu 19.04 integrates innovative open infrastructure projects such as OpenStack, Kubernetes and Ceph with advanced life-cycle management for multi-cloud and on-prem operations. In 19.04, multiple instances of the same snap can be …

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    Test Automation Strategy for Beginners

    One of the challenges teams face when transitioning to continuous testing within DevOps is the oversimplification found in many models. These often underestimate the effort and time required. For new projects and small teams, you can begin with a pure agile approach, utilize the best new tools, and glory in the lack of technical and …

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    3 Essential Building Blocks of Continuous Testing

    Organizations – and developers – need to innovate to stay competitive, and with release schedules shrinking all the time, it’s more likely that a business-threatening bug might slip through to production.  Successfully implementing CT, which aims to avoid business-killing software failures, depends on continuous alignment between people, processes, and technology in the organization. Each of these three …

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    Monitoring your network with time series data

    Today’s applications are architectured to work on hybrid, componentized, containerized, distributed, mobile/sensor environments, and so do the networks that sustain all these applications together. Complexity, traffic volume, intolerance to performance degradation and inefficiency will only increase, demanding real-time and holistic monitoring. There are several sources of instrumentation for network monitoring data such as: Endpoints metrics, events, logging, …

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    The Future of Test Automation

    In this digital era, organizations are forced to trade off between faster time to market and flawless user experience. The current goal for organizations is to run more tests, find bugs fast and release faster. In this white paper, we will discuss how AI is impacting software testing, discuss current challenges with test automation, how …

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    RECORDED EVENT: We are always looking for ways to make our solutions work better and smarter. We accomplish this by tracking the performance of each of the components underlying our solution. All this critical performance data has a time stamp and a value — also known as time series data.  If this important time-stamped data is …

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    Why Time Series Data Matters

    Time series data has historically been associated with applications in finance. However, as developers and businesses move to instrument more of their servers, applications, network infrastructure and the physical world, time series is becoming the de facto standard for how to think about storing, retrieving, and mining this data for real-time and historical insight. This paper …

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