Flatirons Fuse: Simplifying data imports

The challenge of moving data between platforms, between organizations, or even something as seemingly simple as onboarding a new customer, has been a pervasive one, especially considering how important accurate and available data is to pretty much every business. The problem of transferring data has led to numerous file formats, notably Excel spreadsheets and multiple …

Modern app dev is about more than tools, platforms and languages

Today’s application development is a complex landscape of services, integrations and architectures. In fact, most developers today spend more time writing API calls and finding open-source projects – and maintaining those applications once they’re created – than they do writing code for innovative new features. It looks nothing like “your father’s app dev,” which involved …

Transferring workload automation is one of the most difficult parts of cloud migration

Enterprises need workload automation to connect all of the business processes of an organization together, but tool overlap has resulted in a complicated web that is difficult to break free from when trying to migrate.   While workload automation is one of the older categories within automation, the space is now evolving towards more consolidation as …

Maximizing engineering resources with quality engineering

Modern software development can often feel like a Catch-22: to keep customers happy, companies must deliver new features faster. But deliver too fast without enough testing and bugs can slip into production, frustrating the customers who eagerly awaited the new feature in the first place. This paradigm often pits quality assurance against developers as they …

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Why performance testing is so vital and so difficult

The ability to ensure applications deliver consistent, responsive performance at all times is critical for pretty much every organization, and is especially vital for retailers and other e-commerce providers.  Even if an app delivers the best, most innovative functionality, it won’t matter if loading or transactions take too long. Further, as users continue to grow …

Combating burnout in development

Burnout is a major issue in tech, and it’s one that needs addressing. After two and a half years (or more) of remote work, poor work-life balance, lack of flexibility and more, it’s no wonder that the Great Resignation is happening and that so many developers are reporting that they’re burned out.  Forty-nine percent of …

SD Times Open-Source Project of the Week: Appsmith

Appsmith, the open-source low code software that helps developers build internal tools announced that it has raised $41 million in Series B funding. With Appsmith, software engineers can build internal and CRUD (create, read, update and delete) type applications quickly.  Software engineers can build user interfaces with pre-built components and code business logic by connecting …

A guide to CI/CD tools

The following is a listing of CI/CD tool providers, along with a brief description of their offerings.  CloudBees provides the leading software delivery platform for enterprises, enabling them to continuously innovate in a world powered by the digital experience. CloudBees enables organizations with highly-complex environments to deliver scalable, compliant, governed, and secure software from the …

How this company facilitates the tasks that need to be done inside the CI/CD pipeline

We asked Drew Piland, product manager at CloudBees, how the company’s solution helps organizations facilitate tasks that need to be done inside the CI/CD pipeline. This is what he had to say: There are a few different task types: integrations with other tools, scripts, deployments, and manual tasks. Integration steps will interact with the third-party …

CI/CD pipelines getting wider

In the past, the CI/CD pipeline was simply a place to integrate code. Developers would write their code in GitHub, pass it through the pipeline, and then deploy it. However, with the emergence of shift left security and newer automation practices, the pipeline has become a much more critical piece of the software delivery lifecycle. …

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The latest issue of the magazine is here. This issue features a look at service virtualization, why transferring workload automation is one of the hardest parts of a cloud migration, and how companies are trying to combat burnout in developers. …

Report: 85% of CEOs may not be properly testing software before its release

New research released by the no-code software test automation company Leapwork has revealed that 85% of U.S. CEOs do not see a problem with releasing software that has not been properly tested, so long as it is patch tested later. On top of this, 79% of testers reported that 40% of software is sent to …

Report: Fully automated testing remains elusive for organizations

Despite the growing complexity of the software that drives organizations, few companies have fully automated testing or are using AI, according to new research conducted by Forrester and commissioned by Keysight.  For the study, Forrester conducted an online survey in December 2021 that involved 406 test operations decision-makers at organizations in North America, EMEA, and …

TigerGraph launches new version of TigerGraph Cloud

TigerGraph today announced new features for TigerGraph Cloud, including the addition of multi-user collaboration, integrated login, private networking options, and extended global cloud coverage.  The Enterprise IAM (Identity and Access Management) feature allows for a single enterprise account to manage multiple users and their role-based access with a holistic view of all solutions in one …

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Protecting your Spring Boot applications from recent critical vulnerabilities

Thursday July 28, 2022 @ 11AM ET | 8AM PT Spring Boot is a common framework for building Spring-based applications. But all frameworks have their risks, and Spring Boot is no exception. Recently, zero day vulnerabilities in the Spring Framework and Spring Boot have created increased demand for security for Spring Boot. For example, Spring …

Introducing Contrast’s New Free Developer Security Tool – CodeSec!

Wednesday July 27, 2022 @ 1PM ET | 10AM PT As the need for code to be deployed faster grows every year. Code scanning has become a great part of the developer role. As such, Dev teams need a simple-to-integrate security tool that allows them to secure code quickly and accurately without disrupting their workflow. …

Write a year’s worth of code in 8 hours: How to accelerate Java development with unit test automation

Tuesday July 26, 2022 @ 11AM ET | 8AM PT Unit tests are a key tool for Java development teams as they try to deploy code faster and more often. Not only do they highlight regressions early when defects are easier to fix; they also tell you exactly where those problems are, making remediation much …

Preventing common vulnerabilities with Kiuwan’s SAST, SCA & QA tools

Monday July 11, 2022 @ 11AM ET | 8AM PT SAST is a vulnerability scanning method that identifies risks early in the CI pipeline or within the IDE. As security moves right, coverage becomes increasingly challenging by implementing security earlier in the development cycle with the use of SAST, SCA & QA  – it automatically …

Modernize Your Pipelines with Best Practices Built-In

Tuesday July 19, 2022 @ 11AM ET | 8AM PT Declarative pipelines provide a more modern, opinionated approach to pipeline creation and management. But what are they really? What benefit do they bring to your CI/CD processes? In this discussion, you will learn: What declarative pipelines are Why you should be using them Best practices …

SD Times Live! microwebinar series – Value Stream Management

NEXT TOPIC STREAMS LIVE JULY 19th, 2022 |   Topic 4 of 6 – “What is Automating Your Value Stream?” When you zoom in on a value stream, you’ll discover what goes into creating a specific valuable element of a software. By streamlining or optimizing a value stream, you can develop recurring principles that can …

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    Protecting your Spring Boot applications from recent critical vulnerabilities

    Thursday July 28, 2022 @ 11AM ET | 8AM PT Spring Boot is a common framework for building Spring-based applications. But all frameworks have their risks, and Spring Boot is no exception. Recently, zero day vulnerabilities in the Spring Framework and Spring Boot have created increased demand for security for Spring Boot. For example, Spring …

  • Webinars

    Introducing Contrast’s New Free Developer Security Tool – CodeSec!

    Wednesday July 27, 2022 @ 1PM ET | 10AM PT As the need for code to be deployed faster grows every year. Code scanning has become a great part of the developer role. As such, Dev teams need a simple-to-integrate security tool that allows them to secure code quickly and accurately without disrupting their workflow. …

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    Write a year’s worth of code in 8 hours: How to accelerate Java development with unit test automation

    Tuesday July 26, 2022 @ 11AM ET | 8AM PT Unit tests are a key tool for Java development teams as they try to deploy code faster and more often. Not only do they highlight regressions early when defects are easier to fix; they also tell you exactly where those problems are, making remediation much …

  • Webinars

    Preventing common vulnerabilities with Kiuwan’s SAST, SCA & QA tools

    Monday July 11, 2022 @ 11AM ET | 8AM PT SAST is a vulnerability scanning method that identifies risks early in the CI pipeline or within the IDE. As security moves right, coverage becomes increasingly challenging by implementing security earlier in the development cycle with the use of SAST, SCA & QA  – it automatically …

  • Webinars

    Modernize Your Pipelines with Best Practices Built-In

    Tuesday July 19, 2022 @ 11AM ET | 8AM PT Declarative pipelines provide a more modern, opinionated approach to pipeline creation and management. But what are they really? What benefit do they bring to your CI/CD processes? In this discussion, you will learn: What declarative pipelines are Why you should be using them Best practices …

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    Four technical hands-on labs for mobile application security

    Welcome to !hooked, Guardsquare’s technical magazine featuring hands-on labs. In this issue, the labs cover code checksumming, control flow (non-)integrity in Android applications, native library encryption, and encrypting Objective-C selectors. Dive in, learn about the issues, and work through the solutions in these labs. …

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