The Fungible Fallacy: Sociological impediments to effective project management

Part 1 of this article focused on the structural issues of how staff fungibility (the concept that one staff member can be substituted for another) can impede project management. The project management notions of project-month and full-time equivalent, are used to apply simple mathematical operators to people (e.g., two half-time people equals one full time …

SD Times news digest: ZenHub announces Productivity Insights; Django 4.0 release; Precisely revels latest update to Data360 Govern

ZenHub, the productivity management solution built into GitHub, today announced Productivity Insights, a new solution in its portfolio of productivity management tools. These Productivity Insights offer teams actionable insights of sprint progress and total productivity in real time.  Productivity Insights automates the process of measuring and analyzing a software development team’s performance and immediately shares …

MuleSoft announces new universal API management capabilities

MuleSoft, provider of an integration and API platform, today unveiled new universal API management capabilities, allowing teams to securely create, manage, and govern any API across any environment and technology.  These API management capabilities are built directly on the AnyPoint Platform, MuleSoft’s platform for integration, API management, and automation. This combination transforms MuleSoft’s platform into …

SD Times news digest: LogDNA announces Series D; Microsoft introduces new Azure SDK for Go; NeoSec unveiled integration with Kong

LogDNA, the observability data platform, today announced a $50 million Series D funding round led by cybersecurity investment and advisory firm, NightDragon. This financing round also includes participation from existing investors Emergence and Initialized Capital.  The investment comes on the heels of Deloitte’s 2021 Technology Fast 500, which highlighted LogDNA’s 1293% revenue growth from 2017 …

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Demystifying Differential and Incremental Analysis for Static Code Analysis within DevOps

The DevOps Movement has many recommended practices for automation of processes and testing. However, across different market verticals, the requirements, practices, and cadence of releases very widely. For example, in the more security or safety relevant software markets, development processes often also include compliance to coding standards, or other security and safety practices that must …

Low code solutions come of age

At the start of the year, we declared that 2021 would be the year of low code. It turned out to be a fairly accurate prediction.  Low code was used throughout the past two years by small businesses needing to quickly open online storefronts, companies needing to create tooling to support remote workers, and by …

Get more value from DevOps — take the customer’s perspective

Many years ago, I wanted to impress everyone at my new software engineering job. I bought a book about the technology I’d be working with and also contacted my hiring manager and asked him, “What can I do to prepare and get ready?” I wanted to be on the right path, right away. His answer …

SD Times news digest: AWS announces Amplify Studio; Microsoft unveils Teams ToolKit 3.0; Mirantis launches DevOpsCare

Amazon Web Services (AWS) recently announced the launch of Amplify Studio at its re:Invent conference. AWS Amplify Studio is a new visual development environment that enables developers to create web application user interfaces (UIs) with minimal coding, while also allowing them to customize their applications’ design and behavior. Amplify Studio builds on AWS Amplify to …

SD Times Open-Source Project of the Week: Pants

Pants is a distributed open source software build system designed to facilitate engineering best practices as well as add highly-granular intelligent caching in order to speed up test suite execution both locally and remotely. In addition, Pants helps to make modern software development and deployment more resistant to errors by systematizing the entirety of the …

Uno Platform 4.0 introduces extensions

The latest version of the Uno Platform was unveiled at UnoConf. Uno is a UI platform that uses C# and WinUI and can be used with single-codebase applications across Windows, WebAssembly, iOS, macOS, Android, and Linux.  One major addition in Uno Platform 4.0 is Uno Extensions, which is based on Microsoft Extensions, which are capabilities …

AI-enabled tools might completely change development…one day

While we’re not quite fully there yet, we may not be too far away from AI being a major part of the development process, helping developers eliminate some of the more mundane tasks of coding by suggesting code, autocompleting code, and making other useful suggestions.  According to Chandra Kalle, VP of engineering at LeanTaaS, a …

SD Times news digest: Rollbar unveils Adaptive Alerts; Informatica announces new Databricks integration; JetBrains releases GoLand 2021.3

Rollbar, a provider of real-time error monitoring software-as-a-service, today announced Adaptive Alerts. This new feature uses anomaly detection in order to learn the standard behavior of enterprise applications and alerts developers of atypical exception rates while helping to reduce unwanted noise with zero ongoing configuration.  Rollbar’s Adaptive Alerts detects anomalies by error exception type, which …

JetBrains Compose Multiplatform reaches 1.0 release

JetBrains has announced that Compose Multiplatform, which is a declarative UI framework for Kotlin, has reached the release of version 1.0, making it now ready for use in production. Users can now create Kotlin apps on desktop and can build production-quality dynamic web experiences using Compose for Web’s stable DOM API with full interoperability with …

Measuring developer productivity isn’t as simple as it sounds

When developers lie awake at night, they’re likely not thinking that they didn’t turn around enough tickets that day, or write a certain number of lines of code. Their fear is that they’ve broken something, and that they’ll be in trouble. In the meantime, C-level managers are primarily concerned with innovation, creating new products and …

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