Why Using IaC Alone is a Half-baked Infrastructure Strategy

The shift to a developer-centric vision of infrastructure that started about 15 years ago offered users frequent updates and a way to simplify API-centric automation. Infrastructure as Code (IaC) became the standard method for software developers to describe and deploy cloud infrastructure. While on the surface, having more freedom sounds like a nearly utopian scenario …

Time for enterprise architects to take their place in the boardroom

Enterprise technology provides the foundation for business operations, so why shouldn’t enterprise architects play a crucial role in corporate decision-making? Unfortunately, many business leaders don’t appreciate the role of the enterprise architect. You can explain to executives the strategic business functions enterprise architects provide, such as managing physical and organizational structures, data stores, workflows, applications, …

Rust’s addition to the Linux kernel seen as “enormous vote of confidence” in the language

The release candidate for the latest version of the Linux kernel was announced last month, and one of the highlights in the release notes for Linux 6.1 is the inclusion of the initial infrastructure for adding Rust as a language.  Rust has been growing steadily in popularity through the years, and though according to the …

Three innovations for code reviews have streamlined the process at Meta

In a study of its development teams, Meta has noticed a strong correlation of developer satisfaction dipping whenever diff review times are slow based on several metrics at the company. Diff reviews refer to any individual set of changes made to the codebase.  Diff reviews which can catch bugs, teach best practices, and ensure high …

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SD Times Open-Source Project of the Week: Kangas

Kangas is an open-source tool provided by Comet, provider of an MLOps platform for machine learning teams.  According to Comet, the tool is intended to help teams explore, analyze, and visualize large-scale multimedia data.  Kangas offers users a Python API for logging large tables of data as well as a visual interface for performing complicated …

CompTIA introduces new tech job posting optimizer

CompTIA, provider of vendor-neutral IT certifications, today announced the Tech Job Posting Optimizer, optimize.comptia.org, in order to help employers expand their pipelines and seek out overlooked or untapped talent. The free, web-based platform offers a range of tech job templates and data tools intended to optimize postings for skills, qualifications, and inclusivity oriented to the …

Google shares info about upcoming Android Privacy Sandbox Beta

Google has been attempting to provide better ways to protect user privacy while also still providing advertisers with ways to serve relevant content to users. Its solution to reducing third-party tracking is the Privacy Sandbox. Earlier this year, it announced it was bringing Privacy Sandbox to Android and since then it has released a few …

Atlassian updates Jira’s Open DevOps toolchain solution

Atlassian today announced updates to its Open DevOps solution within Jira Software designed to bring better communication across teams and more visibility into the software development life cycle. Open DevOps was designed to help organizations deal with the ever-growing number of tools their teams use by bringing into a central location that allows them to …

OutSystems expands low-code platform with cloud-native development offering

OutSystems is expanding its low-code platform with capabilities for cloud-native development in the new OutSystems Developer Cloud (ODC). ODC combines an architecture based on Kubernetes, Linux containers, microservices, and AWS native cloud services with CI/CD, enterprise-grade security, and the productivity of low-code.  It utilizes AI-augmented development through AI Code Mentor, which helps contribute to productivity …

Cloudflare releases new templates to make it easier to build applications on platform

Cloudflare is attempting to make it easier for developers to build applications on their developer platform. To do so, it has announced Cloudflare Workers Templates. Cloudflare Workers is a capability for building applications, and this new set of templates being released will give developers ideas of what they can build on the platform.  For example, …

Infragistics introduces App Builder Design Contest

Infragistics, a provider of tools and solutions to accelerate designs and development, today announced a new App Builder Design Contest to encourage developers, designers and non-designers to use their creativity to win prizes. According to the company, the competition offers participants access to the App Builder drag & drop tool, allowing designers and developers to …

Edge Delta announces free edition

Edge Delta, provider of observability tools, today introduced a free version of its product in order to bring users intelligent and automated monitoring and troubleshooting for applications and services running in Kubernetes. The free edition is designed to deliver time-to-value and allow engineers to spend their time on core tasks.  Additionally, it works to detect …

DH2i announces DxEnterprise v22 with container sidecar

Infrastructure solution company DH2i announced the general availability of DxEnterprise version 22 with a new container sidecar to enable application-level high availability (HA) clustering for stateful containers in Kubernetes.  The Dxe sidecar offers the three key deployment benefits of isolation, quick deployment, and scalability.  The application can run independently in one container while the sidecar …

The evolution of value stream management

While the aspirations of companies wanting digital innovation and to connect business value haven’t changed over the years, the definition of what constitutes value stream management has. Dr. Mik Kersten, the CEO of Tasktop Technologies (recently purchased by Planview) and the author of “Project To Product: How to Survive and Thrive in the Age of …

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Is it ODD to shift left? Building elite DevSecOps performers

Premieres December 14th, 2022 @ 1:00 PM ET | 10:00 AM PT Across the world, organizations are finding that ensuring the reliability and security of their modern applications requires collaboration among once siloed teams. This webinar, led by Sumo Logic’s Field CTO Colin Fallwell, will explore how elite performing teams maintain top-notch digital experiences for …

From Zero (Day) to Hero

LIVE December 1st, 2022 @ 1:00PM ET | 10:00AM ET It feels like the song is on repeat. Another week, another zero-day vulnerability is disclosed. Some are more potent than others. Log4j and Spring4Shell were on the catastrophic side. Enterprises are still grappling with the long tail of Log4j. The Department of Homeland Security Under …

Building and Deploying Python Code in Snowflake

AVAILABLE NOW The complex data environment today makes collaboration and the productization of data pipelines, machine learning (ML) models, and apps extremely difficult for data professionals, resulting in slow time to insight and leaving much invaluable data unrealized. Snowpark, a developer framework of Snowflake, was built to solve this exact challenge by allowing different data …

SD Times Live! microwebinar series – Value Stream Management

NEXT LIVE STREAMING DECEMBER 2022, DAY TBD, @ 1:00PM ET | 10AM PT Topic 9 – “Managing flow by using value stream management and observability” SPEAKERS FOR THIS SESSION: Lance Knight, President & COO @ ConnectALL; Sharath Bhaskara, VP of Technical Services @ ConnectALL; Dave Rubinstein, Editor-in-Chief of SD Times. With DevOps pipelines having a myriad …

Bust This Myth: Software Quality is not Everyone’s Problem – Six Ways Tool Integration Dramatically Improves Test Management Processes and QA

AVAILABLE NOW Now, I got no fight with any man who does what he’s told, but when he don’t, the machine breaks down. And when the machine breaks down, we break down. And I ain’t gonna allow that in any of you. Not one. — Sgt Barnes, Platoon (1986) In our world of software delivery, …

You’ve Heard What Value Stream Management Isn’t. Now Hear the Truth About What It Is.

AVAILABLE NOW At ConnectALL, we have discussed ad nauseum what value stream management isn’t. We’ve told you that it is NOT a tool, NOT a feature, and NOT a map. It isn’t a person, it isn’t a platform, and it isn’t a set of metrics. Agile? DevOps? Also not value stream management. But what is less …

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    Is it ODD to shift left? Building elite DevSecOps performers

    Premieres December 14th, 2022 @ 1:00 PM ET | 10:00 AM PT Across the world, organizations are finding that ensuring the reliability and security of their modern applications requires collaboration among once siloed teams. This webinar, led by Sumo Logic’s Field CTO Colin Fallwell, will explore how elite performing teams maintain top-notch digital experiences for …

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    From Zero (Day) to Hero

    LIVE December 1st, 2022 @ 1:00PM ET | 10:00AM ET It feels like the song is on repeat. Another week, another zero-day vulnerability is disclosed. Some are more potent than others. Log4j and Spring4Shell were on the catastrophic side. Enterprises are still grappling with the long tail of Log4j. The Department of Homeland Security Under …

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    Stop wasting time and money using multiple tools to test every technology layer of an application. With Keysight’s Eggplant test automation solution you only need to work with a single code layer to test back-end systems, APIs, web elements, and the front-end UI to simplify your full-stack testing approach. Download the paper, ‘Modernize the Enterprise …

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    Elevate Your Test Designs with AI

    Advances in AI have enabled us to close the gap between skilled human testers and UI automation. Now we can test both faster and smarter thanks to a hybrid technique that combines computer vision, intelligent object recognition, and self-generated test cases. In this white paper, written as part of Sogeti’s 2021-2022 AI for Quality Engineering …

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    Building and Deploying Python Code in Snowflake

    AVAILABLE NOW The complex data environment today makes collaboration and the productization of data pipelines, machine learning (ML) models, and apps extremely difficult for data professionals, resulting in slow time to insight and leaving much invaluable data unrealized. Snowpark, a developer framework of Snowflake, was built to solve this exact challenge by allowing different data …

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    SD Times Live! microwebinar series – Value Stream Management

    NEXT LIVE STREAMING DECEMBER 2022, DAY TBD, @ 1:00PM ET | 10AM PT Topic 9 – “Managing flow by using value stream management and observability” SPEAKERS FOR THIS SESSION: Lance Knight, President & COO @ ConnectALL; Sharath Bhaskara, VP of Technical Services @ ConnectALL; Dave Rubinstein, Editor-in-Chief of SD Times. With DevOps pipelines having a myriad …

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