Digital Transformation Success Demands Digital Assurance: A Manifesto

Digital transformation continues to change the way organizations operate. With an ever-increasing reliance on data, connectivity, and innovative technologies, digital trust remains at the forefront of the global economy. A secure, trusted digital environment correlates with higher levels of digital maturity, as shown in a recent HBR study. Having confidence in data enables business leaders …

Microsoft Dev Box preview allows developers to create on-demand workstations

Microsoft today announced that the preview of Microsoft Dev Box is now publicly available. The managed service enables developers to create “on-demand, high-performance, secure, ready-to-code, project-specific workstations in the cloud,” the company said. Users can sign into the Azure portal and search for dev box to begin creating dev boxes for their organization.  “With Microsoft …

MVP does not have to mean “Most Vulnerable Product”

Almost any company writing software today understands and glorifies the concept of Minimum Viable Product. Creating something that is just good enough for customers to successfully use it is enshrined as the most parsimonious path to profits. MVP has over time taken on additional freight as a general term connoting faster time-to-market for features or …

OMG announces parts of its Unified Architecture Framework are now ISO/IEC standards

The technology standards organization Object Management Group (OMG) has announced Parts 1 and 2 of its Unified Architecture Framework (UAF) have been made International Standards Organization/International Electrotechnical Commission (ISO/IEC) standards.  UAF is a framework that developers use to represent enterprise architectures, allowing specific areas to be focused on while still having visibility into the big …

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Five common user testing mistakes and how to avoid them

Have you ever heard from a customer that your software was buggy, slow or unreliable? Or that a particular feature didn’t function exactly as intended? You’re not alone. Every software company, product and development team has experienced customer feedback at some point. But the best time to receive this type of user-generated feedback is before …

SD Times Open-Source Project of the Week: Astro

Astro is a web framework for building fast and content-focused websites that has gained many new features since its original beta announcement in April.   The latest release, 1.0, was released earlier this week. It includes new <Image /> and <Picture /> components, MDX support with standard syntax for mixing UI components in Markdown, server output …

SBOMs can help ensure software integrity

To secure the software in your supply chain, there’s a lot of hype today about the need for an SBOM (software bill of materials). But what does that really mean for development teams today? BOMs have been used for years by organizations; they are a list of the raw materials, sub-assemblies, intermediate assemblies, sub-components, parts, …

Granulate launches new free tool for optimizing Kubernetes costs

Companies find many benefits from using Kubernetes to manage their containers, but might find that one challenge is managing resources and costs. In order to solve this problem, workload optimization company Granulate has released a new free solution, gMaestro, which companies can use to gain visibility into their Kubernetes clusters and avoid over-provisioning resources.  According …

Checkmarx API Security released to shift API security left

Checkmarx API Security was launched to empower the partnership between the developer and AppSec teams of an organization and is delivered as part of the Checkmarx One application security platform.  Because APIs are used to access data and to call application functionality, they are easily exposed but difficult to defend which creates a large and …

Deepfence announces ThreatMapper 1.4

Deepfence, a security observability and protection company, today announced the 1.4 release of ThreatMapper, its open-source cloud-native offering that expands attack path visualization, adds enterprise-grade cloud security posture management, and includes a cloud-native YARA-based malware scanner. ThreatMapper offers users the ability to scan, map, and rank vulnerabilities in running pods, images, hosts, and repositories. The …

Cross-European Hack for Peace hackathon announced

Swedish-Ukrainian software company Sigma Software Group has teamed up with Tech Nation to host a hackathon called Hack for Peace throughout Europe aimed at building tech solutions for solving issues related to war and promoting peace throughout the region.  “Across our networks, we have seen tech leaders supporting individuals affected by this tragedy, and striving …

Optimize continuous delivery with continuous reliability

The 2021 State of DevOps report indicates that greater than 74% of organizations surveyed have Change Failure Rate (CFR) greater than 16% (the report provides a range from 16% to 30%). Of these, a significant proportion (> 35%) likely have CFRs exceeding 23%.  This means that while organizations seek to increase software change velocity (as …

NVIDIA announces major release of Omniverse

NVIDIA, the company known for designing and manufacturing GPUs, today announced a new range of developer frameworks, tools, apps, and plugins for its platform for building and connecting Metaverse worlds based on Universal Scene Description (USD), NVIDIA Omniverse.  According to the company, with this expansion, users gain access to new AI-powered tools and features that …

Veracode updates security platform with extended SCA integrations, SBOM API

Veracode has announced that it updated its Continuous Software Security Platform with enhancements like extended integrations for software composition analysis (SCA), an API for creating software bill of materials (SBOMs), and new improved language and framework support for static analysis.  “Modern applications are mostly assembled, not written from scratch,” said Brian Roche, chief product officer …

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