Feature flags simplify feature development and testing for Dev teams and QA

Feature flags allow faster, safer feature delivery to users by decoupling code deployment from feature release. They provide a number of benefits to development and DevOps teams. These include: enabling A/B/n testing, showing different experiences to different users and allowing teams to see how those experiences affect user behavior, enabling Kill Switches that allow for … continue reading

The Miami Heat mobile app scores big as a digital transformation team player

How much fun is it for a developer to be in an elevator, peek over the shoulder of the person next to them and see them using an app on their phone that the developer built? That’s just what happened to Matthew Jafarian, vice president of Digital Strategy & Innovation at the NBA team, Miami … continue reading

Results from real AI testing don’t happen overnight

AI has become such a buzzword that many test tool vendors are using the term without actually having any AI. It’s become a serious issue for the software industry, as it has for other industries. Customers need to realize there’s probably more hype than reality in most of what test solution vendors are saying. “When … continue reading

Using machine learning and AI to develop API-based security solutions

Application security threats continue to increase in sophistication and number as the technologies that enable them do as well. There have been reports of a 12 percent increase in banking trojans. Twenty-three percent increase in spyware. Twenty-two percent increase in botnets and other crypto mining malicious apps. While there are tools and technologies available to … continue reading

Higher education benefits are win/win for software engineers

American scientist Neil Degrasse Tyson said, “There is no greater education than one that is self-driven.” That couldn’t be more true than in the fields of software engineering and computer science today. While an undergraduate degree often opens the door to an entry-level job in a chosen field, a higher degree like a Masters or … continue reading

Industry Spotlight: Why developers use Kintone’s low-code platform to save time building apps

Apps are a permanent feature in the life of an enterprise employee. In an age where work no longer ends at the office door, apps are the tool that keep people wired into their business no matter where—or what device—they dial in from. What this means for the developer is two-fold: first, that there’s a … continue reading

Data Connectivity: An unrecognized, multi-issue problem

“Facts are stubborn, but statistics are more pliable,” wrote Mark Twain. Never has this been more true when it comes to data connectivity. If you don’t have good connectivity to your data wherever it may reside, then it’s hard to do applications like artificial intelligence (AI) or analytics. They are very data dependent technologies. Connectivity … continue reading

Cyberextortion: A growing Internet problem

“If you’re gonna commit a crime,” as “Slick Willie” Sutton said when asked why he robbed banks, “That’s where the money is.” Also known as “Willie the Actor” for his ability to disguise himself, Sutton stole an estimated $2 million during his 40-year robbery career. Modern-day cyber criminals have adopted this approach to digital extortion … continue reading

Mobile-only banks: Cashing in on the 18-35 crowd

Mobile banking is the new banking “mode du jour” for the millennial market. Digital banks like European-based N26, Monzo, and Orange Bank, part of French telecom operator Orange, along with U.S.-licensed Aspiration and BankMobile, are poised to make a dent in the more traditional “brick and mortar” banks’ markets and revenues globally. The mobile-first and … continue reading

Industry Spotlight: Opening up modeling to the entire enterprise

Ever since Sparx Systems released its flagship product Enterprise Architect (EA) almost 20 years ago, the company philosophy has been to open up access and distribution of information about the enterprise and democratize knowledge for the stakeholders. The company specializes in highperformance and scalable visual modeling tools based on the Unified Modeling Language (UML) and … continue reading

CeBIT 2015: All things development for Big Data, IoT and security

Hannover, Germany — “There are now as many pieces of digital information as there are stars in the universe.” That statement from the opening ceremony CeBIT 2015, held earlier this month, means that developers have their work cut out for them. IoT, Big Data and security were major themes at the event, which has successfully … continue reading

CeBIT 2014 puts innovative software on display

For the Internet of Things, cloud development, Big Data and security, there was something for everyone … continue reading

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