Is the Hadoop party over?

Fifteen years ago, the Hadoop data management platform was created. This kicked off a land rush of companies  looking to plant their flags in the market and open-source projects began to spring up to extend what the platform was designed to do. As often happens with technology, it ages, and newer things emerge that either … continue reading

Tasktop's Dominica DeGrandis talking about moving from project to product teams

Project to product: New thinking requires new job descriptions

New ways of doing work, such as shifting from a project mentality to a value-centric product mentality, spurs the need for new roles in software. That was the focus of a session here at the DevOps Enterprise Summit this morning presented by Dominica DeGrandis, the new principal flow advisor at Tasktop, who outlined the difference … continue reading

Industry Watch: Identifying, and winning, with unicorns

You’re working on a project that’s months late and millions over budget. Your developers move at a snail’s pace, being held up by unfilled requests server environments, authorizations to access needed data, and even to the codebase. You’re frustrated, your managers are mad and worried for their job security, and execs are jumping ship — … continue reading

Industry Watch: Why our industry must admit #metoo

Richard Stallman, an industry icon who created the first open-source operating system and has spent his career fighting for free and open software, resigned from his positions at the Free Software Foundation and MIT-CSAIL over remarks he made regarding, of all things, the Jeffrey Epstein case. The blowup occurred in response to a Facebook event … continue reading

The 2019 SD Times Software Testing Showcase

Software testing ain’t what it used to be. That’s for sure. The days of waiting for a software release incorporating new features and bug fixes to be locked down so it could be “thrown over the wall” to test/QA teams to validate are long gone. We now see organizations releasing software multiple times per day, … continue reading

Parasoft rolls out Selenic UI automated test tool

Selenic: of or relating to Selenium. That, in its most elemental definition, describes Parasoft’s new tool for UI testing. Called Selenic, the tool rounds out Parasoft’s test offerings, from unit testing to API testing up to the user interface. Selenic monitors Selenium tests, discovering errors in the user interface, making remediation recommendations into a developers’s … continue reading

Cloud Elements adds Conductor no-code tool to its integration platform

Integration platform-as-a-service provider Cloud Elements yesterday announced the availability of Conductor, a no-code solution that enables developers and non-developers alike to create complex API integrations in a point-and-click way. The Conductor tool is part of the Cloud Elements 3.0 platform that, according to the company announcement, “starts by unifying APIs with enhanced capabilities for authentication, … continue reading

Cloudera launches enterprise data cloud

Cloudera today announced the first instantiation of its enterprise data cloud, the Cloudera Data Platform, a native cloud service to manage data and workloads on any cloud. Many enterprises are creating multi-cloud strategies but face  increased complexities due to having some workloads in Microsoft Azure, for instance, while others live in Amazon or Google Cloud, … continue reading

Industry Watch: The winding road to software failures

What began as a conversation about high-profile application failures and outages this summer took a winding road toward the root of what ails software development teams. I was speaking with Mehdi Daoudi, who runs the experience monitoring solution provider Catchpoint, to try to better understand why website and web application failures continue on. He spoke … continue reading

Chaos engineering passes ‘why,’ moves to ‘how’

Chaos engineering is not a new concept, but it has become more important as systems have become more complex. With applications and deployments broken down into smaller pieces, and networks being thrown between everything, the possibilities for things to go wrong are greater than ever. RELATED CONTENT: Learn to harness chaos to build resilient systems … continue reading

The rise of low-code tooling for mobile app development

Low-code development is gaining acceptance in organizations looking to empower non-developers to create applications, hoping to eliminate backlogs and overcome the shortage of programmers they face.  But another huge benefit of these frameworks and platforms is in the area of mobile development. These modern solutions have evolved from the RAD tools of days gone by … continue reading

Learn to harness chaos to build resilient systems

Systems in production fail. Nodes go down, networks become inaccessible. Chaos engineering is the practice of intentionally failing production infrastructure to see how resilient the system is. At this year’s ChaosConf, attendees will learn the how-to and benefits of failing parts of their infrastructure to see how their systems hold up, and to see where … continue reading

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