Industry Watch: Digital transformation is all about the timing

The software development industry is moving fast. Too fast, if you ask me, and for many practitioners I’ve spoken with in the last year at about a dozen events ranging from development to data to monitoring, to DevOps and testing. The folks I’ve spoken with over lunches, in session rooms and at post-conference socials tell … continue reading

Topaz updates help keep mainframes relevant for modern developers, testers

Compuware today announced enhancements to its Topaz mainframe DevOps solution that continues the company’s work to get new developers who lack familiarity with the mainframe up to speed more quickly. Topaz uses the Eclipse Framework, making the mainframe experience more familiar to Java developers, according to David Rizzo, vice president of product development at Compuware. … continue reading

2019: The year of the value stream

Development teams thrive on precision. They need specific requirements to write clean, tight code. They need to write tests that will accurately reveal any flaws in that code. So when development managers are told they need to consider value when developing software, the reaction is, “Well, what do you mean by value?” In 2019, businesses … continue reading

Make better decisions about software at Decisions Replay

Wouldn’t it be great if developers actually could read minds, so that every iteration of their software would be exactly what users want? Well, even with AI, that’s not a world we live in right now. Instead, it’s trial and error, and experimentation that help organizations deliver the most value in their software. RELATED CONTENT: … continue reading

Industry Watch: Good ideas are lost in the process

My career began in general circulation newspapers. Today, these organizations are facing digital transformations, and are feeling the pain of adopting new tools, creating new processes and workflows, and changing the culture of journalists. (We know most people dislike change; grizzled, curmudgeonly writers and editors especially hate change.) Friends throughout that industry tell me that … continue reading

MobileTogether: A low-code solution for mobile app development

There are two sides to the low-code/no-code story. The more widely discussed angle is the tools’ ability to create citizen developers – tech-savvy business people who use the visual drag-and-drop components to create simple line-of-business applications. The other side of the story is how low-code and no-code tools can make developers more efficient, by reducing … continue reading

SD Times Blog: Code Freeze!

With Black Friday, Cyber Monday, Chanukah, and Christmas right around the corner, online shopping becomes top of mind. And for retailers, these sale days can make or break their entire year. So, when it comes to making changes to your website at such as critical time, do you continue to look to maximize your release … continue reading

SD Times Blog: Service management dragging down DevOps

Much of the movement in DevOps has happened from the perspective of software development. And, while systems managers have adapted to the new order, the one area that has been a drag on achieving greater DevOps success is in change and release management. And at least one service management provider believes automation is the key … continue reading

Industry Watch: The developer transformation

Companies today are told that if they hope to remain competitive, they’ll have to embark on a digital transformation. So as tools emerge to help organizations make that journey, one point is irrefutable: Organizations need to focus on changing how they leverage their developer talent to truly remain competitive. In a study called The Developer … continue reading

MongoDB updates its mobile database, serverless platform

MongoDB today made its mobile database generally available as part of an overall effort to give developers the ability “to work with data anywhere in the world,” the company announced. The company also said it has added features to its MongoDB Stitch serverless platform that will make it easier to use. Stitch Mobile Sync, which … continue reading

Altova releases major update to its RAD mobile development solution

A completely redesigned web client and new UI design options headline the new features included in today’s release of Altova’s MobileTogether 5.0 rapid mobile application development solution. The MobileTogether web client controls have been given a modern look, and new UI options include configuring borders in tables, support for padding, and buttons with images and … continue reading

Six pillars of monitoring automation

Changes in software development that have led to accelerated delivery cadences are stressing other parts of the application life cycle. This is especially true in organizations adopting microservices architecture, where teams are working autonomously to deliver their software, which by definition relies on communication with other services to form a more complete application. And one … continue reading

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