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

Industry Watch: One platform, no waiting

Time (and tide) wait for no man, the expression goes. But then there’s latency. Back in the day, before the Internet, before mobile phones and newer application architectures, people for the most part had some patience. If it took a few seconds for a video to load, we waited. If we went to a website … continue reading

IBM: ‘Red Hat will still be Red Hat’ after $34 billion acquisition

IBM today closed on its whopping $34 billion acquisition Red Hat, bringing together tools and expertise in their quest to become the world’s top hybrid cloud provider, while providing customers greater access to open-source technologies. But one thing is clear: Red Hat will remain Red Hat. RELATED CONTENT: The open source ripple effects of IBM … continue reading

Measurements, metrics and KPIs: Three keys to Value Stream Management

Value Stream Management is a way to manage what your organization is doing to ensure you’re optimizing business value while eliminating costly waste from your development and delivery processes. It’s part of today’s digital transformation. “Right now, everybody’s in this digital disruption,” said Lance Knight, SVP and GM at Value Stream integration provider ConnectALL. “How … continue reading

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