Industry Watch: Internet crime complaints rise

The warranty on your car is about to expire. Press 1 to purchase an extension. Someone has stolen your bank information. Click here to change your social security number. Your grandchild has been kidnapped. Send money to help us return the child safely. We get phishing emails like these literally all day long, and now … continue reading

Catchpoint releases enhanced WebPageTest API

Digital experience monitoring solution provider Catchpoint today announced upgrades to the WebPageTest API that provide deeper performance metrics, immediate test results and integrations with CI/CD tools. The company also announced the API, which had been limited to a small numbers of users, is now widely available. WebPageTest is a performance measurement tool that can scale … continue reading

SD Times Blog: Supreme Court ruling for Google’s use of Java the right call

In a case that wound through the courts for a decade, the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday ruled that Google’s use of Java in its Android operating system did not infringe upon Oracle’s copyright. The ruling could have broad implications in how software is created. At the heart of the case is Google’s use of … continue reading

Remembering Pat Sarica

When SD Times started in 1999, we began interviewing for a copy editor. One resume immediately stood out from the rest. It was from a woman named Pat Sarica, who died last month at the age of 66. Though Pat wasn’t working with us then, having gone to work in the publications department at New … continue reading

DevOps Institute creates DevOps assessment model

The DevOps Institute today has announced an Assessment of DevOps Capabilities (ADOC) driven by a vendor-neutral crowdsource effort designed to help people measure their organization’s state of DevOps against other organizations. According to the Institute’s announcement, the assessment model looks at five dimensions of DevOps: the human aspects, process and frameworks, functional composition, intelligent automation … continue reading

ServiceNow updates Now Platform with new low-code tooling

ServiceNow today rolled out the Quebec release of its Now Platform, introducing Creator Workflows and App Engine Studio and Templates to provide organizations with low-code tooling and expanded AI capabilities to facilitate the speed and agility they need to speed their digital transformations. Creator Workflows, the company said in its announcement, was designed to enable … continue reading

VSM DevCon opening keynote: What value stream isn’t

Value stream management isn’t a defined process like Scrum. It’s not a specific thing you can adopt with purpose in the way you could a DevOps culture. Value stream management isn’t a tool you can adopt to manage your value stream. These are some of the points made during the ConnectALL opening keynote at the … continue reading

Code security scanner creator Spectral announces $6.2M in funding

Israeli DevSecOps startup Spectral today announced $6.2 million in funding for its developer-first code security scanner. The seed round was led by Amiti and MizMaa, according to the company’s announcement. “Scanning tools today take long minutes or even hours to run in a given pipeline,” said Dotan Nahum, co-founder and CEO of Spectral. “Developers just … continue reading

LinearB, Clubhouse partner to provide software delivery intelligence

Project management solution startups LinearB and Clubhouse are partnering to provide software development teams insights into their efforts so they can continue to improve project delivery, the companies announced today. The technical integration of the company’s offerings “will offer dev teams detailed project visibility and team-based metrics by correlating data across projects, code, Git activity … continue reading

SD Times Blog: An all-weather, autonomous car

Leave it to Finland to lead the way for self-driving car technology. While the company has no pure native auto manufacturers, it does have a thriving B2B market for parts and systems sold to automakers in other countries. We have yet to develop reliable, fully functional self-driving cars here in America, though we are getting … continue reading

Industry Watch: Flash is gone, but its legacy lives on

The news late last year that Adobe was pulling the plug on its plug-in Flash media player was not unexpected. The world has moved on from plug-ins, and as we have seen over the years, better solutions come along to replace older ones, even if that “OG” software dominated its space through ubiquity. Deals with … continue reading

{virtual} VSM DevCon returns in March

What is value stream management? Why do I need to do it? How do I get started? Questions like these and more will be answered at the second {virtual} VSM DevCon, taking place on March 10 in a fast-paced, one-day educational format. Value stream management enables organizations to find the areas of inefficiency, bottlenecks and … continue reading

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