OpenMake spins out DeployHub into new company

OpenMake Software, the continuous build company, announced today it is spinning off its DeployHub business into a new company supporting the open-source community creating the project. DeployHub, according to its website, provides agentless and safe continuous software deployments. Tracy Ragan, CEO of OpenMake, said the goal of the spinoff is to provide freely available continuous … continue reading

Industry Spotlight: Building better app experiences with focus on web technologies

AngularJS, the popular JavaScript library, was spawned from the idea of creating a framework with an application mentality for building experiences on the Web. Version 6 was released in May with a focus on the toolchain more so than the framework itself. According to Stephen Fluin, developer advocate at Google, the idea for Angular JS … continue reading

Industry Watch: Open source has won the day

In February 2000, I had been covering the technology space for all of 2½ months. As the newly minted executive editor of the nearly minted SD Times, I was sent by then editor-in-chief Alan Zeichick to cover the Linux World Conference and Expo. He said I might be interested in seeing a different side of … continue reading

For ISVs, customer data is driving decisions on features and user experience

Feature prioritization and user experience are the top two ways Independent Software Vendors (ISVs) find customer data most useful, according to the results of a recent survey on ISVs data trends. Almost 85 percent of respondents reported customer data is useful in determining which features should be prioritized in their product roadmap, as reported in … continue reading

MongoDB 4.0 addresses modern IT architectures

To meet the needs of modern IT architectures, MongoDB today announced the release of MongoDB 4.0 with an eye toward cloud and serverless computing as well as container management. The release also marks the general availability of multi-document ACID transactions, an effort that first started three years ago with the company’s acquisition of the WiredTiger … continue reading

CA updates automation platform to be more ‘developer-centric’

CA Technologies today released version 12.2 of its CA Automic One Automation platform with a focus on making the tools within the suite more developer-centric. Updates were made to the CA Automic Workload Automation, Continuous Delivery Automation and Automic Service Orchestration components of the platform. With the updates, “We allow developers to define a workflow … continue reading

Industry Spotlight: Web development tools, frameworks evolve quickly

Changes in technology have led to changes in how web applications are created. And that has caused some consternation among web developers. A decade ago, the development choice was to use .NET or Java, which meant WPF or ASP.NET for Microsoft developers. Java has been a bread-and-butter language for a long time, so that’s a … continue reading

Docker gives look at tools for container development, management at DockerCon

Docker today unveiled new tools and functionality to enable a wider range of developers to create containerized applications, and for IT to manage applications across clouds and platforms. The announcements were made at the company’s 5th DockerCon conference, held this year in San Francisco. For developers, Docker announced Docker Desktop GUI, template-based workflows designed to … continue reading

Industry Watch: Healing the VA through modernization

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs is a mess. From a lack of leadership at the top, to poor facilities management at local hospitals and clinics, the department with the second-largest budget in government cannot get its act together. Veterans complain about the length of time it takes them to get appointments, the amount of … continue reading

Progress Labs discusses blockchain, AR/VR, microapps projects

In development since the beginning of the year, three projects in the most innovative areas of technology were announced today by Progress Labs, the internal incubator at Progress. The work focuses on blockchain, augmented and virtual reality, and microapps. In the area of blockchain, Progress “has taken a stand. We want people building blockchain-based networks,” … continue reading

Industry Spotlight: No-code solutions help developers help themselves

When low-code and no-code tools first hit the market, developers were nervous. Their fear, of course, is that line-of-business workers would be given tools that could allow developers to be replaced. Or worse, that they’d be called upon to fix the problems created by citizen developers when they tried to go too far and messed … continue reading

Innovative tools showcased at Microsoft Build conference

Several new and updated tools showcased at Microsoft’s Build developer conference in Seattle revealed how partners are following the trends toward AI, new software architectures and modernization. Here is a look at their news announcements: Progress announces Conversational UI for chatbot apps Progress today announced the May 16 availability Conversational UI, a set of controls … continue reading

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