Industry Watch: A sobering look at cloud

The advantages of cloud computing have been talked about for years in the pages of this magazine. Yes, massive scaling, redundancy and data availability are benefits, but the primary driver has always been cost. Companies were told they could abandon their data centers — or significantly reduce them — and move their applications to the … continue reading

premium Making project management easier… for developers

In an effort to make it easier for developers to “work where they are” yet still get a bigger picture of enterprise projects and what’s coming down the pike, several project management tools providers are bringing their solutions down to the engineering level. These tools have been important for project managers, but three relatively new … continue reading

CAST Software creates index for Software Heritage open-source repository

To help its customers ensure the open-source software they use doesn’t pose licensing or vulnerability risks, CAST Software this week announced a partnership with Software Heritage under which CAST will create a provenance index of the heritage’s repository. RELATED CONTENT: Preserving software’s legacy The partnership is a result from CAST’s acquisition last fall of Antelink, a … continue reading

premium Report: Older developers ship more frequently than young ones

Developers 55 years of age and older tend to ship software quite a bit faster than their younger, post-college colleagues, according to a report released today by Atlassian. The report also found that the senior developers use fewer tools than average, while younger developers use more modern development practices, such as microservices. “There’s this impression … continue reading

Industry Watch: It’s time for data privacy legislation

Privacy means different things to different people. It’s why some people build walls around their homes, yet others are totally comfortable walking on public beaches in the nude. Data privacy is another animal altogether, and there are varying degrees to what people will accept when it comes to giving up their personal information. People I’ve … continue reading

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

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