SD Times 2017 Testing Showcase

Continuous testing. Automated testing. Artificial testing. Service virtualization. Test-driven development. These are among the many technologies available to organizations looking to bring their testing up to the speed of software development. Ensuring quality can no longer be the drag on software deployment, if businesses want to stay competitive and be able to take advantage of … continue reading

Perforce acquires Agile planning tool provider Hansoft

Perforce today continued its push into the bigger software development life cycle and DevOps with the acquisition of Swedish Agile planning tool provider Hansoft. Terms of the deal between the privately held companies were not disclosed.   “We combine the developer productivity you’d find in GitLab or GitHub plus add scaling and repository management for … continue reading

GitLab adds Auto DevOps, other features to version 10 of development platform

GitLab today is releasing version 10 of its development platform, with features for Auto DevOps, chat, issue boards, CI/CD and monitoring. The release is the 71st GitLab has made on the 22nd of every month since it began doing so in 2011, and CEO Sid Sijbrandij proudly stated the company has never missed a release. … continue reading

K2 updates business process automation platform

K2, a low-code process automation platform provider, today announced a new managed cloud service, a new on-premises version of its platform, and redesigned UIs and experiences. The company’s lofty mission is to automate every process in every organization. Automation is the key to working at the speed of business, the company says, and is important … continue reading

IBM releases WebSphere Liberty code to open source

IBM today is moving the code that underlies its WebSphere Liberty solution for development using Agile and DevOps methodologies to GitHub, where it will be available this week under the Eclipse Public License v1. The Open Liberty project is working to create a new runtime for Java microservices that can be moved between different cloud … continue reading

SD Times Blog: Plenty of blame to go around for Equifax breach

If you’re not reading this on another planet or in a bunker somewhere, then you’re likely aware of the recent breach of data from credit agency Equifax. Reports indicate that unknown attackers took advantage of a vulnerability in an Equifax web application to purloin personal identifiable information from 143 million people, including Social Security numbers. … continue reading

Atlassian announces Trello-Bitbucket Integration

Atlassian today announced new products and integrations for its portfolio of developer tools at its Summit conference, including a Trello integration with Bitbucket. Trello, a project management and collaboration tool, is now built right into the UI of Bitbucket, Atlassian’s Git source code management software. “Development is growing beyond engineers, to marketing and product managers. … continue reading

Oracle turns over Java EE to Eclipse Foundation

Making good on its intention to make Java EE more open, Oracle yesterday selected the Eclipse Foundation to be stewards of the enterprise edition of the platform. According to Oracle, moving Java EE technologies to an open-source foundation will enable those working on the specification to adopt more agile processes, implement more flexible licensing, and … continue reading

Micro Focus updates its security portfolio after HPE merger

When Micro Focus completed its spin-merger with Hewlett Packard Enterprise, the company claims it created the seventh-largest pure-play software company in the world. It also is now among the largest security companies. At its Protect 2017 user conference this week, Micro Focus is making a number of announcements regarding its security portfolio, to address security … continue reading

SD Times blog: Oracle…chatbots…instant apps

A few months ago in the pages of SD Times, I wrote a column about contextual awareness being the next important hurdle to clear in application development. I’ve also recently written about the next-generation of human interfaces, which are morphing from visual and typed inputs into voice communication.  A conversation I had with Suhas Uliyar, … continue reading

Facebook, IBM, Microsoft lead advances in AI

Artificial intelligence and machine learning are playing larger roles in software, from data consumption and analysis to test automation and user experience. These cognitive services will drive the next wave of technology innovation. And industry heavyweights Facebook,  IBM and Microsoft are leading the charge with new investments for innovation. IBM yesterday announced plans to create … continue reading

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Oracle proposes changes to Java release cycle

Oracle is proposing to move to an every-six-months release cycle for Java SE and the JDK, beginning with the release of Java 9, the company announced today. Java is currently on a less agile, feature-driven release model. The plan would be to have a time-based major release every six months, starting in March 2018, according … continue reading

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