Industry Spotlight: DevOps improves application security

More companies are using DevOps and continuous delivery to accelerate software releases. While the added speed and agility help businesses keep pace with changing customer demands, some wonder whether DevOps and Continuous Delivery actually make software less secure than it might be otherwise. With Micro Focus, organizations can simultaneously improve speed and security as well … continue reading

Industry Spotlight: Cloud-native apps need microservices

Many of today’s software teams build cloud-native apps so they can deliver software faster. However, there’s a general belief that cloud-native apps must be built with microservices when in some cases it may be hard to justify the additional complexity. “DevOps and cloud-native principles are a pre-requisite for building microservices but microservices is not a … continue reading

Industry Spotlight: Java EE finally gets rebooted

The Java EE 8 release has been the slowest in history. Meanwhile, Java EE developers have been anxious to get their hands on it, because the world has changed dramatically in five years. Nevertheless, Java EE is an extremely successful platform, and the Java Community Process (JCP) has stewarded more than 20 compatible implementations, resulting … continue reading

Industry Spotlight: Enterprise agile coming of age

Businesses are struggling to stay relevant as the pace of business continues to accelerate and disruptive innovation becomes norm. To compete more effectively, leading companies are pushing Agile practices out from development teams to IT and the organization at large. They’re also integrating internal systems in unprecedented ways to better leverage their software and information … continue reading

Industry Spotlight: Follow the path to microservices

Many of today’s organizations jump into microservices without considering what success will require. Rather than assessing where they are, where they want to go and how best to get there, they’re hoping to make giant leaps directly from waterfall or Agile to microservices. If you’re one of the hopefuls who wants to teach elephants how … continue reading

Industry Spotlight: Red Hat reduces IoT tradeoffs

Organizations rolling out the IoT usually aren’t prepared for the additional complexity. With the IoT, data volumes grow exponentially, infrastructure management gets more complicated and the security vulnerabilities increase disproportionately. Nevertheless, IT departments are expected to handle all these changes competently without proportional increases in budget or other resources. With Red Hat’s expert assistance, IT … continue reading

Distributed, always-on data management

Today’s businesses must ensure their customers are always able to stay connected to them, and access their personal data wherever and whenever they need. Yet outages still plague companies, threatening profitability and reputations.  Using the DataStax Enterprise (DSE) data management platform, enterprises can ensure their applications are always available, even when other applications fail. “We … continue reading

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JDK 9 is almost here. Again.

JDK 9 is less than three weeks away at the time of the writing and one of the burning questions is whether it has been worth the wait.  Originally, general availability was slated for release in September 2016, then March 2017, July 2017 and finally September 2017.  So, it’s taken some time, but when you … continue reading

Agile can’t succeed as an island

More development teams have adopted agile and lean ways of working to deliver better quality products faster. Despite their efforts, they’re still missing deadlines and churning out buggy software. Most of these teams are expected to solve business problems, but their work doesn’t align with business objectives. In fact, there’s a huge disconnect between development … continue reading

HPE software enables agile business

Many Agile and DevOps teams are successfully reducing software delivery cycle times and improving product quality, but their work doesn’t always align with business objectives because CIOs and IT portfolio managers lack the visibility they need to ensure business and product alignment. Although modern software tools generate a lot of data and more of them … continue reading

Industry Spotlight: Citizen developers are a necessity

Software development team roles are changing as the pace of business continues to accelerate.  Agile development, continuous integration and continuous delivery continue to become more important.  At the same time, there are more low-code and no-code platforms that enable less technical “citizen developers” to build, update and enhance line of business applications. “We need citizen … continue reading

Industry Spotlight: Get insight into application usage

Developers building SaaS applications have many analytics options that can help them understand feature usage, but they struggle to do the same thing with their on-premises software.  Yet, collecting usage data from existing on-premises software is critical for their SaaS roadmap and initiatives. Revulytics bridges the gap by providing insight into packaged software, allowing developers … continue reading

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