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Best Practices for Agile ALM

Many may view it as a collision of ideologies, but pairing ALM with Agile practices makes a lot of sense to those who have pushed ahead in the latest application development and delivery methodologies. Raj Mehta, president and CEO of Infosys International, an enterprise services firm, explains it best: “Most people do not realize that … continue reading

IBM expands AI research to support an aging population

Late September, IBM and the University of California San Diego announced their partnership with the opening of the Artificial Intelligence for Healthy Living Center on UCSD’s campus, the latest piece of IBM’s Cognitive Horizons Network, a research collective focused on the emerging fields of Internet of Things, artificial intelligence and machine learning. UCSD’s team of … continue reading

Survey reveals that developers must embrace intelligent automation

A new survey from ServiceNow illustrates that intelligent automation must become part of any transformative developer’s bandoleer of capabilities — a realization driven by the fact that some 86 percent of executives surveyed globally feel their companies will soon hit a wall and, by 2020, will need greater automation to get work done. SD Times … continue reading

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Companies to watch in 2018

The world of software development involves so much more than writing code these days. Developers need to understand artificial intelligence, the cloud, new methodologies, and the expanding infrastructure required for the Internet of Things. Here are some companies our editors are watching to lead the way. tCell WHAT THEY DO: Application security WHY WE’RE WATCHING: … continue reading

How to formalize customer research for continuous delivery in the enterprise

In the user experience research space, teams learn how to work in an Agile flow, how to collaborate “across the wall,” and how to stay a cycle ahead of the development teams to ensure they are creating the best possible experience for users. But what happens when the team moves to continuous delivery? In CD, everything … continue reading

Building a data science team for the enterprise

Data scientists are no magicians, but they are in high demand. Researchers and analysts in this space recognize the diversity and explosion of Big Data, but the only way enterprises are going to be able to prepare for the future of Big Data is with a data science team capable of working with dirty data, … continue reading

OpenStack and Serverless: Long shot or sure thing?

Over the last 12 to 18 months, a growing trend has emerged in the cloud space. Just a few years back, we were accustomed to using a bare metal server for each application—then we evolved to Hypervisors and virtualization to squeeze more out of our physical resources. The next step was to squeeze even more … continue reading

The evolving state of enterprise middleware

The enterprise middleware landscape is shifting dramatically, with organizations pursuing a variety of paths — in both specialized managed services and DYI iPaaS packaged software – to get to the common destination of cloud-enabled middleware. With cloud integration skills in high demand, new outside partners to work with, and even some LOB managers now creating … 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

Six steps to usable product design that save time and money

Whatever became of that mantra encouraging software companies to “Fail Fast” or “Fall Forward”? Most companies that followed a deliberate plan to release half-baked product fulfilled their destiny – they failed! “I’ve learned the “fail often” approach is unlikely to improve an organization. I learned this because I failed often when trying it.” – Jared … continue reading

What you want, when you want it. Key trends in modern UX design

The year was 1997. Steve Jobs fidgeted on a stool in front of the World Wide Developer Conference, chatting with the audience: “You’ve got to start with the customer experience and work backwards to the technology. You can’t start with the technology and try to figure where you’re going to sell it. I’ve made this … continue reading

The coming impact of GDPR on digital businesses

Time is quickly running out for businesses not prepared for the May 2018 introduction of the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which has the potential to impact any business that interacts with customers that are members of the EU. Preparing for compliance means that CISOs (or other IT professionals) will have to act … continue reading

DRM concerns arise as W3C’s Tim Berners-Lee approves the EME specification

Encrypted Media Extensions (EME) is one step closer to becoming a fully ratified World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) recommendation. Yesterday, it was revealed W3C’s director Tim Berners-Lee has reached a decision to approve the specification. EME is a format that enables the playback of protected content within a web browser without requiring a plugin. “The … 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

Climbing the IoT data mountain

Businesses are in the midst of a digital transformation. To transform, they must become software companies, they must turn their products and services online, and they must provide more intelligent solutions. This new and connected world has companies turning to the Internet of Things (IoT) to lead them towards new business opportunities. The Internet of … continue reading

How artificial intelligence will invoke new hack attacks

Artificial intelligence is getting more advanced, and beginning to give technologies the ability to do things we never could have imagined years ago. Machines can translate for us, they can talk back to us, they can listen to us, and they can even automate some of our tasks for us. But as technology begins to … continue reading

How the growth of IoT created demand for IPv6 visibility

The common practice for monitoring the Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6) network traffic has been to pretend it doesn’t exist by simply ignoring it or disabling it across corporate networks. But with the growth of both IoT and hyperscale data centers, the demand for IPv6 visibility is real, and an increasing portion of the Internet-connected … continue reading

3 predictions on the future of containers

Despite the fact that containers are still considered a new tool in the developer scene, they have already been put to work in industries everywhere: Financial services companies use containers to track credit scores and provide financial recommendations to their clients, government organizations use containers to model the effects of weapons and identify ways to … continue reading

Crisis mode: What developers should do when they discover an error

What’s the first thing emergency personnel ask a group of people to do in the midst of a crisis? Remain calm. For developers that discover an issue or exploit in their applications, staying calm and assessing the situation is definitely a good place to start, but determining the level of severity will really determine what … continue reading

Avoid these mistakes when transitioning to an XaaS model

Through cloud adoption and cloud migration, many companies are realizing the benefits of adopting anything-as-a-service (XaaS). There are real cost benefits to XaaS, but software experts notice enterprises are running into the same challenges and making the same mistakes when it comes time to adopt these models. For these companies, it’s their management practices, their … continue reading

The Python programming language grows in popularity

The Python programming language has come a long way since it was first released in 1991. Today, it is quickly becoming a first-class enterprise language used in production. “Python has been extensively used in the industry for anything from building Raspberry Pi applications to configuration servers and using a scripting language for large scale applications,” … continue reading

Service virtualization keeps software testing on track

Using outside components?  If so, you better test them, even if they came from the most reputable open-source project or commercial component provider you know. If you’re not testing components, especially within the context of other components required for your application and the environment in which your application will run, expect to find defects in … continue reading

Git’er done: SCM system keeps developers and projects on track

With software configuration management (SCM), gone are the days when developers would email their code changes back and forth, waiting patiently for review. SCM has certainly changed the process for code review, feedback and collaboration, but it is the rise of distributed version control systems like Git that allow software teams to work faster than … continue reading

The web app model becomes progressive

If you listen to the pundits, Progressive Web Apps (or PWAs) have come to represent all that is good about application delivery via the web, and are sure to rule the web today, tomorrow and forever more. While that may be a grandiose claim — or at the very least some very wishful thinking — … continue reading

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