Industry Spotlight: 5 lessons learned from agile transformations

After a night of WebMD bingeing, you diagnose yourself with a disease called Waterfallitis (subtle, I know). Good news: WebMD says it’s treatable! The new cure is a revolutionary pill called AgileAspirin. You go to a doctor for a prescription, and she says this: “You have Waterfallitis. If you want to take AgileAspirin, your boss … continue reading

Industry Spotlight: Why microservices need Service Mesh

More of today’s backend developers are embracing microservices so they can iterate faster and avoid single points of application or website failure. However, what they gain in speed can be at least partially offset by offset by the complexity of operating, debugging, and coordinating changes in a Microservices system. Microservices communicate over the network and … continue reading

Industry Spotlight: Business continuity with OpenEdge

Digital transformation and enhanced user expectations have established the need for 24x7x365 availability as the “new normal.” While business continuity is not a new concept, real-time and near real-time expectations make outages more costly and disruptive to the business than ever before. The natural disasters of 2017 demonstrated that businesses cannot afford a single point … continue reading

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: Opening up modeling to the entire enterprise

Ever since Sparx Systems released its flagship product Enterprise Architect (EA) almost 20 years ago, the company philosophy has been to open up access and distribution of information about the enterprise and democratize knowledge for the stakeholders. The company specializes in highperformance and scalable visual modeling tools based on the Unified Modeling Language (UML) and … 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

SD Times 2017 DevOps Showcase

There are many ways to approach DevOps, which is quickly gaining mindshare in all manner of enterprises. Some come at it from the more established and understood area of continuous integration/continuous delivery. Others are looking beyond that, to using automation on every process possible to maintain an Agile coding and delivery cadence. Still others are … continue reading

Industry Spotlight: Revulytics’ usage analytics show how software features are consumed

As adoption of consumption-based pricing keeps gaining ground, many ISV’s and software customers are using Revulytics’ account-based intelligence to gain insights into product use throughout the lifecycle, said Vic DeMarines, VP of product strategy for the analytics toolmaker. As Revulytics defines the term, account-based intelligence refers to mapping of aggregated software data to customers’ processes … 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: Micro Focus ALM suite revs up agile and waterfall development alike

Enterprises are approaching DevOps and Agile ALM at various paces and from myriad directions. With quality control at its center, the Micro Focus ALM Suite is aimed at helping organizations at all levels of adoption to produce software applications effectively, efficiently, and collaboratively, and at enterprise scale, regardless of methodologies. “We’ve been helping our customers … continue reading

Tasktop helps enable successful DevOps

Complexity stands in the way of effective DevOps, especially among large, regulated companies. Some of the world’s most successful organizations employ thousands of developers, in addition to testers, QA engineers, product owners and operations personnel. The amount of artifacts, such as features, requirements, test cases and defects in any one area, can be overwhelming, let … continue reading

Micro Focus eases DevOps transitions

Implementing and scaling enterprise DevOps can be a lot more challenging than building it from scratch. While cloud-based startups use their DevOps capabilities to disrupt industries and change competitive landscapes, large enterprises struggle with DevOps transitions. Micro Focus (formerly HPE Software) helps enterprises ease DevOps adoption so they can meet their goals of delivering higher … continue reading

Improve software releases with JFrog

As software release cycles accelerate, DevOps teams lose insight into what they actually released. The higher levels of automation necessary to speed software delivery also accelerate the delivery of bugs. With JFrog, DevOps teams get the insight and control needed to improve release management effectiveness. “Release cycles can happen thousands of times an hour and … continue reading

Compuware: Use modern tools on mainframe apps

Large enterprises often struggle to build and maintain their mainframe applications, typically written in COBOL. Older COBOL developers are retiring from the workforce and the applications — many developed decades ago— are without documentation, often complex and difficult to understand. Compuware has developed a novel approach to this problem, initially addressing its own challenges, and … continue reading

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