Feature flags simplify feature development and testing for Dev teams and QA

Feature flags allow faster, safer feature delivery to users by decoupling code deployment from feature release. They provide a number of benefits to development and DevOps teams. These include: enabling A/B/n testing, showing different experiences to different users and allowing teams to see how those experiences affect user behavior, enabling Kill Switches that allow for … continue reading

The realities of value stream management

SD Times rang in 2019 with a January issue cover declaring this the year of value stream management. The hype machine is in high gear, touting the benefits of removing waste from your production process and assessing every piece of work you do to make sure it’s providing value. The work of W.E. Deming is … continue reading

Results from real AI testing don’t happen overnight

AI has become such a buzzword that many test tool vendors are using the term without actually having any AI. It’s become a serious issue for the software industry, as it has for other industries. Customers need to realize there’s probably more hype than reality in most of what test solution vendors are saying. “When … continue reading

Testim enables intelligent web, mobile test automation

Agile and DevOps is all about managing change through continuous improvements in people, processes and technologies to deliver high-quality software as fast as possible. However, since the invention of software, one hurdle that remains the same is the software testing process. A survey shared with the SD Times community reports that 70% of organizations have … continue reading

Versioning container content: The ‘single source of truth’

Have you thought about what your future looks like when you’re managing hundreds of containers and microservices that make up a single version of your software solution?  Let’s just say, you’re going to need more than an Excel spreadsheet. Containers and microservices are game-changers in terms of how we develop and deliver software.  In the … continue reading

Instana APM enables total traceability

Today’s developers build complex applications designed to run in complex environments. Since the mix of proprietary, third-party and open source software is constantly changing, they need an APM solution that can adapt with their technology while providing full, end-to-end traceability. Using traditional APM solutions, configurations must be done manually if they’re possible to do at … continue reading

Infragistics accelerates ROI for great user experiences

For the past 30 years, developers have trusted Infragistics to improve their productivity. As app design trends shifted from function-focused to delighting end users with great experiences, Infragistics led the way with tools for developers and designers that enable them to be more innovative and productive alone and together as part of a design-lead process. … 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

Six pillars of monitoring automation

Changes in software development that have led to accelerated delivery cadences are stressing other parts of the application life cycle. This is especially true in organizations adopting microservices architecture, where teams are working autonomously to deliver their software, which by definition relies on communication with other services to form a more complete application. And one … continue reading

Improving UX outcomes is a team sport

Most companies building software tout the great user experiences (UX) they provide, but enterprise users seldom agree. After all, everyday apps are intuitive but enterprise applications still tend to require conformance. With Infragistics Indigo.Design, enterprise designers and developers can cooperatively deliver the kinds of UX outcomes their customers expect. Part of the problem is the … continue reading

The 2018 SD Times DevOps Showcase

DevOps is one of those overarching terms that encompasses a number of technologies and techniques. Some consider continuous integration and delivery as the cornerstone of DevOps. Others say you can’t keep pace with Agile development and deployment with automated processes that kick off tests, builds and performance alerts. On the development side, some organizations are … continue reading

APM for today’s new architectures

The role of APM has traditionally been to flag issues in code that affect performance. To resolve those issues, it has been necessary to understand all the spaghetti code of a monolithic application – written by multiple developers who often do not have an overarching view of the entire application – and then deconstruct that … continue reading

Ensure security and quality at speed

Today’s companies must become software companies to keep pace with competitive pressures and customer demands. As organizations become increasingly software-enabled, their footprints are extending out to cloud environments and the Internet of Things (IoT), increasing application complexity and the associated risks. With Synopsys, software teams can avoid the usual trade-offs between faster time-to-market imperatives, security … continue reading

GitLab powers entire DevOps life cycles

DevOps continues to gain traction but most organizations are still unable to realize the full potential of its promise because their teams remain siloed using different tools. Most enterprise teams are trying to stitch together 10 or 15 different types of tools, only to discover they lack the visibility and control they need to deliver … continue reading

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