Developers take a larger role in security

As companies shift their businesses to engage with customers online, developers are becoming a center point for innovation. So as these companies build out DevOps and DevSecOps practices, they’re assembling teams around the developer to ensure that as they’re building new features at a rapid pace, security and operations components move along with that. Yet … continue reading

BizOps requires engaged, enthusiastic teams

When organizations discuss digital transformation, they’ll often rank processes, tools and culture — in that order — as keys to success. Yet it’s the people part that’s the toughest to pull off. One of the newer industry initiatives underway now is the idea of BizOps, which has been defined by a coalition of software providers … continue reading

How successful Telco corporations are embracing continuous testing in 2020 and beyond

The Telco industry today is facing more challenges than ever before, with new and emerging technologies like 5G coming onboard and unprecedented demand for connectivity, especially during the current pandemic. Building applications and services as quickly as possible is important for every industry, but speed alone is hardly ever an arbiter of success. What’s needed … continue reading

testRigor helps to convert manual testers to QA automation engineers

Testing is a crucial piece of the software life cycle but QA teams often can’t produce enough test coverage quickly enough because they are bogged down by test maintenance. Test maintenance often takes more than 50% of a QA team’s time. testRigor, a plain English-based testing system, is easing the pain points of QA teams … continue reading

The move from RDBMS to NoSQL requires optimizing over time

Businesses are quickly moving to NoSQL databases to meet performance and scalability requirements that today’s troves of data demand. The shift from relational database management systems (RDBMS) to NoSQL is becoming increasingly prevalent.  “Most applications that we see go to NoSQL are Greenfield, but we’ve also started to see more migrations recently from relational backends … continue reading

IBM to acquire application performance monitoring company Instana

IBM has announced that it will be acquiring monitoring company Instana. The company explained the acquisition will help bolster its hybrid cloud and AI strategy.  According to IBM, it will now be able to better help companies manage the challenges and complexities of managing application performance across teams and clouds.  “With the added responsibility of … continue reading

How service virtualization helped Alaska Airlines straighten up and fly right

Airlines are all about safety. That’s their number one concern. And what they do to help predict that planes will take off and arrive safely is to run different scenarios based on variances in the weight of the plane and the fuel it would consume to test for safety. But Ryan Papineau, a senior software … continue reading

Machine learning – Getting to deployment

The benefits of machine learning (ML) are becoming increasingly clear in virtually all fields of research and business.  There is an increasing array of tools that are becoming available to help people move in the right direction – though hang-ups can, and do exist, this guide strives to allow practitioners to find their footing on … continue reading

What companies need to do in order to keep up with the speed of change

In many companies, digital transformation has been happening gradually over the years, often as a result of necessity from some uncontrollable force. But because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the needed speed of change has never been faster. The pandemic has impacted nearly all businesses, forcing them to shift from the office to their homes, learn … continue reading

Why value stream matters to DevOps and the business

Traditional DevOps initiatives have enabled businesses to become more Agile, automate more, make smaller changes, and get releases out faster… but that’s not enough to compete in today’s modern development world.  According to Mike O’Rourke, chief research and development officer at Digital.ai, there is a missing link between DevOps and the business. “There is no … continue reading

Debug anything, anytime, anywhere

The best way to deliver great app experiences consistently is to have visibility and control over what’s happening in production. In today’s real-time world, organizations can’t afford gaps between software development and IT ops. While a DevOps process helps bridge the gap, developers need to understand what’s happening in production and be able to intervene … continue reading

Improve DevOps with Octopus Deploy

Many organizations have adopted DevOps, but their results vary because some teams have been unable to optimize production-related processes and collaboration. For example, in some companies, developers build applications and deploy them into production. At other business- es, operations professionals have had to learn how to code. Even when teams have a healthy balance of … continue reading

Data is key to returns on investment

Return Policy Guide is a website that aggregates the policies of many major retailers, so if a customer is unhappy with his purchase, he can learn how to most effectively return the product and get his money back. The site handles a ton of data, from the individual policies themselves, to ads on the site, … continue reading

The top 3 pain points of test automation, and how to overcome them

There are three steps when it comes to setting up test automation in your development organization: Creation, maintenance and continuous. While these three steps may seem straightforward, Mark Lambert, vice president of strategic initiatives at Parasoft, explained there are specific challenges that arise with each step. Creation: Here, organizations not only have to figure out … continue reading

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