What to look for in a messaging platform

Consider how your DevOps organization collaborates today. Do teams struggle with particular challenges or hurdles? What aspects of a modern messaging platform can help them be more productive and efficient? The following considerations can help you identify the features and capabilities of a messaging platform that can empower your DevOps teams to work smarter together. … continue reading

Real-time messaging across the DevOps lifecycle

A modern messaging platform acts as your command center for software development, delivery, and operations. It’s the place where your teams meet to discuss ideas and issues, make decisions, access information, and manage workflows tied to your DevOps tools and systems. Plan   Your messaging platform is the system of record for team conversations related to … continue reading

Test environment management an obstacle to continuous testing, report finds

Companies may be shifting testing left, but lack of access to internal services as well as external services can delay testing and cause unnecessary bottlenecks. According to the Sogeti 2019 Continuous Testing report, test environments are one of the biggest bottlenecks to achieving continuous testing. The survey results reveal the inordinate amount of time that … continue reading

The top reasons to adopt a modern messaging platform

The right messaging platform will unlock your team’s potential for advanced collaboration with powerful capabilities that drive increased efficiency, productivity, and velocity. The following considerations can help you define messaging requirements for your organization. RELATED CONTENT: Real-time messaging across the DevOps lifecycle Challenges to effective DevOps collaboration What to look for in a messaging platform Designed … continue reading

What does Value Stream Management have to do with Agile? Absolutely nothing

The concept of value streams grew out of manufacturing, where work and processes were analyzed, and waste removed, to increase value to the organization and its customers. In the software development space, we’ve seen it grow out of the Agile and DevOps methodologies. As the pace of software ‘manufacturing’ quickened, and more parts of the organization … continue reading

Challenges to effective DevOps collaboration

Developer productivity is impacted by many factors, including an organization’s tools, practices, policies, and individual preferences. As you evaluate your current collaboration landscape, consider how the following may be holding your organization back from optimizing DevOps team efficiency. Collaboration silos inhibit productivity Teams tend to organically develop their own ways of working together using favorite … continue reading

How no-code disrupts traditional mobile code-based app development

End users today have been conditioned to expect a lot from their applications. First, they should have an amazingly easy experience. They also should be able to utilize all the features of the device they’re running on. Apps should be intuitive and actually help users along, by anticipating and pre-filling data entry into forms and … continue reading

Value stream DevOps puts emphasis on people

Over the past 10 years, many organizations that create software have adopted DevOps technologies, all of which were designed to help organizations deliver quality software faster.  They’ve adopted CI/CD pipelines, they’ve embraced Agile coding practices, they’ve shifted security and testing to happen earlier in the development cycle, and yet companies still lament they’re not delivering … continue reading

Agile costing and capitalization – How to work with finance to scale Agile

“Today every company is a technology company, no matter what product or service it provides.” And to rapidly produce competitive products and services that customers love, your technology company is likely using Agile and scaling your Agile teams for faster product or software delivery. While it’s clear to many technology executives and development leaders that … continue reading

Agile integration bridges the gap between legacy and modern systems

While the industry is moving to more modern software development approaches in order to become more agile and stay competitive, there is still one piece to the puzzle that is missing: The valuable digital assets that are contained in the systems built before the modern approaches.  As organizations move towards microservices, cloud native and greenfield … continue reading

Sparx Systems’ EA Widens Support for Methodologies

Sparx Systems specializes in high-performance, scalable,  visual modeling tools for the planning, design, and construction of software-intensive systems, according to Tom O’Reilly, chief operating officer (COO). In the latest version of Enterprise Architect (EA), Sparx continues to add new features to  its modeling and design platform, which covers the entire software development life cycle, facilitates … continue reading

The 2019 SD Times Software Testing Showcase

Software testing ain’t what it used to be. That’s for sure. The days of waiting for a software release incorporating new features and bug fixes to be locked down so it could be “thrown over the wall” to test/QA teams to validate are long gone. We now see organizations releasing software multiple times per day, … continue reading

Perfecto: Continuous Testing at Scale

DevOps teams need to deliver high-quality web and mobile software quickly to satisfy end customers and keep their employers’ businesses competitive. But it can be difficult to assure product quality when the target devices are undergoing software and browser updates themselves.  Testing remains a DevOps bottleneck because there isn’t enough testing and quality assurance talent … continue reading

Mobile Labs Right-Sizes Testing

When it comes to mobile app testing labs, one size doesn’t fit all. App team sizes differ, as do app requirements and team preferences. Recognizing that, Mobile Labs recently announced three different solutions for teams just getting started with testing, enterprise teams and teams that need real-time testing capabilities. “The biggest testing challenge in the … continue reading

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