Follow the test pyramid to continuous testing

As software development grows more complex — microservices, containers, APIs, — and demand for faster releases increases, testing as usual can be seen as a clumsy, out-of-place step in the delivery process.  Organizations that have adopted Agile development and DevOps methodologies know that testing has to keep pace, and are finding that tools that don’t … continue reading

Taking the LEAD in digital image integration

Handling digital images, integrating them into applications, dealing with different form designs and easily setting OCR language during recognition, are just a few of the issues developers need great tools for. LEAD Technologies, Inc., founded in 1990, and headquartered in Charlotte, N.C., has as its foundation product LEADTOOLS, which continues to be the market leader … continue reading

Becoming Agile in the knowledge economy

How do organizations effectively identify, plan and sequence work across the whole enterprise and across product portfolios, especially in the knowledge economy and new way of working? And how do you then have proper management and governance of that? These questions are top of mind in an Agile world and questions Rally Software from Broadcom … continue reading

Modernize mainframe apps through Agile

Agile software development is well understood, and the benefits are clear. In the world of software development for mainframes, the benefits are there but there has been some resistance to adopting Agile practices. RELATED CONTENT:  The new age of Agile: Evolving from teams to the entire business  Enabling Agile on the enterprise mainframe “There’s not … continue reading

Facing the challenges of continuous testing

Continuous delivery facilitates the release of software to production at any time, supporting Agile practices and cutting development release time from several weeks to just a few hours. Successful Continuous delivery means being able to roll out a working configuration to production at any time. You’ve got a large and ever-growing list of “application endpoints” … continue reading

Measurements, metrics and KPIs: Three keys to Value Stream Management

Value Stream Management is a way to manage what your organization is doing to ensure you’re optimizing business value while eliminating costly waste from your development and delivery processes. It’s part of today’s digital transformation. “Right now, everybody’s in this digital disruption,” said Lance Knight, SVP and GM at Value Stream integration provider ConnectALL. “How … continue reading

Chances of data leaks are high in mobile apps

Most mobile applications contain at least some programming flaws that make them susceptible to leaking data containing personal information. In fact, mobile applications distributed in Apple’s App Store and Google Play are more likely to have at least one hidden bug that can compromise privacy than they are of containing a security vulnerability, where the … continue reading

Professional and citizen developers unite!

According to Forrester Research, 47 percent of companies are behind in their digital transformation efforts because they’re unable to implement digital transformation strategies effectively. Digital innovators steal market share from incumbents by creating disruptive business models and superior customer experiences. The ability to deliver applications for employees, partners and customers quickly and at scale is … continue reading

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

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