3 ways to align site reliability engineering with SAFe – and why it’s a smart thing to do

The Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) is a great tool for establishing agile and Lean best practices across an enterprise. It provides an overarching architecture for aligning development, quality assurance and other functions to produce a faster workflow and to boost performance across the board. There is an important missing link, though. To date the SAFe … continue reading

Why cloud is critical in the post-COVID period

According to a recent Deloitte report on post COVID-19 enterprise implications, “…the pandemic is reshaping the global business landscape and fundamentally changing how people around the world live and work… However, every new normal eventually gets replaced by a new new normal, so in our view it makes sense to call the post-COVID business environment … continue reading

AppSec vs. DevSecOps, and what that means for developers

Traditional application security is different in two key ways from what has come to be known as DevSecOps. First, modern software companies are integrating application security into their DevOps pipelines, so security becomes part of the flow. Second, it’s also about DevOps being built into application security. Patrick Carey, who leads product strategy in the … continue reading

The first step to ensuring data quality is validation

Blue Compass is an Iowa-based digital marketing agency specializing in website development and SEO. As such, according to development manager David Wanat, they take care of “everything beyond the design of the site” on the back end. Not only that, but Wanat also said he is responsible for ensuring the data is good, whether it’s … continue reading

The SD Times Data Quality Project

It began last January with a column I wrote titled “The little dirty data secret,” which shone a light on the issue of data quality — or lack thereof — within many organizations. I called it the dirty little secret because of a reluctance on the part of many to even acknowledge they had a … continue reading

14 remote working mistakes that your team could be making

Remote working has become the new normal for many, especially those in the development world where work can easily be done in a remote setting. But continuous working from home does come with some downsides, such as burnout.  In a webinar sponsored by Devtech Group, innovation consultant Nils Vesk explained 14 of the most common … continue reading

Where EDI falls short, APIs and ArcESB fill the gap

For years, EDI (electronic document interchange) has allowed businesses to exchange documents with their partners from computer to computer in a standardized format. And this has worked well. With the explosion of APIs that now are used for data and document exchange, some companies are finding that their EDI solutions are coming up short, lacking … continue reading

What tomorrow’s developers need to succeed

Remember when a bookstore was just a bookstore? A bank held your cash in a vault? Or if you wanted to catch a ride, you just hailed a cab? Today, every one of these industries and more have been revolutionized by technology. Whether it’s tech-first players like Amazon, PayPal, and Uber or legacy enterprises seeking … continue reading

Testing in a complex digital world

About a decade ago, application testing was fairly straightforward, albeit a manual effort and somewhat of a drag on delivery. Tests cases were written, functional and UI tests were done, regression, pen and load testing would happen, and the application was deemed ‘good to go.’ Today’s digital world of APIs, open-source components, mobile devices, IoT … continue reading

Supercharge Testing with Mobile Labs

Effective mobile app testing is even more important today than it was before COVID-19 hit. These days, mobile app experiences impact which brands and services customers choose and how productive work-from-home employees can be. To ensure the highest performance and scalability of apps ranging from enterprise productivity to games, teams serious about product quality choose … continue reading

Parasoft Leads Testing Innovation

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused organizations to accelerate their digital transformation strategies. Two of the major trends are supporting a remote workforce and engaging customers primarily, if not exclusively, through digital channels. Critical to employee productivity and customer experience is adequate software testing that requires a high level of automation. “Organizations are figuring out how … continue reading

The Future of Testing is AI: Visual AI

Applications and the environments they live in continue to become more complex. While shift-left testing helps improve app quality, alone it’s not enough to ensure quality as new frameworks and tools emerge. With Applitools AI-powered visual testing and monitoring platform, leading companies are improving app quality, accelerating delivery cycles and reducing the time it takes … continue reading

Automate Mobile Testing with Kobiton

Organizations are automating more types of tests to keep pace with DevOps and CI/CD, but they all face a common challenge which is automating mobile testing. “Getting to automation is a big challenge with mobile,” said Frank Moyer, CTO at Kobiton. “It’s painful, because unlike the web world where there’s a W3C specification for HTML, … continue reading

Software Testing Showcase

Applitools is on a mission to help test automation, DevOps, and software engineering teams release mobile and web apps that are visually perfect. The company provides the only commercial-grade, visual AI-based test cloud that instantly validates any application’s user interface in a fully automated manner, across all customer engagement points and digital platforms – using … continue reading

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