Why performance testing is so vital and so difficult

The ability to ensure applications deliver consistent, responsive performance at all times is critical for pretty much every organization, and is especially vital for retailers and other e-commerce providers.  Even if an app delivers the best, most innovative functionality, it won’t matter if loading or transactions take too long. Further, as users continue to grow … continue reading

Combating burnout in development

Burnout is a major issue in tech, and it’s one that needs addressing. After two and a half years (or more) of remote work, poor work-life balance, lack of flexibility and more, it’s no wonder that the Great Resignation is happening and that so many developers are reporting that they’re burned out.  Forty-nine percent of … continue reading

SD Times Open-Source Project of the Week: Appsmith

Appsmith, the open-source low code software that helps developers build internal tools announced that it has raised $41 million in Series B funding. With Appsmith, software engineers can build internal and CRUD (create, read, update and delete) type applications quickly.  Software engineers can build user interfaces with pre-built components and code business logic by connecting … continue reading

A guide to CI/CD tools

The following is a listing of CI/CD tool providers, along with a brief description of their offerings.  CloudBees provides the leading software delivery platform for enterprises, enabling them to continuously innovate in a world powered by the digital experience. CloudBees enables organizations with highly-complex environments to deliver scalable, compliant, governed, and secure software from the … continue reading

How this company facilitates the tasks that need to be done inside the CI/CD pipeline

We asked Drew Piland, product manager at CloudBees, how the company’s solution helps organizations facilitate tasks that need to be done inside the CI/CD pipeline. This is what he had to say: There are a few different task types: integrations with other tools, scripts, deployments, and manual tasks. Integration steps will interact with the third-party … continue reading

CI/CD pipelines getting wider

In the past, the CI/CD pipeline was simply a place to integrate code. Developers would write their code in GitHub, pass it through the pipeline, and then deploy it. However, with the emergence of shift left security and newer automation practices, the pipeline has become a much more critical piece of the software delivery lifecycle. … continue reading

premium SD Times July 2022

The latest issue of the magazine is here. This issue features a look at service virtualization, why transferring workload automation is one of the hardest parts of a cloud migration, and how companies are trying to combat burnout in developers. … continue reading

Report: 85% of CEOs may not be properly testing software before its release

New research released by the no-code software test automation company Leapwork has revealed that 85% of U.S. CEOs do not see a problem with releasing software that has not been properly tested, so long as it is patch tested later. On top of this, 79% of testers reported that 40% of software is sent to … continue reading

Report: Fully automated testing remains elusive for organizations

Despite the growing complexity of the software that drives organizations, few companies have fully automated testing or are using AI, according to new research conducted by Forrester and commissioned by Keysight.  For the study, Forrester conducted an online survey in December 2021 that involved 406 test operations decision-makers at organizations in North America, EMEA, and … continue reading

TigerGraph launches new version of TigerGraph Cloud

TigerGraph today announced new features for TigerGraph Cloud, including the addition of multi-user collaboration, integrated login, private networking options, and extended global cloud coverage.  The Enterprise IAM (Identity and Access Management) feature allows for a single enterprise account to manage multiple users and their role-based access with a holistic view of all solutions in one … continue reading

CodeSee introduces Open Source Hub

CodeSee, the code visibility platform that detects, visualizes, and automates code understanding for a maintainable, resilient codebase,  today announced the launch of Open Source Hub (OSH). OSH offers developers of all skill levels a place to learn, contribute, explore, and connect through open-source communities globally.  According to the company, rather than being a community dedicated … continue reading

Rafay Systems launches new open-source Kubernetes project

Rafay Systems launched a new open-source software project named Paralus to help keep users safe and applications secure on any Kubernetes environment for free. Paralus offers identity and access management throughout an organization by providing a single login zero-trust K8s solution to grant authorized users seamless and secure access to all clusters with a native … continue reading

Getting around roadblocks to VSM metrics

While many organizations think they have value stream management, they are encountering roadblocks to gain the metrics they need from it, according to Laureen Knudsen, chief transformation officer at Broadcom in the talk “Maneuvering around VSM roadblocks” at {virtual} VSMcon 2022.  A recent study by Broadcom found that 88% of people say they are doing … continue reading

Value driven planning and low code platforms, DevOps Edition

Increasing customer expectations have pushed business innovation into the clouds. We live and work in a world where digital customers expect an always on, always upgraded and always personalized digital experience across a multitude of devices and channels. These increasing expectations are forcing companies to move their digital transformations further into the clouds. Over the … continue reading

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