Why using IaC alone is a half-baked infrastructure strategy

The shift to a developer-centric vision of infrastructure that started about 15 years ago offered users frequent updates and a way to simplify API-centric automation. Infrastructure as Code (IaC) became the standard method for software developers to describe and deploy cloud infrastructure. While on the surface, having more freedom sounds like a nearly utopian scenario … continue reading

Time for enterprise architects to take their place in the boardroom

Enterprise technology provides the foundation for business operations, so why shouldn’t enterprise architects play a crucial role in corporate decision-making? Unfortunately, many business leaders don’t appreciate the role of the enterprise architect. You can explain to executives the strategic business functions enterprise architects provide, such as managing physical and organizational structures, data stores, workflows, applications, … continue reading

Rust’s addition to the Linux kernel seen as “enormous vote of confidence” in the language

The release candidate for the latest version of the Linux kernel was announced last month, and one of the highlights in the release notes for Linux 6.1 is the inclusion of the initial infrastructure for adding Rust as a language.  Rust has been growing steadily in popularity through the years, and though according to the … continue reading

Three innovations for code reviews have streamlined the process at Meta

In a study of its development teams, Meta has noticed a strong correlation of developer satisfaction dipping whenever diff review times are slow based on several metrics at the company. Diff reviews refer to any individual set of changes made to the codebase.  Diff reviews which can catch bugs, teach best practices, and ensure high … continue reading

SD Times Open-Source Project of the Week: Kangas

Kangas is an open-source tool provided by Comet, provider of an MLOps platform for machine learning teams.  According to Comet, the tool is intended to help teams explore, analyze, and visualize large-scale multimedia data.  Kangas offers users a Python API for logging large tables of data as well as a visual interface for performing complicated … continue reading

CompTIA introduces new tech job posting optimizer

CompTIA, provider of vendor-neutral IT certifications, today announced the Tech Job Posting Optimizer, optimize.comptia.org, in order to help employers expand their pipelines and seek out overlooked or untapped talent. The free, web-based platform offers a range of tech job templates and data tools intended to optimize postings for skills, qualifications, and inclusivity oriented to the … continue reading

Google shares info about upcoming Android Privacy Sandbox Beta

Google has been attempting to provide better ways to protect user privacy while also still providing advertisers with ways to serve relevant content to users. Its solution to reducing third-party tracking is the Privacy Sandbox. Earlier this year, it announced it was bringing Privacy Sandbox to Android and since then it has released a few … continue reading

Atlassian updates Jira’s Open DevOps toolchain solution

Atlassian today announced updates to its Open DevOps solution within Jira Software designed to bring better communication across teams and more visibility into the software development life cycle. Open DevOps was designed to help organizations deal with the ever-growing number of tools their teams use by bringing into a central location that allows them to … continue reading

OutSystems expands low-code platform with cloud-native development offering

OutSystems is expanding its low-code platform with capabilities for cloud-native development in the new OutSystems Developer Cloud (ODC). ODC combines an architecture based on Kubernetes, Linux containers, microservices, and AWS native cloud services with CI/CD, enterprise-grade security, and the productivity of low-code.  It utilizes AI-augmented development through AI Code Mentor, which helps contribute to productivity … continue reading

Cloudflare releases new templates to make it easier to build applications on platform

Cloudflare is attempting to make it easier for developers to build applications on their developer platform. To do so, it has announced Cloudflare Workers Templates. Cloudflare Workers is a capability for building applications, and this new set of templates being released will give developers ideas of what they can build on the platform.  For example, … continue reading

Infragistics introduces App Builder Design Contest

Infragistics, a provider of tools and solutions to accelerate designs and development, today announced a new App Builder Design Contest to encourage developers, designers and non-designers to use their creativity to win prizes. According to the company, the competition offers participants access to the App Builder drag & drop tool, allowing designers and developers to … continue reading

Edge Delta announces free edition

Edge Delta, provider of observability tools, today introduced a free version of its product in order to bring users intelligent and automated monitoring and troubleshooting for applications and services running in Kubernetes. The free edition is designed to deliver time-to-value and allow engineers to spend their time on core tasks.  Additionally, it works to detect … continue reading

DH2i announces DxEnterprise v22 with container sidecar

Infrastructure solution company DH2i announced the general availability of DxEnterprise version 22 with a new container sidecar to enable application-level high availability (HA) clustering for stateful containers in Kubernetes.  The Dxe sidecar offers the three key deployment benefits of isolation, quick deployment, and scalability.  The application can run independently in one container while the sidecar … continue reading

The evolution of value stream management

While the aspirations of companies wanting digital innovation and to connect business value haven’t changed over the years, the definition of what constitutes value stream management has. Dr. Mik Kersten, the CEO of Tasktop Technologies (recently purchased by Planview) and the author of “Project To Product: How to Survive and Thrive in the Age of … continue reading

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