SD Times Open-Source Project of the Week: Apache Drill

The Apache Drill Project announced the release of Apache DrillTM v1.19, the schema-free Big Data SQL query engine for Apache Hadoop, NoSQL, and Cloud storage. “Drill 1.19 is our biggest release ever,” said Charles Givre, the Vice President of Apache Drill. “With an already short learning curve, Drill 1.19 makes it even easier for users … continue reading

CircleCI webhooks enables dev teams to streamline workflows

CI/CD provider CircleCI has announced a new feature called CircleCI webhooks that allows customers to build integrations that work with job and workflow status notifications. “As teams continue to increase the release frequency of complex apps and services, observable CI/CD pipelines are more critical than ever. With CircleCI webhooks, developers can build high quality, customizable … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Tableau announces new analytics capabilities, Microsoft releases two .NET MAUI-compatible versions of Xamarin Community Toolkit, Amazon Managed Grafana now generally available

Tableau unveiled its new data and analytics platform capabilities that include new capabilities to make data challenges easier to manage and to ensure that analytics scales with enterprise demand.  Tableau Prep now makes it easier for customers to reduce loads and costs of server resources automatically, and new capabilities help by alerting users of potential … continue reading

Low code cuts down on dev time, increases testing headaches

Low-code solutions have proven their value in the industry. Many companies are seeing increased time to production and lower development costs, but relying on these low-code solutions may mean sacrificing quality due to a lack of testing. “My belief is that the developer side testing, the quality assurance team type testing that is traditionally done … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Windows Terminal Preview 1.11, Anima Series A funding, and Spring Data YugaByteDB

Windows Terminal Preview 1.11 and Windows Terminal 1.10 are now available. What this means is that all features from the previous preview release are now available in Windows Terminal.  New features in Preview 1.11 include an acrylic title bar, the ability to minimize the terminal to the system tray, the ability to choose how intense … continue reading

How these tool providers address the issue of release automation

We asked these tool providers to share more information on how their solutions help companies deal with release automation challenges. Their responses are below. Paul Stovell, founder and CTO, Octopus Deploy DevOps is about bringing teams together to collaborate. But when it comes to automation, the tooling is fragmented. Most CI/CD tools do a basic … continue reading

Release automation creates repeatable paths to software delivery

New software features and updates are the lifeblood of many organizations today, so the faster they can bring them out, the more competitive and customer-responsive they will be. One of the techniques progressive organizations are using to achieve that goal is release automation. Understanding what goes into release automation is key to realizing its benefits. … continue reading

A guide to release automation tools

The following is a listing of tool providers in the release automation space, along with a brief description of their offerings.  LaunchDarkly: is a feature management platform that empowers all teams to safely deliver and control software through feature flags. By separating code deployments from feature releases, LaunchDarkly enables you to deploy faster, reduce risk, … continue reading

premium SD Times September 2021

The September issue of SD Times is now available. This issue features a look at internet privacy and user protection, the testing challenges of low-code, and how infrastructure management is going extinct with serverless. … continue reading

Empower developers for broader role

As companies steadily move toward increased agility, the software supply chain can no longer afford to follow the old assembly-line model: Specialists who once focused their efforts solely on developing code have seen their roles expand to that of generalist. With governance, security and quality assurance professionals less commonplace in the industry, developers now integrate … continue reading

5 ways developers can use SCA to increase code output

Developers are always under pressure to increase code output, but without the proper controls and tooling in place, rushing through the development process can lead to problems down the road.  Things like static code analysis (SCA) tools offer a way to verify quality, security, and compliance without adding too much extra time to the process. … continue reading

SLOs: The heart of reliability practices

The most challenging principle of Agile is “simplicity — the art of maximizing the amount of work not done.” Developers waste immense cycles trying to avoid software failure. Rather than defining “good enough” reliability and stopping there, teams go way beyond the point of diminishing returns, building what is jokingly referred to as “gold plated” … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Rookout launches Live Logger, Bridgecrew now has Multi-Cloud Drift Detection, HVR 6.0 now available

Rookout, the modern debugging platform, today announced Live Logger, which will complement the company’s existing Live Debugger for dynamic observability into modern applications.  Live Logger enables developers to switch logs on and off on-demand and to change their verbosity on the fly to significantly reduce logging noise and cost.  “Logs have become a ‘can’t live … continue reading

3 common process automation mistakes (and how to fix them)

Like their cloud-native counterparts, many large or longstanding enterprises aspire to automate as much of their operations as possible. As a result, many of them get overly ambitious with their process automation goals, and attempt to roll out sweeping, company-wide digital transformation initiatives. While ambition is a good thing, many of these initiatives take years … continue reading

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