Codifying software: An ideological perspective

Developers write code, thereby codifying software’s internal rules and outward appearances. Programming is not a belief system – it’s part of computer science for a reason. There is a systematic approach for improving development expertise, gathering and analyzing data, and proving or disproving that the software works. Logic and data are codified in software and … continue reading

SD Times Open-Source Project of the Week: Ballerine

Ballerine is an open-source infrastructure for user identity and risk management that helps companies verify customer identity by composing verification processes through modular building blocks, components, and third-party integrations. “The goal is to allow any company to manage user identity and risk in a way that suits them and their unique changing needs,” the project’s … continue reading

Service Virtualization Use Cases for Cloud-Native Applications

This is the second article in a two-part series. The first part is here. Service virtualization is uniquely suited to support the needs of cloud-native applications. The solution’s principles support all the key attributes of cloud-native architectures. I would contend that service virtualization and cloud-native architectures are built for one another. Just as service virtualization … continue reading

IBM announces new analytics platform to break down data silos

IBM today announced new software designed to assist enterprises in breaking down data and analytics silos, allowing them to make data-driven decisions quickly and navigate disruptions. IBM Business Analytics Enterprise is a suite of business intelligence planning, budgeting, reporting, forecasting, and dashboard capabilities intended to provide users with a full view of data sources across … continue reading

InfluxData updates focus on supporting developers working with time series data

InfluxData, creator of the time series platform InfluxDB, recently announced several product enhancements at its annual developer and community event, InfluxDays 2022.  Among these features are InfluxDB Script Editor, Telegraph Custom Builder, and Flux 1.0. These are intended to support developers working with time series data, offering them the ability to do more with less … continue reading

Moving off ECC environments to SAP/S4HANA

With only about one quarter of SAP customers having moved from their existing ECC environments to S/4HANA, it’s clear businesses are looking for guidance on the best way to manage such a transformative migration. This hesitancy is understandable – SAP S/4HANA represents more than a technical upgrade, it’s a major functional change. That means IT … continue reading

Using Data to Sustain a Quality Engineering Transformation

DevOps and quality engineering enable better development practices and improve business resiliency, but many teams struggle to sustain this transformation outside of an initial proof of concept. One of the key challenges with scaling DevOps and quality engineering is determining how software testing fits into an overall business strategy. By leveraging automated testing tools that … continue reading

Cloud-native success requires API security

The complexity of modern cloud-native applications, which often leverage microservices, containers, APIs, infrastructure-as-code and more to enable speed in app development and deployment, can create security headaches for organizations that fail to put practices in place to mitigate vulnerabilities. With dependencies on databases and third-party APIs, and sensitive information and secrets such as certificates and … continue reading

ASTQ Summit focuses on delivering continuous quality

The Automated Software Testing and Quality Summit, now in its third year, will focus on helping attendees gain insights on ways to automate and accelerate testing to deliver robust applications that users will love. The event is produced by leading testing solutions provider Parasoft. The half-day virtual summit, which kicks off Nov. 3 at 11 … continue reading

Pulumi Deployments launches to make it easier for devs to build cloud infrastructure

The infrastructure as code (IaC) company Pulumi has announced a new Deployments-as-a-Service offering Pulumi Deployments.  The new offering leverages Pulumi’s existing IaC platform and adds extensible building blocks to allow users to build their own cloud infrastructure. This allows them to build platforms that include features like drift detection, multi-stage orchestration, and code review environments.  … continue reading

Google Play celebrates 10th birthday with new features for developers

In celebration of the Play Store’s 10th birthday, Google has announced upcoming updates to benefit both developers and customers.  It will raise the bar for quality, by promoting high-quality apps in the store. To facilitate this, it is introducing new quality thresholds for app developers to meet. Two new Core Vitals that will be measured … continue reading

What’s new in Visual Studio in 2022

Visual Studio is Microsoft’s integrated development environment (IDE) that is used by developers all around the world.  According to Stack Overflow’s 2022 development survey, 32% of developers preferred Visual Studio as their IDE, coming in second to the more lightweight IDE Visual Studio Code, which was used by 74% of respondents.  Given its popularity, we’re … continue reading

Octopus Deploy introduces new integrations with GitHub Actions

The deployment automation company Octopus Deploy today announced the general availability of GitHub Actions for Octopus Deploy v2. This update is intended to support the company’s deployment automation for GitHub Action workflows.  With this users gain the ability to incorporate build information into deployment pipelines with GitHub’s introduction of a new push-build-information-action. This lets users … continue reading

How developer managers are training their teams on new skills

It can be argued that the only constant in the technology field is change. With the continuous advancements being made in cloud computing along with the evolution of the development process, the ability to keep up with the newest skills is an essential part of a developer’s job.  That being said, an essential part of … continue reading

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