premium Making project management easier… for developers

In an effort to make it easier for developers to “work where they are” yet still get a bigger picture of enterprise projects and what’s coming down the pike, several project management tools providers are bringing their solutions down to the engineering level. These tools have been important for project managers, but three relatively new … continue reading

premium Report: Older developers ship more frequently than young ones

Developers 55 years of age and older tend to ship software quite a bit faster than their younger, post-college colleagues, according to a report released today by Atlassian. The report also found that the senior developers use fewer tools than average, while younger developers use more modern development practices, such as microservices. “There’s this impression … continue reading

premium Selecting the best path for application modernization

It’s safe to say that microservices architecture is no longer an emerging new trend, but a mainstream software development strategy. Microservices aren’t just ideal for developing new applications, but are also optimal when modernizing legacy applications. Writing functionality into bite-sized, reusable components is more efficient and speeds up development. It delivers code that meshes well … continue reading

premium Power down: Say hello to sustainable programming

Green IT is nothing new, or so it would appear. Wikipedia, for instance, dates it back to 1992. But Green IT still concentrates very much on the operation and use of applications, with little focus on what goes on during their development. Up in our ivory towers, we software engineers often feel that such matters … continue reading

premium The rise of the ‘mashup coder’ — the new kid on the innovation block

In the digital age, consumers increasingly expect new services that meet their needs and enhance their experiences. As banking becomes more commoditized, innovation is key to remaining competitive, and banks are beginning to realize that collaboration is the fastest way to innovate. Innovating internally is a slow process, but the rise of low-code development tools … continue reading

premium Continuous testing for DevOps: Is it all just a bunch of hype?

Almost exactly one year ago, Forrester confidently predicted that 2018 would be “the year of Enterprise DevOps.” The blog, authored by the late Robert Stroud, began: DevOps has reached “Escape Velocity.” The questions and discussions with clients have shifted from “What is DevOps?” to “How do I implement at scale?” Continuous testing is not far … continue reading

premium Why is transparency so important for agility?

Scrum, the most popular Agile framework, is based on three very simple ideas: empiricism, self-organization / empowered teams, and a focus on improvement. These ideas enable a team, team of teams, or an organization to respond to their environment and deliver great products. Those three ideas are ultimately dependent on transparency. Transparency is easy to … continue reading

premium OWASP Top 10 comes to serverless

The Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP) is releasing a Top 10 interpretation for web application security risks in serverless. Serverless has been gaining a lot of attention as of late because of its ability to eliminate operations and improve speed, costs, and scalability for businesses. However, serverless is a new paradigm and with it … continue reading

premium Framework & language — Top 5 things for software developers to consider in SaaS

SaaS (software-as-a-service) development has evolved significantly over the past decade. Traditional desktop applications move to the cloud, and iterate faster due to the limited nature of supported devices and open-source software teams have to maintain. Desktop applications can now be overcome easily with the adoption of the open-source Electron framework, wrapping around a hosted SaaS … continue reading

premium Analyst Watch: Overcome the people problem in DevOps

Through 2023, 90 percent of DevOps initiatives will fail to fully meet expectations due to the limitations of leadership approaches, not technical reasons. The value in adopting DevOps practices is substantial, but if initiatives are to be successful, organizations must appropriately implement. The most common cause of DevOps failures is people — not process. Many … continue reading

premium Guest View: Serverless: A bad rerun

In today’s fast-moving world, DevOps teams are struggling to solve the same problem: What is the best way to build, deploy, and maintain applications in a cloud-native world? From this problem has spawned a heated debate between the serverless and container communities. While I usually am a firm believer that the answer is somewhere in … continue reading

premium Report: New approaches to software development will disrupt the status quo

The year 2019 will bring new approaches to increase software development productivity and better align development teams and organizations, according to a recent report by research firm Forrester. Among the new approaches are cloud native, value stream management and artificial intelligence-based tools. “New platforms for cloud-native app architectures, value stream management tools, and infusing artificial … continue reading

premium Digital transformation: A catalyst for changing the embedded development paradigm

The Internet of Things is dead. Or so declared one of my colleagues recently. While I could dismiss the comment as flippant, it does point to an underlying cynicism of technology that has been nicely captured by Gartner’s eponymous Hype Cycle. As technologists we often focus on cool technologies themselves, and then get frustrated, or … continue reading

premium W3C: XML is everywhere

As the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) winds down its work standardizing the Extensible Markup Language (XML), it is looking back at the history that brought XML to its success today. “W3C XML, the Extensible Markup Language, is one of the world’s most widely-used formats for representing and exchanging information. The final XML stack is … continue reading

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