premium Feature experimentation: Walk before you run

Software innovation doesn’t happen without taking risks along the way. But risks can be scary for businesses afraid of making mistakes.  There is another way, according to Jon Noronha, senior vice president of product at Optimizely, a progressive delivery and experimentation platform provider. Feature experimentation, he said, allows businesses to go to market quicker while … continue reading

premium Why accessible experiments matter

For software development teams, moving fast is key. But so is the confidence that you’re building the right thing in the first place. To reduce uncertainty, product and engineering teams are running more experiments across websites, apps, and every level of the stack to gain valuable data and real user feedback, enabling them to deliver … continue reading

premium SD Times July 2020

The latest issue of SD Times is now available. The July issue features an in-depth look at feature experimentation, the modern world of application monitoring, and continuous testing. … continue reading

premium Microservices and APIs: The path to agility

It’s often been said that digital transformation is not a destination, but a journey. In the past, that journey was fraught with complications and the risk of downtime as legacy systems were retired and replaced. Today, however, steering legacy systems into the digital age has been made simpler through the introduction of microservices and APIs.  … continue reading

premium How to create a community of developers

When the Kotlin project began 10 years ago, we never imagined it would grow into what it is now. While Kotlin began with internal ambitions, it was a vibrant, thriving community that took the project to the next level. JetBrains, which dog foods all of its own products, wanted a programming language to use when … continue reading

premium Hiring in a remote-first world

After over two months of lockdowns due to the novel coronavirus, many states have started or are about to start the process of reopening. While some things will be opening up, many companies, especially those in the tech industry where remote work can be easily achieved, will continue to keep their employees out of the … continue reading

premium The most important factor in project success? Your staff

Go to any IT conference or class and you see the attendees chatting with each other about their organization’s hardware, software, and networks. But you almost never hear them talk about their staff. What is surprising about this is that study after study has shown that, of all of IT’s assets, staff is the most … continue reading

premium SD Times June 2020

The latest issue of SD Times is now available. The June 2020 issue features the SD Times 100, highlighting companies that “tear down walls” in the industry. Also in this issue is a deeper look at observability, building a new developer experience, the most important factor in project success, and 8 traits of an Agile … continue reading

premium Why software delivery management matters

Software delivery has come a long way in the last 10 years. Many organizations have scrapped the restrictive waterfall model in favor of collaborative approaches that enable them to build faster, change features midstream and deliver updates continuously. But today’s delivery processes aren’t as efficient as they could be. They’re still fraught with bottlenecks, mistakes … continue reading

premium Delivering services through a crisis: 5 lessons learned

The impact that COVID-19 is having on people’s lives and safety cannot be understated. Life as we know it changed dramatically in only a few short weeks. But amidst all these changes, the pandemic has also emerged as a major player in the age of digital disruption. Companies have found themselves relying on technology never … continue reading

premium The uncertainties of software testing and human health

As the world continues to deal with COVID-19-related uncertainty and risk, and changes that vary every day with every possible demographic, sources of positivity can seem scarce, or even non-existent at times. Confusion and dead-end paths are causes of worry for many, and I’m reminded that, for medical professionals—and software testers—they are powerful inspirations for … continue reading

premium Increasing serverless capabilities are pushing architecture to market maturity

Serverless adoption has been growing rapidly as the market begins to mature and as enterprise applications continue to shift in the direction of containers and microservices.  The most prominent cloud providers including Amazon — which is at the forefront with its AWS Lambda offering — IBM, Microsoft, Google, and others have already released serverless computing … continue reading

premium SD Times May 2020

The latest issue of SD Times is now available. This issue tackles the development manager’s dilemma…should they still code or not? Additionally, we take a deep look at APM, AIOps and observability; explore low-code development; and look at the increasing serverless capabilities that are pushing the architecture to market maturity. … continue reading

premium Specification by Example: Looking back… and ahead

We’ve all heard the old saying “A picture is worth a thousand words.” It’s trite, but it’s true. An image can cut through the crap and get everyone on the same page in an instant. In the software development world, examples carry the same power. That’s why I, like so many others, am a big … continue reading

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