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

premium The predictive analytics promise: How it can benefit your business

It is common knowledge that the volume of data in existence is increasing exponentially, and many organizations are starting to struggle with the best way to cope with it. This trend will only accelerate with the rapid development of IoT, which according to IDC will generate 79.4 zettabytes (ZB) of data in 2025 from 41.6 … continue reading

premium How to prevent security issues from derailing your hybrid cloud journey

Security is one of the first boxes to tick in the journey to the hybrid cloud, yet it’s still the one giving IT teams the most headaches. The recent 2020 State of Application Services Report, a survey of 2,600 respondents globally across all verticals, backs this up. Respondents listed the top challenges in managing a … continue reading

premium Squandering the honeymoon period

The 18-month project was approved, funded, and project team members, users and user management attended the project kickoff meeting for the new system. Six months later the project is on schedule and on budget. Yet, unknown to the team, problems are brewing that cannot only sink the on-time and on-budget project, but these problems might … continue reading

premium iPaaS adoption growing to handle integrations in cloud architectures

Integration used to be a lengthy, complicated process, a process that simply would not keep up with companies that are within some stage of their digital transformation. This demand for speed and interconnectivity prompted the growth of full life cycle iPaaS solutions — otherwise known as integration platform as a service — that would provide … continue reading

premium Making open source work for you and your business

Open-source software continues to win over developers and enterprises. A recent report found that 92% of applications use open-source components, and open source is the de facto standard for software development.  The report, which was conducted by managed open-source company Tidelift, found open source exceeds proprietary software in technology flexibility and extensibility, developer satisfaction, total … continue reading

premium To build resilient systems, embrace the chaos

It shouldn’t be news to you to hear that software needs to be tested rigorously before being pushed to production. Over the years, countless testing methodologies have popped up, each promising to be the best one. From automated testing to continuous testing to test-driven development, there is no shortage of ways to test your software. … continue reading

premium SD Times April 2020

The latest issue of SD Times is now available. This issue takes a in-depth look at chaos engineering. In order to build resilient systems, software teams must embrace the chaos. Other stories include how businesses can adapt for remote work, the testing in DevOps buyers guide, making open source work for your business and a … continue reading

premium Supercomputers are fighting climate change

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) announced that it is ramping up its computing power with two new Cray supercomputers in Virginia and Arizona, each with 12 petaflops of capacity, bringing NOAA’s total power up to 40 petaflops.  These computers will unlock new possibilities for better forecast model guidance through higher-resolution and more comprehensive … continue reading

premium What swarm robotics has taught me about leading a team working on swarm robotics

As a roboticist and engineer, one of the growing areas I’m most excited about is the advancement of swarm robotics. I love the idea of taking inspiration from biological systems to enhance what autonomous robots can achieve collectively, and re-contextualizing social animal behaviors like flocking, foraging, and transport to create new possibilities for humanity. From … continue reading

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