Topic: 2019 year in review

2019: How the year of value stream held up

Last year, SD Times declared that 2019 would be the year of the value stream as businesses started to look more into the value they were getting out of their IT processes. “I can go in and solve my release process and improve my release time, but if I don’t look at how long it … continue reading

2019: Java’s last year on top?

Following the new biannual release schedule that started in 2018, this year Java saw two major releases, Java 12 in March and Java 13 in September.  Java 12 introduced features such as a new low pause time garbage collector, microbench suite, switch expressions, a JVM constraints API, and more.  With Java 13, Oracle set out … continue reading

2019: Microsoft innovates across the board

2019 was Microsoft’s year. After a strong 2018 — a main highlight of which was its acquisition of GitHub — the company kept up that momentum into 2019.  Last year, our yearly review of Microsoft focused heavily on Azure. Microsoft invested heavily into its cloud platform last year, and it paid off. This year, things … continue reading

2019: Lack of cybersecurity skills and best practices strain security

Security has hit a low point this year, as 2019 saw the 2nd, 3rd and 7th biggest breaches of all time measured by the number of people that were affected.  The largest breach of the year occurred in May when First American Financial Corporation leaked 885 million records of documents related to mortgage deals going … continue reading

2019: Enterprises cleared for takeoff into the cloud

The skies began to clear up for enterprises to start doing more in the cloud this year.  According to Forrester, 2018 was the year cloud-native tools and technologies started to gain more traction, and 2019 was its breakout year as more enterprises turned to microservices, containers, serverless and modern approaches. “From a software development perspective, … continue reading

2019: Testing gets smarter, and so do testers

Testing continued to evolve throughout the year as businesses worked to get high-quality software out faster. Now that testing early and often has become a common mantra among development teams, testing smarter was the new focus in 2019.  The advances in machine learning and artificial intelligence have enabled more test automation and accuracy.  Perfecto announced … continue reading

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