Three metrics for measuring engineering speed

Companies want to deliver high quality software fast, but how fast is fast enough? A recently released report by CircleCI found three important development metrics to predict an organization’s velocity and maturity. The metrics are: mainline branch stability, deploy time and deploy frequency. “Most teams have no idea what speed actually means,” said Jim Rose, … continue reading

Guest View: Maximizing taxpayer ROI through agile development

Knowing that vacationers were looking for information about hiking and camping in national forests, the U.S. Forest Service (USFS) undertook a project to create an Interactive Visitor Map. The USFS hoped to provide visitors with an easy way to discover and explore recreational opportunities across 193 million acres of National Forest System land – including … continue reading

Report: Companies plan to spend more on automated testing this year

With Agile and DevOps adoption on the rise, more companies are looking to boost their automated testing portfolios. The cloud-based continuous testing provider Sauce Labs’ released survey results today from its annual Testing Trends in 2018: A Survey of Development and Testing Professionals. According to the report, 45 percent of respondents plan to increase their … continue reading

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SD Times news digest: Google updates Actions, LogiGear partners with Sauce Labs and Zephyr Project makes OpenThread announcement

Google has announced it is updating its developer features for Actions on Google Assistant. New features include the addition of seven new languages, updates to build for global audiences, and new efforts to reach 95 percent of all eligible Android devices worldwide. In addition, the company announced a new feature that lets developers deep link … continue reading

Analyst Watch: From monoliths to microservices

Once organizations and their development teams have mastered agile and DevOps, the next step is to look at what software architecture is the best fit for DevOps. DevOps introduces automation into operations with continuous delivery. However, the benefits of rapid change in production can only be realized if it is possible to make these changes … continue reading

How Atlassian is carrying the developer world

Gaining entry into organizations one development team at a time, Atlassian has managed to create a vibrant ecosystem of software tools that has become among the most popular in the developer arsenal. And it’s no accident. By lowering the barrier to entry for its tools, Atlassian has gained a broad developer following. And partners have … continue reading

Industry Spotlight: Expanding the dynamics of business agility

To be truly agile, businesses must focus on user-oriented agile principles, not just on agile IT practices. That’s the key reason why, seven months after the availability of Release Dynamix, almost 70 of Panaya’s customers have already gone into production with the vendor’s latest product. With the dawn of digital transformation, organizations want to quickly … continue reading

Industry Spotlight: 5 lessons learned from agile transformations

After a night of WebMD bingeing, you diagnose yourself with a disease called Waterfallitis (subtle, I know). Good news: WebMD says it’s treatable! The new cure is a revolutionary pill called AgileAspirin. You go to a doctor for a prescription, and she says this: “You have Waterfallitis. If you want to take AgileAspirin, your boss … continue reading

Shippable announces new DevOps analytics capabilities and support

Shippable has announced the release of new analytics tools for DevOps teams as well as support for all major operating systems including Mac OS X, iOS and Windows.  Avi Cavale, CEO of Shippable, explained that the company’s focus has been on Linux in the past few years. By supporting more operating systems, the company can … continue reading

CollabNet announces new Agile and DevOps features in Winter 2018 release

CollabNet has announced the VersionOne Lifecycle and Continuum Winter 2018 Release with a number of new features and capabilities. VersionOne Lifecycle for Agile ALM is the company’s agile lifecycle management solution while VersionOne Continuum for DevOps is a continuous delivery solution that allows teams to speed up software deployments while reducing risk and ensuring quality. … continue reading reveals new updates to the Nexus Guide is announcing new updates to the Nexus Guide, the body of knowledge for using its Nexus framework to scale Scrum. The new updates focus on adding clarification as well as asserting the importance of transparency at scale. is designed to improve the profession of software delivery through training, certification assessments and community as … continue reading

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