Done is dead – welcome to outcome-driven development

We’ve all been groomed to measure our work by output. That means defining success as shipping a product, feature or bug fix to customers. To ship more frequently, many of us have adopted agile methodologies. But for many teams, practices of releasing software to customers are still about a decade behind. Saddled with yesteryear’s labor-intensive … continue reading

Developers must keep integration as a primary thought

These day companies are pressured to build applications faster and faster than ever before. There are many different ways to speed up development processes, and a new one that has been catching on is agile integration. Agile integration is the idea of building applications and services with integration in mind, rather than as an afterthought, … continue reading

Change-based testing puts the agile back in agile development

Agile is often mis sold to senior management as a way of achieving quicker time-to-market, when the objective is really more accurate delivery to market. The dirty secret that we don’t tell anyone is that this actually comes at a cost… slower time-to-market! Yes, we are releasing more often (i.e. “sooner”), but it ultimately takes longer to get the … continue reading

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Best Practices for Agile ALM

Many may view it as a collision of ideologies, but pairing ALM with Agile practices makes a lot of sense to those who have pushed ahead in the latest application development and delivery methodologies. Raj Mehta, president and CEO of Infosys International, an enterprise services firm, explains it best: “Most people do not realize that … continue reading

The Scrum Guide gets more clarity

Scrum co-creators Ken Schwaber and Jeff Sutherland are making new updates to The Scrum Guide to promote flexibility and clarity within the Scrum framework. The updated guide will now clear up common Scrum miscommunications about the framework, and provide a better understanding of Scrum inspection and adaptation. “As new technologies and practices have evolved over … continue reading

Report: New technologies will propel software development in the future

Software development can no longer stand still if it wants to compete in a modern, digital world. Organizations have to be constantly adopting new approaches and developing new technology to keep their customers happy. Over the past couple of years, the software development industry has gone through tremendous changes with agile, DevOps, microservices, and low … continue reading

How your security budget helps hackers win

When a single breach can cause untold damage to your business, from millions in losses to reputational damage, operational disruption, and lost trust, you want to align your security budget with the actual threats you face. So why does the typical company allocate less than 3% of its security budget to application security—when a full 30% of successful breaches … continue reading

CA Automic brings intelligent automation to the modern software factory

CA Technologies wants to transform businesses into modern software factories with the release of the CA Automic One Automation platform version 12.1. CA acquired the automation software provider Automic in December of last year in order to bolster its cloud automation portfolio. This is the first major release under the CA name since the acquisition. … continue reading

Guest View: The essential playbook for software-driven companies

As Marc Andreessen so aptly predicted, software is eating the world. A growing number of companies that developed physical products are adding software capabilities to their offerings. This means a growing need for companies to add software development expertise, software product engineering, embedded software engineering, ecosystem platform engineering, and new software-based application programming interfaces. The … continue reading

SD Times 2017 Testing Showcase

Continuous testing. Automated testing. Artificial testing. Service virtualization. Test-driven development. These are among the many technologies available to organizations looking to bring their testing up to the speed of software development. Ensuring quality can no longer be the drag on software deployment, if businesses want to stay competitive and be able to take advantage of … continue reading

With TechExcel’s TestDev, it’s game on

With Agile development becoming so widely adopted and timelines being shorter in general for all types of development, testing solutions must test more efficiently, understand which areas are higher risk, and step up and deliver in the increasingly complex enterprise testing and production environment. TechExcel’s main customer base is the gaming industry, and it’s begun … continue reading

Expanding the reach of automation

To meet the requirements of digital transformation, organizations need to apply Agile methodologies and increase automated testing coverage to deliver “quality at speed” change. In the sense that digital transformation and the need to deliver new products and services poses a “risk versus quality” dilemma for organizations, the move to delivering continuous change requires this … continue reading

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