Why writing clean code matters

Clean code — a term first coined by Robert C. Martin in his book ‘Clean Code: A Handbook of Agile craftmanship’ — is very relevant in today’s fast-paced, highly complex software development and lifecycle management environments. It makes it easier to evolve or maintain a finished product. Compare it, if you will, to the work … continue reading

Targetprocess and Net Objectives announce strategic partnership

Targetprocess, provider of a visual management platform for Agile teams and organizations, and business/software development consulting/training organization Net Objectives, today announced a strategic partnership enabling both companies to provide integrated solutions uniquely tailored to mid-sized enterprises. Scaling Agile software delivery practices from a few teams up to dozens of teams requires more flexibility in software frameworks … continue reading

Industry Watch: Software development still starts with requirements

How can companies know that their development process is on track, and that the product they’re developing is actually what they need to provide to customers? Scott Roth, CEO of Jama Software, believes predictive product development is essential for that. The key is visibility into your development processes, and comparing it to benchmarks – either … continue reading

How to Stop Agile Roadblocks

A look at the Nexus Framework

Nexus, created by Scrum co-creator Ken Schwaber and his Scrum.org team, extends Scrum to guide multiple Scrum teams on how they need to work together to deliver working software in every Sprint. It shows the journey these teams take as they come together, how they share work between teams, and how they manage and minimize … continue reading

Scaling Scrum is just Scrum

One of the hottest questions these days, whether online or in the boardroom, is “How does the organization become more ‘agile’?” As the discussion evolves, it leads to, “How do we scale agility from one team to multiple, or should we?” Scrum being the most common agile way that teams work leads to the question … continue reading

The 2018 SD Times Software Testing Showcase

These are 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 changes in their markets. Some are choosing continuous testing, while others are … continue reading

Tricentis Continuous Testing platform

Software has evolved from a process enabler to a competitive differentiator. In fact,software represents the interface to the business — and the point at which the entire brand either succeeds or fails. Despite the heavy dependence on software,developers and testers lack visibility into the business risks caused by changing code. With the demand for new … continue reading

Micro Focus on the growth of intelligent testing

The advent of Agile methodology, DevOps, and emerging technologies like artificial intelligence, robotic process automation and machine learning creates a seismic shift in application testing requirements and test tools. As companies gravitate towards digital transformation strategies, there are more applications and new technologies that require testing at increasingly rapid rates. Key challenges include the elimination … continue reading

SmartBear acquires test management solution provider Zephyr

SmartBear is bolstering its test management portfolio with a newly announced acquisition. The company has revealed it is acquiring software testing company Zephyr. Zephyr is known for its software test management solutions as well as its work with DevOps and continuous testing. Together, SmartBear plans to build “the most comprehensive set of test management solutions … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Quick Base Kanban reports, Node.js downloads, and Google Play Instant updates

No-code app development solution provider Quick Base announced it was bringing Kanban reports to its platform. Kanban is an Agile approach to organizing, visualizing, updating and acting on work in progress. The newly added reports provide information of work ideas such as status, phase, people and other important attributes. It is a drag-and-drop tool featuring … continue reading

SD Times Editor’s Blog: Agile 2018… Outcomes vs. output

The Agile 2018 conference is wrapping up in San Diego today, and for once the conversation wasn’t focused around enterprise Agile and scaling Agile. Of course, those are still important topics to many businesses, but by now the industry has had 20 years to figure out the process and they are ready to take the … continue reading

Agile 2018: The Business Agility Report, the Professional Scrum Master II training course, Scrum@Scale, and Zoho Sprints

Despite Agile’s wide adoption, businesses are still struggling to adopt the mindset, structure and practice of the software development approach. Agile Transformation and the Business Agility Institute announced the first Business Agility Report at the Agile 2018 conference in San Diego this week, which found a majority of organizations still rate their business agility maturity … continue reading

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