SmartBear acquires continuous testing platform Hiptest

SmartBear is giving Agile and DevOps teams more tools to move faster with the acquisition of Hiptest. Hiptest is a continuous testing platform that enables teams to collaborate, test and generate living documentation. According to Hiptest, it was built by an Agile team and designed for Agile teams. It is currently used by more than … continue reading

Revolutionizing API testing with artificial intelligence

Recently, a simple conversation I had analyzing the current challenges associated with software testing in the modern era led to a key realization: the tools in the software testing industry have not been focused on simplicity for the Agile world. Agile is primarily a development-focused activity. In its most basic terms, Agile is a software … continue reading

Guest View: “Done” should include security

In today’s fast-paced, digital world, cybersecurity attacks occur daily. Businesses are scrambling to protect their assets and consumers fear for the safety of their personal information. Even large enterprises with ample resources and expertise aren’t safe, with LinkedIn, Yahoo, Sony, Target and the IRS all falling victim to malicious hackers. According to recent research, the … continue reading

VersionOne + SAFe

Agile adoption continues to expand within organizations, report says

Agile adoption seems to be expanding within organizations, at least according to a newly released report from CollabNet. The company released its 12th annual State of Agile report today, providing insights and analysis on the trends of agile in the industry. “Year after year the annual State of Agile Report has helped our industry gauge … continue reading

For development managers, the question is: How close to the code should you be?

No two managers are alike. Styles differ, their approaches to their roles differ, and face it – their levels of energy differ. But how important is it for managers overseeing software development to get down in the weeds with their teams, or should they remain above the fray, enforcing coding practices and setting policies? We … continue reading

CMMI Development version 2 released

The CMMI Institute is strengthening its ability to help businesses rapidly deliver high-quality software and meet customer satisfaction with the release of CMMI Development V2.0. CMMI, also known as the Capability Maturity Model Integration, is a set of best practices designed to improve performance, key capabilities and business processes. CMMI Development 2.0 is designed to … continue reading

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

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

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