SD Times news digest: Twilio Programmable Wireless, Adobe’s Sayspring acquisition and NGINX Unit 1.0

Twilio has announced a developer-first approach to IoT communication with the availability of Twilio Programmable Wireless. The newly announced solution is a cellular communications platform that uses API to power a wide range of Internet-connected solutions. According to the company, this is designed to enable developers to focus on building connected solutions while the platform … continue reading

Guest View: Move fast and fix things: It’s time for an API audit

If you run an open API program, the current controversy surrounding Cambridge Analytica’s use of Facebook data to create psychographic profiles of millions of Facebook users should concern you, and not just because of how your profile data may have been used. I recall being very surprised at how much data I could access through Facebook’s application … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Git 2.17, Android app excellence and Visual Studio 1.22

The open source Git project has announced the release of Git 2.17.0. Updates include bug fixes from previous versions, and new features such as coloring moved code, speeding up status with watchman, and finding objects in history. The new color moved options is designed to group moved lines of code so developers can easily identify … continue reading

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A guide to continuous integration and continuous delivery tools

API Fortress: API Fortress is an API testing and monitoring platform built specifically to align development and operations in today’s architectures. Automate test executions as part of deployments from any CI platform, including Jenkins (try our plug-in). The platform simplifies creating tests, running them during deployments, and then using those same tests for production monitoring. … continue reading

How these companies can help you enhance the CI/CD pipeline

Patrick Poulin, founder and CEO of API Fortress API Fortress was specifically built for today’s agile architectures: A collaborative platform that bridges the gap between development, QA, and DevOps. By using the simple GUI, teams can work together to create a series of powerful API tests in one place. tThose tests then can be executed … continue reading

CI/CD: The driving force behind DevOps

DevOps was not created solely on the idea that developers and operations should play nice together. DevOps is the cultural transformation organizations go through on the road to modern application delivery. The end goal is the ability to release high-quality software more frequently. DevOps enables this by promoting communication and collaboration. “Today, teams are supposed … continue reading

DevOps and APIs: Great alone, better together

DevOps has become a crucial factor in IT’s success. It’s been a long journey but we are finally here. Over 10 years ago, about every IT department—small or large—was chaotic and lacked a balance of collaboration, processes, automation, and monitoring on both sides of development and operations. Application development followed waterfall models, while applications tended … continue reading

Atlassian’s team communication tool Stride now available

Six months after launching Stride into early access, Atlassian has announced the team communication platform is now generally available. Stride is designed to empower teams to communicate effectively, stay connected, and focus on what matters most. According to the company, Stride is the first product built on the new Atlassian API platform, and is intended to … continue reading

SD Times GitHub Project of the Week: Cutelyst

Cutelyst, a QT web framework, is on a mission to help developers to share code between their desktop and mobile apps. The open source project was released in October 2013 by Daniel Nicoletti. It is designed to enable the sharing of C++ code for web applications including Windows, Linux, OSX, Windows Phone, Android, and iOS. “Why have … continue reading

SD Times news digest: gRPC support in NGINX, Amazon’s GameOn, and Red Hat’s open source licensing initiative

NGINX has announced native support for gRPC traffic within NGINX in its next NGINX OSS and NGINX Plus release. NGINX is an application delivery solution for the modern web. gRPC is a remote procedure call protocol that enables communication between client and server applications. The protocol is popular in service mesh implementations because of its … continue reading

Parasoft looks to simplify microservice testing with new releases

Parasoft has released new versions of its automated software testing solutions for microservices, which include Parasoft SOAtest and Parasoft Virtualize. The company also announced new improvements to its continuous testing platform to meet the needs of microservices. “Microservices enable the speed and flexibility required to support many of today’s agile development projects – but without … continue reading

Postman announces new API development platform for the enterprise

Postman has announced the release of Postman Enterprise, a new solution designed to expand on the features of its API development solution Postman Pro. Postman Enterprise was created to provide enterprise users with new and improved security and enterprise-only features.  “Enterprises want the option for their developers to use Postman, but within a safe, secure … continue reading

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