Jitterbit Harmony Summer ‘18 release updated for GDPR and SAP S/4HANA requirements

Enterprise integration platform-as-a-service solution provider Jitterbit announced the newest version of its Jitterbit Harmony iPaaS utility with the Summer ‘18 update today, focused on interconnecting the multitude of modern cloud services. Jitterbit Harmony aims to lower the barrier of entry for users looking to interconnect and manage APIs with a click-based, low-code environment. This latest … continue reading

Facebook focuses on transparency, control and trust at F8

Facebook kicked off its annual developer conference, F8, in San Jose this week with a number of new features and capabilities designed for software developers. “When we launched the Facebook platform eleven years ago, it was impossible to imagine all the innovative ways developers would use the social graph to build a more connected world,” … continue reading

Parasoft releases AI-powered API testing solution

Automated software testing solution provider Parasoft announced the release of Parasoft SOAtest Smart API Test Generator today, an AI-powered utility that aims to make the adoption of API testing simpler for organizations by reducing the technical skill required. According to Parasoft, up to 80 percent of time spent testing is taken up by manual UI … continue reading

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Data Connectivity: An unrecognized, multi-issue problem

“Facts are stubborn, but statistics are more pliable,” wrote Mark Twain. Never has this been more true when it comes to data connectivity. If you don’t have good connectivity to your data wherever it may reside, then it’s hard to do applications like artificial intelligence (AI) or analytics. They are very data dependent technologies. Connectivity … 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

Industry Watch: Column as a service

As cloud services become more granular, more functionality can be had “as a service.” Two new interesting services caught my eye, and so I present this column as a service to you, dear readers. The first is “failure as a service,” which sounds counterintuitive. Wouldn’t people rather have success as a service? Most would, I’m … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Security Compass’ SD Elements dashboards, Amazon’s Gadgets Skill API, and the Rust Reach program

Security Compass has announced new dashboards for its SD Elements platform, which aims to provide DevOps teams with a single view that shows risks from software, infrastructure security, compliance, and policy. The new insights will allow teams to better incorporate risk management and compliance into the process of creating new software. The SD Elements platform … continue reading

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

API integration is a critical business strategy, report says

APIs are becoming a crucial part of product development, business strategy and scalability, but to successfully streamline APIs, they need to be easily integrated. Cloud Elements has released its 2018 State of API report designed to explore the importance of API integration and look forward to the next year. According to the report, 61 percent … continue reading

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