Topic: automation

Report: Nearly half of executives are looking to automation tools to save developer time

Nearly half of global software development executives are looking to automation tools to save valuable staff time, according to the results of a survey from Tempo Software. The team time management and productivity-enhancing solution provider surveyed 800 software development executives across North America and Europe to understand how and why development teams track time.  The … continue reading

A guide to release automation tools

The following is a listing of tool providers in the release automation space, along with a brief description of their offerings.  LaunchDarkly: is a feature management platform that empowers all teams to safely deliver and control software through feature flags. By separating code deployments from feature releases, LaunchDarkly enables you to deploy faster, reduce risk, … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Grafana raises $220 million in funding, Kotlin 1.5.30 released, FusionAuth announces advanced threat detection

Grafana Labs announced $220 million in Series C that it said it will use to focus on accelerating the development of its open-source observability platform.  The company also recently added k6, the company behind the open-source load-testing tool, and Pace.dev, a team known for creating tools with great developer experience, to the Grafana Labs family.  … continue reading

Mobile testing: So many devices, so many variables

As organizations have shifted to a mobile-first approach, they’ve found that the main challenge is testing for the sheer variety of devices out there. Also, tests need to be run on various telecom providers in different parts of the world. This infinite web of possible combinations has prompted a need for automation and framework consolidation … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Microsoft announces SecretManagement 1.1 GA, Azul announces support for Eclipse Temurin, Infostretch’s partnership with Automation Anywhere

SecretManagement 1.1 mostly includes updates to enable users operating in Constrained Language Mode (CLM). Microsoft also validated that only one of the community-published extension vaults was affected by the changes. SecretManagement is a module available on the PowerShell Gallery that enables users to have a common set of commands to store and retrieve secrets within … continue reading

New Wind River Studio release delivers automation across SDLC

Wind River announced the latest release of Wind River Studio, the company’s cloud-native platform for the development, deployment, operations, and servicing of mission-critical intelligent systems from devices to cloud. New additions include a customizable automation engine, digital feedback loop, enhanced security, analytics with machine learning capabilities and a DevSecOps pipeline.  “Wind River Studio delivers a … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Parallel Agile releases new version of Codebot, Hazelcast announces Hazelcast Platform, CognitiveScale announces Cortex Fabric 6

Parallel Agile announced a new version of CodeBot, a low-code MongoDB, Express, React and Node (MERN) stack application generator that now connects screens to databases and provides an extensive library of UI components. “This release finally achieves our product goal of an end-to-end application generator, which supports an evolutionary, domain-driven approach to agile development,” said … continue reading

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SD Times Open-Source Project of the Week: Scorecards

The Scorecards project is an automated security tool that produces a “risk score” for open-source projects that just reached version 2 yesterday.  The new version adds new security checks, a scaled up number of projects being scored and data has been made easily accessible for analysis.  It was created last fall by the Google Open … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Android security updates, Solo.io’s product enhancements, and JFrog acquires Vdoo for $300 million

Android announced two new security measures including additional identification requirements and two-step verification.  Account owners of developer accounts will also be asked to provide their account type, a contact name, physical address and verification of the email address and phone number. “In August, all new developer accounts will need to specify their account type and … continue reading

SmartBear Zephyr Enterprise

SD Times news digest: SmartBear releases new test management capabilities in Zephyr Enterprise, Dataiku’s online analytics tool, Immersive Labs raises $75 million

SmartBear released new test management capabilities for regulated and critical industries in Zephyr Enterprise. The updates include specialized testing performance for complex environments, tighter integration with Atlassian Jira and an enhanced dashboard. Additionally, SmartBear will also now offer a white glove treatment option in which a senior-level technical account manager will advocate customers on various … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Lightbend Akka Serverless, Contrast Scan, and GrapeCity announces table support for SpreadJS

Lightbend has announced the launch of Akka Serverless, a cloud-native development platform-as-a-service that enables the creation of cloud-native apps using any programming language and eliminates the need for databases in deploying business-critical apps.  Akka has a simple, API-driven programming model that makes it easy for developers to define the data that they need so that … continue reading

The key pillars to a successful shift-left strategy

The shift-left movement is already underway. Organizations can no longer wait to test at the end of the life cycle and hope things are in order before they release into production. Baking quality in from the beginning rather and testing quality later has become a key tenet in today’s software testing initiatives.  A recent report … continue reading

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