Topic: automation

Coding Dojo expands to new locations, SmartBear releases API testing solution, and Google’s self-driving car crash—SD Times digest: March 1, 2016

Today, Coding Dojo, a coding boot camp, announced that it is opening new locations in Dallas, Washington and Chicago. Coding Dojo will double its number of existing campuses, which are currently located in Los Angeles, San Jose and Seattle. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, there will be 1 million more computing jobs … continue reading

Software testing is all about automation

Automation is just like every other technology in that it takes effort to be successful. It’s another strategy that can be incorporated into the software testing life cycle, but issues come from testers figuring out how they can build it into a process and determining what solutions or tools are right for their company. Over … continue reading

Mobile testing in an IoT world

With agile and DevOps becoming the new normal, mobile testing has become increasingly complex. The releases come at a rapid-fire pace, and the stakes for mistakes are high. Since the Internet of Things has moved forward, the complexity of devices has also increased. Now, smartphones need to communicate with appliances and televisions need to communicate … continue reading

Microsoft software to be added to connected vehicles

Microsoft is partnering with automotive companies as a way to move its software onto vehicles. Today at the International CES 2016 in Las Vegas, automotive and infotainment companies like HARMAN, IAV, Nissan and Volvo announced that they will partner with Microsoft to bring cars into the mobile and cloud world, and to incorporate Microsoft software … continue reading

Guest View: The boardroom’s code problem—and what to do about it

Boards are increasingly concerned about code. This is primarily because code plays an ever more important role in company performance. Great code enables companies to better engage customers, make smarter decisions, and disrupt markets—or at least keep pace with disruptive competitors—while avoiding security and compliance risks. So boards have to worry about it. Code is … continue reading

Red Hat acquires Ansible

Red Hat today announced that it is acquiring AnsibleWorks, the company behind the infrastructure-provisioning software known as Ansible. The tool is a somewhat slimmed down take on the Chef and Puppet model. Ansible, rather than having a prescriptive language and framework for infrastructure provisioning, relies instead on logging into machines via SSH and running commands … continue reading

VersionOne acquires ClearCode Labs

VersionOne wants to extend its agile life-cycle-management platform to include software delivery. To do so, the company has announced it is acquiring ClearCode Labs, a Continuous Delivery platform provider. “I have for the last year or so felt that strategically it was in our best interest to extend the software delivery life cycle to encompass … continue reading

SD Times Blog: Predictions that didn’t work out

Steve Yegge recently posted a piece where he took to task his own predictions from 2004. I thought it would be fun to take a gander at some of the predictions pundits have made about programming over the years, and see just how wrong or right they were. If you’ve spent any time at all … continue reading

Guest View: Five myths about automated mobile UI testing

There are a number of reasons why companies avoid automated UI testing for their mobile apps. Many are new to mobile development and are in a sort of Maslow’s mobile hierarchy of needs, in which perceived survival depends on just getting the app working, and things downstream in the workflow seem like luxuries. Even teams … continue reading

AWS Summit: Datapipe announces AWS deployment and management automation services; security partnership with FortyCloud

NEW YORK–Datapipe, a leader in secure managed hosting and cloud solutions for the enterprise, today announced a new suite of automation and orchestration services for its Managed Cloud for AWS solution. The new Datapipe Automation Services connect the enterprise with Datapipe automation experts who perform an audit of existing infrastructures, identify key opportunities for automation, … continue reading

Eclipse Foundation announces Mars release train

The Eclipse Foundation has announced the release of Mars, the 10th annual coordinated release train of Eclipse projects. The Mars release train encompasses 79 open-source projects, 65 million lines of code, and the work of 380 Eclipse committers. It includes new support for Java 8 quick fixes in the Eclipse IDE, early support for Java … continue reading

AnsibleFest: Ansible on Docker containers, microservices and OpenStack

Following a look inside Ansible 2.0 and Ansible Tower 2.2, the open-source community took the lead at AnsibleFest NYC in presentations showing how the versatile technology works in tandem with popular platforms such as Docker and OpenStack. In a presentation entitled “Operating Your OpenStack Cloud Using Ansible,” Rackspace cloud solutions architect Walter Bentley explained why, … continue reading

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