SD Times Editor’s Blog: Agile 2018… Outcomes vs. output

The Agile 2018 conference is wrapping up in San Diego today, and for once the conversation wasn’t focused around enterprise Agile and scaling Agile. Of course, those are still important topics to many businesses, but by now the industry has had 20 years to figure out the process and they are ready to take the … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Xamarin support for Android 9.0, Google’s tips for developing Actions, and Siemens’ low code acquisition

Xamarin has announced support for Android 9.0 in the latest preview release of Xamarin.Android for Visual Studio 2017 and Visual Studio for Mac. The download is available today in the Visual Studio Preview channel and Visual Studio for Mac Beta channel. New features introduced in Android P include display cutout, notification enhancements, indoor positioning, and … continue reading

Broadcom announces plans to acquire CA Technologies for $18.9 billion

The infrastructure technology management software solution provider CA Technologies has announced it is entering into a definitive agreement to be acquired by the semiconductor company Broadcom. Broadcom is acquiring the company for $18.9 billion. CA shareholders will receive $44.50 per share in cash. “We are excited to have reached this definitive agreement with Broadcom,” said … continue reading

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CA’s Built to Change Summit focuses on bringing DevOps to the mainframe

CA Technologies announced a new partnership with IBM today at its second annual Built to Change Summit. Together, the companies will develop and provide new services for IBM’s Cloud Managed Services on z Systems. The companies will also provide a new suite of mainframe software solutions, such as the recently released enterprise DevOps solution CA … continue reading

A guide to automated testing tools

Applitools provides visual AI testing solutions to test automation engineers, DevOps teams, front end developers, QA experts, and digital transformation executives. Its Application Visual Management framework automates all aspects of application development. By using visual AI, problems are detected early before the application is released into production. Application Visual Management along with Applitools’ Monitoring platform … continue reading

How these companies can help you automate your testing process

Jeff Scheaffer, general manager of continuous delivery at CA Technologies As more organizations adopt DevOps and agile development methods, they gravitate towards test automation – enabling test teams to automatically generate reusable test assets like test cases, test data, and test automation scripts right from requirements. CA Technologies offers comprehensive continuous testing solutions that automate … continue reading

Testing strives to keep pace with development

With the emphasis on ever-faster software release cycles, organizations are turning to automated testing to ensure they can keep up with that speed while simultaneously ensuring they are releasing quality products. Though people have been talking about automated testing for a while now, many testing efforts are still manual, said Jeff Scheaffer, general manager of … continue reading

CA Technologies acquires SourceClear for its DevSecOps portfolio

CA Technologies announced its acquisition of software composition analysis specialists SourceClear early this week with aims to incorporate SourceClear’s SaaS-based SCA tool and proprietary vulnerability database with their Veracode cloud platform. “We are excited about what this acquisition means for our customers in terms of increased support for SCA in DevSecOps environments and the ability … 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

A guide to API management tools

CA Technologies: CA Technologies helps customers create an agile business by modernizing application architectures with APIs and microservices. Its portfolio includes the industry’s most innovative solution for microservices, and provides the most trusted and complete capabilities across the API lifecycle for development, orchestration, security, management, monitoring, deployment, discovery and consumption.” Akana by Rogue Wave Software: … continue reading

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