Topic: communication

SD Times Open-Source Project of the Week: Dev.to

This week’s highlighted project comes courtesy of a community of developers who hope that their codebase will be used to foster communities like theirs, focused on education and collaboration among peers of any skill level. Dev.to’s codebase is open-source as of last week week and the community-building platform’s developers think that further community involvement in … continue reading

Stack Overflow introduces new platform for development teams

Stack Overflow has announced the availability of Stack Overflow for Teams. It is a new private and internal platform designed to help development teams find answers to questions quickly without disrupting their workflow. It can integrate with existing tools such as Slack in order to promote communication and efficiency, the company explained. “By and large, … continue reading

PagerDuty open-sources its Incident Response Documentation

After building up its internal incident response documentation for several years, the enterprise incident resolution service PagerDuty open-sourced the documentation so the community can better prepare for various incidents. The PagerDuty Incident Response Documentation is a collection of best practices for how to prepare new employees for on-call responsibilities, as well as how to handle … continue reading

Facebook’s new Secret Conversations allows end-to-end encrypted messages

Facebook has rolled out a new communication option called Secret Conversations, which is a new conversation mode in Messenger that allows users to create secret messages that will be encrypted end to end. These messages can only be read on one device with another designated recipient—Facebook excluded. This technology uses Signal Protocol, developed by Open … continue reading

ZenHub Epics gives developers more transparency

ZenHub, the project management tool that natively integrates into GitHub’s UI, is taking a different approach to collaboration. The company has announced ZenHub Epics, a new tool that aims to put control and flexibility back into the hands of developers. According to the company, with the rise of DevOps, collaboration between development teams and project … continue reading

ChatOps is taking over enterprises

There sure is a lot of chatter about chat lately. While the technologically-savvy have been using tools like IRC since the early 1990s, chat has largely eluded the modern enterprise in favor of instant messaging. But today, while you read this, more than 2 million people are using Slack, the current frontrunner in the race … continue reading

Guest View: How do you identify gaps in your testing?

Every piece of software ships with some defects in it, but major gaps in your testing coverage can be disastrous, and they can occur for a variety of reasons. Part of the problem with a typical root-cause analysis is that it comes after the fact. Perhaps the customer has complained, there’s been a big outage, … continue reading

MIT researchers find covert communication connections have no effect on user experience

More than half the data transferred to and from 500 popular Android applications was found to have little or no impact on user experience, according to a recent MIT study. “We looked at the communication of mobile applications and counted the number of statements in the application that establish these connections,” said Julia Rubin, a … continue reading

MasterCard releases Open API Declaration

Building a modern Web API has become the newest challenge for developer relations. In the five years since it began building APIs, MasterCard has learned a number of lessons, many of which it has included in its Open API Declaration, released today. The Declaration is filled with promises from MasterCard to developers using its APIs. … continue reading

Industry Watch: Successful software development

Software is how organizations compete in today’s marketplace. New companies like Uber and Airbnb are invading existing businesses, using the power of software and services to succeed in this sharing economy. Those are the innovative companies. So to see how traditional companies think about satisfying their customers with new software, development company 3Pillar Global and … continue reading

What’s the deal with DevOps?

It’s two worlds joined together, but even though they look the same, they don’t quite mesh without communication … continue reading

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