Topic: productivity

Four key metrics for measuring DevOps productivity

A recent report found the four best ways to measure DevOps productivity is to look at: duration, mean time to recovery, throughput and success rate. According to the State of Software Delivery report from CI/CD platform provider CircleCI, companies who optimize on those four metrics are some of the most successful software companies out there.  … continue reading

How Slack’s custom bots helped streamline Color’s lab

Slack has become a place where developers can find an app for handling almost any task, or they can build their own easily. Bear Douglas, director of developer relations at Slack, has noticed that more and more, developers are no longer just building tools for themselves, but recognizing the value they’ve received from these tools … continue reading

premium Productivity tools are crucial in the current development landscape

As development teams work to ship code faster and faster, streamlining development workflows is crucial. Developers don’t just write code all day. There are other tasks developers spend time on that may be slowing them down and preventing them from doing the work that adds value to a company.  According to ActiveState’s 2019 Open Source … continue reading

SD Times GitHub project of the week: My MacOS

This week’s GitHub project comes from university student and developer Nikita Voloboev, who’s amassed a huge repository of Alfred workflows and tools that he uses to make his macOS experience “even more amazing.” It’s a great resource for any Apple-centric developer, and includes productivity software, more feature-rich alternatives to stock macOS software and tips for … continue reading

Bitbucket Cloud adds new productivity features for developers

Atlassian wants to rid developers of tedious tasks with the addition of four new productivity and coding features to Bitbucket Cloud. One of the new Bitbucket features will introduce the ability to revert a pull request that was merged on a Git repository in Bitbucket’s user interface. Now, Bitbucket will create a new pull request … continue reading

Visual Studio 2017 takes on DevOps, containers, productivity

Microsoft today released to general availability Visual Studio 2017, an update to its software development environment that aims to increase developer productivity while adding features that make developing for new container architectures, the cloud and mobile devices more seamless. At a digital event announcing the release, Microsoft’s Julia Liuson, corporate vice president for Visual Studio, … continue reading

Altova MissionKit enhances its Big Data, database and XBRL tools

Altova MissionKit’s latest release features changes to its Big Data, database, and XBRL tools, designed to increase an organization’s productivity. Altova’s last big release was in February, and it focused mostly on support for JSON and .NET APIs, introducing new tools for JSON and features to speed up JSON development. Altova MissionKit 2017 latest updates … continue reading

Artificial intelligence app for developers gets productivity, performance updates

The artificial intelligence app that puts time back into developers’ days has seen some major updates in version 1.2, including features that increase productivity and help developers manage their products and tasks. Trevor AI is a free app that uses artificial intelligence to understand the tasks of the user, and it makes suggestions based on … continue reading

Analyst View: The rise of low code and the elusive citizen developer

The pressing need to engage in digital transformation and build new processes and systems, coupled with severe developer shortages, has created an opportunity to promote model-driven platforms, often offered in public cloud form (PaaS) to bring the value of high-abstraction to a broader audience that is not trained in software development. Driven by shifting IT … continue reading

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Factors impacting software development productivity

Talk of software development productivity abounds. New languages, like Dart, promise software developers that they don’t have to choose between productivity and performance for the programs they write. New DevOps tools, like ElectricFlow, promise to accelerate everything to improve developer productivity. Perhaps your team’s productivity is not limited by languages or tools, but rather how … continue reading

Guest View: How knowledge-management systems support software development

Software development is not only knowledge-intensive work, it is knowledge-sharing-intensive work. A huge amount of knowledge sharing is required among software architects, engineers, product managers, project managers, developers, QA testers, and so on. In this environment, companies that implement a knowledge-sharing process thrive, while those who don’t learn how to share knowledge effectively can quickly … continue reading

IBM Design Language, Netflix’s Atlas, and the Codealike extension—SD Times news digest: Dec. 15, 2014

IBM has released the IBM Design Language, a shared vocabulary, framework and collection of resources for software design. The IBM Design Language website is a set of living guidelines for IBM’s software product design. The framework encompasses experience, visual, interaction and front-end sections, and the site includes resources such as a type scale calculator, icon … continue reading

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