Topic: shift left

As developers take on the torch for handling security, educational opportunities and metrics can keep the fire going

Security departments used to have the primary responsibility to ensure security goals, but as the pace of development has increased, organizations have shifted security left, which puts some of this responsibility on developers. Proper educational opportunities, a culture shift towards embracing security, and effective use of tooling where it actually counts are the primary ways … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Microsoft and LinkedIn launch new initiative to reskill workers, Compuware announces new features to automate shift-left testing, Git client Tower 5 for Mac

Microsoft and LinkedIn have launched an initiative to bring digital skills to 25 million people by the end of year.  The initiative will focus on the use of data to identify in-demand jobs and the skills needed to fill them. It will provide free access to learning paths and content, as well as low-cost certifications.  … continue reading

Compuware releases new functionalities for shifting performance testing left

Compuware is releasing new capabilities that aim to automate shift-left performance testing on the mainframe.  The capabilities include a new Jenkins-Strobe integration designed to give developers fast feedback on application performance; and a new REST API for the company’s APM solution Strobe. Additionally, Compuware ISPW, Topaz for Total Test, and Strobe can work together seamlessly … continue reading

Test environment management an obstacle to continuous testing, report finds

Companies may be shifting testing left, but lack of access to internal services as well as external services can delay testing and cause unnecessary bottlenecks. According to the Sogeti 2019 Continuous Testing report, test environments are one of the biggest bottlenecks to achieving continuous testing. The survey results reveal the inordinate amount of time that … continue reading

For effective DevSecOps, shift left AND extend right

DevSecOps has come to be known by many as the shifting left of security, making it a key part of software development while code is being written, as opposed to trying to put security onto the application after it’s completed. This follows the trends of DevOps, which moved operational considerations for applications into development, as … continue reading

Four software development lessons from the Super Bowl

As a football fan, I’ll be the first to admit that Sunday’s Super Bowl between the New England Patriots and Los Angeles Rams offered little in the way of entertainment. As someone who has spent the better part of 20 years directly involved in the development and delivery of software, however, the game was nothing … continue reading

New Parasoft Release Enables Continuous Testing and Significantly Expands Test Coverage and Traceability

Monrovia, CA –Parasoft announced today the release of a consolidated platform uniting API testing, service virtualization, and test environment management. The new product capabilities allow an organization to “shift left” the testing effort and accelerate the SDLC to meet the growing time-to-market pressure for software applications. Parasoft’s enterprise-grade API Testing solution for testing end-to-end transactions … continue reading

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