4 must-haves for successful digital transformation

Prior to the digital age, businesses tended to define themselves according to their products or services. However, digital technology has fundamentally altered buyer expectations and habits in both the B2B and B2C sectors. Survival in the modern marketplace necessitates viewing customers, rather than the product or service, as the center of the enterprise, and embracing … continue reading

Get happy developers to do what you want

How do we influence the operation of a complex dynamical system like a team? How do we get a development team to function closer to our preferences, and still let people operate as self-determinate humans? In Dynamics in Action, author Alicia Juarrero describes complex systems such as people in terms of the constraints they operate … continue reading

How to align technical details with business requirements

One of the biggest challenges of software development is aligning technical details with an organization’s business requirements. This is an essential concern if you want to put ideas, applications, and processes into the real world successfully — whether they are virtual in software or physical in hardware. Until we’re able to bend the laws of … continue reading

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Iterations are the currency of software innovation

In the modern economy, every business is a software business. Why?  Because companies have figured out that the easiest way to introduce innovation into a marketplace is with software, whose defining characteristic is that, well, it’s soft.  Instead of waiting months to make a change to some physical piece of equipment, software can be distributed … continue reading

JFrog launches Enterprise+ to provide end-to-end management of binary artifacts

JFrog has announced the release of Enterprise+, which is a universal software binary platform. The announcement was made at the company’s swampUP user conference in Napa Valley this week. “Users today have zero tolerance for broken, cumbersome, and slow software updates. We all strive to achieve life without outages,” said Shlomi Ben Haim, CEO and … continue reading

Rookout brings agility to the software debugging process

Rookout has launched as a rapid debugging solution, and has secured $4.2 million in funding. With Rookout, developers can debug and understand issues in their code by collecting data on-demand, without needing to code, re-deploy, or restart their applications. Typically, the debugging process is complicated and lengthy, the company explained. It often involves writing additional … continue reading

GitLab open sources its Web IDE

GitLab has announced its Web IDE is now generally available and open sourced as part of the GitLab 10.7 release. The Web IDE was first introduced in GitLab Ultimate 10.4. It is designed to enable developers to change multiple files, preview Markdown, review changes and commit directly within a browser. “At GitLab, we want everyone … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Dynamsoft’s Barcode Reader SDK, GitHub platform updates, and Leap Motion’s Project North Star

Dynamsoft has announced that it updated its Barcode Reader SDK to version 6. The SDK enables developers to embed barcode reading functionality into their web, desktop or mobile apps. The latest version features an improved algorithm that allows barcodes to scan 50 percent faster and improves accuracy, according to the company. These results were based … continue reading

GitLab: 2018 is the year for open source and DevOps

DevOps and open source aren’t slowing down anytime soon, a newly released report revealed. GitLab released its 2018 Global Developer Survey on developers’ perception of their workplace, workflow, and tooling within IT organizations. The demand for DevOps continues to grow, even though there are still challenges created by outdated tools and company resistance to change. … continue reading

International Women’s Day highlights software’s shrinking gender gap

Gender diversity has long been a problem in the technology space, but a newly released report finds the industry is finally making strides to address this. HackerRank’s Women in Tech report found that women make up 53 percent of the graduates and junior developers entering the workforce. This is the highest number to date, according … continue reading

GitHub open sources Licensed for OSS license compliance

GitHub announced it is open sourcing its internal tool for automating the licensing process of building and maintaining open source products. The tool, Licensed, is designed to help engineers streamline one of the most complex and crucial parts associated with building open source projects: maintaining code functionality and compliance. Licensed points out potential problems with … 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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