Report: Majority of developers are involved with evaluating and purchasing software tools

Software tools are not a silver bullet for achieving software goals, but they can help programmers deliver safer software faster. That is why organizations often bring developers in on its software purchasing process. According to a new survey from Evans Data Corporation, 43 percent of respondents are often involved in evaluating software while 50 percent … continue reading

Report: New technologies will propel software development in the future

Software development can no longer stand still if it wants to compete in a modern, digital world. Organizations have to be constantly adopting new approaches and developing new technology to keep their customers happy. Over the past couple of years, the software development industry has gone through tremendous changes with agile, DevOps, microservices, and low … continue reading

Analyst View: Will software always need users?

Interactive software needs users to guide it through a process. But many steps have been or can be automated. The promise of machine learning is to automate any remaining un-automated steps. How should a software architect find the limits of automation and the right role for people in a system? In the early days of … continue reading

Guest View: The essential playbook for software-driven companies

As Marc Andreessen so aptly predicted, software is eating the world. A growing number of companies that developed physical products are adding software capabilities to their offerings. This means a growing need for companies to add software development expertise, software product engineering, embedded software engineering, ecosystem platform engineering, and new software-based application programming interfaces. The … continue reading

From the editor’s notebook

Value Stream Integration. Digital Twinning. Events as API strategy. These topics are the ones we’ve been hearing about this summer, and a trip through this editor’s notebook will share some thoughts on these matters. According to Tasktop’s Mik Kersten, Agile and DevOps are local optimizations of your value stream, with DevOps leading a digital transformation … continue reading

GrapeCity focuses its brand on developers

Software developers are about to discover a new, unified brand message across the GrapeCity Developer Solutions product family, which includes ComponentOne, ActiveReports, Spread, and Wijmo. A company-wide strategy to refine branding includes a new website design, product marks and brand guide, and new releases of all products, said Joseph Lininger, Head of Global Marketing for … continue reading

Avoiding embedded analytics bear traps

The benefits of data monetization that result from embedding analytics into applications are well known. Solutions with analytics built in let end-users efficiently and effectively use the valuable data sitting idly in systems for critical business decision making. However, few data product owners have mastered unlocking the data analytics treasure trove to create new revenue … continue reading

Flexera’s bringing software suppliers, buyers together to tackle SAM challenges

Traditional processes for buying and managing software require a customer to “prove” to a vendor what they are entitled to use in case they are audited. Often times this is dysfunctional, and leads to disagreements between the supplier and buyer as to how much software has been used, and how much is owed. There needs … continue reading

Fuzz testing finds industries left vulnerable by unsecured software

There are potential zero day exploits in the open source protocols and common file formats across six specific industries, according to Synopsys’ State of Fuzzing 2017 report. This includes the automotive, finance, industrial control systems, Internet of Things (IoT), government, and medical fields. The report stems from more than 4.8 billion fuzz tests conducted by Synopsys’ customers … continue reading

Guest View: Four misinformed ideas on software and the R&D Tax Credit

Software businesses spend a huge amount of money on research and development activities every year, spurring rapid innovation and job creation. Despite these gains, government officials worry about the continued outsourcing of research investment overseas. According to the IRS, the Research and Development (R&D) Tax Credit is one of the largest credits offered—with billions given … continue reading

Facebook acquires Ozlo, StatusPage Uptime Showcase, and AppViewX’s AUTOMATION+ — SD Times news digest: August 1, 2017

The Palo Alto-based artificial intelligence startup Ozlo is being acquired by Facebook as a way to build out its virtual assistant in Messenger. Ozlo is a personal assistant and AI system that reads through information provided by partner apps and websites. He sifts through all of this information to answer user’s questions and learn more … continue reading

Report: DevOps is still considered a new phenomenon

While companies have grasped that DevOps leads to an increase in innovation, DevOps adoption and implementation still remains a challenge for many. Logz.io, an AI-powered log analytics company, released its DevOps Pulse 2017 survey in time for today’s SysAdmin Day, highlighting some of the challenges and benefits to DevOps. The DevOps Pulse report this year … continue reading

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