Topic: software

Analyst Watch: Developer or user?

Software developers create an intangible product — software — to define the initial configuration of a processor’s memory. The right memory configuration causes a processor to do what it’s supposed to do. We all tend to refer to the text representations of code as ‘software’ — when in fact, this text is just one step … continue reading

Preserving software’s legacy

All throughout our lives we are reminded of events from the past. History teaches us about what happened before us to help us understand how society came to be as it is today. But today we live in a digital age, and while leaders, laws, wars and other parts of our history will always be … continue reading

The 2018 SD Times DevOps Showcase

DevOps is one of those overarching terms that encompasses a number of technologies and techniques. Some consider continuous integration and delivery as the cornerstone of DevOps. Others say you can’t keep pace with Agile development and deployment with automated processes that kick off tests, builds and performance alerts. On the development side, some organizations are … continue reading

Analyst View: Scope, silos stifle software innovation

Software innovation can be constrained by scope limitations, and the barriers created by artificial silos in existing systems and organizations. But help is at hand. This article looks at two very different approaches — the application of systems engineering, and customer-centric thinking. Legacy sets limits In the early days of a software development project, there … continue reading

premium Rethinking the way you build software with serverless

The way software is built is constantly changing to meet the ongoing pressure of getting to the market faster and keeping up with the competition. The software development industry has gone from waterfall to Agile, from agile to DevOps, from DevOps to DevSecOps, and from monolithic applications to microservices and containers. Today, a new approach … continue reading

Broadcom announces plans to acquire CA Technologies for $18.9 billion

The infrastructure technology management software solution provider CA Technologies has announced it is entering into a definitive agreement to be acquired by the semiconductor company Broadcom. Broadcom is acquiring the company for $18.9 billion. CA shareholders will receive $44.50 per share in cash. “We are excited to have reached this definitive agreement with Broadcom,” said … continue reading

Application security needs to shift left

As teams are pressured to release software more rapidly, more and more aspects of software development are being forced to “shift left,” moving up earlier in the development lifecycle. Because of the speed in which code is updated and delivered, security can no longer be thought of as an afterthought, said Rani Osnat, VP of … continue reading

Datical 5 released with improved database release visibility

Datical has announced the latest release of its enterprise-class platform for automating database releases, Datical 5. Datical 5 is designed to improve database release visibility and increase developer productivity. “Datical 5 speeds software deployment by providing a central command center to achieve a unified pipeline for application and database changes, freeing up time for development, … continue reading

Industry Watch: In software, words matter

This month’s column is about words — specifically, the textual content that appears in your applications. While teams of engineers and designers spend hours thinking about the user interface, the actual words written into an application are often an oversight. An easy example used to understand the importance of the word content is when you … 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

JavaScript toolkit Dojo 2 now available

The Dojo team has announced the availability of Dojo 2. Dojo is a JavaScript toolkit designed to help developers scale their development process. According to the team, this is the first major rewrite of Dojo in more than 10 years. The project started in 2004, and in 2015 the Dojo Foundation announced it was merging … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Fedora 28, MIPI System Software Trace, and Compute Optimized Gen2 tier of Azure SQL Data Warehouse

Red Hat has announced the latest release of the open-source Linux-based OS for developer desktops, Fedora 28. Fedora 28 features Fedora 28 Server, Fedora 26 Workstation and Fedora 28 Atomic Host. The Fedora 28 base package features updated compilers and languages as well as the latest versions of the GNU Compiler Collection 8, Golong 1.10 … continue reading

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