Software development costs detailed in new Boyd report
Thursday, April 28, 2022 by Richard Harris
A new 2022 North American site selection study compares the cost of operating a software development center in a series of 25 top U.S. and Canadian hubs of the software industry. Operating costs are scaled to a representative 50,000 sq. ft. software development office employing 150 workers. The analysis includes all major geographically-variable cost factors critical to...
Hyperspectral imaging improves machine vision
Wednesday, April 27, 2022 by Richard Harris
Machine vision is increasingly important for many applications, such as object classification. However, relying on conventional RGB imaging is sometimes insufficient, the input images are just too similar, regardless of algorithmic sophistication.
Hyperspectral imaging adds the extra dimension of wavelength to conventional images, providing a much richer data se...
2022 software delivery report from CircleCI
Thursday, March 24, 2022 by Brittany Hainzinger
CircleCI has unveiled the 2022 State of Software Delivery Report.
Examining two years of data from more than a quarter-billion workflows and nearly 50,000 organizations around the world on the CircleCI platform, the report represents the largest analysis of developer productivity data and provides new insight into the DevOps practices being leveraged by elite softwar...
CI CD solution from CircleCI and ionir
Tuesday, March 1, 2022 by Richard Harris
ionir announced it has become a technology partner with CircleCI to offer customers a streamlined CI/CD solution. This effort aligns with ionir’s initiative to meet market needs and accommodate customers’ DevOps needs with cloud-native CI/CD solutions that are scalable and easy to use.
CircleCI manages, automates, and ensures that the DevOps lif...
MuPDF App Kits land from Artifex Software Inc
Monday, November 15, 2021 by Richard Harris
Artifex Software, Inc. has expanded the MuPDF family of products with the development of MuPDF App Kits. These easy-to-implement SDKs were explicitly designed for Android and iOS mobile application developers. Artifex technologies provide essential tools to major print manufacturers, SaaS and Cloud developers, PDF tools/creation companies, and software develop...
App Tracking Transparency causes a shift in ad spending
Monday, November 8, 2021 by Jude O’Connor
The launch of Apple's App Tracking Transparency tool has led to two-thirds of consumers opting out of app tracking. In response, the amount advertisers spend on iOS dropped by around a third, while simultaneously increasing by around 10% on Android. When it comes to User Acquisition, recent data from PubMatic shows that the share of mobile app ad spend on Andro...
Synthetic data training program from MOSTLY AI
Monday, October 18, 2021 by Brittany Hainzinger
MOSTLY AI announced the launch of a new training program intended to help train the next generation of synthetic data superusers within enterprises. Several clients have already leveraged this program to kickstart their synthetic data journeys, with very positive results.
Synthetic data sets look just as real as a company's original customer data reflec...
Increase developer productivity with webhooks from CircleCI
Thursday, September 2, 2021 by Freeman Lightner
CircleCI, the continuous integration, and continuous delivery (CI/CD) platform have announced CircleCI webhooks, a feature that provides software engineering teams the ability to build integrations that react to CircleCI job and workflow status notifications.
How to increase developer productivity with webhooks from CircleCI
Research shows that the performance lev...
env0 updates infrastructure automation platform
Monday, May 3, 2021 by Brittany Hainzinger
env0 has announced updates to its Infrastructure Automation Platform, some of which include Bitbucket Server integration for continuous deployment and plan on pull requests and integration with Module Registry, allowing users to save all of their modules in a single location so they can be quickly recalled for other deployments. One of the more significant enhancements ...
Opsera raises $15 Million for continuous orchestration of DevOps
Friday, April 30, 2021 by Brittany Hainzinger
Opsera announced $15 million in Series A funding led by Felicis Ventures. Existing investors Clear Ventures, Trinity Ventures and Firebolt Ventures, and new investor HMG Ventures, also participated. With a total of $19.3 million in funding since it was founded in 2020. Opsera will continue to grow its world-class engineering team, and accelerate its global sales, market...
Six areas of focus for continuous security
Friday, April 16, 2021 by Jack Mannino
Applications are the heart of employee and user productivity. There are billions of applications each with a specific function and value and, unfortunately, they also provide one of the easiest openings for cyber criminals and hackers to gain access to critical IT infrastructure and information assets. While most IT security professionals implicitly understand the conce...
Open source solution adapts apps for Huawei AppGallery
Thursday, April 15, 2021 by Brittany Hainzinger
Huawei has announced that its developer partner bluesource has created an open-source¹ method that adapts GMS apps for AppGallery removing the need to redevelop apps specifically for Huawei’s app store.
The solution, called the Choice SDK, makes it easy for app publishers to transform their existing apps based on GMS and Firebase frameworks into HMS usable...
Spotify to surpass Apple podcasts in 2021
Thursday, March 18, 2021 by Brittany Hainzinger
Based on ongoing trends, Apple is set to lose its podcast supremacy to Spotify in 2021. According to the research data analyzed and published by Finaria, Spotify is projected to increase its number of listeners by 8 million in 2021 to reach 28.2 million. From the 2020 total of 19.9 million, that will be a remarkable 41.3% increase in one year.
Based on its Q4 2020 ea...
Low power cellular IoT chipset launched by Sony
Thursday, February 25, 2021 by Brittany Hainzinger
Sony Semiconductor Israel (Sony) announced the launch of the Altair ALT1255, a new low-power NB2 chipset. The ALT1255 is 5G ready, designed with an integrated SIM (iSIM), user MCU, rich application layer, and GSM/GPRS fallback modem.
The ALT1255 chipset empowers device manufacturers to develop low-power, cost-sensitive connected devices at a global scale to mo...
CircleCI brings privacy enhancements for teams across the enterprise
Monday, February 22, 2021 by Brittany Hainzinger
CircleCI introduced new platform updates to increase the control, protection, privacy, and confidence of today’s engineering teams.
Business leaders are concerned with the growth of remote-only and its impact on security. In fact, research shows 28 percent of leaders in 2020 were anticipated to prioritize improving application security capabilities ...
LinearB and Clubhouse partner to help software project delivery
Tuesday, February 16, 2021 by Richard Harris
LinearB and Clubhouse announced a partnership to help software development teams continuously improve project delivery by providing a complete picture of product and engineering lifecycles. Technical integration between the products will offer dev teams detailed project visibility and team-based metrics by correlating data across projects, code, Git activity and release...
Five biggest reasons to promote developers into leadership positions
Thursday, February 4, 2021 by Eric Silverman
There is an ongoing shift from "design-thinking" to "DevOps-thinking." While it's a subtle shift from a philosophical perspective, it's one that has massive operational implications. Developers are one of the largest capital investments businesses make, often commanding high salaries because they are highly skilled and/or trained to specific ...
Persistent memory makes its way into business applications
Tuesday, January 12, 2021 by Richard Harris
In 2021, more businesses will focus on rapidly accelerating and scaling out applications to meet the challenges of digital transformation.
In 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic drove many businesses, especially those in food delivery, eCommerce, logistics, and remote access and collaboration services, to dramatically scale-out and upgrade infrastructure to maintain high app...
DevOps teams are the rainmakers of the software world
Saturday, January 9, 2021 by Richard Harris
There is still so much work that needs to be done with DevOps pipelines, including securing and testing the delivery process.
The software developer community knows where it needs to go, but the work and obstacles in the way are always bigger than expected. Because of this, I am skeptical we'll see big changes in 2021 in terms of tooling or CI/CD patterns. Rather...
How DevOps will change in 2021
Saturday, January 9, 2021 by Freeman Lightner
DevOps will become much more security-aware. We’ll see greater attention paid to the newly expanded surface area created in the practice of DevOps and how to proactively protect against vulnerabilities in DevOps.
How DevOps will change in 2021 and the Impact from it
First, IT Ops and DevOps teams will need to reorient their processes to one that unifies...
Private LTE 5G adoption to transformation in 2021
Thursday, January 7, 2021 by Richard Harris
Industrial enterprises are looking to adopt open and standards-based wireless technologies as a newfound dependence on wireless connectivity to digitize workflows, operational efficiency, and production agility escalates. These enterprises, which are often comprised of large vibrant ecosystems of vendors and software providers, are seeking one thing - enterprise mobilit...
Automation is critical according to CircleCi 2021 predictions
Wednesday, January 6, 2021 by Freeman Lightner
Expect the uncertainty that we experienced in 2020 to continue. When shelter-in-place orders hit, teams focused on prioritizing foundational systems to make work possible. 2021 will require prioritizing people. Leaders will need to take a close look at their organizations to build resilient teams and avoid burnout.
The rollercoaster of 2020 has highlighted the compet...
Low code tool adoption to increase in 2021 Infragistics predicts
Wednesday, January 6, 2021 by Richard Harris
Driven in part by COVID-19, the continued rapid pace of digital transformation across enterprises is creating enormous innovation opportunities while at the same time significantly increasing demand on IT to deliver new mobile application experiences.
Development teams were already seeing overloaded backlogs in 2020 and we predict that in 2021 more organizations will...
Continuous delivery will no longer be an acceptable excuse in 2021
Tuesday, January 5, 2021 by Brittany Hainzinger
2021 will see a shift from the speed of delivery of software and applications to prioritizing the quality of the digital experience. Continuous delivery will no longer be an acceptable excuse for low quality. The approach of just release it, and if there are problems, we'll fix it in the next release will be retired. In our digitally dependent world, users will no l...
CircleCI announced the findings of 2020 State of Software Delivery
Wednesday, November 11, 2020 by Brittany Hainzinger
CircleCI announced the findings of a new report, 2020 State of Software Delivery: Data-Backed Benchmarks for Engineering Teams.
“As the world’s largest standalone CI provider, we have a unique opportunity to investigate what software delivery looks like quantitatively: across tens of thousands of teams, commit by commit. So, we looked to data from 11 mill...
Plectica LLC launches VideoKit for developers
Wednesday, November 11, 2020 by Brittany Hainzinger
Plectica LLC introduced VideoKit, a developer tool that provides a fast and easy way to embed flexible video features into any software product or service, including custom apps built for virtual events, multiplayer games, remote work and other apps for collaboration and socializing.
Connecting and collaborating with others remotely - for work, school, or leisu...
Opsera launches continuous orchestration approach to devops
Thursday, October 15, 2020 by Brittany Hainzinger
Opsera launched a new approach for software delivery that combines choice of any CI/CD tools with no-code automation across the DevOps lifecycle. By orchestrating tools, pipelines and insights through a single platform, Opsera speeds time to deployment, helps optimize resources and provides a holistic cross-functional perspective with KPIs that better correlate technica...
CircleCI rolls out a comprehensive insights dashboard
Thursday, October 1, 2020 by Brittany Hainzinger
CircleCI announced the rollout of a comprehensive Insights dashboard.
CircleCI’s Insights dashboard, powered by DevOps data derived from nearly 2 million jobs and 100,000 projects per day, helps engineering teams make better, more informed decisions that allow them to efficiently deliver software to their users with confidence.
“We help our customers a...
Beta support for Kubernetes announced by Druva Inc.
Wednesday, September 23, 2020 by Brittany Hainzinger
Druva, Inc. announced beta support for Kubernetes workloads which delivers complete application protection that is accessible by all teams, including the central IT team and DevOps. Offered through Druva Cloud Platform, users can quickly recover, migrate, or clone Kubernetes workloads, alongside existing data center, and cloud workloads from a unified interface. Combini...
CircleCI hits 1 millionth user
Thursday, September 17, 2020 by Brittany Hainzinger
CircleCI celebrates nine years and the addition of their 1 millionth user to the platform.
“When CircleCI started, CI/CD was a kind of niche, bleeding-edge practice. Now, we’re seeing the market accelerate like never before as companies prioritize automation and continuous delivery systems,” said Jim Rose, CircleCI CEO. “No matter what market ...
Qeexo AutoML platform now supports machine learning
Wednesday, September 9, 2020 by Brittany Hainzinger
Qeexo announces that its Qeexo AutoML platform now supports machine learning on Arm® Cortex®-M0 and Cortex®-M0+ processors, which power devices including sensors and microcontrollers from companies such as Arduino, Renesas, STMicroelectronics, and Bosch Sensortec.
The Arm Cortex-M0 processor is the smallest Arm processor available, and the Cortex-M0+ proc...
New version of Terrascan from Accurics
Thursday, August 20, 2020 by Brittany Hainzinger
Accurics unveiled a major upgrade to Terrascan, the open source static code analyzer that enables developers to build secure infrastructure as code (IaC). The new release ensures Terraform templates avoid common security pitfalls in popular cloud providers such as AWS, Azure, and Google Cloud Platform. Built-in extensibility will enable support for other popular technol...
cloudtamer io and Kublr team up to enable budget-based scalability
Tuesday, August 18, 2020 by Brittany Hainzinger
As the COVID pandemic drives large enterprises to lean heavily on cloud computing solutions to enable their global workforce, Kublr and cloudtamer.io jointly announced today an integration between their respective platforms to help customers better manage their cloud-native and container-based IT infrastructure.
Driven by the needs of its enterprise customers, Kublr,...
CI services from CircleCI expand to Salesforce developers
Wednesday, August 12, 2020 by Brittany Hainzinger
CircleCI unveiled new and updated Salesforce integrations that make it easier for developers to build, test, and deploy Salesforce apps.
These new and updated CircleCI orbs will modernize the workflow for Salesforce developers to utilize high performing development patterns such as CI/CD. Reports have shown that just by implementing CI, teams are 80 percent faster an...
CircleCI updates platform to enhance speed and efficiency
Wednesday, May 27, 2020 by Brittany Hainzinger
CircleCI announced updates to its continuous integration and continuous delivery platform that will help developers build, test and deploy code faster and with ease. The updates include an enhanced web user interface, new insights capabilities, and upgrades to convenience images, CircleCI’s fleet of pre-packaged Docker images.
These additions come on the heels ...