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WordPress-plugin-vulnerabilities-are-a-hackers-playground

WordPress plugin vulnerabilities are a hackers playground


Wednesday, April 10, 2019 by

What do TechCrunch, BBC America, PlayStation and MTV News all have in common? Each of their websites is powered by WordPress. Over 74.6 million, or roughly 30 percent, of the world’s websites, depend on WordPress to power their online platforms. Every second there are over six new WordPress.com posts and over 47,000 plugins, with the number growing daily. Wh...


This-machine-learning-analyzer-will-review-your-code-for-constancy

This machine learning analyzer will review your code for constancy


Monday, February 4, 2019 by

Lack of consistency in the development of source code has made maintaining code over time and making updates more time-consuming and costly. Source{d}, the company enabling machine learning for large-scale code analysis, solves this long-standing problem with Machine Learning assisted code review.   The new source{d} Lookout analyzer, which has learned to model s...


iOS-12-subscription-based-app-tips-for-success

iOS 12 subscription based app tips for success


Wednesday, August 29, 2018 by

Last year, Apple held a secret meeting with a select group of iOS app developers in New York to talk about changing the current app delivery model from one-time purchases to subscription-based. From Apple’s view, these one-time purchases typically are inexpensive ($1-2), yet grant end-users unlimited access to the app and support, which can prove to be costly from...


Agile-failure-is-common-but-this-can-help

Agile failure is common but this can help


Monday, August 27, 2018 by

With the closing “ding” of the New York Stock Exchange, CA Technologies, the first software company to break $1 billion in revenue in 1989, confirmed that it would no longer be an independent company. Broadcom, a massive global semiconductor company, closed the deal at $18.9 billion, touting that its newfound ownership would bring diversity to its “mis...


Release-Insights-released-to-the-Eggplant-suite

Release Insights released to the Eggplant suite


Friday, August 10, 2018 by

Eggplant has announced the addition of Eggplant Release Insights to its Digital Automation Intelligence (DAI) Suite. The technology enhances the company's automation capabilities, providing intuitive analytics and insights that help teams understand the impact on user satisfaction and business outcomes if they release another version of their product now. This helps...


Find-bugs-in-your-code-before-launch-with-new-ReGrade-platform

Find bugs in your code before launch with new ReGrade platform


Thursday, May 24, 2018 by

Let's face it, most of us do not write flawless code, and according to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, 90 percent of security incidents result from exploits against defects in software (ouch). Curtail Security has announced the release of ReGrade. The platform helps give customers the ability to identify critical version differences in the development cycle an...


Mobile-continuous-testing-tools-announced-by-Perfecto

Mobile continuous testing tools announced by Perfecto


Wednesday, March 21, 2018 by

Perfecto has announced two new capabilities for mobile app developers to accelerate velocity as they take on greater responsibility for app quality. Perfecto’s Continuous Quality Lab for web, mobile, and IoT testing now supports both Google’s Espresso and Apple’s XCUITest test frameworks. Developing test automation directly within the code base supports testing every co...


The-software-fail-watch-report

The software fail watch report


Wednesday, January 31, 2018 by

Tricentis has announced the release of their fifth annual Software Fail Watch report, which is a detailed analysis of the software failures, defects, and vulnerabilities covered by news organizations from around the globe. Tricentis analyzed each failure to reveal industry-specific trends as well as impacts to stock prices, market share, and customer trust and loyalty. ...


Enterprises-need-a-software-security-program

Enterprises need a software security program


Tuesday, January 30, 2018 by

The answer to the “why” enterprises need a software security program question is pretty straightforward. There are no circumstances under which any but the smallest firms can expect a collection of independent activities - a pen test here, an hour of training there, some free tools that may or may not work as advertised - will consistently result in appropriately secure...


DevOps-security-gets-a-boost-from-CA-Technologies

DevOps security gets a boost from CA Technologies


Wednesday, November 22, 2017 by

CA Technologies announced new enhancements to CA’s DevOps portfolio that deliver on the promise of faster software development and delivery. New releases in the Continuous Delivery portfolio and CA Digital Experience Monitoring accelerate and automate development and release, improve testing, and provide unprecedented visibility into digital experiences.“As companies in...


Flexera-issues-warning-about-Cyberattacks

Flexera issues warning about Cyberattacks


Tuesday, October 24, 2017 by

As 143 million Equifax consumers continue to pick up the pieces from stolen Social Security numbers, birth dates, drivers’ licenses, addresses and credit card numbers, Flexera has another warning - expect a long tail of incidents and breaches in the months and years to come.Flexera surveyed over 400 software suppliers, Internet of Things (IoT) manufacturers and in-house...


Veracode-announced-two-new-key-integrations

Veracode announced two new key integrations


Friday, August 11, 2017 by

Veracode, a software security company acquired by CA Technologies, has announced the Veracode HPE Application Lifecycle Manager (ALM) Flaw Synchronizer Plug-in, which empowers development and QA/release engineers to fix security vulnerabilities early in the Software Development Lifecycle (SDLC). The company also announced an enhanced integration to the Veracode Applicat...


5-Agile-practices-to-keep-pace-with-digital-transformation

5 Agile practices to keep pace with digital transformation


Friday, August 11, 2017 by

Disruptive, continuous change is now the norm. Online companies like Uber, Airbnb and Netflix have transformed the transportation, hospitality and entertainment industries with disruptive technologies and services that couldn’t have been conceived just ten years ago.However, enterprise organizations have been slower to respond. While customer facing web and mobile appli...


CA-says-you-are-probably-missing-out-on-the-benefits-of-continuous-testing

CA says you are probably missing out on the benefits of continuous testing


Friday, July 21, 2017 by

Results from a CA Technologies global study reveal that while 75 percent of organizations highlight continuous testing as critical or important, only a minority of survey respondents have made exceptional progress acquiring the necessary knowledge and key enablers to drive digital transformation. The 20 percent of survey respondents identified as continuous testing ‘Lea...


Tricentis-targets-the-unexplored-risks-of-data-integrity-failures

Tricentis targets the unexplored risks of data integrity failures


Thursday, July 6, 2017 by

Tricentis has announced a major expansion of its automated software testing platform, Tricentis Tosca. Tricentis Tosca now incorporates a new approach for testing two critical components of enterprise infrastructure: Business Intelligence (BI) and Data Warehouses (DW). Because data can be compromised when it is created, integrated, moved, or transformed, Tricentis Tosca...


Veracode-sells-to-CA-Technologies-for-$614M

Veracode sells to CA Technologies for $614M


Wednesday, March 8, 2017 by

CA Technologies announced it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Veracode, a company that is securing web, mobile and third-party applications across the software development lifecycle, for approximately $614 million in cash. The transaction is expected to close in the first quarter of fiscal year 2018, and is subject to customary closing conditions, including ...


How-to-integrate-business-priorities-into-the-DevOps-process

How to integrate business priorities into the DevOps process


Wednesday, March 8, 2017 by

The business case for enterprise mobile applications is in crisis. Enterprises increased their spend on mobile application development to more than 10% of their overall budgets in 2016, yet fewer than 1% of mobile apps are successful, according to research firm, Gartner.To address this disturbing trend, enterprises are re-envisioning their mobile application development...


Test-automation-usage-on-the-rise

Test automation usage on the rise


Wednesday, February 8, 2017 by

A study conducted by Wipro Limited, a consulting and business process services company, has found an 85% jump in Test Automation across industries to keep pace with the evolving technology landscape. The study, titled ‘State of Quality 2016’ was conducted over a period of nine months by Wipro’s Testing Services practice using analytical tools, with the objective of iden...


Webinar:-Continuous-testing-in-a-DevOps-World,-January-5th

Webinar: Continuous testing in a DevOps World, January 5th


Tuesday, January 3, 2017 by

Many of you still aren't sure why DevOps, Agile, or Application Lifecyle matter, so I've got an outlet where you can find out why it's important for you as a developer, and how it can impact you in a very positive way.The software development process has significantly changed and in 2017 it's going to change even more, both in terms of the complexity demanded by end use...


Development-practices-that-break-applications-and-what-you-can-do

Development practices that break applications and what you can do


Wednesday, November 30, 2016 by

As most organizational leaders recognize at some level, the increasing dominance of web and mobile applications has completely turned the software world on its ear. The number of critical business functions that are processed via a browser or mobile device is escalating, and inaccurate results, aberrant behaviors, and security flaws can all be absurdly costly. Virt...


Why-software-is-no-longer-being-written-from-scratch

Why software is no longer being written from scratch


Tuesday, November 1, 2016 by

Application developers are increasingly reliant on open source component parts because pre-fabricated components speed up innovation and save developers the time (and money) of having to write code from scratch.But with 6.1% of component downloads containing a known security vulnerability it’s inevitable that defective parts will make their way into production – especia...


The-intersection-of-data-security-and-quality-assurance

The intersection of data security and quality assurance


Monday, October 31, 2016 by

In today’s threat-laden environment, where production data is one of the chief targets of hackers, organizations developing software must expend both time and resources securing their production data. One of the simplest ways to ensure security for software testing activities is through the use of targeted, advanced data-handling solutions that can synthesize and virtua...


The-Intersection-of-Big-Data-Analytics-and-Software-Development:-Why-You-Should-Be-There

The Intersection of Big Data Analytics and Software Development: Why You Should Be There


Tuesday, September 27, 2016 by

Despite the proven value of collecting raw software project data and analyzing it to create actionable, easily digested key performance indicators (KPIs), many firms still struggle to extract, analyze, and organize this data into reports—let alone dashboards or scorecards. If this sounds like your organization, don’t be surprised. In my experience, only a handful of fir...


The-Problem-With-Sort-Of-Doing-Agile-Mobile-Development

The Problem With Sort Of Doing Agile Mobile Development


Friday, August 19, 2016 by

Agile development combines process, technology, and mindset in a deliberate way. If you neglect any one of those three pillars in mobile development, you’re setting yourself up to fail. “Sort of” Agile just won’t work.   Here’s why: Mobile users and desktop users have very different expectations. On desktop, if your website has low-p...


Mobile-App-Greatness:-It-Matters

Mobile App Greatness: It Matters


Wednesday, July 27, 2016 by

Mobile user expectations are an interesting thing. We all hear that they are through the roof, and that users expect app behaviors and responses to occur in near-nanoseconds. What most of us don’t hear is that the features and functions that matter to users do not necessarily align with what developers are giving them - or what developers think they want.As a result, ev...


Using-the-Right-Agile-Tool-for-the-Job

Using the Right Agile Tool for the Job


Wednesday, June 29, 2016 by

"When all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail!" Huh? I don’t know; it’s something my father always said. I think he meant that if you don’t have the right tool for the job, you’ll use the tool you have. And if it’s the wrong tool, the job will suffer. Agile frameworks are tools of a sort. You might say that Scrum is like a wrench - requirin...


Using-Historical-Data-to-Improve-Quality-through-Analytics

Using Historical Data to Improve Quality through Analytics


Tuesday, June 28, 2016 by

As user expectations escalate and development and testing costs continue to increase, organizations are seeking additional mechanisms for gaining more insight, earlier, to improve product quality. One contributor to this effort is data analytics and visualization. I am not referring to the test data extraction and analysis that is already a vital component of the t...


Ixia-Releases-Agile-Application-Performance-and-Security-Resilience-Test-Tool

Ixia Releases Agile Application Performance and Security Resilience Test Tool


Tuesday, June 14, 2016 by

Ixia has released the new Ixia Developer platform, an agile application performance and security resilience tool that helps developers find bugs and vulnerabilities early in the development process.Ixia Developer offers a virtualized solution that generates realistic application traffic along with malicious attacks and automated threats, enabling developers to find bugs...


HPE-Releases-New-HPE-ALM-Octane-Application-Lifecycle-Management-Platform

HPE Releases New HPE ALM Octane Application Lifecycle Management Platform


Tuesday, June 7, 2016 by

Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) has released HPE ALM Octane, an application lifecycle management (ALM) software which provides access to a number of developer tools including Jenkins and GIT to offer continuous quality opportunities for companies leveraging Agile and DevOps.HPE ALM Octane utilizes Swagger-documented REST APIs and an open platform architecture built on ...


Making-Application-Testing-a-First-Class-Citizen-of-the-Agile-Age

Making Application Testing a First Class Citizen of the Agile Age


Saturday, May 7, 2016 by

BlazeMeter recently announced new functionality to its application testing platform by adding technology that provides the ability to create load and performance tests as brief fragments of code in any text editor. Developers can run any combination of open source tools including Gatling, The Grinder, Locust, Selenium and JMeter tests in parallel through a single unifie...


The-Challenge-of-User-Experience

The Challenge of User Experience


Thursday, April 28, 2016 by

In the past year or so, user experience (UX) has been completely dominating the conversation around app development, pushing aside more traditional discussions. That’s not surprising, given user expectations - and the nature of mobile devices in particular. Yet, every day, thousands if not millions of users can’t complete  tasks because they weren’t intuitive ...


SmartBear-Software-Adds-New-Agile-Test-Management-for-QAComplete

SmartBear Software Adds New Agile Test Management for QAComplete


Monday, April 25, 2016 by

SmartBear Software has added new Agile test management practices to its latest release of QAComplete, a software testing management tool for managing requirements, tests and defects. With this latest version of the platform SmartBear has revamped the user experience to better support Agile test management practices included a new UX. There is also revamped reporting fun...


A-Developer

A Developer's Perspective on Mobile Security in the Age of BYOD


Thursday, March 31, 2016 by

With the cost savings of BYOD continuing to lure organizations to adopt this approach, the number of companies allowing employee-owned devices is still on the rise, as well. In early 2015, Tech Pro Research announced that 74 percent of organizations either already allow or were planning to allow employees to bring their own devices to work. At the time of this writing, ...


Tinder-Outage-and-Key-Takeaways-for-Mobile-Marketers-and-Developers

Tinder Outage and Key Takeaways for Mobile Marketers and Developers


Friday, March 18, 2016 by

You probably heard that popular dating app Tinder had an outage recently that prevented some (but not all) of its lovelorn customers from logging in or seeing their existing matches and messages. What a shame. And not only because potential love connections are now lost, but from a marketing perspective, a high-profile outage can be a real heartbreaker for a wildly...


Breaking-Down-the-Essential-Elements-for-DevOps-Success

Breaking Down the Essential Elements for DevOps Success


Thursday, January 21, 2016 by

We recently visited with Michael Madden, CA Technologies General Manager - DevOps, to tap into his expertise and insight into how companies can realize the full potential of adopting a DevOps Mentality. ADM: What is the difference between DevOpsSec, Secure DevOps and Rugged DevOps?Madden: There are many definitions around each of these movements, but fundamentally ...