CA's AIOps platform launches
Wednesday, October 17, 2018 by Richard Harris
CA Technologies marked a major milestone in the company’s autonomous strategy with the availability of CA Digital Experience Insights now combined with the power of CA Operational Intelligence and CA Automic Service Orchestration. The AIOps-driven platform is designed to enable IT teams to automate and eliminate key tasks and make self-healing applications a reali...
Simplifying digital transformation with VANTIQ Modelo 3.0
Friday, October 12, 2018 by Richard Harris
VANTIQ announced new capabilities in its VANTIQ Modelo application development platform that help companies gain maximum value from their event-driven, real-time business application initiatives that span from cloud to edge. VANTIQ Modelo 3.0 users can quickly build and deploy cloud-to-edge business applications that deliver improved business agility.
Mobile testing platform Perfecto Mobile is acquired by Perforce
Wednesday, October 10, 2018 by Christian Hargrave
Perforce Software backed by Clearlake Capital Group, L.P., announced it has reached a definitive agreement to acquire Perfecto Mobile. The acquisition augments Perforce's software portfolio with additional capabilities for enterprise DevOps teams to achieve continuous testing at scale across web, mobile and IoT applications. The acquisition is expected to close this...
Legacy system gridlock overcome in OutSystems 11
Friday, September 28, 2018 by Richard Harris
OutSystems announced the release of OutSystems 11, a low-code solution to address one of the biggest issues facing IT teams - legacy system gridlock. Building on its low-code platform for web and mobile apps, OutSystems 11 delivers new advanced capabilities to help organizations modernize legacy systems and replace large application portfolios.
AWS and Salesforce announce new integrations
Tuesday, September 25, 2018 by Richard Harris
AWS and Salesforce just announced at Dreamforce 2018 new integrations that they hope will dramatically simplify how data and events are shared across AWS and Salesforce services.
As part of the next phase of their global strategic alliance, the two companies will work together to deliver integrations and frameworks for connecting the Salesforce Platform with AW...
UI version control system has been developed by Applitools
Monday, September 17, 2018 by Christian Hargrave
Applitools announced a new UI Version Control system, empowering developers, test automation engineers, and product managers to view the entire history of their web and mobile application user interfaces (UI) to understand what’s changed, when, and by whom. This lets R&D and product teams more intelligently guide app development by providing a visual record of...
IT operations platform OpsRamp announces Fall 2018 release
Friday, September 14, 2018 by Christian Hargrave
OpsRamp has announced its Fall 2018 release with a new Topology Explorer, enhanced Service Maps, and comprehensive cloud database monitoring. The release expands on the use cases that modern digital operations teams use to discover, manage, and optimize their hybrid IT infrastructure.
OpsRamp’s latest release helps enterprise IT teams deliver IT operations-as-a...
PagerDuty Summit 2018 brings big changes
Thursday, September 13, 2018 by Christian Hargrave
At PagerDuty's signature event, PagerDuty Summit 2018, the company has brought together an impressive list of enterprise development specialists to San Francisco, CA. And in addition to all of the speaker presentation and demos, the company has also unveiled many new company announcements targeted right at making enterprise more business aware and capable of ma...
Golden rules for an agile reporting structure
Thursday, September 13, 2018 by Dave West
For the majority of organizations adopting Scrum, they are moving from a traditional team-based model to a Scrum-based approach. Traditional team models vary for every organization, but normally have the following elements:
A project manager responsible for ensuring the project delivers
A line manager who individuals in the team report to. That person d...
VMworld 2018 developer highlights
Wednesday, August 29, 2018 by Christian Hargrave
VMworld 2018 has launched from the dock, debuting a ton of new cloud technology that ranges from multi-cloud operations to relational database services. To celebrate the company’s 20th year anniversary, Pat Gelsinger, VMware CEO, and Ray O’Farrell, VMware CTO acquaint the audience with what superpowers it takes to make it in the world of technology.
Agile failure is common but this can help
Monday, August 27, 2018 by Rachel Burger
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...
Open Source ABL code release with Spark Toolkit
Tuesday, August 21, 2018 by Christian Hargrave
Progress has announced the release of Progress Spark Toolkit, a set of open source Advanced Business Language (ABL) code and recommended best-practices to enable organizations to evolve existing applications and extend their capabilities to meet market demands.
“It has also enabled us to contribute to, and impact, the efforts of other Progress customers and par...
Using GraphQL for building internal apps quickly
Wednesday, August 8, 2018 by Tanmai Gopal
The transition from IT’s role in organizations, from a mere horizontal function to one of a strategic advantage, is playing out the world over. However, most change management techniques behind these efforts tend to disproportionately focus on end-user facing software - often at the cost of intra-organization or internal applications (apps).
Internal apps prope...
Low-code platform by LANSA announces big updates
Wednesday, August 1, 2018 by Richard Harris
LANSA has announced a major new release of its software development platform, Visual LANSA. The update plans to improve developers' ability to build scalable mobile, web and desktop applications significantly faster than before, in order to accelerate customers’ digital transformation projects.
Visual LANSA key improvements include:
How feature flags saved my marriage
Thursday, July 19, 2018 by Ronit Belson
A year ago, I decided to finally make the switch from an average car to a smart car. My “excuse” for spending more than $80K on a car was Tesla’s main feature, autonomous drive. This would make my 80 mile daily round-trip commute bearable. Eventually, I decided to bite the “price tag bullet” and invest in the autonomous driving car so I cou...
Flagging your new app features with more visibility
Tuesday, July 17, 2018 by Christian Hargrave
In an effort to stop "feature creeping" from new features inside mobile apps and software, Rollout.io has released the preview of Rollout Visibility - a major addition to Rollout.io platform which aims to give organizations real time access to the status of feature deployment to allow smarter business and technical decisions ...
MongoDB World 2018 and everything you need to know
Monday, July 2, 2018 by Richard Harris
At MongoDB World 2018, MongoDB made several major product announcements that the company says is "expanding on their presence in the database market." Nearly every company is focused on using software for a competitive advantage. The company says that with their latest enhancements database platform, "it enables a competitive advantage for thousands of cu...
The role of the mainframe in digital transformation
Friday, June 22, 2018 by Subodh Singh
Today’s economy centers around the idea of technologies being connected, the enabler of what many are calling digital transformation. With larger enterprises still relying on mainframes to serve as the foundation of their technology stack, many question how to power leading-edge processes that enable real-time customer experiences and great efficiencies, using wha...
Automating API testing just got easier
Friday, June 8, 2018 by Richard Harris
SmartBear released a new update to SoapUI Pro, an automated API testing tool. SoapUI Pro 2.4 provides a new native Jenkins plugin for easy integration with the popular CI/CD tool and has enhanced the API Discovery capability to convert API traffic to automated API tests.
As organizations move to shift their testing into earlier development phases and adopt Agile prac...
Key takeaways from CA Technologies Built to Change Summit 2018
Friday, June 8, 2018 by Christian Hargrave
The CA Technologies’ 2nd annual Built to Change Summit(BTC) lead to the release of a whole bunch of exciting new technology and research projects pertaining to DevOps, GDPR regulations, Agile project management, and more. The overall theme of the event being to make their development platforms “frictionless” for their users, allowing them to create and...
Big news for the low code market as OutSystems scores $360M
Tuesday, June 5, 2018 by Richard Harris
OutSystems low-code platform just landed $360 million in an investment round from KKR and Goldman Sachs to be used to accelerate business expansion and for R&D in new advancements in software automation.Companies such as Toyota, Logitech, Deloitte, Ricoh, Schneider Electric, and GM Financial use the OutSystems low-code platform to rapidly develop custom applications...
Future-proof low-code development is here
Wednesday, May 23, 2018 by Christian Hargrave
AgilePoint NX is a low-code development platform that is helping both developers and “citizen programmers” to implement and deploy cross-functional/cross-organizational business apps into digital processes across multiple environments and cloud platforms.AgilePoint NX allows organizations to extend functionality via industry standard technologies, such as HTML5/JavaScri...
Predicting future IT outages using AI
Monday, May 21, 2018 by Richard Harris
FixStream, an artificial intelligence company for IT, has introduced an advanced version of its product, an AIOps platform to predict business application issues across an enterprise’s entire hybrid IT stack. With new Machine Learning (ML) algorithms, advanced multi-layer correlation from business transactions to application services and infrastructure, FixStream can ra...
Enterprise full-spectrum CPQ developed by Apttus
Monday, May 21, 2018 by Christian Hargrave
Apttus announced the general availability of a Full-Spectrum Configure-Price-Quote solution, a CPQ that can combine subscription and services with product proposals. Apttus provides an Intelligent Middle Office platform that allows enterprises to automate, optimize, and apply artificial intelligence to their most important business processes - generating revenue and man...
Automate your ITOps intelligently to beat out competitors CA says
Friday, May 11, 2018 by Richard Harris
Automation and IT are joined at the hip. From backing up servers to parsing log files and alerting, automation is a staple in the daily routine of IT operations and DevOps.But IT infrastructures have changed considerably since the early days of IT operation centers, so automated processes need to grow and adapt too, and become more intelligent, to maintain a high level ...
Supporting citizen developers to speed digital transformation
Thursday, May 10, 2018 by Bill Kennedy
More than just a buzz word, companies across the globe are embracing digital transformation to create more efficient organizations not tied to traditional software applications and to forgo the messy paper trail. Digital transformation is dependent on many factors, but in particular, cloud-based technology is largely responsible for fueling the change. Simply put, overt...
What if we never had to look at code to make an app
Monday, May 7, 2018 by Richard Harris
I find it humorous and a little dissatisfying that programming is sometimes defined as; “the action or process of writing computer programs ”, as if we are just sitting down to write a short story!So here is my definition of programming. Programming is a complex set of engineered problem-solving ideas from the widespread neural network of the brain, that gets translated...
Strategic technology alliance announced between Appian and Genesys
Wednesday, May 2, 2018 by Richard Harris
Appian has announced a strategic technology alliance with Genesys. The partnership will benefit organizations seeking customer engagement solutions that integrate the case management, intelligent automation, and low-code application development capabilities of Appian with the Genesys Customer Experience Platform. “Over the last several years, Serco has used Appian...
Rapid production debugging solution launches by Rookout
Monday, April 30, 2018 by Richard Harris
Rookout has announced their launch and $4.2 million in funding by TLV Partners and Emerge. Using Rookout, a company can tackle bugs and understand issues by collecting and pipelining data on-demand, without any need for coding, re-deploying or restarting their applications.Tackling a bug or an issue often means writing extra code, testing it, getting it approved, pushin...
Appian announces new platform updates at Appian World 2018
Wednesday, April 25, 2018 by Richard Harris
At the Appian World 2018 global user conference, Appian unveiled the latest version of their Digital Transformation Platform. Enhancements to the platform help their users implement automation across the organization and bolster performance and administration of Appian’s platform-as-a-service (PaaS) cloud architecture. In addition to being in the core Appian platform, t...
Applitools raises $31M to advance visual AI
Tuesday, April 24, 2018 by Christian Hargrave
Applitools has announced it has raised $31 million in Series C funding led by OpenView, the expansion stage venture firm, with participation from its existing investors Sierra Ventures, Magma Venture Partners, iAngels, and La Maison. Applitools will use this investment to fuel market expansion of its Artificial Intelligence (AI) Powered Visual Testing and Monitoring sol...
Code on the beach at the Build Stuff conference
Tuesday, April 17, 2018 by Richard Harris
Build Stuff, a seaside software development conference for people who actually build stuff is happening May 5-6 in Mallorca, Spain, is your perfect opportunity to code on the beach. Started in 2012, Build Stuff annual software development conference has been held in Lithuania, Ukraine, and Spain, welcoming 7000 participants to date. To supply the software development co...
The bright future of software development
Wednesday, March 28, 2018 by Richard Harris
The now famous 2011 essay from Marc Andreessen titled “Why Software Is Eating The World” has become a bit of a staple when having a conversation about business, and software, and how they work together to solve problems. In a nutshell, Marc points out that software is still in a growth period and infiltrating businesses all across the globe and that it will contin...
Magic Software v4.7 has been launched
Wednesday, March 21, 2018 by Christian Hargrave
Magic Software Enterprises has announced the launch of Magic xpi 4.7, a solution that enables organizations to quickly adapt to changing technologies and business conditions, while providing a multi-point low code solution that aims to lower IT development and operational costs associated with integration.Magic Software, which recently extended its partnership with Sale...
ASG Technologies expands to BPM by acquiring Mowbly
Thursday, March 15, 2018 by Richard Harris
ASG Technologies has announced the acquisition of Mowbly. The acquisition extends ASG’s enterprise information management capabilities with the introduction of Business Process Management (BPM) capabilities and enables businesses to construct applications and processes from the perspective of a low-code agile platform with a mobile-first approach.The consumerization of ...