No code guide to app development
Friday, September 1, 2023 by Freeman Lightner
Remember when crafting an app felt like climbing Mt. Everest in flip-flops? Those days are behind us! No longer do you need years of coding lessons or deep pockets to hire a dev team. In this beginner's guide to building apps without writing code, we'll first explain what low-code and no-code platforms are. We'll introduce the platforms available to you, gui...
Integrated API developer suite from SmartBear
Tuesday, August 15, 2023 by Richard Harris
SmartBear released SwaggerHub Portal, SwaggerHub’s new feature to customize consumer-facing documentation that drives the adoption of APIs. The developer-centric tool allows API providers to create customizable landing pages, providing consumers with comprehensive resources for easy implementation. Portal is integrated with SwaggerHub, the popular API design and d...
Detect hard coded secrets with new capabilities from Cycode
Thursday, August 10, 2023 by Freeman Lightner
Cycode announced the expansion of its hard-coded secrets detection in cloud-based workplaces, as well as a collaboration with Azure DevOps pipelines to ensure end-to-end supply chain integrity and a new IDE plug-in for seamless integration with VS Code.
Building upon its existing code-to-cloud coverage, Cycode now extends its secrets scanning capabilities to encompas...
App Builder new controls in Blazor and more launch in Ultimate 23.1
Friday, July 21, 2023 by Richard Harris
Infragistics announced the launch of Infragistics Ultimate 23.1. This latest iteration of Infragistics Ultimate, the company's flagship UX and UI product, introduces significant enhancements in three key areas: App Builder, next-generation visualization experiences, and new controls in Blazor and Web Components. With Ultimate 23.1, developers can expedite project de...
App security training enhancements by Security Journey
Wednesday, July 19, 2023 by Freeman Lightner
Security Journey announced an acceleration of its secure coding training platform enhancements. Since combining HackEDU and Security Journey training offerings into one Platform, the company has added or refreshed almost 200 lessons and 25 languages, frameworks, and technologies; giving customers even more new training content to improve secure coding knowledge gain of ...
AI app testing automation from Applitools and Preflight
Monday, July 3, 2023 by Brittany Hainzinger
Applitools announced the acquisition of Preflight, a cutting-edge test automation platform specializing in low-code test automation. With this strategic acquisition, Applitools expands its platform and strengthens its position as the testing platform of the future, infusing AI into key parts of the testing lifecycle.
With Preflight’s low-code testing solution, ...
Thursday, June 29, 2023 by Brittany Hainzinger
SQL server modernization solution from SUSE and DH2i
Friday, June 23, 2023 by Freeman Lightner
DH2i is partnering with SUSE to offer the simplest route to Microsoft SQL Server container modernization. By combining DH2i's DxEnterprise Smart High Availability Clustering software with Rancher by SUSE, organizations can seamlessly migrate both physical and virtual SQL Server databases to availability groups in Kubernetes within minutes. This collaboration em...
Will AI solve developers productivity issues
Tuesday, June 20, 2023 by Richard Harris
To follow up on our previous survey about low-code and no-code tools, we decided to run another short survey about tools specifically for software developers, including, but not limited to, GitHub Copilot and ChatGPT. We’re interested in how "developer enablement" tools of all sorts are changing the workplace. Our survey showed that while these tool...
Pega Infinity AI capabilities announced at PegaWorld
Friday, June 16, 2023 by Freeman Lightner
Recently at PegaWorld iNspire, Pega announced the latest edition of its Pega Infinity software suite, which is enhanced with new AI and automation capabilities to help enterprises accelerate low code development, optimize processes, and enhance experiences for employees and customers.
These features will help organizations innovate faster, increase producti...
LawBase ChatGPT integration brings enhanced reporting capabilities
Tuesday, May 23, 2023 by Freeman Lightner
LawBase, the preeminent case and matter management software system for the legal industry announced it has added generative AI capabilities within the company’s flagship and award-winning platform.
LawBase is known for incredible flexibility without sacrificing functionality, and this integration with ChatGPT adds to this unique capability. Now, users can emplo...
Software developer shortage remains top challenge in 2023
Monday, May 22, 2023 by Richard Harris
Even amidst recent layoffs in the tech industry, recruiting developers with the right skills remains the top challenge for 2023, according to the new Reveal survey of 2,228 software developers and IT professionals released by Infragistics. More than a third of respondents (37.5%) indicated that they would continue to have trouble finding skilled developers in 2023 with ...
Software delivery trends to watch for according to OpsMX
Tuesday, May 16, 2023 by Gopinath Rebala
As businesses around the globe face ongoing economic uncertainty, most are focused on rapidly adapting to changing conditions and customer requirements. This means they must rapidly update the features and functionality of a variety of homegrown and customized software solutions used by employees and customers to power the business.
Trends to watch in software delive...
AI VS code extension from Metabob speeds up code review
Monday, May 15, 2023 by Freeman Lightner
Metabob announced a new artificial intelligence (AI)-powered virtual studio code (VSCode) extension for its debugging and refactoring tool that speeds software development code review by 60%. It provides users with useful context-sensitive code recommendations to fix errors right in the integrated development environment (IDE), and it is specifically trained to fix code...
AI e learning is becoming popular
Monday, May 15, 2023 by Richard Harris
After years of steadily picking up steam, online learning is experiencing undeniable explosive growth. The market is racing toward $1 trillion, with the corporate e-learning space expected to skyrocket 250% in the coming years. As e-learning continues to expand beyond the walls of academia, another game-changing phenomenon is going mainstream in a big way: artificial in...
Code editor and AI features coming to GameMaker engine
Thursday, May 11, 2023 by Richard Harris
GameMaker, the multimillion downloaded 2D game development engine, has revealed which new features and enhancements will be coming to the platform this year, in its annual update announcement.
GameMaker’s new features roadmap is shaped almost entirely by requests and feedback from its highly engaged community, with a new code editor, enhanced modding capabiliti...
AI changing how developers code and how companies hire developers
Monday, May 8, 2023 by Freeman Lightner
HackerRank released a new report on the state of AI-related coding skills and found that the nature of a developer's work is quickly evolving to keep up with advancements in Artificial Intelligence. As a result, how companies find, hire, and upskill developers must also change to match this emerging reality.
HackerRank surveyed more than 42,000 global developers ...
Low code pro code features released from Domo
Wednesday, May 3, 2023 by Richard Harris
Domo announced several new features to enhance the data experience for all people across an organization, regardless of their skill level, and reach people at all stages of their data journey.
"Our focus is to make data accessible and actionable through human-first data experiences. We want to enable everyone with the ability to leverage data, no matter their ro...
Oxeye discovers vulnerability in HashiCorp Vault Project
Tuesday, April 25, 2023 by Freeman Lightner
Oxeye announced the discovery of a new vulnerability in the HashiCorp Vault Project that has now been patched. HashiCorp Vault is a popular identity-based secret and encryption management system used to control access to API encryption keys, passwords, and certificates. The vulnerability was automatically discovered and reported by the Oxeye Platform during a deployment...
Will automation replace developers
Monday, April 24, 2023 by Richard Harris
Richard Whitehead discusses automation, the steps your organization can take to implement autonomous processes and the main barriers companies face, what role full and partial automation will play in the future, some critical skills IT managers need to have when working with automation, how you can improve availability and support with AIOps, and more below.
ADM: Do ...
Automated service to service access emerges from Otterize
Tuesday, April 18, 2023 by Brittany Hainzinger
Otterize, an open-source solution that's re-inventing how to connect services securely, to each other and to their infrastructures, today announced $11.5M in seed funding and publicly unveiled its new Otterize Cloud product, which is now in GA. The round was led by Index Ventures, followed by Dig Ventures, and Vine Ventures, with participation by Jibe Ventures, Crew...
Protein engineering using generative AI from Adaptyv Bio
Friday, April 14, 2023 by Freeman Lightner
AI tools like ChatGPT are revolutionizing how the world generates text, images, and code. In a similar way machine learning algorithms and generative AI are upending traditional processes in life sciences and collapsing time frames in drug discovery and materials development.
AlphaFold by DeepMind is probably the most well-known machine learning model in this space. ...
AI content generator from YAHAHA Studios steals the show at GDC
Friday, April 14, 2023 by Richard Harris
Game Developer Conference (GDC) 2023 saw YAHAHA taking over the convention from March 20th - 24th, drawing more than 2,700 participants to its in-booth speeches, over 5,000 people to its networking party, and supporting the creation of nearly 800 games during GDC. All games were created by attendees during YAHAHA's live events and supported by YAHAHA's code-free...
Smart contract environment Filecoin Virtual Machine launches
Friday, March 17, 2023 by Richard Harris
Filecoin Virtual Machine (FVM), an execution environment for smart contracts on the Filecoin network, is now live on the Filecoin mainnet. The FVM launch adds smart contracts and user programmability to the Filecoin blockchain, unlocking the enormous potential of an open data economy.
With FVM, developers can write and deploy custom code to run on the Filecoin blockc...
API exploration tool SwaggerHub Explore launches from SmartBear
Thursday, March 16, 2023 by Brittany Hainzinger
SmartBear is giving developers instant access to RESTful and Apache Kafka endpoints with the new SwaggerHub Explore. The free API exploration tool has an easy-to-use interface and accelerates the development lifecycle, allowing developers to easily visualize API data in a single place and quickly evaluate functionality before investing valuable time in API integration. ...
In game audio ads platform Odeeo sees growth in active users
Wednesday, March 15, 2023 by Freeman Lightner
Odeeo, the global audio ads in games platform has recorded 300% year-on-year revenue and daily active user (DAU) growth in 2022, and served over a billion ads, with 10B ad opportunities created.
Odeeo connects advertisers to the world's 2.9B mobile gamers. Its record growth is driven by its technical innovation and its timely exploitation of the burgeoning audio ...
The future of ChatGPT
Wednesday, March 15, 2023 by Brittany Hainzinger
ChatGPT has made waves recently garnering over 100 million users but where is the technology headed over the next year? Award-winning global tech leader Kamales Lardi shares insights on the future of AI and ChatGPT.
"It's expected that advances in machine learning and natural language processing will keep enhancing the capabilities of language models like Ch...
6 ways to overcome DevOps complexity and prepare for 2023
Thursday, March 9, 2023 by Prashanth Nanjundappa
As we venture into 2023, the DevOps community finds itself in a whole new world of complexity. So many modern application deployments have moved from on-premise to the cloud and to the edge with devices like set-up boxes, train signaling equipment, cameras, POS, and self-driven vehicles with data being available at blazing 5G speeds.
Remote employees use business app...
AppSec 2023 predictions from Oxeye Security
Wednesday, February 8, 2023 by Freeman Lightner
Oxeye, the provider of award-winning cloud-native application security, announced five predictions expected to shape enterprise security spending in 2023. The predictions follow industry-wide research which shows the industry is shifting away from legacy software infrastructure and standardizing on cloud-native applications resulting in the need for new and more ef...
Will AI make us more secure
Friday, February 3, 2023 by Monica Oravcova
ChatGPT, the dialogue-based AI chatbot capable of understanding natural human language, has become another icon in the disruptor ecosystem. Gaining over 1 million registered users in just 5 days, it has become the fastest-growing tech platform ever. ChatGPT generates impressively detailed human-like written text and thoughtful prose, following a text input prompt. ...
Developments likely to be big in 2023
Wednesday, February 1, 2023 by Richard Harris
Looking ahead to 2023 doesn't necessarily require gazing into crystal balls, throwing bones, or even consulting Tarot cards. Instead, we can expect an acceleration of several major developments already in motion, and that makes for far more reliable prognostications.
The developments likely to be big in 2023
Among the moves and shakes in security, technology, ...
Major cloud provider to start pricing war in 2023
Thursday, January 26, 2023 by Richard Harris
The current cloud pricing model is very restrictive and follows a Hotel California style of easy in, hard out due to egress prices. This creates a moat-like structure where everything a business does must occur within one cloud for cost reasons. Due to this, it is likely that a major cloud player will make a shift and drop egress pricing in 2023, setting off a major pri...
Data driven enterprises and operations will move forward in 2023
Thursday, January 26, 2023 by Freeman Lightner
This is a telling data point: in a recent survey, organizations that were more concerned about the effects of a possible recession were more likely to be planning bigger IT spending than those who were less concerned.
What opportunities are emerging that will move data-driven enterprises and operations forward in the year 2023?
Just 30% of companies with 'no p...
No Code Low Code will shine in 2023
Tuesday, January 24, 2023 by Freeman Lightner
Organizations of all sizes will be looking to cut budgets in 2023 as the world faces an economic downturn.
No Code / Low Code’s Time to Shine
In response to this, we will actually see increased investments in no code / low code technology as leaders look for ways to increase productivity while maintaining leaner budgets. Driven by the need for no code l...
Low code will grow up in 2023
Monday, January 23, 2023 by Richard Harris
Cost consciousness is always important, but at times of greater uncertainty (global recessions, pandemics, etc.) it becomes a high (if not the highest) priority. That will almost assuredly change companies’ approaches to business applications, sometimes in paradoxical ways.
The challenge at hand
On the one hand, Software-as-a-service (SaaS) has offered simpl...