Visual regression tool Sauce Visual streamlines UI testing
Thursday, November 30, 2023 by Richard Harris
Sauce Labs, a provider of continuous testing software and quality assurance solutions, announced Sauce Visual, adding native visual regression capabilities to its robust testing platform. Sauce Visual helps QA teams and software engineers catch more bugs with less code, simplify test creation and maintenance, and run visual and functional tests in parallel. In lab ...
Top programming languages of 2023
Friday, August 18, 2023 by Richard Harris
With generative AI, machine learning, and big data processing taking the world by storm, a number of associated languages and tools have gained in popularity this year. CircleCI has revealed the top programming languages for 2023.
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...
The expansion of open source software is coming this year
Tuesday, January 17, 2023 by Richard Harris
2022 was a year of mixed feedback, particularly for the software industry. Despite many macroeconomic warnings, cloud services continued to grow, and the open-source model was embraced.
Coming in 2023 for the Open Source World
2023 is looking positive for the expansion of open-source software. Here are a few trends that will impact our industry next year.
Efficient modernization will increase in 2023
Monday, January 16, 2023 by Brittany Hainzinger
Leif Astrand covers 2023 predictions from Vaadin and discusses why efficient modernization will increase, how to build UX without rewriting backend code, the shortage of developers, and much more.
Efficient modernization will increase in 2023
As cloud migration continues, application developers are increasingly being asked to modernize existing Java applicati...
Why SonarSource is growing so much
Thursday, December 22, 2022 by Freeman Lightner
SonarSource announced record growth in developer and enterprise customer adoption. With a 43% growth in its user base, SonarSource supports more than 400,000 organizations and seven million users. The Sonar solution leads the industry with total analyzed code, which now tops more than half a trillion lines of code for organizations across the world. By adding 5,000...
Speed up your Java development with kits from Vaadin
Monday, October 24, 2022 by Richard Harris
Vaadin announced the release of four Acceleration Kits designed to make it faster and easier to build and modernize Java applications for enterprise use. These new Acceleration Kits speed the integration of custom applications built with Vaadin Flow into enterprise authentication, observability, and Kubernetes environments. Vaadin Flow is a unique framework that le...
TripActions has selected ReleaseHub
Monday, October 3, 2022 by Richard Harris
ReleaseHub has announced that TripActions has selected ReleaseHub to provide its developers with ephemeral, full-stack staging environments that can be spun up and down on demand.
Switching to ReleaseHub’s on-demand staging environments will allow TripActions to stand up and tear down identical production-like environments instantly, eliminating common delays t...
Java developer skills you should learn
Wednesday, August 31, 2022 by Richard Harris
Mark Little, the technical direction, research, and development for Red Hat JBoss Middleware talks about skills Java developers need, how Java stands the test of time, and how to optimize Java development for Kubernetes. Little also covers if there are any gaps in what Java can deliver given the pace of business with containers and microservices, and some tools develope...
MachineWare RISC-V simulator for software developers
Wednesday, June 29, 2022 by Brittany Hainzinger
MachineWare is set to revolutionize semiconductor design with its high-speed functional RISC-V simulator, SIM-V.
SIM-V, the company’s flagship product, combines unprecedented simulation performance with exceptional customizability for applications ranging from the tiniest embedded devices to warehouse-scale supercomputers. SIM-V enables software developers to t...
App modernization in 2022
Monday, January 10, 2022 by Brittany Hainzinger
Ajay Patel is the General Manager for VMware’s Modern Applications & Management Business with the mission to be the leader in application modernization, cloud-native application development, and multi-cloud management through VMware Tanzu and vRealize portfolio.
Ajay has over 30 years of enterprise software expertise. Ajay previously served as the Treasurer...
Intelligence cloud lands from Azul
Monday, December 20, 2021 by Brittany Hainzinger
Azul announced Azul Intelligence Cloud, a new family of products that apply cloud resources to analyze and optimize Java fleets and provide actionable intelligence. Intelligence Cloud’s first offering, Cloud Native Compiler, brings elasticity to Java JIT compilation, enhancing the performance of Java applications in any computing environment, including microservic...
Free online education from Test Automation University
Wednesday, November 3, 2021 by Freeman Lightner
Test Automation University marks the 100,000 student milestone with a virtual celebration event with workshops, interactive sessions with instructors, giveaways, and more.
Free online education from TAU
Applitools, provider of the next-generation test automation platform powered by Visual AI and Ultrafast Test Cloud, announced that Test Automation University ...
Label recognizing software updates from Dynamsoft
Monday, October 18, 2021 by Richard Harris
Dynamsoft updated its software development kit used to scan and extract content digitally from physical labels, like price and inventory tags to passports, to add automatic dictionary-based spelling correction and new image processing modes. The SDK is ideal for application developers to expand data capture capabilities of printed labels and tags in industries like auto...
Tech hiring surges in 2021
Wednesday, August 25, 2021 by Brittany Hainzinger
Tech job postings increased 16% in the second quarter of 2021, with locations, occupations, skills, and employers across the country experiencing strong quarter-over-quarter growth, according to the Q2 2021 Tech Job Report from Dice, a DHI Group, Inc. brand (NYSE: DHX).
Nationwide tech hiring surges in the second quarter of 2021
ABBYY updates machine learning library
Tuesday, June 22, 2021 by Brittany Hainzinger
ABBYY announced a major update for NeoML, its cross-platform open-source machine learning library that allows developers to build, train and deploy machine learning models. The update adds support of the Python programming language, the most popular language for machine learning and AI. The framework also offers 5-10x speed improvements as well as 20+ new ML method...
Test automation framework from Tavant gets update
Thursday, June 17, 2021 by Brittany Hainzinger
Tavant announced a new version of its end-to-end test automation framework, FIRE 5.0 (Framework for Intelligent and Rapid Execution).
Tavant's FIRE 5.0 is a comprehensive tool and technology agnostic-test automation framework. This framework can orchestrate multiple automation tools and technologies, including (but not limited to) Selenium, Appium, Cypress, Protr...
4 Reasons Python is taking over the world
Friday, April 23, 2021 by Calvin Hendryx-Parker
Every engineer knows that the most important rule in the book is the one about using the right tool for the job. What’s “right” may be a touch subjective, however. What are you most comfortable with? What standards do you need to adhere to? Does your team have specific preferences? In software engineering, these questions and the multitude of programmi...
Automation Cookbook introduced by Applitools
Thursday, April 15, 2021 by Brittany Hainzinger
Applitools announced the launch of its “Automation Cookbook,” featuring free bite-sized videos aimed to upskill developers and test engineers of all experience levels. Anyone looking for quick answers to their test automation questions can use recipes to solve everyday challenges and also practice in the Test Kitchen for free. The initiative is led by Angie ...
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 ...
VSM predictive analytics move to the forefront in 2021
Wednesday, January 20, 2021 by Richard Harris
Progressive delivery is a unified lifecycle for improving products, encapsulating planning changes, writing and deploying code, testing safely, and releasing and measuring impact. Next year, the pieces will finally come together to make progressive feature delivery not just a reality, but commonplace throughout the enterprise market. In 2021, we will see several rising ...
Wednesday, January 13, 2021 by Brittany Hainzinger
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...
Linux in the enterprise as seen from IBM
Monday, October 26, 2020 by Richard Harris
It’s hard to imagine now, but 20 years ago, enterprise support and use of Linux was a controversial choice. Executives had trouble seeing the value of investing resources in an unproven, open-source operating system when mainstream options achieved the same results with less perceived risk.
With the benefit of hindsight, so many enterprise clouds ar...
Why you should pace yourself with application modernization
Wednesday, June 17, 2020 by Snjezana Cvoro-Begovic
In business and in life, it’s natural to set goals. Like many of us, you probably establish goals based on what you can accomplish in the short term, while gauging what it will take in terms of resources, assets and time.
But you may also embrace the idea of stretch goals, which help with motivation and permission to be ambitious, sometimes enabling us to...
Applitools ultrafast cross browser testing hackathon
Wednesday, May 27, 2020 by Brittany Hainzinger
Applitools announced the industry’s first modern cross browser and cross device testing hackathon. Focused on the use of Visual AI and Ultrafast Grid, this virtual event seeks to educate and upskill developers and test automation engineers all over the world to test at incredible speeds and deliver better quality software faster and for less money than they do tod...
Developer survey report from HackerEarth
Monday, May 4, 2020 by Brittany Hainzinger
HackerEarth released its first-ever developer survey report titled “Behind the Code: HackerEarth Developer Survey 2020.” The report gives employers and recruiters a look into the minds and motivations of today’s most hard-to-recruit and highly coveted talent and provides developers with insights on upskilling and career development.
The survey resul...
Applitools Announces AB Testing Support and Slack Integration
Thursday, April 30, 2020 by Brittany Hainzinger
Applitools announced enhancements to its flagship product, Applitools Eyes. Applitools Eyes now offers customers the ability to A/B test up to 20 variations of dynamic content and collaborate like never before via Slack or email.
“A/B testing is a business imperative at GoodRx - it helps our product team deliver the absolute best user experience to our valued c...
New features from WSO2 API Manager
Friday, April 10, 2020 by Brittany Hainzinger
APIs are the core building blocks of digital businesses—assembling data, events and services from within the organization, throughout ecosystems, and across devices. This is driving demands to maximize adoption and reuse across internal and external portals and API marketplaces; ensure API security; and support modern architectures, including containers, microserv...
Xpring io and everything you need to know
Wednesday, April 1, 2020 by Brittany Hainzinger
In December, Xpring announced the launch of xpring.io, a developer site that includes a wallet, tools, services, and documentation that help developers insert payments in their products.
The Xpring Wallet now supports Interledger Protocol (ILP) STREAM, which enables developers to participate in the streaming economy by integrating streaming payments ...
New app rendering tool lands from Applitools
Thursday, March 5, 2020 by Brittany Hainzinger
Applitools Announces General Availability of Ultrafast Grid - the Fastest, Most Reliable and Cost-Effective Cross Browser Testing Platform Available Today
More than 50 Global Fortune 500 Applitools customers are already executing tests up to 70x faster on Chrome, Safari, Edge and Internet Explorer
Applitools, the leading provider of Visual AI for intelligent funct...
Applitools Visual AI Rockstar Hackathon winners
Thursday, February 6, 2020 by Richard Harris
Applitools announced the 100 winners and 10 Grand Prize winners of the Global Visual AI Rockstar Hackathon. The hackathon’s objective was to see which of the participants could comprehensively catch and fix functional and visual bugs using both their preferred code-based approach and Visual AI.
Out of 3,000 participants and 300 finalists, the top 100 winn...
Breakthrough in voice biometric optimization comes with IDVoice 2.11
Monday, January 27, 2020 by Freeman Lightner
ID R&D announced the newest release of its voice biometric solution, IDVoiceTM version 2.11. This release delivers a breakthrough in voice biometric optimization with an AI-based SDK of under 1MB, enabling voice biometrics to be implemented on the edge - from chips to IoT devices - for a new era of security and personalization in the voice-enabled UX.
Neo4j the graph database
Tuesday, January 14, 2020 by Richard Harris
ADM: What is Neo4j?
Hunger: Neo4j is an open-source, native graph database that provides an ACID-compliant transactional backend for your applications. Initial development began in 2003, but it has been publicly available since 2007. Neo4j is referred to as a native graph database because it efficiently implements the property graph model down to the storage level. T...