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
Opsera has announced its Salesforce CD release automation
Monday, June 28, 2021 by Brittany Hainzinger
Opsera announces its native Salesforce CI/CD release automation functionality. This new feature gives Business Application teams the same powerful DevOps platform that software delivery teams use to significantly shorten software delivery cycles, enhance pipeline quality and security, lower operations costs and align software delivery to business outcomes.
Intelligent support platform from TheLoops receives funding
Wednesday, June 23, 2021 by Freeman Lightner
TheLoops, an intelligent support operations platform, announced it has closed $8.5 million in a seed funding round led by Dell Technologies Capital, with participation from Tidal Ventures and Westwave Capital. The company will use the funds to scale its research and development and go-to-market operations to accelerate the adoption of its Intelligent support operations ...
Game development and Live Ops are evolving
Tuesday, December 8, 2020 by Richard Harris
We recently caught up with Carbonated and AWS Game Tech to discuss how Carbonated’s custom-built, live ops platform Carbyne enables game developers to bring fresh content to players in real-time, without engineering support or an office-based workforce.
While Carbonated is a relatively small gaming studio, they have the tools to become a major player among the ...
Software Delivery Management Changing the Game for CI CD and DevOps
Thursday, November 12, 2020 by Freeman Lightner
Whenever a new and incredible software-driven innovation is released, it’s always slightly amazing to think that the teams behind it somehow managed to deliver that big innovation, despite how difficult it can actually be to do so. The bigger the development organization gets, the more teams you have working on different parts of a software application. Teams may ...
Software Delivery Management Is the Key to CI CD and DevOps Success
Friday, October 16, 2020 by Freeman Lightner
Continuous integration (CI), continuous delivery (CD) and DevOps have the power to drive digital transformation, changing the way we work and innovate with faster delivery speeds, greater feature responsiveness and increased team productivity. But how do you measure the success of CI/CD and DevOps?
You need the data on your software delivery processes — q...
Clubhouse user increase surpasses 100k
Wednesday, April 1, 2020 by Brittany Hainzinger
Clubhouse announced that its registered user base has increased from 30,000 to 100,000 since September 2019. Customers include the fastest-growing organizations like Dataiku, Glitch, LaunchDarkly and Scale AI.
Software project management tools are either too simple and do not scale as teams grow or they are overly complex to the point where the only choice is to adop...
Agiloft adds new AI Engine
Wednesday, February 26, 2020 by Brittany Hainzinger
Agiloft announced the addition of its new Agiloft AI Engine, complete with prebuilt AI Capabilities for contract management and an open AI integration that allows customers to incorporate custom-built AI tools into the no-code platform.
“Our new AI Engine provides out-of-the-box AI tools for contract management and also gives customers the ability to create com...
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...
Digital Automation Intelligence (DAI) platform updates from Eggplant
Thursday, January 30, 2020 by Christian Hargrave
Eggplant announced the latest version of its Digital Automation Intelligence (DAI) Platform. The new capabilities further democratize intelligent test automation, enabling organizations to improve the quality of the digital experiences they are delivering.
The fate of digital organizations is dependent on their ability to rapidly deliver products that delight users a...
Nureva adds 13 agile-themed templates to Span Workspace
Wednesday, December 4, 2019 by Richard Harris
Nureva Inc. announced that it has added 13 agile-themed templates to Span Workspace, Nureva’s expansive cloud-based digital canvas for visual planning and team collaboration. These customizable templates are designed to help teams accelerate common, recurring agile and Scrum activities while improving team engagement and collaboration. They cov...
Improving software quality through Anaxi
Monday, December 2, 2019 by Christian Hargrave
Anaxi announced the mobile availability of Sentry application monitoring and error reporting, giving product development teams the ability to manage their software projects through the entire lifecycle from inception to production – improving software quality with user data gathered by Sentry.
Anaxi’s app integrates the tools that developers are already u...
MuleSoft announces new tools
Monday, November 25, 2019 by Freeman Lightner
MuleSoft, the provider of the platform for building application networks, has announced new tools, pre-packaged connectors, and learning modules to empower anyone to compose connected customer experiences, without writing a single line of code. Now anyone can become an Integration Trailblazer and easily connect data sources – wherever that data resides; accel...
Cucumber for Jira from SmartBear launches
Friday, November 8, 2019 by Freeman Lightner
SmartBear has launched Cucumber for Jira. This latest release facilitates collaboration between all stakeholders by bringing native behavior-driven development (BDD) support to Jira. In June, SmartBear acquired Cucumber Ltd., the most widely adopted leader in the BDD community and creator of the open-source test automation framework, Cucumber.
Nearly one mi...
How to hire top technical talent
Monday, October 28, 2019 by Richard Harris
We recently spoke with Maria Chung, VP of People at HackerRank about hiring technical talent. HackerRank is a technology hiring platform that is the standard for assessing developer skills for over 1,500+ companies around the world. The current methods for technical interviewing fall flat when it comes to showcasing a candidate’s true skills. By enabling...
FTC cracks down on stalking apps
Thursday, October 24, 2019 by Freeman Lightner
The Federal Trade Commission has barred the developers of three “stalking” apps from selling apps that monitor consumers’ mobile devices unless they take certain steps to ensure the apps will only be used for legitimate purposes. The settlement resolves allegations that these apps compromised the privacy and security of the consumer devices on which th...
Workboard integrates with Jira Software
Thursday, October 17, 2019 by Freeman Lightner
WorkBoard announced even deeper integration with Jira Software to deliver its market-leading enterprise OKR solution as a native experience within Jira’s popular software development and issue tracking tool.
Objectives and Key Results (OKRs) in WorkBoard provide the purpose and value of the work technical teams do every day while Jira helps keep that work organ...
Atlassian to acquire AgileCraft for $166M
Monday, March 25, 2019 by Richard Harris
Atlassian Corporation Plc announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire AgileCraft. AgileCraft helps enterprise organizations build and manage a ‘master plan’ of their most strategic projects and workstreams. Business leaders use AgileCraft to map strategic projects to the distributed work required to deliver them, providing better vis...
Atlassian acquires OpsGenie plus launches new Jira Ops product
Tuesday, September 4, 2018 by Richard Harris
Today is an exciting day for Atlassian. At their annual European user conference, Summit Europe, they announced two major pieces of news: the acquisition of OpsGenie and the launch of their latest product, Jira Ops. These two announcements help to demonstrate their strategic focus on the IT market. As IT is being transformed by software, it presents a major opportunity ...
Reporting bugs just got a little easier
Tuesday, September 4, 2018 by Christian Hargrave
Filing bugs is a critical component of the QA process, but it can be time-consuming and cumbersome. Teams are often sidetracked into performing important yet tedious tasks including: screenshotting software issues, annotating them with details, downloading them into a separate Jira or Trello board and manually logging them for others to be able to reproduce the bug and ...
AI features coming in Talla Intelligent Knowledge Base version 2
Friday, August 24, 2018 by Christian Hargrave
Talla launched version 2.0 of the Talla Intelligent Knowledge Base. This new platform update harnesses techniques in natural language processing and AI-powered automation to achieve significant benefits for revenue generating teams within companies.
Rob May, Founder and CEO Talla said: “Businesses today are driven by information, but the way that information is...
New Tosca release enhances SAP testing and automation
Monday, March 12, 2018 by Richard Harris
Tricentis, has announced the 11.1 release of Tricentis Tosca. Tosca 11.1 release adds a number of new features around SAP testing, BI/data warehouse testing, mobile, test data management, and more.“Maintaining our position as the industry’s most innovative test automation platform requires supporting the most complex applications in our customer’s portfolios,” said Dr. ...
Atlassian unveils first Stride news since launch
Wednesday, February 28, 2018 by Christian Hargrave
Atlassian has announced that Stride now allows its users to customize the platform to their exact liking by using new API capabilities that specialize in custom apps and bot development. Stride is the first product built on the new Atlassian API platform and takes advantage of Atlassian's new app management console. Atlassian also made the announcement that they built o...
GitLab releases version 10 and pushes DevOps
Thursday, September 28, 2017 by Richard Harris
GitLab has announced the release of GitLab 10.0 providing modern developers additional capabilities to fully embrace the benefits of DevOps, specifically continuous integration and deployment, and Kubernetes based application development. Built for the enterprise, v10.0 delivers on input from their customers, as well as joint development from the growing community of ov...
Feedback by BugReplay announced for Google Chrome
Wednesday, August 23, 2017 by Richard Harris
Atlassian JIRA gets a new exploratory testing tool
Thursday, July 13, 2017 by Christian Hargrave
Tricentis has released an exploratory testing tool available as a native add-on for Atlassian JIRA. The Tricentis session-based exploratory testing tool simplifies the planning, documentation, and reporting of exploratory testing directly within the JIRA environment - with full traceability between exploratory test results and the associated JIRA issues. Explorator...
The case for developer platforms as seen by Oracle
Friday, July 7, 2017 by Richard Harris
Developers' lives are getting more challenging than ever. In the past, CIOs would give them the environment they had to work in, and operations was never part of their daily worries. But with the advent of cloud computing and broad adoption of DevOps methodologies, developers are now responsible for thinking about their environment, orchestrating containers, monitoring ...
With DevOps security must work differently
Tuesday, June 27, 2017 by Richard Harris
Because “software is eating the world,” as Mark Andreessen famously noted, application security gets harder every day; every line of code written opens organizations to new vulnerabilities and breaches. Furthermore, legacy solutions, such as static analysis, dynamic analysis and web application firewalls have failed to keep pace with Agile and DevOps practices. Teams ne...
SEP has acquired CardBoard
Tuesday, May 30, 2017 by Christian Hargrave
Carmel-based software product design and development company, Software Engineering Professionals (SEP), has acquired CardBoard, a collaborative design and story mapping tool. The product was previously owned by DevJam, a Minneapolis-based product development company that pragmatically uses agile/lean methods to their customers and clients advantage. The acquisition will...
The hottest skills needed in the freelance job market to get hired
Thursday, May 4, 2017 by Richard Harris
Upwork has released its newest quarterly index of the hottest skills in the U.S. freelance job market. The Upwork Skills Index ranks the site’s 20 fastest-growing skills and is part of a quarterly series that sheds light on new and emerging skills freelancers are providing. According to a recent report, nearly half (49%) of hiring managers use freelancers to access skil...
New release of Aqua security platform includes secrets management
Friday, February 3, 2017 by Christian Hargrave
Aqua Security, a platform provider for securing containerized applications, has announced the release of version 2.0 of its Container Security Platform (CSP). A major requirement for securing containerized applications is ensuring that containers can only communicate within their permitted network segment, limiting the “blast radius” in case of an attack. The challenge ...
Bugsee emerges from stealth to make finding bugs in mobile apps easier
Tuesday, January 24, 2017 by Richard Harris
New bug fixing tool allows app developers to spend more time improving functionality and user experience and less time logging, explaining and fixing buggy apps.Bugsee announced its corporate launch and the general availability of its bug reporting and crash analytics tool for mobile app developers. Bugsee is the only bug reporting solution that continuously captures vi...
Five indispensable tools for your agile projects
Sunday, December 18, 2016 by Richard Harris
Agile project management methodologies have become increasingly popular for software development—especially among development teams making video games. Perhaps developers are attracted by the cool name which brings to mind animators and game designers in ninja outfits nimbly scampering over once insurmountable project deadlines. Or maybe it resonates with programmers wh...
SourceClear launches integrations across Atlassian stack
Thursday, October 13, 2016 by Christian Hargrave
SourceClear is launching integrations across the Atlassian stack, including Bitbucket Pipelines, JIRA Server, JIRA Cloud, and Bamboo adding a critical layer of security to Continuous Delivery. In addition to Atlassian, SourceClear will bring secure continuous delivery to Travis CI, CircleCI, and CodeShip as well.These new integrations bring automated security checks int...
VictorOps announces a new JIRA service desk integration
Wednesday, October 12, 2016 by Richard Harris
VictorOps announces a new bidirectional integration that connects Atlassian JIRA Service Desk with VictorOps’s real-time incident management platform. This integration adds to an already comprehensive set of integrations between VictorOps and JIRA Software, HipChat, Confluence, and StatusPage.JIRA Service Desk is Atlassian's modern service management offering providing ...