CircleCI announced the findings of 2020 State of Software Delivery
Wednesday, November 11, 2020 by Brittany Hainzinger
CircleCI announced the findings of a new report, 2020 State of Software Delivery: Data-Backed Benchmarks for Engineering Teams.
“As the world’s largest standalone CI provider, we have a unique opportunity to investigate what software delivery looks like quantitatively: across tens of thousands of teams, commit by commit. So, we looked to data from 11 mill...
MemSQL is now SingleStore
Monday, November 2, 2020 by Brittany Hainzinger
MemSQL announced a name change. The company is now known as SingleStore, which better describes the organization’s expansive value proposition.
“It is a momentous day,” said SingleStore CEO Raj Verma. “We have built a technology that can provide our customers with unprecedented speed, scale and concurrency. This is possible using SQL in a hybr...
5 mistakes businesses make in application development
Friday, October 23, 2020 by Mayur S Shah
5 Mistakes Businesses Make While Prioritizing Speed Over Security in Application Development
Earlier this year, the Democratic party in Iowa announced its plans to use a smartphone app to calculate and transmit their caucus results. One would think that by using technology to improve the speed of governance, what could possibly go wrong? A lot, apparently. The a...
Brands and anti-racism movements
Monday, September 14, 2020 by Jenna Jackson
The death of George Floyd, a black Houstonian, has triggered waves of protests across the nation. A situation that has catapulted anti-racial demonstrations to the forefront of public issues. Hopefully, it can cause the critical change that we know is long overdue.
While 2020 will go down in history as the year of the global pandemic, the scale and sheer force of these...
Testing with feature flags: 5 steps to get started
Monday, September 14, 2020 by Talia Nassi
With the growing popularity of feature flags in the software development industry, many organizations are wondering how to start using them. As the saying goes, “imitation is the sincerest form of flattery,” so the best way to learn how to use feature flags is to look at how other organizations have successfully evolved their continuous delivery system to in...
Your tech job just laid you off. Now what
Wednesday, June 10, 2020 by Matt Martin
Between March 11th and May 31st more than 600 startups have let nearly 60,000 employees go, according to Layoffs.fyi. If you’re among those, my sincere condolences. This guide should help you avoid some common pitfalls and help you get back on your feet as quickly as possible.
If you’re still employed, now is a good time to get a game-plan together for wh...
Impact of Visual AI on test automation
Tuesday, April 7, 2020 by Freeman Lightner
Applitools, the provider of Visual AI-powered test automation, has announced an industry report that reveals the impact of Visual AI on the performance of the most popular open-source test frameworks - Cypress, Selenium, and WebdriverIO. Data was sourced from 288 quality engineers across 101 countries, spending an average of 11 hours during November 2019. This amounts t...
Digital change tips from SolarWinds
Wednesday, October 30, 2019 by Richard Harris
Successful change management can identify services, users, applications and devices impacted by technology changes. Digital changes typically impact more than one department, so change management shouldn't be left responsible to solely one team, and when businesses are adopting digital solutions, it is important to keep the change management...
The accuracy of AI necessary to solve problems
Tuesday, October 22, 2019 by Richard Harris
We recently had a conversation with Aaron Edell, Director of Applied AI at Veritone who says data scientists are going about building AI/ML solutions wrong when they try to achieve 100% accuracy. They can spend hours building, testing, and rebuilding until the solution is 100 percent accurate until deploying. When data scientists spend this extra time perfecti...
Why value stream is important
Thursday, June 20, 2019 by Richard Harris
In today’s fast-paced mobile and software development landscape, enterprises are under more pressure than ever to drive value fast to remain competitive. And the primary means to drive that value is increasingly being done through the development of quality software.
Leading IT organizations are no longer concentrating simply on how fast they can deliver softwa...
AI driven codeless testing solution drops from Perfecto
Thursday, March 14, 2019 by Richard Harris
Perfecto announced it will release Perfecto Codeless, an AI-driven codeless testing solution that allows teams to automate the process of writing test scripts regardless of skill level. Equipped with machine learning (ML) capabilities, changes to the test script are made agnostically, allowing scripts to continuously run and fix themselves without disrupting operations....
Finding bugs in code through better QA
Monday, January 7, 2019 by Derek Choy
Let’s face it, smartphone apps have raised the bar for all of us. Ever since Apple released the first iPhone a little over a decade ago, there’s been a huge emphasis on creating software that is clean, elegant and easy to use. Consumer apps and websites have created much higher expectations for all software, and these days even business applications are expe...
Tuesday, December 18, 2018 by Christian Hargrave
These new features will empower developers with new conveniences for users. Users can scan barcodes in real-time from a browser using their smartphone without requiring an a...
Common mobile app testing mistakes to avoid
Friday, December 7, 2018 by Rob Mason
Consumers downloaded more than 175 billion mobile apps in 2017. The cost of developing a mobile app can exceed $1 million, with the median cost falling in the range of $100,000 to $500,000. Multiply those numbers together and it’s apparent that a startling amount of resources are spent yearly on mobile app development.
The bad news? Most of those resources are ...
New Open Source DevOps platform from Infosys launches
Wednesday, November 28, 2018 by Richard Harris
Infosys has unveiled the Infosys DevOps Platform, an enterprise class integrated Open Source DevOps platform, that helps organizations accelerate their Agile and DevOps transformation journey.
Infosys DevOps Platform enables enterprises to:
Rapidly onboard applications on Agile and DevOps through a self-service model. With 2000+ prebuilt scripts and 150+ DevOps...
Diffusion data streaming platform gets an update
Friday, November 23, 2018 by Richard Harris
Push Technology released new functionality in their Diffusion Intelligent Data Platform to increase security authentication and authorization handling, facilitate easy transitioning from REST-based applications to streaming data applications, simplify development of multi-user and collaborative applications, and enhance data compression for large payload distribution ap...
More companies want fairness to open source license enforcement
Monday, November 12, 2018 by Richard Harris
Red Hat, Inc. has announced that Adobe, Alibaba, Amadeus, Ant Financial, Atlassian, Atos, AT&T, Bandwidth, Etsy, GitHub, Hitachi, NVIDIA, Oath, Renesas, Tencent, and Twitter have joined an ongoing industry effort to combat harsh tactics in open source license enforcement by adopting the GPL Cooperation Commitment. By making this commitment, these 16 corporate leader...
Code security gamification company nabs $3.5M in funding
Friday, September 14, 2018 by Christian Hargrave
Secure application development platform provider Secure Code Warrior announced that it has gained US $3.5 million in funding from two strategic venture capital firms. The financing was led by Washington DC-based Paladin Capital Group, with participation from Sydney-based AirTree Ventures. The initial funding round will allow the company to further expand its rapidly gro...
Five tips for taking mobile payments from inside your app
Friday, August 24, 2018 by Carol Oles
Back in 2008 when the Apple App Store began, there were a mere 800 apps available for download. Fast forward ten years and there are over two million apps on the Apple App Store and approximately 8 million in the Google Play store. Thousands of mobile apps are being published to Google Play and Apple App Store daily, but are the ones geared toward e-commerce or requirin...
Pair programming with two brains and one keyboard
Tuesday, August 21, 2018 by Richard Harris
Programming is usually not a team sport. I like my headphones, my lights a certain way, and my space! But pair programming is the software development technique in which two programmers work in tandem at one workstation - ugg, I know. While at first blush it would seem to be more time consuming, Roger Neel, CTO and Co-Founder, Mavenlink says it’s actually a much m...
A guide to ad retargeting responsibly
Tuesday, August 7, 2018 by Richard Harris
Browse any website with ads, then load up your favorite mobile game and you might see advertisements from the searches you did on the website you were just on, now inside your game! How is this possible? It's called ad retargeting, or behavioral retargeting, and it's gone wild everywhere digital.
How does ad retargeting work?
There are actually a few ...
The App Lifecycle: Tips for engaging and retaining users
Monday, July 30, 2018 by David Lundell
Today, there are over 6 billion apps across the app stores, with more and more popping up every day. Developers are constantly working to fight through the clutter to acquire new users via paid and organic channels. And in a world of ever-changing user attention, the challenge for developers once they do acquire a new user is figuring out how to keep the user engaged an...
Emojis inside app push alerts significantly influence engagement says Leanplum
Tuesday, July 17, 2018 by Richard Harris
Leanplum has announced a new Mobile Marketing Trends report, Unlocking Engagement & Growth With Emojis, that confirms the effectiveness of emoji usage in push notifications and emails. The data verifies that emojis are significantly more likely to influence mobile engagement and aid retention.“We used Leanplum to test the effectiveness of emojis in push notification...
Parallel ad bidding solution launches by PubNative
Friday, July 13, 2018 by Richard Harris
PubNative announced the launch of HyBid, a solution that gives app developers more control over ad decisioning to allow multiple buyers to compete simultaneously in a unified auction, helping maximize revenue. By leveraging server-side exchange bidding and in-app pre-bidding technologies, publishers can now segment valuable impressions to the most competitive buyers and...
Detect eavesdropping in your mobile app with TrustKit
Wednesday, July 11, 2018 by Christian Hargrave
Data Theorem, Inc. announced the availability of TrustKit Analytics, a new service for the TrustKit community that delivers advanced security insights. In addition, the company announced that since TrustKit’s release in 2015, it has identified more than 100 million eavesdropping attempts on iOS and Android applications, where apps in active mode have blocked 100 p...
Mobile retargeting best practices and worst mistakes
Monday, June 11, 2018 by Richard Harris
Retargeting has been a key component of growth strategies for most leading apps, but creating a successful retargeting strategy and measuring its success can be a slippery slope, especially without a clear market standard.
Adikteev recently released a whitepaper with insights and best practices for having an efficient app retargeting strategy so we cau...
FTP vulnerabilities and what you can do
Thursday, May 24, 2018 by Richard Harris
File Transfer Protocol or (FTP) for short is old, and when I say old - I mean 1971 old when it was initially published as RFC 114. It defines a way clients can transfer files to a server. Typically gated with a password and either sent clear text, or over SSL/TLS/SFTP, it’s a rock solid way to get files sent to their destination and is widely supported. But in today’s w...
Thursday, February 15, 2018 by Richard Harris
A guide for protecting your app with a patent, trademark, or copyright
Tuesday, December 12, 2017 by Bryan Wheelock
Perhaps the only thing harder than taking your idea for a great app from concept to successful reality is watching someone else take your idea for a great app to successful reality. Fortunately, intellectual property law - particularly patent, trademark, and copyright law - provides robust protection for apps, or at least for developers who plan ahead.Utility Patent Pro...
Rethinking DevOps as DevSecOps
Thursday, October 12, 2017 by Akshay Aggarwal
If you’re not already thinking right now that your DevOps teams should be run like a DevSecOps team, you may already be in a world of hurt. Time to wake up! As the adoption of APIs continues to grow, so do the risks to organizations that don’t actively test the security of their solutions. Modern Agile development frameworks have changed the way engineering teams produc...
How app developers can avoid costly IP mistakes
Tuesday, August 29, 2017 by Chinh Pham
In the early stages of product development, app developers often pour time and resources into building a viable business, development, and marketing. And while most app developers certainly take intellectual property (IP) protection into consideration, the unfortunate reality is that many underestimate just how integral a strong IP strategy is to commercial success and ...
Creating custom apps doesn't mean you have to reinvent the wheel
Wednesday, January 11, 2017 by David Magnan
New advances in technology come thick and fast, but most companies are unable to keep pace. It can be a struggle just to ensure that existing systems are kept up to date. Few companies are agile enough to leverage the latest tech and drive innovation. The idea that a new, all-encompassing, bespoke application must be developed or cobbled together is pervasive. The truth...
Advice for Engineers on Effective Career Development
Thursday, September 15, 2016 by Richard Harris
We recently had a visit with Erick Tai, Co-Founder and Head of Engineering for Reflektive (a performance management platform for the workplace) to talk about career development for engineers and some of the mistakes made along the path. Erick is not only Head of Engineering at Reflektive, but also an expert in management and mentorship.ADM: What are the danger...
Mobile App Greatness: It Matters
Wednesday, July 27, 2016 by Joe Schulz
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...
Why All APIs Need API Management
Thursday, June 30, 2016 by Greg Brail
The recent outage at Slack – the fast-growing collaboration tool – reminded us all of a few things. For one , it reminded us just how popular Slack has become and how important Slack is to our daily work. The outage seemed to shut down workplace production entirely based on the hysterics posted by some Slack-enthusiasts on social media.But Slack’s problems also reminded...