Why blockchain is the future
Friday, January 15, 2021 by Richard Harris
The fears from the pandemic have naturally placed more focus on wearables helping us monitor our health, fitness, and keeping us better connected.
Companies such as Apple, Samsung, Fitbit, and others are flooding the market with health and fitness devices to help mankind to stay healthy and happier. I believe we will see even more companies entering this space and mo...
CI and CD Can Make the Difference for Your Business
Thursday, November 19, 2020 by Freeman Lightner
Corporate leaders expect development teams to produce innovative, high-quality, highly secure, agile applications that are instantly available on multiple platforms with a seamless user experience.
In this software-centric era, DevOps, continuous integration (CI) and continuous delivery (CD) — three milestones on the path to organizational improvement — h...
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 ...
Arable Raises $20M to digitize agriculture
Thursday, October 29, 2020 by Brittany Hainzinger
Arable has just successfully closed a $20M Series B to help digitize and optimize decisions from seed breeding to food production. The round is led by Prelude Ventures, and includes new participation by M2O, AVG’s Nassau Street Ventures, and Tridon, as well as investment from Arable’s existing investors including S2G Ventures, Middleland Capital, Ajax Strate...
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...
Kadena announced a multi-protocol decentralized exchange
Tuesday, September 29, 2020 by Brittany Hainzinger
Kadena announced a multi-protocol decentralized exchange (DEX) named Kadenaswap. Kadenaswap will utilize Kadena’s 20-chain sharded and scalable layer-1 public blockchain with 480,000 transactions per second capability. The company also announced community onboarding initiatives such as offering a free month of gas during October 2020, launching a developer en...
How gamifying security improves cooperation with developers
Monday, May 11, 2020 by Ante Gulam
Scaling security across development challenges the most seasoned professionals. Regardless of company size or industry, risks can no longer be comfortably managed across an organization as a centralized function. Security leaders need people in other departments to understand risks and help their teams remediate and reduce them for security to be successful. Last month,...
Iowa caucus app woes from a developer perspective
Friday, February 21, 2020 by Richard Harris
Whether the issues behind the Iowa Democratic Caucus app debacle were specific to UX, connectivity, traffic, or just good ol’ fashioned reluctance to embrace the technology, the ramifications of this mess will be felt for a long time – the hanging chad of the new decade. So are apps out? Absolutely not, but things are going to have to change.
Comparing IT operations and IT service teams
Friday, January 17, 2020 by Richard Harris
As CIOs look ahead to 2020, they need to address the growing convergence of IT services and IT operations by implementing strategies to break down silos between departments. Vidhya Srinivasan, VP of Solution Marketing and Digital Service Management & Operations at BMC Software, recently sat with us to discuss how organizations can run and reinvent their businesses w...
Tracing serverless Node.js functions
Monday, January 13, 2020 by Christian Hargrave
Instana announced the ability to trace serverless Node.js functions running on AWS Lambda. The new capabilities, which require zero code modification, deliver superior native serverless tracing automatically, providing performance metrics beyond, and independently from, X-Ray.
“As companies continue to push the envelope in creating smaller, more dynamic service...
The outside-In approach to IT
Friday, November 22, 2019 by Freeman Lightner
Information technology and services are undergoing an evolution. Too often, back-office IT organizations fixate on “IT-centric” outcomes, such as uptime and risk reduction, without tying the conversation back to the business. But now, more and more organizations are taking Gartner’s recommendations and changing the conversation to focus on business out...
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...
SIIA CODiE Awards 2020 nominations are now open
Thursday, November 7, 2019 by Richard Harris
SIIA announced the nomination period for the 35th annual SIIA CODiE Awards. Applications, products and services and other related technologies for use by publishers, information service providers and consumers across the business technology industry are invited to apply between November 4 and January 17.
New categories in 2020
Each year SIIA stakeholders, inc...
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...
Instana extends tracing capabilities for apps using GraphQL
Thursday, October 10, 2019 by Christian Hargrave
Instana announced the extension of monitoring and tracing capabilities for applications using GraphQL as part of their infrastructure, including deep inspection of GraphQL queries. This latest extension makes Instana the first APM provider to monitor GraphQL and the applications making use of the unique data query engine.
“Since application and microservice pla...
The rise of shadow IT
Monday, September 30, 2019 by Freeman Lightner
Mendix has announced key findings on the readiness of companies to successfully implement digital transformation initiatives. The survey shines a spotlight on the rise of "shadow IT", when business teams pursue tech solutions on their own, independently of IT in an effort to deal with the persistent shortage of soft...
Bitcoin secured enterprise blockchain lands
Wednesday, July 31, 2019 by Brittany Hainzinger
Komodo announced that Antara, an end-to-end “Smart Chain” development framework, has gone live. Antara allows developers to break away from the limitations of today’s single-chain blockchain platform architecture by enabling the creation of simple, scalable, modular, Smart Chains that are secured using the Bitcoin network through Komodo’s Delayed...
Developers place realtime DevOps visibility as high importance
Wednesday, April 10, 2019 by Richard Harris
A new study from SmartDraw Software highlights the importance DevOps teams place on the ability to provide real-time DevOps visibility across their DevOps ecosystem. For nearly all respondents (84 percent) real-time DevOps visibility is somewhat to an extremely important goal. In fact, 100 percent are currently working to find a way to provide real-time DevOps vis...
Software engineer happiness matters
Tuesday, February 19, 2019 by Bart Copeland
In the never-ending quest for greater developer productivity, security and compliance usually seem like monkey wrenches in the machinery. These aspects of development are essential, but they can slow down the flow of work and frustrate developers.
Security and compliance dog the whole software development process, from the too-often-forgotten build engineering team, ...
Using eye tracking for UX design and testing
Friday, January 18, 2019 by Richard Harris
For UX designers working in fast-paced, agile environments, it is often difficult to make quick, informed design decisions. Many user testing tools and methods help to reveal the "what" behind user actions but fail to reveal the "why", subjecting decisions to opinion and bias. This makes it difficult to keep stakeholders and members of the desig...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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 ...
New STO planning software emerges
Wednesday, June 6, 2018 by Stuart Parkerson
STOlogix has announced the launch of a new front-end software solution which streamlines the functionality of complex and disparate software applications required for STO planning. The new software solution, STOplanner, is being developed by KAP Project Services, a leading project controls and project services provider for the oil, gas and petrochemical industries.Accor...
Blockchain construction management products drop by Brickschain
Wednesday, June 6, 2018 by Christian Hargrave
Recognizing the need for better data coordination, handover and facilities management, Brickschain has released two new products: Brickschain Handover and Brickschain Chronicle. Using blockchain, Brickschain’s new products are set to revolutionize how the industry closes out and maintains facilities. “This is the first step in building a comprehensive registry of all bu...
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...
Introducing The Alliance for Drone Innovation
Wednesday, April 11, 2018 by Christian Hargrave
The Alliance for Drone Innovation (ADI), a new policy-oriented coalition of manufacturers, suppliers, and software developers of personal and professional drones, has commenced operations to represent the interests of individuals, businesses, governments, scientists, academics and others who fly unmanned aircraft in the United States. Jenny Rosenberg, former Department ...
Thursday, February 15, 2018 by Richard Harris
Mobile app testing automation software Panya Test Center v2
Monday, February 5, 2018 by Christian Hargrave
Panaya announced the availability of Panaya Test Center 2.0 (PTC), a test acceleration platform that helps organizations drive innovation by accelerating and standardizing enterprise application testing. PTC 2.0 introduces machine learning capabilities that automatically create real-life test cases based on actual usage, improving testing relevance and efficiency while ...
Device API access control gets easier with new MNO tool
Wednesday, January 31, 2018 by Christian Hargrave
GlobalPlatform has defined a specification that enables mobile network operators (MNOs) to access certain aspects of the mobile device operating system (OS), which are by default not accessible for security reasons. The specification has received input and support from MNO industry body GSMA and device manufacturers, who recognize that MNOs need this advanced access to ...
Enterprises need a software security program
Tuesday, January 30, 2018 by Sammy Migues
The answer to the “why” enterprises need a software security program question is pretty straightforward. There are no circumstances under which any but the smallest firms can expect a collection of independent activities - a pen test here, an hour of training there, some free tools that may or may not work as advertised - will consistently result in appropriately secure...
2pass app development
Monday, December 18, 2017 by Karthick Viswanathan
The concept of Bimodal IT is changing the face of enterprise operations, which need to be agile and secure, but also need to de-silo business and technology operations for the sake of creating better applications. As Gartner defines it, "Bimodal IT is the practice of managing two separate and coherent modes of IT delivery - one of them focuses on stability and the other...