Testing software updates with production traffic
Thursday, July 18, 2019 by Robert Ross
Test and development cycles have significantly changed under the DevOps model. To remain competitive, software developers must continually release new application features. They’re sometimes pushing out code updates as fast as they are writing them. This is a significant change from how software and dev teams traditionally operated. It used to be that teams could ...
Fintech and developers get challenged by Finastra appathon
Thursday, July 11, 2019 by Richard Harris
Finastra has issued a challenge to Fintechs and developers with its first-ever public appathon, inviting anyone with a good idea to build an application that solves a common pain point for North American community banks and credit unions, using its FusionFabric.cloud platform.
Participants will use Finastra’s US Banking APIs, accessible for free on the FusionFa...
Postman funding series B reaches $50M
Monday, June 24, 2019 by Richard Harris
Postman announced the completion of a Series B financing round totaling $50 million. The funding was led by CRV and included participation by Nexus Venture Partners. And CRV General Partner Devdutt Yellurkar has joined the Postman board of directors.
“Postman has created a powerful collaboration platform for the entire API development lifecycle. CRV is de...
MariaDB enterprise server helps you sleep at night
Thursday, June 20, 2019 by Richard Harris
MariaDB Corporation announced the release of MariaDB Enterprise Server 10.4, code-named “Restful Nights” for the peace of mind it brings enterprise customers. Databases are the backbone of critical business services used every day. A database failure can result in sleepless nights for everyone involved. The new MariaDB Enterprise Server includes added f...
Anomaly detection by Instaclustr processes 19 billion events per day
Wednesday, June 19, 2019 by Brittany Harris
Instaclustr announced it has successfully created an anomaly detection application capable of processing and vetting real-time events at a uniquely massive scale – 19 billion events per day – by leveraging open source Apache Cassandra and Apache Kafka and Kubernetes container orchestration. Get the source code on github.
Anomaly detection is the identific...
Embracing feature experimentation one step at a time
Thursday, June 6, 2019 by Sophie Harpur
For many organizations, when it comes to product development and evolution, experimentation can be a loaded word. It can carry connotations of both guesswork, ‘gut-feel,’ and ad-hoc exploration as well as formal, math-heavy, dense work depending on your experience. But in a world of continuous delivery, where incremental updates to products are constant and ...
Mobile app ad pricing and performance report shows what converts best
Monday, June 3, 2019 by Richard Harris
Smaato, in partnership with Liftoff, published a new study on in-app ad pricing and performance. Buyers can use the data and insights to optimize their in-app ad campaigns by pinpointing the specific ad formats that will allow them to maximize engagement rates and drive conversions. The report analyzes activity across three trillion ad requests on the Smaato platform in...
DJI's Manifold 2 can make drones autonomous robots
Monday, June 3, 2019 by Richard Harris
DJI announced Manifold 2, an ultra-compact onboard supercomputer for DJI drones that enables the next-generation of autonomous aerial robotics solutions. With the additional compute capability of Manifold 2, users can process complex image data onboard the drone and get results immediately and can program drones to fly autonomously while identifying objects and avoiding...
Twitter teams up with MoPub
Thursday, May 30, 2019 by Brittany Harris
Back in March, Twitter shared how MoPub’s impression-level revenue data will enable mobile app publishers to understand true ads lifetime value (LTV) of users, which allows UA teams to better optimize paid user acquisition. Now, we’re extremely excited to announce the offering of this mission-critical solution to our full-platform publishers. Publishers will...
3D and AR in e-commerce from Overstock.com launches
Tuesday, May 28, 2019 by Richard Harris
Overstock.com, Inc. recently launched an omnichannel 3D and augmented reality (AR) experience in e-commerce, expanding its 3D models from its award-winning mobile apps to mobile web, reaching 100 percent of the retailer’s mobile users. This AR functionality will also be available on Overstock’s desktop site as early as this week.
Building on Overstock&rsq...
Crowdsourced security and bug bounty adoption is spreading
Monday, May 20, 2019 by Richard Harris
There continues to be a fundamental imbalance in cybersecurity. Attackers are finding new ways to penetrate cyber defenses as targets proliferate to the cloud, mobile, and connected devices. Defenders need to take a proactive security approach.
The evolving threat landscape and the ever-widening security skills gap are giving rise to new approaches such as crowdsourc...
A world with no passwords and how FIDO2 can help make it happen
Monday, May 13, 2019 by Richard Harris
93.2 percent of the overall web browser market has embraced FIDO2: Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge, Apple Safari, Mozilla Firefox, and Opera.
The FIDO Alliance is driven by hundreds of global tech leaders across enterprise, payments, telecom, government, and healthcare that have come together in support of the organization’s mission to reduce the world’s re...
Mobile app testing market to be valued at $13.3B by 2026 report says
Monday, May 13, 2019 by Richard Harris
The mobile application testing solution market is anticipated to witness significant revenue growth during the forecast period, owing to rising demand across commercial and corporate sectors. Requirements for regression testing, the need to tackle issues caused due to device diversity, and increasing mobile applications such as m-commerce are the major drivers for the r...
AI enabled mobile capture SDK from ABBYY lands
Monday, May 6, 2019 by Richard Harris
ABBYY has introduced ABBYY Mobile Capture, a software development kit (SDK) to enable end-to-end point-and-capture mobile experience where the user data is instantly captured via the camera to be used within an app or extracted and sent to back-end processes for self-service scenarios. The AI-enabled SDK frees the mobile user from manual data entry, which improves custo...
Acronis gives developers early access to new cyber platform
Monday, April 29, 2019 by Brittany Harris
Acronis announced the opening of its core platforms, enabling broad, third-party developer access to the Acronis Cyber Platform to encourage expanded functionality and application integrations while expanding their opportunities in Acronis’ large ecosystem.
The Acronis Cyber Platform, which is the foundation of the company’s existing services, features a ...
Low code pros and cons
Wednesday, April 17, 2019 by Richard Harris
If you are a coder - someone who can actually write source code for software development, you are probably tired of the constant barrage of emails from head-hunters wanting to snipe you from your current position. You are in demand my friend, very high demand in fact, and there is no sign of it slowing down. Developers are needed in every sector of the IT industry, but ...
How and why to use feature flags
Friday, April 12, 2019 by Richard Harris
Some of the world’s most successful and best-known tech companies, including Netflix, Instagram and Facebook, use product experimentation and feature flagging to capture accurate data about customers and product ideas and gain intelligence on market trends.
Split CEO and co-founder Adil Aijaz says organizations that embrace feature flagging and experimentation ...
API security testing just got easier with 42Crunch's new scanner
Thursday, March 21, 2019 by Richard Harris
42Crunch officially released the 42Crunch API Platform, an API security cloud platform to discover vulnerabilities in APIs and protect them from attack. The 42Crunch Platform can protect SaaS, Web, or IoT APIs, as well as microservices.
This follows the launch of the free API Contract Security Audit tool at APISecurity.io earlier this month. The tool helps API d...
Wednesday, March 20, 2019 by Richard Harris
Progress has revealed its strategy and approach for enabling high productivity application development. As part of this strategy, Progress announced the latest release of the Progress Kinvey platform, delivering a combination of high productivity, full developer control over the app experience, and operational efficiency for modern workloads with dynamic scale.
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....
HeadSpin acquires performance testing company and launches new tools
Wednesday, March 13, 2019 by Richard Harris
In an email to ADM, HeadSpin said they have acquired application performance testing company NimbleDroid. Effective immediately, HeadSpin will integrate the NimbleDroid functional performance testing tools into its core platform and all employees will join HeadSpin including NimbleDroid co-founder and CEO Junfeng Yang, who has been named Chief Scientist of HeadSpin...
Just Commit says GitLab
Thursday, March 7, 2019 by Richard Harris
Nike’s “Just Do It” campaign has inspired athletes since 1988. Now, in 2019, GitLab draws on that mantra to motivate developers and create a lead employees to success. This year marks DevOps’ 10-year anniversary, and over the past 10 years the approach to the industry and culture has continued to change. However, one thing remains the same - you ...
Software flight recorder tech expands to U.S.
Tuesday, March 5, 2019 by Richard Harris
Every year, trillions of dollars are lost due to software failures ($1.7 trillion in 2017 alone), and large, publicly traded companies lose billions in shareholder value on the first day that a failure is made public. Gartner estimates that network downtime alone can cost up to $5,600 per minute. With increasing complexity in software development, rapid testing and prod...
Productive app updates while prioritizing the customer
Monday, February 25, 2019 by Richard Harris
Product innovation is essential for companies that want to have a high-performing app. Top companies that stay ahead of the curve are constantly changing, experimenting and creating new ways for users to engage with products. However, when implementing new app features or experiences, customers need to be at the center of the innovation process.
Companies can use tes...
Cloud computing development jobs are suddenly everywhere
Wednesday, February 20, 2019 by Richard Harris
According to a recent LinkedIn study, cloud computing is the most in-demand hard skill of 2019. In just the past year in fact, job postings that included the terms “cloud computing” or “cloud engineer” have spiked to 27%. It’s powering the rapid adoption of server virtualization, then storage virtualization, followed by network virtualizati...
Rubrik just launched an open source community
Wednesday, February 13, 2019 by Richard Harris
Rubrik just announced Rubrik Build, a new 100 percent public, 100 percent Open Source community built around use cases and integrations that consume Rubrik APIs. As part of Rubrik Build, contributors can leverage existing software development kits, tools, and use cases or contribute their own ideas, code, documentation, and feedback.
The goal of Rubrik Buil...
Build streaming data apps faster on Furnace
Wednesday, February 13, 2019 by Richard Harris
Furnace Ignite Ltd announced the launch of Furnace that aims to enable data-organizations, to build highly sophisticated applications quickly, easily and cost-effectively. Early users have praised Furnace as the ideal platform for innovative and advanced streaming data applications serving; security, smart cities, IoT, finance, marketing and other data intensi...
API standards are a real problem says Smartbear
Thursday, February 7, 2019 by Richard Harris
A new global survey from Smartbear reveals API standardization is the number one technology challenge teams face when developing APIs. The report titled "The State of API 2019 Report" uncovers API standardization as the top challenge facing API teams as they support the continued growth of microservices. The survey prompted more than 3,000 responses from ...
The first Kubernetes native IDE lands from Red Hat
Tuesday, February 5, 2019 by Richard Harris
Red Hat, Inc. has announced the general availability of Red Hat CodeReady Workspaces, a Kubernetes-native, browser-based development environment that enables smoother collaboration across the development team. Based on the open source Eclipse Che integrated development environment (IDE) project, CodeReady Workspaces is optimized for Red Hat OpenShift and Red Hat Enterpr...
Hothead games wants to make your mobile game a hit too
Thursday, January 24, 2019 by Richard Harris
Hothead Games announced that it has launched a new publishing division to help third-party game developers turn their mobile games into hits. The company is currently accepting submissions and offering financial assistance for games in various stages of development that will benefit from Hothead’s expertise in analytics, marketing, monetization, and gameplay mecha...
Blockchain development with strong APIs
Monday, January 21, 2019 by Richard Harris
2018 was the year of blockchain “pilot” projects - where companies began to truly explore all of the possibilities of the technology. For example, in PwC’s 2018 survey of 600 executives, 84 percent said their organizations had at least some involvement with blockchain technology - but only 15 percent reported having gone live.
As we jump into 2019, ...
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...
This DDoS report could help you avoid a security disaster
Thursday, January 10, 2019 by Christian Hargrave
MazeBolt Technologies, the company offering DDoS threat assessment, has released ”The State of DDoS Protection Report,” the first global independent report about DDoS mitigation effectiveness.
”Since DDoS mitigation started in the late 1990s, enterprises have had little to no visibility on how effective their DDoS mitigation actually is,” said...
Google is turning on the Restore feature soon
Thursday, January 10, 2019 by Richard Harris
In a recent email sent to Android developers that have subscriptions enabled, Google wants to remind you that soon they will be activating the Restore feature. The email read:
"We are writing to let you know about an upcoming change to the Restore feature in the Google Play Console. On April 15, 2019, Google will be turning on the Restore feature for all develop...
5 rules of monetizing like a mobile game developer
Wednesday, January 9, 2019 by Sean Webster
Mobile game developers are some of the most successful monetizers and marketers in recent history. Need proof? Mobile gaming revenue accounted for nearly 82% of all app revenue in 2017 and will surpass $100 billion by 2021.
The formula for success for mobile game developers is simple: easy payments, a finely-tuned monetization strategy, and great customer support. Bu...