New Agile and DevOps capabilities from CollabNet
Tuesday, August 6, 2019 by Christian Hargrave
CollabNet VersionOne introduces its latest VersionOne for Agile management and Continuum for DevOps offerings, as well as it’s VS solution that combines both. The releases offer enhanced support for Agile at scale and Agile frameworks such as SAFe, and Value Stream Management.
New capabilities of the products make it easier for organizations to unify Agile plan...
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...
Improve your test automation skills with Applitools new resources
Thursday, November 15, 2018 by Richard Harris
Applitools has launched Test Automation University - a community-driven collection of educational training resources to help improve test automation skill sets. Initial offerings to the platform come from test automation experts Angie Jones, Dave Haeffner, Jonathan Lipps, Joe Colantonio, Amber Race, Elisabeth Hocke, Manoj Kumar,Jason Arbon, among others.
NGINX gets new capabilities to help app teams develop and scale
Monday, October 15, 2018 by Richard Harris
NGINX has released new enhancements to the NGINX Application Platform - including new releases of NGINX Plus, NGINX Controller, and NGINX Unit. These new releases aim to improve NGINX’s solution in the application delivery controller (ADC) market, as well as introduce new solutions in the API management and service mesh markets. NGINX provides a single platfo...
UI version control system has been developed by Applitools
Monday, September 17, 2018 by Christian Hargrave
Applitools announced a new UI Version Control system, empowering developers, test automation engineers, and product managers to view the entire history of their web and mobile application user interfaces (UI) to understand what’s changed, when, and by whom. This lets R&D and product teams more intelligently guide app development by providing a visual record of...
Low-code platform by LANSA announces big updates
Wednesday, August 1, 2018 by Richard Harris
LANSA has announced a major new release of its software development platform, Visual LANSA. The update plans to improve developers' ability to build scalable mobile, web and desktop applications significantly faster than before, in order to accelerate customers’ digital transformation projects.
Visual LANSA key improvements include:
State of DevOps report reveals new insights
Monday, June 4, 2018 by Richard Harris
Puppet has announced the findings of the State of DevOps: Market Segmentation Report. The new report reveals insights by industry, region, department and company size, based on the 2017 State of DevOps Survey data. Over the past six years, Puppet has surveyed more than 27,000 technical professionals, making the State of DevOps Report a comprehensive and long-running stu...
1 year after Atlassian acquisition Trello unveils new platform
Friday, January 26, 2018 by Christian Hargrave
Atlassian has unveiled a redesigned directory for Trello integrations (or as Trello calls them “Power-Ups”) for users to discover the 80+ partner apps available on the Trello platform. The revamped Power-Up Directory is the latest in a series of updates to the Trello ecosystem one year after its $425M acquisition by Atlassian.After officially launching the Power-Up...
Axway and Cloud Elements partner to speed up cloud apps
Thursday, December 7, 2017 by Richard Harris
Cloud Elements has announced a strategic partnership with Axway to deliver 20 new connectors for the API Builder in the Axway AMPLIFY platform. The partnership will help enterprises accelerate connectivity to applications for new ecosystem-driven business models and revenue streams.Together with Cloud Elements, Axway will be able to extend the hybrid cloud integration f...
Solving the challenges of database DevOps
Monday, October 16, 2017 by Richard Harris
As companies look to the promises of DevOps to improve their applications' quality and delivery, obstacles still exist with relational databases that hinder adoption of this collaborative process. In this interview, Perry Krug, Principal Architect of Strategic Accounts at Couchbase, shares insight into why relational database management systems impede database DevOps, a...
Open Source as a Service platform launches
Friday, September 15, 2017 by Christian Hargrave
Instaclustr has announced the launch of its Open Source-as-a-Service platform. This comprehensive platform offers customers across industries - and from startups to the enterprise - fully hosted and securely managed Apache Cassandra, Apache Spark, Elasticsearch, Kibana, Lucene, and Zeppelin. Each is delivered to customers in its 100% open source form, with no vendor or ...
Low-code app development considerations
Friday, September 8, 2017 by Richard Harris
Love them or hate them, low-code platforms have made some notable impacts in the enterprise mobile app software development industry. The simple ease of use and low costs of such platforms at the expense of some creative freedoms has proven to be a revolutionary practice.That's why we sat down and had a chat with the experts to learn more on how low-code fares in the pr...
Making the DevOps DNS Connection
Friday, August 25, 2017 by Kimberly Lacerte
What is DevOps and why has the DevOps model become so popular? It is an approach to development that saves money and increases efficiency. It results in faster development cycles, fewer errors, and not as many pricy code fixes post-deployment. In contrast to the previous Waterfall model, DevOps aims for continuous development and deployment. To achieve this, organizatio...
Quest launches Toad Edge toolset for MySQL
Tuesday, August 22, 2017 by Richard Harris
Quest Software, a global systems management and security software provider, has announced the availability of Toad Edge, a new commercial database toolset that makes it easy for development teams and database administrators (DBAs) to develop and manage next-generation open source database environments. With the first release supporting MySQL, Toad Edge saves time, minim...
Battery Venture ranks top Open-Source projects in new report
Wednesday, April 12, 2017 by Christian Hargrave
As enterprise-IT departments become more enamored with - and dependent on - open-source software, investment firm Battery Ventures has released a new index ranking open-source projects according to their user activity, popularity, ability to create jobs and traction among developers.The Battery Open-Source Software (BOSS) Index highlights the increasing reliance on free...
Lets talk about IT automation
Monday, April 3, 2017 by Richard Harris
IT departments are often faced with similar challenges: stagnant budgets and a lack of qualified applicants. Unfortunately, despite the lack of resources, IT continues to face increased pressure to push out new applications faster and make changes to existing systems quicker to stay competitive. IT automation helps companies coordinate and consolidate IT operation...
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...
How Rapid Application Development is Changing Everything
Saturday, September 24, 2016 by Richard Harris
I admit it, every time I hear the word RAD I go back to the 80's when BMX freestyle was at it's peak (I still own my beloved GT Performer)! But the RAD we are talking about here is "Rapid Application Development" (RAD), that used to be something reserved for making quick apps with minimal code input, little functionally, and that you did not intend on maintaining f...
Fog Creek Launches HyperDev Quick Code Web App Product
Friday, June 3, 2016 by Stuart Parkerson
Fog Creek Software has launched a new rapid online web app development product, HyperDev, which offers a developer platform for building full-stack web apps combining automated deployment, instant hosting, and collaborative editing.The platform has been in closed beta for several months and is now in open beta. HyperDev works by providing developers access directly into...
SOASTA Releases Updates to Digital Performance Management Platform
Tuesday, May 17, 2016 by Richard Harris
SOASTA has released the latest version of its Digital Performance Management (DPM) Platform, offering advancements in front-end web and mobile performance optimization and support for open source tools and frameworks such as JMeter.SOASTA’s DPM platform includes CloudTest for integrated load testing, mPulse for real user monitoring, TouchTest for mobile performance and ...
Making Application Testing a First Class Citizen of the Agile Age
Saturday, May 7, 2016 by Richard Harris
BlazeMeter recently announced new functionality to its application testing platform by adding technology that provides the ability to create load and performance tests as brief fragments of code in any text editor. Developers can run any combination of open source tools including Gatling, The Grinder, Locust, Selenium and JMeter tests in parallel through a single unifie...
Complete the Feedback Loop and Go Mobile with DevOps
Monday, April 18, 2016 by Sam Guckenheimer
There’s no doubt technology is more mobile than ever. Across the globe, people are spending more time with mobile devices than PCs. Businesses are optimizing their processes for a mobile world and devices have become the primary means of connecting to that rich new flow of information. Simply put, we have passed the tipping point with mobility and there is no going back...
BlazeMeter Adds Open Source Tools for Performance Testing
Friday, April 1, 2016 by Stuart Parkerson
BlazeMeter has announced new functionality to its continuous performance testing platform providing the ability for developers to run parallel tests with different open source tools. Developers can now run any combination of Gatling, The Grinder, Locust, Selenium and JMeter tests in parallel through a single unified control language, both locally and in the cloud.The co...
Telit IoT AppZone Development Environment Now Supports Android
Friday, February 19, 2016 by Richard Harris
Telit has released the next new generation of its Telit IoT AppZone application development environment (ADE), which now supports the Android open source framework. The expanded environment will allow developers to leverage their experience with Android, using the same tools and APIs in a framework they are familiar with, reducing IoT development time and effort. T...
Looker Expands Supported Data Warehouses to Now Include Presto and Spark SQL
Thursday, February 11, 2016 by Richard Harris
Looker has expanded its list of supported data warehouses to now include Presto and Spark SQL, as well as making updates to its support for Impala and Hive. Looker allows enterprises to describe, define and analyze the data where it lives, significantly eliminating the time, expertise, and the cost burdens of moving the data. The Looker platform speeds up data anal...
C++ Developer Tools From JetBrains
Friday, October 2, 2015 by Stuart Parkerson
Many of you are familiar with JetBrains, which provides the development community with a myriad of tools that automates common, repetitive tasks as well as help developers explore and familiarize with code bases faster.JetBrains has tools for a number of environments including Android, iOS, Java, .NET, Ruby, Python, C++, and many more. From IDEs, Code Editing Tools, Iss...
New HTML5 Hybrid App Development Platform from Monaca
Friday, June 26, 2015 by Richard Harris
Monaca, who offers an HTML5 hybrid app development platform, has released its latest tool – the Monaca Localkit - which provides the ability to create apps into any local development environment with the ability to sync to the cloud as necessary. Monaca Localkit comes with a standard installer, and packs all features in the GUI. No need to setup platform SDKs and other ...
Implementing Continuous Delivery: A Journey Worth Taking
Thursday, May 28, 2015 by Sacha Labourey
You’ve made a decision: You’re going to do continuous delivery (CD) as the first step in your DevOps transformation. You’ve laid the groundwork. You’ve established the basic prerequisites necessary for a shift to a CD mindset: everything from ensuring your teams have shared goals to automating and versioning everything – both the application and the environment supporti...
Prerequisites for a Successful Enterprise Continuous Delivery Implementation
Wednesday, April 29, 2015 by Cyrille Le Clerc
Continuous Delivery as a methodology and tool to meet the ever-increasing demand to deliver better software faster is fast gaining the attention of businesses today. Continuous Delivery, with its emphasis on keeping software in a release-ready state at all times, is a natural evolution from continuous integration and agile software development practices. However, ...
Continuous Delivery is Eating DevOps as Software is Eating the Business
Thursday, March 26, 2015 by Sacha Labourey
For years, IT has been automating business processes. Now IT is automating its own processes to keep up with the rapid pace of change and to meet the business demand for new software features and capabilities. Continuous DeliveryWhat if the business could release dozens of tested software improvements to production daily? Could the business respond to market and cu...
Perforce Software Launches New Helix SCM and Content Collaboration Platform
Thursday, March 12, 2015 by Richard Harris
Perforce Software has released Perforce Helix, a new supply chain management (SCM) and content collaboration platform that brings distributed workflows, Git management, advanced threat detection and new deployment options for applications, Internet of Things devices and digital media. The Helix collaboration platform serves as a single source for all the contributo...
Genuitec Rolls Out Toolstack Compliance with Team Packages
Thursday, August 7, 2014 by Stuart Parkerson
Genuitec has introduced a new platform release that provides new split responsibility options for development teams. Team leads now are able to customize their tools based on centralized packages set up by IT administrators. Also administrators can manage updates across their enterprise while allowing team leads to control parts of their IDE. And developers can concentr...
Unity3D: For Beginners and Professionals
Friday, October 11, 2013 by Jeff Sasmor
More than likely you've already
heard of Unity3D; in fact, there's a
good chance you're already a user.
With more than 1.7 million registered
developers, Unity is on its
way to becoming as ubiquitous as
mobile phones. Users range from
hobbyists, students, and Indie
developers like me, all the way up
to big-name game studios and
companies doing simulation ...
List of Completely Free Programming Books
Thursday, September 26, 2013 by Richard Harris
Developers and programmers alike need resources, and if you are looking for a free way to dive into programming, I've got the source for you. Head on over to stackoverflow and check out this growing list of books online or offline that you can use to either get started with or sharpen your app development mastery.
Everything from C# essentials...
97 Things Every Programmer Should Know
Monday, March 25, 2013 by Richard Harris
Programming is more of an art than a skill anymore. Between learning multiple languages and platforms it can be dizzying. I came across a list of "97 things a programmer should know" and I find it quite useful because each item on the list is from a different author and offers a different perspective on each topic.Though this is in no way intended to be a "end all" auth...