Wednesday, January 13, 2021 by Brittany Hainzinger
Serve images in next-gen formats as the browser war rages on
Wednesday, December 2, 2020 by Richard Harris
The browser wars are far from over, with an invisible battle going on underneath the hood every time we access a website - the victims are innovation and customer satisfaction.
That biggest battle is the fight over the next-gen file formats and codecs for images and videos, the key elements that make up any modern online experience, and most web traffic today. Despit...
App Store commission cuts to 15 percent for some
Thursday, November 19, 2020 by Richard Harris
In a move that is echoing througout the dev community, Apple has finally taken mercy on small developers, startups, and others making less than $1,000,000 a year by cutting the commision rate from 30% down to 15%. Accourding to the post made by Apple on their blog, if you are a developer or business earning less than $1M, you just got a raise!
About 28 mil...
Linux in the enterprise as seen from IBM
Monday, October 26, 2020 by Richard Harris
It’s hard to imagine now, but 20 years ago, enterprise support and use of Linux was a controversial choice. Executives had trouble seeing the value of investing resources in an unproven, open-source operating system when mainstream options achieved the same results with less perceived risk.
With the benefit of hindsight, so many enterprise clouds ar...
Scaling applications for COVID-19 spikes
Thursday, July 23, 2020 by Nikita Ivanov
The COVID-19 pandemic has led to shelter-in-place and lockdown orders that are dramatically changing both business and consumer behavior. Online activity is soaring, and many businesses, such as those in food delivery, ecommerce and remote access and collaboration services, are experiencing exploding demand for their services. Many of these businesses have struggled to ...
Applitools adds AI capabilities
Wednesday, July 22, 2020 by Brittany Hainzinger
Applitools announced new AI capabilities for its end-to-end automated testing platform. Auto-maintenance AI leverages the power of Applitools Visual AI technology to accelerate test maintenance efficiency through virtual assistant recommendations. AI powered smart assist automatically analyzes large batches of test results, often numbering in the hundreds or even thousa...
Datagran launches no-code platform
Tuesday, July 14, 2020 by Brittany Hainzinger
Datagran introduced its flagship platform. Designed to empower developers and growth hackers within data intensive companies, the Datagran platform allows companies to accelerate time-to-market for existing and new products and reduce the total number of tools needed to meet their business goals - without the need to write code and build APIs.
Many companies today ar...
webMethods AppMesh announced by Software AG
Friday, April 17, 2020 by Brittany Hainzinger
Software AG unveiled webMethods AppMesh, a configurable control plane for microservices, APIs and service mesh. Built as an extension of Software AG’s industry-leading webMethods API Management Platform, webMethods AppMesh adds application context to service mesh, which provides better agility, management, and governance of microservices as business apps.
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...
Immediate availability of SkySQL from MariaDB
Thursday, April 2, 2020 by Brittany Hainzinger
MariaDB Corporation announced the immediate availability of MariaDB SkySQL, a database-as-a-service (DBaaS), to unlock the full power of MariaDB Platform for transactions, analytics or both, and optimized with a cloud-native architecture. SkySQL delivers the “MariaDB in the cloud” experience customers have been waiting for - fully-featured, fully c...
Ushur Managed Package launched on Salesforce AppExchange
Thursday, February 20, 2020 by Brittany Hainzinger
Ushur announced it has launched the Ushur Managed Package on Salesforce AppExchange, empowering enterprises to add customer engagement automation capabilities to their Salesforce platform. Ushur’s artificial intelligence (AI) platform enables enterprises to instantly and intelligently automate interactions with their customers, integrating directly into Sale...
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...
CircleCI now integrates with Google, AWS, Salesforce and many more
Wednesday, January 22, 2020 by Richard Harris
CircleCI announced a suite of orb integrations with twenty partners such as AWS, Google Cloud, Salesforce, among others. These orbs allow developers to automate deploys in minutes directly from their CI/CD pipeline.
To improve speed to market, developer teams have advanced from automating their testing to the next stage of DevOps maturity - automating their deploys. ...
Build vs buying mobile app code
Saturday, December 28, 2019 by Robert Castles
In the business world, it’s sometimes easy to forget that the end customer is still a human being. Consumer technology has spoiled us, in a good way, and now users are demanding the same level of customer experience and problem-solving from business applications as they get from the technologies ubiquitous in their day-to-day personal lives. This leaves companies ...
Hackathon to award over 40k in prizes
Monday, November 11, 2019 by Brittany Hainzinger
Applitools issued the “Visual AI Rockstar Hackathon” to identify and reward the top 100 functional and visual test engineers on the planet.
To enter, participants must write test automation scripts against a demo web app using two separate approaches: a traditional code-based testing approach using Selenium, WebdriverIO, or Cypress and an image-based test...
Serverless computing benefits with Tejas Gadhia from Zoho
Monday, November 11, 2019 by Richard Harris
Serverless computing has changed the way apps and services are both built and consumed. With the recent rollout of its serverless platform, Catalyst, Zoho aims to take that a step further thanks to a unified technology stack and underlying framework built over the course of the past two decades. Developers understand that serverless computing eliminates the need to mana...
What is Ossum
Thursday, October 3, 2019 by Thomas Hooker
Software development is not just coding, especially when working on a team. A developer spends time planning work, discussing requirements, reviewing work, testing, and deploying. To help with these tasks, teams often use a variety of tools, from issue trackers to source control to CI/CD tools. It's not unusual for a team to have a different supplier for each tool, ...
API visual editor released from Stoplight
Wednesday, August 21, 2019 by Richard Harris
Stoplight, the enterprise API Design Management company, released Stoplight Studio, an API visual editor enabling faster, more collaborative and efficient OpenAPI (formerly Swagger) development for software teams.
Stoplight API Design Studio is a collaborative visual editor that allows users to build and share APIs with their team in minutes. It eliminates...
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...
Anomaly detection by Instaclustr processes 19 billion events per day
Wednesday, June 19, 2019 by Brittany Hainzinger
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...
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 ...
Google Cloud Next 19 announcements
Thursday, April 11, 2019 by Brittany Hainzinger
Next ‘19 is underway, and here’s a summary of the important news announced from the event.
Google CEO Sundar Pichai kicked off talking about Cloud’s momentum and announced their new multi and hybrid cloud offering called Anthos. Anthos lets customers write once and run anywhere—in the cloud, in their data center, or even in other clouds.
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....
Esri Developer Summit 2019 recap
Wednesday, March 13, 2019 by Richard Harris
At the 2019 Esri Developer Summit in Palm Springs, CA, presentations and workshops focused on new capabilities for speed, science, and flexibility. Esri president Jack Dangermond opened the conference by recognizing the more than 2,100 developers in attendance for their tireless efforts to build location intelligence apps that make a difference in our world. Whether the...
Serverless computing 101 for developers
Monday, March 4, 2019 by Richard Harris
Hosting application data in the cloud is nothing new, it's as old as the Internet itself. But what is new is the way today's cloud platforms can intelligently manage the data and infrastructure itself along with the data, making the entire hosting experience seem serverless.
Nimbella, a serverless computing platform that is cloud-agnostic, recently closed a s...
Kubernetes and AI are like peas and carrots
Monday, February 11, 2019 by Carmine Rimi
Kubernetes (commonly known as k8s) started out as a small cluster management project within Google in the early 00s. Today, it’s by far the leading container management tool, with 83 percent adoption, according to the latest Cloud native Computing Foundation survey. Forrester has declared, “Kubernetes has won the war for container orchestration dominance and...
Why everyone should learn to code
Monday, January 28, 2019 by Richard Harris
Learning how to program software isn't necessarily the easiest thing you'll ever do. In fact, it's going to be one of the hardest. Programming and code are difficult, and not just in the sense of understanding logic and syntax, but also in the way that it's a never-ending achievement because it's always evolving. Programmers never stay in one place v...
App developer and software jobs might be declining says new report
Thursday, January 17, 2019 by Richard Harris
If your title is app developer, or work if you work in the software development field and are starting to feel like the Jedi are dying off - you might be on to something.
According to a new report put out by Freelancer.com, the software developer job title, and a few others including app developer, and app designer, have seen a dramatic decrease in popularity since l...
Creating native mobile apps without writing native code
Wednesday, January 16, 2019 by Richard Harris
Native programming can strike fear into the heart of anyone that doesn't know how to write it. While we as programmers understand our limits and capabilities, we still like to brag about the complicated function or route we just wrote. But just drop the words "Objective C, or Android Java" into the next conversation you have with fellow programmers and see...
Corona labs goes open source and developers are nervous
Tuesday, January 8, 2019 by Richard Harris
Corona Labs, which provides a free cross-platform mobile development tool used to create 2D applications, has announced that after years of planning, the Corona game engine will finally be released as an open-source project. Corona Labs expects that by making their engine an open-source project, issues like adaptation to sudden market changes, updates, and requirements ...
Gamification can transform your software security program
Tuesday, December 18, 2018 by Pieter Danhieux
No matter the organization, or indeed their individual circumstances, there is one problem I have identified time and time again over the course of my career: AppSec managers, CISOs, CIOs and cybersecurity experts all over the world are rarely able to positively engage their dev teams on security best practice and training. It’s a source of conflict between teams,...
Open source, Kubernetes, and developers, according to Abby Kearns
Monday, December 17, 2018 by Richard Harris
The news of IBM's pending acquisition of Red Hat and Microsoft’s acquisition of GitHub may signal more industry consolidation to come. We recently had a conversation with Abby Kearns, executive director at Cloud Foundry, about the significance of these mega deals and why she believes 2019, will be the year of consolidation. Abby has a unique perspective leadin...
Best gifts for programmers, developers, and nerds 2018
Friday, December 14, 2018 by Richard Harris
Why is it so hard to buy something for techie people? It’s probably because they seem to just “get” whatever they want at the moment the need arises. Programmers, developers, and designers can be some of the worst about it too, because a lot of what we need to have just to do out jobs, falls in the category of a gift to ourselves too. Yeah - I rea...
Software architecture in 2019
Wednesday, December 12, 2018 by Richard Harris
Software is increasingly becoming more complex, and dealing with the changes happening in the software industry every day is something all developers, especially software architects, need to pay attention to.
While software architecture isn't anything new - the speed of mobile undoubtedly has put critical elements of creating software outside of the main focus fo...
iOS project management tips
Sunday, December 2, 2018 by Richard Harris
If you are creating an app for iOS here's a tip - get organized! Sure, sure - you write super clean code and are diligent with your in-line documentation. But as programmers, we tend to not be the best at conveying important parts of projects to others that could save loads of time (and money), when other team members are involved. That's where team management s...