April 02, 2020
Chetan Conikee

Many developers dread code reviews, and one reason for this is probably that most reviewers only offer criticism rather than encouragement. Remember as a peer reviewer, you can also reinforce things you see that are done well, which can be every bit as important and effective as nitpicking every design flaw, mistake, bug or styling issue. There is an intrinsic value of positive reinforcement for encouraging desirable behavior ...

April 01, 2020
Jeffrey Singman

Breakthroughs in communications platforms as a service (CPaaS) are making it increasingly easier to embed voice, messaging, chat and video into experiences than ever before through low-code or no-code options. These development platforms allow developers to embed application logic within the CPaaS to implement robust communications capabilities into business processes and applications — such as a voice interface or a chatbox — with just a few lines of code ...

March 31, 2020
Jeanne Morain

The term "cloud" like "COVID-19" was overused and often misunderstood. Today, COVID-19 (AKA Corona Virus or SARS 2) has inundated our datacenters, offices, and lives. We face unprecedented times that will undoubtedly impact the overall work/life balance for years to come ...

March 30, 2020

Developers spend roughly 17.3 hours each week debugging, refactoring and modifying bad code — valuable time that could be spent writing more code, shipping better products and innovating. The bottom line? Nearly $300B (US) in lost developer productivity every year ...

March 26, 2020

Human transformation is the single most critical success factor to enable DevOps practices and patterns for enterprise IT organizations. Traditional upskilling and talent development approaches won't be enough for enterprises to remain competitive because the increasing demand for IT professionals with core human skills is escalating to a point that business leaders have not yet seen in their lifetime. We must update our humans through new skill sets as often, and with the same focus, as our technology ...

March 25, 2020
Jon Seaton

The software testing industry is known for its jargon — from black-box testing and defects to mutation testing and Gherkin. But two important terms in the software delivery lifecycle are alpha testing and beta testing ...

March 24, 2020
Kendra Little

Redgate Software's annual State of Database DevOps Report shows a shift in priorities and new obstacles ahead for the DevOps community ...

March 23, 2020
Chetan Conikee

In the Part 1 of this blog, I touched on formal definition and risks associated with Insider Threats. In this post I will examine the top X insider threats that were reported over the last decade ...

March 19, 2020
Chetan Conikee

Majority of security solutions focus on externally triggered unauthorized and illegitimate access to systems and information. Unfortunately, the most damaging malicious activity is the result of internal misuse within an organization, perhaps since far less attention has been focused inward ...

March 18, 2020
Chandra Shekhar

Despite the fact that continuous integration has changed the face of business by streamlining revenue and growth, organizations are not aware of the right way to execute it. To truly master continuous integration, some essential steps need to be taken. Let us find out how you can drive the change ...

March 17, 2020
Tushar Patel

Integration is a perennial topic of frustration for enterprise infrastructure — a seemingly never-ending round of "one step forward and two steps back." Why is integration so hard to nail down in your average enterprise? Why is it always a bone of contention among IT staff the world over? The Cleo 2020 State of Ecosystem and Application Integration Report answers those questions, and they are illuminating ...

March 16, 2020
Will Cappelli

In 2020, DevOps teams will face heightened expectations for higher speed and frequency of code delivery, which means their IT environments will become even more modular, ephemeral and dynamic — and significantly more complicated to monitor. As a result, AIOps will further cement its position as the most effective technology that DevOps teams can use to see and control what's going on with their applications and their underlying infrastructure, so that they can prevent outages. Here I outline five key trends to watch related to how AIOps will impact DevOps in 2020 and beyond ...

March 12, 2020
Ali Golshan

There's a curious irony about two powerful and closely related developer tools in use today. On the one hand, enterprises of all sorts have moved quickly to embrace the use of containers and Kubernetes as part of their digital transformation, usually with a view to speeding the pace of new application development. Yet, according to a new survey from StackRox, almost half of those same users have applied the brakes, delaying the rollout of applications that make use of those technologies. The reasons for both their enthusiasm and their caution are understandable ...

March 11, 2020
Akshaya Choudhary

With quality becoming the sole differentiator in delivering superior user experiences, mere shift-left testing is not sufficient. In order to present value to the customers, quality testers are moving away from a quality-driven approach to one driven by software quality engineering ...

March 10, 2020
Chetan Conikee

Identified as "GhostCat" and tracked as CVE-2020–1938 / CNVD-2020–10487, the flaw could let remote attackers (without authentication) read the content of any file on a vulnerable web server (or servlet container) and obtain sensitive configuration files or source code, or execute arbitrary code if the server allows file upload ...

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