February 27, 2020
Eric Thacker

The increasing validation of outsourced application development in the eyes of IT professionals is making it a staple of their application development toolbox. And with the growth of sophisticated cloud-accessible tools, application development service vendors continue to expand their value-added capabilities to further justify IT professionals engaging them ...

February 26, 2020
Eric Thacker

Today, enterprise users' needs and expectations are fluid and the applications built must accommodate a much wider spectrum of requirements. For organizations to effectively service their customers in this new environment in a differentiated way, they must develop and innovate around digital transformation in three separate yet interconnected areas: expertise, speed and agility ...

February 24, 2020
Rod Cope

The 2020 Java Developer Productivity Report, carried out by Perforce Software, received detailed responses from nearly 400 Java development professionals (with 74% identifying themselves as developers) worldwide. If there was one message that stood out loud and clear it was this: microservices are growing fast, but bring considerable new challenges for developers ...

February 20, 2020

Value Stream Management (VSM) is still a budding initiative in the software delivery industry but is quickly gaining momentum, according to a study conducted by Forrester Consulting ...

February 18, 2020
Joyce Lin

As we enter a new decade, API trends point to a booming ecosystem that is extending beyond the technology industry and those who code. More non-developers are working with APIs, and there is greater diversity in where they work, according to the 2019 Postman State of the API Report ...

February 13, 2020
Harshit Agarwal

Ensuring the safety of the apps we use every day is essential. Consumers need to know their app stores are offering vetted downloads. At the same time, personal discretion is essential — knowing not to allow access permissions on a simple flashlight app, for example, is part of technological literacy ...

February 10, 2020
Adam Scroggin

Two of the most daunting questions software engineers often hear are: "when will this be done?" and "how much will this cost?" Project managers and clients need to know these answers, but developers don't usually work in the same way where they can deliver certain answers to those questions. They often provide their best guess to those questions, only for the client to be disappointed when the project runs long or costs more than expected. But there is a better approach to budgeting for product updates: user story mapping and forecasting ...

February 06, 2020
Tom Tovar

Every mobile app is built around a set of APIs. In fact, it's not much of an exaggeration to describe APIs as the heart of day's modern mobile. Because of their centrality to the function of mobile apps, securing each API is a difficult task. The burden is placed squarely on mobile app developers, most of whom are not security experts ...

February 05, 2020
Dave Karow

The demand to deliver a consistently positive and innovative customer experience is something that many companies — more specifically, their DevOps teams — are currently grappling with. While the ability to push out multiple features a week may appear as a great accomplishment for DevOps teams, our survey showed that 82% commonly discover bugs in production ...

February 03, 2020

As part of DEVOPSdigest's 2020 predictions, industry experts offer predictions on how Cloud and related technologies will evolve and impact DevOps in 2020. Part 2 covers Cloud-Native and more ...

January 30, 2020

As part of DEVOPSdigest's 2020 predictions, industry experts offer predictions on how Cloud and related technologies will evolve and impact DevOps in 2020. Part 1 covers Hybrid IT and Multi-Cloud ...

January 29, 2020
Frank Huerta

Zero-day vulnerabilities create security holes that can and almost certainly will be exploited. They also could crash your system when you do an upgrade. These threats aren't new, but their threat profile has increased; some of these vulnerabilities persist for long periods of time ...

January 28, 2020
Dave Hayes

With a projected 7 billion mobile users by 2021, mobile is becoming the most dominant digital touchpoint for customer engagement. Annual mobile app downloads are projected to reach 258 billion by 2022 — a 45% increase from 2017. But downloads alone do not indicate mobile success — retention and engagement are key. While there are many factors that influence these metrics, application performance may be one of the most critical ...

January 27, 2020
Jevon MacDonald

APIs are a fundamental part of modern web application development, and it's a little hard to imagine a world without them. But the decisions that startups make about implementing and managing their APIs can have profound effects on the growth trajectory of their business, both good and bad ...

January 23, 2020
Renu Martingale

Despite the proven benefits of DevOps, many enterprise organizations are either still not adopting it or see it as a technical fix that simply increases efficiency, rather than contributing to achieving overall business objectives, such as around digital transformation. So, how can technical teams translate what they are doing, particularly around database DevOps, into business value that is understood across the organization? ...

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