Couchbase announced a broad range of enhancements to its Database-as-a-Service Couchbase Capella™.
Overall, C-suite executives are happy with the applications and solutions that come out of the pipeline. However, businesses are still frustrated by the speed of delivery, according to a recent study from Forrester Consulting, commissioned by Eggplant.
The research identified that improving the customer experience is the number one goal for organizations when planning and orchestrating their software strategy. The study also highlights a gap between IT and business leaders thinking when it comes to testing strategy.
To accelerate digital transformation, business leaders recognize that delivering the best customer experience hinges on the quality of their software.
■ Improving the customer experience is the number one requirement for organizations (49%), but almost half of businesses are not testing the user experience
■ Business focused on product usability but frustrated with the speed of app development
■ 47% of teams on average are exploring an intelligent approach to AI usage
■ IT leaders focused on reducing testing times, and feel held back by budgets, fragmented legacy technology and access to skills
The Testing Quality Conundrum
The transformation of testing is facing several hurdles as firms move towards continuous, AI-enabled test automation, including budget pressure, legacy technology being difficult to automate, and lack of the necessary skills. Businesses are having to do more with less, and using AI brings the significance of business testing back into focus, making companies smarter about what to test.
As a result of the desire for organizations to achieve superior customer experiences, speed, and quality have become essential in application delivery. However, the study also found that there is much room for improvement, especially when ensuring that quality is maintained.
■ 51% of application development teams are still applying manual functional testing
■ 46% scored the speed of testing as average, fair, or poor
■ 41% stated that the speed of their overall application development was average, fair, or poor
■ 36% also rated the quality of code in development (for testing) as average or worse
Organizations want to move towards continuous testing to increase levels of automation but are currently lagging in their capabilities to do so. However, firms that are evolving toward a continuous delivery model are transforming testing practices as part of this shift to continuous testing.
■ 52% of application development teams are implementing continuous testing
■ 49% currently apply automated functional testing
■ 47% of teams are exploring an intelligent approach to AI usage
The research identified several significant challenges that are constraining testing capabilities:
■ 32% stated that budget pressure is stifling testing innovation
■ 26% of firms pointed to legacy technology that is fragmented and difficult to automate
■ 25% highlighted that the right technical skills was the third highest challenge
The findings shed more light on the need for app development and delivery teams to fully embrace a more agile, DevOps, continuous, and automated approach to software delivery. To realize this transformation, there needs to be some fundamental changes in testing approaches to enable software delivery at speed without compromising quality.
Remote.It release of Docker Network Jumpbox to enable zero trust container access for Remote.It users.
Platformatic launched a suite of new enterprise-grade products that can be self-hosted on-prem, in a private cloud, or on Platformatic’s managed cloud service:
Parasoft announced the release of C/C++test 2023.1 with complete support of MISRA C 2023 and MISRA C 2012 with Amendment 4.
Rezilion announced the release of its new Smart Fix feature in the Rezilion platform, which offers critical guidance so users can understand the most strategic, not just the most recent, upgrade to fix vulnerable components.
Zesty has partnered with skyPurple Cloud, the public cloud operations specialists for enterprises.
With Zesty, skyPurple Cloud's customers have already reduced their average monthly EC2 Linux On-Demand costs by 44% on AWS.
Red Hat announced Red Hat Trusted Software Supply Chain, a solution that enhances resilience to software supply chain vulnerabilities.
Mirantis announced Lens Control Center, to enable large businesses to centrally manage Lens Pro deployments by standardizing configurations, consolidating billing, and enabling control over outbound network connections for greater security.
Red Hat announced new capabilities for Red Hat OpenShift AI.
Pipedrive announced the launch of Developer Hub, a centralized online app development platform for technology partners and developers.
Delinea announced the latest version of Cloud Suite, part of its Server PAM solution, which provides privileged access to and authorization for servers.
Red Hat announced Red Hat Service Interconnect, simplifying application connectivity and security across platforms, clusters and clouds.
Teleport announced Teleport 13, the latest version of its Teleport Access Platform to enhance security and reduce operational overhead for DevOps teams responsible for securing cloud infrastructure.
Kasten by Veeam announced the release of its new Kasten K10 V6.0 Kubernetes data protection platform.
Red Hat announced Red Hat Developer Hub, an enterprise-grade, unified and open portal designed to streamline the development process through a supported and opinionated framework.