Couchbase announced a broad range of enhancements to its Database-as-a-Service Couchbase Capella™.
The COVID-19 pandemic has been a disruptive event for development teams and companies alike, unsurprisingly, according to a recent survey of developers across the world by JRebel by Perforce.
Developers were asked to share the impact COVID-19 has had on themselves, their teams, and their companies. Respondents report working longer hours from home, struggling to maintain good work habits, and eating more comfort food to cope.
On a more positive note, many respondents are spending more time with families or in nature, and reporting even simple things such as noise-cancellation headphones making home-based working easier.
Impact on Hours
91% of developers report that they are working from home (and as early adopters of new ways of working, many developers have already been successfully working from home for years.)
While only 17% reported a drastic impact on their work since the pandemic (with over half of respondents saying that the impact had been moderate), 58% said that they've experienced an increase in hours per week.
While the most-reported increase was between zero and three hours, over 19% reported an increase of over 6 hours per week. It also means that roughly 2% of respondents reported a 6+ hour increase but did not consider that to be a drastic impact on their work.
For developers already putting in long hours pre-COVID, that marks a substantial increase, even a small percentage increase has big implications for busy teams. That said, anecdotal evidence from some survey respondents found that some of the extra time goes into checking "just one more email."
Nearly 56% of companies decreased or froze hiring, 33% decreased contractors
The survey found nearly 56% of companies decreased or stopped hiring during the COVID-19 pandemic, and 33% reported a decrease in the number of staffed contractors. However, that the figures are not higher is a positive surprise: indeed, that over a third report no change in hiring patterns, and almost 60% no changes in contracting.
That remote work will remain prominent is no longer news, with more companies expected to embrace decentralized autonomous and fully remote teams for the longer-term.
Reduced overhead and increased pace of innovation will continue to be important points of change for organizations, and the pandemic has been the catalyst for new working models.
Virtual communications is fast becoming the new-norm, together with a shift away from permanent office space to "hoteling" options.
For instance, development teams have been trending smaller for some time now, but COVID-19 has clearly shown the importance of having small, agile teams.
Also, widespread access to new cloud, open source, VR, and AI technologies will mean smaller teams can compete side by side with much larger organizations.
2020 has been tough, with organizations of all kinds having to accelerate digital transformation and rapidly reinvent how they operate. Getting the foundations in place now for a more flexible modern workplace puts the IT community in good shape to adapt and deal with pandemics and other unforeseen challenges.
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.