App Development

November 05, 2019

The benefits of a feature flag rollout are clear to many DevOps teams. The ability to control the gradual release of a feature, and then be able to retract the feature without having to restart the entire release, has made the job of development and operations teams a lot easier ...

October 29, 2019

On reading this year's Accelerate State of DevOps Report 2019, it was easy to make a clear conclusion: the usability of tools affects productivity. This is perhaps not surprising in itself, but the report finds that tool usability, above all else, is a key indicator of performance ...

October 01, 2019

With the speed of innovation ever on the rise, customers expect the latest, greatest features and updates at their fingertips. That means businesses have to ship and deliver more features and products than ever before, faster than before — making it harder for often-overburdened technical teams to keep up with the rapid pace of change as they innovate and execute. With developer resources in high demand, no-code, low-code solutions promise to clear up backlogs and spark innovation by building up a citizen developer workforce ...

September 12, 2019

Only 55% of all product launches take place on schedule, according to the 2019 product manager survey from Gartner ...

July 24, 2019

It’s the big day, and your team is excited to implement the new features on your company’s grocery shopping app. You’ve been working on the code for weeks and ensuring that everything will run smoothly by planning for a canary release. Your stakeholders are eagerly awaiting the feedback and press coverage from the launch of these new features — no pressure ...

June 19, 2019

While you’re still in the planning phase for a new feature, it’s a good idea to also think about how you will release it. This is something often done within the design process ...

June 05, 2019

This focus on customer-centric technology is the modern-day equivalent of the age-old phrase "the customer is king," meaning customer satisfaction is everything. Today, with the increase of online shopping and digital retail experiences, this ideology has evolved to focus on customers’ experience when using an organization’s e-commerce platform. As a result, product development teams are coming under immense pressure to innovate at a relentless pace ...

May 30, 2019

Next-gen application development vendors are branching out into analytics, the Internet of Things, SaaS-based offerings, security and mobile apps to help clients solve business problems, create new growth opportunities and improve profits, according to a new report published by ISG ...

May 29, 2019

It's become common practice to use open source languages to code, helping companies iterate and release more quickly in a DevOps world. However, these languages bring some challenges with them, adding complexity and risk. Developers are still wasting time on retrofitting languages to comply with enterprise criteria, according to ActiveState's annual developer survey ...

May 22, 2019

The number of applications slated for delivery in 2019 has increased 60%, 38% of whom plan to deliver 25 or more apps this year, according to The State of Application Development, 2019: Is IT Ready for Disruption? a report from OutSystems ...

May 14, 2019

Most (85 percent) of organizations have adopted, or plan to adopt, a product-centric application delivery model, according to a survey by Gartner, Inc. Although full adoption is rare, overall, survey respondents use the product-centric model for 40 percent of their work in 2018. Gartner predicts that this figure will reach 80 percent by 2022 ...

May 01, 2019

By now, the concept of experimentation in software development is fairly well known. Most development teams understand at a high level the benefits that can be achieved through experimentation. Perhaps the most important of those is the ability to identify positive or negative impacts of a feature — in terms of both app performance and customer experience — earlier in the development process ...

April 18, 2019

As user application touchpoints increase in frequency, change in modalities and expand in device type, the future of app development is multiexperience, according to a recent survey by Gartner ...

March 18, 2019

Are you a software product owner? Then you need to embrace the race to AI and automation and ensure you meet customers' needs for data insights and to stay competitive. To keep up in this race, you have two options as a software product owner: build your own analytics capability, or embed a third party analytics platform ...

March 14, 2019

Whether you're at the beginning or in the midst of trying to bring about change, one of the most significant challenges I've seen for agile teams is dealing with a product owner who doesn't fill all the roles that a product owner is expected to play. Here are some best practices for becoming a better product owner ..

February 04, 2019

One of the latest trends is the movement towards continuous development and the need for feature flags to enable that. We knew that feature flags enable developers to move fast while breaking nothing. But we also wanted to know ...

December 17, 2018

DEVOPSdigest asked DevOps experts for their predictions on how DevOps and related technologies will evolve and impact business in 2019. Part 3 covers the development process ...

December 03, 2018

ActiveState surveyed developers and programmers in 92 countries to better understand their pain points and assess how businesses can better work with their organizations. The survey results establish a starting point for understanding the challenges that coders confront when working with open source runtimes ...

November 06, 2018

DEVOPSdigest asked experts from across the IT industry for their opinions on what steps in the SDLC should be automated. Part 2 covers the coding process ...

October 30, 2018

As organizations have embraced open source, they have become polyglot — using multiple programming languages and technology stacks to accomplish software and hardware related tasks. Enterprises are caught between the benefits provided by a polyglot environment and the complexities and challenges these environments bring. Ultimately, if the situation remains unchecked, polyglot will kill your enterprise ...

October 18, 2018

Are applications teams prepared to manage the chaos arising from an ever-growing landscape of heterogeneous deployment types? A recent survey of application and operations professionals sought to better understand how the industry is shifting and what the future of DevOps might look like. Here is what the survey uncovered ...

October 09, 2018

Adopting a modern application architecture is critical to business success and a significant driver of profit growth in today’s digital economy, according to the results of a global survey of IT and business executives released by CA Technologies and conducted by Frost & Sullivan ...

May 22, 2018

DEVOPSdigest asked experts from across the IT industry for their opinions on the top tools to support DevSecOps. Part 2 covers DevOps and development ...

March 22, 2018

When it comes to smart app development, I have learned plenty of lessons over my years in technology. Here are five that are top of mind for me ...

March 21, 2018

Do you spend more time worrying about the "up-time" of your servers than the productivity of the employees who use them? Are you overly concerned with systems maintenance rather than software use cases? If you answered yes to any of those questions, you may need to consider low-code development ...

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