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March 30, 2022
Jason Beres
Infragistics

The pandemic highlighted one of the most crucial challenges facing the software industry — the lack of professional software developers. This was validated in the recent Top Software Development Challenges for 2022 survey report by Infragistics, which found that 53% of respondents believed that recruiting developers with the right skills was their greatest challenge ...

March 28, 2022
Kelsey Mullins
RapidAPI

The evolution of APIs has dramatically changed the software development process, necessitating companies to rethink how they manage and organize all of the APIs at the core of their business. Recent surveys by RapidAPI (conducted at the end of 2021) found API adoption increased across all industries, with executives prioritizing investments in the API economy as an essential strategy to secure organizations’ future revenue and growth ...

March 22, 2022
Denise Gosnell
DataStax

Wordle had almost 14 percent of US adults playing daily as of January 2022, and we can be sure that number has skyrocketed even more now since its acquisition by the New York Times. If a humble pet project like Wordle can capture the heart (and wallet) of the New York Times, it has a lesson to teach. Whether an app is an unassuming game or a complex tool, there are key steps developers would be wise to consider in order to ensure their app is agile and ready for whatever will come its way ...

March 21, 2022
Tom Tovar
Appdome

Shift-left has been an important DevOps concept in recent years, and shift-left security is rapidly becoming the next big "shift" for DevOps/Agile development. In this model, app developers build app security, fraud prevention and anti-malware features into software as early as possible in the development cycle, instead of trying to code security in after an app is built ...

March 17, 2022
Christian Brink Frederiksen
Leapwork

"We have seen two years' worth of digital transformation in two months" ... In the months since that memorable quote from the head of Microsoft, companies have been forced to continuously adjust to the new world order, exploring better ways to streamline processes, harness data, or shape entirely different ways of doing business. The trend is set to continue throughout 2022 ...

March 15, 2022
Chakri Devarakonda
Tavant

In today's competitive world, there is no denying that only the best applications prosper and attract a lot of traffic. The massive digitalization in recent years has created a need for software application testing vital for all businesses across industries. The following are some of the best practices for web application testing ...

March 14, 2022
Jayne Groll
DevOps Institute

With so much at stake in delivering better software faster, it is important to set up for Kubernetes success from the very beginning. I asked some industry experts if they had tips on how to get started, and here are the top tips I received ...

March 10, 2022
Andreas Grabner
Dynatrace

As the Great Resignation continues and turnover rates climb, organizations across industries are struggling to keep top talent — especially in the developer, delivery, platform and security realms. Ongoing digital transformation efforts have put additional pressure on organizations to keep up with the accelerating pace of innovation; multi-cloud environments are becoming the new norm — bringing with them novel IT complexity concerns; and cybersecurity threats continue to proliferate across the enterprise ...

March 08, 2022
Mason McLead
Software

Many companies are falling behind. Engineering teams struggle with roadblocks and bottlenecks during the development process. Taking an idea to production can take months. Often, developers battle distractions — too many meetings, too many interruptions, and too much wait time on processes and systems — all of which impact the first prerequisite for high-performing engineering teams: code time. Without time to focus and enter a state of flow, developers are limited in their ability to get work done. The best engineering organizations defend and prioritize code time by limiting meetings, reducing distractions, and removing constraints with the right tools and automations ...

March 07, 2022
Noel Wurst
SmartBear

As the debate rages on within companies of all sizes on who should "own" software quality, and at what stage(s) of the SDLC should testing be performed, an interesting finding popped up in the most recent SmartBear State of Software Quality | Code Review report. Close to 800 participants in the survey — nearly 80% of which define their roles as either developers, architects, or systems engineers — stated that code review is the number one thing a company can do to improve code quality ...

March 03, 2022
Roopak Parikh
Platform9

Driven by the demand for delivering applications at the locations of their choice, enterprises are increasingly deploying distributed infrastructure, with 67% of cloud deployments distributed across on-premises, hybrid, and edge clouds. Comparatively, our recent research found that developers are facing new challenges as they expand their use of cloud computing in ways that increasingly span multiple locations ...

March 02, 2022
Harry Brundage
Gadget

Imagine starting your morning with a new business idea and building it out into a fully functional website by the evening. Serverless stacks are making this speed of innovation possible by streamlining the most tedious aspects of application development. By leaning on a full-service serverless stack, software creators can grow their applications faster, scale with ease and have more time to build innovative features that differentiate their business ...

February 28, 2022
Jason Needham
Cloudentity

Application programming interfaces (APIs) are the underpinnings of digital transformation and represent 83% of all web traffic. Serving as the fabric of modern service delivery and app development, the logic and sensitive data APIs can expose have made them a high-value target for cybercriminals. In fact, the amount of API cyberattacks has spiked in the last year. According to Enterprise Strategy Group (ESG) analysts, "attackers are setting their sights on unprotected APIs, and API attacks will see a banner year in 2022" ...

February 22, 2022
Chris Smith
Retool

Internal tools — custom software built to support the business operations and used primarily by employees — are essential for managing complex internal processes that any company, from a small startup to a FAANG, relies on to operate day-to-day. Internal tools can make these processes more efficient within and between teams, and, when done right, save engineers time and resources. Retool's recent State of Internal Tools 2021 report found that developers dedicate more than 30 percent of their time to the process of internal app building ...

February 17, 2022
Sri Raghavan
Teradata

DataOps has emerged as an Agile methodology to improve the speed and accuracy of analytics through new data management practices and processes, including code automation. Simply understood, DataOps is data management for the AI era, powering both automation at scale and friction-free collaboration between humans and machines ...

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