Vendor Forum

June 25, 2019
Malcolm Isaacs
Micro Focus

DevOps thrives on automation, and it's clear why: manual processes are slow, error-prone, and inconsistent. In practice, automation rates, especially for testing, are very low, so achieving effective test automation can be challenging, but there are steps that you can take to increase test automation in your organization ...

June 24, 2019
Joshua Platt
SmartDraw Software

Any time you embark on a new initiative across your organization getting buy-in is critical. This is especially true of DevOps initiatives. The nature of DevOps dictates that adopting it impacts engineers, sys admins, quality assurance, and the executives setting priorities for quarters ahead ...

June 20, 2019
Rod Cope

Alongside the general emphasis in the industry on making software development safer, the growing use of more complex programming languages — notably C++ — has added to the challenge. While C++ gives developers a far more scope for creativity and innovation, its flexibility makes it easier for individuals to inadvertently create coding errors — take for example, memory leaks — that can lead to software vulnerabilities ...

June 19, 2019
Adam Zimman

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 17, 2019
Antony Edwards

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 ...

June 13, 2019
Murli Thirumale

Responses to our annual Container Adoption Survey — conducted jointly by Portworx and Aqua Security — have shown a clear uptick in how complex containerized applications have become, demonstrating that IT organizations are increasingly confident that container infrastructure can manage business-critical applications. However, this year's responses also suggest a continuing lack of clarity when it comes to who's responsible for container security ...

June 10, 2019
Chris O'Malley

Most innovative web-based applications ultimately depend on finely tuned mainframe code to complete their basic functions. This tuning should begin with individually and independently scrutinizing the smallest part — the unit — of an application for proper operation ...

June 05, 2019
Dave Karow
Split Software

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 ...

June 03, 2019
Rupinder Singh
Software AG

Application development has evolved significantly in recent years. Gone are the days of siloed application developer and IT teams who require months to deploy new infrastructure and have limited options for scaling and iterating on their deployments over time. Thanks to a highly competitive market and ever-increasing end-user demands, today's application development is moving in parts and/or as a whole to remote cloud infrastructures, and the advent of microservices has created a new need for distributed architectures ...

May 29, 2019
Bart Copeland

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 23, 2019
Frank Huerta

In the DevOps rapid iteration cycle, too many organizations push their software and services out without being able to properly test for bugs that will show up with production traffic. This can cause unanticipated downtime, which means it's a big risk; it could take down the whole service. And no one wants that. So, what can be done? ...

May 16, 2019
Franklyn Jones
Cequence Security

Only 40% of organizations are satisfied with their WAF, according to a new Ponemon Institute report – The State of Web Application Firewalls ...

May 13, 2019
Eric Sheridan
WhiteHat Security

We now move on to Step 8 of the Twelve-Factor App, which recommends scaling out via the process model discussed in Step 7 ...

May 07, 2019
Hillel Solow
Check Point

I think the single most profound struggle and opportunity in application security is the relationship between developers and security. For the most part, security professionals see developers as unreliable children running with scissors. Conversely, developers see security professionals as antiquated whistleblowers who focus solely on their own job security ...

May 06, 2019
Drew Horn

The expert stage of test automation is all about continuous optimization. More specifically, this phase is about collecting data about your existing process, analyzing that data to derive quality insights, applying those insights to improve your practice and then measuring these improvements as part of repeating the cycle again. There are three key steps to realize continuous optimization ...


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