Software design and development
- December 23, 2019
Before you finalize your 2020 plans, take a minute to catch up on app-dev news stories that will shape the next year. Here are the five top news stories for 2019, with analysis.
- November 19, 2019
IBM's new open-source Kubernetes tools help lower the barrier to entry for developers to use Kubernetes to build, deploy, manage and move workloads to the cloud.
- November 06, 2019
IT pros have found Atlassian tools useful for BizDevOps initiatives but would like more integration and consolidated points of management among them in the future.
- November 01, 2019
Atlassian's CISO believes that eventually, application security mechanisms will be absorbed completely into Agile and DevOps tools -- including his own company's products.
- August 30, 2019
Enterprises are after low-code/no-code platforms to help with developer productivity, as they find themselves under increased pressure to produce apps with fewer skilled developers.
- August 28, 2019
Atomist has added a feature to its software delivery automation platform to help enterprises visualize, identify and fix the problem of technology drift.
- August 22, 2019
The Confidential Computing Consortium mobilizes hardware vendors, cloud providers, developers and open source experts with the Linux Foundation to find ways to secure data in use.
- August 15, 2019
Tools from IBM and VMware help developers build apps that are deployed on Kubernetes clusters, as well as handle complex Kubernetes workloads.
- July 26, 2019
The latest version of Mendix's low-code platform aims to empower both professional developers and citizen developers to build apps easily.
- May 24, 2019
GitHub has created a way to empower and financially compensate open source developers, and it could reshape the open source software development model – for better or worse. The version control ...
- May 13, 2019
Microsoft enticed developers at Build 2019 with a bevy of tools and services that focus on open source, open standards and innovation, including a new release of .NET.
- February 13, 2019
IBM cloud users gain low-code options, as Mendix's re-engineered platform natively integrates with IBM Cloud services, particularly Watson AI and Kubernetes container orchestration.
- February 13, 2019
IBM's Code and Response challenge builds on last year's Call for Code to apply open source development efforts to actual natural disasters.
- February 01, 2019
Apprenticeships might help to cut the shortage of skilled IT workers and help companies keep pace with demands for new apps and services for their employees and customers.
- January 10, 2019
GitHub wants to grow its base with its offer of unlimited free private repositories for users of GitHub's free plan and enhancements to the enterprise version of its hosting service.
- October 15, 2018
IBM looks to improve its position in the collaboration software market with a buffed-up version of its venerable Domino platform that supports mobile applications.
- October 04, 2018
Although low-code software development platforms are a hot area of software development, many pro developers and enterprise development shops eschew these tools. John Rymer, an analyst at Forrester ...
- September 28, 2018
Version 11 of OutSystems' low-code platform takes aim at troublesome legacy apps. Some developers see low-code benefits, but other shops remain skeptical.
- April 20, 2018
The popularity of blockchain and demand for blockchain applications has spurred the creation of a no-code application development platform for building blockchain apps.
- April 06, 2018
IBM open source projects help to facilitate the creation of machine learning apps and grow that developer base.
- August 07, 2017
Apple iTunes regulation 4.2.6 seems to ban apps made with no-code platforms. Are low-code platforms at risk too? The experts weigh in on their concerns.
- July 05, 2017
DesignOps, based on DevOps concepts and practices, helps to optimize developer and designer communication and collaboration to produce better products, faster.
- May 31, 2017
Technology has progressed to the point where even non-technical people can do complex jobs. Artificial intelligence can learn to code. Where does that leave software development?
- January 24, 2017
Mainframes aren't going away, but experienced developers are increasingly hard to find. Compuware's new unit-testing product aims to make it easier to work on a mainframe.
- October 28, 2016
Low-code/no-code platforms are making it easier for nontraditional developers to create applications for internal and external use. And they're helping lessen the backlog, too.
- September 16, 2016
Can Agile and DevOps learn to get along? Though the two methodologies were hatched in different eras, in some ways they can be seen as kindred spirits, cut from the same cloth of nontraditional approaches to software design, development and project ...
- July 25, 2016
The DevOps-experienced developer is a rare -- and pricey -- treasure. Expert Julie Gunderson explains how to find them, hire them and keep them too happy to leave.
- June 28, 2016
App too slow? Blame Brexit
- June 08, 2016
To really understand how Agile works, you need to try it. Columnist Jennifer Lent spent a day trying Agile on for size. Here are her takeaways on what works and what doesn't.
- May 23, 2016
Four years of college and you're ready for that new job. Too bad your future employer is concerned about a tech skills gap. Better polish those writing and speaking skills.
- April 15, 2016
After my kids took a short programming course, I wondered about the future of human instinct. Do coding, analytics and other high-tech teachings numb intuition?
- April 11, 2016
VersionOne's 10th annual survey shows Agile methodologies are widely deployed, including increasingly in enterprises, and in Europe and Asia. Meet the new, mature Agile.
- March 03, 2016
What matters most to you? A big paycheck? A job that is going to make the world better? Or an environment that’s not particularly stressful? Apparently you do have a choice. According to a brand ...
- February 29, 2016
Want to become a coder or brush up on your skills? With a shortage of developers, now is a good time. Here's what you need to know about developer boot camp.
- December 01, 2015
TechTarget's 2015 salary survey shows developers are mostly optimistic, content and challenged by new technology. Find out why software developer pay could stand to be increased.
- November 30, 2015
Coding is a good living, but the average software developer salary can vary widely depending on which country developers are in and what specialty they have.
- October 23, 2015
At JavaOne, GitHub's Matthew McCullough will explain why the future is collaborative software development. It's not just about the one rock star any more.
- October 20, 2015
With a global software developer shortage predicted to get worse, hiring software developers has become very difficult. Get expert advice on what works.
- October 16, 2015
A worldwide shortage of coders has left employers scrambling, but smart software developer training strategies can help fill the gap.
- August 06, 2015
VersionOne's 9th annual survey shows that Agile development teams are more productive, projects are more visible and it's easier to roll with changes. Too bad corporate culture isn't always on Agile's side.
- August 05, 2015
The keynote at Agile2015 emphasized why companies should modify Agile based on needs, rather than following core values.
- August 03, 2015
From large-scale Agile news to how science impacts Agile, presenters discuss the topics that will be included in Agile2015.
- April 27, 2015
Data privacy lawyer Jeff Kosseff discussed the current state of data privacy law as it applies to big data at the Big Data Tech Con in Boston.
- September 22, 2014
When API developers and software architects from all over the world converged in San Francisco, they had a lot to say about the right and wrong ways to manage an API project.
- March 31, 2014
Contributor George Lawton explains how Twitter used code refactoring to simplify risk management and improve testing.
- February 14, 2014
Car prices are constantly changing, and Edmunds.com changes right along with them, thanks to their effective continuous software delivery process.
- October 02, 2013
Java expert Artyom Astafurov says the challenge of Internet of Things is seeing the big picture. Get a holistic look at embedded apps with Java ME.
- August 09, 2013
Agile QA expert Tim Lister gave some life lessons as the keynote speaker at Agile 2013.
- August 01, 2013
Two Agile 2013 conference speakers explain what they're looking forward to at Agile 2013 and how they get the most from these events.
- April 04, 2013
Strategies that say mobile comes first give mobile apps priority over desktop apps. Some experts say mobile and desktop apps should coordinate.
- March 28, 2013
As software teams go mobile, the new way of working includes shorter lifecycles, continual software updates and one tester for every developer.
- February 13, 2013
Ask mobile software developers 'What is BYOD?' and, along with the reply 'bring your own device,' they are quick to add 'but some restrictions apply.'
- January 09, 2013
Management expert Johanna Rothman offers tips on hiring software pros: The key to finding candidates that fit is asking better interview questions.
- April 20, 2012
The DevOps model is gaining popularity and offers many benefits, according to STAREAST 2012 presenter Manoj Narayanan.
- February 07, 2012
Find out what authors of "Essential Skills for the Agile Developer: A Guide to Better Programming and Design" feel is the new role of the tester and why this role continues to be essential.
- February 07, 2012
Find out some very specific tips about practices and techniques that are necessary in Agile development.
- January 09, 2012
A recent study conducted by CAST used their Application Intelligence Platform to evaluate the structural quality of 365 million lines of code. In this interview with CAST’s chief scientist Dr. Bill Curtis, he discusses the study and what IT decision...
- October 19, 2011
In this interview, consultant Lanette Creamer answers questions about how testers or others involved in software development can benefit from learning the language of programmers, even if they are not programmers themselves.
- June 01, 2011
How do organizations handle the architecture involved with software development in an Agile world? What does the term "Agile architecture" even mean? In this two-part interview, SSQ contributor Matt Heusser asks consultant Johanna Rothman to find ...
- December 17, 2010
What are the important considerations of a requirements management tool when developing embedded software for a medical device? In this Q&A with IntraPace software development manager Mace Volzing, SSQ asks about managing requirements for the ...
- December 17, 2010
How does the software development lifecycle differ when developing embedded software for a medical device? In this interview with Mace Volzing, software development manager at IntraPace, SearchSoftwareQuality.com asks about the differences in the ...
- August 23, 2010
The Agile software development model is responsible for numerous project successes, speeding up delivery and building strong developer/tester partnerships, but the methodology of choice is not without its enemies.
- February 22, 2010
Matt Heusser challenges the idea that there are no silver bullets in software development, suggesting that new approaches to software delivery can actually change the essence of how the work is done, including examples for your team.
- October 07, 2009
Agile development processes can help mend organizational schisms between IT, software development and users, according to Barbee Davis, project management consultant and author of the new book, ...
- June 26, 2009
Despite success among businesses such as IBM, Agile development is still in its infancy. Adaptation and reorganization practices are making strides in the way of improvement.
- September 29, 2008
Too much coupling of code within a system makes the system hard to understand, integrate, extend, and test. By managing dependencies via 3NF, for example, you can prevent such problems, as well as allow for agility. Kevlin Henney explains what ...
- June 27, 2008
While there's a strong interest in new software development techniques and processes, SearchSoftwareQuality.com's 2008 Agile Trends survey found that many people still follow waterfall practices.
- June 23, 2008
Development teams can use continuous integration (CI) to find and fix bugs, share knowledge and generally work better together, Agile coach Jared Richardson told attendees at the Better Software conference.
- May 28, 2008
In this profile article, Ivar Jacobson, the father of use cases and a founder of UML, advocates adopting useful software development practices over full-blown processes such as RUP and CMMI.
- March 04, 2008
As continuous integration gains popularity, the notion of continuous performance management also gains credence. Carefully mixing performance testing with continuous builds can lead to shorter development cycles, faster triaging and greater ...
- June 25, 2007
Paul Duvall, co-author of a new book on continuous integration, discusses how CI has evolved and how it can improve software quality. He also offers some tips for development teams on how to do CI.
- June 25, 2007
CruiseControl, a continuous integration framework from ThoughtWorks, has been enhanced for IT departments and software teams in large organizations. New features include an enhance interface and executive-level program management dashboard.
- June 12, 2007
This recording from Venkat Subramaniam's presentation at 2007 The Server Side Java Symposium in Las Vegas looks at different agile software development methodologies, then compares and contrasts the features of each.
- February 27, 2007
Xcitek, maker of securities processing software, increased software quality and customer satisfaction using quality assurance (QA) automation tools from Compuware and a continuous integration development method.
- May 09, 2006
Software security doesn't require completely changing your software development life cycle. Application security expert Gary McGraw, author of Software Security: Building Security In, talks about software security best practices that can be easily ...
- April 26, 2006
The IEEE has approved revisions to the IEEE P1074 standard, giving project leaders methodologies for incorporating application security throughout the software development life cycle (SDLC).