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Plenty of blame to go around for Equifax breach

If you’re not reading this on another planet or in a bunker somewhere, then you’re likely aware of the recent breach of data from credit agency Equifax. Reports indicate that unknown attackers took advantage of a vulnerability in an Equifax web application to purloin personal identifiable information from 143 million people, including Social Security numbers. …

DRUD announces ddev Community, VictorOps gets native Slack integration and more — SD Times News Digest: September 19, 2017

DRUD Tech announces ddev Community Open source development tool suppliers DRUD Tech have announced the release of ddev Community, a tool designed to streamline some of the backend aspects of website development. “Web development teams are all-too-familiar with the hours lost due to slow setup, task-switching between projects and lack of tooling consistency, whether it’s …

Top 5 challenges when scaling DevOps in the enterprise

The goals and principles of DevOps should be the same in any organization; however, scaling DevOps practices in large enterprises with hundreds of applications, geographically dispersed teams, and both loosely and tightly coupled architectures presents some unique challenges. Each enterprise has its own DNA that has organically evolved through generations of applications and technologies with …

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Linux Foundation wants to promote sustainable open source development with new initiatives

During last week’s Open Source Summit North America in Los Angeles, the Linux Foundation announced a series of projects designed to promote sustainability and growth in open source development. We wrote last week about their “Open Source Guides for the Enterprise,” which will see a series of guides by professionals from many different organizations released …

Virtual coding practice from Skillsoft, Token Alliance formed to promote blockchain, CCleaner compromised — SD Times News Digest: September 18, 2017

Skillsoft announces virtual coding practice lab Educational technology company Skillsoft announced CodeX, which combines coding exercises and embedded video alongside multiple IDEs to provide an all-in-one practice space for coders. “CodeX is contextual learning at its best. Learners can practice coding in a seamless, integrated platform that provides a live working development environment and puts …

Enterprise IT organizations need Lean to navigate the path to DevOps

One can easily get lost in the great many resources on DevOps and digital transformations, yet still fail to come away with a concrete idea of what the journey actually looks like. We know there’s a better way to build and deliver software and what in theory that looks like, but in practice it’s not …

Equifax breach victims might not know their data is exposed

Equifax has been making headlines the last few weeks for a large security breach involving consumers in the U.S., U.K., and Canada. Attackers gathered the personal information of up to 143 million U.S. consumers, including credit card numbers for about 209,000 people. Other information accessed during the breach includes names, Social Security numbers, birth dates, …

Facebook invests in CIFAR AI, CalcFlow goes open source and FTP deprecated in Chrome — SD Times News Digest: September 15, 2017

Facebook invests in CIFAR AI research Facebook pledged an additional US$2.65 million investment in the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research’s Learning in Machine & Brains program over five years, continuing their support for the institute’s work on artificial intelligence research. “Facebook’s investment in CIFAR and in the Canadian AI community recognizes the strength of Canadian …

What’s beyond continuous testing? AI

From the golden robots of Hephaestus, to Dr. Frankenstein’s monster, to Hal 9000, we’ve been fascinated by the idea of artificial intelligence (AI) for centuries. Creating artificial self-directing intelligence is the #2 dream of mankind—second only to being able to fly like a bird. However, while the Wright brothers were off the ground in 1903, …

CA report shows significant success gap in approaches to development

In a report titled “Don’t Let an Outdated Software Strategy Hold You Back,” CA Technologies has revealed the results of a survey of more than 1,200 IT leaders by industry analyst Freeform Dynamics. The core findings of the report show a significant gap between the top 25% of enterprises, referred to as the “Masters of …

The mobile and cloud imperative

The shift from client-server to cloud-mobile is driving many of the modernization efforts behind today’s digital transformations initiatives. Together, cloud and mobile support the agility, performance and scalability required by modern enterprise mobile applications. Companies that do not invest in mobile risk falling behind their competitors, potentially hindering the growth of their business over the …

With holidays approaching, protect your data and your customers

During the holiday season, the risk of online fraudulent activity is rife. The increase of online transactions provides more opportunities for cybercriminals to attack. Here are some preventative measures online shoppers can take to stay safe this holiday season: Be cautious of fake websites – There are countless sites that pose as legitimate websites selling …

Still Using Disaster Recovery? Here’s Why Your Ops Should Be Active/Active

In today’s digital business world, disasters aren’t tolerated well. When online offerings go down, organizations suffer considerable loss to revenue and reputation. For this reason, Disaster Recovery (DR) is too little, too late, and modern businesses must design for continuous availability and active/active architectures. Along with meeting the new demands of “always on” business, continuous …

Atlassian announces Trello-Bitbucket Integration

Atlassian today announced new products and integrations for its portfolio of developer tools at its Summit conference, including a Trello integration with Bitbucket. Trello, a project management and collaboration tool, is now built right into the UI of Bitbucket, Atlassian’s Git source code management software. “Development is growing beyond engineers, to marketing and product managers. …

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    The Risks of Separating UI/UX from Your Development Lifecycle: A Product Manager’s POV on Optimizing Software Development

    The Risks of Separating UI/UX from Your Development Lifecycle: A Product Manager’s POV on Optimizing Software Development Date: Thursday, October 5, 2017 Time: 1:00PM ET / 10:00AM PT One of the many challenges faced by product teams today is where to fit the UI and UX process into their software development lifecycles. For example, agile …

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    10 Rules for Creating a Mobile Look and Feel

    Mobile is all the rage these days. Having a world of knowledge in our pockets has become a commodity, and we’ve grown accustomed to certain standards. Developers need to understand how to meet the lofty expectations of a world where something like 60 frames per second can be the difference between a huge success or …

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    Low-Code Platforms: Everything You Need to Know

    Low-code platforms are helping organizations address their digital transformation and application development needs with a comprehensive set of functionality, including application change and lifecycle management. Business logic and workflow modeling and the definition of data models and integration components are visual, although all can be extended with custom code. The low-code term has become very …

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    Creating Value with Mobile Real-Time Data Capture

    Date: Thursday, September 28, 2017 Time: 1:00PM ET / 10:00AM PT Join us as we demonstrate innovative ways to collect user data from paper documents, IDs, bank cards, receipts, and other sources using ABBYY mobile and cloud capture technologies. We’ll explore ways to build faster, friendlier, and more intuitive user experiences for data collection tasks …

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    Validating and Accelerating UI/UX Improvements with Software Usage Data

    Date: Tuesday, October 10, 2017 Time: 1:00PM ET / 10:00AM PT This webinar will explore how software usage analytics enables you to validate your assumptions about user environments and accelerate implementation of UI/UX improvements. Revulytics Vice President of Usage Analytics, Keith Fenech, will discuss how packaged software vendors are using usage data to: Verify and …

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    API Monitoring: A Primer

    APIs power today’s connected digital world, extending the functionality of web applications and driving automation. While they improve extensibility and innovation, API’s can also hurt your end-user’s experience if integrations are not available or functioning properly, so API monitoring has become critical to protecting performance. This primer includes an introduction to modern API functionality and …

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