There’s been a meteoric adoption of DevOps, requiring attention to higher quality processes throughout the SDLC and deployment. Our authors in this issue of Better Software magazine see development teams attempting to deliver on this new program of continuous integration and rapid deployment.
What is all the fuss about containers, the latest open source technology spearheaded by startup darling Docker? Are containers poised to be the next best thing in cloud application development, and if so, what about Docker’s competitors?
Pairing testers with disabilities with nondisabled testers yields valuable results. It's a constructive approach to enhance test coverage because there are functions of an application that either a visually impaired tester or a sighted tester may miss on his own, but together they find more defects.
The Internet of Things is getting smarter, integrating circuits and sensors into so much more of our lives that it’s predicted 20+ billion devices will be running the IoT by 2020. Besides smarter thermostats and watches, hopefully there will be devices that help save our planet—including our bees.
The word "criticize" has such a negative connotation that it seems like a contradiction to talk about doing it with kindness. But being nice when giving feedback will make someone you disagree with more receptive to listening to your perspective. And that approach can help minimize conflict at work.
MindSpark is an organization that provides cost-effective, high-quality testing services by training individuals with autism. The testing industry stands to gain tremendously with these new employees, and the workers also benefit because they get to increase their independence and learn new skills.
In the IT world, we often hear about product lifecycles and what it takes to envision, develop, and maintain a product over its lifecycle. More specifically, we hear about its subsets, such as the software testing lifecycle. But one thing that we don’t often hear about is the technology lifecycle.
While leadership and management are traditionally thought of top-down, there is a lesser-known aspect of leadership that's referred to as managing up. Managing up allows you to positively influence the boss—or even the boss’s boss. Anuj Magazine highlights how leaders in technology have managed up.
This is the first time young people have had such great technology so readily available to them, and parents face a new opportunity as well as a challenge in how to raise their "geeky" kids. How can you maximize the chance to raise a child whose quest for technology is higher that most? Read on.
Last year, researchers introduced the NIST-F2 atomic clock, the world's most accurate time standard. This year, the NIST announced the world’s record-setting atomic clock was modified to be more than three times as precise and set a new record for clock stability.
Last year, Google discovered that the health and fitness section within its app store was the fastest growing category. Beyond the personal uses for fitness apps, some companies are putting a new emphasis on a healthy lifestyle by offering more tangible rewards.