Process improvement is a fundamental endeavor that any successful organization must embrace. The challenge many companies face is how to effectively implement IT process improvement. A good place to begin is with an assessment of current operations; then measure those findings against good criteria.
In the latest issue of Better Software magazine, there are insightful articles covering a wide range of topics impacting the software delivery process. Feature articles explore the next wave of computing: mobile and wearable intelligent devices and the experiences and challenges they bring.
DevOps is a set of principles and practices that help teams, including development and operations, to communicate and collaborate more effectively. But DevOps also has a dark side, and some dysfunctional behaviors and misunderstandings can keep organizations from implementing these best practices.
Common to the recent Toyota and Nissan automobile recalls is the underlying reason for the recalls—software programming errors in some of the components. Anuj Magazine examines two software testing lessons we can learn from these recalls.
2014 is already shaping up to be another horrible year for compromised data. With all the widely publicized large-scale data leaks, there has to be a better way to secure sensitive data and applications. Secure programming, combined with more sophisticated network separation, might be the answer.
In this roundup of interesting software news for April, read about how developers are more satisfied with their jobs than ever before, and a fascinating new survey to be conducted on agile software development practices in the New York metropolitan community.
The importance and usage of regression testing have grown in the past decade with the increased adoption of agile development methodologies. Rajini Padmanaban looks at the value of regression testing, how it has become a target for test automation, and how it fits into the agile world.
Despite the decision by Oracle to remove the stripped implementations feature and then defer Project Jigsaw to the proposed 2015 release of Java SE 9, Java SE 8’s release on March 18 is quickly causing excitement and anticipation among developers.
Amazon made headlines recently with its new patent for an anticipatory shipping model. The model predicts what users would likely buy, when they would buy it, and where they would need it. Rajini Padmanaban examines Amazon's anticipatory shipping model and what it means for predictive analytics.
According to many industry pundits—including Forrester—OpenStack is well on its way to becoming a standard, but the platform is still struggling with developing the proper tools to operationalize it. Beth Cohen examines whether or not OpenStack can get operations right.