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Better Software magazine cover What’s in the Spring 2017 Issue of Better Software Magazine

This is the second issue of Better Software magazine for 2017, and it has the largest page count of the last few years. With close to one hundred thousand subscribers worldwide, Better Software is fulfilling a real need in the software development community. As always, this issue has some thought-provoking articles.

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Ken Whitaker
glass bottle The Value of Service Virtualization for Agile and DevOps Teams

If you’re looking to remove constraints, service virtualization should be high up on your list of things to take advantage of in 2017. The idea is to give both developers and testers the ability to create simulated services of production environments to develop and test.

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Josiah Renaudin
Connected devices in the Internet of Things DevOps Helps Enterprises Deliver Better, Faster Software for the IoT

As the world becomes more connected, it’s changing the way we do things, especially in relation to software delivery. For starters, software development for IoT applications presents obstacles concerning security, privacy, and unified standards. But we need look no further than DevOps to find the answers.

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Anders Wallgren
man working near waterfall DevOps Is the Key to Graduating from Waterfall to Agile

With the ever-increasing quality standards engrained in the common application user, we’re now at the point where transitioning from the waterfall methodology to the agile methodology isn’t just beneficial—it’s an essential step toward staying afloat in one of the most competitive industries.

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Josiah Renaudin
spinning globe Testing in Agile and DevOps: Where Are We Going?

When looking at what the software market is currently talking about, the top item is DevOps and Continuous Integration/Deployment, which seems to be taking over some of the spotlight from agile and is now a widely accepted new normal. Hans Buwalda looks at where the future of software testing is going.

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Hans Buwalda
speed enforcement camera 3 Key Contributors to Software Development’s Demand for Speed

Why does software development demand so much speed? We throw around terms like “agile” or “DevOps” and consider that a good enough answer for the demand for speed, but there are three major factors outlined by Mark Levy, the director of strategy at Micro Focus, that call for greater development speed.

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Josiah Renaudin
sprinters at starting block How Your Software Team Can Successfully Adopt a Shift-Left Approach

"Shift left" is the latest philosophy teams are adopting to account for the fact that releases are happening on a daily basis, rather than a weekly or monthly basis. If you're working on mobile applications and don’t adhere to a shift-left mindset, your team will be left behind.

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Josiah Renaudin
Start with DevOps Where Do You Start When It Comes to DevOps?

DevOps can be a loaded term. Sometimes, you’re just referring to the agile relationship between development and operations. Other people, when discussing it at a conference or in meetings, point toward more frequent releases, to the rate of hundreds of times per day or even per hour.

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Josiah Renaudin