1. Articles in category: Application Developement

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    1. What you can do now to boost agile development and fast delivery

      Today’s CIOs know they need to move faster, at the speed of business: The latest Harvey Nash/KPMG CIO survey, The Creative CIO, emphasizes the fundamental changes to the CIO role, with more than a third of IT leaders reporting an enterprise-wide digital business strategy. However, the typical IT organization’s technology delivery capability — with its legacy systems and traditional skill sets — can’t keep up with the pace of business transformation.

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    2. What if they outsourced The Phoenix Project?

      The award-winning book, The Phoenix Project, tells the all too familiar story of a business-critical software development project gone bad. With 200 developers and after $20M invested, the project is two years behind schedule. The fictional company Parts Unlimited could have radically and positively changed the course of The Phoenix Project by outsourcing to an expert software development partner. Here are a few of the gains they could have experienced.

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    3. The next wave in software is open adoption software

      There’s a big shift happening in how enterprises buy and deploy software. In the last few years, open technology — software that is open to change and free to adopt — has gone from the exception to the rule for most enterprises. We’ve seen the IT stack redrawn atop powerful open-source projects, with developers opting for an “open-first” approach to building solutions. More than 78 percent of enterprises run on open source and fewer than 3 percent indicate they don’t rely on open software in any way, according to a recent market survey by Black Duck Software.

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    4. How agile helps attract and retain millennial tech pros

      One of the hallmarks of the millennial generation is its need for autonomy, mastery and purpose in the work they're doing, and a demonstrable impact on the success of the companies they work for and the larger world around them. It's one of the reasons millennial software engineers embrace the agile methodology, with its emphasis on flat management, self-regulating teams, business context, iteration and ability to adapt quickly to changing needs and demands

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    5. Are you building the right solution?

      Understanding the value of what you are building for your end client base (the users) is key to sustaining and growing your business. In Agile, this takes on the form of the Product Owner who represents the end user. Often, the best Product Owners are the ones that are also users. However, getting input via one source is risky and when millions of dollars or more is invested in a new or updated product, you want to ensure that all that investment hits the right target. Traditional Agile delivery methodologies don't focus on further validations that the right product ...

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    6. 15 signs you’re doing agile wrong

      Misconceptions and 'best practices' may have your team spinning wheels rather than continuously churning out productive code. Plenty of organizations jump into agile in pursuit of its advantages -- ease of embracing change, decreased cycle times, evolutionary architecture, and so on -- only to find their best agile practitioners leaving the company, and the uneasy remainder unable to fix a development process gone wrong. Fortunately, it is not difficult to recognize the signs of an agile approach gone wrong and to take steps to restore harmony. 

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    7. The rise of APIs

      The application programming interface (API) has been a key part of software development for decades as a way to develop for a specific platform, such as Microsoft Windows. More recently, newer platform providers, from Salesforce to Facebook and Google, have offered APIs that help the developer and have, in effect, created a developer dependency on these platforms. Now, a new breed of third-party APIs are offering capabilities that free developers from lock-in to any particular platform and allow them to more efficiently bring their applications to market.

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    8. Beyond Jenkins: 7 devops tools

      The need for speed in the software development cycle has given rise to a number of valuable automation tools for developers. Chief among these tools are those aimed at facilitating the continuous integration and continuous delivery of software projects. Jenkins is among the best-known CI/CD systems, and it is fast becoming the engine for devops, managing the dev side. These alternatives to Jenkins offer unique capabilities for automating software integration and delivery

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    9. 8 Challenges Affecting Software Project Management

      Managing projects of all sizes and levels of complexities is part of business, regardless of what vertical industry you’re talking about. Software development is no different. New in-house software development and implementations, infrastructure related projects, enhancements or upgrades, and the increasing development of web-based solutions and mobile apps are a constant within the software industry.

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    10. This startup uses machine learning to turn your old enterprise apps into mobile ones

      There's plenty of lip service paid to the need to mobile-enable the enterprise, but actually making that happen is more complicated. That's where PowWow Mobile hopes to help. The startup on Wednesday launched SmartUX, a platform that taps machine learning to help companies turn their legacy Web and Windows apps into mobile-optimized ones without writing any code. Along the way, PowWow promises that it can save months of development time and more than 70 percent of development costs.

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    11. Almost two-thirds of software companies contributing to open source

      Open source’s march toward preeminence in business software continued over the past year, according to a survey released today by open source management provider Black Duck Software and venture capital firm North Bridge.Roughly two-thirds of respondents to the survey – which was administered online and drew 1,300 respondents – said that their companies encouraged developers to contribute to open-source projects, and a similar proportion said that they were actively engaged in doing so already.

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    12. What cloud computing means for your applications

       IT is witnessing more change now than it has ever before seen. Cloud computing is enabling – and driving – all of this innovation and disruption; from the perspective of IT it’s important to understand what this implies for the most important activity IT undertakes: applications. Applications, after all, is where all the value of IT lies. Everything else is just an enabler. 

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    13. CIOs need to avoid a mistaken path to DevOps

      DevOps is the completion of the Agile methodology and creates an engineering environment in which developers can achieve speed. How fast is the difference? Agile is like a person running fast – about 20 miles per hour tops. DevOps is like a person driving a Ferrari who can exceed 200 miles per hour. Often as I talk with CIOs, I learn they focus on automated provisioning as an important aspect of DevOps. And it is. But it’s only a small component. Achieving the engineering environment similar to the acceleration of a Ferrari requires fundamental operating changes. 

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    14. Living Off Hackathons: The Possible Rise Of The Pro-Hacker

      Hackathon prize money keeps rising each year as organizations learn to take advantage of their value. Runner-up cash prizes are now in the thousands, and grand-prize payouts are as high as $1 million. There is now a compelling argument for ambitious programmers to live off hackathons: They can forget the long-term slog of building a startup and instead focus on the fun part — the first few days of innovation.

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    15. How to improve productivity with agile

      Delivering increased productivity is a key priority for many IT executives. Yes, agile can help with that, too (it’s not just for development). Adopting new technology is one way to improve productivity. Another approach is to simply cut expenses. A better way is to improve the methodology and skills that IT staff use to complete their work. The agile approach achieves productivity gains through more effective communication and being highly responsive to customer demands.

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    16. DevOps: Still a big difference between expectation and reality

      While most IT managers believe that DevOps and Agility are important, only around a third believe they have the right infrastructure to implement it according to a survey. There is still a yawning gap between expectation and reality when it comes to DevOps: according to a recent survey, while 84 pe cent of UK organisations agree that it is vital to have IT and business alignment before setting out on the DevOps road, only 36 percent believe they have done this.

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    17. IBM And Apple Enterprise Partnership Reaches 100 App Goal

      IBM and Apple announced today that they had reached the 100 app milestone in their mobile app partnership. The 100 apps cover the gamut of 60 professional roles across 14 industries and include iPhone, iPad, iPad Pro, Apple Watch and even Apple TV apps, Katharyn White, Vice President of IBM and Apple Partnership for IBM Global Business Services told TechCrunch. Verticals include government, healthcare, telecommunications, transportation, insurance and many more.

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    18. Top 5 reasons agile is a good idea

      Still running waterfall projects or development initiatives and need the push to go agile? Contemplating agile but you need some easy to explain reasons to go to your senior management with in order to get them to say “yes” to the conversion? Don't mention completing projects on budget because the whole concept with even estimating development costs on an agile project is a tricky one. Right now I want to help those project or dev leaders through the negotiation process of getting agile in your organization. Try going to your leadership with these five reasons. 

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    19. It’s actually open source software that’s eating the world

      At Lightspeed we’ve been investing aggressively in open source software (OSS) businesses for the past 10 years. Recently, we’ve seen a significant increase in entrepreneurs pitching open source startups, and we’ve also seen greater competition for these deals. We pulled together some numbers in an attempt to measure the acceleration in interest in and funding for OSS businesses in the last few years. The results were staggering even to us.

       

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