Insanity: Building software like we always have

  Albert Einstein had a lot of bright ideas, but his definition of insanity — “Doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results” — has a particular relevance when it comes to software. Since the dawn of computer programming, code has mostly been developed in the same old, expensive, flawed way: build, […]

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Age of Automation promises big business advantages — if you’re ready

When it comes to automation, the future is already here. You might already have suspected as much, but a new report from the McKinsey Global Institute confirms it. And, if your company is not ready to capitalize on opportunities to automate — and to integrate automation with existing technology — you stand to lose out […]

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DevOps tips and tricks from across the web

APAC enterprises turning to DevOps Over at Computerweekly.com, Aaron Tan writes that organizations in the Asia-Pacific region (APAC) are increasingly looking to DevOps as a way to drive up quality, security and application performance. Tan reported from a presentation by Richard Gerdis, vice president of DevOps in the region for CA Technologies. Gerdis spoke about […]

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G’Day, Mate: How SV keeps systems humming for an Australian energy giant

We all know the inconvenience of being without electricity even a few minutes in our homes. The pain can be even more acute in our businesses — every minute in the dark is dollars out the door. Now, imagine the pressure on an electricity provider that must keep services flowing to 1.3 million metered gas and […]

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Tired of Depending on Others for API Testing? Service Virtualization to the Rescue.

With the “season of giving” over, we move into the days of getting things done. One of the resolutions development and testing professionals should make for 2017 is to spend less time and money accessing third-party APIs. From retail to financial services through healthcare, organizations from different industries depend more and more on either public […]

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CA Service Virtualization named best user-rated product in its category

When you’re looking for a good restaurant or an honest car mechanic, it’s now possible to consult a service like Yelp! for a referral you can trust. In the same way, IT Central Station has opened a way to give and get referrals on enterprise technology, and the group recently issued the results of its […]

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Top 10 Software Calamities of 2016

Before we get too far into 2017, it’s time to take a look back at 10 of the biggest screw-ups, meltdowns and miscalculations related to software development. As a retired late-night talk show host used to do, we’ll count ’em down in reverse: 10. Apple bricks its iOS release: Back in September, the world’s best-known purveyor […]

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