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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Service Virtualization: Aiding DevOps, automation and digital transformation

What key role can Service Virtualization play as your company works toward DevOps? How can SV help you avoid automation disaster? Those questions and more are answered in this latest roundup of what people around the web are saying about SV. Enjoy! Service Virtualization is a key to DevOps implementation Android developer Malik Abualzait wrote […]

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How a DevOps revolution supercharged IT at Brazilian telecom giant OI

Large companies are sometimes last to adopt change. Perhaps it’s because big operations have so much more at risk, or maybe it’s because the old adage is true about the difficulty of turning large ships. Whatever the case, Brazilian telecom giant OI is proving the adage wrong, at least when it comes to IT. Alcino […]

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Five surefire predictions for enterprise technology in 2017

It’s the end of 2016, and already the web is filled with enterprise technology predictions for the new year. Here are five of our favorite predictions for 2017, and a look at how each one reflects the need for companies to improve their development and testing processes: IoT Interoperability: As InfoWorld recently predicted, “All the major […]

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THE DEATH STAR: AN AMBIGUOUS REQUIREMENTS ISSUE?

You read it right! I’m not convinced that an architect left a thermal exhaust port on the Death Star without a reason. Could the most powerful battle station in the galaxy really have been destroyed due to an ambiguous design? I’m sure in the Star Wars universe they have very sophisticated engineering design processes and […]

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How your company can become a modern software factory

Today we’re living in a world of overturned apple carts, where nothing is permanent. Trends, from politics to social and business trends, routinely turn in an instant. Unexpected change is our constant companion. In such a world, businesses face a stark choice that should not be so difficult: Learn to adapt on-the-fly, or die. Unfortunately […]

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Legacy is Our Legacy

After our Halloween webcast “Tales in Testing – Paranormal Service Virtualization Use Cases,” I discovered the terrifying truth that I’m officially a millennial (by 13 weeks). At the same time, if I had been an information technology (IT) system that was delivered over four decades ago, I would have most likely been written in Cobol […]

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