Welcome to Continuous Testing For Dummies, IBM Limited
Edition. We hope you find this material helpful as you
begin or continue your journey toward higher quality
software and faster delivery. Successful companies are honing
their software development approach to be as efficient as possible.
This allows the software development, testing, and ops teams
to spend their time on innovation instead of rework and manual,
Study shows a decidedly scientific approach to benefits development and management, and illustrates emerging trends of benefits that are becoming “need to play,” as well as those growing substantially in popularity, emerging as “need to win.”
Published By: Red Hat
Published Date: Jan 02, 2018
Organizations are at a strategic crossroads. According to IDC analysts,1
two-thirds of CEOs will
center their corporate strategies around digital transformation initiatives. The goal of digital
transformation is only partly to make existing functions more effective. The greater goal is to be
able to do new things and use existing data in new, better ways.
Yet, 72% of current IT spending2—and the focus of IT resources—is on maintaining existing
systems. This creates tension between what needs to be done today and what should be done
for the future.
Middle-tier applications, according to IDC,3
are the core of a digital transformation strategy
because they provide data integration, messaging, and application programming interface (API)
management. Middle-tier applications also provide a platform for application development and
management that can handle traditional enterprise applications and cloud-native, distributed
Specifically, a Java™ EE-based application platform can
Application development has become core to business success. As a result, application developers have emerged as precious assets not just inside their companies, but across the global economy. According a report from Stripe, these developers have the potential to collectively raise worldwide GDP by $3 trillion over the next decade—which is why keeping them productive and professionally fulfilled is more important than ever
When applications are core to your business, the approach you take to developing apps a?ects your bottom line. Many organizations are using modern application development best practices to build better apps and microservices are a key component of those e?orts.
Serverless is the native architecture of the cloud that enables you to shift more of your operational responsibilities to AWS. Serverless technologies let you build applications without thinking
about the underlying infrastructure, which increases agility and lowers total cost of ownership.
Published By: CheckMarx
Published Date: Apr 03, 2019
In the early years of software development, you would often design it, build it, and
only then think about how to secure it.
This was arguably fine in the days of monolithic applications and closed networks,
when good perimeter-based protection and effective identity and access management
would get you a long way towards minimising the risk. In today’s highly connected,
API-driven application environments, however, any given software component or
service can be invoked and potentially abused in so many different ways. Add to this
the increasing pace of change through iterative ‘DevOps-style’ delivery and ever-faster
release cycles, and many understandably assert that security management and
assurance nowadays needs to be an ongoing and embedded part of the development
and delivery process.
IBM Cloud Private for Data is an
integrated data science, data engineering
and app building platform built on top of
IBM Cloud Private (ICP). The latter is intended
to a) provide all the benefits of cloud
computing but inside your firewall and b)
provide a stepping-stone, should you want
one, to broader (public) cloud deployments.
Further, ICP has a micro-services architecture,
which has additional benefits, which we
will discuss. Going beyond this, ICP for Data
itself is intended to provide an environment
that will make it easier to implement datadriven processes and operations and, more
particularly, to support both the development
of AI and machine learning capabilities, and
their deployment. This last point is important
because there can easily be a disconnect
between data scientists (who often work for
business departments) and the people (usually
IT) who need to operationalise the work of
those data scientists
Securing web applications in the AWS cloud environment relies on the cloud service provider and the customer working
together in a shared responsibility model. Effective security for web applications on AWS requires full visibility into the
environment in which the apps live, while also proactively monitoring for attacks without causing delays in application
development and delivery. For some customers this may be a challenge due to limited personnel resources or expertise.
This is where Alert Logic can help. We will automatically show you why, where, and how to respond to vulnerability
findings and provide you with short- and long-term recommendations to stop active attacks.
To help guide the way, following are key considerations for providing sound web application security running on the AWS
Learn how a security rationalization process helps CISOs optimize your security infrastructure while improving the bottom line. Development velocity is accelerating as enterprises adopt DevOps methodologies, yet security is still not integrated into the coding and deployment processes. Security teams are falling further behind as their manual processes and controls can’t scale at the same rate as development. This paper discusses:
The impact the current approach to application security has on business
How shifting security left in the application development process, seamlessly integrating it “early and often,” can accelerate innovation
Questions the Board and C-suite are now asking about security: are you prepared?
Read this paper to learn how, by shifting security left in the development process, it’s now no longer an obstacle to velocity, innovation and competitiveness. Instead, it’s an asset.
Committed to advancing brain research, The Dana Foundation needed to transition to the cloud to drive efficiency and more effectively manage risk. With this shift, Dana moved from waterfall development to DevOps but still needed to maintain its strict security posture. In this case study Jim Rutt, CIO of The Dana Foundation, discusses his use of the CYBRIC continuous application security platform to move to DevOps, embedding security earlier in the development process and gaining full security visibility across the SDLC.
Published By: Tricentis
Published Date: Mar 13, 2018
Despite all your planning, the release made it to market with some significant bugs, and your company has had to run damage
control. Now you’re getting questions about what went wrong, and before you know it, the blame game is in full force, with your
developers and testers pointing fingers at one another.
So what happened? Whose fault was it really? And what can you do better next time? The truth of the matter is, at a time when
the stakes for software development are higher than ever (and only continuing to rise), the blame game simply isn’t going to cut
it. And if you’re operating in a true DevOps environment, the finger pointing should never even happen in the first place.
Cisco Helped to Deploy the World’s Largest 802.11ac Wave 2 Wireless Network for China University of Geosciences.
China University of Geosciences at Wuhan is one of the country’s leading universities and a national key university directly under the Ministry of Education. Focusing on earth science, the university has national level-1 disciplines in geology, geological resources and geological engineering.
in science and technology and a leader in applications instruction. Six years ago the university built a wireless network based on 802.11a/b/g—becoming the first university in Wuhan to deploy this type of wireless network—and has become one of the leaders among Chinese universities when it comes to wireless network development.
Published By: Dynatrace
Published Date: Apr 16, 2018
Application performance management (APM) is an IT discipline that continues to evolve as new technologies appear. The new wave of microservices architecture and containerization has led to what is referred to as cloud-native development, and this approach has one of the fastest adoption rates of any new technology we have witnessed. With cloud-native environments there is the need to monitor and manage these new types of applications, but the challenge is that they are quite different from traditional monolithic systems.
This report delves into what the differences are, how these affect how they are monitored, and how a new generation of vendors have stepped up and introduced novel solutions to meet these challenges. We also examine the incumbent leaders in the APM market that have transformed their solutions to expand and cover cloud-native environments.
Enterprises invest in packaged applications, development systems, testing, services oriented architectures, middleware and analytics to align process automation with business cycles. When IT is successful in this alignment, cycles accelerate and we see improvements in business flexibility that we now take for granted.
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