For those without the technical know-how, software development — which more often than not involves a tangled web of commits, reviews, bug testing, and validation — isn’t exactly easy to keep an eye on. Emails and pivot tables help to a degree, but when it comes to deciphering the meandering app design process, the C-suite often finds itself at the mercy of dev team leaders. Appcelerator veterans Jeff Haynie and Nolan Wright hope to change that. They’re the cofounders of Pinpoint, a nearly three-year-old Austin, Texas company developing a data analytics platform for software engineering. Through the use of instrumentation that plays nicely with systems of record like Jira, GitHub, GitLab, BitBucket, and SonarQube, it’s able to translate activity and contributions into actionable, natural language insights that don’t require a computer science degree to understand. Pinpoint — which formally launched its platform today — announced that … [Read more...] about Pinpoint raises $13.5 million to bring data analytics to software development
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CloudBees' tools for for automating software delivery aim to build on DevOps, continuous integration (CI) and continuous delivery (CD) to make it easier for companies to manage their software development processes, with customers including Capital One, Bosch and Allianz. ZDNet talked to CloudBees co-founder and CEO, Sacha Labourey, to find out more.ZDNet: Tell me a little about your companyLabourey: I co-founded CloudBees in 2010. We always wanted to help developers deliver software faster. And we kind of had two half-lives, the first from 2010 to 2014 when we were a platform distributor and vendor. And we had a complete offering to build, test and deploy code in the cloud. It was all integrated and it was really ahead of its time because products like that were only focused on deployment -- you didn't have the full life cycle. And the key part of this was an automation server called Jenkins. What was interesting back then was the feedback from enterprises. They said they loved it, … [Read more...] about CloudBees: Streamlining the software development process with Jenkins
Ericsson has announced that it will be investing more in its United States-based 5G operations, with plans to open a new software development centre this year.The new centre will focus on baseband development, and employ over 200 software engineers once opened.It follows the launch of Ericsson's Application Specific Integrated Circuit (ASIC) Design Center in Austin, Texas, at the end of last year to develop and test core microelectronics for 5G radio base stations. "This facility and its employees will further strengthen Ericsson's 5G software development," Ericsson said."Baseband provides intelligence to the radio access network. It is also the interface between the core network and radio units, processing and forwarding voice calls and internet data to end users." Ericsson is also planning to invest more in its artificial intelligence (AI) and automation capabilities by employing 100 specialists in the North American region by the end of this year. "This team will work … [Read more...] about Ericsson launching US 5G software development centre
It’s widely known that Apple is rumored to have ambitions of building its own processors for Mac desktops and MacBook laptops, but no one expected the huge undertaking to begin so soon. The Oregonian reports that Apple has opened a hardware engineering lab in Washington County, Oregon, hiring nearly two-dozen people in a variety of roles, most notably bringing in Intel expatriots. Of course, Intel has been the sole provider of Mac computer processors for more than a decade.Naturally, Apple didn’t respond to a request for comment, with The Oregonian having obtained this information from “job postings, social media profiles and an individual familiar with Apple's recruiting efforts.”Specifically, these LinkedIn job postings call for design verification experts, people skilled in ensuring a final product meets the original expectations.Has Project Kalamata already begun?The Oregonian doesn’t know exactly where this new engineering lab is located beyond … [Read more...] about Is Apple already working on its own Mac processors in a secret lab?
Every software development organization today seems to practice the agile software development methodology, or a version of it. Or at least they believe they do. Whether you are new to application development or learned about software development decades ago using the waterfall software development methodology, today your work is at least influenced by the agile methodology.But what exactly is agile methodology, and how should it be practiced in software development?Agile was formally launched in 2001 when 17 technologists drafted the Agile Manifesto. They wrote four major principles for developing better software: Individuals and interactions over processes and tools Working software over comprehensive documentation Customer collaboration over contract negotiation Responding to change over following a plan Before agile: The era of waterfall methodologyOld hands like me remember the days when the waterfall methodology was the gold standard for software development. The … [Read more...] about What is agile methodology? Modern software development explained