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October 25, 2017  2:44 PM

Is your software automation testing framework working?

Valerie Silverthorne Profile: Valerie Silverthorne

When it comes to software testing automation, it seems we all still have a long way to go. A look at a new survey from Logigear looks at the state of your software automation testing framework, and all that surrounds it, and it’s easy to understand why everyone struggles. First, just 56% said...

September 14, 2017  1:05 PM

10 tech terms the business side needs to know

Valerie Silverthorne Profile: Valerie Silverthorne

Scott McCarty, head of technical product marketing for containers at Red Hat, thinks we all just need to get along, and for that to happen we need to understand each other better. With that in mind he's pulled together a list of 10 tech terms the business side needs to understand. Perhaps you'll...


August 4, 2017  2:41 PM

Is Agile stuck? Looking for answers at Agile2017

Valerie Silverthorne Profile: Valerie Silverthorne

It's hard not to ask the "Is Agile still relevant?" question today. And it's harder to still to hear some of the answers, ranging from straight up "No" to "too much focus on process" to "they're their own worst enemies." That's why, in advance of


July 12, 2017  1:59 PM

Is the future of Agile actually BizDevOps?

Valerie Silverthorne Profile: Valerie Silverthorne

It's easy to think every organization has DevOps on the corporate brain but in reality, interest in -- and commitment to -- Agile remains high, particularly in the enterprise space. Of course, that doesn't necessarily make it easy to do. And it doesn't mean DevOps isn't having an impact. With...


April 30, 2017  3:01 PM

We’re not as automated as we think we are

Valerie Silverthorne Profile: Valerie Silverthorne

Test automation is not as far along as we'd thought, Agile and DevOps aren't making software development easier and management is still everyone's biggest problem. Those are just some of the results of a survey done by software test company LogiGear. And this wasn't just any survey -- 10 years...


April 10, 2017  2:23 PM

Software salaries — it’s still very good news

Valerie Silverthorne Profile: Valerie Silverthorne

Job site glassdoor.com just posted its top 25 highest paying jobs in America and 11 of those jobs were in high tech. And more than half of those, 7 actually, were software related. It's a really good time to be in development, clearly, with software salaries rising almost as fast as demand. But...


February 22, 2017  2:14 PM

Another perspective on H-1B reform

Valerie Silverthorne Profile: Valerie Silverthorne

As is widely know, the White House is considering making sweeping changes to the H-1B visa program. These changes could make it far more difficult for companies to bring foreign workers over to the US, perhaps by making it too costly to...


February 13, 2017  2:24 PM

Red Hat’s 8 rules of successful Open Source

Valerie Silverthorne Profile: Valerie Silverthorne

Everyone wants to use and participate in an open source software environment but sadly not everyone knows how to do it right. This is the perspective of Matt Hicks, vice president of engineering for Red Hat's OpenShift. So he reached out with his 8 unwritten rules of Open Source. "These are just...


January 24, 2017  5:16 PM

Development problem solving, the LinkedIn way

Valerie Silverthorne Profile: Valerie Silverthorne

For those wondering what it's like to be on a 3x3 mobile release schedule, look no further than LinkedIn which has 3 releases a day and a plan to never let code be older than 3 hours before committing to it. Even if your company is the size of LinkedIn, that's a big enchilada to get through daily...


December 28, 2016  3:17 PM

The promise — and pitfalls — of low code/no code

Valerie Silverthorne Profile: Valerie Silverthorne

Amidst the many changes we saw in 2016, one stands out to me as I look forward to 2017 and that's the rise of low code/no code platforms. These tools are designed to let pretty much anyone -- even a 19th C. English Lit. major like myself -- create applications, or tweak existing apps, without...


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