Xcode Cloud is now available to all developers

Apple has announced that Xcode Cloud is now available to all developers.

Xcode Cloud was first announced during WWDC 2021. Over the past year, it’s gradually been rolling out in beta to lucky developers.

A year (and a WWDC) later, Xcode Cloud is leaving beta.

Xcode Cloud is a continuous integration and delivery service that’s built into Xcode. The solution accelerates the development and delivery of apps by bringing together cloud-based tools that help...

Perforce expands its DevOps portfolio with Puppet acquisition

Perforce is expanding its portfolio of DevOps tools with the acquisition of Puppet, an infrastructure-as-code pioneer.

“This acquisition expands our product offering by adding new capabilities for enterprise DevOps teams to manage and secure their critical infrastructure,” said Mark Ties, CEO of Perforce.

“With Puppet, we will be providing our customers with access to a product portfolio that enables them to drive innovation on a global scale.

“We look...

2022 Java Developer Productivity Report: Teams aren’t realising the promise of microservices

The latest edition of Perforce’s annual Java Developer Productivity Report highlights that teams aren’t realising the full promise of microservices and CI/CD.

Developers are often finding that microservices and CI/CD are decreasing their productivity rather than improving. 

Among CI/CD users, 42 percent of respondents report build completion times of over five minutes. The most common (33%) response was build times exceeding 10 minutes.

The highest...

A new IT fabric for speed, diversity, and security

Perspectives on the days, months and years ahead in the new technology fabric driving people, organisations and society at large. Written by Patrick Jean, CTO, OutSystems and Miguel Lopes, VP Platform Strategy at OutSystems.

Technology changes all the time. That’s part of the core dynamism that drives so many of us to embrace its ability to innovate around, through and between many of the challenges of modern life.

As we look forward to the major change factors that...

Software supply chain attacks increased over 300% in 2021

We all knew there was an increase in software supply chain attacks in 2021, but a new study has quantified just how bad things got.

Argon Security – recently acquired by Aqua Security – published the latest edition of its annual Software Supply Chain Security Review this week.

The headline stat from Argon’s report that software supply chain attacks grew by more than 300 percent in 2021 compared to 2020.

Eran Orzel, Senior Director of Argon Customer...

In-built infrastructure security advantage with policy as code

It is impossible to discuss where DevOps trends are heading without mentioning policy as code, the writing of code in a high-level language to manage and automate policies in the developmental process.

In an ever-evolving regulatory landscape, organisations simply don't have the right technology or resources to scale their security and compliance efforts. Policy as code provides the much-needed agility to address regulations or standards as they emerge. This means that new...

Understanding Kubernetes clusters with observability

Developer technologies, such as Kubernetes, are rapidly evolving. Driven by a quest to deliver faster performance, optimised efficiency, and enhanced business results, organisations are under pressure to keep up with the changing needs of engineering teams, as well as their customers.

While developer tools are geared towards progression, the speed of change means that they sometimes miss the forest for the trees. In today’s world, the most prevalent tool within the industry is...

Setting containers free: Keep IT in line with business needs

The adoption of containers in enterprises is in full swing, with container platforms like Kubernetes fast becoming the de facto standard for deploying applications to production. Indeed, a recent study of data protection strategies for containers found that 67% of respondents are already running containers for production applications, while the remaining 33% plan to do so within the next 12 months.

Enabling application developers to package small, focused code into independent...

SmartBear releases its 2021 State of Software Quality | API survey

SmartBear has debuted the 2021 edition of its State of Software Quality | API survey report.

The company has been releasing its report since 2016 so has accrued deep insights that are valuable to the development industry. This year’s report features responses from over 1,600 global API professionals and spans more than 17 different industries.

The headline takeaway is that just over half (51%) of respondents started creating APIs in the last five years—indicating...

Linux Foundation: Companies are struggling to find open-source talent

The Linux Foundation and edX have released the 2021 Open Source Jobs report which reveals the struggle companies are having in finding talent.

As the world recovers from the pandemic, the general talent shortages across industries have been well-documented. However, the new report shows just how pronounced the problem is when it comes to hiring open-source expertise.

Technology helped to keep the world moving during the pandemic and even the most resistant-to-change...