Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) News & Articles


Google Taps Arm's Memory Tagging to Fight Android Bugs

With memory-safety bugs continuing to haunt developers of all types -- especially those using C++ -- Google will borrow from Arm's memory tagging scheme to harden its Android mobile platform development.

Start-Up Emerges from Stealth with AI Bots for Mobile App Testing Grunt Work

A company called Mesmer has emerged from stealth mode with Intel-backed funding and a plan to relieve mobile app developers from the drudgery of customer experience software testing, putting AI-powered bots to the task.

Compuware Adds Machine Learning DevOps Muscle to Mainframe CI Solution

Compuware is integrating its machine-learning-driven zAdviser analytics tool with is ISPW mainframe continuous integration/continuous delivery (CI/CD) solution.

Perfecto Publishes Mobile/Web App Testing Guide

The Summer 2019 Mobile & Web Test Coverage Index is meant to answer the question: "On what devices and browsers should I be testing my mobile and Web applications?"

Parasoft Updates Tackle Test Data Management

Parasoft, an automated software testing specialist, has updated its functional testing tools with what it claims is a radical new approach to address a traditional, time-consuming bottleneck that has complicated and hindered current solutions: test data management.

Chinese Company Announces New Blockchain-as-a-Service for SMB Developers

This week Shanghai, China-based VeChain announced ToolChain, a new blockchain-as-a-service (BaaS) offering for developers in a small- to medium-sized business environment.

DevOps Shines in 2019 Stack Overflow Developer Report

The new 2019 Stack Overflow Developer Report paints a rosy picture for the related positions of DevOps specialists and site reliability engineers across several different areas, including salary and job satisfaction.

Mobile Performance Firm HeadSpin Adds Testing Functionality

HeadSpin, a mobile performance management specialist, announced a new suite of tools that incorporates new testing functionality gained in a company acquisition.

Perfecto Unveils AI-Driven, No-Code Automation Testing

Perfecto, specializing in cloud-based DevOps testing of Web and mobile apps, unveiled a new solution that uses machine learning to automatically write and maintain test scripts.

IBM Launches Security Testing Service for Blockchain-Based Products

This week IBM's X-Force Red security division announced it has launched a new testing service to help find weaknesses and fix vulnerabilities in Blockchain-based releases.

IBM Says Automated Testing Tool Completes Mainframe CI/CD Pipeline

IBM continues to modernize development on its z/OS mainframe operating system, announcing an automated unit testing tool that builds on previously introduced Git functionality.

Text-Mining Research Helps Mobile App Developers Address Issues

Statisticians at Cornell University have developed a new text-mining approach that can reportedly help mobile app developers sort out app reviews to more quickly zero in on problems that need immediate attention.

Parasoft Updates Automated Testing with Enhanced AI and Machine Learning

Last week Parasoft launched a new version of its SOAtest automated testing tool featuring enhanced artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning functionality.

Firm Adds Automated iOS Testing to Appium-Based Cloud Service

NTT Resonant added automated iOS testing to its Appium-based cloud testing service, supporting iOS 10 and later versions, along with adding support for another Appium version.

Study Says Enterprise Misuse of Developers Costs Billions

A new survey says organizations are leveraging developer talent in the wrong way, finding that "lost productivity" resulting from tasks such as debugging and code maintenance wastes $85 billion globally in "opportunity cost" every year.

BlazeMeter Open Sources Plugin for Mainframe Testing

The RTE plugin works with the company's Apache JMeter, an open source Java application designed to load test functional behavior and measure performance.

Open Source 'Kube-Hunter' Does Kubernetes Penetration Testing

Aqua Security released the open source kube-hunter tool for penetration testing of Kubernetes clusters, used for container orchestration.

TestArchitect Makes Test Automation Simple for Oracle Applications

LogiGear today announced that its flagship test automation solution, TestArchitect, now integrates with, and provides native support for, Oracle E-Business Suite applications and Oracle’s JD Edwards.

Google Launches New Continuous Delivery Platform

On Tuesday Google announced Cloud Build, a new continuous delivery platform for building, delivering and testing cloud-based applications.

Perfecto Tests Progressive Web Apps

Nodding to the growing Progressive Web Apps movement, Perfecto announced it's providing cloud-based automated testing of PWAs, which blend attributes of the Web and mobile.

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