The sequestration has hit a lot of organizations hard, and IT intensive programs aren’t ducking the proverbial bullet. In the decade since 9-11, organizations had more money and resources to give to development teams to fix their application’s performance issues. But now that the nation is trying to fix its fiscal woes, every day and dollar counts.
When you think about PHP, it is often associated with small applications made by passionate developers for their personal use — generally websites with low database usage and/or few visitors. Well, how wrong we are! PHP is used for a large panel of applications that generate a lot of traffic, for example public administrations or big companies. These entities require their applications maintain high scalability, availability, and, of course, no drop of performance. It’s no wonder that performance and speed are very popular quality goals when it comes to PHP.
Last month, I had the opportunity to discuss the expanding threat of mobile IT security with CAST’s audience. The feedback we got was so overwhelming, I wanted to answer the questions we might have missed here on the blog. Lev already answered some of your questions in a previous post, so for my follow-up post, I’ll focus on the risks that often go ignored throughout the software development process.
The argument surrounding Twitter’s usefulness will more than likely rage on for years with no clear winner. But one thing’s for sure, it’s a great place to find news — if you know the right people to follow. That’s why we’re starting a monthly blog post series to highlight some of the influential “twitterers” that we enjoy following, sharing with you some great resources to help find new, techy, and interesting news. Scroll down to our Top Ten for February and fill your stream with techy tweeters. And don’t forget to follow @OnQuality for more updates!
We’re covering Java frameworks and their impact on application quality in an upcoming webinar, Java Applications and Coffee: The Variations are Endless, on Jan 29. As part of that, I wanted to share some insights along the lines of what we might discuss during the webinar. But first, what is a software framework? A software framework is an abstraction in which software provides generic functionality. It is universal and can be reused by different applications. Nowadays, it seems impossible to start the development of an application without thinking about frameworks. Some of them appear as a de-facto standards used in most applications, such as log4j with its implementation in other … Read More
If you’re snickering at the idea of your CIO talking Java (or any programming language for that matter), trust us, you’re not alone. However, CIOs can no longer afford to be in the dark about their IT team’s choice of programming language and tools. Initial results from CAST’s most recent CRASH report, released today, reveals which enterprise Java framework delivers the most secure and reliable applications. With this information, C-suite executives can better understand how choices made in IT can impact the security and reliability of enterprise applications. Click over to read the initial results released this morning, or sign up for our webinar on Jan. 29, Java Applications … Read More
There’s been a lot of debate in the news and social networks about what’s in store for future CIOs. Oddly, pundits are in on the act, attempting to define exactly what we mean by CIO. Regardless of the title, the fact is that CIOs live on the knife’s edge of innovation, and today, that blade has never been sharper. I’ll be talking about this at length in a webinar, The Evolution and Career Path of The CIO, which I encourage you to attend. Today, I wanted to offer some insight into what I’ll be covering and the impact of the changing role of the CIO. The CIOs of Old In … Read More