Modernized Mainframe Testing

Overview: A significant portion of the software delivery lifecycle is spent on tedious and often repetitive manual testing. Automated testing catches issues earlier, improves code quality, and frees developers to do what they do best—write code.   In the tenth episode of the Building a Better Software Delivery Platform podcast, Compuware Topaz for Total Test Product Manager Steen Brahe tells host Rick Slade that, depending on the circumstances, mainframe developers spend 30-80% of their time on testing. That’s a lot of time that could be spent on coding instead dedicated…

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DNS: An Essential Component of Cloud Computing

The evolution of the internet is anchored in the phenomenon of new technologies replacing their older counterparts. But technology evolution can be just as much about building upon what is already in place, as it is about tearing down past innovations. Indeed, the emergence of cloud computing has been powered by extending an unlikely underlying component: the more than 30-year-old global Domain Name System (DNS). The DNS has offered a level of utility and resiliency that has been virtually unmatched in its 30-plus years of existence. Not only is this…

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Travel Intel’s Autonomous Superhighway

It has more than 27 miles of multilevel thoroughfares on which 1,700 autonomous vehicles shuttle Intel’s most precious cargo. It’s the automated material-handling system – or AMHS – at Intel’s D1 factory in Hillsboro, Oregon. Intel runs overhead transport systems like this in every one of its six chip fabs worldwide. The boxes scooting along on the overhead tracks are front-opening unified pods – or FOUPs – that carry as many as 25 wafers, each containing hundreds of Intel® chips, on their weekslong fabrication journey starting as blank silicon discs.…

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Becoming Agile in Technical Support

Overview: Technical support groups, just like the businesses they serve, can benefit greatly from adopting Agile practices. Keeping your Compuware software current and leveraging zAdviser data can help provide maximum value to your end users and your organization as a whole.   This message is for mainframe Technical Support, more specifically, the managers of the Technical Support Groups in mainframe shops, and their business sponsors who are responsible for resource allocation. It’s a message about investment and returns on investment, it’s about continuous improvement, and it’s a tough message about…

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Code Quality and Security

Overview: In Chapter 9 of the Building a Better Software Delivery Platform podcast series, Compuware’s Rick Slade is joined by SonarSource VP of Marketing Nicolas Bontoux to discuss code quality and security, as well as SonarSource’s commitment to providing value to their customers.   If you’ve been listening to DevOps-related podcasts, you may have noticed a trend emerging. Whether you’re listening to Dr. Mik Kersten and Gene Kim discuss “The Five Ideals,” CEO Chris O’Malley talk about Compuware’s recent acquisition by BMC, or Global Sales Lead Craig Hartwell talk to…

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Introducing Thunderbolt 4: Universal Cable Connectivity for Everyone

In July 2020, Intel announces the Thunderbolt 4 controller 8000 series, which includes JHL8540 and JHL8340 host controllers for computer makers and JHL8440 device controller for accessory makers. Thunderbolt 4 developer kits and certification testing are available. (Credit: Intel Corporation)» Click for full image What’s New: Today, Intel revealed new details about Thunderbolt™ 4, the next generation of its universal cable connectivity solution, delivering increased minimum performance requirements, expanded capabilities and USB4 specification compliance. For the first time, Thunderbolt 4 will offer docks with up to four Thunderbolt ports and universal…

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Mobileye and WILLER Partner on Self-Driving Mobility Solutions for Japan, Southeast Asia

JERUSALEM, Israel, and OSAKA, Japan, July 8, 2020 – Mobileye, an Intel Company, and WILLER, one of the largest transportation operators in Japan, Taiwan and the Southeast Asian region, today announced a strategic collaboration to launch an autonomous robotaxi service in Japan and markets across Southeast Asia, including Taiwan. Beginning in Japan, the companies will collaborate on the testing and deployment of autonomous transportation solutions based on Mobileye’s automated vehicle (AV) technology. More: Autonomous Driving at Intel | Mobileye News “Our new collaboration with WILLER brings a meaningful addition to Mobileye’s growing global…

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