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South African IT market to grow to R149 billion by 2021

Research and advisory firm BMIT’s preliminary estimates of the IT market for 2017 is that it grew by 5.3% to R111 billion driven mainlydigital transformation, IT security and automation. The IT market, it said, is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 7.2% to reach R149.4…

5 ways AI will change software testing

The surface area for testing software has never been so broad. Applications today interact with other applications through APIs, they leverage legacy systems, and they grow in complexity from one day to the next in a nonlinear fashion. What does that mean for testers? The 2016-17 World Quality Report suggests that AI…

IoT and Machine Learning: Why Collaboration is Key

“Internet of Things” and “Machine Learning” can seem like buzzwords. They are both in the “Peak of Inflated Expectations” stage on Gartner’s emerging technologies hype cycle, but together they will change the world in various capacities in the next couple of years. Internet of Things (IoT) refers to the network of devices…

Want continuous delivery? Get agile with change management

As organizations move towards a faster flow of automated software delivery, agile change management has become an imperative. So  how do you achieve it? Change management controls the gateway between development and deployment. It does not assess the technical worthiness of a change, nor does it build, test, and deploy…

How metrics can rescue your broken sprint retrospectives

Wandering discussion. A sprawling lack of focus. Thoughts that echo through your head such as, “Oh my God, if I hear another comment about needing better snacks, my head is going to explode!” Does this sound anything like your experiences during sprint retrospectives?  Most of us fall into one of two camps: We want…

12 must-listen software engineering podcast episodes

I listen to hours of developer-focused podcasts each week covering tech, current affairs, board games, and general geekery. I even started my own podcast, which I have a lot of fun making. Hundreds of developers have written blog posts recommending thousands of different podcast series. There's no shortage of such recommendations for software…

Four DevOps tools every database developer should have

DevOps is the process by which you identify and streamline your application development and release processes. The process part of DevOps begins with the identification of the parts of the development and release process that take the longest to complete, creating a bottleneck. Often, the database change process is the bottleneck. That’s not…

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