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Nexus Firewall – Quality at Velocity

Nexus Firewall – Quality at Velocity

Repository managers like Nexus and Artifactory have been serving software components for development teams and their tooling for years now.  This November, we are introducing an innovative way to improve speed and reduce risk through the quarantine of components with known vulnerabilities.  With the integration of Nexus Firewall, you can shield your application development from

The Reports of Agile’s Death have been Greatly Exaggerated

The Reports of Agile’s Death have been Greatly Exaggerated

Twain quip aside, the posts about how agile is dead are rather frequent, with their either salacious or juicy narratives depending on your own experiences.   Have their been failures?  Of course.  Dogma and religious zealotry stemming from a lack of understanding of the fundamental principles are the root of these.  With the frequent blind thrusts into agile

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The Low Cost of High Caliber Developers

There is a vast difference in individual developer productivity.  You could argue that for certain intractable problems that there is an infinite difference in productivity since some developers will just never be able to solve a certain problem in any period of time.  Also, one of the hardest things in software is keeping everything as

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The Nexus Firewall – Perimeter Defense for Software Development

The quantitative research summarized below, covering over 7,000 repositories across nearly 100 countries, highlights some of the challenges with quality at modern development velocities. You can respond by leveraging automation in your repository manager to improve application quality and reduce rework while lowering exposure to risk. (Download pdf version of this article for offline reading.)

Author, Mike Hansen

Software Supply Chain Automation

  “Software supply chain automation will unleash the next level of application development and operational efficiency, driving extraordinary increases in innovation, productivity and cost savings while enabling far greater control of risk.” — Mike Hansen Sometimes intentionally and other times not, software development has borrowed much from the learnings of Toyota.  However, we still have

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Inside the Sonatype Engineering Machine – The Process and the Tooling [VIDEO]

Mike Hansen, the head of products for Sonatype, rounded up the engineering team for a series of recorded broadcasts that talk about the distributed work environment  at Sonatype. The discussion centers around how the team works together in a virtual environment, the tools that are used to communicate and how working relationships are formed during the process. TheNEXUS

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An Open Source License to Speed

There is no actual speed limit in software development, at least not a theoretical one.  In fact, we are forever pushing the envelope with new thinking and techniques with progressive teams typically driving right at the edge between control and chaos, frequently flirting with the latter.  Agile methods, lean thinking, open source and most recently

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