3 Tips for Using Rapid Application Development (RAD) Tools

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Software engineers love to write code. Give a software engineer a tool that writes the code for them, and they will come up with a million reasons why they should hand code the application instead. While hand-coded software can be more readable and elegant and meet the company’s coding standard, developing the application can take a lot more time and money. Today, more and more rapid application development tools are available to help software engineers build their applications faster and at a lower cost. This post will explore several tips for successfully using rapid application development (RAD) tools to develop

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Combining Static Application Security Testing (SAST) and Software Composition Analysis (SCA) Tools

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When creating, testing, and deploying software, many development companies now use proprietary software and open source software (OSS)
 

Proprietary software, also known as closed-source or non-free software, includes applications for which the publisher or another person reserves licensing rights to modify, use, or share modifications. Examples include Adobe Flash Player, Adobe Photoshop, macOS, Microsoft Windows, and iTunes. 

In contrast, OSS grants users the ability to use, change, study, and distribute the software and its source code to anyone on the internet. Accordingly, anyone can participate in the development of the software. Examples include MongoDB, LibreOffice, Apache HTTP Server, and

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The State of Software Security Testing Tools in 2022

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Supply chain attacks, injection attacks, server-side request forgery attacks – all these threats, and more, prey on software vulnerabilities. Vulnerabilities can range from misconfigurations to faulty design and software integrity failures. Overall, applications are the most common attack vector, with 35% of attacks exploiting some type of software vulnerability, according to Forrester Research.

The focus on software security, along with the proliferation of software security testing tools, has grown over the past few years, thanks in part to supply chain attacks like those on Stuxnet and SolarWinds. And as organizations expand their web presence, there is more risk

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Digital Transformation? Artificial Intelligence? With These Tools, Even You Could Pull It Off

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Hordes of companies are remaking how they do business to stay relevant in a technology-driven world. But hiring great software engineers who can pull off a digital transformation or artificial intelligence project is hard.




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Enter a growing legion of “citizen developers,” empowered by companies like Microsoft, Google, Amazon, Salesforce and ServiceNow.

These ordinary business people create apps using software that technology companies call low-code or no-code software development tools. To use these tools, all you need is a web browser.

Software engineers usually write lines of code filled with ones and zeros to create programs. Now, low-code and no-code

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7 top software supply chain security tools

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As the fallout from the Apache Log4J vulnerabilities earlier this year shows, the biggest risks in enterprise software today are not necessarily with insecure code written directly by in-house software development teams. The flaws of the components, libraries and other open-source code that makes up the bulk of today’s software code bases are the underwater part of the insecurity iceberg.

The truth is that so much of the enterprise software and custom applications produced by DevOps teams and software engineering groups is not actually coded by their developers. Modern software today is modular. Developers use what is called a microservices

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15 Top Digital Marketing Tools & Why We Love Them

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The digital marketing industry is constantly changing, and if you feel like you’re being challenged to do more with less, you’re not alone.

Marketers need tools more than ever to automate repetitive tasks, augment our skills, collaborate more effectively, and scale what we’re doing right.

And when it comes to digital marketing tools, you have tens or even hundreds of thousands of options to choose from – certainly hundreds of options for each channel or task type.

Here are 15 of the most popular digital marketing tools on the market right now (in no particular order) and why they’re indispensable

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