How Functional & Visual Testing Ensures Customer Satisfaction

Wednesday, February 01, 2023

E-commerce businesses lose 35% of their revenue due to poor user experience, according to Amazon Web Services, or about $1.4 trillion annually. On the other hand, UX Planet found that every dollar spent on improving UX/UI will return $10 to $100 – especially for software-as-a-service (SaaS) businesses with sticky business models. Let’s examine why customer experience …

The top cyber security stories of 2022

Wednesday, January 18, 2023

A look in the rearview can tell you a lot about the future, so we revisited the top cyber security stories of 2022 with experts in the field. Yes, ‘tis the season when cyber security experts gaze into the crystal ball to tell us what to expect in the coming year, which is fine, but …

SBOM: What’s in your software ingredients list?

Wednesday, January 11, 2023

With an average of 500 components in an application, it’s difficult to know what’s in your software. The right security tools and expertise are here to help. A software Bill of Materials (SBOM) is an inventory of what makes up a software application: the “ingredients list” of everything in it. There’s pressure today for companies …

API Contract Testing For A Design-First World

Wednesday, January 04, 2023

Today, API-driven microservices applications are a source of speed to innovation and competitive advantage – according to SmartBear’s most recent State of Software Quality – API report: APIs are becoming central to core internal business function: 70% of companies surveyed have been developing APIs for more than three years. And of this cohort, almost three-quarters of …

JavaScript security best practices for securing your applications

Wednesday, December 21, 2022

JavaScript, like other programming languages, are not without security challenges. These JavaScript security best practices will help you build more-secure code. JavaScript is one of the most popular programming languages, largely because it’s an easy language for beginners. It’s easy to set up, it has an active and vast community, and users can create web, …

The top three differences between an open source audit and an open source scan

Wednesday, December 14, 2022

Understanding the differences between an open source audit and an open source scan will help you determine which approach is best for your organization. One of the biggest challenges of helping organizations determine the correct approach to managing their open source usage is the range of risk profiles, standards, and even definitions of “audits” and …

Custom and variant licenses: What’s in the fine print?

Wednesday, December 07, 2022

An open source audit reveals much about modern software. A thorough one will draw attention to license issues that go beyond typical open source license conflicts. The baseline finding of an audit is a complete, accurate software Bill of Materials (SBOM) of open source and third-party software in the code. That’s table stakes to providing analysis about …

I have my Black Duck Audit reports; What’s next?

Wednesday, November 23, 2022

Get the most out of your Black Duck Open Source Audit by understanding the report components and next steps you need to take. Black Duck® Open Source Audit reports provide a tremendous amount of information. We have been performing audits and delivering results to customers for over 15 years, and we continue to seek to …

Experts warn of critical security vulnerability discovered in OpenSSL

Wednesday, November 16, 2022

Understand what steps your organization needs to take now to prepare for the upcoming patch to address OpenSSL’s critical security vulnerability on November 1. Security experts are giving organizations advance disclosure of a critical vulnerability discovered in OpenSSL version 3.0 and above, leaving many to speculate about the potential impact to their organization. The OpenSSL project team …

API Performance Testing for Success

Wednesday, November 09, 2022

As the rate of delivery for applications and services continues to rise, performance testing often takes a backseat in the race to delivering apps on-time. This 2022 holiday season is expected to be bigger than ever, with holiday shopping growing 15.5% to $236 billion. During this make-or-break time of year, companies can’t afford for their …