Spring XML External Entities Guide: Examples and Prevention

XML is a markup language that we use to define and categorize data. Data stored in XML format can move between multiple servers or between a client and a server.

Once a server receives an XML input, it parses it via an XML parser. XML external entities are basically references in the XML document to files or URLs outside of the XML document. Essentially, it’s an XML standard feature that enables accessing and/or loading external resources.  Learn more about XML from Alexander Fridman on Stackhawk’s blog.

The Joining of Mainframe, Distributed and Cloud-Native Continuous Delivery

n many large enterprises, the “old” and “new” sides coexist, and such hybrid environments have become critical. While the use of the mainframe has always been pretty standard for large organizations, we haven’t been very good at automating the process of moving the mainframe to the distributed world. These two worlds have become siloed, and we manage them using different strategies and tools. As an industry, we need to figure out how to join these two silos. Learn more about joining mainframe from Carlos Schults on Open Mainframe Project’s blog.

5 Mainframe Mavens

There have been many amazing women who have made great contributions to the tech field through the years. You’ve probably heard about Ada Lovelace and Grace Hopper, among other pioneers. But today you’ll learn about five mainframe mavens. With the help of Yvette LaMar, Director of the IBM Z Ecosystem at IBM, and Stacey Miller, Global Product Marketing Manager for SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for IBM Z and LinuxOne, Real Time, Geo Clustering and Global Services, – comarketing chairs of the Open Mainframe Project — you’ll meet five women who made amazing contributions to the mainframe. Read more below about these amazing women in this post from Carlos Schults on Open Mainframe Project’s blog.

Leveraging the Open Mainframe for Hybrid IT

The mainframe is still critical for enterprise business functions, particularly due to its capacity for high-speed processing and unique security features. However, it might not be clear how the mainframe can be a vital help for organizations undergoing a digital transformation. In this video from Open Mainframe Summit 2021, Alan Clark, CTO, Directing Industry Initiatives & Emerging Standards at SUSE, talks about how to leverage IBM Z as a key element of a hybrid IT infrastructure. Watch the video and read the breakdown from Carlos Schults on Open Mainframe Project’s blog.

Scaling Scrum: A Tactical Guide for the Enterprise

Growing teams is a great way to go for the firm, as all hands are on deck. But it also comes with a major shortcoming: the fact that there is little or no control over the diverse teams of developers and engineers or how to manage their inputs and contributions toward solving the complex problem at hand. This factor costs lots of time before any major breakthrough comes to the forefront. Thus, it reduces the value such a firm delivers to the client at large. To mitigate this challenge faced by software development, many companies adopt frameworks like scrum and Scrum@Scale. Learn more from Ukpai Ugochi on Plutora’s blog.

Using Pytest Fixtures: A Step-by-Step Guide With Examples

Pytest is one of the most popular testing modules for Python. Pytest is used for Python API test cases, database projects, artificial intelligence, and even for blockchain applications. Furthermore, pytest and its features, like fixtures, are highly configurable and doesn’t have much boilerplate. Having the ability to use pytest with fixtures alone can create a career path for any talented Python developer. In this step-by-step guide from Don Roche on Testim’s blog, you can go through how to set up pytest with fixtures. It’ll also go into detail into the different types of fixtures, with examples. By the end, you should have a good idea of how fixtures work in pytest.

What Is Software Testing? All the Basics You Need to Know

We also refreshed a post on software testing. Picture this. Your organization has been working hard on its product for two years. The release of the first version is approaching quickly, and everyone is excited. The stakes are high, so people are nervous, but they’re also confident on the quality of their work. Then, the big day finally comes… and it’s terrible. Sure, the application looks great, and its features are fantastic. However, the app is riddled with embarrassing bugs. Users aren’t satisfied and the reviews are unforgiving. How could this be prevented? The answer is, of course, software testing. Learn all about software testing on Testim’s blog.