Application Development & Delivery

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Feature Management Is Hot — Feature Experimentation Is Just Warming Up

Christopher Condo 5 days ago
Feature management and experimentation tools assist agile-plus-DevOps teams in achieving progressive delivery. Read more about our recent evaluation of these tools.
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The Forrester Wave™: Content Platforms, Q2 2021 Is Live — ECM Continues Its Evolution

Cheryl McKinnon 6 days ago
The latest edition of “The Forrester Wave™: Content Platforms, Q2 2021” is now available to Forrester clients! The enterprise content management (ECM) market continues its evolution, with vendors stepping up their investments in cloud-first, flexible platforms. While many vendors still offer products that can be deployed on-premises or in a hosted model, cloud has become […]
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Predictions 2021 Hub

Explore our blog posts, videos, guides, and other resources to understand the dynamics that will shape 2021.

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April And May 2021 Research Recap — Cloud And Tech Operations

Lauren Nelson June 11, 2021
Each month, the infrastructure and operations (I&O) team writes incredible research (sorry for missing April initially!). As a research director, I get to not only see the final outcome but also all of the work and client insights that went into its creation. For those who know me, I am quick to call these out […]
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PIM Powers Digital Experience — Introducing The Latest Edition Of The Forrester Wave™: Product Information Management

Amanda LeClair May 27, 2021
Marketers, e-commerce directors, data analysts, content operations managers, master data management (MDM) managers, heads of channel management … these are just some of the roles of people we talked to for our recently published Forrester Wave™ evaluation on product information management (PIM) vendors. This diverse set of PIM users reflects how this role has broadened […]
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Expertise And The Shared Services Problem: A Conversation With Don Reinertsen

Charles Betz May 25, 2021
One of the biggest hurdles for DevOps is meeting the need for both specialists and generalists. Principal Analyst Charles Betz talks with DevOps expert Don Reinertsen about striking the right balance.
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Are PWAs At An Inflection Point?

Andrew Cornwall May 18, 2021
Progressive web apps have been held back on mobile, but recent changes have developers looking at them in a new way. Senior Analyst Andrew Cornwall explains.
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Figma Improves Collaboration And Workflows With Branches And Version Control

Karine Cardona-Smits May 4, 2021
I recently attended the Config 2021 design conference, and my big takeaway from its opening keynote is the introduction of branches and version control capabilities that will allow design teams to benefit from all the comfort that version control systems such as GitHub, Subversion, CVS, or Bitbucket have been offering to software engineers for decades. […]
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The CIO In 2020: A Window Of Opportunity

The IT leader’s guide to capitalizing on uncertain times.

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Meet Andrew Cornwall, Forrester’s Newest Mobile/AD&D Analyst

Andrew Cornwall April 20, 2021
Hello! It’s a pleasure to meet you. I’m the most recently hired analyst on Forrester’s application development and delivery research team. I’m sure this is a huge relief to previous newest analyst David Mooter, who’s no longer required to bring the (virtual, COVID-safe) coffee and donuts to team meetings. About Andrew I’m married and live […]
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Marketplaces Unlock New Markets For Sellers — And Tech Providers

Allen Bonde April 20, 2021
Online marketplaces offer a lower-cost route to market for many sellers and a more convenient way for buyers to find, compare, and purchase products and services. Sure, there can be risks for sellers when they give over some control to a third party. And a few brands, such as Nike, have moved their focus to […]
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Event-Driven Architecture: This Time It’s Not A Fad

David Mooter April 16, 2021
Clients sometimes ask me, “Why is there so much buzz about event-driven architecture (EDA)? This isn’t a new idea.” Indeed, it isn’t new. From complex event processing to the hardware interrupts of the UNIVAC, computers have been responding to events of some sort since the 1950s. But advances in technology and architecture have elevated the […]
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The Rising Bar For Retailer Mobile App Experiences — Are You Ready?

Scott Compton April 14, 2021
Use best-in-class examples to prioritize your retail mobile app development.
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Google V. Oracle: Sanity Prevails At The Supreme Court

David Mooter April 6, 2021
Yesterday, the United States Supreme Court ruled that Google’s usage of Java APIs was legal, and the US IT industry breathed a sigh of relief. At issue was Google writing its own implementation of the Java language, which happened to use the same APIs as Oracle’s Java SE. The Supreme Court’s Decision What exactly did […]
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Learn From Natural Language Processing Use Cases To Build Your Projects In Production

Guannan Lu March 25, 2021
Many solutions have already adopted technologies we introduced in AI 2.0. Check out how banks and insurers in APAC benefit from NLP.
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Look For A Full-Service Partner To Support Your Commerce Transformation

Ted Schadler March 22, 2021
The pandemic made it immediately and poignantly clear that every company in every industry needs a robust omnichannel commerce strategy and set of capabilities. But your specific needs depend greatly on your industry, business model, e-commerce history, and priorities. Consumers want full-journey, omnichannel experiences. This requires a common strategy and toolkit; increasingly, a real-time customer […]
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Prepare For AI That Learns To Code Your Enterprise Applications (Part 1)

Diego Lo Giudice March 18, 2021
Software Development, Past And Present Shortfalls As digital accelerates, so does the demand for business applications. And the complexity of building business applications is growing, despite all the innovations we’ve created during the past 20 years. Decision-makers have tried leveraging prepackaged business apps on-premises and now also in the cloud — only to find they […]
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Make Agile A Stepping Stone Toward Future Fit Adaptability

Diego Lo Giudice March 17, 2021
Being adaptive is one of three core competencies of what Forrester calls a future fit organization. Let’s explore how to reach adaptability and help you deal with the unknown, drive organizational flexibility, and react to rapid change.
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Dapr: Service Mesh Done Right?

David Mooter March 15, 2021
With the recent announcement that Dapr has reached its first production-ready release, we finally see a viable response to Istio and perhaps the rest of the service mesh industry from Microsoft. If you’re not familiar, Dapr is a coding framework intended to solve the challenges of modern distributed applications. You may be asking, “But isn’t […]
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Hyland Doubles Down On Its Open Source, Cloud-Native Bet On The Future Of ECM

Cheryl McKinnon March 4, 2021
Hyland announced on March 4 that it intends to acquire content platform provider Nuxeo. The deal is expected to close in April or May. Coming on the heels of its acquisition of Alfresco, which we blogged about here, just months ago, Hyland will soon be the home for the two most widely deployed open source […]
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Agile CMS Moves The Market Beyond Headless — The Just-Released Forrester Wave™ Evaluation

Nick Barber February 22, 2021
Agile content management systems (CMSes) build on the momentum of nearly 30 years of delivering modern, digital, internet-powered experiences. With a nod to both developers and practitioners, agile CMS seeks to enable collaborative, iterative approaches to content and experiences that satisfy both sides of the house. Make no mistake, though, agile CMS is more than […]
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Why The Service Mesh Should Fade Out Of Sight

David Mooter January 13, 2021
Service meshes need to fade away into the background of development platforms. To understand why, one must first understand the quiet revolution happening with Kubernetes.
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