Welcome!

Machine Learning Authors: Zakia Bouachraoui, Liz McMillan, Roger Strukhoff, Pat Romanski, Carmen Gonzalez

Related Topics: Microservices Expo

Microservices Expo: Article

SOA World - Exclusive Q&A with Dr Adam Kolawa, Co-founder & CEO of Parasoft

ADP helps give developers more time to focus on the creative tasks they enjoy most

“Developers need to realize that Automated Defect Prevention benefits them," says Parasoft co-founder & CEO Dr Adam Kolawa in this Exclusive Q&A with SYS-CON Media's Java Developer's Journal. "But they won’t start recognizing this until they see that they have less work," Kolawa continues. The key to success, he adds, is to have an infrastructure handle as much work as possible. "This way, developers have time to focus on the creative tasks they enjoy most...the ones that truly require human intelligence."

View Dr Kolawa on SYS-CON.TV
Read Dr Kolawa's Articles

“Developers need to realize that [ADP] benefits them. But they won’t start recognizing this until they see that they have less work.”
-- Dr Adam Kolawa, Co-Founder & CEO of Parasoft
Dr
Adam Kolawa is the coauthor of the recently published Automated Defect Prevention: Best Practices in Software Management (Wiley & Sons, 2007). He is the co-founder & CEO of Parasoft, a leading provider of Automated Error Prevention software solutions. Aside from additionally co-authoring Bulletproofing Web Applications, Dr Kolawa has contributed to or written more than 100 commentary pieces and technical papers, and has coauthored numerous scientific papers.
Java Developer’s Journal: How realistic is it to seek to modify the development process in the entire software life cycle to reduce opportunities for mistakes? Is Automated Defect Prevention simply too much for IT organizations to take on board?

Dr Adam Kolawa: It’s not very realistic. That’s why we’re not trying to modify the development process. Rather, we’re trying to improve it.  There’s a big difference. We learned that it’s critical to take it slow. In the book, we discuss this under ADP Principle 6: Incremental Implementation of ADP’s Practices and Policies. In a nutshell, you never want to attack the process as a whole. Instead, start by going after a few “low-hanging fruits”— relatively simple changes that will yield significant gains. Then, keep moving forward.
It is too much to expect that you can get the entire organization on board at once. That’s why you need you introduce it incrementally, winning over one group at a time. It typically takes years to extend it across the entire organization.

Java Developer’s Journal: Is it possible to quantify what proportion of getting ADP into the DNA of developers and managers is a software development challenge and what proportion is a human or change-management challenge?

AK: I really think that this is all a human and change management challenge. Developers need to realize that this benefits them. But they won’t start recognizing this until they see that they have less work. The key to success here to have an infrastructure handle as much work as possible. This way, developers have time to focus on the creative tasks they enjoy most… the ones that truly require human intelligence.


Next Page: Dr Kolawa on the Future of Technology

More Stories By Jeremy Geelan

Jeremy Geelan is Chairman & CEO of the 21st Century Internet Group, Inc. and an Executive Academy Member of the International Academy of Digital Arts & Sciences. Formerly he was President & COO at Cloud Expo, Inc. and Conference Chair of the worldwide Cloud Expo series. He appears regularly at conferences and trade shows, speaking to technology audiences across six continents. You can follow him on twitter: @jg21.

Comments (0)

Share your thoughts on this story.

Add your comment
You must be signed in to add a comment. Sign-in | Register

In accordance with our Comment Policy, we encourage comments that are on topic, relevant and to-the-point. We will remove comments that include profanity, personal attacks, racial slurs, threats of violence, or other inappropriate material that violates our Terms and Conditions, and will block users who make repeated violations. We ask all readers to expect diversity of opinion and to treat one another with dignity and respect.


CloudEXPO Stories
The precious oil is extracted from the seeds of prickly pear cactus plant. After taking out the seeds from the fruits, they are adequately dried and then cold pressed to obtain the oil. Indeed, the prickly seed oil is quite expensive. Well, that is understandable when you consider the fact that the seeds are really tiny and each seed contain only about 5% of oil in it at most, plus the seeds are usually handpicked from the fruits. This means it will take tons of these seeds to produce just one bottle of the oil for commercial purpose. But from its medical properties to its culinary importance, skin lightening, moisturizing, and protection abilities, down to its extraordinary hair care properties, prickly seed oil has got lots of excellent rewards for anyone who pays the price.
The platform combines the strengths of Singtel's extensive, intelligent network capabilities with Microsoft's cloud expertise to create a unique solution that sets new standards for IoT applications," said Mr Diomedes Kastanis, Head of IoT at Singtel. "Our solution provides speed, transparency and flexibility, paving the way for a more pervasive use of IoT to accelerate enterprises' digitalisation efforts. AI-powered intelligent connectivity over Microsoft Azure will be the fastest connected path for IoT innovators to scale globally, and the smartest path to cross-device synergy in an instrumented, connected world.
There are many examples of disruption in consumer space – Uber disrupting the cab industry, Airbnb disrupting the hospitality industry and so on; but have you wondered who is disrupting support and operations? AISERA helps make businesses and customers successful by offering consumer-like user experience for support and operations. We have built the world’s first AI-driven IT / HR / Cloud / Customer Support and Operations solution.
ScaleMP is presenting at CloudEXPO 2019, held June 24-26 in Santa Clara, and we’d love to see you there. At the conference, we’ll demonstrate how ScaleMP is solving one of the most vexing challenges for cloud — memory cost and limit of scale — and how our innovative vSMP MemoryONE solution provides affordable larger server memory for the private and public cloud. Please visit us at Booth No. 519 to connect with our experts and learn more about vSMP MemoryONE and how it is already serving some of the world’s largest data centers. Click here to schedule a meeting with our experts and executives.
Darktrace is the world's leading AI company for cyber security. Created by mathematicians from the University of Cambridge, Darktrace's Enterprise Immune System is the first non-consumer application of machine learning to work at scale, across all network types, from physical, virtualized, and cloud, through to IoT and industrial control systems. Installed as a self-configuring cyber defense platform, Darktrace continuously learns what is ‘normal' for all devices and users, updating its understanding as the environment changes.