User experience remains front and center for web application developers

In baseball, it’s three strikes and you’re out. In this age of app fatigue and digital transformations, the rules of America’s favorite pastime don’t apply to web application development. For most brands and enterprises, they have seconds to delight a user or they are skipping out of the ball park and onto the next competitor. … continue reading

For high-performing engineering teams, disagreement is healthy

You’ve probably heard the conventional wisdom that teams should be aligned around a common goal. But while it’s important to have a shared business objective, the idea that everyone needs to have the same goal is selling your engineering team short. Productive tension is beneficial for organizations. In my engineering group, I have at least … continue reading

What you want, when you want it. Key trends in modern UX design

The year was 1997. Steve Jobs fidgeted on a stool in front of the World Wide Developer Conference, chatting with the audience: “You’ve got to start with the customer experience and work backwards to the technology. You can’t start with the technology and try to figure where you’re going to sell it. I’ve made this … continue reading

MongoDB World: Developers gain more freedom with MongoDB Stitch, MongoDB Atlas

MongoDB unveiled new services designed to not only give developers more freedom for deploying, managing, and scaling MongoDB, but also enable developers to quickly build modern applications with ease. At this year’s MongoDB World in Chicago, MongoDB unveiled MongoDB Stitch, a new Backend as a Service (BaaS) that simplifies application development. Developers can now compose … continue reading

PagerDuty highlights disconnect between customer expectations, IT operations challenges

Consumers have high expectations when it comes to digital experiences and applications, and this is proving to be a challenge for IT organizations ability to resolve customer-impacting incidents quickly, according to findings from PagerDuty’s State of Digital Operations report. The report, based on a two-part survey of more than 300 IT professionals in development and … continue reading

The Android O developer preview is here

O boy, the developer preview of Android O is here. Today the Android team shared the first developer preview for the next version of the Android operating system. According to an Android blog by Dave Burke, vice president of engineering at Android, over the course of the next several months, Android will release updated developer … continue reading

Motus’ three keys to enterprise application success

With all of the new techniques, tooling, operating systems and devices that keep updating at a rapid pace, developers need to stay on their toes if they want to keep up with the competition and pace of agile. In order to help developers create the next wave of mobile apps, Motus, a cloud-based mobile enterprise … continue reading

Google TensorFlow Debugger, Jest 19, and the Qt 3D Studio—SD Times news digest: Feb. 21, 2017

Google is introducing a tool designed to help developers debug machine learning models in TensorFlow. TensorFlow Debugger aims to provide visibility into the internal structure and state of TensorFlow graphs. According to the team, compared to other debugging options, TensorFlow Debugger requires fewer lines of code, provides more graph coverage, and offers a more interactive … continue reading

ArcTouch finds enterprise mobile apps are ‘functional but unfriendly’

Enterprise mobile applications are living up to users’ expectations when it comes to functionality, but ArcTouch, a mobile app design and development company, found applications are missing the mark when it comes to design and other factors that make for a solid user experience. According to Adam Fingerman, CEO and cofounder of ArcTouch, only 12% … continue reading

Five steps developers can follow to measure the ROI of mobile apps

With today’s hyperactive application market, it can be a challenge for today’s developers to achieve financial success. For some free mobile applications, measuring the return on investment is complex, and businesses can get caught up trying to sift through the sea of analytics tools before they even define their return on investment. Many mobile development … continue reading

IBM unveils Project DataWorks, QASymphony launches qTest Insights 2.0, and developers describe roadblocks to their work—SD Times news digest: Sept. 27, 2016

In order to make it easy for businesses to collect and organize their data, IBM has introduced Project DataWorks, an initiative from Watson that uses the cloud-based data and analytics platform to integrate all types of data while enabling AI-powered decision-making. Project DataWorks is available on Bluemix, IBM’s Cloud platform, and it aims to redefine … continue reading

How developers can explore the future of the mobile web

Since a majority of users spend their time inside of mobile apps, they don’t want to waste it with connectivity issues or flaky WiFi, according to Pete LePage, a developer advocate for Google. Developers play an important role in improving these issues, he said, and they need to watch the future of the mobile web … continue reading

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