How Axon prioritizes ethical design

While Google is amassing data on everyone, nudging them to do this or that or buy this or that, Axon is trying to make the world a safer place.  Perhaps somewhat ironically, the company builds technology solutions and weapons for law enforcement, self-defense and the military. Axon — formerly known as TASER International — has … continue reading

How to achieve ethical design

Ethical design is at the very early stages when it comes to high-tech innovations.  Other industries including healthcare, financial services, energy and others have had to ponder various ethical issues and over time they became highly regulated because the safety and security of their customers or the public at large are at stake. In the … continue reading

Ethical design: What it is and why developers should care

Safety by design, security by design, privacy by design. As software capabilities continue to evolve, developers need to adapt the way they think and work. Ethical design is the next thing that will be integrated into the pipeline, given the popularity of artificial intelligence (AI). Like safety and security by design, ethical design helps avoid … continue reading

Improving UX outcomes is a team sport

Most companies building software tout the great user experiences (UX) they provide, but enterprise users seldom agree. After all, everyday apps are intuitive but enterprise applications still tend to require conformance. With Infragistics Indigo.Design, enterprise designers and developers can cooperatively deliver the kinds of UX outcomes their customers expect. Part of the problem is the … continue reading

Ensure security and quality at speed

Today’s companies must become software companies to keep pace with competitive pressures and customer demands. As organizations become increasingly software-enabled, their footprints are extending out to cloud environments and the Internet of Things (IoT), increasing application complexity and the associated risks. With Synopsys, software teams can avoid the usual trade-offs between faster time-to-market imperatives, security … continue reading

5 ways static code analysis can save you

If you’re not doing static code analysis (aka static analysis), now is the time to start. Delivering code faster has dubious value if the quality degrades as development cycles shrink. On the other hand, if you’re not doing static code analysis, you’re not alone. Despite the mature age of the tool category, not a lot … continue reading

JRebel speeds all Java app development

Which version of Java should you use? If you’re not sure, you’re not alone. Since the cadence of Java version releases shifted from three or four years to six months as of the Java 9 release, lots of developers have been confused. Many of them have avoided Java 9 and Java 10 because they were … continue reading

Kotlin gains ground in Android, but no current threat to Java, experts say

Kotlin continues to gain momentum among Android developers. In case you’re not familiar with Kotlin, it’s a statically typed, JVM-based language that’s interoperable with Java.  It was developed by IntelliJ IDE provider JetBrains, which introduced the language in 2011. Version 1.0, the first officially stable release was introduced in February 2016. However, Kotlin’s status was … continue reading

AI in automated testing: Try it, but tread carefully

AI, machine learning, and related technologies are more popular than ever, but when it comes to automated testing, the hype outpaces the reality.  While there are a few automated testing solutions that take advantage of AI and perhaps machine learning or deep learning, the level of chatter might lead one to believe that such tools … continue reading

Tips for building AI into mobile apps

Apps are getting smarter, which is affecting what developers do and how they do it.  While programmers don’t have to be AI experts to include intelligent elements in their app, they should understand something about what they’re building into their app and why.   For example, if you’re trying to improve a shopping experience or … continue reading

Web Accessibility: The effort at Capital One Bank

Web and mobile development focuses on technological inclusiveness, such as across operating systems, browsers and devices. Yet, as organizations become even more digital over time, human accessibility still isn’t getting the attention it should because there’s a general lack of awareness about the issue and how best to address it. Capital One began its journey … continue reading

Industry Spotlight: Melissa enables active data quality

Poor data quality costs businesses time, money, and customers. For companies conducting business in Europe, the associated costs could rise dramatically when the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) takes effect in May 2018. One small data quality mistake involving the misuse of Personally-Identifiable Information (PII) could cost a company 20 million euros or 4 … continue reading

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