premium Framework & Language — Top 5 Things for Software Developers to Consider in SaaS

SaaS (software-as-a-service) development has evolved significantly over the past decade. Traditional desktop applications move to the cloud, and iterate faster due to the limited nature of supported devices and open-source software teams have to maintain. Desktop applications can now be overcome easily with the adoption of the open-source Electron framework, wrapping around a hosted SaaS … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Android Foldable support, Telerik’s Fiddler Everywhere, and Cloudflare’s 1.1.1.1

Last week, Samsung announced its first foldable phone and Google announced support for foldable screens. Google has outlined a set of recommendations for developers to follow to ensure that their apps run well on foldable screens. Developers should ensure that their apps support runtime configuration changes, multi-window mode, and multiple displays. More details are available … continue reading

Industry Watch: The developer transformation

Companies today are told that if they hope to remain competitive, they’ll have to embark on a digital transformation. So as tools emerge to help organizations make that journey, one point is irrefutable: Organizations need to focus on changing how they leverage their developer talent to truly remain competitive. In a study called The Developer … continue reading

Sencha launches free Ext JS Community Edition for individuals and small organizations

Sencha is trying to increase JavaScript access for hobbyist developers, startups, and students by releasing its Ext JS Community Edition. Ext JS Community Edition is a free edition of Sencha’s JavaScript tooling, components, and framework targeted at those groups. According to the company, Ext JS Community Edition includes a powerful UI component library that will … continue reading

Fixvember aims to boost DevOps skills

For many developers, November is the time of the year where they look to sharpen their skills and dedicate more of their time to outside projects. Much like the National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) initiative where writers commit to writing 50,000 words in the month of November, developers commit to writing code. A few years … continue reading

premium Analyst Watch: Overcome the people problem in DevOps

Through 2023, 90 percent of DevOps initiatives will fail to fully meet expectations due to the limitations of leadership approaches, not technical reasons. The value in adopting DevOps practices is substantial, but if initiatives are to be successful, organizations must appropriately implement. The most common cause of DevOps failures is people — not process. Many … continue reading

SD Times news digest: CircleCI’s Technology Partner Program, GitHub reaches 100 million repositories, and API Fortress’ updates

CircleCI is opening up its platform to partners and community contributors with a new Technology Partner Program. Along with the partner program, the company announced a new package manager called CircleCI Orbs. Orbs will allow for an ecosystem of shareable components that will be available on the CircleCI platform. Organizations can use orbs to share … continue reading

SD Times Open-Source Project of the Week: Apollo GraphQL Platform

Apollo made its GraphQL Platform open-core this week, making the platform’s core GraphQL development capabilities free and open source, with additional commercial plugins for purchase. Matt DeBergalis, co-founder and vice president of product at Apollo, explained the release takes into consideration many of the proposed GraphQL standards that Apollo and users of their platform have … continue reading

MongoDB updates its mobile database, serverless platform

MongoDB today made its mobile database generally available as part of an overall effort to give developers the ability “to work with data anywhere in the world,” the company announced. The company also said it has added features to its MongoDB Stitch serverless platform that will make it easier to use. Stitch Mobile Sync, which … continue reading

Android Dev Summit: Foldables, Kotlin 1.3 support, Android JetPack updates, and more

Google is looking to support the latest technologies in a series of new Android developer updates and features announced at its Android Dev Summit in Mountain View this week. Some highlights included: Support for devices with foldable screens Android device makers are beginning to experiment with Foldables, which are screens that can bend and fold. … continue reading

premium Guest View: Serverless: A bad rerun

In today’s fast-moving world, DevOps teams are struggling to solve the same problem: What is the best way to build, deploy, and maintain applications in a cloud-native world? From this problem has spawned a heated debate between the serverless and container communities. While I usually am a firm believer that the answer is somewhere in … continue reading

Kony brings support for PWAs to low-code development

At first, the biggest thing standing in the way of Progressive Web Apps (PWAs) becoming mainstream was that there was not a lot of support from industry giants. Apple and Microsoft changed that this year by adding support for the web application type in their browsers. Now, one of the only thing standing in its … continue reading

How to keep Agile from going stagnant

Agile has been around for nearly two decades now, and just like most things in life that we come to accept, it is starting to be taken for granted. It seems that somewhere along the way, the Agile approach has lost its mojo. “A lot of teams have been going through the motions and keeping … continue reading

Docker aims to ease the migration path for legacy Windows Server 2008 apps

Docker is launching a new service in Docker Enterprise 2.1 to make it easier to migrate legacy Windows Server 2008 applications. The end-of-support deadline for Windows Server 2008 is January 14, 2020, after which point security updates will no longer be released regularly. According to Docker, companies that do not migrate their legacy applications and … continue reading

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