Topic: developers

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Report: Videos and blogs are the dominant way young coders learn

Online resources are increasingly becoming the way that new developers learn. Stack Overflow’s 2021 Developer Survey indicated that for coders under the age of 18, videos and blogs are more popular than books and school combined.  The development profession is full of new developers. Over 50% of respondents indicated that they have been coding for … continue reading

Harness updates platform with Test Intelligence, Feature Flags, and more

Harness announced that it is leveling up its software delivery pipeline with new test intelligence, feature flags and cloud autostopping capabilities.  Harness’s new test intelligence feature reduces test cycle time by up to 98% by using AI/ML workflows to prioritize and optimize test execution without compromising quality. The new capabilities shift failed tests earlier into … continue reading

Industry Watch: Assessing a developer’s work, and worth

It’s a new year, and organizations around the world are giving developers goals for the new year and reviewing their past year’s efforts. A question I often hear is, ‘How do you assess a developer’s work, and his/her worth to the organization?’ Some organizations still cling to the metric of lines of code produced by … continue reading

Report: Angular developers want to see faster runtime and better documentation

Runtime performance and better documentation are top priority for Angular developers. The Angular team recently reported its 2020 Developer Survey Results to find out how developers are doing with the mobile and desktop application framework, and where they can improve.  When looking at how developers are dealing with updates, more than half the respondents stated … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Electron JS 11.0 released, CodeBot UX is available to early access users, and Build.security emerges from stealth

The new version of Electron JS includes upgrades to Chromium 87, V8, 8.7, and Node.js 12.18.3 as well as support for Apple silicon and general improvements. Other improvements include an added V8 crash message and location information to crashReport parameters and improved performance for sending wide objects over the context bridge. Additional details on all … continue reading

IBM releases Code Risk Analyzer to shift security left

IBM has announced the Code Risk Analyzer, a focused effort to bring security and compliance analytics to DevSecOps. The Code Risk Analyzer can be configured to run at the beginning of a developer’s code pipeline and it reviews and analyzes Git repositories for known issues with any open-source code that needs to be managed. It … continue reading

14 remote working mistakes that your team could be making

Remote working has become the new normal for many, especially those in the development world where work can easily be done in a remote setting. But continuous working from home does come with some downsides, such as burnout.  In a webinar sponsored by Devtech Group, innovation consultant Nils Vesk explained 14 of the most common … continue reading

What tomorrow’s developers need to succeed

Remember when a bookstore was just a bookstore? A bank held your cash in a vault? Or if you wanted to catch a ride, you just hailed a cab? Today, every one of these industries and more have been revolutionized by technology. Whether it’s tech-first players like Amazon, PayPal, and Uber or legacy enterprises seeking … continue reading

HackerRank now benchmarks developers to give hiring managers more confidence

HackerRank announced at its HackerRank.main() virtual event today a new pillar to be added to its developer hiring solution. Rank, the company’s fourth pillar, was designed to benchmark developer candidates and give hiring managers more confidence when bringing on new talent.  “The purpose of this pillar is to help you build up the confidence in … continue reading

Report: 73% of developers sacrifice security for speed

A majority of developers feel forced to sacrifice security for the speed that today’s development cycles require. A recent report from WhiteSource found 73% of security teams at organizations are forced to cut corners, and the AppSec tools they use are to check the box towards DevSecOps improvements and are not effectively used.  “There are … continue reading

SD Times Open-Source Project of the Week: OpenAPI Comment Parser

IBM has released a new open-source API documentation tool to help developers provide better documentation and try out new APIs.  The OpenAPI Comment Parser enables developers to document code for OpenAPI specs in a clean and simple way. The company focuses on the OpenAPI specification because it provides an open standard to define and document … continue reading

premium Don’t throw away that throwaway code

Want to quickly know how good a project manager is? Here is an old consultant’s trick: Ask a programmer on the team how much throwaway code he or she used during the last project. A good 80/20 rule is the more throwaway code used during development, the better the project manager. Throwaway code refers to … continue reading

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