Topic: developers

SD Times news digest: Progress Corticon 6.0, Android Q beta 5, and MLPerf training v0.6

Progress has announced the latest release of its business rules management solution with REST API data access and a new .NET server architecture. Corticon 6.0 features faster support for REST data connectivity and the ability to execute decisions three times faster with more reliability, the company explained.  “Organizations are driving harder than ever for increased … continue reading

Advice for web developers

There are a number of things developers need to consider when it comes to developing for the web in 2019 and beyond. SD Times asked industry thought leaders what advice they would give their developers: Focus on web standards: If you aren’t sure about which framework to pick, your best bet is to focus on … continue reading

Web development: So many choices to get the right fit

It is an interesting time to be a web developer. On one hand, the web today provides a wealth of information, giving developers easy access to a number of resources useful when running into a problem or wanting to update their skills. Additionally, there are so many advancements being made to programming languages and technologies … continue reading

Reskilling developers for the new software landscape

Software changes fast, and developers will need to vigilantly reskill their workers to maintain competence in the highly competitive arena. Reskilling includes learning new programming languages, containerization, big data and working with the most significant tech disruptor: automation. “There’s a growing awareness that the half-life of any technology skill is about two to three years. … continue reading

3 ways Agile practices help developers work with marketers

The gospel of Agile is certainly nothing new to developers, who have been employing it for decades at this point, and have seen its benefits. One of the most interesting developments is the amount of cross-communication that is starting to occur between marketing teams and developers. Marketers are needing to learn more skills that developers … continue reading

Apple seeks to counter lawsuits, complaints

In the midst of antitrust lawsuits and monopoly complaints, Apple is trying to prove its app store promotes innovation and welcomes competition. “We created the App Store with two goals in mind: that it be a safe and trusted place for customers to discover and download apps, and a great business opportunity for all developers,” … continue reading

Martin Fowler revisits refactoring

When software developer and industry thought leader Martin Fowler first approached the topic of refactoring in his book — Refactoring: Improving the Design of Existing Code — it was the late 1990s and early 2000s, with the original edition of the book coming out in 2000. Since then, a lot has changed in the software … continue reading

How to make application development cool again

Application organizations have morphed into digital organisms. They evolve through changes in their people, practices and technology. Digital disruptions, like artificial intelligence (AI), provide new and immediate opportunities, forcing application organizations to change faster than ever before. As Darwin taught us, the fastest-adapting organisms will survive. Gartner finds that top-performing organizations expect to develop 40 … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Cloudera’s new IoT solutions, ActiveState Platform update, and XebiaLabs’ new predictive risk tool

Cloudera has announced two new solutions to make it easier to get data from IoT devices. Cloudera Flow Management (CFM) is a highly scalable data ingestion and management solution. Cloudera Edge Management (CEM) is an edge management solution for IoT and Streaming use cases. It is comprised of two components: MiNiFi, an edge agent and … continue reading

Android Q will come with new capabilities for protecting location data

The upcoming release of Google’s operating system was unveiled this week, and the company is now giving insights into how it will handle location data and what that will mean for developers. According to the company, while location data can be imperative to giving users recommendations based on where they are, it is also a … continue reading

Guest View: Top developer skills in demand

Digital disruption is building a voracious appetite for developers — and every area of home and business life is adapting to disruption. Platform-based business models, from travel and hospitality to recruitment and P2P funding, dominate the economy. Firms like Airbnb and Uber have no physical inventory of their own, but their platforms have revolutionized their … continue reading

For development teams, it’s time to throw out the open-office plan

We’ve all been part of this debate about whether we should have an open-plan office or not. In general, executives would advocate for the open-plan office, while the individual contributors would say, “Please, no!!!” Executives won’t listen because they feel they are the only ones who can see the full picture clearly enough to make … continue reading

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