Topic: developers

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

Creating a culture of happiness among your development teams

Julia Lindsay was on a successful path in the investment and wholesale banking world, where — for the most part — she enjoyed her time. However, she eventually went through a rough patch where she found herself quite miserable, and that misery seeped into work. “I didn’t have a sense that I was looking forward … continue reading

Microsoft to democratize homomorphic encryption with SEAL for .NET

Microsoft is introducing its open-source homomorphic encryption solution to the .NET developer ecosystem. Microsoft SEAL for .NET is a wrapper library designed to enable developers to interact with Microsoft SEAL for .NET apps. Microsoft SEAL, or Simple Encryption Arithmetic Library, was first open-sourced in December. “As we increasingly move our data to the cloud, there … continue reading

Block Kit for Slack helps developers create engaging user interfaces

The collaboration tool provider Slack is introducing a new solution to help developers build apps that are more visually appealing. The new UI framework Block Kit is made up of stackable “blocks” for customizing the appearance and order of information within an app. In addition, the framework comes with a prototyping tool, Block Kit Builder, … continue reading

Analyst Watch: Developer or user?

Software developers create an intangible product — software — to define the initial configuration of a processor’s memory. The right memory configuration causes a processor to do what it’s supposed to do. We all tend to refer to the text representations of code as ‘software’ — when in fact, this text is just one step … continue reading

Guest View: The modern security hero is a developer

As software becomes more sophisticated, the need for a security culture in organizations becomes more urgent. However, organizations’ security teams rarely have the necessary resources and expertise to support developers. In fact, the BSIMM 2016 survey indicates that for every 245 software engineers, there is 1 security expert. Not only do organizations lack the resources … continue reading

GitHub gives developers unlimited free private repositories

GitHub wants to make its software development platform even more accessible to developers with updates to GitHub Free and GitHub Enterprise. The company announced GitHub will now provide developers with unlimited free private repositories as well as a new unified offering for enterprise users. The unlimited free private repositories will enable developers to use GitHub … continue reading

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