Topic: developers

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

Apple WWDC 20: Custom processor for Macs, new privacy requirements, and annual software updates

Today, Apple’s virtual WWDC 20 keynote event revealed that all Apple Macs launching after 2022 will be powered by a custom processor as well as other incremental updates to its software lineup. “At Apple, integrating hardware and software is fundamental to everything we do…and silicon is at the heart of our hardware,” Tim Cook, CEO … continue reading

Apple App Store saw $519 billion in billing and sales last year

A new report has revealed the Apple App Store ecosystem facilitated $519 billion in billings and sales globally last year. The Apple AppStore ecosystem report was conducted by independent researchers at Analysis Group. According to the report, the highest value categories were mobile commerce (m-commerce) apps, digital goods and services apps, and in-app advertising. “As … continue reading

premium How to create a community of developers

When the Kotlin project began 10 years ago, we never imagined it would grow into what it is now. While Kotlin began with internal ambitions, it was a vibrant, thriving community that took the project to the next level. JetBrains, which dog foods all of its own products, wanted a programming language to use when … continue reading

Vercel raises $21 million to transform JavaScript front-end development

Web development solution provider Vercel has announced a $21 million Series A round of funding it will use to improve the front-end development experience for JavaScript developers.  Vercel, which was previously known as ZEIT, was founded by the creators of the Next.js framework. The company changed its name to align with its new focus of … continue reading

Cloud Foundry releases Paketo Buildpacks to provide application language runtime support

The Cloud Foundry Foundation announced the launch of Paketo Buildpacks to make it easier for cloud-native developers to build code into a container by automatically detecting which language, frameworks, and runtimes are needed.  Developers can then use buildpacks to then perform code compilation and configure the container for development, according to the foundation. “Paketo Buildpacks … continue reading

5 tips for effective remote work

With the coronavirus outbreak and recent New York State laws that mandate at least 50% of many business’ employees to work from home, professionals from all industries are talking about how it will impact the workplace. But working from home was already a trend that IT pros and developers have been dealing with for a … continue reading

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