Topic: developers

SD Times Open-Source Project of the Week: Codidact

A new open-source project wants to provide an alternative to the Stack Exchange Network. While it is still a work in progress, Codidact is a “community-controlled, open-source Q&A platform.” “This project was created to coordinate and keep track of current efforts by a group of (mostly unsatisfied) users of Stack Overflow and the Stack Exchange … continue reading

GitHub announces archive program, mobile experience and improved code search at GitHub Universe

GitHub wants to provide a better user experience for developers. The company made a number of announcements surrounding daily experience, the open source community and the cloud at its annual GitHub Universe conference in San Francisco this week. As part of its announcements, both GitHub Actions and GitHub Packages are now out of beta. GitHub … continue reading

What developers need to know about 5G applications

A Gartner survey released at the end of last year revealed that two-thirds of organizations planned on deploying 5G by 2020. 5G will enable a number of use cases, such as IoT communications, but in order to reap the benefits, developers will need to learn to develop for 5G.  According to Michael Rasalan, director of … continue reading

Make better use of air travel: Write code

Long flights can be pretty boring, especially if like me, you have a rock-bottom boredom threshold. I routinely fly from London to San Francisco , an 11-hour daytime flight.  What to do…what to do… Maybe I watch a movie, then what? Watch another four? No matter how much reading, snoozing, eating I can do, it’s … continue reading

Companies are making up for lack of cybersecurity professionals by investing in their developers

The search for good cybersecurity talent is a struggle facing companies across the industry — a problem that is only likely to get worse over the next few years. According to a report from CNBC in March, there are nearly 3 million open positions globally for security professionals. The hiring shortage is expected to grow … continue reading

Working remotely is the new norm for developers

Developers have come to expect a flexible work schedule when it comes to their career. In a new report, 86 percent of respondents revealed they currently work remotely in some capacity. Thirty-three percent work from home full time while 28 percent split their time between working remotely and going into the office. The report comes … continue reading

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

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