Topic: programming

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: The emergence of Big Code comes with big problems

Despite efforts to make building and maintaining applications more maintainable, code is still growing in volume, variety, velocity and value. As a result, the trend Big Code has emerged and is expected to be just as disruptive to development teams as Big Data was to data teams.  “Today’s massive codebases make it difficult for developers … continue reading

The art of code reviews

Code reviews are a crucial component of the software development process. It encourages the software development team to interact with one another, collaborate, and improve the quality of their code. However, it’s more than just checking new code to detect errors and become familiar with the codebase.  According to Phil Hughes, front-end engineer at GitLab, … continue reading

JetBrains launches Code With Me EAP for distributed collaboration

JetBrains has announced an early access program (EAP) for its Code With Me tool. Code With Me is a service in IntelliJ IDEA that allows developers to share open projects in the IDE with distributed team members. Using Code With Me, team members will be able to quickly access others’ code to help investigate issues, … continue reading

Microsoft provides insight into its programming language Bosque

Microsoft Research is working on a new programming language designed around cloud-first development and artificial intelligence. As part of its work, the company announced new capabilities for the Bosque programming language created to support automated reasoning tools. According to Microsoft, Bosque derives from a combination of TypeScript inspired syntax and types plus ML and Node/JavaScript … continue reading

premium Guest View: The importance of healthy code for your business

Coding creates the backbone of most businesses today, whether it is developing an app for our smartphones or other software meant to ensure smooth technological processes. It is a way we can talk to machines using a logic base and make them do what we want them to do. However, one misplaced figure or apostrophe … continue reading

Guest View: Mainframers versus digital transformation engineers

Contrary to popular belief, the world is not full of start-ups. There’s a reason the world’s top X companies lists exist – these well-established powerhouses have been around for decades. The issue is that in this competitive, start-up environment, even well-established companies are now required to be as nimble as start-ups, and, if they don’t, … continue reading

WebAssembly Core is now an official web standard

The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) announced that the WebAssembly Core Specification is now an official web standard. “The arrival of WebAssembly expands the range of applications that can be achieved by simply using Open Web Platform technologies. In a world where machine learning and Artificial Intelligence become more and more common, it is important … continue reading

Altova MobileTogether 6.0 adds advanced low-code features

Data management solution provider Altova announced the release of MobileTogether 6.0. The update is designed to bring new functionalities to low-code programming and to speed up mobile app development.  New features include control templates that allow developers to define and group multiple controls in a way that makes this group of controls easily reusable on … 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

SD Times Open-Source Project of the Week: ABAP SDK for IBM Watson

IBM has announced that the ABAP SDK for IBM Watson is now available. The open-source project is designed to allow developers to use IBM Watson Developer Services within SAP environments and directly from Advanced Business Application Programming (ABAP) code.  “This kit specifically supports developers who want to embed capabilities from IBM Watson directly within their … continue reading

SD Times Open-Source Project of the Week: STL

The Microsoft Visual C++ compiler and libraries (MSVC) team announced this week that it would be releasing its implementation of the C++ Standard Library (STL) into open source.  The project will include all product source code, a CMake build system, and a README for more information.  “Working on the STL in GitHub will allow our … continue reading

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