Topic: software development

Industry Watch: Why our industry must admit #metoo

Richard Stallman, an industry icon who created the first open-source operating system and has spent his career fighting for free and open software, resigned from his positions at the Free Software Foundation and MIT-CSAIL over remarks he made regarding, of all things, the Jeffrey Epstein case. The blowup occurred in response to a Facebook event … continue reading

Widespread adoption of embedded and IoT technologies is increasing software product development risks

These days, everything is connected. From smart houses filled with smart appliances to connected cars packed with hundreds of sensors, the Internet of Things (IoT) has moved beyond disruption to become a mainstay of daily life. With this massive opportunity, device makers are attempting to rush all kinds of connected products to market. Getting there, … continue reading

How I learned to stop worrying about incidents and love on-call

In early 2014, Atlassian started the process of rebuilding our core products as modern “cloud native” applications. This was a big change that required careful planning and execution across most of the company. One complicated issue was figuring out how to streamline user management across our SaaS products. Eventually we were ready. As we rolled … continue reading

Don’t Become a Statistic: How to Save Your Failing Software Development Initiatives

Let’s start off by stating the obvious. Right now, it’s highly likely that your organization is struggling to deliver quality software on time, and on budget. Scope, cost, schedule — you’re told you can have control over two, but you’re likely struggling to nail down even one of the three. And you aren’t alone. In … continue reading

Industry Watch: The winding road to software failures

What began as a conversation about high-profile application failures and outages this summer took a winding road toward the root of what ails software development teams. I was speaking with Mehdi Daoudi, who runs the experience monitoring solution provider Catchpoint, to try to better understand why website and web application failures continue on. He spoke … continue reading

Chaos engineering passes ‘why,’ moves to ‘how’

Chaos engineering is not a new concept, but it has become more important as systems have become more complex. With applications and deployments broken down into smaller pieces, and networks being thrown between everything, the possibilities for things to go wrong are greater than ever. RELATED CONTENT: Learn to harness chaos to build resilient systems … continue reading

Guest View: Solving the platform puzzle

Platforms beat products. Every time. Let me tell you why. At their most basic level, platforms are digital places where companies, suppliers, and customers come together to create value that provides a benefit to everyone involved. Platforms connect software developers and customers in entirely new ways, in a manner that simply offering a product or … 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

4 best practices to build more perfect software, faster

It’s a truism that the only code that has no bugs is code that has never been written. Working to prevent something from failing even though it’s inevitably going to fail anyway doesn’t solve anything. That kind of brittle approach for perfection does not address the root problem; it just papers over the issue so … continue reading

Top unicorns herd to Python

Python continues its rise to the top of the programming language charts. A newly released report revealed Python is the top language used by “unicorn” companies in the United States.  Unicorns are companies valued at more than $1 billion. The Coding Dojo report is based off of the top 25 U.S. unicorns such as WeWork, … continue reading

Foldable technology will force developers to think outside the box

Foldable technology is no longer a proof of concept. The first foldable devices are about to hit the market.  Huawei’s foldable device was first announced at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona this year, and the device is now entering the final testing phase. The company is expected to release the device this September. While no … continue reading

Analyst View: Artificially intelligent “co-developers”

The relentless demands of digital transformation initiatives mean that application development (AD) teams have to find ways to increase their productivity. Artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) are now good options to augment AD teams and increase their output.  We predict that, by 2022, at least 40 percent of new AD projects will have … continue reading

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