Topic: software development

Crossing the mobile chasm

In five years, will we still be talking about the mobile experience? That might seem like a crazy question to ask at this moment. I mean, mobile is hot, right? The data would suggest it is. In the U.S., we now spend more than 3.3 hours a day on our mobile devices, including phones, tablets, … continue reading

Feature flags simplify feature development and testing for Dev teams and QA

Feature flags allow faster, safer feature delivery to users by decoupling code deployment from feature release. They provide a number of benefits to development and DevOps teams. These include: enabling A/B/n testing, showing different experiences to different users and allowing teams to see how those experiences affect user behavior, enabling Kill Switches that allow for … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Facebook’s new back end for Glow, Mozilla’s advertising archive API guidelines, and Datadog’s new APM features for PHP and .NET

Facebook has open-sourced its experimental back end for the Glow compiler and runtime project. Glow is an open-source project that allows  developers to leverage community-driven software to accelerate the creation of new silicon products for machine learning. By creating an experimental back end, Facebook is strengthening the growing ecosystem of products for accelerating neural network … continue reading

Analyst Watch: The ubiquity of developers

What does it mean to be a software developer today? Is it necessary to write code to qualify as a contemporary software developer? Are practitioners of low-code and no-code development software developers? Should business stakeholders who participate in software development using platform-as-a-service development tools be considered software developers? Moreover, do IT professionals, business analysts and … continue reading

Progress announces milestone release of its app development platform OpenEdge

Progress its announcing a three-fold throughput performance improvement with the latest release of its application development platform. According to the company, Progress OpenEdge 12 features a 200 percent improvement in database throughput performance, responsiveness and scalability. In addition, the release comes with new advanced features and functionality to give modern apps always-on availability and enhanced … 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

premium Making project management easier… for developers

In an effort to make it easier for developers to “work where they are” yet still get a bigger picture of enterprise projects and what’s coming down the pike, several project management tools providers are bringing their solutions down to the engineering level. These tools have been important for project managers, but three relatively new … continue reading

CollabNet VersionOne’s winter release focuses on intelligent collaboration and productivity

CollabNet VersionOne has announced the Winter 2019 release for VersionOne for Agile Management, Continuum for DevOps and TeamForge. According to the company, this release takes aim at helping developers work better together and meet Agile and DevOps business goals. The company’s VersionOne product is designed for scaling Agile in the enterprise. It provides end-to-end visibility … continue reading

Are you lacking basic programming skills?

Justin Meiners, a software engineer for the blockchain software development company Pyrofex, took his own experiences to come up with three fundamental skills he finds programmers are too often missing. “How can a programmer work for 10 or 20 years and never learn to write good code? So often they need close supervision to ensure … continue reading

Developers get new top-level domain to build communities and showcase their work

Google is dedicating a new top-level domain (TLD) to the people who helped build the web: developers. With .dev, developers will be able to build communities, learn new technology and showcase their projects. “Developers, designers, writers and architects: you built the web. You make it possible for the billions of people online today to do … continue reading

premium Report: Older developers ship more frequently than young ones

Developers 55 years of age and older tend to ship software quite a bit faster than their younger, post-college colleagues, according to a report released today by Atlassian. The report also found that the senior developers use fewer tools than average, while younger developers use more modern development practices, such as microservices. “There’s this impression … continue reading

The developer’s dilemma: Choosing between Go and Rust

If you were to make a list of important programming languages that have appeared in the past decade, Go and Rust would almost certainly be featured on it. Similarly, if you were to sit down and think about which programming languages are best suited to developing secure, microservices-friendly frameworks or applications today, you might find … continue reading

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