Topic: software development

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

OverOps Reliability Dashboards deepens DevOps visibility

Software reliability platform provider OverOps has announced new Reliability Dashboards to give QA, DevOps and Site Reliability Teams more insight across their pre-production and production environments. The dashboards include new machine learning-based scoring capabilities that automatically detect anomalies and prioritize them based on impact. “Most organizations are facing two primary dilemmas in their software delivery: … continue reading

How soft skills can skyrocket your software development career

In a competitive industry like software development, getting ahead can mean the difference between a great job and no job. While it’s important to possess the technical skills necessary to perform your job, there are a number of soft skills that can set you apart and help you succeed. At O’Reilly’s Software Architecture conference in … continue reading

Four software development lessons from the Super Bowl

As a football fan, I’ll be the first to admit that Sunday’s Super Bowl between the New England Patriots and Los Angeles Rams offered little in the way of entertainment. As someone who has spent the better part of 20 years directly involved in the development and delivery of software, however, the game was nothing … continue reading

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