Topic: software development

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

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

premium Empathy drives software experience design

The acceleration of technology has directly influenced the digital customer’s behavioral patterns, driving enterprises to develop products and services that continue to meet constantly changing demand. Software companies and ISVs cannot afford to take a business-centric approach to push products into the market. It is imperative to fully integrate the customer into the design process … continue reading

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

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