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Top 12 software and app development stories from 2016

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Top 12 software and app development stories from 2016
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Posted Saturday, December 31, 2016 by Richard Harris, Executive Editor


Top 12 software and app development stories from 2016
We are so excited to be entering into our 4th year at App Developer Magazine, and we have you - our loyal followers to thank. Without you none of this would be possible, so thank you for riding along shotgun :)

I thought it would be interesting to take a quick look back at the top stories we covered in the app development or software development industry - that got the most downloads and overall attention from our readers in 2016 -the list is below.

Happy New Year Everyone!



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Yahoo Mobile Developer Suite adds two new key ingredients

Flurry Analytics has announced the availability of two advancements to the Yahoo Mobile Developer Suite, Crash Analytics 2.0 and Revenue Analytics.Crash Analytics provides developers information about application crashes, exceptions and errors log, all in real time. This functionality is vital for determining the root cause...

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The paywall is finally gone, and the Experts Exchange is talking about it

Experts Exchange is the original worldwide online community of technology professionals, developers and programmers who collaborate on current and emerging technologies. Members of the community help each other solve problems learn new skills.It started as a question and answer site by a Computer Science professo...

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Just what is the DroneDeploy app market?

PwC has predicted the global market for commercial drone technology to reach as much as $127 billion by 2020, and the FAA believes at least 543,000 drones will be in civilian hands by 2020. Developers will play a critical role in helping business adopt drones on every job site - whether it’s to monitor construction sites, i...

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All you ever wanted to know about low-code software development

A "low-code" revolution is sweeping through the development industry. Enterprise companies increasingly opt for solutions that involve little to no code over conventional development tactics and the trend is going upwards. Agiloft, a low-code enterprise solution, is helping mitigate the transition towards this new industria...

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How Apple's mandatory iOS App Transport Security (ATS) change will affect you

Major changes are ahead for the mobile industry and as per the usual, Apple holds the keys to all major requirements and changes. In 2015 Apple released iOS 9 and introduced the App Transport Security (ATS) security feature which requires an app to connect to web services over a secure HTTPS connection rather than an HTTP c...

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Connect() 2016 Announcements from Microsoft

Microsoft’s developer event Connect() 2016 just kicked off in New York, and Microsoft shared announcements that demonstrate its vision of enabling the future of development for any developer, building any application, on any platform.Highlights of the new partnerships and updated developer tools, services and offerings from...

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7 hurdles in IoT mobile app development

For manufacturers interested in developing connected products for the Internet of Things (IoT), mobile app development represents entirely new and unknown territory. And even experienced mobile app developers find that the IoT poses all kinds of new challenges.Before embarking on any connected-product project, it’s crucial ...

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Demystifying persistent storage: As containers die, data lives on

According to a recent survey from Portworx, IT managers depend on containers to help improve their agility, reduce their costs and improve system performance. Yet their number two concern with container storage - loss of data.Containers were developed to be stateless, ephemeral, lightweight tools, only megabytes in size to ...

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Why search has become the backbone of mobile apps

Elasticsearch is an open source distributed full text search engine built on top of Apache Lucene. We recently connected with Gaurav Gupta, VP of Products for Elastic, the company behind Elasticsearch to chat about how search is being used to significantly boost both user adoption and improve the bottom line. He a...

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Meet Dav Glass, local hero hacker and Yahoo Distinguished Engineer

Dav Glass is a Distinguished Architect for Yahoo, and has been at the company for 10 years. He works with various teams across Yahoo with their NodeJS applications and deployments, as well as other Open Source initiatives to help their developers give away and contribute to Open Source Software. Outside of Yahoo, he also co...

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Should you buy or build a mobile app for your business?

The question of whether a company should Buy or Build a mobile app for their business is often portrayed as a binary choice between picking an off-the-shelf app/solution, or building a custom solution from scratch, using an in-house developer team or contracted 3rd party. The Build vs Buy landscape has many m...

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Why release automation is critical in the application lifecycle

We all know application release automation is a growing area in DevOps, and Gartner has finally acknowledged that by issuing a brand new Magic Quadrant. The Gartner Magic Quadrant for Application Release Automation states that this market is poised for growth, with a projected CAGR of 20% through 2020.CA Technologies was re...

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