Game Developers Conference 2022
Tuesday, March 22, 2022 by Richard Harris
The 2022 Game Developers Conference (GDC), the world’s longest-running event for professionals dedicated to the art and science of making games, begins its 36th edition today, in person at the Moscone Convention Center in San Francisco. The week-long conference, which also includes a virtual component, will feature more than 200 exhibitors, over 1,000 speakers, an...
Automated testing in 2022
Friday, January 14, 2022 by Richard Harris
Ajay Dawar, Alok Kulkarni, James Isaacs, and Linda Chen from Cyara discuss their 2022 predictions about real-time quality assurance, adopting automated testing, balancing employee experience and innovation, how to deliver innovative customer experiences, why AI won't displace humans for customer support, how enterprises can achieve digital transformation success, an...
Compliance as code adoption in 2022
Monday, January 10, 2022 by Freeman Lightner
Prashanth Nanjundappa is VP of Product Management at Progress. He has spent his entire career of over 20 years in the tech world, managing cross-functional high-performance teams, focused on building and launching enterprise and consumer products globally.
In the first 12 years of his career, Prashanth worked as a developer, technical lead, and architect for mobile, ...
Quantum, Metaverse, NFTs and Healthcare blockchains coming in 2022
Saturday, January 8, 2022 by Richard Harris
Manjusha Madabushi is the CTO and Co-Founder of Talentica Software, the global leader in product development services for early and growth-stage technology businesses. She has mentored over 70 start-ups in building successful products across domains like FinTech, Media & Ads, EdTech, and Healthcare in a career spanning more than 3 decades. Manjusha is an avid h...
Enterprise technology predictions from Agiloft
Friday, January 7, 2022 by Freeman Lightner
While 2021 marked another year of uncertainty due to the pandemic, the circumstances this year fostered incredible growth and innovation in many industry sectors, especially enterprise technology. One critical back-end process that delivered massive value to enterprises throughout the pandemic is contract lifecycle management (CLM).
2022 Enterprise Technology Predict...
Developer relations teams in 2022
Tuesday, January 4, 2022 by Freeman Lightner
As the Director of Developer Relations at Mindee, Frederic Harper helps developers merge the physical and digital worlds using the magic of machine learning coupled with the ease of APIs. He’s helped build successful communities at npm, Mozilla, Microsoft, DigitalOcean, and Fitbit, and is the author of the book Personal Branding for Developers at Apress. Harper di...
SnykCon 2021 event lineup
Friday, September 24, 2021 by Randall Degges
We're only a few weeks away from SnykCon 2021, Snyk's free annual developer conference that helps you learn how to build applications securely running October 5-7. We have a packed agenda full of expert talks, hands-on workshops, helpful demos, product roadmaps, opportunities to interact with some of the smartest speakers and leaders of developer security i...
2021 Coding Week recap from industry experts
Monday, September 20, 2021 by Richard Harris
National Coding Week takes place during September 13 - September 19 and it is a great time to engage everyone into coding in a fun and easy way. According to an article from National Today, "92 percent of executives believe American workers are not as skilled as they need to be." National Coding Week is a perfect opportunity for improving your coding skills to...
Game Developers Choice Awards at GDC 2021
Monday, August 2, 2021 by Brittany Hainzinger
Organizers of the 21st annual Game Developers Choice Awards (GDCA) have revealed the recipients of this year’s Pioneer Award and Lifetime Achievement Award. Tom Fulp, creator of Newgrounds and trailblazer of the Macromedia Flash games that helped define a generation of indie developers, will receive the Pioneer Award, while influential game designer with 28 years ...
SRE practitioner certification announced by DevOps Institute
Monday, July 26, 2021 by Brittany Hainzinger
DevOps Institute announced its Site Reliability Engineer (SRE) Practitioner certification. This advanced certification helps candidates validate their deeper application of practices, methods, and tools for advancing site reliability engineering practices at their organizations. The SRE Practitioner certification is tailored for anyone focused on large-scale servic...
Getting started with blockchain smart contracts
Thursday, March 11, 2021 by Shaul Kfir
Cryptocurrency garners most of the headlines when it comes to blockchain, but the biggest impact over the long run will come from many other practical uses including banking, property records and healthcare, just to name a few. For all of the different use cases, blockchain apps have one thing in common that should be at the forefront of anything developers are working ...
Overwolf review: How successful gaming apps are being built
Tuesday, February 9, 2021 by Andre Liverod
I am an in-game creator. This may be a career title you haven’t heard before, but in-game creators and mod authors are a fast-growing community of passionate gamers who build products and services around video games like apps and mods.
In-game apps are basically extensions for games that provide tools that allow players to access rich data, stats, and analytics...
Wednesday, January 13, 2021 by Brittany Hainzinger
Quantum computing in 2021
Monday, January 11, 2021 by Brittany Hainzinger
Quantum computing is likely to become practical soon, with the capability to break many encryption algorithms. Organizations should plan to upgrade to TLS 1.3 and quantum-safe cryptographic ciphers soon. Big Tech vendors Google and Microsoft will make updates to web browsers, but the server-side is for your organization to review and change. Kick off a Y2 K-li...
Continuous delivery will no longer be an acceptable excuse in 2021
Tuesday, January 5, 2021 by Brittany Hainzinger
2021 will see a shift from the speed of delivery of software and applications to prioritizing the quality of the digital experience. Continuous delivery will no longer be an acceptable excuse for low quality. The approach of just release it, and if there are problems, we'll fix it in the next release will be retired. In our digitally dependent world, users will no l...
Mobile app growth and revenue to remain strong in 2021
Tuesday, January 5, 2021 by Richard Harris
Making predictions for mobile advertising in 2021 is challenging, given how much the industry has changed in 2020 and the uncertainty ahead. Lockdowns and social distancing in 2020 accelerated the rise of digital, allowing many mobile apps to increase downloads and revenue.
Even if the COVID-19 crisis comes to an end in 2021, mobile app growth and rev...
Your tech job just laid you off. Now what
Wednesday, June 10, 2020 by Matt Martin
Between March 11th and May 31st more than 600 startups have let nearly 60,000 employees go, according to Layoffs.fyi. If you’re among those, my sincere condolences. This guide should help you avoid some common pitfalls and help you get back on your feet as quickly as possible.
If you’re still employed, now is a good time to get a game-plan together for wh...
Applitools ultrafast cross browser testing hackathon
Wednesday, May 27, 2020 by Brittany Hainzinger
Applitools announced the industry’s first modern cross browser and cross device testing hackathon. Focused on the use of Visual AI and Ultrafast Grid, this virtual event seeks to educate and upskill developers and test automation engineers all over the world to test at incredible speeds and deliver better quality software faster and for less money than they do tod...
The true potential of blockchain as seen from Ethan Beard
Wednesday, May 13, 2020 by Richard Harris
Ripple offers the most advanced blockchain technology for global payments that reaches a trusted, growing network of 300+ financial institutions across 40+ countries and
six continents. Ripple’s open-source developer platform for money, Xpring, allows both crypto and non-crypto developers to integrate payments into any mobile application—with a wallet, new ...
Developer survey report from HackerEarth
Monday, May 4, 2020 by Brittany Hainzinger
HackerEarth released its first-ever developer survey report titled “Behind the Code: HackerEarth Developer Survey 2020.” The report gives employers and recruiters a look into the minds and motivations of today’s most hard-to-recruit and highly coveted talent and provides developers with insights on upskilling and career development.
The survey resul...
Impact of Visual AI on test automation
Tuesday, April 7, 2020 by Freeman Lightner
Applitools, the provider of Visual AI-powered test automation, has announced an industry report that reveals the impact of Visual AI on the performance of the most popular open-source test frameworks - Cypress, Selenium, and WebdriverIO. Data was sourced from 288 quality engineers across 101 countries, spending an average of 11 hours during November 2019. This amounts t...
Informa Tech announces GDC Summer
Monday, March 23, 2020 by Brittany Hainzinger
Informa Tech has announced GDC Summer, a three-day celebration of the art, craft, and business of game development, to be held from August 4-6 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco. GDC Summer will be a unique Game Developers Conference experience but will retain the same high level of expert-led talks as the traditional GDC, along with a freestyle two-day expo show fl...
Making hardware easy for software developers
Monday, February 17, 2020 by Richard Harris
Emerging developments in everything from 5G and autonomous cars to the latest in scientific research are requiring hardware that can reliably, rapidly and efficiently perform unique tasks and can be adapted to meet changing standards and specifications.
In this article, Ramine Roane, vice president of AI and software at Xilinx, discusses how new and existing adaptabl...
Justin Dolly becomes Chief Security Officer at Sauce Labs
Wednesday, February 12, 2020 by Brittany Hainzinger
Sauce Labs Inc. announced the appointment of Justin Dolly as chief security officer. A security industry veteran with more than 20 years of experience, Dolly will develop, implement, and enforce the company’s long-term security strategy, ensuring its customers have the highest level of protection to support their digital goals. The hiring of Dolly follows the rece...
Brainly appoints new Chief Product Officer
Tuesday, January 28, 2020 by Brittany Hainzinger
Brainly recently appointed Rajesh Bysani as its new Chief Product Officer (CPO).
While Brainly has succeeded at establishing itself as one of the United States’ leading digital education resources, last school year the platform achieved a major landmark in its global growth: it now reaches 15 million monthly users in the U.S., which means that 20% or one-fifth ...
MuleSoft announces new tools
Monday, November 25, 2019 by Freeman Lightner
MuleSoft, the provider of the platform for building application networks, has announced new tools, pre-packaged connectors, and learning modules to empower anyone to compose connected customer experiences, without writing a single line of code. Now anyone can become an Integration Trailblazer and easily connect data sources – wherever that data resides; accel...
Hackathon to award over 40k in prizes
Monday, November 11, 2019 by Brittany Hainzinger
Applitools issued the “Visual AI Rockstar Hackathon” to identify and reward the top 100 functional and visual test engineers on the planet.
To enter, participants must write test automation scripts against a demo web app using two separate approaches: a traditional code-based testing approach using Selenium, WebdriverIO, or Cypress and an image-based test...
National Coding Week Begins
Tuesday, September 17, 2019 by Freeman Lightner
As summer camps and organizations like Girls Who Code and iD Tech Camps continue to rise in popularity, the interest in developing coding skills at a young age reflects the growing number of coding jobs available. It is estimated that 1 million jobs related to computer programming will remain unfilled in 2020, with the field growing 12 percent faster than the ...
Tech salaries in 2019 report is out
Wednesday, June 26, 2019 by Richard Harris
Career marketplace Hired released its fourth annual State of Salaries research report. The data looks at tech salaries in top global business hubs and analyzes how they’ve changed, how they fare when considering the cost of living, which industries pay the most, and how race and age impact compensation.
Other cities are giving SF a run for its money
What it takes to be a blockchain developer
Monday, April 8, 2019 by Richard Harris
The role of a blockchain developer is much coveted, and named as the top emerging career in the US job market last year. In fact, software engineers with specialized knowledge of blockchain technology are able to command salaries as high as $175,000 USD. With mainstream adoption on the horizon and higher education institutions working to prepare the next generations of ...
Using data driven design for mobile games
Tuesday, April 2, 2019 by Richard Harris
Games Guild, a subset of MassDigi, provides marketing support to games that are being created by students and independent developers in the Worcester, MA area and beyond. Specifically, it provides support for MassDigi’s Live Studio. In this Live Studio, students obtain industry experience, acquire their names on a published title, as well as gain credits from Beck...
Making mini games for WeChat's platform now possible
Tuesday, March 26, 2019 by Richard Harris
WeChat is now opening up its newest and powerful Mini Games platform, enabling game developers around the world to create hit games on WeChat’s unique ecosystem.
Here are the proof points:
The Mini Games platform has grown to more than 400 million monthly active users.
The 7-day user retention rate of some the most popular Mini Games has already rockete...
Best practices to avoid being removed from the Apple App Store
Tuesday, March 12, 2019 by Richard Harris
For any app developer, developing a top-ranking app on Apple’s App Store would be a career highlight. Yet thanks to Apple doubling down on user privacy, even popular apps like Facebook have been taken offline. For developers, it’s increasingly important to stay abreast of rapidly-changing privacy, compliance and policy changes to avoid a similar fate -the dr...
Snowflake bursting at the seams as Netflix hops on
Thursday, February 14, 2019 by Richard Harris
Snowflake Computing announced another year of exponential growth - but it comes alongside some interesting numbers for cloud adoption as well. The company’s 2019 financial year, which ended January 31, delivered a multitude of successes and recognition from its customers, venture capital firms and industry experts.
Snowflake’s unique cloud-built arch...
Why everyone should learn to code
Monday, January 28, 2019 by Richard Harris
Learning how to program software isn't necessarily the easiest thing you'll ever do. In fact, it's going to be one of the hardest. Programming and code are difficult, and not just in the sense of understanding logic and syntax, but also in the way that it's a never-ending achievement because it's always evolving. Programmers never stay in one place v...