Pair programming with two brains and one keyboard
Tuesday, August 21, 2018 by Richard Harris
Programming is usually not a team sport. I like my headphones, my lights a certain way, and my space! But pair programming is the software development technique in which two programmers work in tandem at one workstation - ugg, I know. While at first blush it would seem to be more time consuming, Roger Neel, CTO and Co-Founder, Mavenlink says it’s actually a much m...
Explaining what AIOps is and why it matters to developers
Monday, March 13, 2017 by Richard Harris
We recently spoke with Phil Tee, CEO of Moogsoft to learn more Algorithmic Intelligence, (the “AI” in AIOps). What is AIOps you say? It's a new category defined by Gartner research that is an evolution of what the industry previously referred to as ITOA (IT Operations and Analytics).It seems we have reached a point where data science and algorithms are being successfull...
How Agile scrum development methodologies work in the Federal space
Thursday, January 26, 2017 by Richard Harris
Agile scrum development methodology has become a hot topic in recent news. More and more companies seem to be adopting this approach because they find that it saves the client time and money. Mobomo, a D.C. based tech company, works with many clients in the Federal space. They were able to give App Developer Magazine more insight into Agile Scrum Methodology and the imp...
What are in-app landing pages anyway
Friday, October 14, 2016 by Richard Harris
Web landing pages are a marketing mainstay, with a 2014 study by MarketingSherpa revealing that 48% of companies build a new landing page for each marketing campaign they make. However, until now, the options for apps have been far more limited, resulting too often in push notifications and ads that merely take users to the app’s home page.Keren Wexler, Director of prod...
Oculus Connect 3 announcements recap
Monday, October 10, 2016 by Richard Harris
A quick recap of the news Oculus announced during this morning’s keynote at Oculus Connect 3. - Touch Launch: You can pre-order Touch starting October 10 for $199 and it ships December 6. All pre-orders come bundled with VR Sports Challenge and The Unspoken. Touch comes with an additional sensor and a connector for Rock Band VR. Oculus has also created a room-scale opti...
Understanding the Impact of Telecommuters on Employment Law
Friday, July 22, 2016 by Stuart Parkerson
Developers who work remotely are part of an increasingly growing trend in telecommuting in the US. Whether it is from their own home or a coffee shop, an increasing number of employees are choosing to work from outside of the office. A prevalent theory is that those who work from home generally put in more hours of work each day and employees can be more productiv...
Fog Creek Launches HyperDev Quick Code Web App Product
Friday, June 3, 2016 by Stuart Parkerson
Fog Creek Software has launched a new rapid online web app development product, HyperDev, which offers a developer platform for building full-stack web apps combining automated deployment, instant hosting, and collaborative editing.The platform has been in closed beta for several months and is now in open beta. HyperDev works by providing developers access directly into...
Leveraging Mobile Gameplay Analytics and User Psychology For Retention
Friday, March 25, 2016 by Sergei Kovalenko
Ever since Apple introduced its App Store in 2008, game developers have been lining up for their share of the now almost $50 billion dollar industry. However, designing games that stand out from the rest of the crowd can be extremely difficult and is now just as much art as it science. With over 2,000 new apps being added to the App Store and Google Play daily, dev...
Text Messaging Remains a Key Factor for Marketers
Monday, March 21, 2016 by Brian Heikes
There are so many different ways people can use smartphones today, including apps, email, music and social media. That being said, it might be surprising to hear that 97 percent of smartphone owners still use text messaging according to Pew Research most recent analysis of smartphone use. This remarkably high figure illustrates that basic communication remains a key dri...
Become a Rock Star App Developer 10 Minutes
Tuesday, January 26, 2016 by Rob Galvin
The key to becoming an incredible developer in a short amount of time is giving yourself help. It takes a healthy dose of guidance, both from resources you develop internally as well as from users who can provide invaluable feedback in making design decisions and fine-tuning interfaces to ensure easy usability and universal appeal. A capacity to accept this help an...
Ionic Launches New Version of its HTML5 App Creator
Wednesday, November 25, 2015 by Richard Harris
Google Releases New Report on App UX
Monday, May 4, 2015 by Richard Harris
Google has published a new App UX report looking at how publishers can get the most from their apps, promote best practice across mobile and provide a superior experience to users. It outlines key principles that marketers, designers and developers need to consider throughout the entire app customer journey, from building apps, to improving user experience, optimizing c...
The Three Success Factors for Crossing the App Delivery Chasm
Sunday, April 19, 2015 by Gottfried Sehringer
Previously, I shared the results of a recent survey of nearly 500 global IT and business executives. The findings illustrate a growing pain within IT departments and across the enterprise: 71 percent of companies aren’t equipped to meet growing internal business demand for new mobile and customer-facing applications.The problems go beyond a lack of sufficient ...
Every CIO Should Cross the App Delivery Chasm in 2015
Thursday, March 19, 2015 by Gottfried Sehringer
Across all industries, companies are transforming their business with more multi-channel and customer facing apps. This trend is increasing pressure on IT teams to deliver more applications, quicker than ever before.A recent survey of nearly 500 IT and business professionals found that the business demand for custom applications is far greater than IT’s ability to deliv...
Five Questions to Ask Before Taking on Your Next Business App Project
Monday, September 15, 2014 by Gottfried Sehringer
App development is still a hot topic. Whether for business process improvements or for customer engagement, every enterprise is looking to innovate, differentiate, or streamline costs through the release of new apps. But despite growing business demand, enterprise IT teams are expected to do more with less and deliver quicker than ever. On top of that, users expec...
Kinvey Integrates Gizmox's Visual WebGui HTML5 Platform
Tuesday, March 4, 2014 by Richard Harris
Kinvey has announced its integration with Gizmox's Visual WebGui HTML5 platform which allows developers to build apps using familiar languages and tools like C#, VB.net, and Visual Studio. These apps can then be deployed as native, cross-platform HTML5 or hybrid apps that run on any device. With Kinvey’s platform integrated with Visual WebGui, enterp...
Programmers Concentrate Better With White Noise (Free Generator Included)
Tuesday, October 8, 2013 by Richard Harris
Distractions are the worst enemy when programming. We have to keep many thoughts going at once when slathering out the code on screen, and often times there are so many multi-tasked thoughts happening at once all it takes is a door slam, an email bong, or text alert to completely drop our train of thought, thus causing it to "re-think" everything we were just working on...
How to Stay Focused when Working from Home
Monday, September 30, 2013 by Peach Pellen
The vast majority of developers I
know work from home; probably because
I know a lot of indies. That said, even
developers who work on applications for
large companies can find themselves in
this situation in a time when working from
home part time is becoming increasingly
The hardest part about working from
home is the near endless distractions