AI driven codeless testing solution drops from Perfecto
Thursday, March 14, 2019 by Richard Harris
Perfecto announced it will release Perfecto Codeless, an AI-driven codeless testing solution that allows teams to automate the process of writing test scripts regardless of skill level. Equipped with machine learning (ML) capabilities, changes to the test script are made agnostically, allowing scripts to continuously run and fix themselves without disrupting operations....
The 10 most in-demand job tech skills in 2019 so far
Wednesday, March 6, 2019 by Richard Harris
Indeed (job search website), analyzed job postings from the last three months to find out which tech skills are in most demand by employers right now.
Methodology: Indeed analyzed data on its job site to identify the most common tech skills by calculating the percentage of job postings that contain the skills over the last three months in the US.
The list is ranke...
Why app analytics tools can get your app removed
Friday, February 8, 2019 by Richard Harris
Apple has recently started to crack down on developers that aren’t disclosing how they are capturing analytics from their users, as reported by Techcrunch and a few other sources. Analytics that includes everything from taps and swipes, to what screens users are on, length of time inside apps, and more. Some embedded SDK's developer use even record user sessio...
Dapps compared to apps
Monday, February 4, 2019 by Richard Harris
Dapps, or "decentralized app" development is still in the gestational stage, but one company has seen growth spurts in the number of active dapps throughout 2018. Dapp.com recently compiled their latest quarterly report providing a snapshot of what's happening in the market
Some key takeaways from their report included:
Over 900 dapps had la...
Top coding languages and technologies report sets the pace for 2019
Wednesday, January 16, 2019 by Richard Harris
The top coding languages and programs studied by its millions of users in 2018 have been released by Pluralsight, the enterprise technology learning platform.
2019 promises to be another year where software dominates the tech and IT landscape, so knowing which languages and programs are coming out on top is useful to both companies trying to keep up with competition ...
Augmented reality app creation made simple with PlugXR
Thursday, January 10, 2019 by Richard Harris
PlugXR, Inc., an Augmented Reality / Virtual Reality/Mixed Reality Silicon Valley startup based in San Jose, California (USA), has announced its flagship AR Authoring Platform, PlugXR Creator (Beta), the Fastest and First-of-its-kind AR App Creator for Android/iOS mobiles to develop powerful AR apps in Minutes.
"We expect to expand the XR market starting with AR...
The benefits of single page applications as Adobe sees it
Thursday, January 10, 2019 by Gabriel Walt
Most people currently use a SPA every day without realizing it. Google Maps, Twitter, and Gmail are just a few examples of the abundance of SPAs in use today. While SPAs have been around for a while, technology advances have caused interest in them to soar over the past couple of years. Still, some misconceptions exist about the technology, many based on limitations in ...
Join us for a free mobile app security threats webinar on Tuesday
Friday, December 7, 2018 by Richard Harris
In 2016, a record 3 billion Yahoo accounts were hacked, and Uber reported that hackers stole the information of over 57 million accounts. Then in 2017, 412 million user accounts were taken from Friendfinder’s sites, and 147.9 million consumers were affected by the Equifax Breach. In 2018, Under Armor said that that it's My Fitness Pal app was hacked, affecting...
Angular 7 highlights, improvements, and gotchas
Tuesday, November 6, 2018 by Richard Harris
Google recently announced its new Angular 7, which has been noted as a major release spanning the entire platform, including the core framework, Angular Material, and the CLI with synchronized major versions. These benefits along with more, such as CDK virtual scrolling capabilities and drag & drop feature, have developers excited to dive in. Carl Bergenhem, a Produ...
Telerik developer tools get many new .NET components
Wednesday, October 24, 2018 by Richard Harris
Progress announced the latest release Telerik tooling for .NET developers. With the new release, Progress now offers over twenty new Telerik components and expands the most popular components, including Grid and Charts. It also adds new themes including a Material inspired theme and a Mac inspired Crystal theme.
Progress has released new components including:
Single Page Application security help
Tuesday, October 23, 2018 by Richard Harris
Single-page applications, or SPAs, are web apps that load a single HTML page and dynamically update that page as the user interacts with the app. Their origins are unclear but the concept was discussed as early as 2003 according to the archives on Wiki. SPAs use AJAX and HTML5 to create fluid and responsive Web apps, without constant page reloads - that literally means,...
The differences between web apps and native apps
Thursday, October 18, 2018 by Richard Harris
Even in 2018, years past the origional question, the debate rages on across the land, in office spaces and conference rooms every day - should we build a full-blown native mobile app, or is distributing over the web good enough?
By now everyone knows the “mobile-first” mentality because statistics like 50% of web searches being done from a mobile dev...
Preventing bad app reviews according to Poq
Tuesday, October 16, 2018 by Richard Harris
Poq has released information to developers to help them understand the impacts of negative app reviews, and how to handle them, through a new white paper titled "The Ultimate Guide to Preventing Bad App Reviews". While it's aimed more towards retail-based apps, there is insightful information any developer can use inside the paper.
Poq points ...
Agile failure is common but this can help
Monday, August 27, 2018 by Rachel Burger
With the closing “ding” of the New York Stock Exchange, CA Technologies, the first software company to break $1 billion in revenue in 1989, confirmed that it would no longer be an independent company. Broadcom, a massive global semiconductor company, closed the deal at $18.9 billion, touting that its newfound ownership would bring diversity to its “mis...
A quantum blockchain can stop quantum computing from hacking it
Monday, August 13, 2018 by John Wu
We have yet to see the full promise of Blockchain play out but companies and scientists are already close to launching a technology that could theoretically break it: quantum computers.
Such machines can compute data exponentially faster than traditional computers. Earlier this year, Google began testing Bristlecone, a quantum computer chip that its creators think wi...
KaiOS talks smart feature phones and app developers
Wednesday, June 13, 2018 by Richard Harris
KaiOS is a Linux-based mobile operating system built on a fork of Firefox OS that first appeared in 2017 and was developed by KaiOS Technologies Inc. in San Diego. We recently chatted with Tim Metz, Marketing Director at KaiOS Technologies, about KaiOS' emerging operating system for smart feature phones. We discuss why these devices are becoming relevant again, what...
Google I/O 2018 is aimed at helping developers earn and grow more
Wednesday, May 9, 2018 by Richard Harris
At Google I/O this week, Google has launched several new ads products that aim to help developers grow their user bases and earn more money with their apps.Along the same lines, there have been several updates and new features for AdWords (Universal App Campaigns), AdMob, Measurement capabilities and more.Sissie Hsiao, VP of Product, Mobile App Advertising at ...
What if we never had to look at code to make an app
Monday, May 7, 2018 by Richard Harris
I find it humorous and a little dissatisfying that programming is sometimes defined as; “the action or process of writing computer programs ”, as if we are just sitting down to write a short story!So here is my definition of programming. Programming is a complex set of engineered problem-solving ideas from the widespread neural network of the brain, that gets translated...
Adding HTTP/2 to Node.js progress report
Tuesday, May 1, 2018 by Richard Harris
The first documented version of HTTP was released in 1991, known as HTTP 0.9. This later led to the official introduction and recognition of HTTP 1.0 in 1996, but improvements and updates came swiftly in 1997 which stamped out HTTP 1.1. There hasn’t been a major update to the web protocol for over 15 years. As the web increases in complexity and usage, websites hav...
Urban Airship launches in app automation engine
Friday, March 16, 2018 by Richard Harris
Fast-following the announcement of AI Marketing Orchestration for cross-channel messaging coordination, Urban Airship has unveiled an in-app automation engine. In-app messaging is a proven lifeline for apps to engage all users, but limitations in triggering and delivery timing meant there was always the possibility for messages to be seen as irrelevant, annoying or inte...
Music in apps: A chat with the CEO of feed.fm
Thursday, March 1, 2018 by Richard Harris
Music licensing is a pain. We know it's there for a very good reason, but let's be honest... It can be a serious barrier to the perfect experience that app developers hope to convey. Finding the right music can be a big part of that, but nobody wants to settle for the generic royalty free music.That's why we talked to Jeff Yasuda, CEO and Founder of feed.fm, to learn ab...
CSHTML5 released to build HTML5 Apps with C-Sharp
Tuesday, February 27, 2018 by Christian Hargrave
C#/XAML for HTML5 just entered the last stage of development before its 1.0 milestone. Known as CSHTML5, this Visual Studio extension will be released by Userware on Feb 26 as a Release Candidate, providing developers with a new way to develop web apps.Developers are now able to use C# and XAML to write apps that run in the browser. Absolutely no knowledge of HTML5 or J...
Diversity of thought is key to successful dev teams
Wednesday, November 29, 2017 by Steve Davis
Could a philosophy graduate be your next CTO? If the latest trend in developer talent is anything to go by, the traditional route to developer success could soon be blown wide open.The typical view of “engineers” creating tomorrow’s technology today is of hoodie-wearing Ivy League computer science graduate geniuses, toiling away on code. That stereotype is not without j...
Developers adding 3D printing capability to products
Wednesday, October 4, 2017 by Christian Hargrave
Tech Soft 3D has announced that many of their partners looking to add 3D printing capability to existing products or develop new innovative ones are using HOOPS software development toolkits and Polygonica in lieu of developing the technology in-house.“As 3D printing transitions from prototyping to commercial-grade production, it’s increasingly clear that robust softwar...
Sending out an S.O.S. for SMS
Wednesday, October 4, 2017 by Will LaSala
What a difference a year makes. Just one year after the National Institute of Standards and Technology issued guidance that found SMS is insecure and no longer suitable as a strong authentication mechanism, it has walked all of that back.At the time the original draft was published, it was highly unusual for any US government agency to get out in front of the security i...
The evolution of APMs
Wednesday, September 27, 2017 by Shlomi Gian
The World Wide Web became publicly available in August of 1991. Within a few years, PCs became an essential household item and short after it was already clear that the existing infrastructure was not made to scale. Web pages featuring "404 error" codes were a common aggravating flow in the user experience.To help the web scale and ease user frustration, CDN (Cont...
Stop the menace of Android rooting malware attacks with RASP
Monday, September 25, 2017 by Frederik Mennes
One of the key security issues facing organizations that support Android devices is the risk of rooting malware. A number of malware families on the Android mobile OS attempt to obtain root access once installed because the elevated privileges gained come in handy to perform malicious activities.
What you need to know about Tordow v2.0 and Pegasus
Behavioral and biometric mobile authentication will end passwords
Friday, September 15, 2017 by David Vergara
You can say this about passwords: they're incredibly resilient. Not in a bulletproof kind of way but, more precisely, in terms of how long they've been around. According to Robert Svensson in his book "From Hacking to Report Writing: An Introduction to Security and Penetration," the first computer system to use passwords was built by researchers at the Massachusetts Ins...
The HTML5 killer you may not know about
Thursday, September 14, 2017 by Richard Harris
For years HTML has been the universal language for website construction, and it has been impressively resilient in the face of competing languages thus far. It’s been known to have the best combination of speed, security, responsiveness and compatibility of all programming languages on the market. However, the world is expanding beyond the internet browser to mobile and...
Four privacy questions every developer needs to answer
Wednesday, September 13, 2017 by Morgan Reed
Over the past twelve months, the internet-connected doll My Friend Cayla went from one of the hottest toys of the holiday season to an internationally-classified "espionage device." The doll was the subject of an FBI warning, banned from sale or ownership in Germany, and eventually dropped from every major retailer in the United States. Despite the nearly universally hi...
Mobile SDKs: What they really do to your mobile app
Friday, August 18, 2017 by Rohith Ramesh
Mobile SDKs; love them or hate them, they're here to stay. They provide our apps with all sorts of functionality that would be incredibly time consuming to build, and they give us another means to monetize our apps. Third party SDKs are in fact, quite popular. According to a study done by SafeDK, on average each Android app uses nearly 18 third party SDKs. That number i...
Where is app speed the fastest Surprisingly, not in the US
Friday, July 28, 2017 by Richard Harris
Countries with faster mobile app speed than the US include Russia, Mexico, Brazil, Australia, Taiwan, France, Germany, Canada and several more. That’s according to the PacketZoom Q2 Mobile Observatory and Benchmark Report, which measures app speed, disconnections, and other performance variables worldwide. In May, Akamai reported on global internet speeds, but PacketZoo...
Vue.js framework steamrolling at VueConf this year
Wednesday, July 26, 2017 by Richard Harris
VueConf, the first ever international conference dedicated solely to the Vue.js framework that took place on June 21-23, 2017 in Wrocław, was a major success. With 320 attendees flying in from 35 countries, VueConf has definitely proved that Vue is no longer just a blip on the framework map, but a mature technology adopted by leading businesses worldwide, such as Adobe ...
PacketZoom ranks news and media apps for their speed
Tuesday, July 4, 2017 by Richard Harris
Studies have shown that a majority of consumers expect app content to download in 4 seconds or less. But PacketZoom’s new data shows that most of the major news apps take much longer than 4 seconds to download the app’s homescreen. Only BBC News and Top Buzz came in under 4 seconds, while NYT, USA Today, WSJ, TechCrunch and others were much slower. That’s a huge failing...
Tap to Print: Android App Challenge
Thursday, June 22, 2017 by Richard Harris
Add print to your app by July 12th for guaranteed prizes!Android developers, want a reward for boosting your app(s)? Mopria is awarding devs who give their app the useful function of mobile printing.The ability to print is a great tool for your app; it can increase your user retention, spike in-app purchases, and enhance your usability.Take part in the Tap to Print Chal...