A world with no passwords and how FIDO2 can help make it happen
Monday, May 13, 2019 by Richard Harris
93.2 percent of the overall web browser market has embraced FIDO2: Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge, Apple Safari, Mozilla Firefox, and Opera.
The FIDO Alliance is driven by hundreds of global tech leaders across enterprise, payments, telecom, government, and healthcare that have come together in support of the organization’s mission to reduce the world’s re...
What's new in NGINX Plus R18
Tuesday, April 16, 2019 by Richard Harris
NGINX, Inc. has announced the general availability of NGINX Plus R18. NGINX Plus is an all-in-one load balancer, content cache, web server, proxy, API gateway, and Kubernetes Ingress Controller. This versatility enables you to simplify your architecture for delivering both traditional applications and new ones based on microservices.
NGINX’s flexibility, ...
Developers place real-time DevOps visibility as high importance
Wednesday, April 10, 2019 by Richard Harris
A new study from SmartDraw Software highlights the importance DevOps teams place on the ability to provide real-time DevOps visibility across their DevOps ecosystem. For nearly all respondents (84 percent) real-time DevOps visibility is somewhat to an extremely important goal. In fact, 100 percent are currently working to find a way to provide real-time DevOps vis...
A serverless search engine for Data Scientists and Developers emerges
Friday, March 22, 2019 by Richard Harris
Rockset announced the general availability of a cloud service that allows developers and data scientists to put complex data sets to use in minutes instead of weeks.
Current trends in technology - smart devices, digital lending, fraud detection, omnichannel retail, machine learning, microservices, and real-time business dashboards - all require clean...
Wednesday, March 20, 2019 by Richard Harris
Progress has revealed its strategy and approach for enabling high productivity application development. As part of this strategy, Progress announced the latest release of the Progress Kinvey platform, delivering a combination of high productivity, full developer control over the app experience, and operational efficiency for modern workloads with dynamic scale.
Esri Developer Summit 2019 recap
Wednesday, March 13, 2019 by Richard Harris
At the 2019 Esri Developer Summit in Palm Springs, CA, presentations and workshops focused on new capabilities for speed, science, and flexibility. Esri president Jack Dangermond opened the conference by recognizing the more than 2,100 developers in attendance for their tireless efforts to build location intelligence apps that make a difference in our world. Whether the...
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...
Ember.js video documentary released
Wednesday, February 13, 2019 by Richard Harris
Honeypot.io based in Berlin has released an open-source documentary on the story of Ember.js. The documentary was filmed with Yehuda Katz and Tom Dale, the co-creators of Ember.js and shot in Portland, New York, Amsterdam, Dublin and Munich.
It tells the story of how Ember.js came to be and the life-altering decisions that go into making open-source software.
Job skills developers need to stay competitive in 2019
Monday, February 4, 2019 by Christian Hargrave
Software development is one of the fastest-growing professions as businesses across all industries transform into tech companies. With over 475,000 open computing jobs in the U.S. alone, businesses are facing steep competition for the technical talent they need. HackerRank released its annual 2019 Developer Skills Report, surveying over 71,000 software developers from m...
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...
Lightning Platform Mobile from Salesforce aims to future-proof apps
Thursday, January 24, 2019 by Christian Hargrave
Adding another lego to the wall between native programmers and low-code app builders, Salesforce has just announced the new Lightning Platform Mobile, a set of tools and services that aim to empower business users to build quick, connected and future-proofed mobile apps.
Consumers today expect their mobile experiences to be immersive and easy-to-use. But with a...
Creating native mobile apps without writing native code
Wednesday, January 16, 2019 by Richard Harris
Native programming can strike fear into the heart of anyone that doesn't know how to write it. While we as programmers understand our limits and capabilities, we still like to brag about the complicated function or route we just wrote. But just drop the words "Objective C, or Android Java" into the next conversation you have with fellow programmers and see...
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 ...
Next generation low code platforms snub citizen developers
Tuesday, January 15, 2019 by Sumit Sarkar
Analysts have touted the growth of high productivity application development platforms which are attractive to many enterprises unable to find the necessary digital talent. These evolving platforms, also described as no or low code, focus on increasing productivity over traditional software development by expanding the pool of talent that can deliver apps. Many professi...
Garden Guru Bluetooth sensor helps you grow homegrown food
Friday, January 11, 2019 by Christian Hargrave
Vermont-based AgTech startup Seedsheet has unveiled its newest product, the Garden Guru Sensor, a Bluetooth-enabled sensor that provides users with precise, real-time data to facilitate maximum plant growth and ensure everyone’s gardening experience reaps the benefits of homegrown food.
Seedsheet’s new BTE sensor ensures thriving, full-sized gardens...
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 ...
Skuid joins MuleSoft to help enterprises create better apps
Wednesday, January 9, 2019 by Christian Hargrave
Skuid, a no-code cloud application platform, announced it has joined the MuleSoft Technology Partner Program so enterprises can create even better business applications. With Skuid and MuleSoft, customers can deliver highly usable business applications that unlock customer’s data across the enterprise and enhance user experiences to drive business productivity all...
Serverless computing with StackPath's EdgeEngine
Friday, December 21, 2018 by Christian Hargrave
StackPath, a company that provides secure edge services, has released StackPath EdgeEngine, a simple yet powerful serverless computing service that lets developers run code at the cloud’s edge without a server, virtual machine, or container.
Tuesday, December 18, 2018 by Christian Hargrave
These new features will empower developers with new conveniences for users. Users can scan barcodes in real-time from a browser using their smartphone without requiring an a...
Friday, December 14, 2018 by Christian Hargrave
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Java vs. Kotlin: The raging debate
Thursday, December 13, 2018 by Ashish Parmar
Java and has been around for 22 years and was the go-to language for Android developers until recently. Experts state that it could become obsolete even with the latest Java 8, mostly because of its endless try-catch blocks, verbose syntax, lack of support for functional programming features, null-unsafety and the notorious NullPointerException. Also, Java was created t...
Twitter and KaiOS take on KaiOS-powered smart feature phones
Wednesday, November 21, 2018 by Joyce Shen
Imagine you’re a seasoned designer for smartphones working with ever-expanding resources, including memory, CPU speed, and screen resolution. Then, one day, your manager gives you an assignment to work on a device that has less of all this and doesn’t even have a touchscreen!
This is what happened to some of the designers at Twitter and KaiOS, all of whom...
Netifi offers new way to create microservices and cloud native apps
Wednesday, November 14, 2018 by Christian Hargrave
Netifi just put out their first product, a free download of Proteus Community Edition, which helps reduce the complexity associated with developing and deploying microservices and cloud-native applications. Proteus, based on the open source RSocket protocol, takes care of networking complexity, such as routing, session resumption, application flow control and predi...
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...
No-code vs Low-code: Which is right for you
Tuesday, October 30, 2018 by Dave Landa
The market for low-code and no-code application development platforms is growing rapidly and becoming more popular with organizations - both very large and small and across nearly every industry - which are finding the ease of use, flexibility, workflow features, and data integration capabilities indispensable. In other words, traditional software applications...
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...
GitHub Actions and other announcements from GitHub Universe
Wednesday, October 17, 2018 by Richard Harris
GitHub, the soon to be acquired by Microsoft company, has always been known for its source code repository capabilities for developers. But why just store the code on a platform when you can run it too?
At its annual developer conference, GitHub Universe, they announced Actions, which is essentially a way to help automate your development workflows. Actions use...
NGINX gets new capabilities to help app teams develop and scale
Monday, October 15, 2018 by Richard Harris
NGINX has released new enhancements to the NGINX Application Platform - including new releases of NGINX Plus, NGINX Controller, and NGINX Unit. These new releases aim to improve NGINX’s solution in the application delivery controller (ADC) market, as well as introduce new solutions in the API management and service mesh markets. NGINX provides a single platfo...
Cardano blockchain development just got easier
Tuesday, October 9, 2018 by Richard Harris
IOHK, the blockchain research and development company behind the top 10 cryptocurrency Cardano, has launched its first open source project, opening up the technology to a wide range of third-party developers.
The Cardano Rust project is a toolbox for developers who want to build products for its blockchain. This repository provides developers with a l...
Tidelift surpasses $1M to pay open source software maintainers
Friday, September 21, 2018 by Christian Hargrave
Tidelift announced that it has surpassed one million dollars committed via its platform to pay open source software maintainers to provide professional assurances for their projects, as momentum behind this new approach to professional open source continues to build. Over 100 packages are already on the Tidelift platform, with maintainers getting paid to provide support...
Cloud Native SDK for Kubernetes has been launched by Pulumi
Tuesday, September 18, 2018 by Richard Harris
Pulumi Corporation announced the availability of its Cloud Native SDK for Kubernetes enabling a code-based approach to creating, deploying and managing applications across clouds including Microsoft AKS, Amazon EKS, and Google GKE, in addition to on-premises and hybrid environments. Pulumi also announced it has joined the Cloud Native Computing Foundation to accelerate ...
Decentralized application development boosted with Lisk Core 1.0
Thursday, August 30, 2018 by Richard Harris
Estimote LTE Beacons hit the market
Tuesday, August 28, 2018 by Richard Harris
Estimote, Inc. was founded in 2012 by Jakub Krzych and Lukasz Kostka, and in 2013, they launched their first product, the Estimote Bluetooth Beacons compatible with iBeacon. Since then, Estimote has built a community of 150,000 developers worldwide - all using their SDK and Beacons to build incredible real-world interfaces that dovetail app experiences with your su...