SaaS company receives $27M in funding
Monday, November 15, 2021 by Christian Hargrave
Swimm announced a $27.6 million Series A funding round to enable engineering teams to create documentation that is always up to date. The round, which brings Swimm's total funding to $33.3 million, was led by New York-based global venture capital and private equity firm Insight Partners, with participation from Dawn Capital, alongside existing seed investors Pitango...
Offshore software developers risks and advantages
Thursday, October 28, 2021 by Vivien F. Peaden
The onset of COVID-19 has hastened CEOs’ prioritization of digital transformation to future-proof their organizations. This paradigm change is driving the IT outsourcing spend to improve operational agility, integrate new technologies, and achieve cost-savings and faster time-to-market.
Risks and advantages of using offshore software developers
The pandemic ...
Alexa Connect Kit SDK lands from Amazon
Wednesday, October 27, 2021 by Brittany Hainzinger
Amazon has announced Alexa Connect Kit SDK (ACK SDK), a software package that enables Original Design Manufacturers (ODMs) and System Integrators (SIs) to build their own ACK-based modules and differentiated Alexa-compatible smart device solutions without having to worry about managing cloud services, building an app, or writing an Alexa skill. Since the launch of ...
wasmCloud platform updates
Wednesday, October 6, 2021 by Brittany Hainzinger
WebAssembly pioneer Cosmonic has announced the 0.50 release of wasmCloud. The distributed application framework and Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) Sandbox project was created for building universally portable cloud-native applications with WebAssembly that can plug into multi-cloud, multi-edge, and now far-edge environments directly inside the browser.
Protecting source code
Wednesday, October 6, 2021 by Nigel Thorpe
Earlier this year, EA (Electronic Arts), reported a cyberattack and the theft of some 780GB of source code for games such as FIFA 21 and the proprietary Frostbite game engine used for many other high-profile games such as Battlefield. The threat actors responsible for the EA data breach put the stolen data up for sale on an underground hacking forum for $28 million, pro...
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...
No code platform receives $33M in funding round
Wednesday, August 18, 2021 by Richard Harris
Betty Blocks, an enterprise no-code application development platform for citizen development, announced it has raised $33 million in funding. The round was led by European Private Equity and Venture Capital investor, SmartFin Capital. Also participating were existing investors Morse Investments and NIBC Bank.
Betty Blocks enables fusion teams – people from the ...
Infragistics Ultimate 21.1 builds on enhancements for developers
Monday, June 21, 2021 by Brittany Hainzinger
Infragistics announced the release of Infragistics Ultimate 21.1. The newest release breaks new ground in app design and developer collaboration with the world’s only digital product design platform, Indigo.Design, that lets teams build apps up to 10x faster.
Infragistics Ultimate 21.1 builds on three key themes:
Hyper-productivity enhancements for develo...
4 Reasons Python is taking over the world
Friday, April 23, 2021 by Calvin Hendryx-Parker
Every engineer knows that the most important rule in the book is the one about using the right tool for the job. What’s “right” may be a touch subjective, however. What are you most comfortable with? What standards do you need to adhere to? Does your team have specific preferences? In software engineering, these questions and the multitude of programmi...
Automation Cookbook introduced by Applitools
Thursday, April 15, 2021 by Brittany Hainzinger
Applitools announced the launch of its “Automation Cookbook,” featuring free bite-sized videos aimed to upskill developers and test engineers of all experience levels. Anyone looking for quick answers to their test automation questions can use recipes to solve everyday challenges and also practice in the Test Kitchen for free. The initiative is led by Angie ...
GitHub secrets reveal API keys, usernames, passwords, and more exposed
Tuesday, March 30, 2021 by Richard Harris
Over two million secrets have been detected on public GitHub in 2020 and this number is growing 20% Year-Over-Year, a GitGuardian State of Secrets Sprawl on GitHub Report shows.
This growing volume of sensitive data or secrets, like API keys, private keys, certificates, usernames and passwords end up publicly exposed on GitHub, putting corporate security at...
App developer's salary in 2021
Monday, March 1, 2021 by Richard Harris
Economic uncertainty from the COVID-19 pandemic brought forth new challenges, drastically altering the needs and expectations of businesses on the IT front. While a tumultuous year for many industries, proprietary data from Hired and Vettery, the largest AI-driven hiring marketplace, found that the tech industry is highly resilient, with continued demand and job growth ...
LinearB and Clubhouse partner to help software project delivery
Tuesday, February 16, 2021 by Richard Harris
LinearB and Clubhouse announced a partnership to help software development teams continuously improve project delivery by providing a complete picture of product and engineering lifecycles. Technical integration between the products will offer dev teams detailed project visibility and team-based metrics by correlating data across projects, code, Git activity and release...
Improving security posture with static application security testing
Friday, February 12, 2021 by Tim Jarrett
Amid the worldwide pursuit of digital transformation, the software has seen a meteoric rise, and application security has become paramount. As more companies become software-centric, they publish more applications, increasing the risk vulnerable code will be released. To help reduce this risk, static application security testing (SAST) can help dev teams find and fix we...
Five biggest reasons to promote developers into leadership positions
Thursday, February 4, 2021 by Eric Silverman
There is an ongoing shift from "design-thinking" to "DevOps-thinking." While it's a subtle shift from a philosophical perspective, it's one that has massive operational implications. Developers are one of the largest capital investments businesses make, often commanding high salaries because they are highly skilled and/or trained to specific ...
App design to code system from IndigoDesign expands
Monday, February 1, 2021 by Brittany Hainzinger
Indigo.Design announced the public preview of Indigo.Design App Builder. The new tool, created by software maker Infragistics, expands the Indigo.Design design-to-code system by providing designers and developers a common cloud-based platform to build and iterate UI/UX designs in real time, all while using the design tools they prefer. Once their UI is pixel-perfect, us...
Wednesday, January 13, 2021 by Brittany Hainzinger
New prediction says Blockchain will power web3
Tuesday, January 12, 2021 by Richard Harris
In the coming year, companies will modify their approaches to developing technology and products. The hype of Artificial Intelligence, Microservices, and Low Code – No Code platforms have played out and companies will make adjustments to decrease complexity and increase efficiencies.
Microservices Adoption to Recede in 2021
Microservices will see a decline i...
Call for Speakers open for SauceCon Online 2021
Wednesday, December 23, 2020 by Brittany Hainzinger
Sauce Labs, Inc. opened the Call for Speakers for SauceCon Online 2021. Now entering its fifth year, SauceCon Online will take place from April 21-22, 2021, with an additional day of deep-dive workshops on April 20.
SauceCon Online brings together the Sauce Labs user community and continuous testing experts from around the world. It provides attendees with practical ...
5 mistakes businesses make in application development
Friday, October 23, 2020 by Mayur S Shah
5 Mistakes Businesses Make While Prioritizing Speed Over Security in Application Development
Earlier this year, the Democratic party in Iowa announced its plans to use a smartphone app to calculate and transmit their caucus results. One would think that by using technology to improve the speed of governance, what could possibly go wrong? A lot, apparently. The a...
4 barriers to AI Adoption
Tuesday, July 21, 2020 by Richard Harris
Some of the largest companies in the world are either already implementing, or are strategically planning for AI. And a recent study from Tractica found that global AI software revenue is expected to grow from $10.1 billion in 2018 to $126 billion by 2025.
But even with adoption by large companies, many businesses seem to be weary of jumping into AI - even when they ...
Datagran launches no-code platform
Tuesday, July 14, 2020 by Brittany Hainzinger
Datagran introduced its flagship platform. Designed to empower developers and growth hackers within data intensive companies, the Datagran platform allows companies to accelerate time-to-market for existing and new products and reduce the total number of tools needed to meet their business goals - without the need to write code and build APIs.
Many companies today ar...
Anvil extends web app development
Wednesday, May 6, 2020 by Brittany Hainzinger
Software startup Anvil announced a major extension of its powerful web app development environment, which makes it simple for Python developers to quickly design, build and ship web apps in minutes.
By making its runtime engine open source, any of the 8 million developers worldwide who know the Python language can now choose to deploy their apps on their own machines...
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...
webMethods AppMesh announced by Software AG
Friday, April 17, 2020 by Brittany Hainzinger
Software AG unveiled webMethods AppMesh, a configurable control plane for microservices, APIs and service mesh. Built as an extension of Software AG’s industry-leading webMethods API Management Platform, webMethods AppMesh adds application context to service mesh, which provides better agility, management, and governance of microservices as business apps.
DevSecOps 7th annual Community Survey results
Wednesday, April 15, 2020 by Brittany Hainzinger
Sonatype published findings from its seventh annual DevSecOps Community Survey, based on responses from 5,045 software engineering professionals. The survey, developed and conducted in partnership with Carnegie Mellon’s Software Engineering Institute, CloudBees, DevOps Institute, DevOps.com, DevSecOps Days, NowSecure, Security Boulevard, Verica, and All Day DevOps...
Keep kids busy with SugarCoded by SmartGurlz
Friday, April 3, 2020 by Freeman Lightner
Are you looking for constructive ways to keep your children stimulated and engaged during the COVID-19 school shutdown? SmartGurlz founder Sharmi Albrechtsen beat out 40,000 other entrepreneurs on ABC's Shark Tank and negotiated with guest "shark" Richard Branson, before closing a deal with Daymond John on her line of groundbreaking toys that use an a...
Wix Unveils Editor X
Thursday, February 6, 2020 by Richard Harris
Wix.com, Ltd. unveiled Editor X, a website creation platform offering advanced design and layout capabilities specifically targeted to designers and web agencies. The wide, flexible new canvas allows the use of modern CSS technologies including Flexbox and Grid, all with precise drag and drop, so designers and web creators can control the exact position and styling of e...
New outsourced app development service launches
Friday, January 31, 2020 by Richard Harris
System Soft Technologies (SSTech) announced the formal launch of an application development outsourcing service to help SMBs drive the innovation required to meet the demands of digital transformation.
The AppSimpleTM service successfully offered in beta in 2019, supplements and enhances the design, test, and deployment skills and experience of SMBs’ in-house t...
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 ...
Build vs buying mobile app code
Saturday, December 28, 2019 by Robert Castles
In the business world, it’s sometimes easy to forget that the end customer is still a human being. Consumer technology has spoiled us, in a good way, and now users are demanding the same level of customer experience and problem-solving from business applications as they get from the technologies ubiquitous in their day-to-day personal lives. This leaves companies ...
Code Cube can teach coding concepts to kids
Tuesday, December 17, 2019 by Brittany Hainzinger
The cube you see attached to students' wrists with LED images scrolling across the screen and beeping a little ditty? Oh, the students coded that themselves.
Pitsco Education's newest creation, Code Cube, is perfect for presenting coding concepts to boys and girls at the upper-elementary level. The wearable tech learning tool offers teachers and students a tr...
Universal source code search engine emerges
Friday, November 22, 2019 by Richard Harris
Sourcegraph announced a new collaboration with GitLab, along with the world’s first universal source code search engine. The company has experienced exponential growth fueled by its expanding community of over 10,000 paid developers and tens of thousands of free open source developers who actively use its platform.
“GitLab and Sourcegraph are both oriente...
How to hire top technical talent
Monday, October 28, 2019 by Richard Harris
We recently spoke with Maria Chung, VP of People at HackerRank about hiring technical talent. HackerRank is a technology hiring platform that is the standard for assessing developer skills for over 1,500+ companies around the world. The current methods for technical interviewing fall flat when it comes to showcasing a candidate’s true skills. By enabling...
Top 10 developer technologies in 2019
Thursday, October 24, 2019 by Richard Harris
Pluralsight, Inc. announced that it has expanded its Technology Index tool to address the most in-demand technologies for IT operations, information security, and data professionals in addition to the previously existing ranking of top in-demand software developer languages.
In-demand technologies according to Technology Index
Pluralsight's expanded ...