Tracing serverless Node.js functions
Monday, January 13, 2020 by Christian Hargrave
Instana announced the ability to trace serverless Node.js functions running on AWS Lambda. The new capabilities, which require zero code modification, deliver superior native serverless tracing automatically, providing performance metrics beyond, and independently from, X-Ray.
“As companies continue to push the envelope in creating smaller, more dynamic service...
All things Java
Friday, January 10, 2020 by Richard Harris
In an age when there is a constant demand for new, especially when it comes to technology, some things continue to stand the test of time. Java, for example, has been around for decades, but it is still the go-to programming language for untold numbers of developers. In fact, the language has never fallen below No. 2 on the Tiobe Index, and as of August 2019, it was No....
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...
Developer ecosystem insights for Q2 2019 report
Monday, November 18, 2019 by Freeman Lightner
The data from the Developer Economics survey give all the answers in the recently published State of the Developer Nation Q2 2019 report, which - as always- is now available for free download!
What’s new in the developer ecosystem?
The report highlights the latest insights from the developer ecosystem, based on responses from 19,000+ softwar...
WSO2 Enterprise Integrator 7.0 is here
Tuesday, October 8, 2019 by Freeman Lightner
Integration is becoming an integral part of software development as the applications driving today's digital businesses combine data, events, and services from within the organization, throughout ecosystems, and across devices. As a result, IT organizations increasingly need to adopt a range of integration styles and architectural integration models while keeping pa...
.NET Core 3.0 is here
Wednesday, September 25, 2019 by Richard Harris
Microsoft has announced the release of .NET Core 3.0. It includes many improvements, including adding Windows Forms and WPF, adding new JSON APIs, support for ARM64 and improving performance across the board. C# 8 is also part of this release, which includes nullable, async streams, and more patterns. F# 4.7 is included and focused on relaxing syntax and targeting .NET ...
All about Reactive Foundation,The Linux Foundation's new baby
Monday, September 16, 2019 by Freeman Lightner
The Linux Foundation has announced the launch of the Reactive Foundation, a community of leaders established to accelerate technologies for building the next generation of networked applications. The foundation is made up of Alibaba, Lightbend, Netifi and Pivotal as initial members and includes the successful open source RSocket specification, a...
Ballerina cloud native programming language launches
Friday, September 13, 2019 by Richard Harris
The growth of digital services, mobile apps, and connected devices are creating an explosion of endpoints, from APIs to events, data streams, microservices, serverless apps, and other digital assets. Developers today need a more modern and agile approach to connect to these endpoints than a traditional centralized enterprise service bus (ESB) can offer. Ballerina 1.0, n...
IoT Developer Survey 2019 released from The Eclipse Foundation
Tuesday, April 23, 2019 by Christian Hargrave
The Eclipse Foundation released the 2019 IoT Developer Survey that canvassed more than 1,700 developers about their IoT efforts. The survey was conducted by the Eclipse IoT Working Group in cooperation with member companies (including Bosch Software Innovations, Eurotech, and Red Hat), and support from the IoT community at large.
IoT developers are driving real...
Software engineer happiness matters
Tuesday, February 19, 2019 by Bart Copeland
In the never-ending quest for greater developer productivity, security and compliance usually seem like monkey wrenches in the machinery. These aspects of development are essential, but they can slow down the flow of work and frustrate developers.
Security and compliance dog the whole software development process, from the too-often-forgotten build engineering team, ...
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...
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...
Python programmers get enhanced development tools from Qt
Wednesday, January 2, 2019 by Richard Harris
Qt introduces Qt for Python to substantially simplify the creation of innovative and immersive user interfaces for Python applications. With Qt for Python, developers can quickly and easily visualize the massive amounts of data tied to their Python development projects, in addition to gaining access to Qt’s world-class professional support services and large globa...
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...
Software architecture in 2019
Wednesday, December 12, 2018 by Richard Harris
Software is increasingly becoming more complex, and dealing with the changes happening in the software industry every day is something all developers, especially software architects, need to pay attention to.
While software architecture isn't anything new - the speed of mobile undoubtedly has put critical elements of creating software outside of the main focus fo...
OneSignal hits 850,000+ push notifications per second
Wednesday, November 21, 2018 by Richard Harris
OneSignal set a new throughput record with their push notification service, delivering 850,000+ notifications per second - more than twice the competition.
OneSignal sends 4 billion push notifications per day, up 25% since September. OneSignal is used by 550,000+ developers and marketing teams including many Fortune 500 companies.
On election day, push notificatio...
Nocode vs Lowcode: 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...
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...
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...
Why Kotlin language use is skyrocketing
Tuesday, July 10, 2018 by Richard Harris
Kotlin, the Java based language that titles itself as "The Statically typed programming language for modern multiplatform applications" is alive and kicking as revealed in a new report from Pusher who says there is "exponential growth in Kotlin adoption."
Kotlin originated at JetBrains, the company behind IntelliJ IDEA, in 2010, and has been ...
IBM first to certify Java EE 8 compatibility
Tuesday, July 10, 2018 by Richard Harris
With an estimated 15.6 million developers worldwide creating billions of apps for consumers and business, Java remains one of the most critical and vital programming languages in the world. Over its two decade plus lifetime, Java has grown to encompass all industry segments and given rise to a rich ecosystem of tools and frameworks.
Plus, Java remains a top programmi...
The issues with Blockchain and the enterprise
Thursday, May 3, 2018 by Mike Palencia
At the end of January 2018, the total market cap of the crypto-economy stood at over $500 billion. This phenomenon is occurring at a time when the vast majority of individuals involved in this space are just trading cryptocurrencies and where even that user base is not particularly big.Some people interpret these facts as a sign that this is a bubble waiting to burst. O...
Code on the beach at the Build Stuff conference
Tuesday, April 17, 2018 by Richard Harris
Build Stuff, a seaside software development conference for people who actually build stuff is happening May 5-6 in Mallorca, Spain, is your perfect opportunity to code on the beach. Started in 2012, Build Stuff annual software development conference has been held in Lithuania, Ukraine, and Spain, welcoming 7000 participants to date. To supply the software development co...
Monday, April 9, 2018 by Richard Harris
SlashData announces the release of the State of the Developer Nation Report 14th Edition, based on the results of the bi-annual Developer Economics survey, which reached 21,700+ developers from 169 countries in 9 areas of involvement in November-December 2017.State of the Developer Nation Report report focuses on 4 major themes, each with its own visualization:For the f...
The robot that's teaching kids to code
Thursday, March 22, 2018 by Richard Harris
Jett, a coding and programming robot designed for students of all ages, started school this week. The 22-inch-tall, 12-pound interactive learning companion is already teaching students in Texas and New Jersey the critical skills needed to ignite a lasting interest in STEM - without requiring teachers to change a single lesson plan.Jett gives students the thrill of teach...
The most loved and hated programming languages
Tuesday, March 13, 2018 by Richard Harris
Stack Overflow has released the Stack Overflow Annual Developer Survey results. With more than 100,000 responses from coders in 184 countries and dependent territories, it is the most extensive survey of the programmer workforce to date.The 2018 survey offers vital insights for businesses looking to understand, hire, engage, and enable the world's developers - shedding ...
Expert advice: Tips to help developers cope
Tuesday, February 20, 2018 by Richard Harris
According to a forbes report, being a software developer has it’s perks. From a $168,000 a year average media salary, to being able to have your hand in crafting the Instagrams of tomorrow. But the task of creating flawless code and engineering ideas, comes with challenges.It’s good to share war stories to help each other navigate the waters, so we recently had the chan...
Bitcoin job skills are hot says latest report
Monday, February 12, 2018 by Richard Harris
Upwork has released its newest quarterly index of the hottest skills in the U.S. freelance job market. The Upwork Skills Index ranks the site’s 20 fastest-growing skills in a quarterly series that sheds light on new and emerging skills as an indication of hot freelance job market trends. According to a recent study, 57.3 million Americans (36 percent of the U.S. workfor...
New open source platform for machine learning on Kubernetes hits
Tuesday, February 6, 2018 by Richard Harris
Seldon.io has announced the release of a new open-source platform that enables data science teams to run and manage models in production at scale. Seldon Core focuses on solving the last step in any machine learning project to help companies put models into production, to solve real-world problems and maximize the return on investment. Traditional infrastructure stacks ...
Netsil emerges from stealth with new AOC
Tuesday, September 26, 2017 by Richard Harris
Netsil has launched from stealth by unveiling the Netsil Application Operations Center (AOC), a universal observability and monitoring platform for modern cloud applications. With the AOC, Netsil enables DevOps teams to gain complete visibility into all the services and their dependencies, with absolutely no code changes required. As a result, DevOps teams are able to r...
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...
Xojo 2017 cross platform tool updates are now available
Tuesday, August 15, 2017 by Christian Hargrave
Xojo, Inc., a company helping developers create native cross-platform applications, has announced the availability of Xojo 2017 Release 2. Xojo is a rapid application development tool for making apps for the desktop (macOS, Windows and Linux), web, iOS, and Raspberry Pi. In addition to over 250 improvements, this release focuses on enhancements to 64-bit support, Linux ...
Drag and drop game creator studio GameMaker updates to version 2
Wednesday, May 24, 2017 by Richard Harris
YoYo Games’ recently launched cross-platform 2D game engine, GameMaker Studio 2, is now available in a convenient education package specifically for schools and their students. Any approved university or school affiliate will now have access to a free trial version with zero time restrictions/commitments and a simple option to upgrade to the full version. Educational in...