Your tech job just laid you off. Now what
Wednesday, June 10, 2020 by Matt Martin
Between March 11th and May 31st more than 600 startups have let nearly 60,000 employees go, according to Layoffs.fyi. If you’re among those, my sincere condolences. This guide should help you avoid some common pitfalls and help you get back on your feet as quickly as possible.
If you’re still employed, now is a good time to get a game-plan together for wh...
Epic Games partners with Fortumo to launch carrier billing
Tuesday, June 9, 2020 by Brittany Hainzinger
The video game and software developer and publisher Epic Games and the mobile technology company Fortumo are announcing the launch of a carrier billing partnership. Epic Games has integrated Fortumo’s carrier billing platform to collect payments for Fortnite Battle Passes, game purchases in the Epic Games Store and other Epic Games content.
The first country wh...
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...
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 ...
What is Ossum
Thursday, October 3, 2019 by Thomas Hooker
Software development is not just coding, especially when working on a team. A developer spends time planning work, discussing requirements, reviewing work, testing, and deploying. To help with these tasks, teams often use a variety of tools, from issue trackers to source control to CI/CD tools. It's not unusual for a team to have a different supplier for each tool, ...
Running applications directly from Cohesity now possible
Monday, March 4, 2019 by Richard Harris
Cohesity announced new capabilities that empower enterprises to run applications from Cohesity as well as third parties directly on the Cohesity DataPlatform. This milestone is a big step forward in empowering enterprises to derive insights from their most valuable business asset, their data.
This is the first time that enterprises are able to run applications ...
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, ...
Rubrik just launched an open source community
Wednesday, February 13, 2019 by Richard Harris
Rubrik just announced Rubrik Build, a new 100 percent public, 100 percent Open Source community built around use cases and integrations that consume Rubrik APIs. As part of Rubrik Build, contributors can leverage existing software development kits, tools, and use cases or contribute their own ideas, code, documentation, and feedback.
The goal of Rubrik Buil...
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...
Perforce to acquire Rogue Wave
Monday, January 28, 2019 by Christian Hargrave
Perforce Software backed by Clearlake Capital Group, L.P., announced it has reached a definitive agreement to acquire Rogue Wave Software, an independent provider of cross-platform software developer tools and embedded components.
The combination of Perforce and Rogue Wave delivers a full suite of solutions that measurably improves developer productivity while fuelin...
App developer and software jobs might be declining says new report
Thursday, January 17, 2019 by Richard Harris
If your title is app developer, or work if you work in the software development field and are starting to feel like the Jedi are dying off - you might be on to something.
According to a new report put out by Freelancer.com, the software developer job title, and a few others including app developer, and app designer, have seen a dramatic decrease in popularity since l...
Project OWL wins IBM's 2018 Call for Code Global Challenge
Wednesday, November 28, 2018 by Richard Harris
Project OWL (Organization, Whereabouts, and Logistics), an IoT and software solution that keeps first responders and victims connected in a natural disaster, has won the 2018 Call for Code Global Challenge. Call for Code is a five-year global initiative that is the largest and most ambitious effort bringing together start-up, academic and enterprise developers to solve ...
Simplifying digital transformation with VANTIQ Modelo 3.0
Friday, October 12, 2018 by Richard Harris
VANTIQ announced new capabilities in its VANTIQ Modelo application development platform that help companies gain maximum value from their event-driven, real-time business application initiatives that span from cloud to edge. VANTIQ Modelo 3.0 users can quickly build and deploy cloud-to-edge business applications that deliver improved business agility.
Collaboration tools and why big names are so successful utilizing them
Tuesday, October 2, 2018 by Christian Hargrave
Developers are notoriously bad at working together, so how is it that the big software brand names seem to make it all look so easy? From a freelancer to an enterprise software developer, utilizing a quality set of visual project management and collaboration tools is the name of the game in today’s industry. Big companies like Wix are using platforms like monday.c...
Free mobile maps and traffic tiles for developers from new TomTom SDK
Thursday, September 6, 2018 by Richard Harris
When Google Maps increased the prices developers have to pay for the privlage of using them, many a developer went scurrying to find alternatives because even though there is a bit of "credit" they apply to your account, charges climb very quickly.
But at TechCrunch Disrupt SF, TomTom has announced that it will offer free maps and traffic tiles on its ...
Software engineering interview preparation
Monday, May 21, 2018 by Tigran Sloyan
Preparing for a software engineer interview can be a daunting task. Not only do you have to prepare answers on standard questions about strengths, weaknesses, and why you want a particular job, but you also have to demonstrate proficiency in specific skills - you have to prove your coding chops.This isn’t easy when you don’t know what types of problems you will be asked...
Developers offer insight on AI, Open Source, and GDPR in new survey
Thursday, March 22, 2018 by Richard Harris
There is alot of new tech already in motion this year - most of which was birthed into the industry years ago, though it's just now creeping into our daily thoughts as developers. So what do you think about, or should you be thinking about?Cloud provider DigitalOcean has released a new survey on software developer trends and technologies. The survey had almost 6,000 res...
DeveloperWeek 2018 roundup
Thursday, March 22, 2018 by Badri Rajasekar
DeveloperWeek 2018, held recently in the SF Bay Area, is part of the largest series of completely developer-focused events in the world, with conferences also held in New York and Austin. It is a testament to the fact that “software rules the world” that around 8000 developers turned up for various parts of DeveloperWeek, which included a large two-day Hackathon, a fren...
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...
The best and worst of banking apps in 2017
Tuesday, December 12, 2017 by Christian Hargrave
It’s difficult to remember how frustrating mobile banking was for users just five years ago. Some mobile banking apps would struggle to find the nearest ATM. Depositing checks by capturing an image was considered cutting edge. It was even quite possible your bank didn’t have a smartphone app.Fast forward to today. Now, alerts from banking apps is a feature that we take ...
Geektastic launches to help companies find developers
Friday, November 17, 2017 by Christian Hargrave
60% of UK companies face a skills gap within their tech departments and cannot fill positions quickly enough to meet demand. To solve this major challenge, London startup Geektastic has launched a new technology platform supported by a global community of skilled software engineers, who are offering unique peer-reviewed coding challenges to evaluate developers, to suppo...
The mobile gaming industry meets blockchain
Friday, November 17, 2017 by Richard Harris
Dragonfly and DECENT have come together to bring blockchain to the gaming industry. Together, they are set to tackle some common challenges by creating an innovative digital marketplace solution. The mobile gaming industry is evolving rapidly Dragonfly has called on DECENT to help develop a new and fully integrated blockchain-based marketplace.Like the sound of a block...
IBM upgrades its qubit processing systems for commercial use
Tuesday, November 14, 2017 by Richard Harris
IBM announced two significant quantum processor upgrades for its IBM Q early-access commercial systems. These upgrades represent rapid advances in quantum hardware as IBM continues to drive progress across the entire quantum computing technology stack, with focus on systems, software, applications and enablement. The first IBM Q systems available online to c...
Vungle SDK to be released on the Amazon Fire tablet
Tuesday, August 8, 2017 by Richard Harris
Vungle, a marketing platform for in-app video ads, has announced the upcoming release of a software developer kit (SDK) for Amazon's popular Fire tablets. Vungle, working together with Amazon Appstore, will bring its user acquisition and monetization platform to Fire tablets.According to analyst firm IDC, adoption of Amazon devices increased 1,200 percent year over year...
Developers using Scribe get more tools to code faster
Thursday, July 6, 2017 by Christian Hargrave
Scribe Software announced the general availability of the Developer Success Portal, designed to help developers do more with Scribe Online, its integration platform as a service (iPaaS). With the release, it offers a comprehensive resource that enables application and integration developers at enterprises, systems integrators, and SaaS providers to build applications th...
Improve mobile app security by turning it into code
Monday, May 8, 2017 by Jeff Williams
Why is application security such a pain? One of the hard problems with application security is that there are a zillion different ways that things can go wrong. Far more than any one person can be expert in. It's unfair to think that a software developer, who is already supposed to be expert in all the latest software languages, frameworks and best practices, should als...
Selling your app and what you should know
Monday, April 10, 2017 by Richard Harris
The app market has changed significantly over the last few years. Google Play, for example, had 600,000 apps in 2012. Now it has more than 3 million. Despite this, a report from Nielsen suggests that users only use 27 apps per month. As a result, it is increasingly difficult for developers and app owners to maintain engagement and to successfully monetize their apps.Acc...
Put deep learning neural network AI software from NASA in your apps
Thursday, March 30, 2017 by Richard Harris
Product developers can significantly accelerate the deployment of AI applications without a team of Ph.D. researchers, an extensive evaluation of different tools or years of costly R&D with the Neurala Developers Program, announced by Neurala. Neurala makes The Neurala Brain, a deep learning neural networks platform that is making smart products like toys, cameras a...
Using virtual currency in your game requires compliancy too
Wednesday, February 1, 2017 by Kimberly Culp
So you’re an app developer. Maybe even a mobile, computer, or console game developer. You’ve got a great idea for a new game - an immersive experience where users will interact in a fully realized world, complete with its own economy and virtual currency. Other developers could even create content for users, get paid in virtual currency, and then cash it bac...
Should you buy or build a mobile app for your business
Friday, November 11, 2016 by Glenn Chenier
The question of whether a company should Buy or Build a mobile app for their business is often portrayed as a binary choice between picking an off-the-shelf app/solution, or building a custom solution from scratch, using an in-house developer team or contracted 3rd party.
The Build vs Buy landscape has many more options. Organizations looking to adopt a m...
A discussion on cloud sandboxes with Quali's CMO Shashi Kiran
Monday, October 17, 2016 by Richard Harris
DevOps processes are used to accelerate the development of cloud applications, and sandboxes can help by providing actual replicas of production environments for developers to try out new code, or for test teams to get access to holistic real-world environments without the risk of harming a live production environment. We recently had an interesting conversat...
SAP HANA express edition and key benefits developers should know about
Saturday, October 8, 2016 by Richard Harris
SAP, a large independent software developer, has released it's latest edition of HANA, an in-memory computing PaaS, called HANA express edition. SAP HANA can be used as an on-premise appliance, or for building and deploying to the cloud. A great tool for any real-time application development or analytics projects. The SAP HANA express edition gives developers all of th...
Nearly a QuarterMillion of US Application Developer Jobs Are Unfilled
Thursday, June 30, 2016 by Richard Harris
Esri and The App Association have used the Esri ArcGIS platform to spotlight the current state of developer hiring in the US. According to the interactive report, nearly a quarter-million job software developer jobs in the United States remain unfilled.The interactive maps show where software developer jobs are, how much they pay, and where to find openings. I...
The Top Twenty Emerging Cities for Tech Jobs
Tuesday, June 7, 2016 by Richard Harris
Homes.com recently released the New Tech City Index 2016 report which ranks cities with the best option for technology employment and living expenses based on metrics including industry wages, employment levels, and average house price.The report used a number of factors to calculate the rankings. This included analyzing data from the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, incl...
Developers Dominate for Highest Paying Tech Jobs as Market Continues to Grow
Friday, May 13, 2016 by Richard Harris
A recent Forbes report shows that developers lead the way in overall compensation among tech jobs. In fact, the report shows that the top ten highest paying jobs are all for developer employment covering popular technologies and programming skills.Here are the ten paying developer jobs with average salaries offered in the Forbes report:Software Architect – $116,267...