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...
Measuring app stability to reduce technical debt
Friday, April 17, 2020 by James Smith
In the fast-paced world of software and application development, one reality holds true: errors are inevitable. Even though you try to minimize errors as much as possible, you’ll eventually overlook some of these bugs in order to get your app, or new features, to market faster.
This concept is called technical debt. Everyone has it; it’s a fact of ...
Impact of Visual AI on test automation
Tuesday, April 7, 2020 by Freeman Lightner
Applitools, the provider of Visual AI-powered test automation, has announced an industry report that reveals the impact of Visual AI on the performance of the most popular open-source test frameworks - Cypress, Selenium, and WebdriverIO. Data was sourced from 288 quality engineers across 101 countries, spending an average of 11 hours during November 2019. This amounts t...
CircleCI lands $100M in Series E funding
Tuesday, April 7, 2020 by Richard Harris
CircleCI announced it has successfully closed $100 million in Series E funding.
The new round was led by IVP and Sapphire Ventures. IVP Partner, Cack Wilhelm, will also be joining CircleCI’s board of directors.
CircleCI has raised $215 million in total funding since its founding in 2011. With this new round, CircleCI will continue to further execute on its p...
Diffusion 6.4 real-time API management platform lands
Wednesday, February 5, 2020 by Brittany Hainzinger
Push Technology released the Diffusion 6.4 Real-Time API Management Platform. With the new release, data model creation and maintenance is simplified, resulting in faster development, increased data stream integration efficiency, and assured data delivery priority -- no matter the size or source of the data.
Easy data stream integration and management
Decentralized technologies solve Illiquidity problems
Tuesday, December 17, 2019 by Richard Harris
Illiquidity is one of the major factors affecting global financial markets. Digitizing new assets and finding corresponding buyers and sellers is difficult and costly. Much has been said about the potential for decentralized technologies to solve these problems, but current offerings fundamentally lack the necessary performance guarantees, feature set, and architectural...
MuleSoft announces new tools
Monday, November 25, 2019 by Freeman Lightner
MuleSoft, the provider of the platform for building application networks, has announced new tools, pre-packaged connectors, and learning modules to empower anyone to compose connected customer experiences, without writing a single line of code. Now anyone can become an Integration Trailblazer and easily connect data sources – wherever that data resides; accel...
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...
Best Practices for Kubernetes and more from Platform9
Tuesday, September 10, 2019 by Freeman Lightner
Platform9 has announced it will present at a webinar hosted by CNCF and hosts three Kubernetes Days events globally.
“KubeVirt - Beyond Containers: Coming full circle back to VMs!” on a CNCF-hosted Webinar
In this CNCF webinar, Roopak Parikh, Co-Founder & CTO at Platform9, and Joshua Hurt, Senior Software Engineer at Platform9, will...
Ten industries using Python programming
Tuesday, April 16, 2019 by Brittany Hainzinger
ActiveState released a new report examining the top 10 use cases of the open source language Python. They (ActiveState) has been building Python since 1999 and has seen customers’ use of Python grow from a scripting solution for sysadmins to web development for programmers to the driving force behind machine learning.
Use cases have grown, along with usage and ...
Making things easy for the developer is ActiveState's mission
Tuesday, April 2, 2019 by Christian Hargrave
ActiveState added enhancements to its ActiveState Platform, a SaaS offering, benefiting contributors, maintainers and users facing challenges with Python and other open source languages.
The new features will give ActiveState Platform account holders the flexibility to fork an existing language distribution and install it into a virtual environment. Developers elimin...
Just Commit says GitLab
Thursday, March 7, 2019 by Richard Harris
Nike’s “Just Do It” campaign has inspired athletes since 1988. Now, in 2019, GitLab draws on that mantra to motivate developers and create a lead employees to success. This year marks DevOps’ 10-year anniversary, and over the past 10 years the approach to the industry and culture has continued to change. However, one thing remains the same - you ...
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, ...
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...
Twitter and KaiOS take on KaiOSpowered 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...
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...
Google offers advice about microservices and refactoring apps
Monday, April 23, 2018 by Richard Harris
Pioneered by Netflix, microservices have quickly become one of the biggest trends in app development, giving developers greater flexibility and agility when it comes to building modern apps. While these new architectures can offer vast improvements over more traditional monolithic deployments, it’s essential developers understand when and where these technologies are be...
Cloud Foundry Summit North America 2018 details
Friday, February 2, 2018 by Richard Harris
Cloud Foundry Foundation has announced the initial schedule, including keynote speakers, for the North American Cloud Foundry Summit, April 18-20, 2018 at the Boston Convention Center. With standard pricing ending February 9, registration will increase $200 to $845.The North American Cloud Foundry Summit keynote line-up includes:Matt Curry, Director, Director of Cloud E...
DevOps IT salary report reveals shifting employment priorities
Wednesday, September 13, 2017 by Christian Hargrave
Puppet has released the findings of its fourth annual DevOps Salary Report. The salary report, based on 3,200 responses collected through the 2017 State of DevOps survey, shows how compounding factors, including geographic region, industry and the number of servers managed, are influencing compensation.The report found that IT professionals overseeing the largest enviro...
Preparing for a developer interview
Saturday, September 9, 2017 by Tigran Sloyan
Being a genius software engineer won’t get you very far if you can’t get past the interview. Showcasing your technical skill is one thing, but talking about it is a whole other challenge. How can candidates best prepare themselves to talk through skill before heading in? Here are 5 tips to help you prepare for the next tech interview staring you down! 1.) Apply an advan...
The future of the voice enabled AI
Friday, August 25, 2017 by Richard Harris
Eventually everything you own will be commanded with text or voice in the future. But specifically we may see that voice has the advantage over it's counterpart due to a more natural feel and simplicity of use. That is why things like Amazon Alexa are starting to take off. Voice recognition has finally got on par with text, and it’s now much faster to say a command than...
The mobile printing six best practices for developers
Monday, August 14, 2017 by Patrick Chen
When creating apps, a developer works hard to ensure optimal functionality and a great user experience - so it's critical that an app is truly the best it can be for its audience. These days, ensuring functionality and engagement means adding mobile print to an app. Mobile printing is an unmet need in many apps: According to an InfoTrends study, 95 percent of consumers ...
How you can automate your release process
Monday, April 24, 2017 by Richard Harris
Rollout helps mobile app developers build and deploy apps quickly and safely by automating the time-consuming manual tasks associated with gradual feature releases. The company recently released ROX by Rollout, which allows developers to gradually release new features, measure the impact and respond in real-time - all without waiting for the next release. We chatted wit...
Why top engineers choose startups over big brands
Tuesday, February 7, 2017 by Andrew First
After the tech boom of the late 1990s, talented software engineers began migrating to larger, more established big-brands like Google and Microsoft, as the allure of startups waned. But today, with so many promising venture-funded companies flourishing in Silicon Valley, we are seeing a reversal of this trend. Top talent are declining positions at the established t...
The NBC TODAY show app makeover from ObjectiveC to Swift
Tuesday, January 10, 2017 by Richard Harris
The TODAY show has created a sleek new mobile app to share a mix of the best moments from the good old days, to those fresh off-the-press stories.
They have covered everything from the fall of the Berlin Wall, to the inauguration of every president since Harry Truman. And now, the show TODAY show team wants to share all of those historical memories with its vie...
Bloomberg launched a new app using Facebook's React Native Framework
Friday, December 16, 2016 by Richard Harris
Bloomberg, the global business and financial news provider, has released a brand new app that allows their users a more comprehensive access to their market data, portfolio tracking tools, and much more. The broad customization of the app makes monitoring your personal portfolio and receiving continuous alerts on global stock positions more effective and efficient. The ...
Why Microservices are so important
Monday, November 7, 2016 by Jim Scott
Having been a software engineer for nearly 20 years I have an appreciation for what is important when it comes to creating great software. One of the most important things that is not well understood by non-engineers is that the development process is equal parts artistry and logic. I see software architecture to be much like artistry. This is because there is no single...
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...
An Interview with InMobi's Anshul Srivastava Reveals Her Perspective as a Female Developer
Tuesday, January 19, 2016 by Richard Harris
We recently visited with Anshul Srivastava who is a senior software engineer at InMobi, to get her perspective on app development. Anshul Srivastava joined InMobi 2012 and has helped build and implement algorithms for the programmatic unified marketplace.
Anshul has also built an Android app called 'Paintastic' under her developer alias 'Creativity Unlimi...
Continuous Delivery Drives Business Advantage: Six Leading Edge Companies
Thursday, July 9, 2015 by Dan Juengst
Several years ago, the application lifecycle process known as continuous delivery was a new concept being tried by a small group of early adopters. Things have changed. Now, continuous delivery, or CD, is a practice that companies big and small are not only trying out, but embracing as part of a new, faster moving, on-demand business culture. We’re now hearing the ...
Hired.com Expands Its Technology Employment Platform to Boston
Saturday, February 28, 2015 by Stuart Parkerson
On the heals of its expansion to Washington, DC in January, Hired.com has announced that it has officially expanded to the Boston, Massachusetts technology market.In advance of the official announcement, Hired.com has been working with a number of Boston’s top tech companies and has already introduced over 500 developers, designers, and data scientists to these companie...
Best Platform For Mobile App Development
Tuesday, January 28, 2014 by Ron Beaman
“…an exploration of the subject from one perspective intended as a vehicle for shedding light on the merits of any platform as it pertains to mobile development…” When it comes to computing platforms, few debates cause more bias-rage and consternation than the ubiquitous Mac vs. PC donnybrook. As an enterprise software engineer for business applications using Microsoft’...
Assets for App Creation: Leveraging Visual and Audio Resources for App Developers
Thursday, September 19, 2013 by Ron Beaman
When it comes to software development, there are two sides of the creative coin, artistic creativity and technical creativity. Visual design and in some cases audio expertise dominate one side of the coin with skilled graphic designers and artists who design from an aesthetic point of view. On the other side of the coin, you have the programmers and software engineers, ...