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...
SignEasy chats about iOS 13, developers, and connecting with customers
Thursday, October 17, 2019 by Richard Harris
SignEasy just made an announcement that they are the latest Apple mobility partner, joining a select group of business solution providers within the Apple enterprise ecosystem with a common goal of helping businesses reimagine their workflows on iPhone and iPad.
This relationship allows SignEasy to tap into Apple's expertise in design and customer expe...
Top companies hiring for autonomous vehicle talent
Monday, September 30, 2019 by Brittany Harris
When news about autonomous vehicles filled headlines a few years ago, it was characterized by bold claims: that entire lanes would be dedicated to hands-free driving by 2020 and door-to-door autonomous trips would be possible around 2030, for example.
Since then, the frenzy about an autonomous takeover of our personal transportation system has waned. But a new realit...
Mobile frustration index shows growing stress
Wednesday, September 25, 2019 by Freeman Lightner
NetMotion Software has published the Mobile Frustration Index, a ranking of the most frustrating issues that affect US mobile workers today. As our mobile workforce continues to grow, the results of this research identify the most significant pain points that businesses should remediate in order to improve the experience of their mobile employees.
Based on a sur...
National Coding Week Begins
Tuesday, September 17, 2019 by Freeman Lightner
As summer camps and organizations like Girls Who Code and iD Tech Camps continue to rise in popularity, the interest in developing coding skills at a young age reflects the growing number of coding jobs available. It is estimated that 1 million jobs related to computer programming will remain unfilled in 2020, with the field growing 12 percent faster than the ...
JOIN 2019 conference details released
Friday, September 13, 2019 by Richard Harris
Looker has announced details for JOIN 2019, its annual three-day conference designed to offer a unique opportunity to explore the latest in practical data skills, network with fellow data enthusiasts and engage with leaders across the data community. In-depth sessions will be led by industry experts from companies including Slack, Namely, Chicago Cubs, WW...
Theatro joins with Cisco and Honeywell
Friday, August 30, 2019 by Christian Hargrave
Theatro announced that they have joined forces with Cisco and Honeywell to transform the future of retail, hospitality, manufacturing and other markets with large deskless workforces. The investments by these two market leaders will anchor the expansion of its platform interoperability and its market footprint.
Theatro’s voice-driven Intelligent Assistant platf...
New DevOps Institute program
Tuesday, August 13, 2019 by Richard Harris
DevOps Institue, a global member-based association for advancing the human elements of DevOps, revealed the introduction of its DevOps Institute Ambassador program. The program invites and acknowledges accomplished volunteers from across the globe who are committed to leading and empowering the DevOps Institute member community with the SKIL Framework to advan...
CircleCI for Microsoft Windows is here
Wednesday, August 7, 2019 by Richard Harris
CircleCI launched the general availability of support for Windows jobs. Organizations such as Angular, Samsung NEXT are able to achieve further flexibility over their development pipelines with the addition of Windows.
According to Stack Overflow’s 2019 Developer Survey, nearly half of respondents reported building on Windows, yet no native Windo...
Bringing the mainframe into agile processes with DevOps for Db2
Friday, August 2, 2019 by Christian Hargrave
BMC announced the BMC AMI DevOps for Db2 solution, which is designed to accelerate the delivery of new and updated applications to the market. The solution easily integrates with the Jenkins Pipeline suite of plugins to provide an automated and efficient way of receiving, evaluating, and implementing Db2 schema changes as part of an application update.
The BMC A...
How companies waste time bouncing between too many apps
Tuesday, July 23, 2019 by Richard Harris
With the speed and complexity of work today, organizations are adopting new applications and technologies built to bring innovative capabilities to the workforce. According to a recent report from Mavenlink, this influx of applications designed to improve efficiency has actually had the opposite effect when poorly integrated and implemented.
In their attempt to simpl...
Using any app or device to do your job is a growing trend
Tuesday, June 11, 2019 by Richard Harris
The majority of global workers are going rogue with work devices, software and applications despite being aware of the potential business risks involved, according to new research released by Snow Software. The study, which polled 3,000 professionals in the United States, Europe, and Asia Pacific, finds stark contrasts between the mindset of today’s workers and th...
Finding website risk levels and reputations gets easier for IT admins
Monday, May 13, 2019 by Richard Harris
NetMotion Software announced NetMotion Reputation, a subscription service that identifies the risk profile and usage categories of hundreds of millions of web domains. Reputation allows IT teams to get visibility into user behavior, including a better understanding of access to risky or inappropriate cloud applications and websites. Customers can also block access if an...
Low code pros and cons
Wednesday, April 17, 2019 by Richard Harris
If you are a coder - someone who can actually write source code for software development, you are probably tired of the constant barrage of emails from head-hunters wanting to snipe you from your current position. You are in demand my friend, very high demand in fact, and there is no sign of it slowing down. Developers are needed in every sector of the IT industry, but ...
Wage inequality in the tech industry report emerges
Friday, March 29, 2019 by Richard Harris
Hired released an in-depth data report looking at wage inequality in the tech industry. In advance of Equal Pay Day (4/2), the report looks at how race, age, industry, roles, LGBTQ+ status, and geographies all impact wage inequality. Hired also released a new micro-documentary that offers a powerful and all-too-relatable look at the gender wage gap. This is all a part o...
Popular RPA launches free version for devs, SMBs, and students
Monday, March 11, 2019 by Richard Harris
Automation Anywhere has eliminated the barriers to RPA adoption (Robotic Process Automation) for small businesses, developers and students, by providing unfettered access to the only true digital workforce platform. Beginning now, users of the Community Edition will have access to the full suite of Automation Anywhere products, including RPA, IQ Bot (AI), Bot Insig...
American AI Initiative launches
Wednesday, February 13, 2019 by Christian Hargrave
The Center for Data Innovation has welcomed the White House executive order launching the American AI Initiative. The Center issued the following statement from its director, Daniel Castro.
Ensuring American leadership in artificial intelligence is critical for U.S. competitiveness. Accelerating the development and adoption of AI holds the potential to increase produ...
DevOps salary report for 2019 is here
Tuesday, January 22, 2019 by Brittany Harris
Glassdoor reports that a DevOps Engineer's average base salary is $143k / year - not too shabby considering the role is fairly new and still evolving. To get more insight we turn to the latest DevOps salary report from Puppet that just released. The report, based on over 3,000 responses collected through the 2018 State of DevOps survey, examines a myriad of factors ...
US tech companies with customers in Europe should worry about Brexit
Friday, November 16, 2018 by Shane Nolan
The terms of the impending exit of the UK from the European Union have yet to be resolved, which leaves many American software companies doing business in the EU in a state of confusion. With March 29, 2019, looming - the official date of withdrawal - the chance of a "hard" Brexit increases, in which the UK fully leaves the European Union and its taxes and tra...
DOA mobile projects are on the rise new study finds
Tuesday, October 23, 2018 by Christian Hargrave
Digital transformation is well underway in companies across the country, yet a whopping 84 percent of digital leaders confess to being nascent when it comes to developing a mobile app to support business goals. According to a study commissioned by Dropsource, almost half of respondents (41 percent) believe the lag is negatively impacting their market competitivenes...
Postman survey finds 66 percent of devs use APIs regularly
Wednesday, October 3, 2018 by Richard Harris
Postman has released its 2018 State of the API Survey. This year’s survey was sent to the nearly 5 million worldwide members of the Postman community, to better understand the API developers’ workflow, pain points, and perspective for where the API space is headed.
Already an essential part of software development for web, IoT, mobile and AI applications,...
Low code app platform FileMaker Go hits 4 million downloads
Tuesday, September 25, 2018 by Richard Harris
FileMaker, Inc. has said that its FileMaker Go app for iPad and iPhone has reached 4 million downloads from the iTunes App Store. This milestone is a testament to the enduring success and popularity of FileMaker - and they say it underscores the company’s commitment to helping organizations of all sizes work better, solve problems and innovate.
Automation and AI are augmenting the way we do work
Monday, September 24, 2018 by Christian Hargrave
Companies that invest in robotic process automation (RPA) or artificial intelligence (AI) see much higher performance returns especially if they also invest in people. In fact, the very presence of automation in the workplace is making those work environments more ‘human.’
These are the findings of The Augmented Human Enterprise - a major academic study c...
Freelance jobs are being embraced by Gen Z
Thursday, August 30, 2018 by Richard Harris
Upwork released new data from Gen Z respondents to Freelancing in America: 2017, a comprehensive measure of the U.S. independent workforce, conducted by independent research firm Edelman Intelligence and commissioned in partnership by Upwork and Freelancers Union.
Findings show that Gen Z - the youngest segment of the adult workforce (people born between 1997-2000), ...
Stony Brook University gets $25M for new engineering program
Wednesday, August 22, 2018 by Christian Hargrave
Senate Majority Leader John Flanagan (2nd Senate District) and Chairman of the Senate’s Higher Education Committee Kenneth LaValle (1st Senate District) announced the award of $25 million in funding to Stony Brook University that will enable the university to begin the initial phases for developing a new engineering building on campus. The funding will enable Ston...
Pair programming with two brains and one keyboard
Tuesday, August 21, 2018 by Richard Harris
Programming is usually not a team sport. I like my headphones, my lights a certain way, and my space! But pair programming is the software development technique in which two programmers work in tandem at one workstation - ugg, I know. While at first blush it would seem to be more time consuming, Roger Neel, CTO and Co-Founder, Mavenlink says it’s actually a much m...
Automation Anywhere hits $1.8 billion valuation
Thursday, July 5, 2018 by Richard Harris
Automation Anywhere has completed its Series A financing round of $250 million led by New Enterprise Associates (NEA) and Goldman Sachs Growth Equity with participation from General Atlantic and World Innovation Lab (WiL). This brings Automation Anywhere’s post-money valuation to $1.8 billion. This sizable investment will help extend Automation Anywhere&rsquo...
Job automation: Impacts, risks, and the future
Friday, April 27, 2018 by Richard Harris
Automation has been affecting our everyday lives for a long time now. From washing machines cleaning our clothes for us to water coming out of the facet because of a well, we love convenience, and automation makes it all happen.I think every generation has stood on the cliff of change because of automation. When technology is involved, making it working "automatically" ...
Reshape the World Challenge launches to help the selfemployed
Wednesday, April 18, 2018 by Christian Hargrave
FreshBooks has launched the first Reshape the World Challenge. The Challenge’s goal is to discover and support innovative companies and individuals helping people who work for themselves be more successful. Entrants will compete to show how their new product or service helps the self-employed for a chance to win $30,000 USD in cash prizes and a fully-paid trip to Durham...
Move data between the cloud and edge with Couchbase Mobile 2.0
Wednesday, April 18, 2018 by Christian Hargrave
Couchbase, Inc. has announced the latest advancement in mobile data management with Couchbase Mobile 2.0. The latest release offers enterprise developers SQL queries, Full-Text Search, synchronization, and end-to-end security among other features to easily mobilize business applications to create better customer experiences and a more effective workforce. Companies acro...
MSU Data Center opens with public celebration
Friday, March 23, 2018 by Richard Harris
Evidence of Mississippi’s innovative use of data will abound as the new National Strategic Planning and Analysis Research Center (NSPARC) Data Center at Mississippi State University celebrates its grand opening on Friday, April 20. The public is invited to join civic and private industry leaders from Mississippi and the NSPARC staff at 100 Technology Dr. in MSU’s Thad C...
Learning to code with Salesforce
Friday, March 23, 2018 by Richard Harris
While accessible technology is a must to elevate developers, developers also need better educational resources. Learning needs to be bite-sized, continuous, flexible and fun. That is why Salesforce says they launched Trailhead, the free online learning platform, that takes learners on guided, hands-on journeys to learn today’s in-demand skills. The pace of innovat...
Flex contact platform announced by Twilio
Monday, March 19, 2018 by Christian Hargrave
Twilio announced Flex, a contact center platform that gives businesses complete control of their contact center experience. With Twilio Flex, companies can instantly deploy an omnichannel contact center platform and also programmatically customize every element of the experience including the interface, communication channels, agent routing, and reporting to meet the un...
ASG Technologies expands to BPM by acquiring Mowbly
Thursday, March 15, 2018 by Richard Harris
ASG Technologies has announced the acquisition of Mowbly. The acquisition extends ASG’s enterprise information management capabilities with the introduction of Business Process Management (BPM) capabilities and enables businesses to construct applications and processes from the perspective of a low-code agile platform with a mobile-first approach.The consumerization of ...
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 ...