Software Engineering

premium In the wake of COVID-19, the offshoring model must change

With a market greater than US$50 billion in India alone, there is no denying the offshoring model works. It helps companies test, develop and bring digital products – like many of the gadgets, apps and technologies we use today – to market in a relatively cost-effective manner. That said, it’s no secret that the COVID-19 outbreak has caused many businesses and entire industries to regroup, reevaluate and find new ways… Read More »premium In the wake of COVID-19, the offshoring model must change

premium User feedback can be found in unlikely places

In 2013, customer experience firm Walker released a report in which it predicted that by 2020, user experience would be the key differentiator for brands, and price and product would become less important to users when choosing among different digital services. Well, 2020 is here, and that prediction seems to have been pretty accurate. In today’s highly competitive digital economy, offering your customers a product they actually like to use… Read More »premium User feedback can be found in unlikely places

SD Times news digest: Remembering Frances Allen, Syncfusion charts control for Uno, and Google Grasshopper Gallery on desktop

Frances “Fran” Allen, the first female IBM Fellow and the first woman to win the Turing Award, died on August 4, 2020, the day of her 88th birthday. She was a pioneer in compiler organization and optimization algorithms and made seminal contributions to the world of computing. Her work on inter-procedural analysis and automatic parallelization continues to be on the leading edge of compiler research, according to IBM. “As important… Read More »SD Times news digest: Remembering Frances Allen, Syncfusion charts control for Uno, and Google Grasshopper Gallery on desktop

SD Times Open-Source Project of the Week: OpenAPI Comment Parser

IBM has released a new open-source API documentation tool to help developers provide better documentation and try out new APIs.  The OpenAPI Comment Parser enables developers to document code for OpenAPI specs in a clean and simple way. The company focuses on the OpenAPI specification because it provides an open standard to define and document APIs. However, the company found that this often takes a lot of time and effort… Read More »SD Times Open-Source Project of the Week: OpenAPI Comment Parser

Microsoft previews Visual Studio 2019 v16.7 and v16.8

Microsoft announced Preview 1 of its upcoming Visual Studio version 16.7 and Visual Studio version 16.8 releases. New features in Visual Studio 2019 v16.7 include Git integration with a new merge editor and easy conflict resolution, WPF design-time data, C++ support for 64-bit projects and debug builds, and additional IntelliSense functionality. The Visual Studio merge editor was decoupled from Team Foundation Version Control and now focuses on Git. A new gold… Read More »Microsoft previews Visual Studio 2019 v16.7 and v16.8

Angular provides more insight into upcoming releases

Angular has announced a new roadmap in order to update users on what the team is working on and projects it may be considering in the future. According to the team, this is the first formal roadmap it has published, and it will maintain it quarterly.  “We see the roadmap release as a footprint for increasing the visibility of our engineering processes. This is the foundation for improving our collaboration… Read More »Angular provides more insight into upcoming releases

SD Times news digest: Sumo Logic announces observability solutions, Flutter 1.2 released and in-app review API for Google Play

Sumo Logic released the Sumo Logic AWS Observability Solution and the Sumo Logic Software Development Observability Solution to deepen observability across operations, security, business, and customer experiences power by continuous intelligence.  “Observability is the latest evolutionary step in methodology that DevOps and DevSecOps teams employ to deliver reliable digital services that, in turn, deliver best-in-class customer experience. To be reliable means always available, performant and secure,” said Bruno Kurtic, founding… Read More »SD Times news digest: Sumo Logic announces observability solutions, Flutter 1.2 released and in-app review API for Google Play

Harness acquires continuous integration company Drone.io

Continuous delivery as a service provider Harness announced that it acquired Drone.io, the creator of the open-source project Drone. Drone is a continuous delivery system build on container technology. With this new acquisition, Harness hopes to enable DevOps engineers to build, test and deploy software on-demand, without delay or downtime. Drone.io plugins are containerized and standardized, and designed to reduce the time and cost of continuous integration by five to… Read More »Harness acquires continuous integration company Drone.io

Limelight Networks Developer Central provides easy access to collaboration tools

Limelight Networks has introduced Developer Central, a resource center designed to provide developers with an array of tools to easily manage, monitor, and integrate Limelight services.  It offers a new interactive API explorer, SDKs, sample code, OpenAPI documentation and a community forum to help users get answers fast.  “This one-stop resource center puts Limelight’s innovation in developers’ hands offering unique and evolving content, training, and a library of tools to… Read More »Limelight Networks Developer Central provides easy access to collaboration tools

Skills that matter for software developers looking to get hired

The world may seem like it is on pause as the COVID-19 pandemic continues, but technology is still advancing and the skills gap between talent and job requirements is widening.  Microsoft estimates that there will be 149 million new technology jobs by 2025. There will be 1 million new jobs for privacy and trust, 6 million for cyber security, 20 million for data analysis, machine learning and AI, 23 million… Read More »Skills that matter for software developers looking to get hired