When we look at 4G LTE, it has delivered exciting experiences to consumers: fast internet browsing, high-definition video streaming, smooth and reliable video conferencing (most of the time) and online gaming. Mobile infrastructure takes a leap every nine or ten years, and 4G LTE first went live in 2009 (Stockholm and Oslo) followed by a 2010 launch in the USA and (eventually) the UK in 2012.
Folding smartphone rumors have given way to tech demos – and 2019 looks like the year of foldables. But what does this mean for mobile app developers?
Software testing is evolving quickly. A new report highlights the technologies that developers can use to speed-up testing and deployment in the new year. But are you taking advantage of them?
Smartbear released ‘The State of Testing 2018’ last month. This annual industry report surveys QA professionals to establish the methodologies, practices and tools that they’re using to build, validate and deliver software. It also identifies insights into the future that they think we’re heading towards.
Challenger banks and financial apps like Monzo, Starling and Revolut might seem like a natural step in the digital revolution, to today’s consumers. Similarly, Netflix and Spotify have disrupted the film and music industries and set digital delivery and a totally in-app experience as the norm. So it hardly seems surprising that banking and financial services have followed the suite – and new apps with fluorescent bank cards seem to launch every week.
Your business might already enjoy the benefits of a DevOps strategy – but has it evolved its approach to security?
Everyone knows that DevOps is about breaking down the silos between engineering and operations teams to shorten feedback loop and achieve continuous software delivery. With a DevOps mindset, one can expect benefits such as increased deployment speed, reduced complexity and a more stable operating environment.
Artificial Intelligence might be a buzzword in the press – but it has real implications for technology jobs. So what do developers really think about AI?
- Elon Musk warns of killer robots and describes AI as ‘humanity’s biggest existential threat’.
- Meanwhile, Bill Gates is more optimistic – claiming, ‘AI can be our friend’ and allow society to do more with fewer resources.
As developers often work with AI and machine learning technologies, many people would assume that a clear picture is forming among the development community about the likely social impact of AI.
However, research by Stack Overflow sheds lights on what developers really think about AI – and it paints a split picture.
Are you a developer looking for a new job? Are you recruiting developers for your team? Here are the top factors motivating developers to find new roles for 2019.
Although most developers are satisfied with their jobs, less than one in five are ‘extremely satisfied’ – according to research by Stack Overflow.