When it comes to which languages developers like and dislike, Stack Overflow has some insight. Based on the languages developers tagged as those they would not like to work with in their Stack Overflow Jobs profiles, the company has found that Perl, Delphi, Visual Basic for Applications (VBA), and PHP are the most disliked programming languages, while R, Kotlin, TypeScript, and Rust are the least disliked.
November 1st, 2017No Comments, Agile Development, Java App Dev, Java Language, Open Source, others, Programing, Scripting and JVM Languages, by admin.
October 10th, 2017No Comments, Agile Development, APIs, Development Tools, Java App Dev, Java Web Development, Open Source, others, Programing, by admin.
While you were getting your coffee, Java application development changed–again.
In a world driven by rapid change and innovation, it’s ironic that APIs are making a comeback. Like the coding equivalent of New York City’s subway system in the age of autonomous cars, APIs are old tech–ancient but indispensable. What’s interesting is how this invisible, everyday IT architecture is being re-envisioned and used in current technology trends.
While APIs are everywhere, they’ve become especially prominent in their … Read the rest
August 31st, 2017No Comments, Agile Development, Core Java, Development Tools, Java App Dev, Open Source, others, Programing, by admin.
Blue Ocean, the new user interface for the popular Jenkins continuous integration and continuous delivery (CI/CD) platform, will begin incorporating insights into code quality trends and static analyses, under an improvement plan detailed this week by the project’s creator.
The goal is to improve the developer’s visibility into the health of software projects, Blue Ocean creator James Dumay, director of project management at Jenkins technology vendor CloudBees, said. Plans also call for expanding the capabilities of Blue Ocean’s visual … Read the rest
August 24th, 2017No Comments, Agile Development, Development Tools, Devops, Java App Dev, others, Programing, by admin.
Once upon a time, there was a developer who needed to write code against a database. So he asked the database administrator for access to the production database.
“Oh, dear me, no,” said the DBA. “You can’t touch our data. You need your own database. Ask operations.”
“Oh, dear me, no,” said the operations manager. “We don’t have a spare Oracle license, and it would take six months to get you that and the server on which to run it. … Read the rest
July 6th, 2017No Comments, Agile Development, Core Java, Java App Dev, others, Programing, Scripting and JVM Languages, by admin.
Described by the creators as a developer’s whiteboard “on steroids,” the Luna functional language promises to enable application assembly by clicking and dragging visual elements together.
Luna’s creators argue that because developers typically start sketching components and dependencies on a … Read the rest
June 8th, 2017No Comments, Agile Development, Development Tools, Enterprise Architecture, IDG Insider, Java App Dev, others, Programing, by admin.
So you’re sitting on hundreds of thousands of lines of legacy C++. Oh, who are we trying to kid? It’s millions of lines of Vectran, a short-lived Fortran variant created by IBM in the ’70s. But hey, if it ain’t broke, right?
Except it is broken. Anytime someone tries to add a feature, the thing breaks. Even trying to fix bugs creates more bugs. But if you just don’t touch it, it keeps on working.
The problem is that innovation … Read the rest
May 11th, 2017No Comments, Agile Development, Development Tools, Java App Dev, Java Language, Open Source, others, Programing, Scripting and JVM Languages, by admin.
Go vs. Java isn’t a well-matched battle between equals. One is a monstrous heavyweight that has dominated the industry for years. The other is a scrappy, lightweight newcomer that shows plenty of youth and promise but has only a few punches.
Java and Go also tackle different niches. One is aimed squarely at server-side web apps, an area where the other was once a major player. The other has outgrown life in the racks and is now a popular choice … Read the rest
May 11th, 2017No Comments, Agile Development, Development Tools, Enterprise Java, Java App Dev, Java Language, others, Programing, by admin.
I’ve been doing a little development lately in addition to my regular job tasks. Nearly all of this has been leading-edge stuff. One thing that’s struck me: Good gosh, testing a one-line code fix requires several minutes.
Development goes in phases between maintainable and productive, usually hitting one of those extremes in the process.… Read the rest
May 1st, 2017No Comments, Agile Development, IDG Insider, Java Android Developer, Java App Dev, Java iOS Developer, Mobile, others, Programing, Programming Careers, by admin.
You would think that everyone would have been grateful now that there was no need to install the company’s … Read the rest
April 14th, 2017No Comments, Agile Development, Devops, Java App Dev, others, Programing, Programming Careers, by admin.
Devops is indeed working, at least for those organizations using it, according to a recent survey by development tools provider Atlassian and IT management solutions company xMatters. But many organizations have not even heard of the concept.
For the 2017 xMatters Atlassian Devops Maturity report, released this week, the companies in January and February surveyed more than 2,000 people at organizations ranging in size from 500 to more than 10,000 employees. The survey found that 41 percent of respondents were … Read the rest