Only 14 states in the U.S. currently permit tough computer science courses to count toward graduation requirements for math and science. Meanwhile, some surveys say that 570,000 jobs are going unfilled in computing — and that the demand for software engineers is four times higher than the national average.
Guest Post A number of the social network’s top managers have visited Russia to meet local developers since Mark Zuckerberg’s trip to Moscow last year, when the Facebook founder tried to woo Russian programmers to California.
Guest Post Healthcare is a massive amount of invaluable data waiting to be unearthed. This is why an application developer is a data scientist’s best friend: to put data the hands of the people who make everyday decisions.
Editor’s Pick Wolfram gave me a glimpse under the hood in an hour-long conversation. And I have to say, what I saw was amazing.
A thread on Hacker News has erupted, with developers claiming that the whole thing was a sham.
In October, Apple owned the six of the highest-revenue apps in the iOS app store, for apps by the world’s top 100 brands. And corporate friend-of-the-family Disney owned the next four, rounding out the top 10, as Distimo’s apps and brands mobile report shows:
High-end site builder Zurb is launching the fifth iteration of its popular Foundation framework for front-end web developers today. Foundation 5 is faster to learn, faster to code, and faster to run, ”chief instigator” Bryan Zmijewski told VentureBeat.
Guest Post Native is high performance, but also high maintenance. Web gets you maximum reach but has its own drawbacks. And “write once, run anywhere” platforms are still very new.
The debate actually precedes the first app store to hit volume.
Guest Post You need to take a harder look at your website to determine which will suit your needs best.
Guest Post Software engineers who are feeding the beast need tools to deliver the next tasty morsel to ravenous end users. So the question you should be asking yourself is, “How well does my team cook”?
This morning, Distimo launched the first free and open API for app store data from almost every single app store that matters on the planet.
It’s Christmas-comes-early for geeks.
Editor's Pick Karma. Anyone who has spent too much time in Excel spreadsheets needs some.
The chief operating officer of Pivotal Labs, Edward Hieatt, has some pithy advice for development teams — and a new metric to go along with it.
Guest Post Developers need to start paying more attention to security, earlier in the process.
“What’s cooler: music or computer programming?” I asked Will.i.am, one of the founding members of the iconic hip hop band Black Eyed Peas. “Coding,” he replied instantly. “By about 10 times. A trillion times.”
Guest Post Developers have a lot of choices when it comes to real-time data. It’s smart to investigate your options to find the right fit for your next app.
Some of Appsee’s tools are everyday business analytics stuff — conversion data, attrition info. But the really cool part is the video play-by-play of what a user does to make the app crash.
Year-old FounderFuel graduate Openera, which I called “the Passbook of files” when it launched in November of 2012, has been bought by LiveQoS, a company focused on data stream compression and management for improved delivery of real-time applications to mobile devices over third-party networks.
Editor's Pick URBAN TxT, a Los Angeles program teach young minority kids to build iPhone apps, open-source technologies, and Facebook apps, is raising $100,000 via nonprofit crowdfunding site Razoo to help black and Latino kids avoid gangs, learn to code, and stay in school.
Guest Post A few weeks ago my team at MuleSoft created a video describing what it’s like to be a developer at the company, and I noted in the video how developers are like artists. In response, I received numerous questions and comments about it being an interesting metaphor and requests to elaborate on the concept.
Google launched new cloud-based development tools for iOS developers today, enabling them to connect to cloud services simply, easily, and cheaply. So cheaply, in fact, it’s free.
Editor’s Pick These simple, obvious mistakes are ones we make over and over again. Let’s make a deal and just stop, m’kay?
Editor's Pick “DevOps” is one of those buzzwords that nearly everyone in the tech industry feigns to understand. Few people really do. I’ve always thought it sounds like a codename for some kind of covert NSA mission.
Love may just be a few clicks away, Taco Bell has a “happier” hour, and you — yes you! — have one brand-new Apple iPad unclaimed at this very moment.
Braintree could finally help developers love PayPal — or at least give PayPal another look.
Just days after BlackBerry announced a $1 billion loss, 4,500 layoffs, a buy-out offer, and a canceled earnings call, Google announced that it would be opening a new engineering office in Waterloo for its subsidiary Motorola — about 10 minutes away from BlackBerry’s head office.
iOS 7 is probably the biggest change to Apple’s mobile operating system since the move from the first iPhone to the iPhone 3G with its newfangled app store. As such, developers are wondering how to update their apps, how to use it to the fullest, and how to ensure their existing apps don’t crash on iPhone owners’ fancy new iPhone 5S and 5C’s.
On Friday, Oct. 4, hundreds will gather a few steps away from Times Square in New York City for Focus 100. There, they will will something remarkable that really shouldn’t be.
Guest Post We made number of attempts made on elaborate metrics to measure how healthy the teams and clients. No surprise, all story point-based approaches failed miserably, being not able to identify problematic projects.
“Sometimes, there’s certain things that words are not enough to communicate the experience. Instagram, Snapchat, Facebook — photos have been a killer feature,” said Twilio PM Patrick Malatack.
Almost a third of those subscribers were added in the past three months alone. Adobe reps say this is much “faster growth than expected.
Guest Post Joyent says it will “never be the Red Hat of Node.” It’s found other motivations and better ways to participate in open-source software, even as an enterprise-facing corporation.
Improving individual people is great. Improving complete teams, however, is where meaningful change can happen on a large scale.
As VentureBeat’s been working on putting together our first developer conference, DevBeat, we’ve been thinking a lot about how to make the show a great experience for all kinds of developers.
Guest Post Everybody benefits from flourishing open web standards. I am happy Adobe is continuing to embrace that approach, for its contributions to the web and for its Edge tools and services.
Guest Post How is Uber like Topcoder? Hint: It’s got everything to do with community.
If you think you see something weird on Twitter in the next few weeks, you’re probably right. But there’s nothing odd about that at all, according to Twitter.
“I felt a void in the way we developed technology. Our brains are wired on communicating with other people. The way we built software and services didn’t reflect that at all,” said Zuckerberg.