It's complicated

Vigilante hackers do exist

Countless hackers make the headlines these days for disrupting companies’ activities or secret projects. Some companies even pay hackers to help improve security, but underneath this growing trend there’s an abundance of individuals or groups who use their abilities to make the world a better place.

Everything has a breaking point

Encryption as insurgency

It is almost paradoxical to see the current spat between the FBI and Apple rage on about the latter’s use of strong encryption to protect their customers’ privacy. Though this conflict has become a political one with other overtones, and the FBI has recently claimed that they have successfully broken the encryption of a San Bernardino shooter’s iPhone, thus no longer necessitating Apple provide them with a solution, this new conflict is far from over.

Building a mobile app can drain your finances

Top hidden costs of developing a mobile app

Research indicates that by the year 2018, 50 percent of smartphone users may fully rely on their mobile phones or tablets to conduct online activities. Mobile apps are gaining momentum, so developers are now actively trying to create new, trendy and innovative mobile apps.

Does it have what it takes?

Can Go dictate trends in 2016?

After Java champion Adam Bien revealed at JAX 2016 that he is using Go and Swift in his spare time, many developers predicted that the former might dictate trends this year, especially since its simplicity has convinced a plethora of startups to transform Go into their language of choice.


5 things to consider before developing a mobile app

Did you know that we spend more time on mobile devices than in front of a laptop or desktop and that we normally use them to access mobile apps? Today, a mobile app represents an easy way to connect with customers; at the same time it has the power to grab new users’ attention.

Eclipse Vorto to the rescue

Eclipse Vorto: Interoperability for the Internet of Things

Interoperability is one of the key topics in the Internet of Things – and at the heart of this is the way in which individual, connected components work together. Communication between these elements makes sense only if the underlying language can actually be understood by the devices involved. Yet from a technological perspective, this can be difficult to achieve due to the wide variety of existing communication protocols. As a result, this calls for some means of translating between the individual languages.

Mobile first strategy is a winning strategy

It’s time to think mobile first

“Build for mobile first” —this is what David Barnes, IBM’s first official “Technology Evangelist” and JAX 2016 speaker, said during this year’s conference. It used to be a desktop first world, but as mobile-friendly websites rank higher in Google search results, the time has come to put mobile first.

Internet of Things

10 skills IoT developers need

It’s clear by now that the next major technological revolution will likely be the Internet of Things (IoT). We’ve been steadily progressing toward a fully connected world for years now, and the culmination is set to happen as the IoT becomes a reality.