Software is more important than ever today and yet its commercial value is steadily declining. Microsoft, for instance, has seen its gross margins decrease for a decade, while startups and corporations alike are distributing free software that would have been worth millions a few years ago. Welcome to the software paradox.
Jeremy Kratz has addressed the taboo subject of burnout as a developer. He describes what many developers appear to experience, with the hope more discussion around the issue can help us collectively acknowledge its causes.
Open source IT projects and large sums of cash are not the most obvious bedfellows. But Stanislavs Beguns and MinoHubs are making the case for a change of perspective when it comes to developer prospects.
What are microservices all about? What changes can developers expect when switching from monolith to microservice? And how does DevOps fit into the mess?
You mightn’t think it’s always critical. But a product’s success or failure can often depend on one developer’s UX sensitivity. Firefox lead designer Philipp Sackl talks to us about what exactly developers need to know about UX.
Whether developers like it or not, DevOps is here to stay. At the DevOpsCon in Berlin, we spoke to DevOps consultant Andreas Schmidt about why the initial hurdles are worth the switch to a DevOps approach.
Denial, anger, bargaining, depression and acceptance – these are the five traditional stages of grief. All of which, says developer and entrepreneur Derick Bailey, are comparable to the stages of grief that developers experience.
In an effort to address the social taboo of talking openly about salaries, one member of the tech community has begun a movement that she hopes will reveal the lack of knowledge and predatory nature of tech companies when addressing pay.
After his keynote at the JAX 2015, former SpringSource CTO Adrian Colyer spoke to us about getting ready for a new kind of IT.
How many programmers out there are being measured for the time they contribute to a project, rather than the value that project provides? You took ages to write the code, so it must be super complicated and awesome, yeah?
Keeping your programming skills up-to-date and making yourself appealing to potential employers is a constant struggle. To learn more efficiently, research has shown that you first need to understand yourself.
Scottish UX designer Ross Gledhill says there’s no place he’d rather work than in Scotland.
For a career that involves a lot of sitting, it’s strange that most developers peak at the same age as footballers. So what do older programmers have to look forward to if they’re not making a beeline for that management position?