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It all comes down to usability

5 UX tips to design better mobile apps

#ux

Sometimes designing a mobile app sounds simple, but it can be anything but. How do you come up with an app design that is engaging for your users? Here are some UX tips for designing better mobile apps and what developers and designers should focus on.

Null marks the spot

JEP 358 – Improved NullPointerExceptions

No matter how carefully they wrote their program, nearly every developer knows the dreaded NullPointerException all too well. The JVM points to the location of the problem, but not in as much detail as you might like. With JEP 358, Goetz Lindemaier and Ralf Schmelter propose a solution to this problem.

Other digital skills are no longer optional

DevOps, C++ & Python most in demand job skills

DevOps, C++ & Python are indispensable skills in tech, showing a huge year-on-year growth as well as continued dominance in terms of what employers want. However, there is also a trend that more and more digital skills are demanded from those working in non-IT positions as well.

Which is the right choice?

Large or small memory size for my app?

When is it best to run your application with fewer instances and large memory size, or a lot of instances with a small memory size? In this article, Ram Lakshmanan discusses the differences and pricing of each module and goes over two multi-billion dollar enterprise stories.

It's a good time to be a fan of Julia

Julia: The programming language of the future?

Is Julia “the language of the future”? The TIOBE Index has seen a recent upswing in its popularity, as it slowly climbs up the charts from 50th place to the 35th most popular programming language. At JuliaCon 2019, the results from the user survey were revealed. To celebrate, let’s take a quick dip into the language use cases and how it stacks up.

Time to say goodbye

So long, Spring Boot 1.x!

Spring Boot 1.x’s number is up. The end of life announcement made a year ago gave us time to prepare, but endings are always bittersweet. Update 1.5.22 was the final nail in the coffin, with no further updates planned for the 1.x line.

I was in the right place at the right time...

Impostor syndrome: How to accept your achievements

Do you ever feel like you don’t deserve your job? Do you ever feel like your achievements were just plain luck? Are you secretly afraid that your coworkers will realize you’re a fraud and actually have no idea what you’re doing? These feelings come from something called impostor syndrome. What is it and how should you deal with it? Read on to find out.

Watch Antonio Peric-Mazar's International PHP Conference session

Symfony 4: A new way to develop applications

Symfony is a high-performance PHP framework. Now that Symfony 4 is here, let’s learn what’s changed from version 3, what all the new features are, and discuss some of the best practices. In this session at the International PHP Conference by Antonio Peric-Mazar is CEO at Locastic, you’ll move up in the PHP world.

Improving API development and design

GraphQL is changing the game of Web Querying. Here’s how.

GraphQL continues to gain traction and become the standard for developers. In this article by Michael Williams, find out how GraphQL is changing the way an API queries the data. What does the future of GraphQL hold, and how is the community helping new developers contribute to open source software?

Decentralizing security

Blockchain technology: The future of cybersecurity

Is blockchain technology the next big thing in cybersecurity? The implementation of blockchain as a solution for cybersecurity can limit the number of targets a hacker can attack. The process of decentralization creates a more secure system and prevents easy access for cyber-criminals and potential fraud.