How to focus on what you value most

Does digital minimalism have a place in a developer’s life?

What is digital minimalism? Is digital use taking too much time of our busy lives? Being mindful of how you spend your time using digital devices may be productive for developers. This article examines ways to help become more mindful of wasting time on social media notifications, checking emails, or scrolling endlessly out of boredom.

The blockchain professional of the future

The crossover skills of tomorrow’s blockchain developer

As enterprises invest in blockchain, many developers are adding blockchain skills to their long list of disciplines. This article explores some of the requirements that the blockchain developer of tomorrow will need, including a strong security background, and a vast understanding of global finance. Find out how the evolution of blockchain will affect professional credentials.

High performing individuals lift each other up

Your team works better from the office rather than from home. Science says so.

Many developers prefer to work remotely from the comfort of their own home. However there may be a benefit to working in an office with other employees. Science says that high performers at the office are more effective when seated next to other high performers. Take caution: When high performers are paired up with weaker individuals, their work plummets.

Profile: Hanna Stacey, Business Manager at Rackspace EMEA

Women in Tech: “Diversity drives innovation.”

Women are underrepresented in the tech sector —myth or reality? Two years ago, we launched a diversity series aimed at bringing the most inspirational and powerful women in the tech scene to your attention. Today, we’d like you to meet Hanna Stacey, Business Manager at Rackspace EMEA.

17,000 programmers weigh in

Global developer report: 11 million devs actively use JavaScript

Which programming languages have the strongest communities and the most active programmers? How many devs are implementing DevOps strategies? What frameworks are mobile programmers using? Let’s take a dip into the data and see what 17,000 developers from 155 countries revealed in SlashData’s report, Developer Economics: State of the Developer Nation 17th Edition.

TIOBE Index for November 2019

Top programming languages for November 2019: C gets an A+

Every month, we keep tabs on the TIOBE Index to see which programming languages are rising up the charts. The November 2019 update sees a few changes, including a slight rise for C and Python. TIOBE predicts that it is possible for C to overtake Java and become number 1 again by the end of the year. Meanwhile, what is Dice saying about the top paid programming languages?

Bringing developers together

How to supercharge innovation with a Dev Day

The company Cimpress recently began implementing Dev Days, a day for developers, by developers, focused on education and skill-building. Dev Days encourages innovation and allows for developers to keep up with new technology, learn new skills, and be more proactive about their learning. Setting up your own Dev Days event is easy!

Reaching full transparency between teams

Why documentation is not enough to reach transparency in Scrum

The three pillars of Scrum are transparency, inspection, and adaption. However, using documentation as the main way of achieving transparency is perhaps not as good an idea as it may seem. In this article, find out some of the reasons why documentation may still be propping up barriers between different departments and how to break down silos.