Re-designing a website UI to improve user experience is hard. It requires in-depth research, creativity and a lot of plug-and-play. Most of all, you need to be able to know when to start from scratch, says creative director and UI designer Gail Yui.
If your software system is slow and struggles to ‘evolve’, there’s a good chance your team is only working one-dimensionally, says Gernot Starke, a leading expert in software architecture behaviour.
The days when building a new technology meant finding thousands of dollars and full-stack programming knowledge are over. Tech entrepreneur Stoyan Mitov welcomes us to the era of no-stack API-based startups with shorter development times and less expenses.
Complex lettering, confusing characters and bad antialiasing are all genuine problems faced by today’s programmers. Enter Hack 2.0, a typeface created exclusively for better readability of source code.
Somehow, the buzz surrounding microservices has us believing that every single employee and enterprise must break up their monolith empires and follow the microservices trend. But it’s not everyone’s cup of tea, says JAX London speaker Holly Cummins.
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.
You’re working with an application and have to understand how it all ties together and what changes you need to make. Where do you start?
We all know the pitfalls of monolithic applications. But is there a viable alternative? At the JAX London 2014, keynote speaker Chris Richardson showed us the potential of microservice systems.
How can we take the principles of design and stretch them to examine the intangible aspects of UX?
Agile methodologies have had us moving away from Big Up Front Design to evolutionary, emergent design. But how does that work in the real world?
This JAXconf session from Brian Sletten, Software Engineer and president of Bosatsu Consulting, addresses important design considerations including both URL and representation design. Filming Courtesy of Marakana Tech TV
“There are known unknowns. That is to say there are things that we now know we don’t know. But there are also unknown unknowns. There are things that we do not known we don’t know.” – From the poetry of Donald Rumsfeld In this presentation from JAXConf 2012, ThoughtWorks software architect Neal Ford investigates agile architecture and design, specifically addressing how big up-front architecture and design fail because of the unknown unknowns of a project.
Google has published a set of non-compulsory design guidelines for Android app developers