software development

Observability in 2020: A manifesto
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Observability in 2020: A manifesto

Ten principles for observability success
24 Nov 2020
Apple and Facebook exchange blows over data tracking
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privacy

Apple and Facebook exchange blows over data tracking

The Mac manufacturer has lashed out after being criticised for delaying sought after privacy features iOS 14
20 Nov 2020
Red Hat, Cisco, IBM to coordinate scrapping of problematic developer terms
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Development

Red Hat, Cisco, IBM to coordinate scrapping of problematic developer terms

The consortium will develop a replacement word list for terms such as master/slave, as well as frameworks and a certification scheme
19 Nov 2020
Retrain to be a software developer to future-proof your career
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Retrain to be a software developer to future-proof your career

Retraining as a software developer offers huge opportunities
13 Nov 2020
Python founder Guido van Rossum joins Microsoft
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programming languages

Python founder Guido van Rossum joins Microsoft

He joins the firm’s Developer Division as Python breaks into the top two most popular languages for the first time
13 Nov 2020
NHS COVID-19 app failed to ask users to self-isolate due to 'software glitch'
bugs

NHS COVID-19 app failed to ask users to self-isolate due to 'software glitch'

The bug is the latest in a long line of errors and glitches to plague the government's contact-tracing app
2 Nov 2020
UK contact-tracing apps to start sharing data
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Development

UK contact-tracing apps to start sharing data

UK gov is in talks with NCSC to ensure the process is secure and reliable
29 Oct 2020
Microsoft releases Windows 10 update that kills Adobe Flash
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Software

Microsoft releases Windows 10 update that kills Adobe Flash

The irreversible installation strips the soon-to-be-retired Adobe Flash Player from Windows 10 and Windows Server
28 Oct 2020
BBC micro:bit update adds support for AI and ML applications
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Hardware

BBC micro:bit update adds support for AI and ML applications

The new microcomputer is also four times as fast as the 2016 model and boasts eight times the amount of RAM
13 Oct 2020
UK tech visa applications skyrocketed in September
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UK tech visa applications skyrocketed in September

Tech Nation chair Stephen Kelly said this flies in the face of claims that COVID-19 will deter people coming to the UK to work
12 Oct 2020
The IT Pro Podcast: Picking a programming language
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The IT Pro Podcast: Picking a programming language

With so many options, which languages should aspiring coders focus on?
9 Oct 2020
Nvidia launches AI platform to boost video conferencing
All the different features Nvidia's 'Maxine' offers developers
video conferencing

Nvidia launches AI platform to boost video conferencing

Cloud-based Maxine platform can reduce bandwidth, increase call quality and keep everyone engaged, GPU giant claims
6 Oct 2020
Spotify and Epic take on Apple’s 30% ‘App Tax’
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Mobile

Spotify and Epic take on Apple’s 30% ‘App Tax’

The Coalition for App Fairness demands changes to the iPhone maker's 'anti-competitive practices'
25 Sep 2020
Microsoft open-sources fuzzing tool used for bug-ridden Windows 10
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Microsoft open-sources fuzzing tool used for bug-ridden Windows 10

Developers can access the vulnerability detection tool through Github as Microsoft shifts away from its legacy scheme
16 Sep 2020
Epic Games demands Apple restores developer account
Development

Epic Games demands Apple restores developer account

The firm has filed for an injunction that would restore Fortnight on the App Store to avoid “irreparable harm”
7 Sep 2020
Apple delays iOS 14 privacy changes after Facebook pressure
privacy

Apple delays iOS 14 privacy changes after Facebook pressure

The social network complained that limiting the potential to target iOS users would see developers’ revenues collapse
4 Sep 2020
Android and iOS updates pave the way for app-free contact tracing
Development

Android and iOS updates pave the way for app-free contact tracing

The latest OS upgrades will allow authorities to manage COVID-19 outbreaks by sending notifications direct to handsets
2 Sep 2020
IT Pro Live: From iPhones to healthcare in the middle of a crisis
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IT Pro Live: From iPhones to healthcare in the middle of a crisis

Echo CEO Benoit Machefer explains how he went from a role at Apple to an online pharmacy
1 Sep 2020
IT Pro Live: Building a cloud MVP
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IT Pro Live: Building a cloud MVP

How to use cloud technologies to get new products and features off the ground fast
1 Sep 2020
Apple blocked Facebook's attempt to flag App Store 'tax'
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Apple blocked Facebook's attempt to flag App Store 'tax'

The social networking giant claims Apple prevented it from telling users about the 30% revenue cut
28 Aug 2020
Apple strips Epic of developer tools in “catastrophic” retaliation
software development

Apple strips Epic of developer tools in “catastrophic” retaliation

Fortnite developer seeks an injunction against the move which it claims will break swathes of apps that rely on the Unreal Engine
18 Aug 2020
The ultimate guide to becoming a software engineer
Careers & training

The ultimate guide to becoming a software engineer

Everything you need to know to become a software engineer
6 Aug 2020
How to become a Python developer
Careers & training

How to become a Python developer

There are several ways, online and offline, to become a Python software developer
3 Aug 2020