Latest software development articles

Is the coder dead?

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Who needs coders when you can use a development platform? LV='s Rod Willmott and Hargreave Lansdown's Chris Worle debate the pros and cons of app platforms
21 Oct 2014

BPM software has 'nowhere to go' - says leading BPM software company

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Appian CEO Matt Calkins explains why business process management software has hit the end of the road, and how custom applications will replace it
20 Oct 2014

No more snowflakes - why enterprise application design needs to change in the age of cloud

No more snowflakes why enterprise application design needs to change in the age of cloud
Unique, fragile and impossible to reproduce, traditional enterprise applications will soon be left out in the cold, says Rory Barr, Barclays
26 Sep 2014

Don't fear the DevOps

Are IT decision-makers still afraid to rise to the DevOps challenge, leaving incumbent structures in place?
21 Aug 2014

SIREN: an alarm call for agile?

There have often been predictions of a significant agile development failure. Does this mean agile is doomed to fail? Lawyers from DLA Piper debate the issue
18 Aug 2014

New job? Could you be arrested for taking your know-how with you?

Developers in the US have been arrested at their exit interviews, accused of wanting to take know-how from one company to the another. Could it happen here?
30 Jul 2014

Backbytes: Wall Street's crackdown on, err, software engineers

Software engineer? Work for a hedge fund? Want to move to another one? It'll be JAIL time for you, Sonny-Jim
18 Jul 2014

Raspberry Pi gets major hardware upgrade, pleases enthusiasts

Four USB 2.0 ports and lower power needs for new Pi as Foundation admits 'industrial customers' a consideration
15 Jul 2014

Enterprise Mobility Summit 2014: Firms that fail to keep up with mobile advances are doomed, warns Oracle

No CIO has a proper strategy, says mobile tech director Bushby
16 Jun 2014

More choice and more speed - successfully developing mobile apps for your customers and employees

The market for mobile apps is often compared to a gold rush, with businesses desperate to be first to market lest their competition profit from their hesitation. However, the fate of Netscape, Palm, Friendster and the legendary Betamax should serve as cautionary tales to those business rushing to the hills - being first to market is no guarantee of success.
09 Jun 2014

Apple punches holes in the walled garden with iOS 8

Apple loosens its grip on iOS apps, but doesn't let go entirely
03 Jun 2014

‘Team Snappy’ improves agility at the FT

Development team focused on quick turnarounds deploys over 100 changes per day at Financial Times
16 May 2014

Rakuten acquires messaging app Viber for £540m

Play.com owner plans to build "consumer engagement platform" with service
14 Feb 2014

Out of power? Don’t blame the battery, rap the app

'Software is frequently written with complete disregard for the battery,' says Bedford Uni's David Jazani
13 Feb 2014

Privacy under the knife: can 'care.data' be trusted?

Within weeks, households will receive letters informing them of NHS plans to upload patient data into a centralised “care.data” database – and possibly sold on to third parties. The NHS says that patient privacy won’t be compromised, but campaigners claim otherwise. Graeme Burton investigates
31 Jan 2014

China announces its own phone operating system

China looks to attack the dominance of Google and Apple - but is the new OS all it seems?
17 Jan 2014

Could Microsoft's web-based, visual, phone app editor save Windows Phone?

30,000 applications for service made in 48 hours as company forced to 'throttle' availability
12 Aug 2013

Microsoft Build 2013: 'We need to do a better job of telling the world' about Windows 8 as HTML 5 platform, says Microsoft

Company also 'committed as we’ve ever been' to Windows RT
26 Jun 2013

IBM and 10gen collaborate on database development standard

New open-source project to allow developers to use one protocol to access data in SQL and NoSQL data stores
07 Jun 2013

Microsoft needs an outsider to lead. Ballmer ‘just a numbers guy’, says ex-senior VP

Software giant should hire next CEO from Apple, Google or Facebook, says Kempin - anywhere but Microsoft
11 Feb 2013

G-Cloud is a ‘suicidal mission with no exit’ says LinuxIT CEO

Open standards required to make government cloud work, says Dawes-Huish
14 Dec 2012

Jolla finally unveils Sailfish – a Linux-based rival to Android, iOS and Windows Phone

Sailfish offers 'usability and speed-­of-­use to a totally new level, unseen in the mobile industry'. Really?
21 Nov 2012

SAP users frustrated over complex licensing and 'licence parking'

User group suggests ‘favouritism’ may exist, despite a firm company line from UK MD Tim Noble
19 Nov 2012

Apple is 'behind in software design'

Yves Béhar suggests hardware and software interface development needs to be more in sync
24 Sep 2012