Code legacy, project member fluctuation, frequent code changes. Terms which make long-term projects and quality assurance challenging, also apply to software. Now, with an iPhone app in store where the first line of code was written in Nov. 2013, we came across some fairly common issues in software development and everyday’s business.
Recently I’ve came across a truly interesting read – Peter Seibel’s Coders at work: reflections on the craft of programming. Seibel converted interviews with 15 greatest programmers and computer scientists of our time to a real page-turner which I couldn’t recommend enough. Being aware of gender gap in IT industry, it didn’t strike me as odd that there was only one female interviewee – Turing’s Award winner and IBM Fellow Fran Allen.
Hiring a new employee is getting more expensive and more time consuming every year – partly because companies realized how crucial good employees are and partly because attracting good people is hard.
Read latest statistics and enhance your hiring process.
Idea for applications development for mobile platforms was born in 2009 when the first iPhone devices started to appear. Upon the release of Android operation system Ver.2.0 and the first Samsung Galaxy mobile phone, development on Android platform started.
As IT professionals, we hear more rhetoric every day about the department’s increased responsibility to drive business growth. Though we know the importance of having an effective, high-performing infrastructure that delivers on end users’ expectations and makes sure that everything runs smoothly, the edict of “driving business growth” can be a stretch. Does today’s average C-level executive truly understand and appreciate the impact that IT has on business? Despite the benefits of an effective IT department, IT budgets are flat-lining or declining.
People highly value and appreciate the freedom of mobility. No wonder that our cars – the central means of individual mobility – have become our most important status symbol and that the costs associated with them are one of the biggest expense items in our personal budgets. However, it does seem that we are at the beginning of a major change that will redefine our vehicular mobility, especially in cities. There are many reasons for this. For one, the value of individual mobility and the value of using privately owned cars is decreasing.
Well-established studies have shown that the use of social technologies can have dramatic positive effects on measurable performance indicators such as employee satisfaction, retention and productivity, whilst simultaneously breeding an enormous potential for indirect benefits such as corporate innovation.