Software Development News, Features, and Interviews

  • Compuware's devops transformation four years on

    Back in 2014, private equity firm Thoma Bravo agreed to take legacy mainframe software mainstay Compuware back into private ownership in a US$2.5 billion deal.

    09 July 18 09:13 Written by Tamlin Magee
  • How Just Eat runs devops at scale

    UK-based food delivery company Just Eat runs a hugely complex devops culture across 35 software development teams in five geographies, working together to maintain 450 microservices.

    04 July 18 08:41 Written by Scott Carey
  • Quantum open source fund launched

    A ‘no-strings’ grant program targeting developers of quantum computing software has been launched with the aim of filling the gaps in the nascent field.

    28 June 18 11:47 Written by George Nott
  • Progressive web apps: The future of the web

    Debate has raged for the past decade about whether mobile web will dominate or whether mobile apps will prevail. The answer is that they’re not mutually exclusive and many companies need both.

    18 June 18 14:29 Written by Jason Wong, research vice president at Gartner
  • Mastercard tech chief: Every company should emulate Netflix

    As the financial services giant Mastercard continues to adapt to ever-changing consumer demands, the head of technology at the company has urged all companies to emulate Netflix when it comes to innovation.

    18 June 18 10:38 Written by Scott Carey
  • Di Data NZ partners with Chef to streamline hybrid clouds

    Dimension Data New Zealand has partnered with Chef, the company behind a configuration management software tool of the same name, to provide its clients with what it says will be continuous automation enabling them to achieve speed, scale, consistency and compliance of their hybrid IT environments.

    07 June 18 10:00 Written by Stuart Corner
  • WWDC: No new hardware, but Apple’s platform advantage grows

    Apple fans will be disappointed at the lack of sexy new hardware at WWDC 2018, but Apple’s focus on software significantly expands what its existing solutions can already do and extends fresh developer opportunities across the next year.

    06 June 18 08:41 Written by Johnny Evans
  • Microsoft buys GitHub for US$7.5b - should developers be concerned?

    Microsoft has acquired GitHub for US$7.5 billion in Microsoft stock. Github's 85 million code repositories and 28 million users make it the internet’s largest code repository. Microsoft will hope to accelerate its growth, attract further developers to the Microsoft range of platforms and integrate GitHub with the Azure cloud that is central to the company's strategy.

    05 June 18 09:04 Written by Tom Macaulay
  • Chef shifts towards app automation with 2.0 release

    Automation specialist Chef has signalled that it is shifting focus from infrastructure automation to application automation. The difference is subtle, but important to the vendor.

    24 May 18 09:13 Written by Scott Carey
  • Human Rights Commission warns on discrimination by algorithm

    The New Zealand Human Rights Commission has warned that public sector use of algorithms for predictive purposes could lead to unfair treatment of individuals or groups and says steps should be taken to ensure such practices conform with human rights and ethical standards.

    11 May 18 13:21 Written by Stuart Corner
  • Microsoft takes step towards delivering FPGAs as a service

    Microsoft has taken another step towards allowing its Azure customers to leverage the capabilities of the field-programmable gate arrays (FPGAs) that the company has installed in its cloud data centres.

    09 May 18 15:12 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • IoT: Google unveils 'Android Things'

    Google has launched a spinoff of its Android operating system for home appliances and other machines, following mixed results with Android offshoots for cars, smartwatches and televisions.

    08 May 18 11:03 Written by Reuters
  • Uber mum on software flaw’s role in fatal self-driving accident

    ​Uber has revealed it has retained a former top U.S. transportation official to advise it on safety after a fatal self-driving crash in March, but it declined to comment on a report that a software flaw was responsible for the accident.

    08 May 18 09:01 Written by Reuters
  • Why IAG’s security team is learning to ‘speak developer’

    IAG is “right in the thick” of attempting to move its traditional workloads from its data centres into the cloud — and that’s forcing its security team to “fundamentally rethink” and challenge past methods that the insurer has used to protect its data, according to Ian Cameron.

    07 May 18 06:30 Written by Rohan Pearce