Application Architecture With Azure Service Fabric

Is Azure the dominant cloud-based development infrastructure of the future? There’s some good evidence to support that claim. At last year’s Dell World conference in Austin, TX, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella announced on stage that there are only two horses in the contest for control of the cloud. “It’s a Seattle race,” Nadella said. “Amazon […]

The Top 5 Worldwide PHP Conferences

Despite the rapid growth of new programming languages and platforms, PHP continues to be a stable workforce that powers much of the web. More than 82 percent of the internet is powered with server-side programming apps using PHP — more than ASP.NET, Java, and ColdFusion. For a while, it looked like other stacks might surpass […]

Blockchain: Everything You Need to Know

The first thing you need to know about blockchain is that it enables the creation of virtual currencies and intelligent contracts. At its core is the concept of a “distributed ledger,” where data on transactions is recorded across a range of specified databases. Every transaction can be tracked and replicated in real time. That’s how […]

Why User Experience Is Critical to Your Business Outcomes

There are customers who love engaging with your business, and those who don’t. Now more than ever, this dichotomy has significant competitive implications. Social media enables the user experience to go viral, which gives a megaphone to your business’s most dissatisfied customers. This—among less dramatic reasons—is why modern organizations have placed the discipline of User […]

10 Things You Should Know About Microsoft’s .NET Core 1.0

On June 27th, Microsoft announced the release of a project several years in the making — .NET Core. The solution resulted from the need for a nonproprietary version of Microsoft’s .NET Framework — one that runs on Mac and several versions of Linux, as well as on Windows. This cross-platform .NET product offers programmers new […]

The Bedrock of the Software World: C++ Programming Language

C++ is one of the most popular programming languages in the world. It’s very fast and used for many high-profile projects, including Google Chrome and Microsoft Office. C++ is a mid-level language that communicates close to the hardware layer while still being easier to program than low-level assembly languages. It offers a unique blend of […]

Code Compiled: A Short History of Programming — Part III

Programming for Commerce, Banking, and FinTech Look at how far we’ve come. Just seven decades ago, the word “computer” referred to someone in an office with a pile of charts and a slide rule. Then ENIAC, the first electronic computer, appeared. It was followed quickly by the Commodore 64 personal computer and later, the iPhone. […]

The State of DevOps at the Start of 2017

The word—or rather, the contraction—is simple: DevOps. But DevOps, which refers to the increased communication and collaboration between development and IT operations, is an ever-changing, sometimes complicated term. While “dev” and “ops” used to be siloed into separate philosophies, practices, tools, and work flows, they’re merging into one. The result? A more efficient, reliable process […]