Virtual reality: Where did it all go wrong?
I worked in the smartphone industry before it came of age. Our mission was “a smartphone in every pocket” at a time when simple feature phones like the Motorola RAZR were the must-have communications device. Within a few years of our early projects, the competitor, Apple, launched the iPhone. The rest is history. The App Store opened its doors, the stars aligned, the technology dream was realised and smartphones went on to rule the world.
Evolving technology and new channels help more game developers make money
The Fortnite phenomenon has captured the attention of the gaming community and exemplifies many of the changes that have occurred over the past 18 months in the industry. Gaming has become much more social, and watching expert gamers execute perfect moves can be just as much fun as playing them. This creates a new channel for developers to promote their games and new ways to generate revenues. Fortnite first gained popularity when rock star streamer Ninja and rapper Drake streamed their game-play on Twitch. This shift is influencing revenue models and opportunities for developers. The trend is also helping to shift development to the web.
Data scientists need to make sense of the big picture, rather than the big data
The web echoes with cries for help with learning data science. “How do I get started?”. “Which are the must-know algorithms?”. “Can someone point me to best resources for deep learning?”. In response, a bustling ecosystem has sprung to life around learning resources of all shapes and sizes. Are the skills to unlock the deepest secrets of deep learning what emerging data scientists truly need though? Our research has consistently shown that only a minority of data scientists are in need of highly performing predictive models, while most would benefit from learning how to decide whether to build an algorithm or not and how to make sense of it, rather than how to actually build one.
Infographic: What are developers up to in the State of the Developer Nation 15th Edition?
Here are some of the most interesting insights from the latest State of the Developer Nation 15th edition, based on the data from 20,500+ developers in 167 countries, who took part in our Developer Economics survey in May-June this year. We reveal top skills developers want to learn in 2019, the most popular programming languages globally, and to how many developers are big data and real-time predictions relevant.
Dev Evolution: Meet Fernando from Yeeply!
In our new blog post series Dev Evolution, we talked with Yeeply on how they overcome the challenges of building a platform that bundles certified developers for web and apps, marketing and design services.
How UX design helps organizations meet the needs of their customers
Successful software development companies have developed user-centered approaches and they are aware of the importance of integrating UX design with other areas of the organization in order to build a final product that is functional and usable. But how can companies be successful at this integration? Our partner, Belatrix Software, shares a few best practices.
Take the new Developer Economics Survey Q2 2018
Our semi-annual Developer Economics survey is now LIVE! Don’t miss a chance to join over 40,000 developers from 160+ countries who take part in our surveys every year to tell us about trends and shape the future of where software development is going next.
Infographic: Developers are dreaming of a smarter tomorrow
We recently published brand new State of the Developer Nation report 14th edition, based on the insights from our Developer Economics survey which ran in Q4 2017 and reached over 21,700 developers in 169 countries. We reveal developers’ thoughts on which emerging tech will have the most impact in the next 5 years, the future of serverless platforms, the most promising AR/VR hardware, and the most popular programming languages that make it all possible.