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What You Need to Know About the Roc Programming Language

Roc is a functional programming language. It’s a newer language, but similar to Haskell in many respects. If you’re looking for a new language to learn, Roc may be well worth your consideration as a compile-to-binary language. It’s very functional and focused on solutions, which works well with those who already have mathematical and engineering capabilities. 

You'll find many similarities to Elm because the company releasing the new programming language is highly familiar with Elm's developer Evan Czaplicki. Roc picks up where Elm stops, helping in use cases that are out of Elm's scope.  

Annual Zend PHP Landscape Report Reveals Major Shift Toward Application Modernization

MINNEAPOLIS, MARCH 8, 2022 – Perforce Software, a provider of solutions to enterprise teams requiring productivity, visibility, and scale along the development lifecycle, today announced the findings of an annual survey in their 2022 PHP Landscape Report.

The survey, conducted by Zend by Perforce, measures the key trends and technologies in the PHP ecosystem. Among the key findings in the report, 77% of respondents indicate plans for containerization technologies, while another 62% of respondents have plans for orchestration.

Java Developer Survey Reveals Teams Not Realizing Full Promise of Microservices

MINNEAPOLIS, February 22, 2022 — Perforce Software, a provider of solutions to enterprise teams requiring productivity, visibility, and scale along the development lifecycle, today announced the release of their 10th annual Java landscape survey — the 2022 Java Developer Productivity Report.

The report details the top Java development tools, technologies, and trends shaping the Java ecosystem — and tracks the impact of these emerging trends on overall developer productivity.

The Online Accessibility Pandemic

It’s becoming increasingly clear that online retailers are losing out on billions of dollars in revenue because their websites don’t meet the needs of disabled shoppers. Unsurprisingly, more than two-thirds of disabled online customers click away from sites they find difficult to use, despite the total spending power of this market in the UK hitting £17.1bn [$23.3 billion USD].

This isn’t something that will just automatically improve as technology advances. In fact, the problem has become worse in recent years, as businesses shift to digital it exacerbates the difficulties that many people have.

The Rise of a New Analytics Hero in 2022

Every year industry pundits predict data and analytics becoming more valuable the following year. But this doesn’t take a crystal ball to predict. There’s actually something much more interesting happening that’s going to change everything in the analytics world: the rise of a new hero, the software developer.

If the past is any indication of the future, then what we are seeing is a major transformation unfolding across every industry: a changing of the guard, so to speak, of the ones who are creating value from data.

App Development - Web Apps, Hybrids And Native Apps In Detail

When we talk about apps, we generally speak of application programs for mobile devices. These offer the user a certain added value and thus support him in a wide variety of areas. There are apps that makes it easier to complete certain tasks. This shows that users mostly differentiate according to the app function and category. The variety of areas is extremely high, which means that almost all user needs are met. The spectrum of apps ranges from games to entertainment and communication applications.

PHP Landscape Survey Finds Almost 50% Using EOL PHP Versions

MINNEAPOLIS, FEBRUARY 9, 2021 – Perforce Software, a provider of solutions to enterprise teams requiring productivity, visibility, and scale along the development lifecycle, today announced the findings of their 2021 PHP Landscape Survey.

The survey, conducted by Zend by Perforce, measured the key trends and technologies at play in PHP development. Among the key findings of the report, 46% of respondents reported using end of life PHP versions.

“End of life versions no longer receive feature improvements or important security updates,” said Zend Product Manager Matthew Weier O’Phinney. “The longer applications stay on EOL PHP, the more these applications become exposed to security vulnerabilities.”

Choosing Between Native App & Hybrid App – An Overview

The dependence on smartphones is emerging day by day. As a result, software developers do not miss any chance to develop mobile apps for varied applications and offer those to users. The industry of mobile apps is mainly based on rapid development in the IoT market as it enables taking hold of more information that is utilized to optimize and improve the application features used by end-users.

5 Tips to Secure Your Mobile Development Strategy

Although all predictions carry a dosage of unreliability in them, it can be said with high certainty that businesses will be increasingly mobile-oriented. It is not difficult to deduce why – by observing people around us as well as our own behavior, we can see that we use smartphones for everything from communication and searching for data to shopping.

These portable items rarely leave our sight so to approach the customers, businesses need to find their way to their many mobile apps. With that in mind, here are a few tips to help you choose the right steps for devising a successful mobile development strategy.