While some say developers have a choice job because of high salaries, another study is out pointing to a pressure-cooker environment in which the rush to release causes coders to shortcut basic security practices -- to the point of not even testing apps.
Academic researchers have published a study investigating the effect of programming languages on software quality, concluding the issue is hard to quantify but also identifying significant findings, such as functional languages having an edge over procedural/object-oriented languages.
Jtest Unit Testing Assistant for Java is designed to help developers with the creation, assessment, and enhancement of unit tests.
The sorry state of open source security was further revealed by Google, which reported its fuzz testing tool has found hundreds of potential security vulnerabilities in the five months since it was launched.
Up until this week, there was no easy way to use it for A/B testing in which multiple builds are tweaked to compare different features and designs.
It's described as a "fully functional local AWS cloud stack" for testing and mocking AWS cloud development projects on local machines.
Mozilla is providing one year of free testing of mobile Web sites on the open source Firefox browser in a partnership with BrowserStack, which specializes in cross-browser testing tools.
Perfecto Mobile today introduced new tools based on its cloud-based Continuous Quality Lab, aimed at quickening the pace of mobile and Web development efforts.
Google today announced it's buying core components of Twitter's Fabric development platform, including the popular Crashlytics kit for mobile app analytics.
Microsoft today introduced a preview of the cloud-based Visual Studio Mobile Center during its Connect(); 2016 conference, offering services for building and managing iOS and Android apps.
Modern Apps Live! presenter Jason Bock explains the importance and value of testing.
Genymobile, the company behind the popular Genymotion Android emulator, has launched a new cloud platform that adds automation and collaboration functionality beyond its traditional emulation capabilities.
Who knew that correctly timing push notifications to mobile app users can help developers increase app retention rates and make a lot more money?
The Application Developers Alliance released a report that examines competition in the mobile app ecosystem, including iOS- and Android-specific development challenges.
Today Apple is tending to some housekeeping chores in its App Store, cleaning out non-quality apps and providing mobile developers with guidance to keep their wares functional and engaging.
Google is inviting more mobile app developers to use its Early Access program, in which open betas are made available to the public to give users a first look at new creations while providing developers with valuable pre-release feedback.
A new mobile development survey shows biometric authentication is seen as the best option to improve app security and privacy, despite alternatives with "more novelty."
The reach of the Hewlett Packard Enterprise mobile app testing suite has been expanded by hooking into the device testing farm housed on the Amazon cloud.
A Russian company behind the PVS-Studio static code analyzer claims to have used the tool to discover more than 10,000 bugs in various open source projects, including well-known offerings such as the Firefox Web browser and the Linux kernel.
Continuing its policy of contributing to the developer community, LinkedIn this week announced the open sourcing of development tools it uses internally to create Android mobile apps.