Development/Programming Career Articles

Study Investigates Millionaire Mobile App Developers

How many millionaire mobile app developers are out there? New research seeking to answer that question reportedly dispels some "myths" about the profitability of mobile app development, contradicting other studies that paint a bleak picture of developer income levels.

Big Data Skills Getting Harder to Find

As if the much-publicized skills shortage wasn't hindering enterprise Big Data efforts enough, new research from a staffing firm indicate the analytics jobs are getting even harder to fill.

Analyst Predicts Huge Growth in Dev Teams, Focus on Talent

Enterprise developers -- already sitting in a pretty good spot -- are becoming so critical to business success in the age of "digital transformation" that research firm IDC said getting and keeping top dev talent should be a main priority for company CEOs next year.

Facebook Promotes Computer Science and Programming Diversity in New Initiative

Facebook this week unveiled TechPrep, an initiative to promote computer science and programming as a career option for underrepresented people such as Blacks, Hispanics and women by providing information and resources targeting parents, guardians and learners.

Survey Reveals How to Keep Mobile Devs Happy

Organizations wanting to retain their hard-to-find, pricey mobile app developers received some guidance from a new global survey that revealed their chief complaints are inflexible work conditions, too little time to do too much work and unrealistic expectations.

Tech Hiring Stays Red-Hot -- Except for Web Devs

It's great to be a developer these days, as reports continually point to strong demand, great salaries and low unemployment, and the latest quarterly report from careers site bears that out -- except for the Web guys, that is.

Report Details Most Lucrative Data Skills

Packt Publishing has come out with a new survey detailing the money-making skills that pay off the most in the data science and business intelligence industries. Short answer: R and Python -- and get ready to deal with the Internet of Things.

App Demand Forces Firms to Outside Devs

The demand for enterprise mobile apps is too much for in-house developers to handle, forcing companies to look for outside help, according to two new surveys.

Salary Info Shows Big Data Paid Off Big Time in 2014

Further confirming what everybody in the IT biz knows, careers site released its latest annual salary report today, indicating that Big Data skills pay better than others, with several niches completely dominating the list of top 10 average salaries reported in 2014.

Report: Mobile, Big Data Developers To Get Biggest 2015 Paycheck Hikes

Meet the new year, same as the old year -- at least in terms of what technology niches are most likely to see the largest salary increases for software developers.

Report: Firms Luring Developers with Customized Bonus Plans

More companies are resorting to customized bonus plans to attract developers in a tight market, according to the July report from careers site

The New Face of Developer Recruitment: Big Data & More

It's a new world for companies looking to find good software developers, and recruiters are turning to Big Data analytics and other tools to identify and land the best talent.

Study: Developers Wield Power, Expect to Get Rich

Remember the old days, when developers were under siege by replacement workers with H1-B visas, outsourcing to offshore coding factories and the threat of their art becoming a commodity service? Take a look at them now.

Big Data Education, Training Opportunities on the Rise

Yesterday's announcement of a new master's degree program for data scientists at the University of California, Berkeley is among the latest examples of how educators and trainers are scrambling to meet the huge Big Data skills shortage.

Got Big Data Skills? Write Your Own Ticket

The ongoing Big Data skills shortage is providing great opportunities for developers with Hadoop and related experience.

Going Social to Rank Coder Skills

Gild Inc. uses social site participation and quality of posted code to rank software developers for companies looking to hire.

Android Co-Founder Steps Down

Andy Rubin, senior vice president at Google for mobile and digital content, and co-founder of Android Inc., will be stepping down to join an unspecified project at the company.

To Be Agile, Beware the Comforts of Ritual

Ritual is a comforting and seductive mistress. But how do you prevent it from holding you back? Our Agile Architect shares his thoughts.

Salary Survey: .NET Developers Average $94K a Year

.NET developers continue to buck the slow economy trend, according to figures from the 2013 Visual Studio Magazine Salary Survey.

Survey: Google Pays Devs the Best, but Facebook Catching Up

A recent salary report has some good news for software engineers.

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