December 22, 2011

Code Quality Drops in October, November

Veracode’s Fergal Glynn recently did an analysis of the number of bugs in applications and found a strange seasonal cycle. For most of the year, the number of security issues his company finds in applications remains fairly steady, but for some reason, there’s a huge jump in October and November.

PaaS Will Help Developers Use the Right Tool for the Job

William Vambenepe compares enterprise application development to cooking. Things always go best in the kitchen if you use the right tool for each job, but it sometimes seems more practical to reuse a tool that’s already handy or already dirty than to go to the trouble of getting out the

Math Gets Sexy

Big data and data science are hot topics in enterprises, but companies often find it hard to find workers with the advanced mathematical skills they need for these disciplines. McKinsey & Co. forecasts that by 2018, the U.S. will face a shortage of “1.5 million managers and analysts with the

App Store Downloads Jump in China

Distimo reports that China accounted for just 18 percent of iPhone app downloads at the beginning of 2011, but that jumped up to 30 percent by November. When you add in iPad downloads, Chinese accounts for almost half of all downloads. Apple’s sales of mobile devices increased six-fold between 2010