December 28, 2012

The Biggest Application Development News of 2012

What were the biggest application development stories of 2012? InfoWorld offers a brief overview: The mobile development debate shifted from iOS vs. Android to native vs. the mobile Web. Despite declining satisfaction and a “dislike” from Facebook, HTML5 continued to gain traction. Thanks to the popularity of iOS, Objective-C became

Stanford Aims to Interest More Women in Computer Science

As at many American universities, Stanford’s computer science (CS) department is dominated by men. But the university–and its students–are taking steps to change that. In 2009, Stanford revamped its undergraduate computer science program, adding more multi-disciplinary tracks to appeal to female students. Since then, the number of women majoring in

Agile Software Development Job Postings Exceed Supply of Candidates

Two new studies suggest that demand for agile software development skills far exceeds the supply. First, U.S. based staffing firm Yoh IT found 558,198 postings for agile development jobs but only 121,876 qualified candidates. That means agile jobs outpaced talent supply by 4.59 to 1. Demand was highest in Washington,