Is Kubernetes a must-have skill in 2018?

Open-source technology such as Kubernetes is emerging as the standard for many companies building applications on public clouds – with Amazon Web Services (AWS), Oracle and IBM among the leaders supporting this technology. Dieter Rosch, a BBD executive, explains...

Project management skills for app development

It is no surprise that the mobile app sector is predicted to continue booming. Globally, 197-billion apps were downloaded in 2017 and by 2021, the number is predicted to reach 353-billion. It’s an exciting sector, full of promise according to Cassie Lessing,...

Wading through the continuum of app technologies

Trying to wade through the continuum of application technologies sometimes feels like you’re strolling through a swamp in an astronaut suit, writes BBD’s Mike Geyser. But if you take a step back you’ll see a logic to how web, native, and progressive...

Where the whole is less than the sum of its (code) parts

Developers risk becoming so enamored by the brilliance of a new technology that they could lose sight of the impact their products should have, says international software geek David Hussman. Hussman, set to travel to South Africa in March this year as the keynote...

Why human-centred design matters

The success of a product or service is rooted in user experience. It’s this simple, yet powerful premise that has made human-centred design gain traction across all major business sectors around the world, says Stuart McDougall, MD at Tenaka’s Tribe, which...

Accommodate niche applications

It’s becoming increasingly clear that forklift upgrades to enterprise resource planning (ERP) suites can take years and a small fortune to complete — and then they rarely work as planned. To rub salt in the wounds, their very failure is frequently the...