Take your career as a developer to the next level

The market for local developers is shifting, with demand increasing for skills in languages such as Python. In fact, according to Stack Overflow’s Developer Survey 2019, Python is now the fastest-growing major programming language, beating out Java this year to...

The ABC of DevOps

Simon McCullough, major channel account manager at F5 Networks, simplifies one of the industry’s most intriguing and influential IT trends. What do you think about when you hear the term “DevOps”? Abstruse, impenetrable concept or conduit to a brave...

DevOps: culture eats strategy for breakfast every time

What’s the definition of a successful DevOps practice? Is it purely the velocity and volume of the software packages delivered? The efficiency and cost-effectiveness? The bottom-line numbers about the business value derived from the software the team produces?...

Quality assurance from within

The World Quality Report by Capgemini, Sogeti and Micro Focus that surveyed more than 1 700 executives across 10 different countries found that the role of quality assurance (QA) has changed. It has shifted its focus towards the customer, becoming the enabler of...

Architects of the future required – apply within

Whether the market (or country) is ready for it or not, the fourth industrial revolution is here and the pace at which technology is moving is astonishing. And according to Greg de Chasteauneuf, chief technology officer (CTO) for Saicom, software developers are the...

Enterprise software development underpinned by trust and transparency

Like any long-term relationship, communication and honesty is key, writes Ross McLaren, chief operating officer of redPanda. Transparency is a concept that has become increasingly important in the business world. Studies emerging globally show that in the era of fake...