African girls want to enter STEM fields

The Vodacom #CodeLikeAGirl initiative is growing in popularity and is starting to inspire more young girls to enter the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) fields. While this year's instalment of the #CodeLikeAGirl programme only had space for 600...

DevConf returns in 2022

The anticipated return of DevConf, a conference dedicated to South African developers, means that once again software developers can gather in person to network, and be inspired by a range of topics applicable to software development. Run as a virtual event in 2020,...

Influence the specification decision-making process

As architects and specifiers increasingly turn to the online realm to source products and materials for their building projects, building product manufacturers and suppliers should adapt their sales and marketing strategies accordingly to increase their chances of...

SA poised for rapid surge in containerisation

The emergence of Kubernetes and containerisation is arguably more important for the evolution of computing than virtualisation about 15 years ago and is poised to see massive uptake in the coming years, providing an attractive skills investment for those looking to...

Oracle releases Java 17

Oracle has announced the availability of Java 17, which delivers thousands of performance, stability, and security updates, as well as 14 JEPs (JDK Enhancement Proposals). Java 17 is the latest long-term support (LTS) release under Java’s six-month release cadence and...

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