Software development team structure and skills
- January 16, 2020
IBM has contributed more than 80,000 patents to the LOT Network, a group of more than 600 companies that IBM has joined to fight patent trolls and their often frivolous lawsuits.
- March 16, 2018
Playing to its roots in services, IBM plans to demonstrate how its Garage development methodology can help startups and enterprises 'think' through cloud projects.
- January 26, 2018
Developers are still in short supply, but companies can hire and retain talented people through a flexible and learning-driven workplace, according to insights from a HackerRank survey.
- December 14, 2017
Low-code development options, DevOps features and team collaboration support attract an array of developers to mobile development tools, exemplified in the updated Ionic Pro.
- September 26, 2017
Citizen data scientists are now equipped with tools like low-code platforms, AI and automation and are revolutionizing the world of IT. Learn what this means for you.
- August 10, 2017
CodeFights lets developers see who can code the best. Beating your competition just might land you a job. See the latest entertaining developer recruiting tool.
- July 11, 2017
David Copeland, director of engineering at Stitch Fix, maintains that companies benefit from employing remote developers, but there are certain requirements for the world of DevOps.
- May 04, 2017
The open source model has been so effective that some organizations are making it their own -- literally. Here's how inner source is changing enterprise software development.
- March 28, 2017
With 64,000 responses from 213 countries/territories, the Stack Overflow Survey is a comprehensive snapshot of developers today. Here's what you love, hate and want more of.
- February 08, 2017
Pending changes in the H-1B visa program are giving tech companies pause, but experts think the potential problems may not be as bad as feared, thanks to automation.
- October 28, 2016
If you want to up your game as a test manager, you'll need to listen and offer to serve others. Expert Jennifer Lent has spot-on career advice for software test managers.
- October 03, 2016
Finding developers is still tough, but a CIO in the human capital management business does have a hiring advantage. Here's how the CIO of Ceridian finds and keeps developers.
- September 27, 2016
It is easy to make mistakes when implementing DevOps. Expert Bert Jan Schrijver explains the right way to use automation, testing and DevOps support teams.
- September 16, 2016
Can Agile and DevOps learn to get along? Though the two methodologies were hatched in different eras, in some ways they can be seen as kindred spirits, cut from the same cloth of nontraditional approaches to software design, development and project ...
- August 31, 2016
DevOps jobs -- and salaries -- are hot right now. Expert coach and recruiter Jill Jubinski offers her best advice for networking yourself into a new career in DevOps.
- August 29, 2016
Early results from a worldwide tech survey show no improvement in the developer shortage, and the same goes for increasing diversity. And we don't trust the websites we use.
- August 05, 2016
Women are just one of many underrepresented groups in the software space. Expert advocates offer advice from the trenches including the importance of mentorship.
- June 02, 2016
Everyone wants to be Agile and do DevOps, but, of course, it's harder than it seems. Find out what industry experts will be talking about at Cloud Expo.
- May 23, 2016
Four years of college and you're ready for that new job. Too bad your future employer is concerned about a tech skills gap. Better polish those writing and speaking skills.
- April 15, 2016
After my kids took a short programming course, I wondered about the future of human instinct. Do coding, analytics and other high-tech teachings numb intuition?
- April 13, 2016
Learn how Cascading Style Sheets and Dropbox software engineer Jamie Chung are both considered change agents in the tech industry.
- April 04, 2016
A veteran Akamai tech trainer describes how to hone personal branding and use EQ training skills to improve job satisfaction and software team productivity.
- March 04, 2016
SolarCity software engineer Kate Jefferson calls on teamwork and onboarding to improve microservices projects.
- February 26, 2016
Software engineer February Keeney talks about her passion for promoting IT diversity. She shares hiring advice and her experiences in software engineering and project management.
- February 22, 2016
Developers are in short supply all around but those with security experience are particularly in need. Here's how you can move your career in a new direction.
- January 28, 2016
Technology and health jobs dominated Glassdoor's list of the best jobs in America for 2016. But which occupation was crowned the winner?
- December 01, 2015
TechTarget's 2015 salary survey shows developers are mostly optimistic, content and challenged by new technology. Find out why software developer pay could stand to be increased.
- November 30, 2015
Coding is a good living, but the average software developer salary can vary widely depending on which country developers are in and what specialty they have.
- November 06, 2015
Learn about the software developer shortage and the efforts being made to expand training and staffing in the industry.
- October 20, 2015
With a global software developer shortage predicted to get worse, hiring software developers has become very difficult. Get expert advice on what works.
- October 16, 2015
The hot software developer skills of the future might not involve as much coding as you think. Find out how you can be that in-demand dream developer.
- October 16, 2015
A worldwide shortage of coders has left employers scrambling, but smart software developer training strategies can help fill the gap.
- March 31, 2015
IT pros told their career stories at the Lesbians Who Tech conference in San Francisco, which featured career advice, software project stories and calls for community service and diversity in IT.
- October 25, 2013
At STPCon Fall 2013, the keynote speaker addressed how testing professionals can benefit from communication and soft skills over technical expertise.
- October 02, 2013
Learn how software development leaders can stay on top of technology changes while creating productive teams.
- September 27, 2013
Java expert Kai Wähner explains the importance of an integration framework and the difference between this approach, ESBs and integration suites.
- September 27, 2013
Java expert Kai Wähner explains the importance of an integration framework and the differences between this approach and ESBs and integration suites.
- August 01, 2013
The Agile mindset is Linda Rising's specialty. Find out how she applies cognitive psychology to the world of software testing and project management.
- June 13, 2013
Here are five expert tips that will help Agile managers break through the 'work about work' and get down to business.
- May 10, 2013
Soft skills, including influence, leadership and communication, were among the important topics on the agenda at STP Con Spring 2013 in San Diego.
- August 13, 2012
Consultants provide insight into logical strategies that aid in team communication in Agile organizations that include structured conversations.
- January 03, 2012
In this second of a two-part interview with renowned software development expert “Uncle Bob” Martin, we hear more of his thoughts on collaboration, discipline and measuring quality.
- August 29, 2011
As business changes, so does the way we manage people. In this interview with author Leen Zevenbergen, we discuss changes in management practices and Zevenbergen's new book, Rip Off Your Necktie and Dance. Zevenbergen talks about bringing more ...
- August 09, 2011
Everyone, including Agile team members, can benefit from the power of positive thinking. The keynote speaker at this year’s Agile 2011 conference, Barbara Fredrickson, explained how positive psychology relates to success in Agile development, ...
- June 02, 2011
Read this interview to learn what "embedded Agile" looks like, how it's done, and how teams can convert effectively from traditional means.
- May 23, 2011
In his new book, Management 3.0 – Leading Agile Developers, Developing Agile Leaders, Jurgen Appelo describes a different mindset for Agile leaders. In this interview he talks about this new management philosophy.
- May 17, 2011
We often hear of pair programming or pair testing. In this interview, SSQ contributor Chris McMahon talks to Agile Development Practices presenter Dawn Cannan about "pair development," which pairs a programmer and tester together.
- May 12, 2011
Agile test expert and SSQ contributor Lisa Crispin was a presenter at the Association of C and C++ Users (ACCU) conference held in Oxford, England, in April. Read more about her experience in this story.
- March 07, 2011
How well do you know the business analysts in your organization? Business analysts, or BAs, fill varied roles at companies of all sizes. This career field has been expanding steadily for the past few years, as indicated by this and past Forrester ...
- May 04, 2010
Whether you are working remote, in a distributed agile team or speaking face-to-face, being a good software tester means being a strong communicator. At STAREast, speaker, Bob Galen's session focused on catering conversations to get points across ...
- April 14, 2010
"No one should attend STAREast alone," says Matt Heusser, who is one of the founders behind the tester/developer group formation known as "the Rebel Alliance". "The Rebel Alliance" is a team of STAREast bound testers and developers who will attend ...
- March 24, 2010
There are numerous consultant firms offering to assist software companies' transition to agile development. emergn is using profiling and the Socratic Method to customize its service to fit development needs. By creating a taxonomy of prior ...
- March 15, 2010
Rapid changes in web application development platforms, such as Ajax and Visual Studio, are causing a skills gap. Veteran software developers and testers are struggling to keep up with emerging development platform technologies that don't capitalize...
- February 24, 2010
Agile development is continuing to gain momentum in the software development industry, for British Airways, whom recently joined the agile ranks, there are still areas where waterfall is their preferred methodology.
- April 15, 2009
Security expert Kevin Beaver offers advice on developers' growing role in ensuring software security, discussing tasks such as handling compliance, protecting login mechanisms, guarding against SSL, integrating with third-party multi-factor ...
- February 10, 2009
Organizations usually move to agile development methods for the same reasons -- scope creep, time to market -- but details of the transition can vary from team to team.
- February 03, 2009
Jim Molini debunks some of the widespread myths about security certifications such as CISSP and CSSLP.
- January 09, 2009
Even experienced project managers sometimes fall prey to the most common project pitfalls. Follow these dos and don'ts to stay sane and keep your projects moving on schedule.
- January 05, 2009
If the rotten economy forces your company to make staff cuts, take advantage of the situation and make strategic cuts that will increase your team's agility.
- January 05, 2009
Read expert predictions on what's in store this year for software development lifecycle practices and who will best weather the economic storm.
- December 16, 2008
Though software and IT services companies were relatively cushioned at first, they are starting to feel the impact of the tumultuous economy.
- October 15, 2008
If you want to move ahead in your career, certifications have to be on your radar. But you should learn the material rather than just focusing whatever it takes to pass the test.
- July 21, 2008
You can't rely on others to manage your career. It's up to you to mold it and make it what you want it to be. Michelle LaBrosse outlines some ways to get started.
- June 02, 2008
Once a project is in motion, many things can slow it down -- feature creep, project changes, poor team dynamics. Michelle LaBrosse explains how to eliminate such problems.
- March 18, 2008
Project managers have skills that most employers are looking for. Michelle LaBross explains what they are and how to use them to get your career into high gear.
- March 17, 2008
Last week we heard again from IT executives saying there's a shortage of IT workers in the U.S. Is there really or are U.S. companies looking for cheap labor overseas.
- January 15, 2008
Challenges abound when managing a test team. Judy McKay, author of Managing the Test People, talks about those challenges, how to maintain morale, and how to break down the wall between developers and testers.
- January 07, 2008
Speed and efficiency are essential for software development projects. If you find your project losing momentum, Michelle LaBrosse suggests trying these project accelerators.
- November 12, 2007
A person's experience, skills, overall education and personality are worth more than a piece of paper that says they passed a certification exam
- August 16, 2007
Software quality suffers when IT managers poorly communicate with their team and make decisions based on their own self-serving interests.
- June 28, 2007
As software development changes, project managers roles must also evolve. Project managers need to adapt to a process that values coaching over "command and control" leadership.
- June 25, 2007
First Forrester Research said it, and now CIOs are speaking out about it. Project managers are in demand.
- June 22, 2007
Jim Highsmith, a recognized leader in the Agile project management and software development movement, will offer public courses through Agile University.
- March 26, 2007
Educating programmers about application security is the focus of a campaign being launched by the SANS Institute and SPI Dynamics. A certification exam and workshops will be conducted as part of the campaign.
- March 13, 2007
Compensation is rising for IT workers who have a mix of IT skills and business skills. The top paying certified skill is Web development, while the top noncertified skill is knowledge of enterprise business applications, according to Foote Partners ...
- March 07, 2007
Work on a software development project long enough and you start to have dreams (or nightmares) about code. In his recent book, Dreaming in Code, Scott Rosenberg witnessed firsthand the struggles and successes of Chandler, a next-generation personal...
- March 23, 2006
Web application security was one of the themes at Boston's SecureWorld, but both security tools vendors and attendees stress more education is needed among developers.