As more students want to get into coding, what do they need to know?

Earlier this week, survey results from social learning platform FutureLearn revealed that more 18 year olds in the UK want to get into coding and software development as opposed to more traditional professions, such as medicine or law. This is great news on the surface for the tech industry, but what should budding young developers know before they embark on their working lives?

Get your apps in shape with the Google Fit SDK

Google Fit has entered preview stage and is now providing many APIs for app developers and device manufacturers to store and access activity data from fitness apps and sensors on Android and other devices.

Healthcare apps: Time for a second opinion?

It’s one thing to trust an app that counts your steps throughout the day. It’s another thing to trust an app that helps to diagnose you with a serious illness. As the number of healthcare apps continues to grow, the questions remains: Can healthcare apps be trusted?

The need for speed: How can you release games or apps faster?

No one ever said they'd like to slow down their release cycles, even though they may wish it privately. Some major organizations are already releasing on incredibly short iterations but it's not easy, especially for some more entrenched enterprise application development teams. The drive towards "Continuous Delivery" is gathering momentum so what lessons can be learned from the early adoptors?

Ringly aims to keep you up to date but with your phone out of sight

Meet Ringly. This startup’s piece of wearable technology keeps you up to date with notifications, but makes sure you’re not pulling your phone out of your pocket every few minutes. Utilising Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE), the ring’s BLE-enabled circuit board makes the connection with the user’s phone, and is available on both iOS and Android platforms.

Mozilla admits accidental leak of 76,000 developer emails

Mozilla has confirmed that around 76,000 email addresses and 4,000 encrypted passwords of its users in the Mozilla Developer Network (MDN) had been put on a publicly accessible server. The firm, best known for its open source browser Firefox, blamed it on a process failure in one of its databases, and said it was “deeply sorry for any inconvenience or concern” it had caused.

Here's how to develop a user-friendly mobile website

Staying connected with your target audience means being easily accessible. How is this accomplished? Hint: It’s not always through a native app. Sometimes, as BetaNews recently pointed out, a mobile website is the better option.

The HTML5 journey: A basic tutorial to HTML5

Everyone and their grandmothers seem to be bending over backwards to support HTML5, so I feel like it's time to finally take a good look at this newish technology and see what I can do with it.