UK gov offers $130k to any developer able to build cryptocurrency tracing software

The UK government is so desperate to better trace cryptocurrencies that it's offering up $130k to any developer able to build software that can do the job.

Some cryptocurrencies are a lot more difficult to trace than others. Cryptocurrencies like Monero, Dash, and Zcash use things like ring signatures and zk-SNARKs to really cover up users' tracks. However, in general, cryptos are simply not as easy to trace as your typical bank payment – and governments see that as a problem.

One of the best...

By Ryan Daws, 21 January 2020, 0 comments. Categories: Blockchain, Careers, Industry.

LinkedIn lists blockchain developers as top emerging job

Blockchain developer has been ranked as the number one profession on LinkedIn’s emerging jobs list for 2018.

LinkedIn’s recently released report, which places blockchain development at the top, shows 33x growth in the number of blockchain developers, 12x growth in machine learning engineers, 8x growth in application sales executives, and 6x growth in machine learning specialists and professional medical representatives.

Guy Berger, the chief economist at LinkedIn, said that growth can also be seen...

By Developer, 17 December 2018, 0 comments. Categories: Careers, Industry, JavaScript.

Brexit is having little impact on attracting tech sector talent

Research from the world's largest job site Indeed has found Brexit is having little impact on the UK’s ability to attract tech sector talent.

Among the many fears spread about Brexit was the UK would struggle to attract needed talent from around the world to fill high-skilled roles.

Brexit supporters have called for a ‘fairer’ system which no longer prioritises European immigration over anywhere else. Instead, advocates want a skills-based system to focus on filling roles unable to be...

By Ryan Daws, 12 November 2018, 0 comments. Categories: Careers, Industry.

Research: Key insights from the UK developer job market

The number of UK vacancies for developers has increased by four percent over the last two years, according to research by Joblift.

Joblift is a job search platform that also monitors for notable changes in the career market. The findings in their latest research is evidence of the growing appetite for developers.

Seven percent of all vacancies listed in the last 12 months requested programming expertise. These vacancies increased by an average of four percent each month, double the rate of the...

By Ryan Daws, 01 August 2018, 0 comments. Categories: Careers, Industry, JavaScript, Languages.

10 essential resources for intermediate Python programmers

So, you're an intermediate Python programmer. You've earned that title through coming into Python after knowing another language, or by going through Python tutorials or classes until you felt confident enough in the basics. That's great. Now, it's time to really spread your wings and really start thinking in a Pythonic way. Here are ten of my favourite resources to do just that, including fun challenges, must-read books, reference tools and projects.

Python Module of the...

By William Judd, 24 May 2018, 1 comment. Categories: Careers, Industry, Languages, Python.

Lego's new Powered Up line lets you drive and code the Batmobile

Lego took to the New York City Toy Fair this week to announce its new line of connected toys. They're called Powered Up, and they stride the line between traditional sets and programming-oriented brands like Boost and Mindstorms. The idea is to make sets that are fun out of the box, with nothing but building required, but to add in smarter elements for kids to take the toys further, like remote controls and programming.

The lead set is the Batman App-Controlled Batmobile, a remote controlled car driven...

By William Judd, 18 May 2018, 0 comments. Categories: Careers, Development Tools, Ecosystem, Industry.

Find out how your salary compares with your peers through Stack Overflow developer tool

Stack Overflow has announced the launch of a new salary calculator tool – which shows DevOps specialists and data scientists in the US are most likely to be making the most money.

Never mind whether developers use tabs or spaces for their code – a semi-serious report from Stack Overflow in June found those who use spaces are likelier to earn more than those who use tabs – the salary calculator focuses on location, education, and years of professional experience to come up with its...

By James Bourne, 20 September 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Careers, Development Tools, Ecosystem, JavaScript.

Report argues more improvement needed for programming skills in Indian colleges

A new report from Aspiring Minds argues less than half of engineers in India are able to write ‘compliable’ code, with a ‘worryingly low’ percentage of 2.4% observed to be employable in an IT product company.

The study polled more than 36,800 students from more than 500 colleges across India as well as utilising an automated tool called Automata, which measures programming skills across industries. Given two problems to solve, only 14% of respondents could write compliable codes for...

By James Bourne, 12 May 2017, 1 comment. Categories: Careers, Development Tools.

Opinion: The obstacles facing software delivery in the 21st century

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As IT trends like mobile, cloud, and consumerisation continue to flourish; the software industry is facing rising levels of complexity. Customers have increasingly unrealistic expectations, organisations are being pushed to work in a more fragmented yet agile manner, and development managers are now expected to dispatch applications to customers at the blink of an eye.


By Renato Quedas, 18 September 2015, 0 comments. Categories: Careers, Enterprise, Industry.

Obama, the first president programmer

Barack Obama set himself in the history books as soon as he was appointed, but now the iconic US president has brought about a day many programmers questioned they would ever see and become the first president to write a computer program...

As part of the annual Computer Science Education Week, Obama wrote a simple program which drew a square on-screen. Sure, that square is not creating the next Minecraft, but it's a start which proves anyone can begin to...

By Ryan Daws, 09 December 2014, 1 comment. Categories: Careers, Industry.

Think you can crack this code? Woto may have a job for you

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Social media publishing firm Woto has put up a job advert for digital design graduates – but written entirely in JavaScript, designed to “separate the wheat from the chaff.”

DeveloperTech normally sniffs out cheap PR stunts a mile off – but this one is actually quite interesting. The job, a paid internship, is located at the Bartle Bogle Hegarty (BBH) advertising agency.


By James Bourne, 25 September 2014, 0 comments. Categories: Careers, Development Tools, Java, JavaScript, Languages.

Biggest challenges faced by new managers

Landing your first management role is an exciting and rewarding experience. You’ll have more responsibility, more power and more money. You’ll be given more freedom to act on your own decisions too.

It’s not all a bed of roses though. Management can be a tough and grueling profession whatever the industry, and one which needs to be fully understood and prepared for in order to succeed.

Coming on our

By Silicon Beach Training, 09 May 2013, 0 comments. Categories: Careers, Enterprise, Industry.

How to build a winning developer team of iPhone and iPad appreneurs

By Chris Burns “Coming together is a beginning; Staying together is progress; Working together is success.” - Henry Ford

Chris reached out to me a while ago and asked if he could write a guest post. He pitched me on the following topic and it sounded awesome, so he went for it. Below is a great description of both hiring and managing a development team. Almost everyone is going to be working with someone overseas at some point in their life and these principles can be applied...

By Jeff Williams, 19 March 2013, 0 comments. Categories: Careers, Development Tools.

Tough questions for enterprise developers who want to get ahead: Part 3

By Adam Seligman, VP Developer Relations at

Let’s face it. Most of you reading this are probably early adopters. You carry a very smart phone, you’re all over social media, and you’ve got some awesome apps you use every day. Does your work experience reflect your personal outlook on technology? Are you trying out new apps, new dev tooling, or new services? Are you allowed to?

Part three of my series: ‘four tough questions enterprise developers should ask themselves when...

By, 14 March 2013, 0 comments. Categories: Careers, Development Tools, Enterprise.

Tough questions for enterprise developers who want to get ahead: Part One

By Adam Seligman, VP Developer Relations at

The tech industry is once again at a turning point. We've moved from a world of monolithic applications to lightweight, contextual, social and mobile apps. Apps, not applications. Apps in your pocket, connected to back-end services and data with user context, integrated into the social graph.

Java and .NET developers represent the biggest pool of developers, but enterprise application-development practices too often have them stuck in the...

By, 15 February 2013, 0 comments. Categories: Careers, Development Tools, Enterprise.

Twilio: How to make friends and influence developers

Cloud telecoms communication pioneers Twilio aren’t just bringing their messaging and voice APIs to Europe, they’re bringing their personable, evangelist-based community engagement approach too.

If you follow what goes on in Silicon Valley, you’ll be aware of Twilio. A US start-up that's made waves across the telecoms and cloud communications space providing cloud APIs for developers and businesses to integrate SMS, VoIP and voice calls into mobile, web and desktop...

By Matt Henkes, 26 November 2012, 0 comments. Categories: Careers, Hacking, Industry, Marketing.

How to project manage on big-time #AppDev briefs

In order to run an effective developer team, you must have both people management and process management abilities. The app developer manages the work, quality, budget and deliverable dates, and you need to be an effective project manager to take care of the schedule and assure the work is completed on time and within budget.

Practice Meeting Fundamentals

  • It's your responsibility to make sure that the client and all the team members are meeting on a normal scheduled basis
  • Ensure that all the team members are...
  • By Jeff Williams, 19 November 2012, 0 comments. Categories: Careers, Development Tools.

    UK teenager launches Summly with backing from billionaires and celebs

    A London teenager has become the latest talented young developer to hit the big time, with technology he created to help him with his school studies.

    Summly, created by 17 year old Nick D’Aloisio, pulls in news from hundreds of sources around the internet. Nothing amazing about that, you might think. But the clever part is how it extracts key points and compiles a 400 character summary using an algorithm based on natural language processing and machine translation.

    D’Aloisio says he created the...

    By Matt Henkes, 02 November 2012, 0 comments. Categories: Careers, Development Tools.

    6 tips on being an effective freelance developer #AppsWorld

    The developer tracks at Apps World have been really busy over the last couple of days. This afternoon we caught a really interesting panel discussion on how to be an effective freelance developer. Here are some nuggets of wisdom from the panel.

    The first and most logical question, is freelancing for you? Ask yourself honestly. Are you willing to sell yourself and fight to win a client? Are you happy working on your own with no one to back you up? Can you deal with perhaps not knowing where the money for next...

    By Matt Henkes, 03 October 2012, 1 comment. Categories: Careers, Development Tools.