White House urges adoption of memory-safe programming languages

The White House Office of the National Cyber Director (ONCD) has released a new report today urging the technology industry to take steps to reduce vulnerabilities in software that leave digital systems open to cyberattacks.

The report, titled "Back to the Building Blocks: A Path Toward Secure and Measurable Software," emphasises the importance of technology manufacturers adopting memory-safe programming languages to prevent entire classes of vulnerabilities from entering the...

Computer science pioneer Niklaus Wirth dies aged 89

In a sombre start to the new year, the world of computer science mourns the loss of Niklaus Wirth—a stalwart figure known for his influential contributions to programming languages, methodology, software engineering, and hardware design.

Born on 15 February 1934 in Switzerland, Wirth was a luminary in the field and celebrated for his development of several groundbreaking programming languages including ALGOL W, Pascal, and Modula-2. Wirth died aged 89 on 1 January...

Stack Overflow reveals UK’s top 10 best-paid developer roles

Stack Overflow has unveiled the UK's top 10 best-paid developer positions, shedding light on the lucrative avenues within the industry.

Leading the pack are developers in senior executive roles, enjoying an average salary of £128,200 ($155,173). Notably, these professionals experienced a significant 30 percent increase in their salaries between 2022 and 2023, reflecting the industry's robust growth. 

Following closely are engineering managers, earning an average of...

GitHub launches Innovation Graph for interactive development insights

GitHub has unveiled its Innovation Graph, an open data and insights platform for measuring and understanding the global impact of developers.

The ambitious initiative aims to address a longstanding challenge faced by policymakers and researchers: the lack of reliable and comprehensive data on trends in software development.

Understanding the Innovation Graph

The Innovation Graph is a repository of longitudinal metrics that track software development across economies...

Mathew Payne, GitHub: Protecting code while nurturing user experience

Developer caught up with Mathew Payne, Principal Field Security Specialist at GitHub, to discuss the platform’s security strategies and how they aim to strike a balance between robustness and a seamless user experience.

At the heart of GitHub's security philosophy lies a commitment to safeguarding user code. Payne emphasised that a major focus is on securing the code created by both users and developers.

“The first thing that we focus on at GitHub is the security...

Google wants developers to bring their IoT apps to cars

Google is making it easier for developers to bring their Internet of Things (IoT) apps to cars.

Developers can begin building their IoT apps for cars using driving-optimised templates from the ‘Android for Cars App Library’.

The Automotive OS emulator for Android Automotive OS and the DHU for Android Auto simplifies testing apps for this category.

Interested developers should check out the updated documentation, car quality guidelines, and design...

Google offers ML-powered translation for Android apps

Google has announced that it will offer free machine-learning translation for Android apps.

The service will enable developers to bring their apps to as many people as possible, without incurring significant additional costs.

At launch, seven languages are supported:

Chinese (Simplified) French German Indonesian Japanese Portuguese Spanish

Google Translate’s transformer-based language models will be used for accurate translation into...

HUAWEI HMS Core empowers developers with innovative capabilities

While some mobile app interactions might only last for a moment, the impact they can have is lasting. No matter what apps consumers are using, they want a premium experience across all areas − and developers need to deliver. 

To that end, HUAWEI HMS Core provides developers with innovative, efficient openness capabilities to help them build high-quality applications. Read on to find out how!

HMS Core provides multi-terminal cross-OS open capability across all...

GitHub launches preview of improved code search

GitHub is making significant improvements to its code searching experience and has launched a technology preview for an early peek.

The current search index covers more than five million of the most popular public repositories. In addition, developers can also search any private repositories they have access to.

GitHub recommends trying five search functions to see how they could improve your workflow:

Try a simple search and see how the smart ranking and...

State of APIs 2021: ‘Great Resignation’ leading challenge, security remains a top focus

RapidAPI’s latest State of APIs developer survey finds the cross-industry “Great Resignation” is the leading challenge facing the industry, while security remains a top focus.

Employees are leaving their current jobs in record numbers as part of the so-called Great Resignation due to burnout, income stagnation, poor treatment, and low satisfaction. Almost half of the world’s workers are considering quitting, according to a Microsoft survey.

RapidAPI’s survey...