Developer Tech

Microsoft confirms GitHub acquisition: Developers’ viewpoints

Now we’ve received confirmation of Microsoft’s acquisition of GitHub, we’ve gathered some views of developers around the web. GitHub is quite universally beloved in the developer community, but the same cannot quite be said for Microsoft. The company remains divisive; with many either being fans, or believing it’s poison to all it touches. Looking at the…

Ultra aims to revolutionise game distribution with blockchain

Former executives from Xbox, Atari, Dell, Unity, Uber, and Time Warner have joined forces to create Ultra, a blockchain platform aiming to revolutionise game distribution. Game distribution is monopolised with leading players take advantage of their position to take large cuts from developers’ work. Nicolas Gilot, Co-CEO of Ultra. says: “The success of Steam, Google,…

Stack Overflow: Insights on the UK and Ireland’s developer workforce

Online developer community Stack Overflow has posted its latest UK and Ireland Developer Hiring Landscape report, providing insights on the nations’ workforce. The results are based on ‘the largest survey of software developers ever’ with over 100,000 respondents. Developer Salaries Developers in England receive a median salary of £45,000, compared to £42,000 in Scotland, £41,500…

Samsung set to switch from Tizen to Wear OS smartwatches

Prolific leaker Evan Blass (of @evleaks and Venture Beat fame) produced a rather interesting morsel this week: reportedly, Samsung employees have been spotted wearing smartwatches running Wear OS, rather than Samsung's own Tizen operating system. Samsung has been committed to its homegrown platform for a few years now, with Gear smartwatches and fitness trackers exclusively using the Tizen OS,…

Microsoft reveals little-known Notepad secrets – after *nix EOL support launched

Earlier this month, Microsoft proudly announced it had brought *nix end-of-line support to Notepad, more than a decade after it was first requested. The excitement from developers seems to have been quite palpable, as Microsoft has returned to the subject of Notepad in its latest MSDN blog. In the blog, Microsoft reveals that Notepad is one of the…