Developer Tech

‘Encouraging’ study examines static typing and quantifying detectable bugs in JavaScript

Are you a proponent of static typing or dynamic typing in JavaScript, or indeed another language? A new study from researchers at University College London (UCL), alongside Microsoft, put a couple of products to the test – with pretty solid results. The researchers tested Flow, Facebook’s static type system, and TypeScript – from Microsoft, of…

Linux long term support kernels extended from two years to six years

Long term support (LTS) kernels for Linux will be extended from two years to six years, meaning potentially greater security and bug fixes across Android devices and more. The announcement was made by Ilian Malchev, Google senior staff engineer, keynoting the annual Linaro Connect jamboree, held this year in San Francisco. Aside from the intriguing…

App developer vacancies increasing at twice the UK average, new research says

In February 2017, when an Adobe Digital Insights’ report found a 5% decrease in mobile app installation among residents of the United Kingdom since 2014, job search engine Joblift decided to examine the affects of this decline on the country’s job market. Joblift found that this scenario has not affected the demand for app developers…