Developer Tech

Firefox foils Facebook data-flinging with new Mozilla container extension

If you’re worried about what data Facebook may or may not be collecting after the Cambridge Analytica revelations, the good people at Mozilla have a workaround. Facebook Container Extension, an extension of Firefox’s multi-account containers, enables users to browse Facebook while isolating identity into a separate blue tab, meaning users can play all the quizzes…

Developer argues Apple could shutter Series 0 support for latest watchOS iteration

Usage of the Apple Watch Series 0 continues to decline – so much so that one developer argues Apple should dispense with it altogether when the company launched the watchOS 5 operating system. The figures come from David Smith, an independent iOS developer whose apps include Pedometer++ and Sleep++, the latter being focused primarily on…

Stack Overflow releases its ‘largest ever’ study of developers

Stack Overflow has released its annual study of the development industry. The company says its 2018 edition represents the ‘largest ever’ study of developer attitudes, salaries, and demographics. Joel Spolsky, CEO of Stack Overflow, says: “Today, every company is a technology company. Without developers, the economy would not evolve at the pace we’re seeing today.…

Developers finally realising importance of DevOps workflow, new research says

DevOps is no longer a ‘nice to have’ to improve workflow for developers and software professionals, according to the latest study from software provider GitLab. The company – whose mission is to provide software which supports the entire DevOps lifecycle – polled 5,296 software developers, CTOs and IT professionals, finding two in three say DevOps…