Layer 7 recently released the results of a survey focussed on API design and deployment. The survey showed that API designers are divided on security versus usability as their top priority, there is an even split between XML and JSON representations and strong growth is predicted for Hypermedia style APIs. In summary the survey showed there is no one-size-fits-all way to manage APIs.
InfoQ spoke to VersionOne CEO Robert Holler about the 8th State of Agile survey results which were recently released.
Oliver White, Head of Rebel Labs, recently discussed the difficulties of DevOps adoption at IT organizations, even when there is a growing body of evidence that highlights the benefits of DevOps. InfoQ took the opportunity to interview Oliver and review some of the reports that study this topic.
Jez Humble and Gene Kim, prominent figures of the DevOps movement, are working with Puppet Labs on the 2013 DevOps Survey Of Practice. The survey's goal is to better understand which IT practices drive an organization to high performance, building upon the 2012 DevOps Survey. The survey will close on the 15th of January and everyone is invited to participate.
The London Java Community, London's most famous Java meetup, published the results of their survey about the Java Community Process that expose some surprising trends. The LJC, represented by member Ben Evans, currently holds one of the 24 seats on the JCP Executive Committee, and the LJC has been very active in promoting their "Adopt A JSR" initiative promoting community support for the JCP.
The 8th annual State of Agile Development Survey was announced at the Agile 2013 conference. Previous surveys have provided insight into agile adoption. You can participate in the survey, and get the data before it goes public.
A recently published VisionMobile study has measured the mobile landscape: the market, developer mindshare, preferred platforms, revenue, developer motivations and others.
Rebel Labs recently released a productivity report indicating DevOps is a key initiative for 2013 with tangible benefits for engineers, managers, and businesses. The report includes findings in the following categories: the work week, application failures/responses, tools, and software releases.
Thoughtworks recently published a whitepaper including a maturity model for continuous delivery (or CD) as a response to research indicating that most companies understand the importance of innovation, but are not able to deliver software quickly enough to meet the needs of business leaders.
According to a recent Appcelerator survey, enterprise have built few mobile applications so far, but they intend to build more this year considering 2013 as the year when the number of mobile apps created will surpass those for the desktop. The report includes other details on the enterprise mobile space.
A new survey from VisionMobile shows how developers perceive mobile platforms and what are the costs to develop mobile apps and associated revenues.
A Cisco survey shows the current level and the trend in cloud migration along with the main challenges IT decision makers associate with such operations.
A new Appcelerator/IDC report concludes: HTML5 becomes quite important for mobile developers, Google is catching up with Facebook, iOS is doing well, Android slips, WP7 still interesting, BlackBerry is down, and when it comes to cloud services developers are interested in location and notifications.
With 2012 technology salaries on the rise now may be the time for you to start your job search. This article covers the emerging trends in IT employment in 2012 and how it will impact you as an IT and software professional.
Cloud computing has become a major priority for enterprises. 60% of CIOs see it as a priority, after BI, mobility and virtualization, while large enterprises have set aside for it 15% of their budged, according to some studies.