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Training
Employers look to hire inexperienced coders due to skills shortage
"Even inexperienced workers without prior qualifications or experience had managed to pivot to new roles in coding as long as they are willing to upskill."
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Secure Code Warrior
Secure Code Warrior adds new solution to Okta Integration Network
The company says the new technology enables a cohesive approach to secure coding, ensuring developers meet requirements before committing code.
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Training
Why security must be a priority in the software development process
Ask a typical software developer to name their top priority when writing code, and the answer is likely to be ‘creating new features’. Security is simply not on the radar screen for most developers.
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Robotic Process Automation / RPA
84% of employers see coding as a key skill - report
According to a new report, 84% of employers say there is a growing need for employees across various job roles and departments to have basic coding skills and knowledge.
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Cloud
Microsoft announces over 50 new products at Build 2022
Microsoft has revealed more than 50 new products and features at its flagship event for developers, Build, with this year’s focus being on AI.
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Cloud
Microsoft previews Power Platform website design offering
Microsoft has announced the preview of Power Pages, the fifth product in its Power Platform family, designed for low-code makers and professional developers.
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Gartner Magic Quadrant
Gartner names Micro Focus as Magic Quadrant security leader
Gartner has recognised Micro Focus as a leader for the ninth consecutive time in their 2022 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Application Security Testing (AST) report.
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Java
Video: 10 Minute IT Jams - An update on Java from Oracle
Today we are joined by Georges Saab, who is the VP of development for the Java Platform Group at Oracle, and chair of the OpenJDK Governing Board. 
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Training
Secure Code Warrior survey highlights attitudes towards coding security
According to a new survey from Secure Code Warrior, only 29% of developers believe that writing vulnerability-free code should be prioritised.
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Oracle
Java's growth through Oracle provides coding for the future
At some point in your life, it is likely that you would have heard of, utilised, or even worked with Java software in your day to day life.
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DevOps
Secure Code Warrior launches integration with GitLab
Secure Code Warrior has launched an integration with GitLab in order to help developers build and release secure software faster.
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Application Security
Checkmarx extends security testing platform offering to A/NZ
Checkmarx is expanding its cloud-based application security testing platform to A/NZ to help developers in the region secure their application coding.
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Training
Video: 10 Minute IT Jams - An update from Secure Code Warrior
Secure Code Warrior is a security company that helps train developers to write more secure code, and Pieter Danhieux joins us to discuss what the company does and what they have been working on in the security space.
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HTML
Spark NZ launches Beyond Binary Code for gender inclusion
Spark NZ has launched a new tool intended to promote visibility and inclusion for non-binary communities online.
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Cloud
GitHub rolls out a preview of substantial platform changes
GitHub has announced the rollout of a technology preview with substantial code searching improvements. 
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Coding
CoderSchool closes US$2.6 million pre-Series A funding
CoderSchool has announced closing a US$2.6 million pre-Series A round led by Monks Hill Ventures. 
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Open source
iText provides open source PDF tech for developers & business users
iText provides versatile open source PDF technology for developers and business users – from PDF libraries to low-code products.
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Open source
GitHub spruces up mobile platform as devs leave their desks behind
GitHub says these developments reflect the fact that more developers are turning to mobile apps to get their coding done.
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Open source
GitHub's code vulnerability scanning tool now generally available
GitHub has recently rolled out code scanning to help developers detect and prevent vulnerabilities from popping up in their open source and enterprise code.
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Machine learning
How our publisher harnessed machine learning to overhaul Techday websites
Our publisher, Sean Mitchell, went to CoderSchool in Ho Chi Minh City to learn how to implement machine learning into Techday.
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Education
Culture, coding, and phở – Why budding developers are heading to Vietnam
CoderSchool’s immersive three-month bootcamps equip participants with skills for employability in a rapidly developing city with low living costs.
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Digital Transformation
Pega launches Enterprise Low-Code Factory
With tools, training, and other resources, Enterprise Low-Code Factory helps businesses cultivate and scale their own home-grown community of citizen developers.
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Open source
How open source distribution accelerates Drupal development time by 30%
Acquia Lightning has adopted Drupal’s support for JSON:API, delivering out-of-the-box support for building decoupled or headless applications.
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Callaghan Innovation
Top tips to deliver better software faster
Ultimately the key to ongoing success in this fast-moving arena is speed. Of course, there are many common pitfalls with software development and delivery that make this difficult.