Software Testing in 2018

The software testing industry has seen dramatic expansion since 2010 when ever more complex software architectures and TDD grew into both a big problem and a big solution. We had Agile since the 90s but the industry required a new development focus given the exponentially increasing complexity of web applications – enter test-driven development. Rapid changes in technologies, platforms, and devices pressure software development teams to develop, test, integrate, and deliver faster and more frequently.…

How Flash Died

Adobe is planning to end-of-life Flash. Specifically, we will stop updating and distributing the Flash Player at the end of 2020 and encourage content creators to migrate any existing Flash content to these new open formats. – Adobe The go-to technology for web animation and rich interface programming will disappear entirely by 2020. Flash has died a thousand deaths but the first major blow, as I recall it, was this epic letter/rant from Steve Jobs…

Double Your Traffic Using Multilingual Opportunities – Full AMA Transcript

  JOIN US TODAY for our #AMA w/ @jordhy—"Double Your #Traffic Using #Multilingual Opportunities"https://t.co/A4yAy6VUaC#language #business pic.twitter.com/Xcgnznf9uD — CreativeTribes.co (@CTribesCo) March 2, 2017 Posted in #tribebuildingYesterday at 4:18 AM This is the full transcript of Jordhy Ledesma’s AMA at #CreativeTribes on March 2.   “Double Your Traffic Using Multilingual Opportunities” with Jordhy Ledesma (@jordhy) | March 2 at 10 am Eastern Created by Mufidah Kassalias yesterday Sean M. Madden [4:29 AM] Sean M. Madden *Join us…

Insight

Crafting great web destinations is not about technique. It’s not even about technology. You can have the best team, fast servers and amazing VCs behind you. But those things, although important, don’t matter as much as the golden key: insight. Insight gives you an invitation to explore the customer’s mind. It lets you know what they want. Hence, you can engage in customer driven development. It’s like a compass for your journey. Here’s why insight…

Prototyping is About Capturing the Essence of a Project

What is essential to a web property? What can drive traffic, achieve conversions and translate into profits for the company? What can change peoples live in a substantial way? These are the questions we should be asking ourselves when we talk about website prototyping. Version 1 prototypes should be embryonic, direct and effective at capturing the user’s mindset. You have to make do with less, but you have to make it as effective as the…

Ledesma Signs Third Open Letter on AI Research

Originally published at Ideas *IP On February 3rd, Jordhy Ledesma signed the third open letter on AI research published by the Future of Life Institute. The letter is titled “Research Priorities for Robust and Beneficial Artificial Intelligence” and discusses the many pitfalls that researchers can run into by not prioritizing their work. Artificial intelligence (AI) research has explored a variety of problems and approaches since its inception, but for the last 20 years or so…

Full Stack Web Development at ASA College

I’ve partnered with ASA College to deliver a powerful educational experience and create a cohort of modern full-stack web developer for the needs of today’s fast-paced business environment.  The curriculum has been freshly developed to include an assortment of the most widely used web development technologies. We’ve also allocated several computer labs and schedules to accommodate practical, personalized and convenient learning.  If you’re in NYC, Brooklyn or Miami, please call 877-470-9638 or reserve your spot…

Bitcoin in 2017

Following an expected December rally, bitcoin surpassed the $1000 mark and flirted with reaching its all-time high. With a plethora of industry experts calling for a price to stabilize between 2 and $3,000 dollars, it is very hard to give differing predictions for movements in bitcoin.  However, consider the following: 1. Bitcoin’s volatility problem will likely continue and we recently experienced it in a 20% price collapse: The value of digital currency bitcoin crashed on…

Innovation vs Invention

Innovation is the application of existing technology in new ways. In contrast, invention is the creation of new technology. While innovation is a constant in web development, we’ve seen a good deal of invention in the past decades. Here’s how you can put each one of these to work in your next web development project. Innovation By nature, innovation is incremental, interdisciplinary and healthy to the bottom line. It takes a village to raise a…

Your Keyboard as a Bottleneck

It surprises me how many new developers fail to internalize their main development computer as an integrated system. They think that a computer is simply a collection of parts and routinely forget considerations about ergonomics when purchasing new hardware. Many of these recent grads are coding complex web applications using a laptop keyboard that is probably worth less than ten dollars; their use of portrait screens, secondary monitors, specialized track pads and voice recognition software…