How Open Source Software Took Over the World

We all know “software is eating the world,” but more and more, it’s open source projects that are driving some of the most innovative work in the tech industry. From OpenStack to MongoDB to Android, open source development has transformed both the consumer and enterprise worlds. With so much innovation, it’s easy to forget that…

5 Ways Developers Can Make an Impact in IoT

The Internet of Things may still be in its infancy, but it already heralds a bold new world of connected sensors and devices. Developers have nearly limitless potential to create new apps and experiences. Research firm VisionMobile forecasts the number of developers working on IoT software to increase from more than 5 million in early…

How Mentorship Inspires Diverse Talent at Walmart Technology

A 2014 USA Today study revealed that black and Hispanic computer science students graduate at twice the rate that leading tech companies hire them. Clearly, technology leaders need to reach out more to minority communities. “I think it’s a balance of getting the correct message out there and having the right messengers talk to the…

A Day in the Life of Forensic Examiners: IT in Reverse

When investigators needed information from a damaged store device, they turned to Walmart’s forensics crime lab. The challenge? The external hard drive had been smashed with a hammer and thrown from a third-story window. Walmart’s forensics crime lab is one of only a handful of private labs in the world accredited by the American Society…

4 Crucial Elements of a Killer Mobile App

The Google Play and Apple App stores comprise roughly 2 million apps each, with the Apple App store alone accounting for more than 140 billion downloads since 2008. Mobile marketplaces are nothing if not robust, but the act of downloading apps has always been more popular than the act of actually using them. A 2016…

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