Heading into 2018, the increased domination of the software industry by open-source software (OSS) is expected to continue. There are five OSS trends likely to have the biggest impact on software technology as a whole.
In traditional software sales, companies take on massive risk with each release. Before seeing a dime in revenue, they must pay for all development and marketing costs and then hope customers will buy. By switching to a software-as-a-service model, you can smooth out your risk and cash flows to increase your chances of long-term success.
At Incursus, we really dig video games. Not just from a recreational standpoint, but from a design and development standpoint as well. As you may be aware, we also encourage our employees to get involved in various community and/or open-source development projects. One of those projects was an attempt to revamp an almost 10-year old video game with new graphics and mechanics. Read on!
In recent years, a new technology that promises to bring about great economic changes at both the producer and consumer level has been gaining ground while making headlines in the process. 3D printing, a process for making three-dimensional objects using instructions from digital computer files, has the potential to revolutionize the way parts and products are made. Following is a basic introduction to this intriguing process and the different technologies that make it possible.
Much hype surrounds AI, virtual reality and blockchain technology, but there are other developing technologies deserving of attention too. Examples include civic tech, gene editing, personalized technology and advancements in energy.
As e-commerce expands, more states are trying to regulate online purchases, web subscriptions and even free downloads. Because apps can instantly go global, this creates huge headaches for developers who now need to be aware of laws in places they've never been.
While exact numbers are unknown, estimates are that by 2020, more than 50 billion Internet of Things (IoT) devices will be sending your information and that of other consumers to manufacturers of those devices. There are many great features offered by IoT technology, but the price for this convenience is the loss of privacy.
Drupal 8 is packed with features designed to optimize performance (e.g. BigPipe). However, for busier sites, it may be desirable, or even necessary, to get a little bit more horsepower. One of the easiest ways to do this is to use a "caching backend", such as Redis, a very popular and reliable NoSQL platform. In this article, we'll explore just how simple it is to install and configure Redis as a caching backend for Drupal 8 on a Linux host.
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