Technology News Roundup 17/03/2017


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Stay tech savvy with the Eligo Technology news roundup, featuring the latest news and updates from the Tech industry each week. This week ending 17/03/2017 a report finds more women are needed in Cyber Security, a new community for developers is launched, Go programming is attracting more attention and a report finds UK tech workers to be quite unhappy.



UK needs more women in Cyber Security

A study by the Center for Cyber Safety and Education has shown that the UK infosec industry has one of the lowest proportions of women and the highest gender pay gaps in the world. With the proportion of women in cyber security currently standing at 8%.  This has led GCHQ director Robert Hannigan to call on every UK organisation to do more to encourage women into the information security profession, in the face of such a growing shortage. Telling the CyberUK conference in Liverpool – “If we are not tapping into women, we are depriving ourselves of a massive talent pool”.

Read more here  Computer Weekly (15/03/2017)


Glitch gives new developers a new community to share ideas

New coding website Glitch, launched from Fog Creek Software, is designed to make it easier for professional to novice coders to build and collaborate with one another. The website is formerly known has Gomix, and aims to allow developers to build any app they can imagine, invite their friends and colleagues to collaborate in real-time, and ensure your app is automatically running. CEO of Fog Creek Software believes Glitch is different from other development environments because it gives a more real-time feel like editing in Google Docs rather than having developers review pull requests, provision services, or manage infrastructure.

Read more here
SD Times (14/03/2017)



Report shows UK tech workers to be ‘quite unhappy’

A report by Hired has shown that tech workers in the UK are quite unhappy, compared to those in the US and Australia. (maybe the weather is a contributing factor…) Out of 2,000 people surveyed only 35% of people said they have their dream job. Compared with nearly half 47% in the US and 42% in Australia. However, more people in the UK tech industry are hopeful that it is possible to find a dream job, with 58% believing so.

Read more here City A.M. (16/03/2017)


Report shows Go programming is attracting more attention

Go is an open-source programming language created by Google in 2007, and the programming team upon releasing 2016 survey results, have found that 89% respondents are now using Go. When asked what language developers would use both in terms of expertise and preference, the top five languages were Go, Python, Java, JavaScript and C. Go has also recently won the TIOBE index’s 2016 programming language of the year award for its increased interest, due to its ease of learning and pragmatic nature.

Read more here
SD times (10/03/2017)


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