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  • Software eco-design: what is the life cycle of a software?

    Software eco-design: what is the life cycle of a software?

    The goal of this article is to present the software life cycle. For each issue raised by life cycle assessment we identify in this article, we will indicate the approach we believe is the most appropriate, particularly for environmental impact evaluation. Find the complete Methodological Guide to software LCA as well as a use case on assessment of an application’s environmental impacts. Most manufactured goods’ life cycles, analyzed with a LCA (Life Cycle Assessment), can be considered made of the following six stages:

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  • Software eco-design: software products features

    Software eco-design: software products features

    This article aims at presenting features specific to software during a life cycle assessment (LCA). For each issue raised by these features, we will explain what approach we recommend to assess environmental impacts. Find the complete Methodological Guide to software LCA as well as a use case on assessment of an application’s environmental impacts. Software: tangible or intangible? Software is a very special type of good: • It doesn’t produce any direct tangible waste.

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  • Software eco-design: why conducting a software Life Cycle Assessment (LCA)?

    Software eco-design: why conducting a software Life Cycle Assessment (LCA)?

    Eco-design consists in taking into account environmental and sanitary impacts during conception or improvement phases of a product or service. It is perceived more and more like a value creation process, in all kind of businesses and areas. This phenomenon is growing as companies get more sensitive to their share of responsibility in the future of subjects such as our planet or next generations. The other reason is firms realize the numerous benefits they can get out of such a process.

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  • Ethical and responsible Developer’s Week

    Ethical and responsible Developer’s Week

    Software is everywhere. Because yes, software impacts directly our daily life: uberization, digitalization… but let’s stop the “buzzword-ization” right here. We, developers, are the architects of a virtual world serving real life. Our work has an impact on companies and life. If we accept to be credited for the numerous benefits realized, then let’s be honest and also recognize the drawbacks. Social exclusion, diverse impacts on the environment, digital gap… all of these are real effects caused by the software we produce.

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  • Android developer's toolbox: performance tools

    Android developer's toolbox: performance tools

    You must know that a qualitative application shouldn’t consume too much resources on a user’s smartphone. It is a requirement for it to be adopted and then used in proper conditions. So, you decided to get down to work and control this consumption of diverse resources (CPU, memory, data, etc), energy, application size etc. Even if you you are a good patterns and development languages expert, road to hell is paved with good intentions!

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