Keep the Lights On (KTLO) technology refers to that portion of information technology expenditure a company has to perform on daily operational tasks.
Bug fixing is an inevitable part of a developer's life. It is not normally considered the most glamorous or exciting part of the job.
- 15 Aug 2013
Notification Hubs is designed to allow mobile software application developers to produce personalised "push notifications" to customers via Android, iOS and Windows devices.
BOX argues that the education industry is seeing the same technology trends as other industries
Progress Software continues is unabashed assault on the cloud developer space with new data connectivity and application capabilities as part of its Progress Pacific application ...
In technology terms we use the word zombie to refer to malicious bots set up by hackers to forward transmissions (often spam and viruses) to other computers on the Internet. But there is a new kind ...
Software application developers don't always get it right. Project skew can take a product off in one direction or another and it can be hard to get it back on track.
As vendors now work hard to refine their offerings for each and every business disciple, we are seeing a proliferation of carefully aligned message sets intended to examine the more granular ...
Here's a curious observation taken from a conversation with a colleague yesterday who'd just arrived back from UCL with one of their Engduino devices...
Research company AppNation has put forward estimates for the size of the "applications market" going forward to 2017.
What do you mean you don't associate 360-degree panoramic video conferencing and "teleprescence" with software application development, what on Earth is wrong with you?
Tablet watchers will no doubt have noticed this week's news of Microsoft cutting the price of its flagship Surface tablet.
Five years ago we didn't talk about the development of enterprise social network applications, but things have changed.
HTML5 is described as the "cornerstone" of the Open Web Platform, a full programming environment for cross-platform applications with access to device capabilities
Bringing network system management problem resolution into focus is exciting news for applications that depend upon a mainframe-based foundation.
We are supposedly about to witness the real impact of Near Field Communications (NFC), a technology that can make secure contactless device-to-device communication a realit
The impact of touch, Windows 8 and Metro may yet have a far deeper impact on the programming landscape -- for those users who may chose to make the Surface Pro their device of choice especially.
Will software application developers who build online chat apps be in some part responsible for the ultimate demise and passing of the SMS communicatio
The term "platform" has been somewhat hijacked in recent times by various database (and other) vendors who feel they can get away with using the term in a slightly twisted context.
Evans Data has made some big picture projections by offering up its guess at the future size of the worldwide developer population. The firm says the total developer population worldwide is ...
Software application developers today are struggling (we are constantly told) with the task of juggling unstructured (usually big) data.
Specifically, it's no longer just a question of Rapid Application Development (RAD), but also a case of rapid-deployment solution modules.
The announcement of Google Glass a little over a year ago turned so many heads that it wasn't long before some even began to question whether it, and other similar pieces of wearable hardware, were ...
Microsoft Research and IBM have developed a new project with the aim of verifying computations carried out in cloud environments to provide a higher level of validation.
The term "data programmer" now appears more readily on job posting boards serving the software application development community.
Analytics is one step away from artificial intelligence and advanced analytics will be used to build "almost neural" future computer systems that can learn complex patterns and control our world. ...
IBM senior VP Robert Le Blanc has used his speaking opportunities at this year's Innovate 2013 technical summit to reinforce his firm's now quite heavily reverberating DevOps message. The IBM ...
Once upon a time, IBM used to make computers. Of course IBM still makes 'some' computers for internal use and at the higher Z-systems server level, but these days we think of IBM as a software company.
SAP is working with software testers and programmers who sit on the autistic spectrum.
At some point during the 1900s (or thereabouts) what we used to know as video conferencing became known as presence, telepresence, or even immersive telepresence if you will.
Not enough companies are talking about the guts of cloud mechanics.
It's official. The software application development discipline now extends to a wider definition and the cloud software application developer has arrived.
Big enterprise data vendors can't say enough about in-memory computing and the databases serving these new development streams right now -- but how much usage goes on in the real world.
New software application development stream possibilities have come to light this week after news from Intel as the firm announces its Silvermont microarchitecture.
Oracle is combining the back end database zone that it is known well for with some front end application-centric advancements hinged around simplified remote access to enterprise apps through ...
In this contributed piece for the Computer Weekly Developer Network, principal consultant Paco Hope at software risk management company Cigital explains his security-centric approach to software ...
"Big data with real time analytics equals ACTIONABLE insight for a two-second advantage."
IBM held its Impact 2013 conference, exhibition and unconference in Las Vegas this week
IBM revs up automotive vehicle system M2M. Well, our traditional view of the car is dead if we accept that the Internet of Things has made its way into the new breed of cloud-connected cars.
Many would argue that this sets the scene for the UK economy to witness a major skills crunch in the next few years unless education in the sector improves and evolves.
CA World closes up in Las Vegas today with the firm having announced more acquisitions and product launches then perhaps even its top brass had expected and anticipated.
Financial markets and trading companies looking for an option to move towards implementation of HTML5 technologies for next-gen applications have a new avenue to explore.
CA World this week sees the company push harder than ever before towards the mobile space.
The CA World conference and exhibition is staged this week in Las Vegas in a market currently populated by what is an increasing number of large consolidated-via-corporate-acquisition (and growth) ...
The Internet lacks an 'easy to search' definition of grid-based data.
Microsoft has announced the general availability of Windows Azure Infrastructure Services along with Windows Azure Virtual Machines and Windows Azure Virtual Networks.
Chip giant Intel has used its IDF (Intel Developer Forum) conference and exhibition in Beijing this week to announce its new Intel HTML5 Development Environment.
Piston Cloud Computing has announced a new release of its eponymously named Enterprise OpenStack bare-metal cloud operating system.
DevOps and application release management specialist Serena Software has strung out the bunting to celebrate its new partnerships with Critical Software Technologies.
This is a guest post to the Computer Weekly Developer Network by Gary Calcott, technical marketing manager at Progress Software.
Esteemed IDC analyst Al Hilwa has put forward his software application development predictions for 2013.
Microsoft's latest peripherals are somewhat perplexing; the Wedge Mobile Touch Mouse is good enough to stop you using the 'touch' empowerment offered by Windows 8 devices.
Developer newswires are alight this week with news of the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) announcing a $3 million dollar (£2 million pound) funding commitment directed ...
Windows 8 has been doing its level best to try and wean us off of the WIMP "windows, icons, menus, pointer" standard that has characterised the lion's share of our computing experiences for the ...
How should we now approach the debate circling the use of native mobile application software development versus the benefits offered by concentrating on apps developed for the mobile web using HTML5.
Android-based embedded systems get a security lock down this month in the form of the newly released McAfee Application Control for Android.
Software application developers have been able to tap into greater power channels for their applications by relying on additional hardware resources (rather than refining their code as such) for ...
The ability of MDM technologies to deliver a single version of the truth rather than several versions of contradictory, disjointed information changes the business landscape
As we now develop a wide array of M2M implementations that help us build the so-called Internet of Things, the truth is that The Internet of Things is now the Internet of M2M Things.
A few years ago, programming was dominated by people who were typified by their extreme focus and deep expertise in code and systems.
March 2013 is already a good month for software application development 'continuous delivery and integration' tools and their methodologies -- and it's not every turn of the calendar page that you ...
This last February saw Samsung Electronics host a "developer day" for over 150 programmers in Dubai itself as part of the firm's so-called Samsung Forum.
For a 'non-telecoms' company, SAP made what Ovum analysts called a "confident show with its telecoms portfolio" at this year's GSMA Mobile World Congress
Should we tackle Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) challenges at the front end with users themselves, or at the application and service level closer to the network layer infrastructure that our end ...
So you thought that touch-based input was at the cutting edge of Human-Computer Interface (HCI) technology?
Progress says it "found" that only 18 per cent of UK firms have already begun work on a mobility project -- and this compares to 45 per cent in France and 38 per cent in the Nordics.
Adobe is reaching out to web developer/designer types with a new CS6 tool called Edge Reflow designed to ease the pain of producing web applications and content suitable for fitting a variety of ...
Enterprise security rarely ranks in the top ten favourite programming related disciplines for many software application developers who simply want to build, construct, enhance and deploy as their ...
IBM has announced that McDonald's South Africa is using IBM social business software in what the firm calls an embrace of the convergence of social, mobile and cloud.
Parallels claims that there are as many as 50,000 web developers and designers - and as many as 9,000 cloud service providers - already using the company's software to serve "millions" of SMBs.
A Paris-based software development house is using Intel HD Graphics technology to blur the line between war & combat video games and reality.
Parallels SMB Cloud Insights reports outline the cloud services that have the most current and future appeal for SMBs across four key categories:
Parallels has staged its 'Summit 2013' user/partner/customer symposium in Las Vegas this week in what is the seventh year of this gathering.
Executive collaboration evangelist at IBM Stuart McRae has used his speaking opportunities at IBM Connect 2013 Lotusphere to clarify the factors that companies will need to address if they are to ...
Could a twenty year legacy in collaboration software be enough for IBM to cross the chasm and shoot up inside the tornado?
General manager of IBM social business Alistair Rennie kicked off the Connect 2013 Lotusphere symposium this week in what is the event's twentieth year.
Everybody's favourite jet engine, turbine and medical scanner specialist company GE has been on the road recently to explain now its individual approach to big data analytics is applied to the ...
Recent analysis in the perpetual quest for "what's the next killer app for developers to focus on" zone has combined two of our most ubiquitously discussed topics... cloud computing and unified ...
Women are (as we know) unfairly underrepresented in the STEM category i.e (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics)
- 16 Jan 2013
SAP held a co-located press conference in Frankfurt, New York and Silicon Valley this month to announce recent amplifications to the HANA in-memory computing platform, suite, programming platform ...
The Computer Weekly Developer Network speaks to David Bass, enterprise VP for engineering at (unstructured and semi-structured) data governance software company Varonis. Bass shares his thoughts on ...
UrtheCast (pronounced "Earth-Cast") is launching and installing two cameras on the Russian module of the International Space Station.
Everybody knows that Germany is the land of Vorsprung durch teknik and that you have to get up pretty early if you want to get your towels around the pool before the Shmidts, the Müller and the ...
The Computer Weekly Developer Network speaks to Craig Sullivan, VP and international general manager for NetSuite to set the record straight.
New software libraries are being constructed for programmers to start employing so-called Vision Intelligence technologies into applications that can "see" what is going on in the environment ...
The Computer Weekly Developer Network (CWDN) has bashfully shied away from covering too many of these marketing-enriched missives lest we be drawn too deeply into the dragon's lair to discuss ...
One of the major concerns for many is... just exactly how compatibility demands will now be met between Windows 8 and the massively-complex beautiful-beast that is Adobe Creative Suite 6.
Expertmaker founder Lars Hard says that AI-powered search is next on the horizon as are "smart and adaptive" user interfaces enabled by AI.
With the BlackBerry 10 launch almost a month away now on the 30 January 2013, the "excitement" is growing for what may (or may not be) RIM's magnum opus.
Research In Motion (RIM) has released the "gold" build of the BlackBerry 10 developer toolkit with all the final tools, components and APIs to build apps for the BlackBerry 10.
As SAP has been grabbing the lion's share of the ERP headlines in recent weeks, it seems only fair and just to look a little further afield.
Reports suggest that Graphic Processing Units (GPUs) made by Nvidia are helping scientists advance their HIV/AIDS research.
'Tis the season to be jolly and spread good cheer throughout the land. Plus of course... 'tis also the season to produce a "what to expect in 2013" press release.
As technology industry observers, stakeholders, practitioners and (dare we say it) even press and analysts, we are always searching for the 'next big thing'.
Technology analyst firm Gartner has been charging its "let's coin a new industry buzzword" division with additional pre-Christmas duties this month and it appears that the team has been nothing if ...
Salesforce.com will soon be hanging out the bunting (not sure if they do that in San Francisco) to celebrate its first "billion transaction day" on the salesforce platform.
the term User eXperience (or UX) now seems to be falling into the lexicon of de facto standard IT terminology
The 'Rackspace Startup Programme' is intended to provide low cost cloud hosting and support services to startup incubators.
Modern programming shop environments will only be able to differentiate themselves if they embrace opportunities for Agile.
It's a wonder that IDMS hasn't already become more of an industry-standard acronym already given the constantly developing offerings in the Integrated Data Management Systems (IDMS) space.