- 05 Mar 2012
This Computer Weekly Developer Network blog is a guest post written by Michael Vessey, a senior consultant with software quality provider SQS. Make sure you don't plaster and paper over the cracks ...
Imprivata is a provider of technology to the healthcare market, which simplifies log in's and log outs of IT systems. The company provides 'Single-Sign-On' technology so that just one username and ...
"Two-thirds of developers want and expect social networking features to be included in developer relations websites."
SAP is attempting to address the mobile management market with its release of the Afaria 7.0 mobile device management tool. The product aims to provide dashboards for mobile analytics and to also ...
The Studio MX visualization product for building iPhone app prototypes has been released to private beta this week by its maker iRise.
Akamai Kona Site Defender has been launched/refreshed this month with view to shielding web sites and cloud applications from serious risks such as multi-vectored DDoS attacks.
Paris, France was this week's location for social gaming platform company Gree to hold its first European press conference.
The real future for enterprise data and applications almost seems to get glossed over in the fuzz and fog of daily news distribution. So what really matters for enterprise data today?
Apple has released the ninth major release of its OS X operating system to developer preview stage.
Centrify's new cloud-based service is intended to let enterprises centrally secure and manage smart phones and tablets, including iPads and Android devices, using existing Active Directory ...
If you are about to launch the "next big thing" in cloud-based mobile next generation web 2.0 enabled geo-location aware Software-as-a-Service computing then you will want to know how to name your ...
We want to simplify the requirements management process so that customers can communicate with their software programmers and tell them what they really want and, crucially, get what they want -- ...
This is a guest post to the Computer Weekly Developer Network written by Marshal Datkowitz, a senior user experience architect in the 'user experience' group at user interface specialist Infragistics.
- 07 Feb 2012
Research In Motion (RIM) developer proposition has been brought to a simmering boil this week with the staging of the BlackBerry DevCon Europe conference in Amsterdam.
- 03 Feb 2012
Microsoft has been working to "engineer compatibility" between its Hyper-V virtualisation software into the OpenStack open source cloud project since October 2010, but the progress appears to be ...
Last November IBM announced its next generation supercomputing project, Blue Gene/Q, a project undertaken by software application developers and other computer scientists to build an "ultra-scale" ...
Microsoft has pushed the next iteration of the Office productivity suite of software applications to what it calls its 'Technical Preview' programme stage.
In this guest blog post, Jeremy Thake, enterprise architect and Microsoft SharePoint MVP at Avepoint looks at the different options available for first-steps real-world deployment of the SharePoint ...
Now that the dust has settled on IBM's Lotusphere symposium, perhaps this is an opportune time to take a quick look back and try and analyse whether customers and partners "bought" the social ...
- 25 Jan 2012
Coverity's branded 'Static Analysis' software will now be offered pre-configured for Wind River Workbench, supporting both Wind River Linux and Wind River's VxWorks real-time operating system (RTOS).
Probabilistic logic would lead us to be able to create an application that might analyse natural human language based data and so, when asked a question about that data, be able to deliver an ...
We now exist in the era of social content management. This is where social web 2.0 collaboration tools (or social business tools if you prefer) are being used to exchange and edit content in ...
IBM's largest annual geek-fest kicked off this week in Orlando. Rock band OK GO opened the show with a superb live performance of their hit "Here I Go Again". This week's highlight will be a ...
In this guest blog post, Jeremy Thake, enterprise architect and Microsoft Sharepoint MVP at Avepoint looks at the opportunities for using SharePoint Online 2010 as an application development platform.
Akamai's says that its "highly distributed" platform of tens of thousands servers has evolved to help transform cloud computing into the quantifiable and manageable medium that it is today.
If 2011 was the year of the unpredictable (in global news terms at least) then 2012 looks like it could be the year of the predictable in technology circles. Perhaps if not predictable, then at ...
After our yuletide festivities and an extensive round of "how was 2011?" analysis, it seems only appropriate to make at least two or three predictions for the year ahead.
SAP AG, or as I like to call them Systemanalyse And Programmentwicklung Aktiengesellschaft (it's just catchier) has had a pretty good year it seems -- in terms of media recognition if not ...
If you ever get asked this question, the answer is simple -- about five years.
E-commerce and integration services company GXS knows a "story crowbar" when it sees one and has creatively drawn up a tale detailing Santa's "Present Delivery Network".
- 15 Dec 2011
IBM has joined forces with Italian hardware architecture specialist Eurotech to donate a complete draft protocol for what it describes as a "asynchronous inter-device communication" to the Eclipse ...
Jaspersoft has built drag-and-drop data analytics (and reporting) functionality (with the non-technical user in mind) into the 4.5 release of its eponymously named core product.
One of the biggest challenges for modern day developers is dealing with the number of platforms thrown at them by technology providers. To highlight the issue let's look at the differences between ...
If you ask a software programmer what language they write in the answer is sometimes simple and you may get a one word reply i.e. Java, Python, PHP, Visual Basic, C# or C++ etc.
RunRev's academy (well, no obligation promotional vehicle really) runs from December 6 to January 31 and offers would-be (and experienced) mobile app developers an "accelerated course in the ...
While a good chunk of application development is aligning towards mobile apps that are in many cases initially scaled back (as updates follow) and/or even disposable -- somewhere, in the cloud data ...
Could audio "sound" be the next killer app?
Analyst firm Gartner is currently avoiding the onset of Winter by staging its "Application Architecture, Development & Integration Summit" in Las Vegas this week.
Popular rumour suggests that part of the reason for this may be the way we (as users) are prepared to accept mobile applications with initially limited features on the promise of later extensions.
Speaking to the Computer Weekly Developer Network blog directly, Microsoft's Quirk explained the skills challenge (and opportunity) for cloud developers.
Apple's natural language speech recognition Siri technology appears to be receiving plenty of interest from the developer community just now.
Now in its tenth year, Microsoft's student developer competition The Imagine Cup 2012 Worldwide Finals will be held in Sydney, Australia, in July 2012.
Just as the Indian subcontinent has its Hindu's, Christians, Buddhists and Jains, software application development has its many methodologies from Scrum, to Extreme, to Waterfall, to Rational ...
IBM has released its 2011 'Tech Trends' report this week which the company says highlights "significant enterprise technology trends" for the year ahead.
As the flow of data-driven "events" increases across an increased number of communication and data exchange channels, a multiplicity of malware dissemination attack vectors now starts to have a ...
On the issue of software patents - while one camp says that patents protect innovation, as they should do; while others argue that in some areas they may stifle creativity.
This week sees the company host its Sapphire/TechEd Europe conference in Madrid with its newly adopted child Sybase also in attendance.
For one, UK-based IT recruitment firm Mount Recruitment has stated that the country is currently witnessing a rise in demand for PHP developers.
Some of the most topical information security topics relating to developers (and users) were discussed this week at a technical discussion day hosted by SecureData at Wembley Stadium.
Trends typifying data usage today appear to fall into four categories. Volume, velocity, variety and variability. These are the findings of the October 2011 Forrester report Enterprise Hadoop: The ...
- 01 Nov 2011
Mobile applications can be (especially) challenging to develop securely because they have "a very different threat model" than traditional web-based applications.
You may already know this story, but for those who don't I hope this will provide an interesting distraction. Mr Pig and Mr Chicken were taking a stroll through the farmyard one day and thinking ...
Coding for Kids is a new online support and lobbying movement that asks its supporters to pledge to take action in their community to improve the teaching of computer programming for British children.
With the creation and deployment of environmental "renewable energy" technologies now growing at a faster rate than ever, the 'touchpoints' for IT-driven infrastructural support for the eco-energy ...
- 24 Oct 2011
Facial recognition technologies may soon be of importance for software developers
A lot of people in business hate the software that runs their company. Executives grudgingly accept the painful shortcomings of their software because they feel they have few practical alternatives.
News this week bubbles of Sybase 365 working with Spanish mobile operator Yoigo. The two firms have joined forces to offer Registered SMS, a new service allowing companies to send customers ...
Why did we settle on the name cloud computing for the delivery of hosted and managed service-based computing? All we needed was a term to describe a cavernous domain with (potentially) limitless ...
- 06 Oct 2011
Compuware's dynaTrace division is taking its application performance management (APM) wares to market this month with an ebullient skip in its step
VMware, Trend Micro and F5 Networks all gathered around one oblong-shaped roundtable late last week to discuss the state of the cloud, the future for the virtualised corporate network and the ...
The world's largest physics lab and everyone's favourite particle accelerator has been in the news more than once this week.
Online climatological specialist Weather Underground has launched its Weather API platform at this week's TechCrunch Disrupt conference in San Francisco.
If Serena is the self-proclaimed "Titan of ALM" -- can the company really cross the chasm into operations (ops) as a ALM company... and so evolve into a full-scale "end to end" top tier IT player ...
ALM company Serena Software loves to talk about three things: customers, software system orchestration and acronyms.
Does the IT term "on demand" translate outside of the English language?
CERN's Large Hadron Collider is built with support from Intel's MIC (Many Integrated Core) technology to run extreme computing programs
SAP's HANA is its star product and it may be about to have a significant impact on the data analytics market
SAP TechEd 2011 and Sybase TechWave 2011 take place this week in Las Vegas, here is a show preview
Precise has issued a report detailing the priorities and concerns that companies may have when moving enterprise applications to virtual and cloud-based environments.
- 02 Sep 2011
This is a guest blog written by Chris Adlard, EMEA marketing director of Coverity discussing Agile development methodologies, technical debt issues and software integrity.
Cloud computing data structures will require a new approach to both application and data connection
- 24 Aug 2011
SAP's Sybase division has launched its Sybase IQ 15.3 columnar Relational DataBase Management System (RDBMS)
Developing in the cloud should be democratic and work well for all parties.
This video gives a timeline of how businesses operated from the age of the mainframe all the way to today into the era that the company has coined 'IT 3.0'.
The is a guest blog written for the Computer Weekly Developer Network by Michael Vessey, senior consultant with software testing provider SQS - it deals with the intricacies of date data management ...
Registered members of the Apple Developer Program can now get early access to the new Apple iCloud service.
Software development surveys have their place, but they are often questionable.
GenieBuilder app building platform is designed to enable "non-technical users" to build, publish and manage mobile and web apps for all major smartphones.
Microsoft has previewed working prototypes of its next operating system (OS) on the MSDN developer portal.
Rackspace Critical Sites offering drills into the application layer to deliver mission-critical support for clients' most important websites and applications.
AppCentral suggests that "business-to-employee" (B2E) apps are expected to be one of the largest growth areas of the mobile revolution over the next few years.
Will tablet PCs become a profitable new area for software developers to focus on for business applications, or will poor typing support hold us back at this stage?
Informatica has this week expanded its existing product portfolio to give customers more options to meet their diverse business continuity
SAP has collaborated with Google to manage large data volumes. The concept uses visual displays to "leverage" SAP business analytics software with location-based data via Google Maps.
Application Delivery Networking company F5 Networks this week takes the wraps off of its BIG-IP version 11 software. This release is part of what F5 envisions as a dynamic data centre.
Sybase and SAP have finally started to open up joint customer facing channels
Coverity writes on the reality of third party code being used in many organisations and what companies should do to be able to work with it effectively
Gartner predicts that drag-and-drop non-coding development will make up "at least a quarter of new business applications by 2014" due to shoestring IT budgets and end users frustrations.
Deloitte: the so-called "killer app" is becoming harder to build and harder to single out as a true market leader.
Sybase IQ 15.3 now available - business intelligence/analytics and data warehouse focused relational database management product
- 07 Jul 2011
snapLogic hosts cloud data connection lunch to detail real world developer challenges relating to hosted data integration
Domino's has bought into RackConnect, an integrated cloud hosting and dedicated managed hosting service from Rackspace.
What does the market think we should do cope with data management at this level as it now, either logically or inevitably, takes up residence in the cloud?
Microsoft has released the second developer version of what it calls the "platform preview" of Internet Explorer 10.
This is a guest post by Rutul Dave of Coverity, a company that builds tools and technology to equip developers with resources, techniques and practices to help maximise the integrity of software.
Can software architecture be defined as an art or a science - or both?
What questions would you ask a cloud computing panel of experts?
Perforce is using the "version everything" tagline to explain how its version control system is suited to more than just source code management
Poor patch testing and management is causing deeply rooted problems in companies that fail to address this IT issue properly
- 21 Jun 2011
Q&A with Serena senior VP or worldwide marketing David Hurwitz. Discussion focuses on software code optimisation and application delivery.