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Mozilla updated Thimble but there is more to the story

Mozilla updated Thimble but there is more to the story

Wednesday, June 21, 2017 by

Mozilla’s best-known open source project is likely the Firefox browser. But ask a computer science teacher or budding coder what Mozilla project they hold most dear, and you may receive a different answer: Thimble.Thimble is Mozilla’s free, educational code editor for teaching and learning HTML, CSS and JavaScript. It’s a highly visual and interactive tool: Every new ta...

Construction OS launches to help developers with project management

Construction OS launches to help developers with project management

Friday, March 31, 2017 by

Procore Technologies, Inc. has announced Procore Construction OS, a cohesive platform that connects people, applications, and devices to help create a frictionless construction process. It was designed to serve users and improve the build process through a variety of important enhancements, including new reporting and visualization tools; access to around 100 apps in th...

OutSystems low-code platform gets a Forrester nod of approval

OutSystems low-code platform gets a Forrester nod of approval

Friday, March 31, 2017 by

OutSystems, a platform for low-code application development, has been recognized as a Leader in The Forrester WaveTM: Mobile Low-Code Development Platforms, Q1 2017.In one of the most comprehensive assessments of the low-code mobile development market, Forrester identified the 11 most significant vendors and evaluated them based on a rigorous 24-point evaluation. The re...

SmartUX 5.0 released so you can make low-code apps even faster

SmartUX 5.0 released so you can make low-code apps even faster

Thursday, March 23, 2017 by

PowWow Mobile, the enterprise mobility platform that lets you create apps, has announced the latest release of its SmartUX Platform version 5.0. The new enhancements will simplify collaboration between IT and business teams through new levels of speed, visibility, and controls. SmartUX 5.0 is the most powerful platform for the rapid design and deployment of enterprise m...

Creating customizable apps without a single line of code

Creating customizable apps without a single line of code

Wednesday, March 22, 2017 by

When TerraGo came into being, field data collection typically meant printing paper maps and forms. After binding them for crews to take into the field, they would be used to perform and record asset inspections, preventive maintenance, site surveys, engineering reports and all types of field work in nearly every industry. Notes were taken with pen and pencil in massive ...

App Camp For Girls looks to train the next generation

App Camp For Girls looks to train the next generation

Thursday, March 09, 2017 by

App Camp For Girls, a non-profit organization aimed at correcting the gender imbalance in the software industry, has opened 2017 registration for its popular summer program that teaches girls how to make mobile apps in one week. The program launches its first Chicago camp in 2017, in addition to Portland, Seattle, and Phoenix. This year, the aspiring developers will use...

deepstreamHub launches real-time apps platform

deepstreamHub launches real-time apps platform

Wednesday, March 08, 2017 by

The Berlin-based startup deepstreamHub officially launches its platform for developing real-time apps. The platform gives app developers access to all the necessary functions to build reliable and scalable apps with real-time functionality from the ground up. These features include - among others - collaboration, chat and messaging tools; VR, IoT and location tracking a...

NVIDIA DRIVE Design Studio gets integrated into Qt

NVIDIA DRIVE Design Studio gets integrated into Qt

Friday, February 24, 2017 by

The Qt Company has announced that it will integrate NVIDIA DRIVE Design Studio, a 3D HMI authoring system, into the Qt ecosystem. With the use of 3D technologies increasing significantly across all industries - especially in the automotive, healthcare and industrial automation sectors - innovative 3D design tools have become highly sought after by organizations and...

Explaining the app development process to clients

Explaining the app development process to clients

Monday, February 20, 2017 by

Revenue from mobile apps is expected to reach $70 Billion in 2017. Yet, developing a successful mobile application is not an easy task. As a developer, you understand the mobile app development process, but may struggle to explain it to your clients. This misunderstanding creates challenges in the development process itself, and can even cause an unsuccessful deployment...

NoSQL provider Couchbase releases a new data platform

NoSQL provider Couchbase releases a new data platform

Friday, February 17, 2017 by

Couchbase, Inc. announced a new release of their data platform that powers web, mobile and IoT (Internet of Things) applications for digital businesses. The enhanced product suite now provides easier global application deployments, advanced security capabilities and greater development flexibility, and includes Server 4.6, Sync Gateway 1.4, Kafka Connector 3.0 and Spark...

The A to Z of low-code app development

The A to Z of low-code app development

Friday, February 10, 2017 by

As we enter 2017, we are seeing low-code app development take root across larger enterprises and smaller businesses alike. In 2016, big players like Google, Microsoft, Oracle, and Salesforce staked their claim in this market segment. Enter 2017, and we can expect the new entrants, along with incumbents such as WaveMaker, Mendix and OutSystems, to beg...

Embracing RAD app development

Embracing RAD app development

Monday, February 06, 2017 by

As successful IT departments strive to position themselves as strategic business partners, they’re continuously looking for ways to deliver more for less, and faster. To that end, there’s recently been renewed interest in Rapid Application Development (RAD) technologies. The concept of RAD is not new - it’s been around for decades. But, the emergence of more standardize...

Angular and VS 2017 support from Progress comes with new UI components

Angular and VS 2017 support from Progress comes with new UI components

Thursday, February 02, 2017 by

Release of Telerik DevCraft R1 2017 enhances offerings for modern web and mobile UI developmentProgress announced the latest release of the Progress Telerik DevCraft suite, a complete UI toolbox for web, mobile and desktop development. New capabilities support the latest programming frameworks and IDEs, including Angular, Visual Studio 2017, jQuery 3, ASP.NET Core and X...

Creating custom apps doesn't mean you have to reinvent the wheel

Creating custom apps doesn't mean you have to reinvent the wheel

Wednesday, January 11, 2017 by

New advances in technology come thick and fast, but most companies are unable to keep pace. It can be a struggle just to ensure that existing systems are kept up to date. Few companies are agile enough to leverage the latest tech and drive innovation. The idea that a new, all-encompassing, bespoke application must be developed or cobbled together is pervasive. The truth...

Appio is enabling small business to compete like never before

Appio is enabling small business to compete like never before

Tuesday, December 20, 2016 by

Appio, a new startup out of Boston run by parent company LaunchByte, is looking to sweeping small business owners off their feet. They have developed a product to help traditional small business owners stay afloat and thrive in the rapidly growing tech ecosystem that surrounds them.Most small business owners have a dream to be successful and branch out until they are no...

Creating a delegated development program using low code software

Creating a delegated development program using low code software

Monday, November 21, 2016 by

How often does someone from HR, finance, marketing or another business unit come to you with a request to develop a new business application? There’s an ever-growing collection of these open requests that you just can’t find the time to develop. Fortunately, instead of being a roadblock to these requests, you can leverage cloud-based low-code dev...

Meet Dav Glass, local hero hacker and Yahoo Distinguished Engineer

Meet Dav Glass, local hero hacker and Yahoo Distinguished Engineer

Thursday, November 10, 2016 by

Dav Glass is a Distinguished Architect for Yahoo, and has been at the company for 10 years. He works with various teams across Yahoo with their NodeJS applications and deployments, as well as other Open Source initiatives to help their developers give away and contribute to Open Source Software. Outside of Yahoo, he also coaches 3 robotics teams at a local High Sch...

What is offline-first application design anyway

What is offline-first application design anyway

Wednesday, November 09, 2016 by

Offline first application development is the latest iteration of progressive enhancement in application development. It means creating applications to work without internet access in the most resource constrained environments like underground train stations or in remote places abroad. Features can be added to make the applications more robust once internet access is ava...

Why Microservices are so important

Why Microservices are so important

Monday, November 07, 2016 by

Having been a software engineer for nearly 20 years I have an appreciation for what is important when it comes to creating great software. One of the most important things that is not well understood by non-engineers is that the development process is equal parts artistry and logic. I see software architecture to be much like artistry. This is because there is no single...

Magic xpa 3.2 launches to feed your RAD beast

Magic xpa 3.2 launches to feed your RAD beast

Thursday, November 03, 2016 by

Magic Software Enterprises just announced the latest version of its rapid application development platform, Magic xpa 3.2. The code-free Magic xpa Application Platform provides an easy-to-use, highly-productive and cost-effective development environment that lets organizations and ISVs quickly create multi-channel mobile and desktop business apps. Enhancements in the Ma...

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