Why you should pace yourself with application modernization
Wednesday, June 17, 2020 by Snjezana Cvoro-Begovic
In business and in life, it’s natural to set goals. Like many of us, you probably establish goals based on what you can accomplish in the short term, while gauging what it will take in terms of resources, assets and time.
But you may also embrace the idea of stretch goals, which help with motivation and permission to be ambitious, sometimes enabling us to...
Neo4j the graph database
Tuesday, January 14, 2020 by Richard Harris
ADM: What is Neo4j?
Hunger: Neo4j is an open-source, native graph database that provides an ACID-compliant transactional backend for your applications. Initial development began in 2003, but it has been publicly available since 2007. Neo4j is referred to as a native graph database because it efficiently implements the property graph model down to the storage level. T...
Top 10 developer technologies in 2019
Thursday, October 24, 2019 by Richard Harris
Pluralsight, Inc. announced that it has expanded its Technology Index tool to address the most in-demand technologies for IT operations, information security, and data professionals in addition to the previously existing ranking of top in-demand software developer languages.
In-demand technologies according to Technology Index
Pluralsight's expanded ...
.NET Core 3.0 is here
Wednesday, September 25, 2019 by Richard Harris
Microsoft has announced the release of .NET Core 3.0. It includes many improvements, including adding Windows Forms and WPF, adding new JSON APIs, support for ARM64 and improving performance across the board. C# 8 is also part of this release, which includes nullable, async streams, and more patterns. F# 4.7 is included and focused on relaxing syntax and targeting .NET ...
CircleCI for Microsoft Windows is here
Wednesday, August 7, 2019 by Richard Harris
CircleCI launched the general availability of support for Windows jobs. Organizations such as Angular, Samsung NEXT are able to achieve further flexibility over their development pipelines with the addition of Windows.
According to Stack Overflow’s 2019 Developer Survey, nearly half of respondents reported building on Windows, yet no native Windo...
The 10 most indemand job tech skills in 2019 so far
Wednesday, March 6, 2019 by Richard Harris
Indeed (job search website), analyzed job postings from the last three months to find out which tech skills are in most demand by employers right now.
Methodology: Indeed analyzed data on its job site to identify the most common tech skills by calculating the percentage of job postings that contain the skills over the last three months in the US.
The list is ranke...
Tuesday, December 18, 2018 by Christian Hargrave
These new features will empower developers with new conveniences for users. Users can scan barcodes in real-time from a browser using their smartphone without requiring an a...
Telerik developer tools get many new .NET components
Wednesday, October 24, 2018 by Richard Harris
Progress announced the latest release Telerik tooling for .NET developers. With the new release, Progress now offers over twenty new Telerik components and expands the most popular components, including Grid and Charts. It also adds new themes including a Material inspired theme and a Mac inspired Crystal theme.
Progress has released new components including:
GitHub Actions and other announcements from GitHub Universe
Wednesday, October 17, 2018 by Richard Harris
GitHub, the soon to be acquired by Microsoft company, has always been known for its source code repository capabilities for developers. But why just store the code on a platform when you can run it too?
At its annual developer conference, GitHub Universe, they announced Actions, which is essentially a way to help automate your development workflows. Actions use...
New STO planning software emerges
Wednesday, June 6, 2018 by Stuart Parkerson
STOlogix has announced the launch of a new front-end software solution which streamlines the functionality of complex and disparate software applications required for STO planning. The new software solution, STOplanner, is being developed by KAP Project Services, a leading project controls and project services provider for the oil, gas and petrochemical industries.Accor...
Node.js developer survey reveals unique environment insights
Tuesday, June 5, 2018 by Richard Harris
The Node.js Foundation announced the availability of its Node.js User Survey Report. Key findings of the survey reveal the benefits of Node.js expand over time, resulting most often in improved developer productivity and satisfaction and reduced development costs. Containers and cloud-native computing are on the rise with 58% of overall users noting they using Kubernete...
Futureproof lowcode development is here
Wednesday, May 23, 2018 by Christian Hargrave
AgilePoint NX is a low-code development platform that is helping both developers and “citizen programmers” to implement and deploy cross-functional/cross-organizational business apps into digital processes across multiple environments and cloud platforms.AgilePoint NX allows organizations to extend functionality via industry standard technologies, such as HTML5/JavaScri...
Making chatbots seem more human with a new conversational UI
Tuesday, May 8, 2018 by Richard Harris
Forrester recognizes Prevoty for it's RASP
Monday, April 2, 2018 by Richard Harris
Prevoty is cited as the leader of runtime application self-protection (RASP) technologies in The Forrester New Wave: Runtime Application Self-Protection, Q1 2018, released recently. Analysts from the influential research and advisory firm evaluated the eight most significant RASP vendors, interviewed customers, received demonstrations, and measured each solution against...
CSHTML5 released to build HTML5 Apps with CSharp
Tuesday, February 27, 2018 by Christian Hargrave
C#/XAML for HTML5 just entered the last stage of development before its 1.0 milestone. Known as CSHTML5, this Visual Studio extension will be released by Userware on Feb 26 as a Release Candidate, providing developers with a new way to develop web apps.Developers are now able to use C# and XAML to write apps that run in the browser. Absolutely no knowledge of HTML5 or J...
Realm extends commitment for Microsoft .Net mobile platform
Tuesday, November 21, 2017 by Christian Hargrave
Realm has announced Realm .NET, a comprehensive initiative to make it easier for Microsoft developers to build real-time, responsive mobile apps. Making Realm increasingly compatible with the modern Microsoft stack, Realm .NET extends the company’s mobile data platform to the .NET developer ecosystem and Universal Windows Platform, extending Realm’s long-standing suppor...
Netsil emerges from stealth with new AOC
Tuesday, September 26, 2017 by Richard Harris
Netsil has launched from stealth by unveiling the Netsil Application Operations Center (AOC), a universal observability and monitoring platform for modern cloud applications. With the AOC, Netsil enables DevOps teams to gain complete visibility into all the services and their dependencies, with absolutely no code changes required. As a result, DevOps teams are able to r...
Lowcode app development considerations
Friday, September 8, 2017 by Richard Harris
Love them or hate them, low-code platforms have made some notable impacts in the enterprise mobile app software development industry. The simple ease of use and low costs of such platforms at the expense of some creative freedoms has proven to be a revolutionary practice.That's why we sat down and had a chat with the experts to learn more on how low-code fares in the pr...
OpenShift Online lets developers deploy and scale public cloudnative apps
Tuesday, July 11, 2017 by Christian Hargrave
Red Hat, Inc. has introduced the next generation of Red Hat OpenShift Online, their open source, container-native, multi-tenant cloud platform. Based on the same Linux container- and Kubernetes-based foundation as the OpenShift Container Platform, OpenShift Online gives developers the ability to quickly and easily build, deploy and scale cloud-native applications in a p...
With DevOps security must work differently
Tuesday, June 27, 2017 by Richard Harris
Because “software is eating the world,” as Mark Andreessen famously noted, application security gets harder every day; every line of code written opens organizations to new vulnerabilities and breaches. Furthermore, legacy solutions, such as static analysis, dynamic analysis and web application firewalls have failed to keep pace with Agile and DevOps practices. Teams ne...
Analytics and data SDK released by 1010data
Friday, April 21, 2017 by Richard Harris
1010data, Inc. just released its improved application development Software Development Kits (SDKs), designed to support application development and integration across enterprise operations. With enhancements to its .NET and Java SDKs, as well as a new Python SDK, 1010data’s new tools enable developers to build powerful and scalable applications on top of the 1010data In...
NoSQL provider Couchbase releases a new data platform
Friday, February 17, 2017 by Richard Harris
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...
80 percent of web apps have security flaws
Tuesday, February 14, 2017 by Richard Harris
Data collected by Contrast Labs has revealed that sensitive data exposures, which include missing and weak encryption, are the top vulnerability plaguing 69 percent of web applications and accounting for 26 percent of all vulnerabilities. Their research has also found that 80 percent of tested software applications had at least one vulnerability, with an average of 45 v...
App customer loyalty: 3 things to look for in a loyalty API
Tuesday, February 14, 2017 by Christopher Barnard
For the modern consumer, rewards are an essential part of their shopping experience; just last year the number of loyalty program memberships in the United States topped three billion - a 26 percent increase from 2013. With a growing demand for loyalty programs, there is no better time for developers to incorporate loyalty into their products, apps, point of sale softwa...
Progress Telerik UI goes open source
Thursday, February 9, 2017 by Richard Harris
Progress has announced that it has open sourced Progress Telerik UI for Universal Windows Platform (UWP), a set of native UI controls for building Windows apps, and is in the process of donating to the .NET Foundation in an effort to help foster the open development of the .NET ecosystem. Progress Telerik UI for UWP is popular within the 2.1 million strong Progress deve...
Angular and VS 2017 support from Progress comes with new UI components
Thursday, February 2, 2017 by Richard Harris
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...
3 reasons low code software is helping IT departments be superheroes
Thursday, December 1, 2016 by Eduardo Cruz
Although we’ve long since entered the digital age, many organizations remain saddled with legacy IT systems, unable to keep up with the growing and ever-changing demands of the business. Not only that, with resources stretched, many IT departments are left with no choice but to prioritize day-to-day management over business innovation. And yet despite considerable chall...
Connect() 2016 Announcements from Microsoft
Wednesday, November 16, 2016 by Richard Harris
Microsoft’s developer event Connect() 2016 just kicked off in New York, and Microsoft shared announcements that demonstrate its vision of enabling the future of development for any developer, building any application, on any platform.Highlights of the new partnerships and updated developer tools, services and offerings from Visual Studio and SQL Server announced during,...
Why software is no longer being written from scratch
Tuesday, November 1, 2016 by Richard Harris
Application developers are increasingly reliant on open source component parts because pre-fabricated components speed up innovation and save developers the time (and money) of having to write code from scratch.But with 6.1% of component downloads containing a known security vulnerability it’s inevitable that defective parts will make their way into production – especia...
JFrog talks about Artifactory and Bintray for DevOps and developers
Wednesday, October 5, 2016 by Richard Harris
JFrog provides infrastructure for software build, management and delivery in open-source, on-premise and SaaS cloud solutions. Their technology helps enterprises accelerate software development cycles by changing the way developers and DevOps teams manage their binary artifacts. We sat down with Shlomi Ben Haim, CEO of JFrog, to find out more about the company, and to g...
Microsoft Azure Marketplace Gets InMemory Computing Image From Hazelcast
Tuesday, August 30, 2016 by Stuart Parkerson
Hazelcast has released the open source version of Hazelcast 3.6.3 as an image in the Microsoft Azure Marketplace to allow Microsoft Azure customers to run and provision Hazelcast for in-memory computing. Hazelcast provides an in-memory data layer that scales elastically with demand. Cloud developers can drop Hazelcast into their applic...
Hazelcast Releases Updates to Its Open Source InMemory Computing Platform
Wednesday, August 24, 2016 by Stuart Parkerson
Hazelcast has released the latest version of its Hazelcast open source in-memory data grid which the company says is 30% faster than previous versions and is the first fully modularized version of Hazelcast. The Hazelcast operational in-memory computing platform helps companies manage their data and distribute processing using in-memory storage and parallel execution fo...
Save $600 Bucks Registering Early for The QCon Developer Conference
Sunday, August 14, 2016 by Richard Harris
The QCon Developer Conference will be held at the Hyatt Regency San Francisco which is located on the on the Embarcadero waterfront from November 7-9. A practitioner-driven conference, QCon is designed for technical team leads, architects, engineering directors, and project managers. The event will offer more than 90 editorial presentations plus 36 sponsored presentatio...
Looking at the Future of .NET
Friday, August 12, 2016 by Ed Charbeneau
Exciting times lie ahead for .NET developers. Earlier this year during Build, Microsoft’s biggest developer event, clear roadmaps were given on the future of .NET and C#. Microsoft is re-positioning .NET to be a platform that can be written anywhere and run anywhere, which is a big departure from its long history of proprietary technologies.
SmartBear Adds .NET Framework Functionality to Its API Testing Framework
Wednesday, July 27, 2016 by Stuart Parkerson
SmartBear Software has announced that API developers using Visual Studio to build software using the open source .NET Framework can now utilize the SmartBear’s Ready! TestServer API testing framework.In April SmartBear announced similar support for Java developers using tools like Eclipse, IntelliJ and others. With the .Net announcement developers can now use the open s...