Iowa caucus app woes from a developer perspective
Friday, February 21, 2020 by Richard Harris
Whether the issues behind the Iowa Democratic Caucus app debacle were specific to UX, connectivity, traffic, or just good ol’ fashioned reluctance to embrace the technology, the ramifications of this mess will be felt for a long time – the hanging chad of the new decade. So are apps out? Absolutely not, but things are going to have to change.
Evolution of Infrastructure as a Service
Thursday, February 20, 2020 by Richard Harris
Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) has changed the world. In the past, a company had to invest time and resources into building and operating its own servers. So much effort went into maintaining infrastructure, that little time remained for focusing on the company mission. IaaS changed all that. Today, a provider like AWS will build the server farm. A software company ...
Linux and LISH release census for open source security
Wednesday, February 19, 2020 by Brittany Hainzinger
The Linux Foundation’s Core Infrastructure Initiative (CII) and the Laboratory for Innovation Science at Harvard (LISH), announced the release of ‘Vulnerabilities in the Core,’ a Preliminary Report and Census II of Open Source Software.
This Census II analysis and report represent important steps towards understanding and addressing structural and s...
Red Hat OpenShift now available for IBM and LinuxONE
Tuesday, February 18, 2020 by Brittany Hainzinger
Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform is generally available for IBM Z® and IBM LinuxONE™.
“Containers are the next generation of software-defined compute that enterprises will leverage to accelerate their digital transformation initiatives,” says Gary Chen, Research Director at IDC. “IDC estimates that 71% of organizations are in the proce...
Making hardware easy for software developers
Monday, February 17, 2020 by Richard Harris
Emerging developments in everything from 5G and autonomous cars to the latest in scientific research are requiring hardware that can reliably, rapidly and efficiently perform unique tasks and can be adapted to meet changing standards and specifications.
In this article, Ramine Roane, vice president of AI and software at Xilinx, discusses how new and existing adaptabl...
Justin Dolly becomes Chief Security Officer at Sauce Labs
Wednesday, February 12, 2020 by Brittany Hainzinger
Sauce Labs Inc. announced the appointment of Justin Dolly as chief security officer. A security industry veteran with more than 20 years of experience, Dolly will develop, implement, and enforce the company’s long-term security strategy, ensuring its customers have the highest level of protection to support their digital goals. The hiring of Dolly follows the rece...
NoSQL DBaaS, Couchbase Cloud arrives
Tuesday, February 11, 2020 by Richard Harris
Couchbase introduced Couchbase Cloud, a fully-managed Database-as-a-Service (DBaaS). Couchbase Cloud enables enterprises to host their data within their own Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) for greater control and ownership, and pay for only what they use. Customers can now experience best-in-class performance and availability from the most powerful NoSQL database technology...
App Search on Elasticsearch Service launches
Thursday, February 6, 2020 by Brittany Hainzinger
Elastic the company behind Elasticsearch and the Elastic Stack, is excited to announce the general availability of Elastic App Search on Elasticsearch Service.
Elastic App Search is a ready-to-use, fully complete search solution with user-friendly relevance tuning and analytics built-in. And starting today, users can deploy App Search instances with the click of a bu...
Applitools Visual AI Rockstar Hackathon winners
Thursday, February 6, 2020 by Richard Harris
Applitools announced the 100 winners and 10 Grand Prize winners of the Global Visual AI Rockstar Hackathon. The hackathon’s objective was to see which of the participants could comprehensively catch and fix functional and visual bugs using both their preferred code-based approach and Visual AI.
Out of 3,000 participants and 300 finalists, the top 100 winn...
Microsoft DART team tracks 77k active web shells
Thursday, February 6, 2020 by Brittany Hainzinger
In a blog post promoting the capabilities of its commercial security platform, Microsoft said that on a daily basis the company's security team detects and tracks on average around 77,000 active web shells, spread across 46,000 infected servers.
According to ZDNet, these numbers are staggering, since the 77,000 figure is far larger than any previous reports about...
Diffusion 6.4 real-time API management platform lands
Wednesday, February 5, 2020 by Brittany Hainzinger
Push Technology released the Diffusion 6.4 Real-Time API Management Platform. With the new release, data model creation and maintenance is simplified, resulting in faster development, increased data stream integration efficiency, and assured data delivery priority -- no matter the size or source of the data.
Easy data stream integration and management
New outsourced app development service launches
Friday, January 31, 2020 by Richard Harris
System Soft Technologies (SSTech) announced the formal launch of an application development outsourcing service to help SMBs drive the innovation required to meet the demands of digital transformation.
The AppSimpleTM service successfully offered in beta in 2019, supplements and enhances the design, test, and deployment skills and experience of SMBs’ in-house t...
Arria NLG Studio for BI now integrates directly with TIBCO Spotfire
Tuesday, January 28, 2020 by Brittany Hainzinger
Arria NLG announced that its flagship offering of Arria NLG Studio for BI now integrates directly with TIBCO Spotfire.
Arria transforms business intelligence (BI) dashboards, providing executives with faster, more complete insights and the knowledge to take decisive actions. Arria NLG Studio, an extension that connects directly to TIBCO Spotfire, allows users to quic...
Breakthrough in voice biometric optimization comes with IDVoice 2.11
Monday, January 27, 2020 by Freeman Lightner
ID R&D announced the newest release of its voice biometric solution, IDVoiceTM version 2.11. This release delivers a breakthrough in voice biometric optimization with an AI-based SDK of under 1MB, enabling voice biometrics to be implemented on the edge - from chips to IoT devices - for a new era of security and personalization in the voice-enabled UX.
CircleCI now integrates with Google, AWS, Salesforce and many more
Wednesday, January 22, 2020 by Richard Harris
CircleCI announced a suite of orb integrations with twenty partners such as AWS, Google Cloud, Salesforce, among others. These orbs allow developers to automate deploys in minutes directly from their CI/CD pipeline.
To improve speed to market, developer teams have advanced from automating their testing to the next stage of DevOps maturity - automating their deploys. ...
Morten Bagai joins GRAX from Salesforce.com
Wednesday, January 22, 2020 by Christian Hargrave
GRAX announced that Morten Bagai has joined the team as the company's first Chief Technology Officer.
In this role, Morten will drive GRAX's technology vision and execution, guiding the team to build a platform for deriving strategic value from data. He will be based in Los Angeles and will report to CEO Joe Gaska.
Morten joins GRAX from Salesforce.com, wh...
Comparing IT operations and IT service teams
Friday, January 17, 2020 by Richard Harris
As CIOs look ahead to 2020, they need to address the growing convergence of IT services and IT operations by implementing strategies to break down silos between departments. Vidhya Srinivasan, VP of Solution Marketing and Digital Service Management & Operations at BMC Software, recently sat with us to discuss how organizations can run and reinvent their businesses w...
Over one million unique component downloads from OutSystems Forge
Friday, January 17, 2020 by Freeman Lightner
OutSystems announced that the OutSystems Forge has surpassed more than one million unique component downloads, fueled by increasing demand for agility as part of the app development process.
One of the main hubs for OutSystems developers, the Forge enables first-timers and veterans alike to quickly access over 2,500 assets that boost productivity when building their ...
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...
Tracing serverless Node.js functions
Monday, January 13, 2020 by Christian Hargrave
Instana announced the ability to trace serverless Node.js functions running on AWS Lambda. The new capabilities, which require zero code modification, deliver superior native serverless tracing automatically, providing performance metrics beyond, and independently from, X-Ray.
“As companies continue to push the envelope in creating smaller, more dynamic service...
Testing solution to make AI more human launches from Applause
Monday, January 13, 2020 by Brittany Hainzinger
Artificial intelligence (AI) is quickly reaching the mainstream. Once the stuff of science fiction, AI is now used to automate many mundane tasks to make our lives easier. And from a business perspective, AI helps brands personalize digital experiences, save money, and improve customer satisfaction and loyalty.
While the excitement around AI is substantial, one area ...
All things Java
Friday, January 10, 2020 by Richard Harris
In an age when there is a constant demand for new, especially when it comes to technology, some things continue to stand the test of time. Java, for example, has been around for decades, but it is still the go-to programming language for untold numbers of developers. In fact, the language has never fallen below No. 2 on the Tiobe Index, and as of August 2019, it was No....
Applause Platform improves quality assurance platform
Thursday, January 9, 2020 by Richard Harris
Quality assurance (QA) is a rapidly changing field, a result of dev and engineering teams moving faster and releasing more frequently. Applause – the leading crowdtesting provider – is looking to evolve along with QA. The company recently launched Applause Labs, an innovation engine where it hopes to develop new concepts for companies’ QA processes.
Build vs buying mobile app code
Saturday, December 28, 2019 by Robert Castles
In the business world, it’s sometimes easy to forget that the end customer is still a human being. Consumer technology has spoiled us, in a good way, and now users are demanding the same level of customer experience and problem-solving from business applications as they get from the technologies ubiquitous in their day-to-day personal lives. This leaves companies ...
GE expands intelligent health ecosystem
Thursday, December 19, 2019 by Richard Harris
GE Healthcare launched the Edison Developer Program to accelerate the adoption and impact of intelligent applications and developer services across health systems. The program is based on Edison, GE Healthcare’s secure intelligence platform, and helps healthcare providers gain easier access to market-ready algorithms and applications by directly integrating these ...
Code Cube can teach coding concepts to kids
Tuesday, December 17, 2019 by Brittany Hainzinger
The cube you see attached to students' wrists with LED images scrolling across the screen and beeping a little ditty? Oh, the students coded that themselves.
Pitsco Education's newest creation, Code Cube, is perfect for presenting coding concepts to boys and girls at the upper-elementary level. The wearable tech learning tool offers teachers and students a tr...
Decentralized technologies solve Illiquidity problems
Tuesday, December 17, 2019 by Richard Harris
Illiquidity is one of the major factors affecting global financial markets. Digitizing new assets and finding corresponding buyers and sellers is difficult and costly. Much has been said about the potential for decentralized technologies to solve these problems, but current offerings fundamentally lack the necessary performance guarantees, feature set, and architectural...
From monolith to microservices: Why Credit Karma made the switch
Thursday, December 12, 2019 by Richard Harris
Credit Karma, the personal finance technology company powering more than 100M members, migrated from monolith to microservices, which they say has vastly increased developer efficiency for its engineering team, which makes up more than half of Credit Karma’s 1000+ employee base.
We caught up with Nick Nance, VP of Engineering at Credit Karma, to chat about w...
eBay's vision of INAR
Wednesday, December 4, 2019 by Richard Harris
Governing and understanding the vast ecosystem in a service architecture is challenging – and with over 3,000 service application clusters in its production system, this is particularly true for eBay. Each application evolves independently with different features and development methods. Efficient development can be inhibited by a lack of documentation and not hav...
Improving software quality through Anaxi
Monday, December 2, 2019 by Christian Hargrave
Anaxi announced the mobile availability of Sentry application monitoring and error reporting, giving product development teams the ability to manage their software projects through the entire lifecycle from inception to production – improving software quality with user data gathered by Sentry.
Anaxi’s app integrates the tools that developers are already u...
MuleSoft announces new tools
Monday, November 25, 2019 by Freeman Lightner
MuleSoft, the provider of the platform for building application networks, has announced new tools, pre-packaged connectors, and learning modules to empower anyone to compose connected customer experiences, without writing a single line of code. Now anyone can become an Integration Trailblazer and easily connect data sources – wherever that data resides; accel...
Volterra emerges from Stealth
Friday, November 22, 2019 by Christian Hargrave
Volterra announced it has launched from two years of stealth operations with over $50 million in funding to date. Investors include top-tier venture capital firms Khosla Ventures, Mayfield and M12 (Microsoft’s venture fund), as well as a growing set of strategic investors/partners including Itochu Technology Ventures and Samsung NEXT. Volterra’s launch come...
The outside-In approach to IT
Friday, November 22, 2019 by Freeman Lightner
Information technology and services are undergoing an evolution. Too often, back-office IT organizations fixate on “IT-centric” outcomes, such as uptime and risk reduction, without tying the conversation back to the business. But now, more and more organizations are taking Gartner’s recommendations and changing the conversation to focus on business out...
API Manager 3 from WSO2 released
Monday, November 18, 2019 by Richard Harris
APIs are the essential building blocks of digital businesses—assembling data, events and services from within the organization, throughout ecosystems, and across devices. This is driving new demands for organizations to create and monetize APIs and API products; maximize adoption and reuse across internal and external portals and API marketplaces; and ensure API s...
Quras is now listed on BiKi
Monday, November 18, 2019 by Christian Hargrave
Quras has announced a partnership with BiKi. As of November 1st, Quras' native token (XQC) is listed and active on BiKi's trading platform. This strategic partnership strengthens Quras' position in the Asian market, expanding its market share through BiKi's large and growing user base of over 2 million people globally. Together, Quras and BiKi look to br...