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 Harris
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 Harris
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 Harris
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...
Rohan Chandran becomes Chief Product Officer of Infogroup
Monday, February 10, 2020 by Brittany Harris
Infogroup announced the hire of Rohan Chandran as chief product officer to lead the company’s data strategy and products. In this role, Chandran will drive the company’s strategy for its proprietary data and state-of-the-art technology applications.
Infogroup’s cloud-based Data Axle technology enables real-time updates to business and consumer data ...
App Search on Elasticsearch Service launches
Thursday, February 6, 2020 by Brittany Harris
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...
Diffusion 6.4 real-time API management platform lands
Wednesday, February 5, 2020 by Brittany Harris
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...
Digital Automation Intelligence (DAI) platform updates from Eggplant
Thursday, January 30, 2020 by Christian Hargrave
Eggplant announced the latest version of its Digital Automation Intelligence (DAI) Platform. The new capabilities further democratize intelligent test automation, enabling organizations to improve the quality of the digital experiences they are delivering.
The fate of digital organizations is dependent on their ability to rapidly deliver products that delight users a...
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.
Best Practices for Kubernetes deployments from Portshift
Monday, January 27, 2020 by Richard Harris
Portshift presents five security best practices for DevOps and development professionals managing Kubernetes deployments. Integrating these security measures into the CI/CD pipeline will assist organizations in the detection and remediation of security issues earlier in the development process, allowing faster and shorter cycles while assuring safe and secure deployment...
Development Orbs from CircleCI help with speed to market
Monday, January 27, 2020 by Brittany Harris
In partnership with more than 20 companies, CircleCI is releasing a number of new Orbs that provide simple out-of-the-box solutions for building, testing, updating, and deploying applications.
It has been established that nearly 50 percent of developer time is spent writing new code, improving existing code, and managing code maintenance. To improve speed to market, ...
RapidAPI now supports GraphQL
Thursday, January 23, 2020 by Richard Harris
RapidAPI announced it has added support for GraphQL APIs to its API Marketplace and has launched the first wave of GraphQL- based APIs including GitHub, GitLab, Yelp, AniList, Shopify, and more. Currently, RapidAPI has more than 10,000 REST-based APIs from companies such as Microsoft, Twilio, SendGrid, Nexmo, Skyscanner, Crunchbase, and Google. With the addition of Grap...
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 ...
Advanced barcode reader from Dynasoft is here
Thursday, January 16, 2020 by Brittany Harris
Dynamsoft has introduced its Dynamsoft Barcode Reader version 7.3 software development kit for advanced barcoding that intelligently restores physically missing parts of barcode images and that improves on the difficulties of scanning crumpled barcodes. The new SDK version also adds optical character recognition capabilities for processing text that may accompany a barc...
LogicMonitor acquires Unomaly
Thursday, January 16, 2020 by Christian Hargrave
LogicMonitor has acquired Unomaly. The acquisition accelerates LogicMonitor’s AIOps roadmap and will help ITOps teams quickly gain the intelligent insights needed to determine when and how to embrace automation to resolve IT infrastructure issues before they disrupt the business. Additionally, this will help DevOps teams access insights derived from unexpecte...
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...
Inseego announces 2nd gen 5G devices
Tuesday, January 14, 2020 by Freeman Lightner
Inseego Corp. is extending its industry leadership with a full line-up of new second-generation 5G devices that leverage the new Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ X55 5G modem. Inseego will preview its new 5G portfolio of industrial IoT, fixed wireless access and mobile broadband product lines in private briefings at CES.
Inseego 5G products will also power live demons...
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...
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....
Global gaming industry in 2019
Thursday, January 9, 2020 by Christian Hargrave
Mobile is on track to dominate the estimated $152 billion global gaming industry in 2019, accounting for 45% of the market. To help app developers and advertisers take advantage of this meteoric growth, Adjust, the industry leader in mobile measurement, fraud prevention, and cybersecurity, has become the first mobile measurement partner in Unity Technologies’ Veri...
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.
How cloud computing is changing the developer world
Thursday, January 2, 2020 by Richard Harris
Cloud computing is continuing to change the way the world builds and interacts with technology, and the developers that make that possible are under more pressure than ever to keep innovating and pushing boundaries. With the launch of the latest version of its Cloud Pak for Data, IBM is helping them do just that, all while prioritizing what matters most: data privacy an...
2019 Quantum Computing Industry Retrospective
Tuesday, December 31, 2019 by Richard Harris
Michael Biercuk, founder and CEO of Q-CTRL, is considered one of the world's leading experts in quantum computing. As we round the corner into 2020, he shares his thoughts on the year in quantum computing and predictions for next year below.
The most significant industry accomplishments
"I think there is no doubt that the demonstration of&...
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 ...
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...
eBays Buy APIs generate $1B GMB globally
Thursday, December 12, 2019 by Christian Hargrave
eBay’s Buy APIs (APIs geared towards third party developers) have now generated $1 billion in GMB (gross merchandise bought) globally – just three years after launch.
eBay’s Buy APIs empower third-party developers to integrate eBay inventory into websites and applications for partnered social sites, merchants, marketplaces, or any other p...
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...