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Serve-images-in-next-gen-formats-as-the-browser-war-rages-on

Serve images in next-gen formats as the browser war rages on


Wednesday, December 2, 2020 by

The browser wars are far from over, with an invisible battle going on underneath the hood every time we access a website - the victims are innovation and customer satisfaction. That biggest battle is the fight over the next-gen file formats and codecs for images and videos, the key elements that make up any modern online experience, and most web traffic today. Despit...


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Fourth annual DevSecOps survey from Gitlab


Monday, May 18, 2020 by

GitLab released the results of its fourth annual DevSecOps survey uncovering how roles across software development teams have changed as more teams adopt DevOps. The survey of over 3,650 respondents from 21 countries worldwide found that rising rates of DevOps adoption and implementation of new tools has led to sweeping changes in job functions, tool choices and or...


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Arria NLG Studio for BI now integrates directly with TIBCO Spotfire


Tuesday, January 28, 2020 by

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...


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Preview for Blockstack's new smartcontracting language


Tuesday, July 2, 2019 by

Blockstack PBC has released the first preview for its new smart contracting language, Clarity, ahead of its official launch later this year. The new language is designed to empower developers to create reliable smart contracts that reduce the risk of fatal flaws and bugs, which have resulted in well-publicized hacks and widespread damage, prior to launching applications...


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Twitter teams up with MoPub


Thursday, May 30, 2019 by

Back in March, Twitter shared how MoPub’s impression-level revenue data will enable mobile app publishers to understand true ads lifetime value (LTV) of users, which allows UA teams to better optimize paid user acquisition. Now, we’re extremely excited to announce the offering of this mission-critical solution to our full-platform publishers. Publishers will...


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Productive app updates while prioritizing the customer


Monday, February 25, 2019 by

Product innovation is essential for companies that want to have a high-performing app. Top companies that stay ahead of the curve are constantly changing, experimenting and creating new ways for users to engage with products. However, when implementing new app features or experiences, customers need to be at the center of the innovation process. Companies can use tes...


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Job skills developers need to stay competitive in 2019


Monday, February 4, 2019 by

Software development is one of the fastest-growing professions as businesses across all industries transform into tech companies. With over 475,000 open computing jobs in the U.S. alone, businesses are facing steep competition for the technical talent they need. HackerRank released its annual 2019 Developer Skills Report, surveying over 71,000 software developers from m...


Developer-collaboration-tools-and-tips-from-someone-who-knows

Developer collaboration tools and tips from someone who knows


Thursday, August 23, 2018 by

Lots of organizations claim to prioritize transparency. And there are certainly plenty of tools out there that make it easy for coworkers to share information and communicate, but does that always equate to transparency? Why are people often dissatisfied with their companies' approach to developer collaboration and team collaboration in general? We connected...


What-American-companies-can-learn-from-Europe

What American companies can learn from Europe's new GDPR laws


Wednesday, June 13, 2018 by

People around the world have recently started to receive tons of emails from companies updating their privacy policies. Naturally, many ask, why this is happening, and the ones with a deeper understanding of the process mutter a four-letter combination - GDPR. While an astounding part of the US Senate appears to be confused about the concept of Net Neutrality, Europe&rs...


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Why developers run away from security updates


Monday, April 16, 2018 by

Veracode, Inc. has released new data that shines a light on the discrepancy between component security and hygiene. According to the research conducted with Vanson Bourne, only 52 percent of developers using commercial or open source components in their applications update those components when a new security vulnerability is announced. This highlights organizations’ la...


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Continuous testing challenges for dev teams in 2018


Friday, January 12, 2018 by

Today’s world revolves around digital technologies. For example, consider how much time you spend on your cell phone in a single day. According to analytics firm Flurry, it’s more than five hours. From making calls to utilizing things like social media. banking and healthcare apps, there’s an app for just about everything. But what if the apps that help run our lives su...


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Cisco releases security connector app for iOS devices


Tuesday, January 2, 2018 by

Cisco announced the availability of Cisco Security Connector, a security app designed to give enterprises the deepest visibility and control over network activity on iOS devices, now in the App Store.Apple has designed iOS to be secure from the ground up and to be simple, intuitive, and powerful for users. By using iPhones and iPads with iOS 11 and Cisco Security Connec...


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Community Data License Agreement announced by Linux Foundation


Wednesday, October 25, 2017 by

The Linux Foundation has announced the Community Data License Agreement (CDLA) family of open data agreements. In an era of expansive and often underused data, the CDLA licenses are an effort to define a licensing framework to support collaborative communities built around curating and sharing “open” data. Inspired by the collaborative software development models of ope...


VMware-CodeHouse-increases-the-representation-of-women-in-tech

VMware CodeHouse increases the representation of women in tech


Monday, July 17, 2017 by

VMware CodeHouse is a three-day coding experience where the brightest female engineering students from top universities across the U.S. come together to harness the power of collective thought and compete to develop the strongest solutions for increasing the representation of women in technology. We recently spoke with Laura Greenwald, VMware's Global Head of Talent Acq...


NetFish-app-guides-you-to-catch-more-fish

NetFish app guides you to catch more fish


Thursday, June 22, 2017 by

Many people spend more time planning a fishing trip than actually fishing. All that is changed with the launch of ReelSonars new free mobile app - NetFish. Whether you're new to fishing or a seasoned angler, NetFish will guide you on when, where, and what fish to catch. And as weather and water temperatures continually change, the app predicts where and when fish are bi...


AppsFlyer-releases-Active-Fraud-Insights-2.0

AppsFlyer releases Active Fraud Insights 2.0


Monday, May 29, 2017 by

AppsFlyer has announced Active Fraud Insights 2.0 in conjunction with a release addressing the responsibility of ad networks to combat mobile fraud and beginning an initiative to regulate the AppsFlyer ecosystem with a review of its 2,500+ integrated ad networks to ensure they are minimizing fraudulent traffic being sent to marketers.Active Fraud Insights 2.0 is part of...


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The hottest skills needed in the freelance job market to get hired


Thursday, May 4, 2017 by

Upwork has released its newest quarterly index of the hottest skills in the U.S. freelance job market. The Upwork Skills Index ranks the site’s 20 fastest-growing skills and is part of a quarterly series that sheds light on new and emerging skills freelancers are providing. According to a recent report, nearly half (49%) of hiring managers use freelancers to access skil...


Jenkins-Blue-Ocean-helps-DevOps-adopt-continuous-delivery

Jenkins Blue Ocean helps DevOps adopt continuous delivery


Friday, April 7, 2017 by

The Jenkins project, comprised of a community of practitioners using Jenkins, has released (1.0) and general availability of Blue Ocean, its dramatic new UX implementation. The anticipated launch of Blue Ocean brings a new user experience to Jenkins based on a personalized, modern design that allows users to graphically create, visualize and diagnose continuous delivery...


How-to-integrate-business-priorities-into-the-DevOps-process

How to integrate business priorities into the DevOps process


Wednesday, March 8, 2017 by

The business case for enterprise mobile applications is in crisis. Enterprises increased their spend on mobile application development to more than 10% of their overall budgets in 2016, yet fewer than 1% of mobile apps are successful, according to research firm, Gartner.To address this disturbing trend, enterprises are re-envisioning their mobile application development...


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Travelport Hotelzon app gets a facelift with new features


Sunday, February 19, 2017 by

Travelport Hotelzon has upgraded its hotel booking app with the addition of numerous new features and additional content. Designed to meet the increasing consumer-driven demands of the ever-connected corporate traveler, the updated mobile app version of the Hotelzon site enables travelers to easily search, book, amend and cancel hotels whilst on the move and within thei...


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Tapdaq launches ad mediation layer so developers can earn more revenue


Tuesday, December 6, 2016 by

Tapdaq has launched its unbiased ad mediation platform to help mobile developers earn as much revenue as possible through their in-app advertising. The company, which also enables mobile developers to grow and retain their app’s user base through efficient cross-promotion, is shaking up an industry it says is riddled with problems.A good ad mediation platform makes mone...


Blockchain-is-gaining-momentum-in-the-fintech-industry

Blockchain is gaining momentum in the fintech industry


Monday, October 24, 2016 by

Blockchain is a secure funds transfer system. Essentially, it’s a shared-database technology based around a public ledger of transactions executed using the currency to which it’s connected. The blockchain acts as a permanent record of transactions, with recent transactions moving into a block, and once the block is completed, it is moved into a permanent database. Thes...


IBM:-Humanizing-Digital-Conversations

IBM: Humanizing Digital Conversations


Friday, October 7, 2016 by

In the Watson Cognitive services portfolio, there are services such as Personality Insights, Sentiment Analysis, Emotion Analysis, Tone Analyzer and Intent Detector (called Natural Language Classifier). These services enable the inference of one’s personality traits, sentiments, emotions, communication tones and the intents expressed by people in their writing respectiv...


QASymphony-Releases-Survey-on-TestFirst-Methodologies-for-Software-Testing

QASymphony Releases Survey on TestFirst Methodologies for Software Testing


Thursday, July 28, 2016 by

QASymphony has released the results of a survey of more than 200 software testers as part of QASymphony’s first “State of Test-First Methodologies” report. The survey was conducted online in February.Among the key findings from the survey was that Test-First methodologies – though still in their infancy from a global adoption perspective – have the potential to signific...


Coupa-Software-Releases-New-CloudBased-Spend-Management-Solutions

Coupa Software Releases New CloudBased Spend Management Solutions


Saturday, May 14, 2016 by

Coupa Software, a cloud-based spend management solutions provider, has announced Coupa Release 15 (R15), which includes a hyperlocalized language feature that allows businesses to personalize their application language to their business vocabulary and collect end-user translation suggestions and make language changes instantly. The release also adds in context recommend...


Updates-Made-to-Google-Play-Developer-Policy-Center

Updates Made to Google Play Developer Policy Center


Wednesday, March 9, 2016 by

When you have one of the two largest app marketplaces in the world, it’s a tall order when making sure there is an ongoing positive experience for both users and app developers. The is the responsibility the Google Play team and its Developer Program Policies face in maintaining an app ecosystem through educating the Android developer community and defining appropriate ...


The-Product-Owner-Role-When-Scaling-Scrum

The Product Owner Role When Scaling Scrum


Tuesday, February 23, 2016 by

A Scrum team is made up of a Product Owner, development team and Scrum master. This model works incredibly well at the team level. But what happens to the Product Owner role when we scale up? Product Owner at the Single Team Level The Scrum guide is a model of precise and clarity. In only 17 pages (16 if you exclude the end note and acknowledgements) it descri...


Become-a-Rock-Star-App-Developer-10-Minutes

Become a Rock Star App Developer 10 Minutes


Tuesday, January 26, 2016 by

The key to becoming an incredible developer in a short amount of time is giving yourself help. It takes a healthy dose of guidance, both from resources you develop internally as well as from users who can provide invaluable feedback in making design decisions and fine-tuning interfaces to ensure easy usability and universal appeal. A capacity to accept this help an...


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Drew Burns of Adobe Weighs in on Mobile Marketing for 2016


Wednesday, January 13, 2016 by

As the app market continues to explode (see our recently published article “App Usage Grows by 58% in 2015 and Shows No Sigh of Slowing Down”) app publishers will have to continue to improve and update their app marketing tactics as competition continues to increase. We visited with Drew Burns who is the senior product marketing manager for Adobe Target and wo...


MBaaS:-The-Missing-Piece-in-Your-Mobile-App-Strategy

MBaaS: The Missing Piece in Your Mobile App Strategy


Sunday, December 13, 2015 by

There is not an IT team out there that isn’t feeling the pressure to feed their customers, employees, and other stakeholder’s insatiable appetite for mobile solutions. The problem grows daily and developers have to work smarter and faster to meet the increasing demand.Fortunately, a growing number of services are being introduced within the industry to help alleviate th...


Developing-a-Functional-Reporting-Framework-for-Software-Testing

Developing a Functional Reporting Framework for Software Testing


Thursday, August 27, 2015 by

In software development and testing, an important element for continual improvement is proactive, repetitive measurement of key metrics, documented through well-designed and executed reports that enable organizations to effect positive change. Yet, many organizations either struggle to identify the most meaningful metrics and KPIs (key performance indicators), or they a...


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Samsung Galaxy S6 Helps Android Reclaim US Market Share


Wednesday, July 1, 2015 by

Samsung’s first month of Galaxy S6 sales has helped Android reclaim market share in the US, where it has increased by 2.8 percentage points to 64.9% for the three months ending in May 2015, according to the latest smartphone sales data from Kantar Worldpanel ComTech. That improvement has not been matched in Europe’s “big five” mobile markets (Great Britain, Germany...


SVG-Is-the-Future-of-Graphics-and-Here

SVG Is the Future of Graphics and Here's Why


Friday, June 19, 2015 by

The enterprise is growing increasingly digital, with data visualization and GIS mapping just a few of the current drivers. In this environment, it’s more important than ever that companies have the ability to interact with images without loss of clarity or resolution issues. Scalable vector graphics, or SVG, coupled with an HTML5 document viewer, are critical to support...


User-Acquisition:-The-Hidden-Driver-Behind-the-Unbundling-Trend

User Acquisition: The Hidden Driver Behind the Unbundling Trend


Tuesday, June 2, 2015 by

There’s no doubt that unbundling or launching specialized apps has been a sound strategic move for incumbent apps (think Twitter’s Vine and Periscope and Instagram’s Hyperlapse and Layout, not to mention Facebook’s Messenger), as has specializing from the get-go - the extreme examples being Yo, or IFTTT’s Do. This is for good reason. Streamlined, single-function ap...


An-Overview-of-Delivering-Microservices-Based-Applications

An Overview of Delivering Microservices Based Applications


Friday, March 20, 2015 by

Big apps may still have their place, but the software development landscape is shifting, presenting new opportunities and challenges to overcome. As the Internet of Things gathers pace, a service-orientated architecture (SOA) or microservices approach is starting to make sense for many organizations. Microservices is a software architecture that favors small, decoupled,...