Developer's dilemma: Toolchain hell
Tuesday, August 13, 2019 by Thomas Hooker
In 2019, 65 percent of IT professionals say they plan to deliver 10 or more applications (State of Application Development, outsystems, 2019/2020). That data validates something we know. Across industries everywhere, development teams face increasing demands from leadership to increase productivity and, accelerate software delivery. Teams are adopting modern techni...
SauceCon 2020 open call for speakers
Friday, August 9, 2019 by Richard Harris
Sauce Labs Inc., the provider of a testing cloud for web and mobile applications, opened the call for speakers for SauceCon 2020. Now entering its fourth year, SauceCon will return to Austin, Texas from April 28-29, 2020, with an additional day of hands-on workshops on April 27.
SauceCon brings together the Sauce Labs user community and conti...
The top programming languages used by US unicorn companies
Thursday, July 18, 2019 by Richard Harris
Coding Dojo has released research into the programming and software development technologies used at the top privately-held startups in the US valued at over $1 billion, otherwise known as “unicorn” companies. This research includes lists of the most common programming languages, frameworks and database technologies across all 25 unicorns and a breakdown of ...
Enterprise Low Code Factory launches at PegaWorld
Tuesday, June 11, 2019 by Richard Harris
Pegasystems Inc. announced at PegaWorld the launch of Enterprise Low-Code Factory - a centralized dashboard that helps employees quickly create enterprise software that complies with company standards. With tools, training, and other resources, Enterprise Low-Code Factory helps businesses cultivate and scale their own home-grown community of citizen developers while min...
Lightning Web Components goes open source
Monday, June 10, 2019 by Christian Hargrave
Enterprise grade low code platform arrives from Kony
Thursday, March 14, 2019 by Richard Harris
Kony Inc has a lot to talk about these days. Along with recently being named a leader in The Forrester Wave: Low-Code Development Platforms for AD&D Professionals, Q1 2019, they also sent notice to us that they launched Kony Quantum, a new brand with enhanced capabilities for its next-generation low-code app development platform that aims to deliver rich digita...
AI driven codeless testing solution drops from Perfecto
Thursday, March 14, 2019 by Richard Harris
Perfecto announced it will release Perfecto Codeless, an AI-driven codeless testing solution that allows teams to automate the process of writing test scripts regardless of skill level. Equipped with machine learning (ML) capabilities, changes to the test script are made agnostically, allowing scripts to continuously run and fix themselves without disrupting operations....
Esri Developer Summit 2019 recap
Wednesday, March 13, 2019 by Richard Harris
At the 2019 Esri Developer Summit in Palm Springs, CA, presentations and workshops focused on new capabilities for speed, science, and flexibility. Esri president Jack Dangermond opened the conference by recognizing the more than 2,100 developers in attendance for their tireless efforts to build location intelligence apps that make a difference in our world. Whether the...
First crypto startup in India to be a part of Y combinator expands
Thursday, February 28, 2019 by Richard Harris
After operating in closed beta for the past few months and enabling trading worth $500,000, Mudrex, which was part of the Y Combinator Winter 2019 batch, is expanding to a wider, global audience. The platform allows crypto traders to automate their trading strategies without writing a single line of code.
“It seems obvious that the crypto markets, which were cr...
Software engineer happiness matters
Tuesday, February 19, 2019 by Bart Copeland
In the never-ending quest for greater developer productivity, security and compliance usually seem like monkey wrenches in the machinery. These aspects of development are essential, but they can slow down the flow of work and frustrate developers.
Security and compliance dog the whole software development process, from the too-often-forgotten build engineering team, ...
Rubrik just launched an open source community
Wednesday, February 13, 2019 by Richard Harris
Rubrik just announced Rubrik Build, a new 100 percent public, 100 percent Open Source community built around use cases and integrations that consume Rubrik APIs. As part of Rubrik Build, contributors can leverage existing software development kits, tools, and use cases or contribute their own ideas, code, documentation, and feedback.
The goal of Rubrik Buil...
Build streaming data apps faster on Furnace
Wednesday, February 13, 2019 by Richard Harris
Furnace Ignite Ltd announced the launch of Furnace that aims to enable data-organizations, to build highly sophisticated applications quickly, easily and cost-effectively. Early users have praised Furnace as the ideal platform for innovative and advanced streaming data applications serving; security, smart cities, IoT, finance, marketing and other data intensi...
RAD definition is changing
Tuesday, February 12, 2019 by Vijay Pullur
RAD platforms started out as tools for citizen developers without substantial technical knowledge of coding, who could use intuitive “out of the box” features to create applications suited for simple departmental and experimental needs. While these early RAD platforms (not this "rad") brought basic coding capabilities to the masses, the application...
Top coding languages and technologies report sets the pace for 2019
Wednesday, January 16, 2019 by Richard Harris
The top coding languages and programs studied by its millions of users in 2018 have been released by Pluralsight, the enterprise technology learning platform.
2019 promises to be another year where software dominates the tech and IT landscape, so knowing which languages and programs are coming out on top is useful to both companies trying to keep up with competition ...
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...
Gamification can transform your software security program
Tuesday, December 18, 2018 by Pieter Danhieux
No matter the organization, or indeed their individual circumstances, there is one problem I have identified time and time again over the course of my career: AppSec managers, CISOs, CIOs and cybersecurity experts all over the world are rarely able to positively engage their dev teams on security best practice and training. It’s a source of conflict between teams,...
Java vs. Kotlin: The raging debate
Thursday, December 13, 2018 by Ashish Parmar
Java and has been around for 22 years and was the go-to language for Android developers until recently. Experts state that it could become obsolete even with the latest Java 8, mostly because of its endless try-catch blocks, verbose syntax, lack of support for functional programming features, null-unsafety and the notorious NullPointerException. Also, Java was created t...
IoT Gateway uses Ubuntu Core and integrates with AWS IoT Greengrass
Monday, December 10, 2018 by Richard Harris
Rigado’s Cascade IoT Gateway running Canonical’s secure operating system Ubuntu Core, has integrated with the newly released Amazon Web Services (AWS) IoT Greengrass features to help give teams an easy-to-use mechanism to get Bluetooth-based data to their cloud applications.
This new functionality combines the scalability of AWS IoT Greengrass edge comput...
AI for cybersecurity
Tuesday, November 27, 2018 by Richard Harris
As organizations struggle to deal with the growing sophistication of hackers and the influx in data breaches, it's becoming clear that AI could be a critical tool for automatically defending applications from cyber attacks - but there are challenges to overcome. Ivan Novikov, the CEO of AI security company Wallarm, offers some insight below on how AI can be utilized...
Retro gaming talk with Matthew Thomas of Storytellers Entertainment
Tuesday, November 20, 2018 by Richard Harris
Storytellers Entertainment, an emerging game studio, seeks to revive fantasy retro gaming with its serialized fantasy based, solo-RPG. Matthew Thomas and Bill Munns are the creative heads behind their game “Imperium Omni”.
Matthew grew up in Southern California, where he went to college at age 16 later on, and earned a degree in Computer Programming ...
Machine learning data science platform drops by SnapLogic
Tuesday, November 20, 2018 by Christian Hargrave
SnapLogic announced SnapLogic Data Science, a new self-service solution to accelerate the development and deployment of machine learning with minimal coding. Through SnapLogic’s drag-and-drop interface, data engineers, data scientists, and IT/DevOps teams can use SnapLogic Data Science to manage and control the entire machine learning lifecycle - including data ac...
Kony now supports making progressive web apps
Wednesday, November 14, 2018 by Richard Harris
Kony, Inc. announced new enhancements of its Kony AppPlatform to support Progressive Web Apps (PWAs). Kony is the first vendor to support enterprise-grade, low-code PWA development for mission-critical apps. Developers can use Kony’s visual low-code platform to develop PWAs, while leveraging backend services and third-party integrations for building enterprise app...
No-code vs Low-code: Which is right for you
Tuesday, October 30, 2018 by Dave Landa
The market for low-code and no-code application development platforms is growing rapidly and becoming more popular with organizations - both very large and small and across nearly every industry - which are finding the ease of use, flexibility, workflow features, and data integration capabilities indispensable. In other words, traditional software applications...
DNA powered apps get new developer tools from Helix
Tuesday, October 23, 2018 by Richard Harris
Helix, the company which owns and operates one of the world’s largest genome / exome sequencing labs in the world, announced a new DNA Product Studio. It's a set of tools to make it easier for partners like Mayo Clinic, National Geographic and InsideTracker to name a few, to develop new consumer genetic tests.
They hope Helix’s DN...
The differences between web apps and native apps
Thursday, October 18, 2018 by Richard Harris
Even in 2018, years past the origional question, the debate rages on across the land, in office spaces and conference rooms every day - should we build a full-blown native mobile app, or is distributing over the web good enough?
By now everyone knows the “mobile-first” mentality because statistics like 50% of web searches being done from a mobile dev...
Fission open source serverless framework gets updated
Wednesday, October 17, 2018 by Richard Harris
Platform9 just released updates to Fission.io - the open source, Kubernetes-native Serverless framework, with new features enabling developers and IT Operations to improve the quality and reliability of serverless applications.
Other new features include Automated Canary Deployments to reduce the risk of failed releases, Prometheus integration for auto...
Game developers get the WRLDS SDK for free
Monday, October 15, 2018 by Richard Harris
WRLDS, the company that develops smart toys and platforms for connected play, announced the release of a new software development kit (SDK). The SDK will be free and easy to use and will give game developers a completely new medium to work with: an augmented reality (AR) and bluetooth-enabled connected ball with a bounce return rate of more than 70 percent.
Presidential Alerts and the future of mobile communication
Thursday, October 4, 2018 by Richard Harris
FEMA has sent their first emergency test message to all of the mobile devices throughout the United States. They reported every American who owns a smartphone - which is about 75% of the population, should have received the test alert. In total the message went out to a total of 225 million devices right around 1:18 PM CST reading "Presiden...
WaveMaker launches Studio WorkSpace Sync Plugin
Wednesday, October 3, 2018 by Richard Harris
WaveMaker, Inc. has launched its Studio WorkSpace Sync Plugin with new capability that aims to further streamline the app coding process for developers. This should allow them to easily synchronize WaveMaker’s open-standards platform with various integrated development environments (IDEs) on their personal devices.
Rather than having to expo...
Mobile AR prototyping just got easy
Tuesday, September 25, 2018 by Richard Harris
Torch 3D Inc. announced a new mobile AR prototyping and design app that allows anyone to design 3D apps, even if they have no prior 3D knowledge or coding experience. The app makes it easy for designers and developers to build interactive, multi-scene prototypes in seconds, and to collaborate in real time with other designers, team members, and clients.
The company a...
Changes to the way notifications work in iOS 12 you need to know
Wednesday, September 19, 2018 by Mike Herrick
iOS 12’s public release has brought about key changes to the way we do notifications. With these changes, Urban Airship urges app publishers to adopt customer-centric messaging best practices to accommodate new user behavior, improve notification visibility and maximize the value that their app can deliver. Granular user controls over notifications, new Grouped No...
National Coding Week is here
Monday, September 17, 2018 by Richard Harris
National Coding Week is upon us. That's why we thought it would be great to compile some quotes from industry experts to talk about what they think is most important about learning how to coding - a question seen through many different lenses.
“Today, software drives business. So, if an organization wants to excel, it needs to become a software-powered jugg...
Code security gamification company nabs $3.5M in funding
Friday, September 14, 2018 by Christian Hargrave
Secure application development platform provider Secure Code Warrior announced that it has gained US $3.5 million in funding from two strategic venture capital firms. The financing was led by Washington DC-based Paladin Capital Group, with participation from Sydney-based AirTree Ventures. The initial funding round will allow the company to further expand its rapidly gro...
Developer collaboration tools and tips from someone who knows
Thursday, August 23, 2018 by Richard Harris
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?
Build communications apps with less coding thanks to PHLO
Tuesday, August 21, 2018 by Richard Harris
Plivo announces the immediate availability of PHLO, a new way for developers to rapidly build and embed communications into their applications. PHLO, available via the Plivo platform, allows developers to visually integrate voice and SMS into apps in minutes, eliminating the need to constantly refer to documentation and reducing the number of coding lines and integratio...