Infragistics Ultimate 21.1 builds on enhancements for developers
Monday, June 21, 2021 by Brittany Hainzinger
Infragistics announced the release of Infragistics Ultimate 21.1. The newest release breaks new ground in app design and developer collaboration with the world’s only digital product design platform, Indigo.Design, that lets teams build apps up to 10x faster.
Infragistics Ultimate 21.1 builds on three key themes:
Hyper-productivity enhancements for develo...
Overwolf review: How successful gaming apps are being built
Tuesday, February 9, 2021 by Andre Liverod
I am an in-game creator. This may be a career title you haven’t heard before, but in-game creators and mod authors are a fast-growing community of passionate gamers who build products and services around video games like apps and mods.
In-game apps are basically extensions for games that provide tools that allow players to access rich data, stats, and analytics...
App design to code system from IndigoDesign expands
Monday, February 1, 2021 by Brittany Hainzinger
Indigo.Design announced the public preview of Indigo.Design App Builder. The new tool, created by software maker Infragistics, expands the Indigo.Design design-to-code system by providing designers and developers a common cloud-based platform to build and iterate UI/UX designs in real time, all while using the design tools they prefer. Once their UI is pixel-perfect, us...
Serve images in next-gen formats as the browser war rages on
Wednesday, December 2, 2020 by Richard Harris
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...
Silicon Labs collides with Amazon to create Amazon Sidewalk
Monday, September 21, 2020 by Brittany Hainzinger
Silicon Labs announces a collaboration with Amazon to support Amazon Sidewalk, a shared network created by neighbors who share a small portion of Wi-Fi bandwidth to help their devices work better at home and beyond the front door.
Silicon Labs’ wireless solutions for Amazon Sidewalk will enable developers to create IoT products with encrypted cloud communicatio...
Wix Unveils Editor X
Thursday, February 6, 2020 by Richard Harris
Wix.com, Ltd. unveiled Editor X, a website creation platform offering advanced design and layout capabilities specifically targeted to designers and web agencies. The wide, flexible new canvas allows the use of modern CSS technologies including Flexbox and Grid, all with precise drag and drop, so designers and web creators can control the exact position and styling of e...
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 ...
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...
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 ...
Guest Post: It's Not a Web App, It's An App You Install From the Web
Monday, January 7, 2019 by Richard Harris
We received an email…
"I heard about Forecast, but I couldn’t find it in the App Store. How do I get it?"
"You don’t get it from the App Store: just go to http://forecast.io/ on your phone, and you’ll be given instructions on how to download it."
"Wow, this is great! I didn’t know you could get apps outsid...
Twitter and KaiOS take on KaiOSpowered smart feature phones
Wednesday, November 21, 2018 by Joyce Shen
Imagine you’re a seasoned designer for smartphones working with ever-expanding resources, including memory, CPU speed, and screen resolution. Then, one day, your manager gives you an assignment to work on a device that has less of all this and doesn’t even have a touchscreen!
This is what happened to some of the designers at Twitter and KaiOS, all of whom...
Angular 7 highlights, improvements, and gotchas
Tuesday, November 6, 2018 by Richard Harris
Google recently announced its new Angular 7, which has been noted as a major release spanning the entire platform, including the core framework, Angular Material, and the CLI with synchronized major versions. These benefits along with more, such as CDK virtual scrolling capabilities and drag & drop feature, have developers excited to dive in. Carl Bergenhem, a Produ...
Nocode vs Lowcode: 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...
A designer's guide to mobile AR and VR
Thursday, August 16, 2018 by Paul Reynolds
When most people think of 3D user experiences, their mind goes straight to headsets - Oculus Rift for VR, for example, and Hololens for AR. But for designers and developers, that mindset changed dramatically last summer when Google and Apple released their mobile AR platforms - ARCore and ARKit, respectively. Almost overnight, these platforms swung the center of gravity...
KaiOS talks smart feature phones and app developers
Wednesday, June 13, 2018 by Richard Harris
KaiOS is a Linux-based mobile operating system built on a fork of Firefox OS that first appeared in 2017 and was developed by KaiOS Technologies Inc. in San Diego. We recently chatted with Tim Metz, Marketing Director at KaiOS Technologies, about KaiOS' emerging operating system for smart feature phones. We discuss why these devices are becoming relevant again, what...
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...
What if we never had to look at code to make an app
Monday, May 7, 2018 by Richard Harris
I find it humorous and a little dissatisfying that programming is sometimes defined as; “the action or process of writing computer programs ”, as if we are just sitting down to write a short story!So here is my definition of programming. Programming is a complex set of engineered problem-solving ideas from the widespread neural network of the brain, that gets translated...
Diversity of thought is key to successful dev teams
Wednesday, November 29, 2017 by Steve Davis
Could a philosophy graduate be your next CTO? If the latest trend in developer talent is anything to go by, the traditional route to developer success could soon be blown wide open.The typical view of “engineers” creating tomorrow’s technology today is of hoodie-wearing Ivy League computer science graduate geniuses, toiling away on code. That stereotype is not without j...
OutSystems' new features help enterprise IT adopt LowCode
Tuesday, November 14, 2017 by Richard Harris
OutSystems announced the release of multiple new DevOps features that aim to help enterprise IT shops realize the benefits of low-code development. While enterprise IT struggles with established DevOps toolchains for their legacy platforms, OutSystems can now be easily integrated into these toolchains to allow seamless deployments across legacy technologies and modern l...
Optimizing mobile network performance Part 1
Monday, October 23, 2017 by Rohith Ramesh
What developer doesn’t want their apps to run faster and provide the best possible user experience? Having worked with hundreds of mobile apps, we have seen firsthand the dramatic impact that improved app performance can have on an app’s overall retention, engagement and monetization metrics. But as app developers focus on their core business, very few devote resources ...
W3C Publishing Summit event docket announced
Friday, August 18, 2017 by Christian Hargrave
The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) announced the program of its inaugural W3C Publishing Summit to be held 9-10 November 2017 in the San Francisco Bay area, California, featuring keynotes from Internet pioneer and futurist Tim O’Reilly and Adobe CTO Abhay Parasnis.Publishing and the Web interact in innumerable ways. From schools to libraries, from design to production ...
Mozilla updated Thimble but there is more to the story
Wednesday, June 21, 2017 by Richard Harris
W3Cx celebrates enrollment of over 400k students in their MOOCs
Wednesday, April 26, 2017 by Christian Hargrave
Just two years after launching its first HTML5 course on W3Cx, the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) has announced that it has exceeded its enrollment goals with nearly 400,000 students from every country participating in its HTML5 and CSS MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses). W3Cx is the result of a successful partnership with edX, a nonprofit online learning platform, fo...
How NGINX could overpower Microsoft soon
Thursday, April 13, 2017 by Richard Harris
In 2016, NGINX experienced their largest gains as a web server vendor, having increased by 4.8 million active sites and 2.85 percentage points. Netcraft believes that if these trends continue in 2017, NGINX could possibly overtake Microsoft as the second largest vendor in the second half of the year.In a recent conversation with Faisal Memon, Product Marketing at NGINX,...
A realtime, open source commerce platform launched by Reaction Commerce
Tuesday, March 21, 2017 by Richard Harris
Reaction Commerce has announced the general availability (GA) release of its breakthrough, real-time and completely open source commerce platform, designed to build, run and scale modern digital stores. Offering the simplicity that businesses expect, along with the reliability, customization and scalability that larger retailers and brands require, Reaction Commerce ena...
Sencha opens up about SenchaCon, developer challenges, and platform updates
Tuesday, November 29, 2016 by Richard Harris
Sencha, a company that provides developers with frameworks, tools and services to help them build cross-platform web application experiences, recently held its sixth user conference SenchaCon, the largest universal application event in the world. We caught up with Sencha’s CEO Art Landro to learn more about two announcements the company made at SenchaCon: an enhanc...
3 approaches to end user experience monitoring
Tuesday, November 22, 2016 by Sridhar Iyengar
The volume of transactions running through websites and mobile apps make customer-facing applications crucial to online businesses. If these applications perform well for their users, they generate revenue for the business. If they don’t, they affect the credibility of the business, which in turn affects the overall revenue. It is therefore imperative that bus...
Create a conversational UI for your app in a matter of hours
Tuesday, October 25, 2016 by Richard Harris
AI has become a crucial element in our consumer lives. Chatbots and voice-controlled Siri-like-Assistants are changing the way we interact with apps and even consume products and services. The enterprise market doesn’t want to lag behind and is looking to adopt more and more AI technology to improve its capabilities and efficiency. However, high costs and limited resour...
The Qt Company Expands its Development Framework to Support Connected Things
Tuesday, September 27, 2016 by Richard Harris
The Qt Company just introduced the Qt Lite Project, a major expansion of its framework that makes software and device development faster, easier and more lightweight than ever before. Built into Qt’s existing framework, Qt Lite contains a wide range of enhancements that enable developers to streamline the creation and delivery of software and devices for all releva...
How Rapid Application Development is Changing Everything
Saturday, September 24, 2016 by Richard Harris
I admit it, every time I hear the word RAD I go back to the 80's when BMX freestyle was at it's peak (I still own my beloved GT Performer)! But the RAD we are talking about here is "Rapid Application Development" (RAD), that used to be something reserved for making quick apps with minimal code input, little functionally, and that you did not intend on maintaining f...
ActiveState Just Released Komodo IDE for Mobile
Friday, September 9, 2016 by Stuart Parkerson
With the release of Komodo IDE 10.1, the platform expands its support for An...
Sencha Teams with Speedment to Improve Web Application Responsiveness
Friday, August 5, 2016 by Richard Harris
Online Mobile Web Coding Conference to be Held October 1214
Tuesday, July 26, 2016 by Richard Harris
O'Reilly is offering a three day online conference offering training on how to leverage mobile device hardware for responsive sites, progressive web apps (PWA), and optimized mobile interfaces. The conference will be held October 12–14 and training will be from 9AM – 1PM PDT.The interactive workshop focus on creating sites and applications that work across a wide variet...
IBM Releases Apache Spark Powered Data Science Collaborative Platform
Thursday, June 9, 2016 by Richard Harris
IBM has announced a new cloud-based development environment for near real-time, high performance analytics. The new IBM Data Science Experience is an interactive, collaborative, cloud-based environment where data scientists can use multiple tools to activate insights. It is in limited preview and IBM has created a waiting list for individuals interested in accessing the...
US Department of Commerce Opens Data Academy for DataDriven Decision Training
Tuesday, May 10, 2016 by Richard Harris
The US Department of Commerce is now offering the Commerce Data Academy to help educate and empower employees within the Department of Commerce to make data-driven decisions. The academy is tasked with enhancing the contribution of data to the economy by helping the 12 Bureaus of the U.S. Department of Commerce create and develop projects to advance the Department's mis...