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IBM sponsors Scrum conference in Dublin

IBM sponsors Scrum conference in Dublin

Thursday, November 02, 2017 by

Scrum Alliance announced that its European Global Scrum Gathering has kicked off in Dublin with IBM as its top sponsor.“Reshaping the company in fundamental ways to fuel a culture of collaboration, IBM has embarked on an Agile journey that focuses on their customers’ needs,” said Scrum Alliance interim CEO Lisa Hershman. “We are thrilled to have IBM as our title sponsor...
The report from 50 billion mobile and web events is here

The report from 50 billion mobile and web events is here

Wednesday, October 25, 2017 by

Mixpanel, Inc. released its first Product Benchmarking Report to determine quantitative benchmark metrics for key moments in the user’s web and mobile journey while seeking to answer the question often asked by marketers and developers, “what’s the best performance standard for our industry?” The findings challenge many commonly held product performance benchmarks while...
SimpleOrder chats about their Restaurant Management Software

SimpleOrder chats about their Restaurant Management Software

Tuesday, October 24, 2017 by

Restaurant inventory management software platform SimpleOrder was founded in Tel Aviv, Israel in 2012 by restaurant industry veterans who saw a critical need to bring back-of-house operations into the 21st Century. SimpleOrder’s restaurant industry management software platform provides restaurant operators with an automated inventory system that provides counts and cost...
2017 State of API Survey released

2017 State of API Survey released

Friday, October 06, 2017 by

Postman has released its 2017 State of API Survey. This survey of the Postman API community around the world was completed earlier in 2017 and asked a variety of questions about API usage, technologies, tools and concerns.API use is exploding among developers, as APIs are an essential part of software development for the web, IoT, mobile and AI applications. APIs allow ...
Google Cloud expands NVIDIA GPU offerings

Google Cloud expands NVIDIA GPU offerings

Monday, October 02, 2017 by

In a recent post in on the Google Cloud Platform Blog written by Chris Kleban and Ari Liberman, Product Managers for Google Compute Engine, Google has announced new updates to their Cloud GPUs, namely: the platform is now using NVIDIA P100 GPUs in beta, and that the NVIDIA K80 has now been released for general availability.In the blog post, Google had this to say about ...
AI features for Apttus Contract Management to help legal teams

AI features for Apttus Contract Management to help legal teams

Monday, September 25, 2017 by

Apttus has unveiled Apttus Contract Management with Artificial Intelligence (AI). The addition of Artificial Intelligence to Apttus’ Contract Management product offers legal departments numerous benefits, including reductions in contract cycle time, enhanced agreement risk management, and the automation of third-party paper.  “Apttus’ history of contract management...
Providing in-app customer support help from Helpshift

Providing in-app customer support help from Helpshift

Thursday, September 07, 2017 by

In today's hyper-competitive market, a developer must be sure to remove all potential friction points, which can irritate customers, or risk app extinction. Even the best of apps have seen this negative trend over a long period of time due directly to subjects like, customer support, scalability, and poor retention efforts.We had a chat with Abinash Tripathy, co-founder...
Make better apps to get enterprise users engaged

Make better apps to get enterprise users engaged

Wednesday, August 30, 2017 by

Think about all the big (and little) moments that can make or break your business. Like when managers are prioritizing their spending for the coming year. Or when sales reps are pitching to your biggest client. These moments of engagement are the vital times when employees need instant access to insights that will help them make smarter decisions and perform at the top ...
Kony introduces us to AppPlatform V8

Kony introduces us to AppPlatform V8

Thursday, August 24, 2017 by

Businesses big and small are feeling the mounting pressure of increasing demand by their clients, employees and partners for mobile apps. Many of them struggle to meet this demand. Especially with limited budgets and lack of in-house developer skills, which seem to be the biggest hurdles.To help solve this mobile app dilemma, Kony recently launched its Kony AppPlatform ...
How developers can break the IoT language barrier

How developers can break the IoT language barrier

Saturday, July 29, 2017 by

Relationships aren’t successful when only one person is talking. A true relationship is a real, two-way conversation with both people initiating informal interactions. However, to get to a level of informality, you need context. Now imagine this relationship with your technology. When your basement floods, the home owner is alerted about the flood by a connected device,...
CA says you are probably missing out on the benefits of continuous testing

CA says you are probably missing out on the benefits of continuous testing

Friday, July 21, 2017 by

Results from a CA Technologies global study reveal that while 75 percent of organizations highlight continuous testing as critical or important, only a minority of survey respondents have made exceptional progress acquiring the necessary knowledge and key enablers to drive digital transformation. The 20 percent of survey respondents identified as continuous testing ‘Lea...
5,000 developers and professionals responded in Skill Up 2017

5,000 developers and professionals responded in Skill Up 2017

Wednesday, July 19, 2017 by

Nearly 5,000 developers and tech professionals across the world responded to Packt’s third annual Skill Up survey to share their thoughts on the latest tech tools and trends, and how they work and learn. Skill Up 2017 also investigated wider questions about the tech industry - from its status and value in organizations and industry, through to urgent issues around diver...
The case for developer platforms as seen by Oracle

The case for developer platforms as seen by Oracle

Friday, July 07, 2017 by

Developers' lives are getting more challenging than ever. In the past, CIOs would give them the environment they had to work in, and operations was never part of their daily worries. But with the advent of cloud computing and broad adoption of DevOps methodologies, developers are now responsible for thinking about their environment, orchestrating containers, monitoring ...
Apperian announces new security capabilities

Apperian announces new security capabilities

Monday, July 03, 2017 by

Apperian, an Arxan company and provider of mobile application management (MAM) and security solutions, has announced several platform enhancements, which increase the security of enterprise mobile app data. These updates take advantage of native device capabilities, multiple industry protocols and additional password controls, to provide a solution for distributing secu...
Why runtime application self-protection is critical for app security

Why runtime application self-protection is critical for app security

Tuesday, June 20, 2017 by

Today most of us go about implementing security from the outside in. The common practice is to start by defining a perimeter and trying to defend it with various security tools. Even though perimeters have been porous for more than a decade, we still can’t give up this notion that if we build a better wall we can keep our enterprises safer.Certainly that is where most e...
AtScale unveils their new 5.5 platform update

AtScale unveils their new 5.5 platform update

Wednesday, June 07, 2017 by

The adoption of the data lake over the past few years has proven that enterprises want a way to store vast amounts of raw data in its native format until needed for consumption. New database platforms like Hadoop or Google BigQuery have provided affordable solutions to let enterprises store data. However, when this data is not put to use, Data Lakes became Data Swamps. ...
Dashlane to utilize Android's new support for password managers

Dashlane to utilize Android's new support for password managers

Monday, May 29, 2017 by

Google announced native support for password managers in Android O and an early preview of Autofill with Google, which in the absence of a password manager, allows the user to use information from Chrome Sync and Google Payments to autofill apps. By offering basic functionality out-of-the-box and making it much easier for users to adopt and use a password management app...
Andrew LeCates from FileMaker discusses version 16

Andrew LeCates from FileMaker discusses version 16

Tuesday, May 16, 2017 by

FileMaker, an Apple subsidiary that helps developers make custom apps, has recently released their platform's 16th iteration. The updates have enhanced previous versions with improvements that both professional and first-time developers can use to create, share, and run custom apps.Some of their new updates include a new Layout Objects window, scalability up to 500 simu...
The smart home effect on IIoT facilities

The smart home effect on IIoT facilities

Wednesday, May 10, 2017 by

The backbone of many science fiction plots just a few short years ago - smart machines, homes and cities - are now all around us thanks to the Internet of Things (IoT). Fitbits track and analyze physical attributes from stairs climbed to quality of sleep. By simply saying “Alexa,” Amazon Echo can deliver you with today’s weather forecast or play your favorite music as y...
The hottest skills needed in the freelance job market to get hired

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

Thursday, May 04, 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...
Focus on subcutaneous test

Focus on subcutaneous test

Thursday, April 20, 2017 by

Editors note: Guest submission from Head of Mobile at Future Platforms, Douglas HoskinsLooking to boost test coverage on a legacy system but don't know where to start? With a background in mobile app development, Douglas Hoskins, Head of Mobile at Future Platforms shares his insight on how you can maximize your efforts and engender greater confidence in your system...
Small business and mobile apps insight

Small business and mobile apps insight

Thursday, April 20, 2017 by

Small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) are moving rapidly toward adopting mobile apps in 2017, according to new research from Clutch. They report that 42% of SMBs have built their own mobile app, and the survey indicates that SMBs increasingly view them as a worthwhile tool to improve business operations and return on investment.Two-thirds (67%) of SMBs surveyed said ...
NodeSource N|Solid for Alpine Linux

NodeSource N|Solid for Alpine Linux

Wednesday, April 19, 2017 by

NodeSource, the Node.js company, has announced the release of NodeSource N|Solid for Alpine Linux, the newest addition to its enterprise-grade Node.js platform that enables a secure, reliable and extensible platform for Node.js applications. The latest release makes it easier for teams using Docker containers with the popular Alpine Linux distribution to leverage the en...
The marketing secrets of the most popular apps

The marketing secrets of the most popular apps

Tuesday, April 11, 2017 by

Editors note: Guest submission by Stefan Benndorf, Managing Director & COO, AppLiftThe most successful apps are engaging and well-designed, but that is not the only reason why they’re popular. The Angry Birds and Pokémon GO's of the world owe much of their success to masterful marketing. Americans spend nearly 80 percent of their time on mobile phones in their three...
Pinterest promoted app pins now suported by Bidalgo

Pinterest promoted app pins now suported by Bidalgo

Thursday, March 30, 2017 by

Bidalgo, a provider of ad automation software and services for app marketers, has announced the public availability of ad automation for Pinterest Promoted App Pins. Recognized as a Pinterest Marketing Partner last November, Bidalgo enables app marketers to scale their growth by using Artificial Intelligence algorithms to optimize ad campaigns using Promoted App Pins an...
Yorktel CEO explains why they are winning in video communications

Yorktel CEO explains why they are winning in video communications

Friday, March 24, 2017 by

Ron Gaboury, CEO of Yorktel is crediting his company’s record success to a multi-tiered strategy set in motion almost 5 years ago. “Several years ago, we announced a forward-thinking strategic focus on vertical market integration, investment in applications consumable as a service from the cloud, and expanding Yorktel Professional Services, our in-house management ...
The work-for-equity model as expounded by Loom

The work-for-equity model as expounded by Loom

Wednesday, March 15, 2017 by

Critics of companies offering the “work-for-equity” model accuse them of being exploitative; in their minds, “work-for-equity” = work for free. Supporters of the model point to its opportunities for developers to gain a more significant business stake in something they believe in. No matter where you stand, there’s something everyone can agree on: the issue is polarizin...
The biggest delays in digital transformation initiatives

The biggest delays in digital transformation initiatives

Tuesday, March 14, 2017 by

We recently caught up with Robert Reeves, co-founder and CTO of Datical, a provider of database release automation solutions, on the findings of a recent survey - conducted by IDG and commissioned by Datical - that reveal the biggest delays in digital transformation initiatives. ADM: When on the road to digital transformation, what causes the biggest speed bumps?Reeves:...
Cut the Rope creator ZeptoLab transforms into a mobile app publisher

Cut the Rope creator ZeptoLab transforms into a mobile app publisher

Tuesday, March 07, 2017 by

ZeptoLab, the app gaming company behind Cut the Rope franchise and the mobile multiplayer hit King of Thieves, announced that they have officially entered the publishing business by opening a website where mobile game developers from all over the world can now leave their submissions.ZeptoLab has been “soft-launching” their publishing activities for about a year by part...
Game developers and crunchtime

Game developers and crunchtime

Tuesday, March 07, 2017 by

Lets admit it, game development (for most of us) is far more exciting than working out some business logic problem with databases and custom views - right? But it's not all fun and "games". As with every avenue of programming and design, there are deadlines, and things that keep you at the office late. But crunchtime and game development seem to be joined at the hi...
What works best with IoT devices: hardware vs software presentation

What works best with IoT devices: hardware vs software presentation

Thursday, March 02, 2017 by

Icon Labs, a provider of security solutions for IoT and edge devices, has announced Icon Labs President Alan Grau has been selected to present at Embedded World Show Europe. Alan’s presentation will provide engineers, product managers and executives with an overview of the available security technologies for the IoT and IIoT, and a framework to start building secur...
Explaining the app development process to clients

Explaining the app development process to clients

Monday, February 20, 2017 by

Revenue from mobile apps is expected to reach $70 Billion in 2017. Yet, developing a successful mobile application is not an easy task. As a developer, you understand the mobile app development process, but may struggle to explain it to your clients. This misunderstanding creates challenges in the development process itself, and can even cause an unsuccessful deployment...
Travelport Hotelzon app gets a facelift with new features

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...
Data science benefits in the enterprise are being ignored

Data science benefits in the enterprise are being ignored

Thursday, February 16, 2017 by

New research announced by Continuum Analytics, the creator and driving force behind Anaconda, an Open Data Science platform powered by Python, finds that 96 percent of data science and analytics decision makers agree that data science is critical to the success of their business, yet a whopping 22 percent are failing to make full use of the data available. These finding...
The problems with agile development

The problems with agile development

Thursday, February 16, 2017 by

In many industries, agile development has become standard practice for creating software applications. The benefits are clear: the methodology produces faster results, and often, superior software. So, what are the drawbacks to agile? For the project manager, the drawback is risk. Project managers live with the reality that software estimation is messy and uncertain, an...
Lencore to use FieldPoP device cloud as a foundation for its cloud strategy

Lencore to use FieldPoP device cloud as a foundation for its cloud strategy

Wednesday, February 15, 2017 by

Sierra Monitor Corporation, a provider of Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) solutions that connect and protect high-value infrastructure assets, has announced that Lencore, a provider of comfort and safety solutions to modern commercial workplaces will use the FieldPoP device cloud as a foundation for its cloud strategy.Modern workspaces are moving towards ...
The A to Z of low-code app development

The A to Z of low-code app development

Friday, February 10, 2017 by

As we enter 2017, we are seeing low-code app development take root across larger enterprises and smaller businesses alike. In 2016, big players like Google, Microsoft, Oracle, and Salesforce staked their claim in this market segment. Enter 2017, and we can expect the new entrants, along with incumbents such as WaveMaker, Mendix and OutSystems, to beg...
AI-powered operational analytics

AI-powered operational analytics

Tuesday, February 07, 2017 by

Digital transformation is augmenting every customer experience and has already become the dominant medium for growth in any business. According to a Gartner survey, rapid growth is expected to continue with 87 percent of businesses explicitly considering digital transformation in their capital allocation planning for the next two years. IT operations and application mon...
Optimizing your app server performance really matters

Optimizing your app server performance really matters

Friday, February 03, 2017 by

As people are becoming more and more likely to turn to software as a means for entertainment, computer utility solutions, and everything in between, the load on a healthy business's servers can quickly max out. This can cause some major issues, i.e. leaving your customers suffering from horrible load times or even completely dead in the water. That's why a intuitiv...
Mobile language localization now available from Smartling

Mobile language localization now available from Smartling

Thursday, February 02, 2017 by

Smartling, a global language translation and content localization solutions company, has announced the widespread availability of its proprietary Mobile Delivery Network, building on the company’s comprehensive Mobile Localization Solution. The Smartling Mobile Delivery Network solves what traditionally has been a problematic interdependency between mobile app rele...
Why app developers are choosing to freelance

Why app developers are choosing to freelance

Tuesday, January 31, 2017 by

Freelancing is increasingly becoming a career path that people are pursuing, and not only that, is one that could be leading to statistically higher work satisfaction than the traditional employment situation for many people globally. 50% of freelancers say there’s no amount of money you could pay them to take a traditional job, according to a study done by Freelancing ...
Prevent disasters with risk management and being a grown up!

Prevent disasters with risk management and being a grown up!

Friday, January 27, 2017 by

We live in an era of dramatic, improbable events that adversely affect the economy, the environment, the fate of household name companies and people’s welfare and health. Or at least they seem improbable until they hurl themselves violently upon us from the shadows of our agreeable ignorance. Strangely, with hindsight they often appear inevitable. Bloated, failed banks ...
FileMaker's State of the Custom App Report looks at citizen developers

FileMaker's State of the Custom App Report looks at citizen developers

Thursday, January 26, 2017 by

As technology advances, so too does it's versatility in the hands of the average ordinary person. A new wave of low and no code solutions is flourishing, allowing a robust group of citizen developers to rise up. Developers, who either can't or don't want to code, are creating their own application development projects - sometimes without having to type a single line of ...
Enterprise BYOD post holiday woes

Enterprise BYOD post holiday woes

Tuesday, January 24, 2017 by

Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) programs are a constant enterprise challenge. For unprepared organizations, the holidays can be especially difficult.Christmas to New Year’s Day is typically a peak time to purchase and/or download apps, so how can your enterprise effectively enroll an influx of new users and devices without compromising program security? While the recent ho...
DevOps in the cloud

DevOps in the cloud

Monday, January 23, 2017 by

There’s no question that DevOps delivers significant benefits to enterprise IT, including improved productivity and efficiency, shorter time-to-market, more reliable releases and higher levels of end-user satisfaction.Meanwhile, enterprises, attracted by the flexibility and the lack of infrastructure overhead that Cloud solutions offer — advantages that are ever more ap...
Artificial Intelligence: 5 key attributes of all modern AI systems

Artificial Intelligence: 5 key attributes of all modern AI systems

Thursday, January 05, 2017 by

What are the common attributes that all modern Artificial Intelligence systems share? Former NASA Deputy Chief of AI at the Ames Research Center, Monte Zweben tells us.   A technology industry veteran, Monte Zweben's early career was spent with the NASA Ames Research Center as the Deputy Chief of the Artificial Intelligence Branch, where he won the prestigio...
Companies in banking and insurance can use data science to survive

Companies in banking and insurance can use data science to survive

Wednesday, January 04, 2017 by

Editors note: Guest submission by Florian DouetteauOver the course of many centuries, the banking and insurance industries have developed processes, products and infrastructures that have shaped the economic structure of humankind. But now, they are being challenged by industry outsiders who appeared on the world stage a mere couple of decades ago, and some who eme...
Top 12 software and app development stories from 2016

Top 12 software and app development stories from 2016

Saturday, December 31, 2016 by

We are so excited to be entering into our 4th year at App Developer Magazine, and we have you - our loyal followers to thank. Without you none of this would be possible, so thank you for riding along shotgun :)I thought it would be interesting to take a quick look back at the top stories we covered in the app development or software development industry - that got the m...
QuickBase predicts that developers are going to be redefined in 2017

QuickBase predicts that developers are going to be redefined in 2017

Thursday, December 29, 2016 by

Editors note: 2017 Predictions from John Carione, Product and Corporate Marketing Leader at QuickBase   Agility 2.0: a new era of decision-making in the enterprise emerges.  Agile methodologies have completely changed how companies evaluate and implement technology solutions. In 2017, we’ll see a new wave of agile thinking enter the ent...
Agile Methodology in Large Enterprises

Agile Methodology in Large Enterprises

Wednesday, December 28, 2016 by

Agile methodology is the climbing framework for large-scale enterprises. How can you transition your large company into an agile framework? Below are simple and effective techniques for scaling agile methodology to your specific project, team and enterprise.Start with a MVPContinuous Delivery is a software development strategy that provides high-quality, accessible soft...
The journey from a hairdresser to a Salesforce Administrator

The journey from a hairdresser to a Salesforce Administrator

Wednesday, December 21, 2016 by

This week, we spoke with Cheryl Feldman, Assistant Vice President, Salesforce Administration & Strategy Allianz Global Investors, about how she went from hairdresser to Salesforce Administrator, and her advice for others looking to kick-start their technology career. ADM: Prior to working in tech what did you do for a living? What made you want to switch career...
Inferior analytics may make your app extinct

Inferior analytics may make your app extinct

Thursday, December 08, 2016 by

Every worker is now a knowledge worker. Employees on the manufacturing floor are increasingly responsible for tracking production yield. Front line retail employees are expected to use data to be aware of inventory levels. Analysts must keep up-to-date with real-time data to make better decisions. We are all increasingly judged on how we use data to more effectively do ...
Development practices that break applications and what you can do

Development practices that break applications and what you can do

Wednesday, November 30, 2016 by

As most organizational leaders recognize at some level, the increasing dominance of web and mobile applications has completely turned the software world on its ear. The number of critical business functions that are processed via a browser or mobile device is escalating, and inaccurate results, aberrant behaviors, and security flaws can all be absurdly costly. Virt...
Sencha opens up about SenchaCon, developer challenges, and platform updates

Sencha opens up about SenchaCon, developer challenges, and platform updates

Tuesday, November 29, 2016 by

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...
Cloud Foundry Summit Silicon Valley 2017 happening June 13-15 in Santa Clara

Cloud Foundry Summit Silicon Valley 2017 happening June 13-15 in Santa Clara

Monday, November 28, 2016 by

Cloud Foundry has announced Cloud Foundry Summit Silicon Valley 2017 will take place June 13-15 in Santa Clara, California. Perennial interest from the community has created demand for an annual regional event, driving Cloud Foundry to present its Summit Silicon Valley 2017 in the hotbed of the tech industry. Early registration ends Friday, December 2, and offers e...
Zero code development is helping ease the pain of app development for some

Zero code development is helping ease the pain of app development for some

Tuesday, November 22, 2016 by

At one end of the enterprise mobility spectrum is the field, where workers use apps to meet demands of those at the other end: managers who are finding more inventive ways to use the information in operations, customer service and sales as business intelligence that drives the bottom line.   In between is Information Technology (IT), which gets demands ...
3 things you need to know to make Agile software development work

3 things you need to know to make Agile software development work

Monday, November 21, 2016 by

Traditionally, software development follows the Waterfall framework whereby a product is produced sequentially over a series of phases of construction. Waterfall’s big drawback is how tedious it can be for developers, and how unresponsive it is to change. This is a major issue in today’s world where technology is advancing at such a rate that resistance to c...
Demystifying persistent storage: As containers die, data lives on

Demystifying persistent storage: As containers die, data lives on

Monday, November 21, 2016 by

According to a recent survey from Portworx, IT managers depend on containers to help improve their agility, reduce their costs and improve system performance. Yet their number two concern with container storage - loss of data.Containers were developed to be stateless, ephemeral, lightweight tools, only megabytes in size to enable quick application launch. However, in de...
Trailhead Profiles and Social Logins announced by Salesforce

Trailhead Profiles and Social Logins announced by Salesforce

Tuesday, November 15, 2016 by

Salesforce has announced new updates to its online learning platform Trailhead, that could reinvent the resume as we know it.  Trailhead helps developers catch the eye of recruiters and hiring managers by showcasing the specialized skills they’ve acquired in their efforts to land the high-quality jobs they’ve been preparing for. Updates include:- Trailhead Pro...
Is Agile development really that great

Is Agile development really that great

Saturday, November 05, 2016 by

Agile is buzz word among various industries. Many experts are talking about the importance of agility in the enterprise -but do we really know what it means to be agile and how it benefits business?Todd Olson, CEO of BI/UX company, Pendo.io, thinks it’s important for the entire organization to understand agility at the team-level. From prioritize work across teams, to a...
2016 State of Citizen Development Report

2016 State of Citizen Development Report

Monday, October 31, 2016 by

QuickBase Inc., a low-code application development platform provider, has released its second annual study on citizen development, building on the results of 2015's inaugural research to show how the movement has evolved over time. The report revealed citizen developers are moving beyond singular uses to embrace low-code solutions as multi-purpose platforms, using them ...
The growing gap between the speed of business and the pace of software development

The growing gap between the speed of business and the pace of software development

Monday, October 17, 2016 by

The rapid pace of business today is only increasing, which means companies need quick access to effective, flexible and scalable technology in order to succeed. IT organizations are simply struggling to keep up with this growing demand for business applications, which can’t be developed fast enough, updated often enough, or maintained well enough. It’s a com...
Planview releases update to Innotas Project Portfolio Management

Planview releases update to Innotas Project Portfolio Management

Friday, October 07, 2016 by

Planview recently released a new version of the Innotas Project Portfolio Management (PPM) solution that features a built-in integration with the Projectplace work collaboration tool and a significant enhancement to the Innotas user experience. This is the first product release since Planview acquired Innotas and represents an accelerated advancement of their cloud...
Why Consumer Apps Give More Insight Than Business Apps

Why Consumer Apps Give More Insight Than Business Apps

Thursday, September 29, 2016 by

I’ve been using a smartphone since the Palm Treo came out in 2002 – now fourteen years later, my phone is absolutely integral to the way I do things: cook, travel, navigate, go out to eat, go to the movies, exercise. As the saying goes, “There’s an app for that.”What about these consumer apps is so compelling? Why do smartphone users use 26.7 apps per month on average? ...
Why European Enterprises Risk Failure with Mobility Basics

Why European Enterprises Risk Failure with Mobility Basics

Wednesday, September 28, 2016 by

In a new study, conducted by SOTI in collaboration with industry analyst firm Ovum, found fundamental failings and regional inconsistencies are playing havoc with European enterprises working to adopt mobility for strategic gains and derive value from mobile investments. Half of European businesses are failing to impose basic enterprise mobility management (EM...
The Intersection of Big Data Analytics and Software Development: Why You Should Be There

The Intersection of Big Data Analytics and Software Development: Why You Should Be There

Tuesday, September 27, 2016 by

Despite the proven value of collecting raw software project data and analyzing it to create actionable, easily digested key performance indicators (KPIs), many firms still struggle to extract, analyze, and organize this data into reports—let alone dashboards or scorecards. If this sounds like your organization, don’t be surprised. In my experience, only a handful of fir...
BYOD nightmare: Pokemon Go

BYOD nightmare: Pokemon Go

Wednesday, September 07, 2016 by

Pokémon Go, the smartphone game that became an overnight worldwide sensation, may be more than the latest technology must-have. The cute augmented reality app could actually provide cybercriminals an entry point to your business and personal files.Company security directors were already wringing their hands over employees who mix their work and private information on th...
New IT Salary Research Shows Most DevOps Practitioners Earn $100K or More

New IT Salary Research Shows Most DevOps Practitioners Earn $100K or More

Tuesday, September 06, 2016 by

Puppet recently released its 2016 DevOps Salary Report which indicates that most DevOps practitioners in the United States earn $100,000 or more in annual salary. The annual report also found that 43 percent of IT managers earn $150,000 or more, up from 26 percent last year. The salary report is based on data gathered from more than 4,600 respondents to the survey.In th...
The Problem With Sort Of Doing Agile Mobile Development

The Problem With Sort Of Doing Agile Mobile Development

Friday, August 19, 2016 by

Agile development combines process, technology, and mindset in a deliberate way. If you neglect any one of those three pillars in mobile development, you’re setting yourself up to fail. “Sort of” Agile just won’t work.   Here’s why: Mobile users and desktop users have very different expectations. On desktop, if your website has low-p...
Sencha's Ext JS To Help Modernize Oracle Legacy Apps

Sencha's Ext JS To Help Modernize Oracle Legacy Apps

Wednesday, August 17, 2016 by

Sencha has announced a new service that enables enterprises to transform legacy applications into modern web apps, which can be deployed in the cloud or on-premise. Partnering with 4Morphis, Sencha leverages Ext JS, the most comprehensive JavaScript framework to help customers migrate their Oracle Forms applications into modern web and mobile applications in a matt...
Save $600 Bucks Registering Early for The QCon Developer Conference

Save $600 Bucks Registering Early for The QCon Developer Conference

Sunday, August 14, 2016 by

The QCon Developer Conference will be held at the Hyatt Regency San Francisco which is located on the on the Embarcadero waterfront from November 7-9. A practitioner-driven conference, QCon is designed for technical team leads, architects, engineering directors, and project managers. The event will offer more than 90 editorial presentations plus 36 sponsored presentatio...
Dashlane and Google Partner up to Bring Us Better Login Security

Dashlane and Google Partner up to Bring Us Better Login Security

Thursday, August 04, 2016 by

Google is officially putting their stamp of approval on password managers. Millions of people use password managers, like Dashlane, as they are the best way to secure account login/authentication. Dashlane and Google just announced that they are establishing a new open-source API that will enhance user security. Google is looking to innovate beyond curren...
Why APIs and User-Permissioned Data Are the Next Frontier for Financial Apps

Why APIs and User-Permissioned Data Are the Next Frontier for Financial Apps

Saturday, July 30, 2016 by

All eyes are on the financial technology sector this year, as venture capital-backed fintech startups are poised to exceed last year’s funding by 36 percent. Robo advisors, mobile payments, personal finance managers and online lenders, to name a few, are all making waves in the futures of the consumers that use them and the financial institutions that don’t know whether...
Infostretch Releases QMetry Test Manager for JIRA on Atlassian Marketplace for Agile Testing

Infostretch Releases QMetry Test Manager for JIRA on Atlassian Marketplace for Agile Testing

Saturday, July 09, 2016 by

Infostretch has released QMetry Test Manager for JIRA on the Atlassian Marketplace offering a new solution that comes pre-integrated with the Atlassian JIRA Software development tool used by Agile teams. As an add-on for JIRA Software, QMetry Test Manager for JIRA adds Agile test management capability to the JIRA environment.The platform offers the following:-...
Why Every DevOps Practice Needs Next-Generation Data Security

Why Every DevOps Practice Needs Next-Generation Data Security

Monday, June 27, 2016 by

As engineers and managers, we live in a world of tradeoffs. A fast solution is usually a sloppy one; a cheap solution is often a fragile one. Any solution that breaks these tradeoffs is extraordinary. A major one can bring about a revolution. The DevOps transformation is just such a revolution. It offers orders-of-magnitude acceleration in software delivery, while ...
Hey Coach! My Kind of Commitment

Hey Coach! My Kind of Commitment

Tuesday, June 21, 2016 by

Before we start this new article of "Hey Coach!", let me discuss a few points from my first article “How do I Get People to Do What I Want”. In writing that first article, I knew that it was a bit controversial to discuss the topic, but I did anyway.  As benign or controversial as it may seem, I was in no way saying that a coach should tell people what to do, ...
Four Ways to Boost IT Performance with Application-Aware Network Performance Monitoring

Four Ways to Boost IT Performance with Application-Aware Network Performance Monitoring

Thursday, June 16, 2016 by

In an era of unified IT, you can no longer afford to take a silo-based approach to monitoring and troubleshooting IT problems. It’s time for network engineers, server admins and application engineers to expand beyond their particular domains and department-specific tools. It’s time to embrace a new, integrated approach to network and application monitoring that lets you...
CA Technologies Releases Updates to Agile Management Platform

CA Technologies Releases Updates to Agile Management Platform

Wednesday, June 15, 2016 by

CA Technologies has released new functionality to its Agile Management portfolio that includes integrations between CA Project & Portfolio Management (CA PPM) and CA Agile Central (formerly Rally), a new persona-based approaches to PPM and IT Service Management (ITSM) with CA PPM and CA Service Management, and new features in CA Agile Central. The integrated so...
Changepoint Releases New Project Portfolio Management Solution

Changepoint Releases New Project Portfolio Management Solution

Friday, June 10, 2016 by

Changepoint is launching an Early Adopter program for its new Daptiv TTM (Time and Task Management), a project portfolio management (PPM) solution that offers a task management, time entry, and timesheet submission application for project team members. With Daptiv TTM, team members can capture task and time data anytime, anywhere, on any device. It helps project ma...
Six Best Practices to Better Agile Implementation

Six Best Practices to Better Agile Implementation

Wednesday, June 01, 2016 by

While Agile software development has become the dominant methodology adopted by software development groups, many companies - including some of the most innovative - are not using it to its fullest potential. An alternative to traditional project management, the Agile approach is a set of principles for software development in which requirements and solutions evolv...
Specific Technology Skills Provide Pay Boost for Tech Sector

Specific Technology Skills Provide Pay Boost for Tech Sector

Wednesday, May 18, 2016 by

PayScale, in partnership with Future Workplace, have released a new workforce skills preparedness report titled “Leveling Up: How to Win In the Skills Economy.” Among the findings were a “pay boost” for tech hiring when considering specific technical skills.Overall, the report details a disconnect between managers and recent graduates regarding their preparedness for em...
Planview Updates Troux Application Portfolio Management Platform

Planview Updates Troux Application Portfolio Management Platform

Sunday, May 15, 2016 by

Planview has announced a number of updates to its Troux application portfolio management platform adding enhancements that extend visualizations and improve usability. Troux 12 includes expanded transition planning support which provides a plan of record for architects and project managers, to track the specific usage of an application over time and determine if it...
SmartBear Software Adds New Agile Test Management for QAComplete

SmartBear Software Adds New Agile Test Management for QAComplete

Monday, April 25, 2016 by

SmartBear Software has added new Agile test management practices to its latest release of QAComplete, a software testing management tool for managing requirements, tests and defects. With this latest version of the platform SmartBear has revamped the user experience to better support Agile test management practices included a new UX. There is also revamped reporting fun...
DH2i Releases New Container Platform for Microsoft SQL Server

DH2i Releases New Container Platform for Microsoft SQL Server

Thursday, April 14, 2016 by

DH2i Company has launched a new Containers as a Service (CaaS) solution for Microsoft SQL Server. The new offering enables SQL Server users to plug-into DH2i's DxEnterprise container management software in the cloud. DH2i is utilizing Rackspace to back its CaaS solution. The release of DH2i's CaaS for Microsoft SQL Server enables users to deploy Windows Server appl...
Six Best Practices to Better Agile Implementation

Six Best Practices to Better Agile Implementation

Wednesday, April 06, 2016 by

While Agile software development has become the dominant methodology adopted by software development groups, many companies - including some of the most innovative - are not using it to its fullest potential. An alternative to traditional project management, the Agile approach is a set of principles for software development in which requirements and solutions evolv...
How March Madness Impacts Enterprise Mobile Data Usage and BYOD Security

How March Madness Impacts Enterprise Mobile Data Usage and BYOD Security

Tuesday, April 05, 2016 by

Oversized events like March Madness and the Olympics not only can cause decreased productivity from employees, but also may increase security risks for companies whose employees are using devices that access corporate data. We visited with Michael Covington, VP Product for Wandera, to discuss research the company conducted during the NCAA basketball tournament to learn ...
Pyze Mobile App Analytics Business Intelligence Emerges from Stealth

Pyze Mobile App Analytics Business Intelligence Emerges from Stealth

Wednesday, March 30, 2016 by

We recently visited with Dickey Singh, co-founder and CEO of Pyze which recently emerged from stealth to introduce Pyze Growth Intelligence, a business intelligence platform for mobile app publishers. The platform provides publishers with a “Data Scientist in a Box” to maximize app growth and personalize engagement.ADM: Pyze just emerged from stealth with a new business...
IBM Opens Bluemix Garage in France

IBM Opens Bluemix Garage in France

Wednesday, March 23, 2016 by

IBM is opening a new Bluemix Garage in Nice, France to help European based companies’ development and design of apps on IBM Cloud.This is the fourth location worldwide (also located in San Francisco, Toronto, London) of the Bluemix Garage, which offer physical hubs where multi-disciplinary teams, including developers, product managers and designers, can collaborate with...
Product Development Managers and Marketers Are Increasingly Engaging with Analytics

Product Development Managers and Marketers Are Increasingly Engaging with Analytics

Friday, March 18, 2016 by

Amplitude has released its State of Analytics 2016 report which is based on a survey of C-level executives, VPs, directors, and product and marketing managers. The report provides insight into analytics trends, the importance of analytics in driving business decisions, pain points and the types of analytics tools being used. The survey reports that key users of ana...
The 9 Smells of an Organization

The 9 Smells of an Organization

Tuesday, March 15, 2016 by

A few months ago I first watched ”The Smell of the Place,” a speech by Prof. Sumantra Ghoshal. It's about corporate environments and the faults of management in creating a positive workplace. In organizations, it's all about the context. This has a huge impact on the behavior of employees. "Changing people's behavior is not about changing people, but chan...
3 Developer Career Hacks for 2016

3 Developer Career Hacks for 2016

Thursday, March 10, 2016 by

To advance your career as a developer and maintain your tech prowess, it has become increasingly important to know, if not master, popular programming languages and platforms. Business needs are constantly changing, IT infrastructures are evolving, and while the demand for software developers is high, so is the competition. As developers are often hired based on me...
The Agile Mnemonic

The Agile Mnemonic

Monday, March 07, 2016 by

Mnemonic Definition:“Aiding or designed to aid the memory”I have often been in situation where people want a summary of Agile. Being too busy with work (and life), they want it straight and simple so they can have something quick and easy which they can recall when we talk about Agile. Even at the end of a class, I have met students who look for a simple way to remember...
Using Virtual Mobile Infrastructure to Protect Corporate Data

Using Virtual Mobile Infrastructure to Protect Corporate Data

Saturday, March 05, 2016 by

We chatted with Avast Vice President Sinan Eren to talk BYOD mobile security and how the Avast VMP solution provides companies with the ability to create a virtual mobile infrastructure (VMI) that streams mobile apps to any device. Sinan is a cybersecurity expert, who has extensive knowledge in both the engineering and business aspects of security. ADM: What is the...
Secure Mobile Access for BYOD

Secure Mobile Access for BYOD

Friday, March 04, 2016 by

If you are an IT manager responsible for defining your organization’s approach to BYOD, there are hundreds, if not thousands, of articles and guides available on the topic. Unfortunately, most BYOD articles overlook a technology that has been the workhorse for secure remote access for more than a decade: SSL VPN.Originally designed for secure remote PC and laptop access...
ThoughtWorks Mingle Platform Takes a Team-Centric Approach to Scaling Agile

ThoughtWorks Mingle Platform Takes a Team-Centric Approach to Scaling Agile

Monday, February 22, 2016 by

ThoughtWorks’ Mingle project management tool provides IT teams with the ability to scale agility without reducing team autonomy by managing dependencies through peer-to-peer dialogue, while giving management end-to-end visibility.The platform has recently released a dependency management feature set which integrates Agile at the program level providing real-time progres...
LinkedIn's New Project Voyager App Features Continuous Delivery on Steroids

LinkedIn's New Project Voyager App Features Continuous Delivery on Steroids

Sunday, February 14, 2016 by

LinkedIn recently released Project Voyager, their codename for the new version of the company’s flagship application for Android, iOS, and the mobile web catering to its over 400 million users. According to the LinkedIn dev team, Voyager is the result of more than a year of product development work by over 250 engineers. They rethought the LinkedIn experience from the g...
Expect to See Large Companies Ramp Up Investment in Mobile Development for 2016

Expect to See Large Companies Ramp Up Investment in Mobile Development for 2016

Thursday, January 14, 2016 by

Red Hat recently concluded a mobile development measurement survey which polled the views of IT decision makers from 200 private sector companies with at least 2,500 employees across the U.S. and Western Europe. The survey was completed in October 2015, and was carried out online.One of the most significant findings from the report is that 90 percent of companies antici...
DreamFactory Releases New Commercial Package of its REST API Backend

DreamFactory Releases New Commercial Package of its REST API Backend

Tuesday, January 05, 2016 by

DreamFactory has released DreamFactory Enterprise, a new commercial package of its REST API backend. It runs on a Linux server and includes the DreamFactory open source runtime for instant deployment allowing development teams to provision, govern and report on DreamFactory instances.DreamFactory Enterprise facilitates hosting a number of DreamFactory instances on a sin...
The Zen of Mobile Apps: Seven Harmonious Tips to Increase App Shelf Life

The Zen of Mobile Apps: Seven Harmonious Tips to Increase App Shelf Life

Tuesday, January 05, 2016 by

The enterprise software market is poised to explode. In a recent Gartner report – “Gartner Forecast Analysis Enterprise Application Software”, Worldwide, 2Q15 Update, Granetto & Swinehart, August 2015 - the leading analyst house projects spending on enterprise application software to rise 7.5 percent this year to $149.9 billion, and to surpass $201 billion by 2019.H...
Chatting With Twilio CEO Jeff Lawson About the API Economy Coming of Age

Chatting With Twilio CEO Jeff Lawson About the API Economy Coming of Age

Monday, January 04, 2016 by

We recently visited with Twilio CEO Jeff Lawson about emerging impact of the API economy. Jeff is a serial inventor with over 15 years of entrepreneurial and product experience. Prior to co-founding Twilio, Jeff was Founder & CTO of NineStar, Founding CTO of Stubhub.com and Founder, CEO and CTO of Versity. He was also one of the original product managers for Am...

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