Commercial vs open source for app monitoring
Wednesday, January 2, 2019 by Richard Harris
In 2019 you might already be asking yourself, "Should we go with open source or commercial monitoring for our growing cloud application?” This question is as old as open source software itself, but with the rapid growth of cloud-native applications (software that utilizes services and infrastructure provided by cloud providers like Amazon EC2, Azure, IBM...
How Pycom wants to help IoT developers
Tuesday, December 4, 2018 by Richard Harris
Although IoT development is increasingly on the rise, challenges still exist in the development and manufacturing process that prevents a streamlined workflow for developers.
In this interview, Fred de Haro, CEO, and co-founder at Pycom discusses the company’s new consumer-focused developer offering, and shares insight into the current challenges developers are...
NGINX gets new capabilities to help app teams develop and scale
Monday, October 15, 2018 by Richard Harris
NGINX has released new enhancements to the NGINX Application Platform - including new releases of NGINX Plus, NGINX Controller, and NGINX Unit. These new releases aim to improve NGINX’s solution in the application delivery controller (ADC) market, as well as introduce new solutions in the API management and service mesh markets. NGINX provides a single platfo...
Mobile mesh networking apps via new SDK from RightMesh
Wednesday, October 18, 2017 by Richard Harris
A big hurdle for software developers is how to reach the estimated 4 billion people, who currently lack Internet access. Without an Internet connection, huge swaths of potential users are unable to discover, download, and use their applications. The majority of these unconnected people live in developing countries, but approximately 96% of the global population live in ...
Developers adding 3D printing capability to products
Wednesday, October 4, 2017 by Christian Hargrave
Tech Soft 3D has announced that many of their partners looking to add 3D printing capability to existing products or develop new innovative ones are using HOOPS software development toolkits and Polygonica in lieu of developing the technology in-house.“As 3D printing transitions from prototyping to commercial-grade production, it’s increasingly clear that robust softwar...
Microsoft Provides Sample Features and APIs for Universal Windows Apps
Wednesday, September 30, 2015 by Stuart Parkerson
To help developers learn app development for the Universal Windows Platform (UWP), Microsoft has made available a growing samples collection on GitHub. These samples can be used to learn about specific UWP features and APIs and as a source of working code that can be copied and pasted into projects.The samples include API and feature demos as well as some small but comp...
Mixamo Launches Major Upgrades to Online, End to End 3D Character Creation Solution
Friday, March 21, 2014 by Richard Harris
Upgrades to help artists create, rig and animate any 3D character in minutes Mixamo, Inc has unveiled a series of major upgrades to its online, end-to-end solution for 3D character creation. The upgrades include the launch of Fuse 1.0, Mixamo’s character creator, with its all new import pipeline; new monthly subscription pricing of $150 for Mixamo’s ALL ACCESS prog...
Unity3D: For Beginners and Professionals
Friday, October 11, 2013 by Jeff Sasmor
More than likely you've already
heard of Unity3D; in fact, there's a
good chance you're already a user.
With more than 1.7 million registered
developers, Unity is on its
way to becoming as ubiquitous as
mobile phones. Users range from
hobbyists, students, and Indie
developers like me, all the way up
to big-name game studios and
companies doing simulation ...
Unity Technologies Unveils 2D Gaming Tools
Thursday, August 29, 2013 by Richard Harris
Unity Technologies unveiled a new 2D tools and workflow for the Unity engine and editor at its’ Unity 2013 Conference. Now in beta the full release will be included with the Unity 4.3 update later this year.
The tool offers the introduction of a dedicated scene view, which includes specialized 2D scene manipulation tools. Scene view can be toggled between the tra...