zOS includes new automated unit testing capabilities
Friday, October 25, 2019 by Freeman Lightner
"IBM has announced new updates to IBM Developer for z/OS with new automated unit testing capabilities for mainframe developers. For mainframe developers, automating testing is an essential component for true agile development. However, the tools on the market to address this need are limited, and lacking true, complete automation capabilities. IBM Developer fo...
iOS 13 testing challenges
Wednesday, October 2, 2019 by Eran Kinsbruner
The arrival of Apple's new operating systems, iOS 13 and iPadOS 13, represent big releases with multiple updates and features that represent good news for consumers, such as the increased security and privacy features, enhanced user experience, and consolidated single sign-on. For app developers, it presents some exciting opportunities for innovation.
For anyone ...
Microsoft Azure Sphere certified processor coming in 2020
Friday, June 21, 2019 by Brittany Harris
NXP Semiconductors N.V. announced a collaboration with Microsoft to deliver a new Microsoft Azure Sphere certified crossover applications processor, as an extension to their popular i.MX 8 high-performance applications processor series. The collaboration will deliver a secure, ultra-efficient, intelligent embedded processor for edge nodes that seamlessly runs Azure Sphe...
Develop on the Mainframe like any other cloud platform with Zowe
Monday, February 11, 2019 by Richard Harris
The Open Mainframe Project announced that Zowe, an open source software framework for the mainframe that strengthens integration with modern enterprise applications, is now production ready less than six months after launching. Any enterprise or solution developer can access the Zowe 1.0 source code or convenience build and incorporate it into their products or services...
The first Kubernetes native IDE lands from Red Hat
Tuesday, February 5, 2019 by Richard Harris
Red Hat, Inc. has announced the general availability of Red Hat CodeReady Workspaces, a Kubernetes-native, browser-based development environment that enables smoother collaboration across the development team. Based on the open source Eclipse Che integrated development environment (IDE) project, CodeReady Workspaces is optimized for Red Hat OpenShift and Red Hat Enterpr...
Wireless Gecko portfolio cuts WiFi power consumption in half
Monday, January 28, 2019 by Richard Harris
Silicon Labs expands its groundbreaking Wi-Fi portfolio of modules and transceivers, enabling developers to create end node products with best-in-class power efficiency, superior RF blocking performance and advanced security. Designed for the specific needs of IoT applications, the Wireless Gecko portfolio cuts Wi-Fi power consumption in half compared to competitive off...
Corona labs goes open source and developers are nervous
Tuesday, January 8, 2019 by Richard Harris
Corona Labs, which provides a free cross-platform mobile development tool used to create 2D applications, has announced that after years of planning, the Corona game engine will finally be released as an open-source project. Corona Labs expects that by making their engine an open-source project, issues like adaptation to sudden market changes, updates, and requirements ...
Building secure IoT AI Blockchain apps with PiQube
Tuesday, January 8, 2019 by Christian Hargrave
NetObjex, Inc., a provider of Digital Operating Platforms for Smart Products, has announced it will be introducing a revolutionary new IoT-AI-Blockchain gateway device at the Consumer Electronics Show.
PiQube (pronounced "Pie-Cube") will be launched at the CES 2019 Event from January 8th to the 11th at the Las Vegas Convention Center, Nevada. This sta...
How to make testing apps easier using HeadSpin
Tuesday, January 8, 2019 by Richard Harris
New device launches are exciting for consumers, but a lot happens behind the scenes. New devices mean new device-OS configurations. App developers have to scramble to understand how their apps will perform under new circumstances. This cannot be taken for granted, because a few seconds of additional app load time means millions of lost revenue. New device launches put a...
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...
BitTorrent gets a TRONbased crypto token called BTT
Monday, January 7, 2019 by Christian Hargrave
BitTorrent Inc. announced a token that aims to expand upon its vision of a decentralized internet. The new token, also called BitTorrent (BTT), will be issued by BitTorrent Foundation, established in Singapore, and will enable users to exchange tokens to improve network speed. By providing users with the ability to use BTT tokens for faster downloads, the company aims t...
Common mobile app testing mistakes to avoid
Friday, December 7, 2018 by Rob Mason
Consumers downloaded more than 175 billion mobile apps in 2017. The cost of developing a mobile app can exceed $1 million, with the median cost falling in the range of $100,000 to $500,000. Multiply those numbers together and it’s apparent that a startling amount of resources are spent yearly on mobile app development.
The bad news? Most of those resources are ...
Testing your app for the holidays
Tuesday, November 27, 2018 by Eran Kinsbruner
It’s almost the most wonderful time of the year and retailers of all sizes have already been busy preparing - and in some cases bracing - for the upcoming surge in traffic that is expected to hit their websites and mobile shopping apps this holiday season. Salesforce is predicting that mobile devices will drive 68 percent of all holiday shopping traffic this year,...
The new Sprint CTL Chromebook NL7 LTE
Wednesday, November 21, 2018 by Christian Hargrave
Sprint is working with Google and CTL to create the all-new CTL Chromebook NL7 LTE with Sprint featuring Sprint’s built-in LTE technology. The CTL Chromebook NL7 LTE with Sprint seamlessly integrates with Google’s G Suite for Education as well as G-Suite Basic, Business and Enterprise editions, and allows users to connect virtually anywhere without the need ...
Mesosphere DC OS 1.12 is now available
Thursday, November 1, 2018 by Christian Hargrave
Mesosphere announced the general availability of Mesosphere Kubernetes Engine (MKE), Mesosphere DC/OS 1.12 and the public beta of Mesosphere Jupyter Service (MJS). Mesosphere Kubernetes Engine is the only software platform that delivers pure Kubernetes-as-a-Service on multi-cloud and edge with high-density resource pooling, yet without the need for virtualization. DC/OS...
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...
DesignCon 2019 is coming
Monday, October 29, 2018 by Christian Hargrave
DesignCon announced its 2019 conference schedule, which will feature more than 100 sessions across 15 tracks covering the most important topics within the high-speed communications and semiconductor communities.
DesignCon 2019 takes place January 29-31, at the Santa Clara Convention Center.
DesignCon’s conference content is curated by 99 seasoned engineers a...
XPhone uses blockchain to make calls and send messages
Wednesday, October 10, 2018 by Richard Harris
Pundi X says they have created a blockchain-based OS and communication protocol for mobile devices that allows users to make calls, send messages and transmit data via a fully decentralized blockchain network.
Powered by Function X, an ecosystem built entirely on and for blockchain, the new mobile phone called ‘XPhone’ runs on a new transmission...
Blockchain IoT can work to your advantage
Friday, October 5, 2018 by Richard Harris
Why do the words Blockchain and IoT still sound terrifying to some businesses? Maybe it's because Blockchain terminology was made mainstream by Bitcoin, or perhaps it's that IoT sounds immediate security alarms.
According to IBM, using Blockchain in asset management, customs declarations, supply chain networks, commercial property leasing, and countless more ...
The changes in iOS 12 for developers
Monday, October 1, 2018 by Richard Harris
It's here, iOS 12 - Apple's latest operating system, and it's chalked full of changes in everything from the user experience to under the programming hood. Along with the new OS, Apple has also released a new round of hardware, most notably with bigger screen sizes, a faster A12 chip, and the new Apple watch series 4. We've all seen the key note int...
Alexa will soon be featured on the Amazon Kindle Fire HD 8
Friday, September 28, 2018 by Richard Harris
The new Fire HD 8 has been announced by Amazon and comes equipped with always-ready, hands-free access to Alexa. With hands-free mode, Alexa is always ready to respond - Alexa can start a video call with family, play music, launch games, read Audible books, and more. The Fire HD 8 also includes an HD 720p front-facing camera and up to 10 hours of mixed use battery life....
Windows 10 security hygiene is a priority for many says new report
Wednesday, September 26, 2018 by Christian Hargrave
Adaptiva announced the results of its 2018 Enterprise Endpoint Security Survey. The survey showed that security is galvanizing around the move to Windows 10, the operating system that the majority of companies surveyed now run in their organizations. In the survey, over half of respondents indicated that security hygiene is a priority, listing security configuration man...
Xpress solution aims to help you create IoT apps faster
Friday, September 21, 2018 by Christian Hargrave
Silicon Labs now offers a new Wireless Xpress solution to help developers get IoT applications connected and running in a day, with no software development necessary. Silicon Labs’ Wireless Xpress provides a configuration-based development experience with everything developers need including certified Bluetooth 5 Low Energy (LE) and Wi-Fi modules, integrated proto...
30,000 blacklisted apps hosted on the Google Play Store report finds
Friday, September 21, 2018 by Richard Harris
RiskIQ has released its Mobile Threat Landscape Q2 2018 Report, which analyzed 120 mobile app stores and more than two billion daily scanned resources. The findings show a spike in blacklisted apps headlined by Trojans and Adware, as well as a fascinating shift in tactics by mobile threat actors.
For the second year in a row, RiskIQ observed a sharp increase in black...
To make a progressive web app or not
Thursday, September 6, 2018 by Richard Harris
Mobile users are spending 80 to 94 percent of their mobile use time in apps, so you’d think the mobile web would be a thing of the past right? But the average mobile user also visits 100 different websites each month, and only half of all mobile users don’t download any new apps during that same period.
In order to achieve the speed and ease of use p...
IoT dedicated network and OS coming from Sprint and Ericsson
Tuesday, September 4, 2018 by Richard Harris
Sprint and Ericsson have announced a global relationship to build a distributed and virtualized core network dedicated specifically to IoT (Internet of Things), in addition to a world-class IoT operating system. This new environment, which is purpose-built for the future of IoT, is designed to create an optimal flow of device data, enabling immediate, actionable intelli...
Reporting bugs just got a little easier
Tuesday, September 4, 2018 by Christian Hargrave
Filing bugs is a critical component of the QA process, but it can be time-consuming and cumbersome. Teams are often sidetracked into performing important yet tedious tasks including: screenshotting software issues, annotating them with details, downloading them into a separate Jira or Trello board and manually logging them for others to be able to reproduce the bug and ...
Higher GPU performance from new eSOMiMX6PLUS IoT board
Friday, August 10, 2018 by Christian Hargrave
e-con Systems Inc. announces the launch of its eSOMiMX6PLUS System-on-module. The eSOMiMX6PLUS System-On-Module is based on NXP’s i.MX6 QuadPlus processor family. e-con Systems already has dozens of customers in mass production using computer on modules, such as the eSOMiMX7, eSOMiMX6-micro, eSOMTK1, eSOMiMX6, eSOM3730 and eSOM270.
eSOMiMX6PLUS is a ready to us...
Constellation blockchain microservice OS releases base code
Friday, August 10, 2018 by Richard Harris
Constellation Labs announced the release of their testnet - the first version (V1) of Constellation’s base code. This launch begins a process of building out a small network of nodes, which communicate with each other in order to prevent “bad actors” on the system. The testnet’s primary goal is to accomplish both the handling and validation of ba...
Android P developer notes
Wednesday, August 8, 2018 by Christian Hargrave
The official Android Pie release has been announced in a Google blog post which promises the rollout of some pretty substantial changes to authentication, navigation UI, task prediction, and more. With the software currently in beta and waiting for its official release, it’s important that developers get ready to start planning their next moves in order to strike ...
WhatsApp chooses Nexmo for their business solution
Monday, August 6, 2018 by Christian Hargrave
Vonage announced that Nexmo is a provider for the new WhatsApp Business solution. In limited availability, WhatsApp is now opening its doors to businesses, allowing them to communicate with their customers on a more engaging platform.
By leveraging Nexmo APIs to simplify their integrations and handle the complexity of maintenance and operations, WhatsApp Business use...
Postgres support has been unvieled for Toad Edge
Thursday, June 21, 2018 by Christian Hargrave
Quest Software unveiled the commercial release of Toad Edge 2.0, which adds support for Postgres. Toad Edge enables developers and database administrators to reduce the time and effort required to develop, manage and maintain Postgres-based open source databases while helping produce optimal performance.
A recent report estimates that more than 70% of new in-house ap...
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...
eSOMiMX7 System on Module has been released
Wednesday, May 23, 2018 by Christian Hargrave
e-con Systems Inc. announced the release of its eSOMiMX7 System on Module. The eSOMiMX7 is based on NXP/Freescale i.MX7 processor. e-con Systems already has many customers in mass production using system on modules, such as the eSOMiMX6-micro, eSOMiMX6, eSOMTK1 and eSOM3730. To cater to the customer's demand of a small SOM for building IoT Applications, Industrial HMI, ...
Delivering multiprotocol mesh networking solutions for IoT
Monday, May 14, 2018 by Richard Harris
Wirepas and Silicon Labs have collaborated to create a concurrent multiprotocol switching solution with one ERF32 Wireless Gecko radio, enabling many innovative use cases for connected lighting, smart energy and asset management applications.Together, Wirepas and Silicon Labs are enabling their customers and partners to take advantage of the unique features of Wirepas M...