Submit your 2024 app and software industry predictions
Saturday, December 2, 2023 by Richard Harris
As the calendar pages flip towards a new year, the tech world buzzes with anticipation. It's that time again – App Developer Magazine's eagerly awaited 8th Annual Predictions Issue is just around the corner, and we're calling on all you visionaries in the app and software industry to share your foresights!
A Tradition of Insight and Innovation
PGC London 2024 celebrates 10 year anniversary
Thursday, November 30, 2023 by Brittany Hainzinger
Pocket Gamer Connects will celebrate its 10th anniversary this upcoming January at Pocket Gamer Connects London 2024. Hosted at the city's familiar Brewery venue, this conference will be the ultimate knowledge-sharing and networking event for the games industry.
Starting in the UK in 2014, the Pocket Gamer Connect event series has transformed from its modest...
AI app development assistant lands from NodeSource
Thursday, November 30, 2023 by Richard Harris
NodeSource, the Node.js observability, application management, monitoring, and security platform, announced the launch of the N|Solid Copilot, an AI assistant integrated into the Console of N|Solid Pro. Leveraging the N|Solid Pro platform to capture the most detailed telemetry for applications and paired with the company’s Node.js experts and OpenAI, the...
Visual regression tool Sauce Visual streamlines UI testing
Thursday, November 30, 2023 by Richard Harris
Sauce Labs, a provider of continuous testing software and quality assurance solutions, announced Sauce Visual, adding native visual regression capabilities to its robust testing platform. Sauce Visual helps QA teams and software engineers catch more bugs with less code, simplify test creation and maintenance, and run visual and functional tests in parallel. In lab ...
AI software testing explained by Perforce
Thursday, November 30, 2023 by Richard Harris
Stephen Feloney from Perforce explains the strategies and techniques for providing test data within an agile shift-left approach, how to identify and address bottlenecks in the testing process, the biggest opportunities for AI to impact on software testing, how AI generates data faster and makes testing more through, how BlazeMeter is helping testing teams provision and...
E bike software Starmatter launches from Verge Motorcycles
Tuesday, November 21, 2023 by Freeman Lightner
The Starmatter platform announced by electric superbike manufacturer Verge Motorcycles is shaking up the entire vehicle industry. Starmatter offers automatic over-the-air updates (OTA), allowing Verge customers to access new functions and improvements for their motorcycles. In addition, the platform includes capabilities to utilize artificial intelligence and machine le...
Hybrid quantum computing collaboration from NVIDIA
Friday, November 17, 2023 by Richard Harris
Terra Quantum, a quantum technology company, announced it is collaborating with NVIDIA to enhance the world of data analytics powered by hybrid quantum computing, with the goal of empowering businesses to achieve unparalleled performance and insights. Jointly, Terra Quantum and NVIDIA established a technical collaboration accelerating the integration of hybrid quan...
Runtime code review from AppMap enhances productivity
Tuesday, November 14, 2023 by Richard Harris
AppMap has announced its innovative Runtime Code Review solution that will transform software quality and the developer experience. AppMap's mission is to deliver actionable insights to developers where they work, and AppMap continues to deliver on the promise with its latest release for the GitHub Marketplace.
Unexpected runtime defects account fo...
DIY data storage platform Koor launches
Friday, November 10, 2023 by Freeman Lightner
Koor Technologies, a monitoring, management, and automation provider that makes it easy to operate large-scale data stores, officially launched as a company.
Its platform, Koor Data Control Center, now in beta, helps medium-size and large organizations that struggle with storing and managing data by themselves in a simple, cost-effective way. To lead the buildout of ...
Productivity app downloads are on the rise says Softonic
Friday, November 10, 2023 by Richard Harris
Softonic.com, the secure software distributor, recently revealed new data that suggests a surge in interest for niche productivity apps.
The data, extracted from Softonic’s own user metrics, reveals a snapshot of the most popular applications and the changes in their download numbers from January to September this year compared to the same period in ...
AI voice translator app launches from Addevice
Thursday, November 9, 2023 by Richard Harris
Armenian software development company Addevice has launched idict, a mobile app that allows users to instantly translate both voice and text communications into 137 different languages. idict is now available for mobile phones and tablets on the Apple app store and Google Play.
Addevice launches translation app Idict.AI, that allows users to instantly trans...
Sustainable home design app from Powerhaus
Tuesday, November 7, 2023 by Brittany Hainzinger
In a move towards sustainable housing, Powerhaus Engineering recently unveiled Australia's first energy-efficiency home design app at the 2023 Australian Architecture Conference. This revolutionary app will allow architects and designers to configure the energy rating of their building plans with real-time performance feedback, making sustainable design for new hous...
Telerik and Kendo UI R3 updates from Progress
Tuesday, November 7, 2023 by Richard Harris
Progress the provider of application development and infrastructure software, recently announced the R3 2023 release of Progress Telerik and Progress Kendo UI, the
App server market size expected to reach 52B by 2030
Wednesday, November 1, 2023 by Richard Harris
The platform called an application server is typically used for cloud-based apps for mobile devices like tablets and smartphones. While allowing the right to access and the functionality of the corporate application, the application server serves as the host for the user's business logic.
The banking, financial services, and insurance (BFSI) industry are always d...
Agile software development is shaping the future of AI and ML
Monday, October 30, 2023 by Freeman Lightner
The use of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) has become widespread for businesses across virtually every sector, and the rapid pace of adoption is showing no signs of relenting: research by McKinsey suggests that AI could enable automation of up to 70% of business activities between now and 2030.
According to Damian Winczewski, Head of Agile at S...
Standards based operator cloud demonstration at Network X
Friday, October 27, 2023 by Freeman Lightner
The CloudCO demonstration to be led by the Broadband Forum at this year’s Network X will show how network operators can unlock network efficiencies and new service delivery from a disaggregated and virtualized software-defined broadband network.
CloudCO’s service delivery automation focus is fundamental for operators to help reduce their operational costs...
Improve software quality and release speed with Katalon
Thursday, October 26, 2023 by Richard Harris
Katalon, the quality management platform, and Deloitte Canada announced a new initiative to foster improvement in software quality and expedite software release velocity. Globally recognized for its leadership in quality engineering, Deloitte will work with Katalon to roll out strategic co-innovation initiatives to help mutual clients optimize their testing practices, l...
AI is here and it is working says UKG
Wednesday, October 25, 2023 by Richard Harris
Don’t call it a takeover, AI’s been here for years. A new global study from HR, payroll, and workforce management software provider UKG reveals that many people use AI daily both at home and at work, and it’s already making millions of jobs easier - employees just don’t know it. This disconnect underscores the need for greater tran...
App Builder Design contest from Infragistics
Tuesday, October 24, 2023 by Freeman Lightner
Infragistics, the provider of tools and solutions for app design and development, has announced a new App Builder Design Contest where developers, designers and non-designers alike can unleash their creativity and win prizes. The competition provides participants with free access to the App Builder drag & drop tool, which allows designers and developers to...
AI that can understand developer code
Tuesday, October 24, 2023 by Richard Harris
Bito has launched AI that can understand a developer’s code. The new super-personalized functionality helps developers write, refactor, and explain their code. It also helps them with debugging and generating test cases.
AI, like ChatGPT, only provides generic answers or answers based on limited information that the user provides. Bito’s AI acts like a pe...
Network-based cybersecurity threat detection SDK launches
Monday, October 16, 2023 by Freeman Lightner
Enea has launched the Enea Qosmos Threat Detection SDK. This revolutionary threat detection system has the potential to double performance in network-based cybersecurity solutions.
The Qosmos Threat Detection SDK enables the integration of Enea's flagship deep packet inspection (DPI) engine, Qosmos ixEngine, with core IDS capabilities drawn from Suricata, the wid...
Game Development World Championship 2023 Winter Season
Thursday, October 12, 2023 by Freeman Lightner
The Game Development World Championship (GDWC) has opened the 2023 Winter Season for submissions. Games can be submitted until the end of the year. Winners will be announced in February 2024.
Winter Season breaks records with the biggest prize pool in GDWC history, totaling over $660,000 in value. Prizes are spread across 12 award categories and range from swag &...
Will AI take your programming job
Wednesday, October 4, 2023 by Freeman Lightner
Some of you might be wondering, is your coding job under threat from AI? It's a question that a lot of programmers are talking about so we conducted an in-depth analysis on its effects on programming jobs to get a concrete answer. Our results revealed how artificial intelligence is influencing programming jobs, whether it replacing programmers or changing ...
Accelerate development environments by 10x with AI
Friday, August 25, 2023 by Richard Harris
We recently caught up with Rod Cope from Perforce and chatted about the 10x environment mindset for AI and how new AI tools like generative AI are increasing the efficiency and speed of developers and improving visual effects for animation pros. Even more, he explains how Perforce came up with the 10x concept, the opportunities that exist for incorpo...
Top programming languages of 2023
Friday, August 18, 2023 by Richard Harris
With generative AI, machine learning, and big data processing taking the world by storm, a number of associated languages and tools have gained in popularity this year. CircleCI has revealed the top programming languages for 2023.
Detect hard coded secrets with new capabilities from Cycode
Thursday, August 10, 2023 by Freeman Lightner
Cycode announced the expansion of its hard-coded secrets detection in cloud-based workplaces, as well as a collaboration with Azure DevOps pipelines to ensure end-to-end supply chain integrity and a new IDE plug-in for seamless integration with VS Code.
Building upon its existing code-to-cloud coverage, Cycode now extends its secrets scanning capabilities to encompas...
Emergence web3 SDK for game developers from Crucible
Tuesday, August 1, 2023 by Richard Harris
Crucible continues to create new standards and essential tools for developers with the launch of Emergence SDK. The software development kit, developed with the Open Meta Association, is available to developers building on Unreal Engine. This new and innovative set of tools has already been downloaded over 33,000 times and adopted by 3% of total active Unreal developers...
App security training enhancements by Security Journey
Wednesday, July 19, 2023 by Freeman Lightner
Security Journey announced an acceleration of its secure coding training platform enhancements. Since combining HackEDU and Security Journey training offerings into one Platform, the company has added or refreshed almost 200 lessons and 25 languages, frameworks, and technologies; giving customers even more new training content to improve secure coding knowledge gain of ...
Multiplayer solution for game developers from Coherence
Tuesday, July 18, 2023 by Richard Harris
Coherence has announced their revolutionary network engine that redefines "effortless" for multiplayer connectivity is available now. Coherence is the first network engine that a designer can use with zero need for coding, offering a powerful set of tools that allows developers to have working multiplayer prototypes running in a matter of minutes. It is o...
SQL server modernization solution from SUSE and DH2i
Friday, June 23, 2023 by Freeman Lightner
DH2i is partnering with SUSE to offer the simplest route to Microsoft SQL Server container modernization. By combining DH2i's DxEnterprise Smart High Availability Clustering software with Rancher by SUSE, organizations can seamlessly migrate both physical and virtual SQL Server databases to availability groups in Kubernetes within minutes. This collaboration em...
HQS Quantum Simulations strengthens management teams
Wednesday, June 21, 2023 by Brittany Hainzinger
HQS Quantum Simulations receives further capital injection and strengthens its management team. The TRUMPF Group's corporate venture capital unit, Trumpf Venture II GmbH, joins the company as a new one-million-euro investor. HQS Quantum Simulations had already closed on a Series A financing round last year. Michael Bolle has also been part of the Advisory Board sinc...
Will AI solve developers productivity issues
Tuesday, June 20, 2023 by Richard Harris
To follow up on our previous survey about low-code and no-code tools, we decided to run another short survey about tools specifically for software developers, including, but not limited to, GitHub Copilot and ChatGPT. We’re interested in how "developer enablement" tools of all sorts are changing the workplace. Our survey showed that while these tool...
Pega Infinity AI capabilities announced at PegaWorld
Friday, June 16, 2023 by Freeman Lightner
Recently at PegaWorld iNspire, Pega announced the latest edition of its Pega Infinity software suite, which is enhanced with new AI and automation capabilities to help enterprises accelerate low code development, optimize processes, and enhance experiences for employees and customers.
These features will help organizations innovate faster, increase producti...
Red Hat OpenStack and DevSecOps updates
Thursday, June 15, 2023 by Richard Harris
DSO National Laboratories (DSO), Singapore’s national defense research and development (R&D) organization, and open source leader Red Hat, has announced a collaboration to develop new DevSecOps capabilities. The joint work between Red Hat and DSO shows the value of collaboration to facilitate knowledge exchange in Singapore’s defense R&D efforts.
Decision making technologies shaping the future
Wednesday, May 24, 2023 by Richard Harris
Alteryx, Inc. has released its independent research titled The Decision-Making Technologies Shaping the Future of the Enterprise, revealing the current state of decision-making across global enterprises. While confidence and accuracy were cited as playing an exceptionally important role in decision-making, the new study highlighted multiple practices stalling the accura...