VMworld conference 2019 announcements
Tuesday, August 27, 2019 by Christian Hargrave
VMware introduced cloud offerings that enable hybrid cloud platforms that empower customers to migrate and modernize applications across clouds, data centers, and edge locations while simplifying cloud planning, deployment, costs, and ongoing operations.
Transforming the Way Enterprises Build Software on Kubernetes
VMware Tanzu, a new overarching portfolio of prod...
Package Feed module released by Flexera
Friday, August 16, 2019 by Christian Hargrave
Flexera, the software company that helps organizations realize technology’s power to accelerate their business, released the Package Feed Module, a new add-on module for its popular AdminStudio product.
AdminStudio saves users time and money preparing applications for deployment. AdminStudio is a tool used for creating custom deployment...
NVIDIA's AI platform sets new record
Thursday, August 15, 2019 by Richard Harris
NVIDIA has breakthroughs in language understanding that allow businesses to engage more naturally with customers using real-time conversational AI.
NVIDIA's AI platform is the first to train one of the most advanced AI language models BERT, in less than an hour and complete AI inference in just over 2 milliseconds. This groundbreaking level of performance ma...
CircleCI for Microsoft Windows is here
Wednesday, August 7, 2019 by Richard Harris
CircleCI launched the general availability of support for Windows jobs. Organizations such as Angular, Samsung NEXT are able to achieve further flexibility over their development pipelines with the addition of Windows.
According to Stack Overflow’s 2019 Developer Survey, nearly half of respondents reported building on Windows, yet no native Windo...
Mobile ads SDK Vungle updates to deliver a better experience
Thursday, July 18, 2019 by Christian Hargrave
Vungle unveiled updates to its software development kit with new features including Cache Optimization, which aims to deliver Vungle's creatives faster than ever. Additionally, the company also announced support for a new medium sized rectangle (MREC) ad format that adds Vungle's quality video ad content while maintaining the in-app user experience.
New intelligence suite aims to help tackle problems with growing IT
Friday, July 12, 2019 by Brittany Harris
Snow Software announced a new suite of offerings to better empower customers to address their growing IT operations, cloud shift and digital transformation challenges. This new set of offerings is aligned to strategic business outcomes, providing customers with product choices that will better meet their unique needs now and in the future.
“The market has evolv...
Microsoft announces Visual Studio 2019
Wednesday, April 10, 2019 by Christian Hargrave
Microsoft announced general availability for Visual Studio 2019 – offering innovative and intelligent solutions that increase developer productivity. With Visual Studio 2019, we’ve focused on what’s important to developers by adding numerous productivity improvements, enhanced collaboration, and faster tooling that bring the best experience to develope...
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 ...
BitTorrent gets a TRON-based 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...
Privacy for Android boosted with decentralized VPN
Sunday, January 6, 2019 by Christian Hargrave
Mysterium Network, an open-source, not-for-profit foundation reinventing internet privacy, security, and freedom, has announced the release of the Mysterium VPN app for Android, which is now available on the Google Play store.
The app, which was released today and is also available for Windows and macOS, will allow users to participate in the world’s first dece...
Mesmerizing Titanic virtual reality game coming to PlayStation
Wednesday, December 26, 2018 by Richard Harris
Titanic VR is launching on Playstation (PSVR). The highly realistic game’s graphics and characterization are based on real-life people who were on the ship. The game's developer, Immersive VR Education (IVRE), created 800 characters, while also providing various facts on-screen about the RMS Titanic and its sinking.
The sinking of the Titanic is ...
Tuesday, December 18, 2018 by Christian Hargrave
These new features will empower developers with new conveniences for users. Users can scan barcodes in real-time from a browser using their smartphone without requiring an a...
Mobile app advertising trends in 2018
Thursday, November 15, 2018 by Richard Harris
PubMatic has released its third Quarterly Mobile Index (QMI) of 2018. The report includes key insights around the growth in mobile app advertising, highlighting trends in mobile video, header bidding and the expansion of cross-channel monetization. The newly released findings will guide publishers and buyers toward smarter programmatic strategy and projected future mobi...
New open source cloud discovery tool arrives from Twistlock
Thursday, November 15, 2018 by Christian Hargrave
Twistlock has released a new open source Cloud Discovery tool. Cloud Discovery gives enterprise infrastructure, operations, and security teams the ability to easily understand and quantify the size of their environment, and get a birds' eye view of what cloud native services are running and where. The first release supports Amazon Web Services (AWS), Micro...
Migrating old Windows 2008 apps over to Docker just got easier
Tuesday, November 13, 2018 by Richard Harris
Docker has announced the Windows Server Application Migration Program that lets customers quickly and easily migrate and modernize legacy Windows applications, while driving continuous innovation across any application.
With a large percentage of Windows Server applications still running on Windows Server 2003 or 2008, companies that postpone migrating leg...
Enterprise security report says mobile workers put data at risk
Wednesday, October 10, 2018 by Christian Hargrave
According to a new study titled Greatest Mobile Security Threats in the Enterprise, a significant lack of visibility into devices and networks is putting businesses at risk for data leakage and phishing attacks. The study, conducted by Enterprise Mobility Exchange and commissioned by NetMotion Software, showed that nearly 50 percent of mobile workers spend the majority ...
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 ...
AI digital voice assistants stops listening as much thanks to Sensory
Friday, September 28, 2018 by Richard Harris
Sensory announced that it has made significant upgrades to the embedded AI in its sixth generation of TrulyHandsfree, boosting the technology’s wake word performance and accuracy by more than 65 percent. Additionally, TrulyHandsfree boasts improved deep-neural network training that allows for even better near- and far-field speech recognition performance in all ro...
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...
IT operations platform OpsRamp announces Fall 2018 release
Friday, September 14, 2018 by Christian Hargrave
OpsRamp has announced its Fall 2018 release with a new Topology Explorer, enhanced Service Maps, and comprehensive cloud database monitoring. The release expands on the use cases that modern digital operations teams use to discover, manage, and optimize their hybrid IT infrastructure.
OpsRamp’s latest release helps enterprise IT teams deliver IT operations-as-a...
NodeSource pricing tier has changed
Thursday, August 16, 2018 by Christian Hargrave
NodeSource announced the release of a new, integrated product platform. Teams can now benefit from a more cohesive set of solutions for Engineering and DevOps, as well as a more streamlined user experience. This release also marks the first time NodeSource has offered a free-forever pricing tier, targeted at individual developers or those working on small projects. An a...
Open source IT automation solution from Red Hat gets an update
Wednesday, July 18, 2018 by Christian Hargrave
Red Hat, Inc. announced the general availability of Red Hat Ansible Engine 2.6, the latest release of its agentless open source IT automation solution. Red Hat Ansible Engine 2.6 adds new content for automating across hybrid and multi-cloud environments, along with simplified connections to network APIs and updates for Ansible deployments overseeing Windows environments...
Making your apps accessible to those with disabilities
Monday, July 16, 2018 by Nicolas Esneault
With 15% of the world’s population living with some form of disability, making apps more accessible is an important, but often overlooked, part of the app design process.
Types of disability that might affect a user’s experience include hearing and visual impairments, dyslexia, and physical limitations. As a result, designing for accessibility forces deve...
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS is now certified for Intel NUC
Tuesday, June 26, 2018 by Richard Harris
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS has announced that it is is now certified on selected Intel NUC Mini PCs and boards. This partnership between Canonical and Intel is designed to "help guide device manufacturer’s and their developers to a smoother path to the development and deployment of IoT devices." Applicable to a range of use cases from digital signage to home enter...
Building native mobile apps with Creo
Thursday, June 21, 2018 by Richard Harris
A new mobile app development platform for MacOS has been released by Creolabs named Creo. Creo combines the Design and Development process into a single application. Traditional mobile app creation process is split between the design process and the development process, the platform merges the two separated steps into a single tool which helps reduce development time.
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...
New camera SDK for Android aims to help document management
Wednesday, June 6, 2018 by Richard Harris
Getting paper documents into digital format can be tricky, so Dynamsoft has introduced a software development kit (SDK) for Android app developers to create apps with enterprise-grade document scanning capabilities by embedding a mobile capture component in their apps. They claim the SDK allows quick integration for developers, and boasts several built-in capabili...
Mobile Threat Landscape reports steady decrease in blacklisted apps
Friday, June 1, 2018 by Christian Hargrave
RiskIQ has released its Mobile Threat Landscape Q1 2018 Report, which analyzed 120 mobile app stores and more than two billion daily scanned resources. The findings showed that taking advantage of the popularity and volatility of the cryptocurrency landscape is paying off for threat actors via the mobile attack vector and that malicious apps leveraged by nation-state ac...
Glance announces mobile app sharing for omnichannel visual engagement
Tuesday, May 29, 2018 by Christian Hargrave
Glance has announced the general availability of Glance Mobile App Sharing, rounding out the industry’s only true omnichannel visual engagement platform. The announcement was made at the Gartner Customer Experience & Technologies Summit in London. “For the past two years, TurboTax has used Glance’s cobrowse, screen share and agent video to help power TurboTax o...
Adobe reveals new XD CC Starter Plan
Tuesday, May 22, 2018 by Christian Hargrave
The free Starter plan for Adobe XD includes XD for Mac and Windows, mobile apps for iOS and Android, and services to empower users to design, prototype and share user experiences with colleagues. Adobe XD is a cross-platform experience design platform to combine both design and prototyping.The XD CC Starter plan gives professional and aspiring designers, teams and stude...
Hazelcast Jet 0.6 promises better processing speeds
Wednesday, April 18, 2018 by Richard Harris
Hazelcast has announced the 0.6 release of Hazelcast Jet - an application embeddable, stream and batch processing engine. New functionality in Hazelcast Jet 0.6 includes a simplified high-level Java API, enhanced job management capabilities which enable computation elasticity and Spring integration.In its 0.5 release, Hazelcast Jet launched its Pipeline API. In Hazelcas...
Apple's new education focused tablet seems dead on arrival
Monday, April 16, 2018 by Ilan Kaps
Apple as a company are used to dominating a market, if not in terms of sheer numbers than in terms of visibility and branding. Just think of how many macs you see in coffee shops, or in TV shows or on University campuses, yet they are massively outsold by windows computers. The iPad is usually the first tablet people can name and ditto for the apple watch and smart watc...
What is an API and why are they important to developers
Wednesday, April 11, 2018 by Richard Harris
API is technically short for “Application Programming Interface”, and the term is tossed around in the programming industry so much, the overall complexity of what they are and how they can make your life easier - or a living hell gets overlooked. It’s amusing that there are so many street-talk definitions for what an API is too. One definition I found is “a set of...
The future of Progressive Web Apps
Wednesday, March 21, 2018 by Richard Harris
Back in 2012, Max Lynch, CEO and co-founder of Ionic, developed his company’s open source framework for cross-platform apps with the foresight that the web would be the future of how apps were built. Six years later, Progressive Web Apps (PWAs) are gaining traction as brands like Starbucks, Twitter and Pinterest have reported significant uptick in engagement upon replac...
App development using low code and no code report in
Thursday, February 8, 2018 by Richard Harris
Creating custom mobile apps using low code and no code platforms induces a rare form of nausea in some native programmers. Why? Because they don't fully understand what low code platforms really do and they don't want to care. As programmers we want to think of ourselves as "high and mighty coding Gods" with anything less than scripting languages beneath us. And the mor...