Alpha TransForm cuts build time for offline-capable mobile apps
Monday, June 24, 2019 by Christian Hargrave
Alpha Software Corporation announced the official launch of Alpha TransForm a mobile app development and deployment platform that turns complex paper forms or business processes into scalable, offline-capable mobile apps in just a few hours.
Alpha TransForm apps can be highly-customized and have outstanding offline support for industrial-strength requirements. T...
Building confidence in machine learning models for IT
Wednesday, June 12, 2019 by Richard Harris
OpsRamp announced OpsQ Observed Mode to build confidence in machine learning models for IT event and performance analysis. The Summer 2019 Release also introduces automated alert suppression to reduce human time spent on first-response to alerts, continuous learning-based alert escalation using live event data, and new infrastructure monitoring capabilities for cloud na...
Salesforce and Tableau software become one
Tuesday, June 11, 2019 by Richard Harris
Salesforce has said it will buy Tableau Software for $15.7 billion in an all-stock deal, making it the largest acquisition in the history of the company. This is more than double the $6.5 billion the San Francisco-based cloud giant paid for MuleSoft last year.
Salesforce will use the acquisition to double down on business intelligence through powerful new data...
Enjin joins FIO
Tuesday, April 23, 2019 by Richard Harris
Enjin has announced a continued effort to make using crypto and blockchain technology as easy as possible by joining the Foundation for Interwallet Operability (FIO), a move expected to boost the usability of both cryptocurrencies and fungible/non-fungible tokens. In joining the consortium comprised of more than 15 members from leading crypto wallets and exchanges, Enji...
Edge computing solution for industrial mobile devices arrives
Friday, March 29, 2019 by Richard Harris
FogHorn released Lightning Mobile, an edge computing solution built specifically for industrial mobile devices.
According to GSMA Intelligence, Industrial IoT connections will overtake consumer IoT connections in 2023, increasing more than five-fold to 13.8 billion in 2025. This is driven by a number of factors, including the emergence of LTE-M, NB-IoT, and...
Enterprise grade low code platform arrives from Kony
Thursday, March 14, 2019 by Richard Harris
Kony Inc has a lot to talk about these days. Along with recently being named a leader in The Forrester Wave: Low-Code Development Platforms for AD&D Professionals, Q1 2019, they also sent notice to us that they launched Kony Quantum, a new brand with enhanced capabilities for its next-generation low-code app development platform that aims to deliver rich digita...
Rollbar acquires Hungary-based Samebug
Thursday, February 28, 2019 by Christian Hargrave
Rollbar, a provider of real-time error monitoring Software as a Service, announced it has acquired Hungary-based Samebug, in a strategic move that further deepens its domain expertise in grouping and allows for the integration of proprietary Samebug technology into its error monitoring solution. It also allows Rollbar to quickly grow its engineering team and have greate...
Learn machine learning easier thanks to Spell
Monday, February 25, 2019 by Richard Harris
Machine learning startup Spell has launched a new collaborative web platform and brand identity designed by Studio Rodrigo, the New York independent design studio, helping to open up the huge potential of artificial intelligence and machine learning to a vast new audience.
The launch of the new web interface and online learning portal designed by Studio Rodrigo coinc...
Software engineer happiness matters
Tuesday, February 19, 2019 by Bart Copeland
In the never-ending quest for greater developer productivity, security and compliance usually seem like monkey wrenches in the machinery. These aspects of development are essential, but they can slow down the flow of work and frustrate developers.
Security and compliance dog the whole software development process, from the too-often-forgotten build engineering team, ...
Content management systems are getting old
Friday, February 15, 2019 by Richard Harris
As the role and value of content increase, many companies are finding that their existing content management systems just aren’t cutting it. That’s not surprising as legacy CMSes were built for page-based desktop publishing and are simply too rigid to be adapted for today’s dynamic digital demands. Indeed, maximizing the value of content depends on mov...
Rubrik just launched an open source community
Wednesday, February 13, 2019 by Richard Harris
Rubrik just announced Rubrik Build, a new 100 percent public, 100 percent Open Source community built around use cases and integrations that consume Rubrik APIs. As part of Rubrik Build, contributors can leverage existing software development kits, tools, and use cases or contribute their own ideas, code, documentation, and feedback.
The goal of Rubrik Buil...
Qt Partners with LG to make better IVI
Monday, January 28, 2019 by Brittany Harris
The Qt Company announced a partnership with LG Electronics Vehicle Component Solutions Company to enhance LG Vehicle Component’s development of highly advanced in-car experiences. The new collaboration expands The Qt Company’s long-time partnership with LG Consumer Electronics to also cover software development of in-vehicle infotainment (IVI) systems for a ...
Blockchain development with strong APIs
Monday, January 21, 2019 by Richard Harris
2018 was the year of blockchain “pilot” projects - where companies began to truly explore all of the possibilities of the technology. For example, in PwC’s 2018 survey of 600 executives, 84 percent said their organizations had at least some involvement with blockchain technology - but only 15 percent reported having gone live.
As we jump into 2019, ...
Using eye tracking for UX design and testing
Friday, January 18, 2019 by Richard Harris
For UX designers working in fast-paced, agile environments, it is often difficult to make quick, informed design decisions. Many user testing tools and methods help to reveal the "what" behind user actions but fail to reveal the "why", subjecting decisions to opinion and bias. This makes it difficult to keep stakeholders and members of the desig...
Finding bugs in code through better QA
Monday, January 7, 2019 by Derek Choy
Let’s face it, smartphone apps have raised the bar for all of us. Ever since Apple released the first iPhone a little over a decade ago, there’s been a huge emphasis on creating software that is clean, elegant and easy to use. Consumer apps and websites have created much higher expectations for all software, and these days even business applications are expe...
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...
Speeding up SaaS deployments with Platform.sh
Friday, November 23, 2018 by Richard Harris
Organizations spend an inordinate amount of time and resources developing and maintaining infrastructure, which distracts from what should be their core focus: providing customers with valuable and engaging applications and digital experiences. Platform.sh allows companies to direct their attention towards accomplishing this primary goal by relieving them of the burden ...
No-code vs Low-code: 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...
GitHub Actions and other announcements from GitHub Universe
Wednesday, October 17, 2018 by Richard Harris
GitHub, the soon to be acquired by Microsoft company, has always been known for its source code repository capabilities for developers. But why just store the code on a platform when you can run it too?
At its annual developer conference, GitHub Universe, they announced Actions, which is essentially a way to help automate your development workflows. Actions use...
SAP Data Hub launched at SAP TechEd conference
Friday, October 5, 2018 by Christian Hargrave
SAP SE announced the latest release of SAP Data Hub, which helps build agile, data-driven pipeline applications that tap a single, logical data set representing an entire enterprise. The all-in-one data orchestration solution distills business value from all data for operational excellence and digital expansion. The announcement was made at the SAP TechEd conference, be...
Postman survey finds 66 percent of devs use APIs regularly
Wednesday, October 3, 2018 by Richard Harris
Postman has released its 2018 State of the API Survey. This year’s survey was sent to the nearly 5 million worldwide members of the Postman community, to better understand the API developers’ workflow, pain points, and perspective for where the API space is headed.
Already an essential part of software development for web, IoT, mobile and AI applications,...
Enterprise IT automation framework Ansible Tower updates to 3.3
Friday, September 14, 2018 by Richard Harris
Red Hat has announced the general availability of Red Hat Ansible Tower 3.3, the latest version of its enterprise framework for automating and orchestrating IT operations. Red Hat Ansible Tower 3.3 includes an updated user interface, improved scaling and the ability to run Ansible Tower on Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform, Red Hat’s enterprise-grade Kuber...
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 ...
AI features coming in Talla Intelligent Knowledge Base version 2
Friday, August 24, 2018 by Christian Hargrave
Talla launched version 2.0 of the Talla Intelligent Knowledge Base. This new platform update harnesses techniques in natural language processing and AI-powered automation to achieve significant benefits for revenue generating teams within companies.
Rob May, Founder and CEO Talla said: “Businesses today are driven by information, but the way that information is...
Developer collaboration tools and tips from someone who knows
Thursday, August 23, 2018 by Richard Harris
Lots of organizations claim to prioritize transparency. And there are certainly plenty of tools out there that make it easy for coworkers to share information and communicate, but does that always equate to transparency? Why are people often dissatisfied with their companies' approach to developer collaboration and team collaboration in general?
Integrate video into apps easier using new tech from Cloudflare
Thursday, August 9, 2018 by Richard Harris
Cloudflare announced the general availability of Cloudflare Stream, a new way for content owners and app developers to integrate video into any application or website.
Prior to Cloudflare Stream, if businesses wanted to move beyond just uploading videos to a consumer service like YouTube, they had to use at least three different services: one to encode video into a s...
OverOps Platform helps DevOps find misbehaving code with ML
Thursday, August 2, 2018 by Christian Hargrave
Machine learning meets bug detection with the announcement that OverOps made about the release of their new platform. DevOps teams will soon be armed with net new machine data to effectively evaluate the reliability of software they promote and implement a culture of accountability within their organizations, says OverOps with the release fo their platform. At its core,...
Postman update gives developers more freebies
Thursday, August 2, 2018 by Christian Hargrave
Postman has announced updates to their free flagship app. Starting immediately, all Postman free users will be able to create Postman teams, use team workspaces and use all of Postman’s valuable collaboration features. Prior to this update, teams were available exclusively to customers of Postman’s paid plans, Pro and Enterprise. With this release, all Postm...
Working remote at faster speeds with Accelion
Monday, July 2, 2018 by Christian Hargrave
Penguin Computing announced the availability of the Accelion managed data access platform, a complete managed file transfer and remote access solution that gives global, cross-functional teams the ability to work with vast amounts of geographically dispersed data and do so with greater speed, security, and reliability.
Penguin Computing customers now have the ability...
QT wants app developers and designers to play nice together
Monday, July 2, 2018 by Richard Harris
There is no democracy in design, and developers have typically had a difficult time always pulling off in the code, what interface designers have drawn up. So Qt has introduced their Design Studio solution to help collaboration between graphic designers and software developers on user interface (UI) creation to help ease the pain. Qt Design Studio allows desig...
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.
Thursday, June 21, 2018 by Richard Harris
Supporting citizen developers to speed digital transformation
Thursday, May 10, 2018 by Bill Kennedy
More than just a buzz word, companies across the globe are embracing digital transformation to create more efficient organizations not tied to traditional software applications and to forgo the messy paper trail. Digital transformation is dependent on many factors, but in particular, cloud-based technology is largely responsible for fueling the change. Simply put, overt...
K2 Five launches to help business app development become simpler
Tuesday, May 8, 2018 by Christian Hargrave
K2 has announced new features and functionality focused on enabling a simpler way for non-technical resources to build business applications on the K2 platform. Additionally, all features that have been released to K2 Cloud since launch last year, have been released in an updated version of K2 Five. Many businesses are facing the task of doing more, with less resources....
Stack Overflow for Teams launches
Monday, May 7, 2018 by Richard Harris
Stack Overflow has announced the launch of Stack Overflow for Teams, the new platform that allows development teams of any size to quickly find answers to questions without disrupting their workflow. Teams is a private, internal central knowledge source where team members can find answers to their questions quickly and efficiently. Stack Overflow for Teams presents a ne...