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$50M-in-funding-raised-by-Theorycraft-Games

$50M in funding raised by Theorycraft Games


Wednesday, October 19, 2022 by

Theorycraft Games has announced an additional $50 million raised in Series B funding, led by Makers Fund with participation from NEA and a16z. Theorycraft Games will use this raise to continue building out the most talent-dense team in games and to ensure they can keep making deep, 10,000-hour games that are just better when played with friends, like the company’s...


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GDWC 2022 prize pool over $100K


Tuesday, July 12, 2022 by

The Game Development World Championship 2022 (GDWC), one of the biggest game development competitions in the world will be giving out prizes and giveaways worth over $100,000 this year. This is the largest prize pool in the Championship's history. Over $100,000 prize pool at the Game Development World Championship 2022! Prizes are spread across multiple catego...


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Web3 gaming redefined by Souq


Tuesday, June 28, 2022 by

Businesses have become increasingly reliant on Web3 in 2022, though according to Bloomberg, Deutsche Bank predictions and Fed rate raises may signal a recession looms. In that case, CoinDesk adds that signs point to a continued and strong correlation between recession-trending stock markets and cryptocurrency performance. Now more than ever, ownership of digital asse...


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Gala May Mayhem wrapped up


Thursday, June 9, 2022 by

Gala, and its gaming division, Gala Games, have wrapped up their second annual month-long reward event called May Mayhem. Started in 2021, the event was designed to grow Gala’s user base and to reward as many current players as possible with large prizes in GALA, the official crypto token of the Gala Games Ecosystem. Even in the midst of the largest drop in the...


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DeFi platform expands into the NFT space


Monday, December 20, 2021 by

Umbria Network has augmented its position in the NFT space with its second phase of partnerships. The protocol has introduced its novel Narni cross-chain liquidity bridge to a wider NFT audience via collaborations with innovative projects that are minting and selling on the Polygon blockchain. When buying NFTs on a Polygon marketplace such as OpenSea, users must brid...


Kadena-announced-a-multi-protocol-decentralized-exchange

Kadena announced a multi-protocol decentralized exchange


Tuesday, September 29, 2020 by

Kadena announced a multi-protocol decentralized exchange (DEX) named Kadenaswap. Kadenaswap will utilize Kadena’s 20-chain sharded and scalable layer-1 public blockchain with 480,000 transactions per second capability. The company also announced community onboarding initiatives such as offering a free month of gas during October 2020, launching a developer en...


Google-incorporates-OM-SDK-into-inapp-offering

Google incorporates OM SDK into inapp offering


Tuesday, August 20, 2019 by

Advertisers can now more easily verify their Google in-app investment at scale with their vendor of choice through the integration of the IAB Tech Lab’s Open Measurement Software Development Kit (OM SDK).  The Open Measurement initiative, led by the IAB Technology Laboratory and Open Measurement Working Group, works to create a universal standard for app p...


Software-engineer-happiness-matters

Software engineer happiness matters


Tuesday, February 19, 2019 by

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, ...


Using-feature-flags-in-your-app-release-management-strategy

Using feature flags in your app release management strategy


Thursday, April 19, 2018 by

Giant software releases that happen on an annual basis need to stay in the past. Year-long release cycles mean developers are forced to simply “push and pray” that the update is successful. There’s too much room for error and consumers are forced to deal with too much change at once.Today’s consumers expect constant, imperceptible software updates, and today’s developer...


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New software security guide from SAFECode publishes


Monday, April 2, 2018 by

The Software Assurance Forum for Excellence in Code (SAFECode) announced the publication of the Fundamental Practices for Secure Software Development: Essential Elements of a Secure Development Life Cycle Program (Third Edition).The guide was written by SAFECode members to help software developers, development organizations and technology users initiate or improve their...


Rethinking-DevOps-as-DevSecOps

Rethinking DevOps as DevSecOps


Thursday, October 12, 2017 by

If you’re not already thinking right now that your DevOps teams should be run like a DevSecOps team, you may already be in a world of hurt. Time to wake up! As the adoption of APIs continues to grow, so do the risks to organizations that don’t actively test the security of their solutions. Modern Agile development frameworks have changed the way engineering teams produc...


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Walmart partners with Google and takes aim at Amazon


Thursday, August 24, 2017 by

Walmart announced a partnership with Google to offer hundreds of thousands of items for voice shopping via Google Assistant - the largest number of items currently offered by a retailer through the platform. One of the primary use cases for voice shopping will be the ability to build a basket of previously purchased everyday essentials.Walmart’s blog post acknowledges h...


A-DevOps-framework-for-federal-customers

A DevOps framework for federal customers


Wednesday, May 17, 2017 by

Last Thursday, President Trump signed an executive order designed to strengthen the cybersecurity of federal networks including moving all federal IT systems to the cloud. The executive order also calls for effective risk management, which includes requiring planning so that maintenance, improvements and modernization occur in a coordinated way and with appropriate regu...


Wifi-vs-Bluetooth-vs-BLE,-choosing-the-right-IoT-tech

Wifi vs Bluetooth vs BLE, choosing the right IoT tech


Tuesday, May 16, 2017 by

Internet-of-Things (IoT) devices are increasing in popularity and availability - think Amazon Alexa, smart thermostats & light bulbs, Internet-connected garage door openers, GoPro cameras, and so on. One thing these products have in common is that they communicate wirelessly with either a mobile device, the Internet, or both. As these devices become smarter and gene...


The-Intersection-of-Big-Data-Analytics-and-Software-Development:-Why-You-Should-Be-There

The Intersection of Big Data Analytics and Software Development: Why You Should Be There


Tuesday, September 27, 2016 by

Despite the proven value of collecting raw software project data and analyzing it to create actionable, easily digested key performance indicators (KPIs), many firms still struggle to extract, analyze, and organize this data into reports—let alone dashboards or scorecards. If this sounds like your organization, don’t be surprised. In my experience, only a handful of fir...


Solving-the-Twin-Problems-of-Speed-and-Access-in-Payments

Solving the Twin Problems of Speed and Access in Payments


Tuesday, September 13, 2016 by

People want payment to be instantaneous and painless. While that may never be absolutely true, the industry is getting better. What’s driving these improvements are two interconnected trends: shrinking latency and the decline of the walled garden. Working together, the payments community has the ability to create a faster, better industry – and ultimately a ...


Chef-Releases-New-Open-Source-Application-Automation-Platform

Chef Releases New Open Source Application Automation Platform


Tuesday, June 14, 2016 by

Chef has released a new open source project that introduces a unique approach for application automation. Applications packaged with Habitat have the intelligence to self-organize and self-configure making applications independent of underlying infrastructure. The platform provides the ability to run applications across increasingly diverse environments such as con...


Insight-Into-Using-Progress-Software

Insight Into Using Progress Software's Project Garage Incubator


Thursday, March 24, 2016 by

We recently visited with Richard (Rich) J. Rosenthal Co-founder of PICS to discuss how his company used the development incubator “Project Garage” to create a new mobile app in an intensive sprint. Project Garage provides a hands-on learning approach to mobile application development that has become an increasingly popular choice for companies that need to launch a new ...


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Chatting With Twilio CEO Jeff Lawson About the API Economy Coming of Age


Monday, January 4, 2016 by

We recently visited with Twilio CEO Jeff Lawson about emerging impact of the API economy. Jeff is a serial inventor with over 15 years of entrepreneurial and product experience. Prior to co-founding Twilio, Jeff was Founder & CTO of NineStar, Founding CTO of Stubhub.com and Founder, CEO and CTO of Versity. He was also one of the original product managers for Am...


What-you-Might-be-Missing-When-You-Try-To-Test-for-Everything

What you Might be Missing When You Try To Test for Everything


Friday, December 4, 2015 by

As you approach a load test, you may be tempted to focus on specific elements, such as the number of threads you’re using, response times or hits. However, it’s important to look at the process itself from a high level as well. By doing so, you’ll set yourself up for a more effective and successful testing sequence. A Good Load Test Is Made of Many Details That Wor...


What-You-Need-to-Know-about-BYOD-Security

What You Need to Know about BYOD Security


Wednesday, December 2, 2015 by

As employees bring their own devices to work, IT teams face an assortment of challenges, from managing mobile apps on a myriad of different devices to backing up and restoring business data. But bar none, the greatest burden for IT staff is securing business data on mobile devices.The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly (in Reverse Order)The UglyThe BYOD phenomenon has spawned ...


Incorporating-Sustainability-to-Move-Brilliant-App-Concepts-Beyond-a-Challenge-Weekend

Incorporating Sustainability to Move Brilliant App Concepts Beyond a Challenge Weekend


Thursday, March 5, 2015 by

Data. The infrastructure of the digital age. Civic hackathons across the country are acting like megaphones to those who manage data in government: The public data you manage is ours. And here’s how we’ll use it to make our communities and business environments better.Want to participate in a civic hackathon? No problem, you can most definitely find one near you. You’ve...


App-Developer-Magazine-Definitive-Guide-to-the-Top-Mobile-App-Developer-Conferences-for-2015

App Developer Magazine Definitive Guide to the Top Mobile App Developer Conferences for 2015


Monday, January 5, 2015 by

You would think that we would be able to stop and take a breath as we close out 2014, but noooo; I’ll be on an early Southwest flight to Las Vegas to catch the first three events of the year – ATT Developer’s Conference, AppNation and CES – all the first full week of January 2105. It’s going to be a crazy year for sure!I really haven’t even thought about my conference s...


AppGyver-and-built.io-Team-Up-for-Enterprise-App-Development-Using-HTML5

AppGyver and built.io Team Up for Enterprise App Development Using HTML5


Wednesday, June 18, 2014 by

AppGyver is combing its front end tools with built.io’s back end to offer a new option for enterprise app development using HTML5.AppGyver’s Steroids SDK utilizes native UI components with navigation and animations, together with the HTML5 wrapped application to create hybrid apps. AppGyver Prototyper can be used to build app prototypes which can be tested and demo...


Appcelerator-Enterprise-Apps-Now-Supported-by-Mocana-Security-Platform

Appcelerator Enterprise Apps Now Supported by Mocana Security Platform


Wednesday, May 28, 2014 by

Mocana has announced that enterprise mobile apps developed using the Appcelerator Platform or the Appcelerator Titanium mobile development environment are now MAP-Ready and supported by the Mocana Atlas platform. Apps built using either the Appcelerator Platform or Titanium environment can now be secured by the latest version of Mocana’s Mobile App Protection ...


Diamond-Fortress-Technologies-Offers-Developers-ONYX-HD3-Biometric-Touchless-Fingerprint-SDK

Diamond Fortress Technologies Offers Developers ONYX HD3 Biometric Touchless Fingerprint SDK


Monday, May 19, 2014 by

We reported on May 6th that Diamond Fortress Technologies is now offering Android Developers ICE Unlock. This was inaccurate in that ICE Unlock is the company’s consumer facing biometric fingerprint authentication unlock application available for Android which can be downloaded in the Google Play Store. The SDK for developers is actually ONYX HD3, a touch...


Celtra-Introduces-Smart-Mobile-Video-Ad-Formats-&-Responsive-Ad-Design-for-Mobile-Marketers

Celtra Introduces Smart Mobile Video Ad Formats & Responsive Ad Design for Mobile Marketers


Wednesday, April 9, 2014 by

Celtra, a provider of mobile display ad creation, serving and analytics, has launched a family of new Smart Video Ad Formats for all mobile devices. These formats use a new developed video technology created by Celtra and leverage newly developed responsive ad design capabilities.Companies participating in the launch include Skype, Opera Mediaworks, and A...


How-Javascript-and-HTML5-Make-the-Perfect-Mix-To-Develop-Your-Next-Game

How Javascript and HTML5 Make the Perfect Mix To Develop Your Next Game


Friday, March 28, 2014 by

Last year we had the opportunity to create a series of five mahjong link games (a variation on the standard) in HTML5 for Spil Games. The first game we built was Dream Pet Link. Given that we were tasked with building four additional games with the same mechanic but different themes, we knew we’d be able to reuse much of the same code. We could just write the first game...


The-Future-of-PhoneGap

The Future of PhoneGap


Saturday, December 28, 2013 by

Adobe, the current owner of the popular HTML5 hybrid app framework PhoneGap, has traditionally focused on the creation of multimedia and creativity software products. In more recent years, Adobe has been betting heavily on HTML5. It remains that creative professionals are Adobe’s bread and butter, and this focus sometimes requires product decisions which might not ...


Songza-Partners-With-Popstar-Kelly-Clarkson

Songza Partners With Popstar Kelly Clarkson


Friday, December 13, 2013 by

The partnership will deliver listeners the latest and greatest Holiday music with a special playlist entitled, “A Cozy Christmas with Kelly Clarkson”. The playlist features Kelly’s favorite Holiday songs along with hits from her latest album “Wrapped in Red”. Whether you’re working, relaxing, or at the gym, Songza plays you the right music at the right time. ...


Unity3D:-For-Beginners-and-Professionals

Unity3D: For Beginners and Professionals


Friday, October 11, 2013 by

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 ...


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Saturday, October 5, 2013 by

Top Stories for the week of 10/5/2013App Marketing 101; Crush the Competition and Rule the App StoreWhen you’re wrapped up with writing code or testing your app one last time, thinking about marketing it might be the last thing in your mind. After all, building an app is a big accomplishment. But it is just step one on your path to achieving your goals. Whether you’re b...


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App Marketing 101 Crush the Competition and Rule the App Store


Wednesday, October 2, 2013 by

When you’re wrapped up withwriting code or testing your appone last time, thinking about marketingit might be the last thing inyour mind. After all, building anapp is a big accomplishment.But it is just step one on yourpath to achieving your goals.Whether you’re building an appbusiness or just want more peopleto buy your game, there are manypowerful marketing tactics yo...


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Mozilla Temps App Developers With Round 2 of Free Firefox Phones


Thursday, September 5, 2013 by

In May Mozilla launched the Phones for Apps for Firefox OS to encourage app developers to port their HTML5 apps to the Firefox platform. The free Geeksphone Keon phone program maxed out and many developers were unable to get a free phone. Mozilla has restocked its phone inventory and is again enticing developers to port their current HTML5 app. The company is not guara...


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Google Open Sources Gumbo: A C library For Parsing HTML5


Tuesday, August 13, 2013 by

Hates off to Google for trying to help the HTML5 standard issue with it's announcement that Gumbo is now open source - in hopes that all browsers can follow suite and get along with HTML5 written code in the same way!Gumbo is an implementation of the HTML5 parsing algorithm implemented as a pure C99 library with no outside dependencies. It's designed to serve ...