Top Stories

0923.sdt-news

SD Times news digest: Sept. 23, 2014—Exercism code mentorship, Adobe acquires Aviary and UPS expands 3D printing

Exercism looks to crowd-source mentorship Exercism, an experimental mentorship program that looks to help software developers with coding, opened its doors recently. It will provide users with a daily programming exercise in different languages. Once developers finish the exercise, they can upload it to the site and get feedback from other developers around the world. …

Analyst Watch: The 12 characteristics of modern application development

We are witnessing a transformation in application development tools and techniques that is changing how enterprise software is being constructed and deployed. This transformation is the broadening of mobile application development approaches initially instigated by the mobile revolution (yes, the iPhone changed everything) to embrace initiatives for back-end Internet of Things architectures and even employee …

0923.sdt-buyersguide

Testing in a modern, mobile and agile world

Test early and test often is a mantra every tester these days is familiar with, but with the advent of mobile and methodologies such as DevOps and agile, testing can get lost. “Organizations are expected to put code out faster, and there are pressures to do that, said Kyle Cochran, vice president of product management …

Latest News

0922.sdt-mediatek

MediaTek takes on wearables and the Internet of Things

The latest trend of wearables and the Internet of Things (IoT) has organizations rushing to be a part of the movement, and MediaTek is the most recent company to jump on the bandwagon. The company has unveiled MediaTek Labs, a program that lets developers of any background create wearable and IOT devices. “MediaTek Labs are …

Image courtesy of Code.org

Guest View: With Minecraft, Microsoft gains young developer mindshare

Much of the discussion about Microsoft buying Minecraft publisher Mojang has focused on whether this makes business sense for either Microsoft or Mojang. Some people think the whole acquisition is stupid, while others have argued that it makes strategic sense. Some of these articles argue that Microsoft is trying to reach a younger demographic that …

0922.sdt-news

SD Times news digest: Sept. 22, 2014—Kony Visualizer, Google’s Dart API client libraries, and Watson Analytics for Big Data

Kony announces Kony Visualizer Kony is releasing a new mobile app design and development solution for Android, iOS, Windows and the Web. Kony Visualizer allows business users, designers and developers to collaborate, create native and Web mobile app experiences, and cut development time by half, according to the company. “We’ve heard from our customers that …

Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP Photo

Code Watch: iOS8: Code. Watch.

The presentation of iOS 8 was dominated by Apple’s Near Field Communication (NFC) payment technology and the Apple Watch, but from a developer’s perspective, the most amazing thing about iOS 8 is its sheer size. When I started developing mobile applications just a few years ago, one of the things I liked about iOS was …

0922.sdt-blog

The Bubble, she gonna burst

I’m calling it now. Keeping in mind while I do this that I have been fabulously wrong in my predictions before, I am now, as we speak, calling this the peak. The bubble might get a little bigger, but it’s coming time for it to pop. Again, I’ve been very wrong before. I called tablets …

Image courtesy of 2XL Games

Zeichick’s Take: You’ve got 30 seconds. Make the most of it

Thirty seconds. That’s about how long a mobile user will spend with your game before deciding if he or she will continue using it. Thirty seconds. Maybe a minute. If you haven’t engaged the customer by then, forget it. That’s according to Graeme Warring, COO of 2XL Games LLC, a game startup based in Phoenix. …

0919.sdt-ocrlib-windowsrt

Microsoft releases OCR Library for Windows Runtime

The Windows App Team announced the release of a Microsoft OCR Library for Windows Runtime, enabling developers to integrate text-recognition capabilities in Windows Phone 8/8.1 and Windows 8.1 apps. Optical character recognition (OCR) software converts images containing text into a digitally readable format. The technology’s inclusion in Windows Runtime, Microsoft’s Windows 8/8.1 application architecture, allows …

0919.sdt-blog-oracle

Larry Ellison’s no longer CEO, but he’s still very much there

Larry Ellison yesterday announced that he would be stepping down from his position as CEO of Oracle. Instead of CEO, Ellison will now be Oracle’s CTO, and Safra Catz and Mark Hurd will be sharing the CEO duties. Is this a big deal? Not really. In terms of the day-to-day running of Oracle, I cannot …

0919.sdt-news

SD Times news digest: Sept. 19, 2014—Wolfram’s Tweet-a-Program, Android’s default encryption and virtual reality SDKs

Wolfram launches Tweet-a-Program Stephen Wolfram has announced a new Wolfram Language program, Tweet-a-Program, which allows users to compose a tweet-length Wolfram Language program. Once it’s composed and tweeted to @WolframTaP, the company’s Twitter bot will run the problem in the recently announced Wolfram Cloud and tweet back the result. “In the Wolfram Language, a little …

todo-manager-icon

Open source is on top of the ‘TODO’ list

Open-source software comes in many different shapes and sizes, and some are better maintained than others. Because of this, organizations need to spend time, money and resources to ensure the quality of source code, and not every company has the ability to do so. A new project aims to change this. Dubbed TODO (which stands …

0919.sdt-github

Top 5 projects trending on GitHub this week

#1: Awesome Node.js Many an Awesome project has made it into and often headlined the week’s top GitHub projects, so it’s only natural that the exceedingly popular Node.js cross-platform JavaScript runtime would find its way here. Compiled by Sindre Sorhus, this curated list is chock full of Node.js packages, resources and goodies. #2: KaTex KaTex …

Learning Center

  • White Papers

    Learn to develop software 40% faster and prove it

    NetworkedAssets, a software and consulting company, wanted to streamline application development and increase productivity and efficiency. To do that, they needed to cut down on application redeploy time, which was typically around 4-5 minutes two or three times an hour — which adds up. In this brief case study, learn how NetworkedAssets improved their development …

  • White Papers

    The Developer’s secret that cut 1 day per week of development time

    When it comes to building and deploying applications, the faster and more accurate you can turn around the cycle, the better. So when building applications that need scalable client servers, data collection, and mining, where can you turn for the fastest solution possible? Check out the following case study to see how Heliocentris, a global …

  • White Papers

    Securing Your Software for the Mobile Application Market

    Due to recent innovations in the mobile device industry, demand for mobile applications has soared. Meanwhile, malware continues to infect sites at an explosive rate. Mobile application developers need to secure their code and content to protect the integrity of their software and the reputation of their business. This business guide discusses how the latest …

  • White Papers

    Protecting Android Applications with Secure Code Signing Certificates

    Android is on the rise. Unfortunately, popularity can also bring unwanted attention. While Android fans love the fact that it is an open development platform that offers developers the ability to build extremely rich and innovative applications, the same open nature of the Android platform is what makes it so attractive to malware creators. It’s …

  • White Papers

    Load Testing at the Speed of Agile

    Many organizations today are struggling with questions about load and performance testing in an Agile or Continuous Testing process. The lack of a concrete set of best practices for incorporating performance into Agile testing has left many wondering, “Am I doing this right?” Many Agile teams have automated tests that are running with their Continuous …

  • White Papers

    Mobile Load Testing Challenges

    The rapid rise of mobile usage has opened new channels for conducting business, improving efficiency, and reaching consumers. Developers have seen an increase in the number of mobile projects; however, their load testing tactics have not adapted to facilitate the new popularity. How can your dev teams accurately determine mobile load limits? This whitepaper discusses …

Upcoming Events

BigData

Oct 27 - 29, 2014
Click here for details

GGDevCon

Oct 27 - 28, 2014
Click here for details

AnDevCon

Nov 18 - 21, 2014
Click here for details

Ad will close in seconds
Continue to site
-
HTML Snippets Powered By : XYZScripts.com