Topic: application development

TechValidate surveys Red Hat Enterprise Linux developers

More than half of Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) developers responding to a recent survey indicated they have no plans to develop Internet of Things applications this year. This was among the findings from an application development survey from TechValidate. The report surveyed 3,170 RHEL customers regarding operating systems, workloads, mobile development skills, containers, the … continue reading

Google Cloud Console, and Microsoft joins IoT Thread Group and releases Windows Application Insights SDK 1.0.0—SD Times news digest: July 2, 2015

Google has announced the new Google Cloud Console, a mobile app for Android and iOS to help developers manage cloud platform resources from their devices. Google Cloud Console lets developers view the overall health of their system, view projects, set alerts, monitor billing, and manage Google Cloud Platform resources. The console has the ability to … continue reading

Compuware’s latest Topaz release aims to modernize the mainframe with Java

Compuware, a software provider now focused exclusively on managing mainframe systems, announced the general availability release of its quarterly iteration of its Topaz mainframe software, including new Topaz for Java performance capabilities. These new Java capabilities provide visibility into the performance and behavior of Java Batch programs and IBM WebSphere transactions running on IBM z … continue reading

Make School: Teaching the next generation of Silicon Valley coders

Phillip Ou had barely learned to code when he joined Make School’s 2014 summer academy. A year later, after transferring from MIT to become a member of the educational startup’s inaugural two-year “college replacement” class, Ou has published more than half a dozen iOS apps and is currently interning at Snapchat. Ou is one of … continue reading

Qt framework celebrates its 20th anniversary

Qt, the cross-platform C++ application development framework, turned 20 years old this week. Currently maintained by The Qt Company, a subsidiary of Digia, the Qt framework’s first release of Qt 0.90 took place on May 20, 1995. The company is currently preparing for the impending release of Qt 5.5 in late June. Lars Knoll, Qt’s … continue reading

Preemptible VMs for Google’s cloud, Rust 1.0, and Meteor raises $20 million—SD Times news digest: May 19, 2015

Google has announced Preemptible Virtual Machines, a new beta cloud technology for Google Compute Engine. Preemptible VMs are cloud instances that can be shut down at any time for short-term storage capacity at a low fixed cost. Google recommended them for distributed, fault-tolerant workloads that don’t require continuous availability of any single instance. The temporary … continue reading

IBM debuts new OpenStack cloud services

IBM has announced a new suite of beta services for the OpenStack cloud platform, enabling developers and enterprises to integrate applications and data across public, private and hybrid cloud environments. The new IBM Cloud OpenStack Services allow developers to launch applications on-premises or in the OpenStack cloud using IBM’s SoftLayer cloud computing infrastructure, without making … continue reading

SD Times GitHub Project of the Week: Electron

GitHub wants to bring its Web development technology to the desktop. We’re self-aggrandizing this week’s GitHub Project of the Week with Electron, a framework of GitHub’s own making. Formerly known as Atom Shell, it is a cross-platform framework for creating desktop applications using JavaScript, HTML and CSS, based on the io.js and Chromium runtimes and … continue reading

Verizon’s 2015 Data Breach Investigations Report, IBM’s collaborative cyber threat platform, and Box’s T3 is introduced—SD Times news digest: April 16, 2015

Verizon is releasing its 2015 Data Breach Investigations Report, which revealed that while cyber threats are getting more sophisticated, many cyber attacks still rely on decades-old techniques. According to the report, 70% of attacks involve a secondary victim, which adds complexity to a breach. Another key finding revealed that users fail to implement security patches, … continue reading

Mobile World Congress 2015: Apple, BlackBerry, IBM, Intel news and more

Apple and IBM have announced an expansion to their mobile application partnership, unveiling banking and financial services apps in the IBM MobileFirst for iOS portfolio.The new services include a Passenger Care app for customer service assistance during travel and transportation; a Dynamic Buy retail app for real-time data-driven product recommendations; and an Advisor Alerts app … continue reading

Industry Watch: Developing apps horizontally

The most important change in how custom software is created these days has nothing to do with programming languages, development environments, agile methodologies or code repositories. Instead, it’s about taking a horizontal approach to application development, which allows for shared resources, composite pieces and staying up to date. That’s the view of Matt Calkins, CEO … continue reading

Heroku Enterprise, MapReduce for C, and Microsoft to optimize asm.js—SD Times news digest: Feb. 19, 2015

Salesforce has announced Heroku Enterprise, a new edition of the Heroku cloud application development platform featuring new team collaboration tooling, enhanced access controls and enterprise-grade support. Heroku Enterprise, built for enterprise-scale development, contains several new collaboration and control features for app development in large distributed teams: Shared Application Projects: Enable developer teams, partners and contractors … continue reading

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