Innovative tools showcased at Microsoft Build conference

Several new and updated tools showcased at Microsoft’s Build developer conference in Seattle revealed how partners are following the trends toward AI, new software architectures and modernization. Here is a look at their news announcements: Progress announces Conversational UI for chatbot apps Progress today announced the May 16 availability Conversational UI, a set of controls … continue reading

Progress enables tomorrow’s apps today

The nature of apps is changing again as businesses scramble to take advantage of new frameworks, chatbots, mixed reality and emerging open source technologies. While developers must help their companies stay competitive, they must also maintain existing apps. Using Progress UI components in Progress’ Telerik and Kendo UI product lines, developers can do all that … continue reading

A guide to automated testing tools

Applitools provides visual AI testing solutions to test automation engineers, DevOps teams, front end developers, QA experts, and digital transformation executives. Its Application Visual Management framework automates all aspects of application development. By using visual AI, problems are detected early before the application is released into production. Application Visual Management along with Applitools’ Monitoring platform … continue reading

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Using hybrid mobile to your advantage

It is no longer a question of “should I build a mobile app?” Digital businesses have begun to realize mobile app development is necessary to not only stay competitive, but to achieve customer satisfaction. Customers are accessing information on a huge variety of devices, and have come to expect a high-quality, mobile-friendly user experience. “Consumers, … continue reading

Progress introduces AI-driven platform for creating and deploying chatbots

Progress has announced the availability of Progress NativeChat, a new solution for chatbot development and deployment. NativeChat was designed to give organizations the ability to create customer solutions that can converse and transact on the channel of their choice, without the need for human interaction. “Chatbots are most powerful when they are intelligent and context-aware, … continue reading

Progress releases new Telerik and Kendo UI tools

Progress’ Telerik and Kendo UI solutions are getting an update to support the latest web frameworks and design tools. New capabilities include Fluent design, and support for the latest React, Angular, Vue and Xamarin frameworks. For Progress Kendo UI, new additions to the UI include more native support for React, and more support for Angular … continue reading

2018 will be the breakout year for PWAs

Progressive Web Apps (PWAs) – browser-based applications that take on some performance aspects of native applications — are expected to break out this year, as Apple will begin to ship core features of PWA in its WebKit web browser engine. PWA has been a drum Google has beaten — mostly as a solo act — … continue reading

Industry Spotlight: Business continuity with OpenEdge

Digital transformation and enhanced user expectations have established the need for 24x7x365 availability as the “new normal.” While business continuity is not a new concept, real-time and near real-time expectations make outages more costly and disruptive to the business than ever before. The natural disasters of 2017 demonstrated that businesses cannot afford a single point … continue reading

Progress announces NativeScript Sidekick and NativeScript Marketplace

Progress is updating its open source framework NativeScript with new tools and capabilities for cross-platform mobile development. The update includes NativeScript Sidekick, augmented reality support for iOS 11 and Android Oreo, the NativeScript Marketplace, verified plugins, and the release of free NativeScript UI widgets. “As the popularity of NativeScript has skyrocketed, with more than one … continue reading

DRUD announces ddev Community, VictorOps gets native Slack integration and more — SD Times News Digest: September 19, 2017

DRUD Tech announces ddev Community Open source development tool suppliers DRUD Tech have announced the release of ddev Community, a tool designed to streamline some of the backend aspects of website development. “Web development teams are all-too-familiar with the hours lost due to slow setup, task-switching between projects and lack of tooling consistency, whether it’s … continue reading

Progress Adds Support for React and Vue in Newest Release of Kendo UI

Progress today announced that Progress® Kendo UI®, the most complete UI library for data-rich web applications, now includes support for React and Vue, adding to its existing support for jQuery and Angular. The new release gives developers the flexibility to select the framework of their choice and move between them freely, all while relying on the robust UI … continue reading

Industry Watch: It’s a ‘Cognitive First’ world

Forget ‘mobile first’ and ‘cloud first.’ Modern applications being built today need to be ‘cognitive first.’ That’s according to Progress CEO Yogesh Gupta, who said intelligent applications need the capabilities to predict and to anticipate, and thereby help businesses become more successful. And he’s not the only one. I would say a solid six of … continue reading

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