Topic: software development

Pneuron and PubNub secure new funding

Pneuron and PubNub have announced new rounds of funding to help their companies grow. Pneuron, a company that focuses on application development and deployment with an emphasis on business value, announced a US$5 million Series B-1 round of funding from Safeguard Scientifics, Osage Partners and Scott Group LLC. This is the company’s latest funding round … continue reading

From the Editors: Microservices and containers—the missing pieces of SOA

Remember that famous headline from a few years back: “SOA is Dead!” Well, reports of SOA’s death have been greatly exaggerated. SOA—the term that defined service-oriented architecture—is alive and well today as the underpinning for microservices and containers. Together, microservices and containers comprise the final piece of a mechanism that ties Agile development, Continuous Delivery … continue reading

Windows 10 release date revealed, Intel buys Altera—SD Times news digest: June 1, 2015

Microsoft has officially announced that Windows 10 will be available on July 29. “With Windows 10, we start delivering on our vision of more personal computing, defined by trust in how we protect and respect your personal information, mobility of the experience across your devices, and natural interactions with your Windows devices, including speech, touch, … continue reading

Industry Watch: Successful software development

Software is how organizations compete in today’s marketplace. New companies like Uber and Airbnb are invading existing businesses, using the power of software and services to succeed in this sharing economy. Those are the innovative companies. So to see how traditional companies think about satisfying their customers with new software, development company 3Pillar Global and … continue reading

Analyst Watch: Ten reasons why open-source software will eat the world

I recently attended Facebook’s F8 developer conference in San Francisco, where I had a revelation on why it is going to be impossible to succeed as a technology vendor in the long run without deeply embracing open source. Of the many great presentations I listened to, I was most captivated by the ones that explained … continue reading

Android-based Cyanogen OS 12 released, Movidius’ $40 million round of funding, and Twilio Video: April 14, 2015

Cyanogen is starting to roll out its version of Android Lollipop: Cyanogen OS 12. The new version features Android’s material design elements to provide users with a visual, interactive OS. Cyanogen OS 12 was designed to provide users a more personal operating system, according to the company, with extra theming features such as the ability … continue reading

DARPA aims to create software that updates itself

While developers push updates to their software every day, one organization is working on eliminating the need for those updates. The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has announced a four-year research initiative to create software that lasts for 100 years. “Technology inevitably evolves, but very often corresponding changes in libraries, data formats, protocols, input … continue reading

Embarcadero focuses on IoT in latest release

This year is the year of the Internet of Things (IoT), according to Embarcadero’s John Thomas. And to help developers prepare for it, Embarcadero is releasing RAD Studio XE8 with connectivity solutions. “The Internet of Things is going to have the largest impact that technology has had in a long time,” said Thomas, director of … continue reading

Bringing software development skills to the autism spectrum

April is National Autism Awareness Month, and to kick it off, LiveCode, an open-source platform for building apps, is launching an initiative to teach individuals on the autism spectrum how to code. The company has teamed up with the National Autistic Society, Autism Initiatives, and Danish company Specialisterne to bring software development skills to 3,000 … continue reading

OnePlus OxygenOS, Mono 4.0, and Microsoft’s open-source Bond framework—SD Times news digest: April 6, 2015

Smartphone marker OnePlus has unveiled a custom version of its Android operating system, OxygenOS. OxygenOS is based on Google’s Android Lollipop version 5.0.2. With OxygenOS, the company claimed it would make it easier to respond to user feedback, and to provide better updates and an integrated range of services for OnePlus users. “In this environment … continue reading

Rally unveils collaboration tool for developers

Many developers today work on at least two screens: The first is their beloved IDE, where their code is constructed; the second has to do with communication – typically email. It’s on this second screen where Rally Software hopes to gain a foothold with the release this week of Flowdock Enterprise, intended to bring work … continue reading

AWS Ruby SDK 2.0, IBM Big Data training, and OpenJDK 9 warnings resolved—SD Times news digest: Feb. 9, 2015

Amazon has released version 2.0 of its Ruby SDK for Amazon Web Services, reducing coding complexity with new features, resource interfaces and APIs. Amazon detailed the AWS Ruby SDK 2.0 improvements in a blog post. The features include: Resource interfaces for 7 services Client response stubs Waiters Response paging Improved parameter validation Flexible Gem dependencies … continue reading

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