MQTT Promotes Standards, Interoperability on IoT

Patricio Robles, April 18th, 2014

Last week MQTT (Message Queuing Telemetry Transport) provided developers with a signal that it may be emerging as the de facto protocol for the IoT. This validation comes in the light of positive MQTT Interoperability Test Day results that were published by the host of the event: The Eclipse Foundation and the Eclipse IoT Working Group.


AppDynamics Extends Application Performance Management Reach

Michael Vizard, April 16th, 2014

Ever since developers discovered the ability to directly manipulate large amounts of data using NoSQL databases, there has been a proliferation of database types across the enterprise. While an increase in the number of database options has been a boon to developers; it creates a level of unprecedented complexity when it comes to managing the overall enterprise IT environment.


IBM Gains Patent for Encrypted Push Notifications in the Cloud

Michael Vizard, April 9th, 2014

There’s a lot of focus these days on securing applications and the devices that consume them. But when it comes to all the layers of software in between that enable all the applications to be consumed, security has largely been an oversight.


Microsoft Quiet On New APIs for Windows Phone 8.1

Eric Zeman, April 4th, 2014

Windows Phone 8.1 adds compelling user-facing features, but it’s a bit of a mystery just how much developers will be able to take advantage of them. The revised smartphone operating system from Microsoft will hit the street as soon as May in new hardware, and will be distributed to existing handsets by the summer months.


3Scale Launches Free Service for Managing API Consumption

Michael Vizard, April 3rd, 2014

There are plenty of tools for those that create and manage APIs. But when it comes to those that need to consume those APIs there are not so many. Looking to rectify that situation 3Scale, a provider of API management tools, launched a beta version of a free APItools service specifically designed to meet the needs of organizations that need to consume APIs.


Mendix Unfurls RAD Development Environment in the Cloud

Michael Vizard, April 3rd, 2014

Moving to make their rapid application development platform as widely accessible as possible, Mendix today launched Mendix AppCloud. Announced at the Mendix World 2014 conference, AppCloud is an implementation of the company’s platform-as-a-service (PaaS) environment that is used for rapidly developing applications on a cloud platform managed by Mendix. In addition, Mendix also announced that it is making available a free community edition of its PaaS environment that small teams of up to 10 developers can use to build applications.


Sookasa Encrypted File System Delivers Compliance as a Service

Michael Vizard, April 2nd, 2014

When it comes to enterprise, IT compliance has been and always will be a headache to one degree or another. The issue in the cloud computing era is that end users can now store almost any type of file anywhere. The good news is that most of those places are a service that exposes an API.


AlchemyAPI Extends AI Economy into Publishing Realm

Michael Vizard, April 1st, 2014

A trend is starting to emerge: Advanced technologies are being made available first as cloud services that organizations can invoke easily via an API, rather than having to figure out how to deploy and master themselves. The latest example of that trend is a cloud service from AlchemyAPI that takes advantage of machine learning and computer vision technologies to allow publishers and providers of ad networks to more easily monetize content.


Google Cloud Platform Announces Price Cuts, Managed VMs and new Developer Experiences

Romin Irani, March 31st, 2014

Google has ruffled feathers with Cloud Computing vendors by announcing a series of price cuts and features that are bound to have long lasting effects on the industry. At the Cloud Platform Live Event held on March 25, Google not just cut prices drastically across its offerings, but announced key features like Managed VMs and developer experience improvements that have made it a worthy competitor to Amazon Web Services, who is the current heavyweight in the Infrastructure As a Service (IaaS) segment.


Zoeticx Unfurls Healthcare Application Platfom in the Cloud

Michael Vizard, March 28th, 2014

There are a lot of opportunities for developers in the healthcare space, but accessing the data needed to drive those applications can be maddeningly frustrating. There are no shortage of electronic medical record (EMR) systems, but they all have their own proprietary interfaces.


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