Nexmo and du Partner To Improve Messaging In UAE

Eric Zeman, April 24th, 2014

Nexmo and du have partnered together in order to make Nexmo’s cloud-to-mobile services available across du’s mobile network in the United Arab Emirates. The deal gives Nexmo access to more devices and lets du tout compatibility with more mobile apps.


Developers Emerge as Kingmakers of IT in the Cloud Era

Michael Vizard, April 21st, 2014

While there’s no doubt that the influence of developers has never been greater, a debate is starting to emerge concerning how much power developers now wield across the enterprise. At the Red Hat 2014 Summit last week, Deepak Advani, IBM general manager for cloud and smarter infrastructure, told attendees that developers are now the kingmakers of enterprise IT. To back up that claim Advani noted that not only do developers today decide what APIs will be published, but increasingly they determine what technologies are actually deployed.


Samsung’s Position On Tizen May Hurt Developer Recruitment

Eric Zeman, April 17th, 2014

Samsung isn’t making it easy for developers. The company may have released a handful of SDKs for its latest devices, but Samsung’s non-committal approach to its Tizen platform is probably going to cost it developer support.


Survey Finds Developer Influence Reaches Far Beyond IT

Michael Vizard, April 14th, 2014

Developers have always exercised more influence over all things IT than generally acknowledged. But now it looks like the reach of that influence is starting to extend well into business and society itself. A new survey of 1,000 software developers in the U.S. published today by Chef, providers of an open source framework for automating the management of IT, finds that 94 percent of the developers surveyed expect to be a revolutionary influence in major segments of the economy during the next five years. Additionally, 63 percent feel a talented software developer has more power to change society than a talented public speaker.


Microsoft Gives Developers Windows Phone 8.1 Code

Eric Zeman, April 14th, 2014

Windows Phone 8.1 represents developers’ best chance to make some money – at least as far as Microsoft is concerned. The company released a developer preview of Windows Phone 8.1 today and hopes that code writers will get to work creating compelling apps and games for its refreshed mobile operating system.


Microsoft Releases Python Tools for Visual Studio 2.1 Beta

Eric Zeman, April 11th, 2014

Microsoft this week released Python Tools for Visual Studio 2.1 Beta for developers. The expanded set of open source tools should ease the pain of web programming and technical computing, and are being offered for free under the Apache 2.0 license.


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.


Converter Makes JSON as Understandable as a Spreadsheet

Janet Wagner, March 31st, 2014

Sunlight FoundationEric Mill, a developer at the Sunlight Foundation, has created a JSON-to-CSV converter where users can simply paste JSON code into a box and have the code automatically reformatted and re-colored, then converted into an easily readable table of data. A complete CSV of the table data can also be downloaded. The converter uses JavaScript so it runs without a server and the JSON conversions happen inside the browser.


Crittercism Provides Insight into Why Your App Crashes

Eric Zeman, March 28th, 2014

Of the many things that developers need to worry about when attempting to create a successful app, two points rise to the top. First, the app can’t crash, and second, it has to respond to user input quickly. This is easier said than done, however, thanks to a deck that’s stacked against developers. Crittercism spent a month collecting over 1 billion data points and determined which devices, operating systems, and networks best lead to stable – and profitable – apps.


Four Great Data Dashboard Platforms: Ducksboard, Geckoboard, Klipfolio, and Leftronic

Janet Wagner, March 28th, 2014

ProgrammableWebLast month, ProgrammableWeb published an article that took a detailed look at DataSift and Gnip, two of the leading enterprise social data platforms. The article mentions the growing trend of Data as a Service (DaaS) and how DaaS is anticipated to significantly grow the market for Business Intelligence (BI) and analytics platforms.


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