Software Development

IBM: Mobile apps and the future of mobile

By |2016-10-17T10:52:21+01:0022 January 2015|Analysis, Mobile, Software Development|

For the enterprise, mobile has been an increasingly powerful channel for communicating with customers and promoting their brand. More recently, many enterprises are beginning to see the value in providing actionable insights to those inside the business via mobile devices. To derive the maximum value from mobile requires apps that are integrated into the core [...]

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From design to code: Has Adobe finally cracked it?

By |2016-10-17T10:52:21+01:0015 January 2015|Analysis, Software Development|

When I started to develop for the web in the mid-nineties there were virtually no web designers. Instead it was left to developers to both design and build websites. Many of my first projects were designed using a collection of basic free tools courtesy of net Magazine and coded using SimpleText. When I took my [...]

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IBM Design: Think before you speak

By |2016-10-17T10:52:21+01:0012 December 2014|Analysis, Software Development|

This week IBM Design released their “Design Language”, a guide to the visual elements and effects used by their own teams to create application user interfaces (UI). Anyone who has been following IBM over recent months cannot have failed to notice the investment in design within their products. This has mainly been seen in new [...]

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Dreamforce 2014: Substance behind the celebrity

By |2016-10-17T10:52:21+01:0012 November 2014|Analysis, Software Development|

Once you get past the interviews with Hilary Clinton, Will.i.am, Al Gore, The Beach Boys and Bruno Mars, you realise there was a tech conference in San Francisco. The Salesforce annual show (more entertainment than trade) grows increasingly spectacular by the year. This year the star acts proved very useful as without them it would [...]

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Adobe MAX 2014: The focus is on designers but the big winner might be developers

By |2016-10-17T10:52:21+01:0029 October 2014|Analysis, Cloud, Mobile, Software Development|

Adobe MAX 2014 marked the second year as the reinvented "Creativity Conference" aimed at designers. This has been a significant shift in what was historically a developer conference. However it is also a reflection of recent changes at Adobe which has adjusted to life after the Flash Platform. This is a very sensible move by [...]

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Why developers should embrace the cloud, a discussion with Darren Smith from Salesforce.com

By |2015-03-02T20:37:21+01:0015 July 2014|Analysis, Software Development|

In the latest of our series of podcasts with developer evangelists from leading vendors I spoke with Darren Smith from Salesforce.com. In these podcasts we look at 3 trends that each vendor is seeing within the developer community. In his roles as Director of platform sales engineering Darren regularly interacts with developers around the Salesforce [...]

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‘Intrapreneurship’ at Barclays: a blueprint for mobile innovation

By |2016-10-17T10:52:24+01:007 July 2014|Delivery and Lifecycle Management, Mobile, Software Development|

The mobile revolution is well and truly underway and many enterprises are facing the challenge of how to adapt to avoid losing out to competitors – both large and small – that are quicker off the mark. Recently, CIC analysts Bola Rotibi and Clive Howard gained privileged access to senior staff and technical leads within [...]

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Twilio and IBM bridge the gap from both sides

By |2015-03-02T20:45:19+01:008 May 2014|Analysis, Software Development|

Much has been written recently about the ‘two cultures’ in software development, with fast-moving, mass market developers pitched against old-school enterprise types. Now Twilio and IBM have come together to try to bridge this gap, with Twilio’s communication services being made available on BlueMix, IBM’s PaaS offering available in public beta since February. Twilio’s communication [...]

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A look into the future of web tech with Moh Haghighat and Joe Wolf from Intel

By |2016-10-17T10:52:26+01:0020 March 2014|Software Development|

I recently recorded a podcast with Moh Haghighat and Joe Wolf from Intel on the topic of web technologies. This topic covers the foundational aspects of web development such as tooling, compilers and the hardware on which today’s application run. Moh is a Senior Principal Engineer and Joe is a Product Manager for Intel’s HTML5 [...]

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