developers

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

By |2015-03-02T20:37:21+00:0015 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 [...]

A mobile-first philosophy needs a mobile-first methodology

By |2016-10-17T10:52:37+00:0015 March 2013|Analysis, Security, Software Quality|

Software application development has had to embrace a ‘mobile-first’ philosophy for the road ahead. Smartphone and tablet sales have skyrocketed, web usage from mobile devices far outstrips that seen at the desktop level and mobile data channels are now reported to run with a heavier and more enriched stream of content than ever before. For [...]

Adding flexibility to governance for developers

By |2016-10-17T10:52:38+00:006 February 2013|Software Development|

We've just published a new Spotlight report covering Open Source software project Git, a lightweight, distributed and fast version control system has seen a significant take-up. Git is being installed by developers on their own machines allowing them to experiment with code before submitting it to the corporate version control system. To make it easier [...]

IBM Software Analysts Insight: Will a clear vision and strategy lead to a sure-footed, agile execution?

By |2016-10-17T10:52:38+00:007 December 2012|Analysis, Delivery and Lifecycle Management, Platforms and Operating Systems|

The abiding impression from the IBM Software Analysts Insight conference in Stamford, Connecticut was of a company absolutely clear on its strategy and sure-footed in its execution. For nearly a decade (since 2004), IBM has been attempting to reduce the market’s identification with its individual software brands (Tivoli, Rational, Websphere, Information Management), and in 2010 [...]

Application transformation the HP way

By |2016-10-17T10:52:41+00:0027 March 2012|Delivery and Lifecycle Management, Security, Software Development, Software Quality, Software Testing|

HP software and service announcements of March 20th Application transformation sets out HP’s portfolio of products and services for helping organizations transition their application portfolios to the next generation of Cloud-enabled, mobile client-served application solutions. It is a strategy well aimed at the thinking about modernization and rationalization that is current in many enterprises.  Of [...]

The future of Enterprise Application Development at Micro Focus 2012 Developer Conference

By |2016-10-17T10:52:41+00:0017 March 2012|Software Development|

Catch my talk at the Micro Focus 2012 Developer Conference. The conference theme is ‘The future of Enterprise Application Development’ and is aimed at ISV’s, enterprises and anyone interested in all things COBOL. Attendance at the conference, from April 16 to April 18, is free. My presentation on 17th April, is entitled Addressing Today’s Challenges in [...]