Learning the language

The computing world owes a lot to Unix, and not just because it spawned Linux and Apple’s OS X. Unix also was responsible for the C programming language (announced in 1973), which today

Published on: October 14th, 2014 Howard Solomon

Progress Software and developers: A Q&A with CEO Phil Pead

ORLANDO -- Any company can get blindsided by shifts in tech - but for a company with 30 years' experience helping other companies build applications, getting its partners to avoid that fate is

Published on: October 8th, 2014 Candice So

Pivotal puts $300 million into Canadian developer division

A Toronto software development house that works with enterprises on their application is significantly expanding its presence, with plans to up its staff by five per cent a year over the next decade.

Published on: October 2nd, 2014 Howard Solomon

Genband offers Kandy for embedding UC into business apps

For some years industry analysts have complained that many business applications don’t integrate with each other, forcing users to jump from one piece of software or Web site to another for accessing communications

Published on: September 16th, 2014 Howard Solomon

HP pushes app performance testing to the cloud

For software developers, write the code can be only half the battle. The other part is stress testing the app to see if it can handle thousands or tens of thousands of users

Published on: September 15th, 2014 Howard Solomon

Appmethod development environment gets new capabilities

Embarcadero Technologies has released its Appmethod multi-device application  development platform with its latest tools, saying the environment is now ideal for making connected apps for the Internet of Things. Appmethod, which lets developers

Published on: September 9th, 2014 Howard Solomon

Ten tips for more secure sofware

The IEEE has just set up a Center for Secure Design to help software architects create applications that don’t have fatal flaws. Many are well known, but for some reason continue to persist.

Published on: September 9th, 2014 Howard Solomon

IEEE group goes after software design flaws

The IT community is obsessed with finding bugs in software and systems, and rightly so given the large number of network and data breaches reported this year alone. But stamping out the bugs

Published on: September 4th, 2014 Howard Solomon

Eight tips for resilient big data apps

One of the problems with big data applications is they have to handle big data -- we're talking huge data sets. As Supreet Oberoi, vice-president of Concurrent Inc. , a maker of the

Published on: August 25th, 2014 Howard Solomon