Vancouver firm updates software development environment

A Vancouver software company has issued the latest version of its cloud platform for agile application development with special pricing. ActiveState Software released version 3.4 of Stackato, with new capabilities including application rollback

Published on: August 1st, 2014 Howard Solomon

Why vendors need ‘a kick in the pants’

Tired of your applications breaking? Frustrated by the inability of consulting firms you hired to get applications to work together? Angry that despite vendor promises the last software upgrade isn't giving measurable performance

Published on: July 24th, 2014 Howard Solomon

Apple to open iOS a little

In the fight over whether operating systems should be open or proprietary, Apple has always been in the proprietary corner, with its control over its operating systems. But facing fierce competition from Android

Published on: June 3rd, 2014 Howard Solomon

Verivo releases Akula 2.0 enterprise mobile app server

Verivo Software has announced the release of version 2.0 of its Akula 2.0 mobile application platform. The latest release of the open, standards-based platform supports the reuse of mobile services during development and

Published on: May 23rd, 2014 Andrew Brooks

Vancouver picked for new Microsoft development facility

Downtown Vancouver will be the site of a new Microsoft Canada Excellence Centre (MCEC) training and development facility. The facility, which will open next year in Vancouver's downtown Pacific Centre, significantly expands the company’s

Published on: May 5th, 2014 Andrew Brooks

IBM to simplify data analytics for novice users, developers

LAS VEGAS – IBM Corp. is adding two new features to its data analytics portfolio, aimed at helping businesses refine their data and get more out of what it has to say. At

Published on: April 30th, 2014 Candice So

IBM aims to attract startup customers with BlueMix

LAS VEGAS – IBM Corp. is in a race to appeal to startups – and on Monday, it made a slew of announcements about its updates to its cloud and mobile development products

Published on: April 29th, 2014 Candice So

Top nine ways to write safer software

With the Heartbleed vulnerability on people's minds we thought it a good time to  revisit the CWE/SANS Institute's advice for eliminating or reducing the severity of the leading mistakes developers make when creating

Published on: April 22nd, 2014 Howard Solomon

Waterloo profs get Google funding

Two University of Waterloo professors have received Google Faculty Research awards to help their work in computing sciences. Lin Tan, who is looking into improving automated software testing, and Wojciech Golab, who is

Published on: April 13th, 2014 Howard Solomon