Development


Google Gives Enterprises More Options for Working with Big Data in the Cloud

Hadoop connectors are now available for Google Cloud Storage, BigQuery and Cloud Datastore.

Cisco Betting $1 Billion on the Cloud

Networking and hardware giant Cisco Systems Inc. this week announced it was investing $1 billion to expand its cloud business by developing an "intercloud" -- a network of clouds.

Continuuity Tool to Manage Big Data Clusters Goes Open Source

Continuuity Inc. recently announced it was open sourcing its Loom software used to manage Big Data clusters in the cloud.

Cloudera Eyes More Hadoop Community Contributions with $160 Million in Financing

Some major investors this week infused Cloudera with $160 million in funding, much of which the company said will be used to invest in engineering resources to extend its Apache Hadoop community contributions.

Hadoop Upgrades Address Enterprise-Scale Data Analytics

Recent updates from the open source Apache Software Foundation should help enterprises looking to capitalize on the promise of Big Data analytics.

Q&A: The Evolution of Emulation

Emulation can pay big dividends. We examine emulation's long history, its value, and what's ahead, focusing on its use at Unisys.

Q&A: New Developments in Development Languages

What's the latest in development languages, and what is BYOX?



Careers: Developers Embrace Moonlighting

More than half of all programmers moonlight -- as hobbyists, as contributors to open source projects, or, thanks to marketplaces like the AppStore, for fun and profit.

2012 IT Trends in Review; What to Expect in 2013

Which three trends had the biggest impact on IT in 2012, and which will affect IT the most in 2013?

Top 3 Trends in Developer Testing

How should developers cope with software eating the world?

The New Meaning of Software Quality

Building software faster doesn't mean the software is better. What your IT organization may need is an agile quality process.

Q&A: Making the Move to HTML5

What are the benefits of HTML5 to your organization, and what skills will you need to make the transition a success?

8 Principles of Better Unit Testing

Writing good, robust unit tests is not hard -- it just takes a little practice. These pointers will help you write better unit tests.

Q&A: Developing Mobile Apps at Drexel University

How a team of five university students developed a cross-platform, mobile, real-time app for managing presentations with no mobile development training.

Going Mobile: Introducing Your Mainframe to Modern Tools

With the proper process controls, you can now allow access for any class of device and "future proof" yourself from what comes next.

Commentary: Survey of Agile in the Real World Confounds

A pair of analysts surveyed how enterprises are using an agile methodology. The facts are interesting; their analysis is downright foolish.

Q&A: Akka 101

What makes Akka so valuable for building today’s distributed applications?

Improve New App Implementation Using Your Old Environment

By proactively managing new technology implementations and fully understanding the old IT environment, your organization can meet end-user expectations faster while managing the overall impact to your network.

Has the Usability Revolution Left Enterprise Software Behind?

Three steps every product manager can take right now to overcome roadblocks to user-friendly software design.

Open Source Application Development Breaks on Through

A majority of companies are standardizing on open source for their application development efforts, though they might not be effectively monitoring their use of open source.