Full IDE for Software-Defined Networking Offered by Research Project

A research project has introduced a full integrated development environment for creating applications using SDN, a new-age technology approach that's disrupting the datacenter virtualization arena while still evolving itself, with varied philosophies, tools and even definitions of what it is, exactly.

Compuware Tool Aimed at Updating Legacy Mainframe Code

Mainframe specialist Compuware today released a tool addressing what it described as the manual, tedious process of accessing and understanding complex mainframe applications.

IBM, Linux Foundation Open Up Mainframe Development

A new collaborative project from The Linux Foundation aims to foster Linux development on mainframe computers, while Big Iron vendor IBM is offering up new mainframe Linux servers to the open source community.

Microsoft Shows Off Container App for Multiple Platforms

At DockerCon, Microsoft demoed a key milestone toward building apps that can run on multiple server OSes.

Free Software Advocate Calls Major OSes 'Malware'

Richard Stallman, who developed the GNU OS and who advocates for an open software ecosystem, having founded the Free Software Foundation, claims major OSes from Microsoft, Apple and Google are merely paid malware.

VMware Increases Enterprise Container Efforts

VMware Inc. is building out its container technologies and datacenter cloud footprint with two new open source projects.

Microsoft To Support Hyper-V Containers

Microsoft said it will support Hyper-V containers in order to further the young container technology by providing more deployment options and workloads, while developers will be enabled to build more scalable apps.

Study Says Best Cloud for Software Development is AWS

Amazon Web Services was recently named as the top public cloud platform for software development in a study from Forrester Research.

Oracle Democratizes Big Data in 'New Approach'

Oracle Corp. announced new products to democratize Big Data technologies, making them simpler and easier to use by IT pros who may not have specialized data scientist training.

IoT Development Will Get Down to Business this Year, Survey Says

With Internet of Things (IoT) development crashing the cloud/mobile/Big Data hype party, a new study indicates it will really get down to enterprise business this year.

Big Data Craze Bolsters R Programming Language Popularity

As industry scrambles to overcome the shortage of developers with Big Data skills, the R statistical programming language is gaining in popularity.

Point-and-Click Mobile Development Added to Salesforce Platform recently announced Lightning development tools for its Salesforce1 platform with the goal of enabling enterprise staffers with varying technical skills to build mobile apps.

Alpha Software Features Built-In Offline Support for Mobile Apps

Low-code solution allows effective offline use of data-driven apps.

More Mobile Developers Get Access to Facebook Ad Network

Enterprise developers and marketers can capitalize on the vast quantities of information the Web giant gathers from its users.

Mobile App Visualization Tool Keeps Development Teams Synchronized

Business stakeholders, designers and developers can keep track of an app's UX throughout a project lifecycle.

Enterprises Increasingly Crowdsourcing Development

Recently a group of so-called "pacesetter" companies surveyed by IBM's Center for Applied Insights reported forming new partnerships with "citizen developers" to bridge skills gaps in their workforce, adding to the mounting evidence of crowdsourcing's traction in the enterprise.

Pivotal Targets Enterprises with New Mobile Development Services

Pivotal Software is capitalizing on last year's acquisition of mobile development firm Xtreme Labs with the recent announcement of Pivotal CF Mobile Services.

Enterprises Need To Rethink Mobile App Development or Fail, Analysts Say

Gartner and IDC analysts provide tips on how to succeed in the new mobile world.

In Surprise Move, SAP Backs OpenStack and Cloud Foundry

Traditional ERP and CRM enterprise software vendor joins archrival Oracle as sponsor of OpenStack Infrastructure-as-a-Service initiative.