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January, 2011

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January 31, 2011  9:38 AM

Bet365 developers gamble on “In-Play” complex processing

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
CEP, Complex event processing, Data, Data processing, processing

While many great tech start ups first surfaced in a trendy loft conversion in New York or a ramshackle garage above a salt beef deli and donut shop in San Jose, California -- others speak of more humble origins, like four blokes crammed into a Portakabin in Stoke.

Such was the modest...

January 28, 2011  9:48 AM

About Face! Developing Sudoko for Apple Mac: from mobile-to-desktop

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Application migration, Games, Mobile development, Processors

Games development company Astraware has this week unveiled its new Sudoku app on the Mac App Store. With a good track record in mobile application development, Astraware is perhaps best known for its iteration of the popular Bejewelled game for mobile.

The "so what" factor here then is...


January 27, 2011  10:46 AM

Don’t grow dreadlocks over code deadlocks

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Code, multithreading, parallelism, Programming, quality

In software application development, a so-called "deadlock" is a situation where two or more tasks permanently block each other by each task having a lock on a resource (within the software system), which other tasks are also trying to lock. Think of two people who both need two spanners to...


January 25, 2011  12:54 PM

When In Doubt, Check Them Out: CodeCompare Tools

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Application Lifecycle Management, Database

Native data access solutions company Devart has recently released new versions of its CodeCompare toolset. With a refreshed approach and appreciation for the specific elements of individual programming languages, the company says that its refreshed tools will bring new power to software...


January 25, 2011  10:46 AM

“Human Error” factors in corporate data centre applications

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Data centres, Data Management

Software application 'automation' specialist Nolio has come to market with its new ASAP 3.1 software platform, designed to address the problem of...


January 24, 2011  10:48 AM

Designing User Interfaces: from thorny pain to full-colour pleasure

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Books, designers, Developers, GUI, Qt

Somebody once said, "A software application is only ever as good as its user interface." Actually -- according to Google, I don't think anybody has ever said that, so isn't time that somebody did?

On the back of a new book launch by O'Reilly Media entitled '


January 19, 2011  12:36 PM

Intel offers developers new money-making advertising component

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Applications, Atom, Intel, monetisation

Intel AppUp developers now have more opportunities to generate revenue through the availability of Mojiva, Inc.'s mOcean Mobile advertising...


January 17, 2011  6:46 PM

Windows Phone 7 development, from an Android point of view

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Android, Developer, Mobile, Mobile development, Windows Phone 7

In a Microsoft sponsored article discussing programming language ancestry, Chris Bennett writes a piece entitled Windows Phone 7 Development for Android Developers where he highlights the suggestion that developing for the Windows...


January 17, 2011  11:23 AM

When is a software developer not a software developer?

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Developer, Project Manager

Popular opinion has it that we started to use the term "developer" somewhere around the turn of the 1990s, prior to which many of us favoured the term programmer. These days many people believe that the term programmer has pejorative connotations and refers simply to an individual who has to rely...


January 12, 2011  5:31 PM

Sybase & the Obama-factor: mobile enterprise apps cleared for take off

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
apps, Mobile development, Mobile enterprise, Sybase

There's an old saying in publicity and marketing: when you've got no news to talk about, why not launch a survey? So if Sybase starts talking about a enterprise mobility survey I would normally just turn off.

Well, I would if it weren't for the fact that


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