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April, 2011

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April 27, 2011  12:27 PM

Dubai programmers show self-sufficiency in mobile app development

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Dubai, Mobile Application Development, twitter, UAE

Developer-centric attention is perhaps all too often focused on the code, commits and contributions emanating from Burlingame (next to LAX airport), Berkshire and Bangalore.

But a vibrant ecosystem of software application development activity is also bubbling in the UAE, with the...

April 24, 2011  4:56 PM

Something old, something new, something secure & something blue

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
IBM, Infosec, malware, Security

Last week's InfoSec security exhibition was pretty good value. The usual mix of briefings, stands and "booth babe" show girls, packets of complementary (but heavily logo-branded) mints and candies, on-the-spot interviews and -- oh yes, vendors and news announcements too. So as I bounced between...


April 20, 2011  7:07 AM

Garter: in applications, it’s design that makes the difference

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Developers, Gartner, language, RunTime

Gartner is hosting an application architecture, development & integration summit 2011 in London on June 16 this year.

So what right?

Gartner does this all the time doesn't it?

Well, yes it does -- and this one isn't that much different on the face of it. This is the...


April 19, 2011  11:36 AM

Infosec 2011: application (development) appetisers Part I

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Application Lifecycle Management, Developer, Encryption, Security, Software

For the average attendee, London's Infosecurity Europe (Infosec) event this week represents a chance to review the great and the good of the security industry's latest vendor offerings.

For myself, I will be aiming to uncover some of the trends...


April 14, 2011  2:38 PM

Cloud computing is NOT a product, discuss

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Cloud Computing, Gartner, Quocirca, Services

I was working on a story this week that examined cloud computing adoption - but please don't stop reading yet! OK so here's the basic stuff - Gartner estimates that in 2010, cloud computing service revenue was estimated to be somewhere around £41 billion, a nearly 17 percent increase from...


April 13, 2011  12:52 PM

How shalt we configure & manage the cloud, oh lord?

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Cloud Computing, Configuration management, IBM, Management tools, standardisation

That's the thing about cloud computing configuration and management stories isn't it? You wait around all month for one and then three come along at once.

Skytap has been vocal this week on its point-and-click UI cloud management tool, which the company says is suited to what it calls...


April 12, 2011  6:15 PM

Microsoft showcases developer ‘platform preview’ of Internet Explorer 10

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Developers, Internet Explorer, Microsoft, Web developers

Late this evening we are hearing news of the first developer platform preview of Internet Explorer 10 coming out of MIX 2011, Microsoft's annual web designer and developer conference, which is taking place in Las Vegas this week. The company is already keen to engage developers in the drive to...


April 11, 2011  10:25 AM

Adobe ups the ante, but it never tells us how it does it

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Adobe, architect

Today you can feast on what is commonly known as a "mid-cycle" product release as Adobe comes high kicking its way to market with the 5.5 version of the Creative Suite 5.5 product line.

No don't get me wrong. I harbour a deeply biased adoration of InDesign and all of its cute little...


April 8, 2011  1:59 PM

Developers beware; the lethal SQL (injection) stalks this night

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
JavaScipt, malware, SQL

CAST Software's press team has been a busy lot this week. Just last night I was working on a story that talks about the company's opinions on sloppy programmer code validation practices and how this can lead to SQL code injections targeted at the database layer of an application.

The...


April 7, 2011  8:57 AM

Don’t say legacy applications, say LONGEVITY applications!

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Cloud Computing, Data, Legacy systems, Migration

I wrote a blog post this week detailing what I called this misnaming of


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