CW Developer Network:

May, 2012


May 31, 2012  9:23 AM

Could API exposure destabilise our networks?

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Software, telecoms

There's a tussle going on in telecoms. Telecoms operators (the companies, not the old ladies with the plugs and switches) are working hard to differentiate their services and rate-plans and at the same time help nurture the development of "exciting new applications" for us all. But here's the...

May 30, 2012  7:44 AM

What is IT operations management?

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Gartner, Operations

Gartner has released news this week suggesting that the IT operations is on the up, saying that worldwide IT operations management (ITOM) software revenue totaled US$18.3 billion in 2011, an increase of 8.7 per cent from 2010. What is IT operations management - ITOM? CWDN defines...


May 25, 2012  4:01 PM

From punch cards to speech, our input method methodologies

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Developer

Where we once considered punch cards to be at the cutting edge of human computer interaction, the years passed and industry innovations brought us forward to a point where speech recognition technology has advanced to a point at which I am writing this blog without touching my...


May 24, 2012  8:44 AM

Admin gets sexy: ERP without Agile is worthless

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Agile software development, ERP, ITAM

Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) and its allied functions across the administrative backbone are of course the most maverick, exciting and progressive elements of any modern organisation. ERP-related job functions such as IT asset and service management along with supply chain logistics are...


May 23, 2012  9:00 AM

Buggy legacy software is an ‘ugly elephant’

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Application security

Co-founder and CTO of Veracode Inc. Chris Wysopal has recently been interviewed on the subject of how difficult is it to address legacy software in an organisation. While...


May 18, 2012  6:32 AM

Inventor of the Wiki: what technical debt really means

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Code, wiki

Ward Cunningham is famously the inventor of the first wiki and also (perhaps less famously) the inventor of Class Responsibility Collaboration (CRC) cards -- a brainstorming tool used in the design of object-oriented software. In a


May 15, 2012  10:17 AM

Nuance pushes speech recognition towards full “Star Trek”-ness

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Nuance

Humans have been "talking" to computers since Star Trek and 2010: A Space Odyssey through the 1960s and beyond, so one might reasonably argue that we have Hollywood to thank for our perception of where speech recognition technology should be today. We can't quite record a piece of speech and just...


May 13, 2012  3:43 PM

Trend Micro’s Android infection realities… and other stories

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Security

The Computer Weekly Developer Network blog ran a piece recently entitled "What can software application developers expect from InfoSec?" -- which, if anything was an open invitation for additional commentary on this subject. There was (arguably) a fair slice of...


May 8, 2012  8:20 AM

Technical blogging advice for software developers

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater

Software programmers spend most of their time programming. Surely then, the programmer community should be an excellent source of advice for those who want to grasp the key issues of the day pertaining to any particular language, methodology, platform or device. Sadly, not everyone feels...


May 4, 2012  6:02 AM

Software application development enters the litigious society

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
ALM, Code, Coverity, Software Quality, Software testing

It's always refreshing to see vendors talking about real issues on their product managers' and evangelists' blogs without trying to spin a press release out of every corporate gurgle and fart that percolates out of the company message set. So it was that I came to read source code quality...


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