CW Developer Network:

October, 2012


October 30, 2012  4:57 AM

Inside an SAP cloud application integration

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Application migration, cloud, Integration, SAP

Developers working across the Sybase and SAP product sets should take note of changes at the commercial end this month as the parent firm is setting out new pricing and a refreshed set of policies intended to bond (by which we mean "integrate")

October 25, 2012  6:38 AM

Windows 8 developers must not be WIMPs

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Developer, Icon, Windows 8

So Windows 8 has someone tentatively arrived with many challenges for both IT managers and... also,


October 23, 2012  5:07 AM

Big data without analysis is, well, just big data

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Analytics, Big Data, Healthcare

Big data is everywhere. Yes Gartner predicts that big data spending will grow from $27 billion in 2012 to $55 billion in 2016, but what is more interesting is what we are doing to be productive with this big data and it can (or at least it should) be summed up in one word... ... analysis. Big...


October 17, 2012  6:42 PM

SAP teaches in-memory, in user’s memory

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
SAP

In line with what is two years of corporate acquisition activity and product set expansion, SAP has upped its technical instruction offerings. Newly launched this week is the HANA Academy, a free online resource with...


October 17, 2012  6:11 PM

The user interface is now the touch user interface

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
User Interface

Obviously most readers will know the importance of mobile technologies with their inherent use of "touch" technologies used to drive our interaction with modern applications. How many times have you spent a while using your tablet and/or smartphone and then sat at your laptop as you instinctively...


October 16, 2012  11:56 AM

SAP eyes wider business window for ‘big data’

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
analysis, Big Data, processing, SAP

Big IT vendors often have a hard time telling us what they do. Take a look at IBM's 'About Us' pages with all its Smarter Planet messages, it you had just landed from Mars you would be hard pressed to know that this is a firm that used to sell PCs and now makes a buck or two out of the software...


October 14, 2012  1:07 PM

Apple iPad app pushes the location-based cloud

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Uncategorized

Location-based service (LBS) technology has been growing in line with the development of both the mobile devices we use to connect and the wider proliferation of cloud computing services which we seek to connect into. Traditionally, location services fall into two types: PUSH...


October 12, 2012  6:23 AM

It’s time to open up your API

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
API, Programming

Everything is moving to the cloud. Applications, data storage blocks, software along with software services of every kind and every infrastructural element of computing that care to stick a label on. It is fitting then that our application APIs (application program interfaces) should also not...


October 11, 2012  4:34 AM

What is DevOps anyway?

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Developer, DevOps, Operations, Release management, Serena

New buzz phrases in information technology come and go. DevOps as a portmanteau of 'developer' and 'operations' seems to have come to stay so far. While formal definitions of...

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