CW Developer Network:

June, 2013


June 27, 2013  12:51 PM

How fast is the developer population expanding?

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
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Evans Data has made some big picture projections by offering up its guess at the future size of the worldwide developer population. The firm says the total developer population worldwide is expected to increase to 26.4 million by 2019, up from 18.2 million today. The strongest growth is expected...

June 25, 2013  2:52 AM

Einstein’s secret answer to unstructured data

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Unstructured data

Software application developers today are struggling (we are constantly told) with the task of juggling unstructured (usually big) data. Grafting unstructured data onto application and data management landscapes populated with other more structured (and even semi-structured) data makes the task...


June 24, 2013  12:49 PM

When to use rapid software application deployment

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Software deployment

Software development (and deployment) is changing. As software application development processes get a) more dynamically refined b) more imperatively pushed towards the need for continuous development c) more continuously integrated and d) more rapidly delivered -- we are naturally seeing a...


June 24, 2013  10:59 AM

Wearable tech? Don’t throw away your smartphone yet!

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
APIs, Mobile, progress

In this guest post for the Computer Weekly Developer Network we hear from Gary Calcott, technical marketing manager at Progress Software with an explanation of why exponents of 'wearable' technology shouldn't throw away their smartphones just yet. Could wearable tech start...


June 18, 2013  10:59 AM

IBM and Microsoft build cloud application lie detector

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
cloud, Cloud Computing, Testing

Microsoft Research and IBM have developed a new project with the aim of verifying computations carried out in cloud environments to provide a higher level of validation. Project Pinocchio for "Nearly Practical Verifiable...

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June 18, 2013  7:48 AM

The birth of the data programmer

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Data, Data analysis, Data Analytics, Data integration

The term "data programmer" now appears more readily on job posting boards serving the software application development community. More accurately, the job tends to be referred to as data programmer / data analyst. A random job listing taken today reads: "The Data Programmer...


June 17, 2013  4:09 AM

SAP: analytics builds “almost neural” future computer systems

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
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Analytics is one step away from artificial intelligence and advanced analytics will be used to build "almost neural" future computer systems that can learn complex patterns and control our...


June 5, 2013  12:30 PM

IBM Innovate: Ghostbusters is the best startup movie ever

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
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IBM senior VP Robert Le Blanc has used his speaking opportunities at this year's Innovate 2013 technical summit to reinforce his firm's now quite heavily reverberating DevOps message. The IBM developerWorks software application development blog describes DevOps as a movement, rooted in the...


June 3, 2013  10:28 AM

IBM’s software language today: Innovate 2013

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
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Once upon a time, IBM used to make computers. Of course IBM still makes 'some' computers for internal use and at the higher System Z| server level, but these days we think of IBM as a software company. What used to be known as the IBM Rational developer conference has been renamed IBM...


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