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August, 2013


August 29, 2013  7:00 AM

Software patents outlawed & banned in New Zealand

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Patents, Software

The national legal system in New Zealand has passed a new Patents Bill designed to outlaw and therefore ban software patents. Kiwi commerce...

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August 26, 2013  6:39 AM

Zen & the art of help-yourself pick & mix helpdesks

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
cloud, helpdesk, Service management, Services, Zendesk

Cloud is a service -- doh, no big surprise there really right? Why then is customer support and help and succour, sustenance and service not a more up-front message in the message sets used by cloud vendors? In truth it actually is, open hybrid hosting cloud specialist Rackspace sells itself on...


August 23, 2013  3:45 AM

Big data analytics from Henry Ford to 2014

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Software AG

Data analytics was born among the American industrialists of the late 1800s. Henry Ford is said to have studied and measured the pacing of the processes down the assembly line when the Model T was produced back in 1908. a images.jpeg


August 20, 2013  4:01 AM

Why Keep the Lights On (KTLO) is a waste

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Agile, Agile software development, KTLO

If you have never used it before, you can be excused for being more than just a little bit delighted to discover TechTarget's WhatIs.com tech definition search resource, which is available directly from Computer Weekly. The comprehensive resource is...


August 19, 2013  4:48 AM

How to debug a website with passive packet sniffing

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
bugs, debugginig, Web developers

This is a guest blog for the Computer Weekly Developer Network from John Thompson, CEO of UserReplay. The firm specialises in "session replay technology" designed to allow web developers to record, re-run and analyse a visitor's journeys through a website. For ecommerce companies this service...


August 15, 2013  12:36 PM

Microsoft & Amazon establish (unintentional) International Cross-Platform Push Notification Day

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Uncategorized

Microsoft's Azure cloud platform has been to the mechanics for its summer service and come out with an oil change and additional sports trim in the shape of Azure Notification Hubs. Notification Hubs is designed to allow mobile software application developers to produce personalised "push...


August 11, 2013  9:41 AM

Chalkboards and dusters for the cloud generation

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
cloud, Education, learning

Generation X children born with birth dates between the early 1960s to the early 1980s will remember chalkboards and whiteboards as standard classroom teaching equipment. Modern teaching methods have apparently now gone beyond chalk and dusters. Today it's all about laptops for kids,...


August 9, 2013  3:38 AM

Progress: don’t just say PaaS, say aPaaS

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
cloud, Programmer, progress

Progress Software continues is unabashed assault (in a good way) on the cloud developer space with new data connectivity and application capabilities as part of its Progress Pacific application platform-as-a-service (aPaaS). aPaaS you say? We know that a PaaS is defined as a way...


August 5, 2013  1:36 PM

Surviving the zombie app apocalypse

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Uncategorized

In technology terms we use the word zombie to refer to malicious bots set up by hackers to forward transmissions (often spam and viruses) to other computers on the Internet. But there is a new kind of zombie technology that needs to be defined i.e. zombie business applications.


August 2, 2013  10:18 AM

Why you need more than one Twitter client

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Janneter, TweetDeck

Software application developers don't always get it right. Project skew can take a product off in one direction or another and it can be hard to get it back on track. User requirements can filter through to the programming team and be misinterpreted, or worse still, ignored. 1 jan.png


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