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July, 2016

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July 29, 2016  11:36 AM

Tableau 10 ups data visualisation developer-centricity

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater

Data visualisation company Tableau Software has officially announced Tableau 10. Not just a presentation layer technology (as it would appear to the untrained eye) the company has a serious set of messages for software application development professionals who want to get hold of analytical tools...

July 25, 2016  7:34 AM

TIBCO Mashery: APIs now have a ‘lifecycle’

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater

Data integration and analytics company TIBCO has released Mashery Enterprise API, essentially a piece of API management software supplied as a SaaS subscription.

What is API management?

In actuality, API management isn't about...


July 22, 2016  7:46 AM

Why cryptographic keys & digital certificates matter to DevOps

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Cryptography, DevOps, Digital certificates

What happened was the marketing people at Venafi hired a corporate brand consultant and asked them to come up with a funky term so that the firm didn't have to just explain that it makes cryptographic keys and digital certificates. Brand consultant: "So, we could just explain...


July 20, 2016  9:01 AM

Cigital: a new Agile (Security) Manifesto

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater

Application security and software security consulting company Cigital says that its time for a new layer to be placed on top of the Agile Manifesto -- a set of principles that was released in 2001 as a reaction to...


July 19, 2016  8:12 AM

A top 20 skills list for (mostly developer-centric) freelancers

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater

Freelance work website Upwork has released a list of (admittedly US-based) skills in what appear to be mostly technical and highly developer-centric fields. If the US job market (and its technical skills development progression) is any reflection of Europe and the rest of the world (which it...


July 15, 2016  1:21 PM

Cloud developer mechanics in gear at Rackspace::Solve 2016 London  

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater

Managed cloud company Rackspace held its London-located customer, techie, partner, cloud collaborator etc. event this week. So… another contrived set of presentations fluffed out with corporate padding, or real guts in terms of cloud mechanics for developers? NOTE: Rackspace senior VP and CMO...


July 13, 2016  9:24 AM

Pulsant: how to be a SaaS developer

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater

Cloud hosting solutions company Pulsant gets down to the nitty gritty more than some firms. Rather than spending an excess of time meandering around the oh-so worn out subject of ‘business transformation’, the firm appears to enjoy talking more directly...


July 8, 2016  9:18 AM

What to expect from Rackspace::Solve London 2016

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater

Las Vegas is all very well, Barcelona is nice enough... and even San Francisco's Moscone center gets kind of tiresome after a while. Thankfully there are one or two tech events to gorge on here in the United (for now) Kingdom, but few of those are in the direct run up to summer. Aiming to keep the...


July 7, 2016  6:44 AM

DataStax: spreading Marmite on graph data theory

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater

This is a guest post for the Computer Weekly Developer Network written by Patrick McFadin in his role as chief evangelist for Apache Cassandra at 'commercial Cassandra' company


July 6, 2016  7:20 AM

What is a Single-Page Application (SPA)?

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater

Software analytics company New Relic will now support web applications built with current and future Single-Page Application (SPA) frameworks and libraries. But what is a SPA anyway? Sometimes called One-Page Applications, SPAs are argued to offer a more responsive user experience without...


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