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July 28, 2014  9:07 AM

Will SAP HANA developer tools actually now code ‘for the cloud, in the cloud’?

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Developers, SAP, SAP HANA

Like a lot of companies who appear to have experienced an 'open epiphany' somewhat akin to the sudden legitimatisation of green politics in the heady days of Thatcherism... SAP has also pledged its troth to at the holy alter of openness in recent years. 1 Comment     RSS Feed     Email a friend

November 6, 2012  10:39 AM

3D BlackBerry games to span Android & Apple iOS

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
BlackBerry, Cross Platform, Developers, Games, Open source

In the shadow of dark industry mutterings relating to the firm's wider position in the mobile device market, there are healthy sections of the RIM technology stack garnering interest from developers and users alike. RIM (Research In Motion) has not long launched the Gameplay open source...


May 2, 2012  9:58 AM

Is Tizen the new open source mobile tiger?

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Developers, Mobile

The Tizen open source software platform and operating system has reached version 1.0 status under the name Tizen 1.0 Larkspur. Residing under the auspices of the Linux Foundation, Tizen enjoys the backing of Intel, Panasonic, Samsung and a slew of leading mobile operators. Tizen is essentially...


December 23, 2011  10:02 AM

The problem with open source in 2012

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
communities, Developers, Greenwashing, Open source

OK so where do we go with open source in 2012? Rather like cloud computing and green eco-aware initiatives, open source has sometimes suffered from being added as a "label" to projects that (for the most part) remain predominantly focused on licensed sales with only an "element" of open...


December 12, 2011  8:00 AM

HP pours open source on webOS for mobile

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Android, Developers, Google, HP, Open source

Late last week HP today announced that it will contribute the webOS Linux-based mobile operating system software project to the open source community. Originally developed by Palm and later acquired by HP, the company says that it will remain "active in the development and support" of webOS. HP is...


November 17, 2011  11:57 AM

Adobe open sources Flex for Flash apps, backs HTML5

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Adobe, Developers, Flash, Flex, Mobile, RunTime

News surfaced this week of Adobe's intention to open source its Flex software development kit (SDK), a technology tool designed to provide software developers with a means of creating apps for the Flash runtime. Adobe's allegiances in this space will now shift to HTML5. A


November 16, 2011  10:28 AM

Bollywood and Kerala driving open source adoption

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Developers, India, Open source

The Indian state of Kerala is known for its beautiful landscape, its cuisine and warm people, it comparatively high rate of literacy by Indian standards and, more recently, for its adoption of open source software at the governmental and school level. Indian newspaper The Deccan Chronicle reports...


October 13, 2011  2:27 PM

Ubuntu 11.10 released, DevOps now distilled (and defined)

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Developers, DevOps, Open source, Ubuntu

Ubuntu 11.10 is available as of 2pm this afternoon for free public download. Canonical, the company that backs the open source operating system and provides commercially positioned support services for it, has suggested that this release will feature "management and orchestration tools" that DevOps...


September 29, 2011  9:47 AM

Rumble in the jungle: Ubuntu app developer portal opens

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Developers, Open data, Open source, Ubuntu

Open source operating system company Ubuntu has sent out the house warming invites to celebrate the launch of its new application developer portal at http://developer.ubuntu.com/ -- the website is intended to provide tools and support to help programmers...


July 8, 2011  10:10 AM

Understated (but happy) developers launch Java7

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Developers, Java, Oracle

Oracle last night drew in the great and the good from the global software development community to listen to a global webcast to celebrate the first release candidate of JDK7. Key new features will include several relatively subtle improvements, as well as a better level of suitability for...


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