Category: Web Development

Demand growing for application performance management tools, experts say

Demand growing for application performance management tools, experts say

A combination of industry trends sent demand for APM tools skyrocketing in 2011

8 Things You Should Know Before Building a Mobile App

8 Things You Should Know Before Building a Mobile App

App appeal is obvious. The barrier to entry? So low! The upshot of producing the next Angry Birds or beer-chug simulator? So high! Heck, with just a small investment of time and cash, it’s not hard for would-be mobile moguls to turn a concept into a steady stream of cash. And thanks to today’s app stores, it’s never been easier to try your hand at becoming the next tech tycoon.

Programming Opa: Web development, reimagined

Programming Opa: Web development, reimagined

MLstate’s Opa streamlines Web app development with a single language for client and server, but the bright promise is not without pitfalls

6 Ways to Give Your App a Leg Up on the Competition

6 Ways to Give Your App a Leg Up on the Competition

Spend a few minutes browsing through both the Android and Apple app stores and it’s easy to see the fierce competition for user attention. The number of apps has grown to more than 1 million, each vying for downloads and market share.

What the New SaaS Looks Like

What the New SaaS Looks Like

Beginning the year with top 10 (or 12) predictions is so… well, predictable. Not to mention, perhaps a little pretentious. So let’s dispense with that charade and talk about what a new, emerging class of SaaS/cloud applications will look like.

Ruby on Rails 3.2 said to speed Web app development

Ruby on Rails 3.2 said to speed Web app development

The new version of the Ruby on Rails framework features enhancements like a faster dev mode that could aid Web development

Six API predictions for 2012

Six API predictions for 2012

For businesses, APIs are clearly evolving from a nice-to-have to a must-have. Externalization of back-end functionality so that apps can interact with systems, not just people, has become critical.

Web standards win, Windows whimpers in 2012

Web standards win, Windows whimpers in 2012

The year ahead promises lots of interesting twists, particularly for Web and mobile developers

5 Tips to Manage Social Engagement on Your Site

5 Tips to Manage Social Engagement on Your Site

When it comes to a successful social media campaign, the key is to make sure fans, followers and connections aren’t just reading, but engaging in what you have to say. Often, engagement is thought of as being pro-active, but it’s equally as important to use tools that help organize and disseminate information to give you the best chance of getting a good response.

What cloud and SOA will bring in 2012: seven ‘half-baked ideas’

What cloud and SOA will bring in 2012: seven ‘half-baked ideas’

More Big Data power, more data center power, more user power, more opportunities await organization in the year ahead.

Developing Android apps for x86: What you need to know

Developing Android apps for x86: What you need to know

Intel is planning a big Android push this spring, and the ‘Ice Cream Sandwich’ SDK lets developers join in

WordPress 3.3 Released To The Masses, Includes iPad Optimization, Tumblr Importer And More

WordPress 3.3 Released To The Masses, Includes iPad Optimization, Tumblr Importer And More

After 14 million downloads of WordPress 3.2, WordPress 3.3 is being released to the wild today. Codenamed “Sonny” in honor of the jazz saxophonist Sonny Stitt, WordPress 3.3 is available for download or update inside your WordPress dashboard.