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DEFINITION: A driver development kit (DDK) is a set of programs and related files that are used to develop a new software or hardware driver or to update an existing legacy application driver for an operating system. (A driver is a relatively small program that addresses the unique requirements of a kind of hardware or a special software application.) Typically, DDKs are used by device manufacturers and software  … 
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Software Development Tools White Papers (View All Report Types)
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DevOps for Dummies
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This e-book takes a broad and holistic view of DevOps as a business-driven software delivery approach. Read on to learn why today's fast-moving world makes DevOps essential to all enterprises that must be agile and lean enough to respond rapidly to changes.
Posted: 04 Sep 2015 | Published: 31 Dec 2014

IBM

The Top 5 Reasons to Adopt Automated Testing
sponsored by Beyondsoft
WHITE PAPER: This resource explores how automated testing can eliminate the inefficiencies of manual testing, dramatically reducing cycle times while increasing testing efficacy and product quality so you never have to compromise. Read on to learn the top 5 reasons why you should consider test automation.
Posted: 01 Sep 2015 | Published: 01 Sep 2015

Beyondsoft

The Tools for Continuous Delivery
sponsored by Puppet Labs
WHITE PAPER: This white paper covers the benefits of adopting continuous delivery processes, and delves into the most common tools that make this possible. Download now to discover how to improve your development agility with continuous delivery tools.
Posted: 19 Aug 2015 | Published: 19 Aug 2015

Puppet Labs

Continuous Delivery: What It Is and How to Get Started
sponsored by Puppet Labs
WHITE PAPER: This in-depth white paper describes the challenges and rewards of continuous delivery, and the tools that can make this type of workflow successful.
Posted: 18 Aug 2015 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

Puppet Labs

12 Vital Considerations for Building a Business Case for a Mobile Application Platform
sponsored by Red Hat
WHITE PAPER: In this helpful resource, you'll discover how a mobile application platform can help your enterprise to transform a handful of tactical mobile apps into a more strategic, centralized approach to mobility.
Posted: 14 Aug 2015 | Published: 14 Aug 2015

Red Hat

API Strategy and Architecture: A Coordinated Approach
sponsored by CA Technologies.
WHITE PAPER: This e-book outlines best practices for designing results-focused APIs that can form the cornerstone of your API program's success.
Posted: 10 Aug 2015 | Published: 10 Aug 2015

CA Technologies.

An Enterprise Architect’s Guide to API Integration for ESB and SOA
sponsored by CA Technologies.
WHITE PAPER: This resource is an enterprise architect's guide to API integration for ESB and SOA, providing an overview of the app economy and enabling you to better understand API management in action. Read on to explore a number of ways that a powerful API management solution can streamline and empower your enterprise.
Posted: 10 Aug 2015 | Published: 10 Aug 2015

CA Technologies.

The Impact of Agile, Quantified: Key Insights to Improve Your Software Delivery
sponsored by Rally Software
WHITE PAPER: This report synthesizes data-driven insights from 160,000 projects and 50,000 Agile teams to uncover the true impact of Agile in 4 critical areas: Productivity, quality, time-to-market, and team performance.
Posted: 10 Aug 2015 | Published: 07 Aug 2015

Rally Software

4 Dynamic Fundamentals of Portfolio Management
sponsored by Rally Software
WHITE PAPER: This white paper highlights the 4 fundamentals of successful portfolio management practice as listed above, helping you adapt to internal and external changes, take informed risks, and make the right trade-off decisions for your adaptive enterprise.
Posted: 05 Aug 2015 | Published: 05 Aug 2015

Rally Software

Securing the Supply Chain: 3 Considerations Developers Should Know
sponsored by Rogue Wave Software
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to learn 3 strategies for implementing and ensuring secure software development. Also, learn how the roles of automobile manufacturers have shifted to include software security control.
Posted: 05 Aug 2015 | Published: 31 Dec 2014

Rogue Wave Software

A Guide to REST and API Design
sponsored by CA Technologies.
WHITE PAPER: Representational State Transfer (REST) is a web architecture style with universal constraints, enabling developers to build interfaces that can be used from nearly any device or operating system. This informative resource is packed with information on leveraging REST and API design to build applications that can last a long time.
Posted: 04 Aug 2015 | Published: 04 Aug 2015

CA Technologies.

Don’t Let Security Technology Put the Brakes on DevOps
sponsored by CloudPassage
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explains how a cloud-based security and compliance platform can help you maintain strong security without sacrificing DevOps productivity.
Posted: 15 Jul 2015 | Published: 15 Jul 2015

CloudPassage

5 Ways to Get Top Mobile App Developer Talent for Your Open APIs
sponsored by CA Technologies.
WHITE PAPER: In this eBook, you'll learn how opening APIs to developers outside of the enterprise can enable the creation of apps that add value in innovative and unexpected ways—without requiring a direct investment in app development. Read on to learn 5 key ways that smart enterprises attract and nurture top third-party developer talent.
Posted: 15 Jun 2015 | Published: 15 Jun 2015

CA Technologies.

Enterprise Development in the Cloud: Top Benefits, Drivers, and Concerns
sponsored by Red Hat
WHITE PAPER: According to a survey of 408 enterprise IT software development professionals, enterprises using the cloud see improvements in time to market as well as higher productivity. Read this white paper for key findings from this survey regarding enterprise development in the cloud.
Posted: 21 Apr 2015 | Published: 17 Jun 2014

Red Hat

Accelerating Product Innovation Through Agile Development and Continuous Engineering
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to learn more about how agile development and continuous engineering are changing the way software engineers work. Read on to discover how innovation has become central to a new collaborative work environment.
Posted: 19 Mar 2015 | Published: 31 Dec 2014

IBM

Embracing Enterprise Mobility: Choosing the Right Application Development Platform
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Extending your enterprise with mobile applications and device isn't an option anymore -- it's a necessity. But choosing the right platform for mobile application development isn't simple, when there are so many options on the market. Download this buyer's checklist for mobile application platforms to help you with your decision.
Posted: 11 Mar 2015 | Published: 11 Mar 2015

IBM

Future Financial Services: Global Trading Platform
sponsored by Red Hat
WHITE PAPER: Trading processes will only increase in complexity. Margins can always grow and shrink–but every dollar you save on IT architecture can be put towards business innovation. Read this technology overview to learn how open source technologies are a modular, flexible, and cost-effective way to improve your business processes and system integration.
Posted: 11 Mar 2015 | Published: 11 Mar 2015

Red Hat

How to transform your mainframe software delivery into a lean, modern, and agile process
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This white paper looks at how IBM Rational Developer for System z addresses key enterprise software development challenges, accelerating delivery, reducing cost, raising quality, minimizing risk and cutting time to customer feedback.
Posted: 27 Feb 2015 | Published: 27 Feb 2015

IBM

Eight DevOps Practices that are Key to Success
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Read this informative white paper from Forrester to uncover the top 8 DevOps practices that are key to success.
Posted: 27 Feb 2015 | Published: 27 Feb 2015

IBM

Do Requirements Have a Home In Agile Methodologies?
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This featured white paper analyzes the need for requirements management in the Agile world, and how these tactics do (and do not) fit within today's project management methods.
Posted: 05 Jan 2015 | Published: 05 Jan 2015

IBM

Leveraging the Cloud For Your DevOps Workloads
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: How can you best leverage the cloud for your DevOps workloads? In this guide, discover 6 reasons why patterns can be an effective element of a DevOps solution.
Posted: 03 Dec 2014 | Published: 31 Jul 2014

IBM

Driving Product Quality With Continuous Verification and Validation
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Access this informative white paper to learn more about how continuous verification and validation strategies can help quality teams keep up with agile development. Read on to learn about eth methods and approaches that can enable continuous verification and validation and determine the right strategy for your organization.
Posted: 19 Mar 2015 | Published: 14 Oct 2014

IBM

Comcast Implements Service Virtualization & DevOps to Improve App Testing
sponsored by Parasoft Corporation
WHITE PAPER: Access this featured resource to find out how Comcast found reliability through a DevOps strategy built around service virtualization. Find out how this massive company was able to virtualize 98% of test interfaces, and enjoys a 65% reduction in the amount of time to create and maintain test data.
Posted: 30 Dec 2014 | Published: 30 Dec 2014

Parasoft Corporation

Mobile App Development: Drive Cost with High Performance
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: View this report to find a survey conducted by objective researchers, which evaluates the impact of how an application's performance impacts businesses. Access this white paper now to find out how your mobile applications directly affect your company.
Posted: 15 Dec 2014 | Published: 15 Dec 2014

IBM

The Business-Friendly Approach to Mobile Strategy
sponsored by Kony
WHITE PAPER: Access this whitepaper to discover an in-depth consideration of enterprise mobile strategies, and how to implement the right tools – including micro apps. Also discover the top 10 end-to-end mobile requirements.
Posted: 08 Dec 2014 | Published: 08 Dec 2014

Kony
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SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT TOOLS DEFINITION (continued): …  application developers. Some DDKs can be downloaded from the maker of the operating system. Others can be purchased from a third party. A DDK typically includes sample drivers, source code, a debugging utility, a compiler, testing tools, other utilities, and documentation. In addition to the kit, a driver developer needs to be familiar with the operating system or application the driver is for. Building a driver is typically a complicated process. Testing and debugging should be thorough so that the driver is released with as few errors as possible. There are several steps in building a driver:Writing … 
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