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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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Best Practice Guide: Quality Planning, Assurance, and Control
sponsored by Global Knowledge
WHITE PAPER: To ensure quality products, you need a strategy in place to plan and control all aspects of your project. This resource reveals key best practices for quality planning, assurance, and control. Discover how to effectively leverage tools like cause and effect diagrams, histograms, statistical sampling, interrelationship diagraphs, and much more.
Posted: 15 Apr 2016 | Published: 15 Apr 2016

Global Knowledge

How Secure Are Your Mobile Apps?
sponsored by Kony
WHITE PAPER: This e-book reveals the top 10 mobile security vulnerabilities and how to address them in the development process. Learn how to overcome weak server side controls, poor authentication and authorization, and much more.
Posted: 15 Apr 2016 | Published: 15 Apr 2016

Kony

3 Must-Read Mobile Innovation Stories
sponsored by Kony
WHITE PAPER: In this e-book, uncover 3 inspiring mobile app innovation use cases. Gain ideas on how you can develop a successful mobile app strategy via better connecting with your users and customers, boosting agility and speed to market, and saving time and paper.
Posted: 15 Apr 2016 | Published: 15 Apr 2016

Kony

Banking APIs: State of the Market
sponsored by Axway
WHITE PAPER: As banks increasingly invest in APIs, many are struggling to choose a definition format, manage security, and build internal support for an API strategy. Discover key insights about major API challenges and trends from a survey conducted with API strategists and managers in the financial services industry.
Posted: 12 Apr 2016 | Published: 30 Nov 2015

Axway

9 Best Practices to Build a Digital Business Architecture
sponsored by Axway
WHITE PAPER: APIs can help you leverage third-party development talent and encourage collaboration, but there are several security and performance issues you have to address in order to ensure responsible, effective use of APIs. Discover 9 best practices to optimize your digital business architecture with APIs.
Posted: 12 Apr 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2015

Axway

The Benefits of Release Automation
sponsored by CA Technologies.
WHITE PAPER: To keep up with customers' increasing expectations and maximize ROI, companies need to release applications more nimbly and reliably without expending more resources. This Forrester report dives into the benefits, costs, and risks that enterprises have experienced with one release automation solution.
Posted: 11 Apr 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2015

CA Technologies.

Accelerate Application Delivery with Synthetic Test Data Generation
sponsored by CA Technologies.
WHITE PAPER: Without the right data for testing, you can't ensure valuable, high-quality apps, but finding or creating the right test data by hand is a time-consuming and error-prone process. This white paper explains how you can improve the quality of test data, increase testing efficiency, and cut costs with synthetic data generation.
Posted: 11 Apr 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2015

CA Technologies.

3 Ways an API-First Digital Strategy can Drive a Successful Business and IT Transformation
sponsored by Axway
WHITE PAPER: If companies still rely on legacy apps that were deployed long before the cloud, mobile devices, and the Internet of Things, they need to quickly adapt to keep up with today's customer expectations. Discover the 3 ways you can drive a successful business and IT transformation by putting APIs first.
Posted: 08 Apr 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2015

Axway

Improve Business Agility with a Comprehensive Business Process Management Strategy
sponsored by Red Hat
WHITE PAPER: Access this resource to learn about a comprehensive BPM strategy that can empower you to foster collaboration between IT and business users, improve agility and speed time-to-market, increase operational efficiency, and more.
Posted: 08 Apr 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2015

Red Hat

The API Management Playbook: Understanding Solutions for API Management
sponsored by CA Technologies
WHITE PAPER: APIs are critical to help enterprises keep up with the rising volume, scale, and volatility of customer-facing apps, but you can only get maximum value out of APIs if you have a strategy in place to manage and coordinate their deployment. Discover how to develop a formal strategy to create, secure, manage, and optimize APIs at enterprise scale.
Posted: 08 Apr 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2015

CA Technologies

Release Automation for Complex, Multi-Tier Deployments
sponsored by CA Technologies.
WHITE PAPER: How can you minimize bottlenecks to rapidly and consistently deliver apps, without missing errors that lead to failures? Learn how release automation can help you deploy app releases faster and more frequently without sacrificing quality.
Posted: 08 Apr 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2014

CA Technologies.

APD Improves their Procurement Solution with a New Middleware Strategy
sponsored by Red Hat
WHITE PAPER: In this case study, you'll explore ways one custom procurement solution provider was able to help users automatically buy the most cost-effective item available. Learn now about agile development strategies and middleware that made this possible.
Posted: 05 Apr 2016 | Published: 05 Apr 2016

Red Hat

Quickly Rewriting Software History
sponsored by GizmoxTS
WHITE PAPER: Explore a machine-guided, but human controlled approach to modernizing your app portfolio. Uncover 3 use cases demonstrating how you can use this strategy to refresh your outdated apps with speed, accuracy, and ease.
Posted: 01 Apr 2016 | Published: 01 Apr 2016

GizmoxTS

Mitigate Rewrite Risks in Your App Modernization Projects
sponsored by GizmoxTS
WHITE PAPER: Explore how you can overcome barriers to app modernization in your enterprise. Uncover a software-guided way to mitigate risks in the rewrite process that can help you reduce human errors and inconsistency, keep legacy apps running and updated, and more.
Posted: 22 Mar 2016 | Published: 22 Mar 2016

GizmoxTS

Internet of Things: Overcoming New Security Challenges
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: As threats targeting connected devices continue to grow, Internet of Things (IoT) systems need a way to function securely even when one or more devices have been compromised. Discover best practices for IoT security throughout the system lifecycle, from development through to operations and maintenance.
Posted: 22 Mar 2016 | Published: 30 Apr 2015

IBM

Internet of Things Survey: Developers Weigh in on Cloud-Based Platforms
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: There isn't a consensus about which development platforms best meet the requirements of the Internet of Things (IoT). This resource presents results from a survey about cloud-based development platforms for IoT applications and services. Discover the pros and cons of this approach to IoT development.
Posted: 21 Mar 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2015

IBM

Unleash Your Development Potential with PaaS
sponsored by Dell, Inc. and Red Hat
WHITE PAPER: This brief resource examines an open source Platform as a Service (PaaS) offering that automates the provisioning, management and scaling of applications so that you can focus on writing the code for your business, startup, or next big idea.
Posted: 18 Mar 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2015

Dell, Inc. and Red Hat

How to Go Mobile with the Right Development Platform
sponsored by SAP
WHITE PAPER: In this brief resource, take a quick look at 7 features of a mobile application development platform worth considering.
Posted: 15 Mar 2016 | Published: 15 Mar 2016

SAP

Reimagining Enterprise Apps: Designing a Mobile User Experience
sponsored by SAP
WHITE PAPER: This white paper outlines how you can design an optimal mobile user experience for your enterprise apps in order to attract and retain millennial candidates, take complexity out of business processes, and more. You'll discover case studies, potential ROI, and quick assessment questions to get started.
Posted: 14 Mar 2016 | Published: 31 Jul 2015

SAP

Going Mobile with SAP Fiori Apps
sponsored by SAP
WHITE PAPER: This technical brief provides an inside look at a cloud platform that can help you easily optimize SAP Fiori apps for best mobile performance and experience.
Posted: 11 Mar 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2015

SAP

In an Open Source World, Why Invest in a Mobile Platform?
sponsored by SAP
WHITE PAPER: This white paper on mobile app development weighs the pros and cons of using a platform vs. open source technologies. You'll discover estimated cost and time commitment for both strategies so you can determine the right method for your mobile projects.
Posted: 11 Mar 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2015

SAP

How IoT Is Making Security Imperative for All Embedded Software
sponsored by Programming Research
WHITE PAPER: This resource discusses the unique challenges of securing embedded applications and explains how to overcome these obstacles with static code analysis tools. Discover how you can identify and eliminate defects earlier on in the development cycle.
Posted: 10 Mar 2016 | Published: 10 Mar 2016

Programming Research

Modernize Your App Portfolio Quickly and Accurately
sponsored by GizmoxTS
WHITE PAPER: Manual reverse engineering approaches are too slow, and often inaccurate, for modernizing your app portfolio. Is there a faster way? Uncover a digital app re-engineering strategy that can help modernize your outdated apps quickly and accurately.
Posted: 03 Mar 2016 | Published: 03 Mar 2016

GizmoxTS

The Application Modernization Challenge: Choosing the Right Approach
sponsored by GizmoxTS
WHITE PAPER: This resource compares different application modernization approaches to help you determine the right choice for your project. Discover the pros and cons of automatic migration, manual rewrite, and transposition according to criteria like budgeting costs, QA & maintenance, project time, and more.
Posted: 02 Mar 2016 | Published: 02 Mar 2016

GizmoxTS

Modernize Your App Portfolio Faster and With More Accuracy
sponsored by GizmoxTS
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explores a digital rewriting method for app modernization that can meet fast time-to-market deadlines, while dramatically lowering risks, costs, and rare skillset requirements. Take a look at how you can increase lines of code written per day, ensure code accuracy, and drive cost efficiency.
Posted: 02 Mar 2016 | Published: 02 Mar 2016

GizmoxTS
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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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