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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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API-led Connectivity: The Next Step in the Evolution of SOA
sponsored by MuleSoft
WHITE PAPER: Existing application integration approaches can't keep up with the new rate of change posed by technologies like SaaS, mobile, and the Internet of Things. Discover how API-led connectivity can empower you to increase developer productivity, predict code changes earlier on, and more.
Posted: 19 Nov 2015 | Published: 19 Nov 2015

MuleSoft

Decision Matrix: Selecting a Mobile App Development Platform
sponsored by Kony
WHITE PAPER: How can you narrow down the vast field of mobile app development platforms to select the option that best suits your enterprise's unique needs? This decision matrix compares 12 different vendors, evaluating each one according to code support, mobile security, app performance management, and more.
Posted: 22 Oct 2015 | Published: 16 Feb 2015

Kony

Mobile Application Platforms: Benefits of Mobile Middleware
sponsored by Kony
WHITE PAPER: Mobile isn't easily integrated with many existing enterprise technologies, preventing many companies from efficiently shifting to mobile applications. Discover how a mobile application platform that focuses on mobile middleware can empower developers to prototype and build custom APIs, integrate with relational database systems, and more.
Posted: 21 Oct 2015 | Published: 22 Sep 2015

Kony

Embedded BI Benchmark Report: Building vs. Buying BI Functionality
sponsored by TIBCO Software Inc.
WHITE PAPER: When embedding BI into your application, how can you decide whether you should build your BI functionality from scratch or invest in third-party BI software? In this comprehensive report, BI expert Wayne Eckerson explores survey results on embedded BI trends. Discover the pros and cons of building or buying BI functionality.
Posted: 27 Aug 2015 | Published: 27 Aug 2015

TIBCO Software Inc.

Vendor Comparison: Mobile Application Development Platforms
sponsored by Kony
WHITE PAPER: As the mobile application development platform (MADP) market evolves, it's challenging to sort through the growing number of vendors to find one that suits your enterprise's specific needs. This Gartner resource evaluates 20 leading MADP vendors, revealing the strengths and weaknesses of each one.
Posted: 16 Aug 2015 | Published: 16 Aug 2015

Kony

8 Factors That Affect Mobile App Development Pricing
sponsored by Kony
WHITE PAPER: Mobile apps are powerful drivers of advertising and sales growth. However, app development can be an expensive undertaking. This white paper reveals 8 key drivers of cost in app development. Discover how you can deliver the best possible ROI with your mobile app development budget.
Posted: 22 Jul 2015 | Published: 22 Jul 2015

Kony

Don’t Let Security Technology Put the Brakes on DevOps
sponsored by CloudPassage
WHITE PAPER: Discover how cloud-based security and compliance can help you maintain strong security without sacrificing DevOps productivity. Learn about the benefits it can provide such as: configuration security monitoring, multi-factor network authentication, software vulnerability assessments, and more.
Posted: 15 Jul 2015 | Published: 15 Jul 2015

CloudPassage

Navigating DevOps: What It Is and Why It Matters to Your Business
sponsored by New Relic
WHITE PAPER: Despite the IT industry adopting DevOps at an increasing rate, many organizations only have a general understanding of the big picture and don't know much about DevOps. Read this eBook to answer every question you have about DevOps.
Posted: 23 Apr 2015 | Published: 23 Apr 2015

New Relic

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

Agile Development: Why Requirements Matter
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Discover why an effective approach to requirements management is essential to extract optimal value from Agile development. Explore a requirements strategy that can help you optimize collaboration, traceability, change management, and more.
Posted: 05 Jan 2015 | Published: 30 Sep 2014

IBM

Apps in Production? Optimize your Open Source Integration and Messaging Technology
sponsored by Red Hat
WHITE PAPER: When you're building large, mission-critical applications, they need to be integrated into every facet of the business. Discover a powerful strategy designed to optimize development and deployment, enabling you to optimize your open source projects.
Posted: 26 Aug 2014 | Published: 26 Aug 2014

Red Hat

Magic Quadrant for Mobile Application Development Platforms
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This Gartner Magic Quadrant compares 20 different mobile app development platform vendors, revealing the biggest strengths and weaknesses of each option. Discover how each vendor performed according to criteria like product quality, price, and customer experience.
Posted: 10 Nov 2015 | Published: 21 Sep 2015

IBM

10 Rules for Successful Deployment of Enterprise Apps
sponsored by Mendix
WHITE PAPER: Access this resource to learn the 10 factors that can make or break enterprise application deployment. Discover how to create and deploy an application development platform that provides speed and simplicity, social productivity, cloud-centricity, and enterprise scale.
Posted: 22 Jul 2015 | Published: 31 Dec 2014

Mendix

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

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

Get More Work Done: A Manager's Guide to Mixing Agile and Waterfall
sponsored by AtTask
WHITE PAPER: This white paper dives into the differences between the Agile and Waterfall methodologies in relation to software development, the pros and cons of each, best use cases, and a roadmap for mixing the two.
Posted: 20 Nov 2014 | Published: 20 Nov 2014

AtTask

How Mobile Backend as a Service (MBaaS) Can Unleash Apps for the New Style of IT
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Enterprise
WHITE PAPER: Mobile Backend as a Service is a set of cloud-based, server-side mobile services for multiple platforms that can be used as a back end for your mobile apps. Find out how it can benefit you.
Posted: 02 Sep 2014 | Published: 30 May 2014

Hewlett-Packard Enterprise

Automating the Application Release Process: Build vs. Buy
sponsored by CA Technologies.
WHITE PAPER: Companies are turning to application release automation as a cost-effective solution for development bottlenecks. Some are able to write shell scrips to automate deployment activities. Read about the essentials for building, executing, and managing release automation, and discover software that provides automation from the ground up.
Posted: 19 Aug 2014 | Published: 19 Aug 2014

CA Technologies.

Continuous application delivery to WebSphere Application Server
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This whitepaper considers server options that automate tasks to streamline supplication server runtime, including application deployment, test and production environments, and middleware configuration.
Posted: 05 Aug 2014 | Published: 30 Apr 2014

IBM

Low-Code Application Solutions for High-Turn Delivery
sponsored by K2
WHITE PAPER: Explore this brief resource to see why many companies are choosing low-code platforms over traditional hand-coded development platforms. Read on to discover the advantages that low-code platforms provide, including the ability to lower barriers between requirements and delivery.
Posted: 21 Jul 2014 | Published: 21 Jul 2014

K2

Compare: Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform vs. IBM Websphere
sponsored by Red Hat
WHITE PAPER: As organizations strive to deliver and manage applications more effectively and efficiently, many vendors are jumping on the application platform train. In this white paper, compare two application platforms: Red Hat's JBoss Enterprise Application Platform and IBM's WebSphere Application Server Network Deployment Edition.
Posted: 16 Jul 2014 | Published: 31 Aug 2013

Red Hat

Accelerate Application Delivery, Improve Performance, and Spur Innovation
sponsored by CA Technologies.
WHITE PAPER: In too many IT organizations, development and operations teams work in silos, slowing down the application lifecycle, causing bottlenecks, and creating performance problems. By breaking down these silos, you can improve efficiency, time-to-market, and application quality -- but how do you do it?
Posted: 19 Jun 2014 | Published: 31 Aug 2012

CA Technologies.
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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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