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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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APM 101: Getting Started with Synthetic Monitoring
sponsored by Neotys
WHITE PAPER: This white paper will discuss the rising importance of application performance monitoring and its benefits to your organization. You'll learn the key differences between synthetic monitoring, real-user monitoring and deep-dive diagnostics and discover how they can improve the overall performance and availability of your web and mobile applications.
Posted: 06 Oct 2015 | Published: 06 Oct 2015


Building a Stronger Agile Enterprise with Subversion
sponsored by CollabNet
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explores how the open source software development tool Subversion complements the coding and version control demands of Agile. Read on to learn how Subversion can address common issues that may be impeding the speed and quality of your development projects.
Posted: 06 Oct 2015 | Published: 23 Oct 2013


DevOps for Enterprise Agility: Answers to Your Biggest Questions
sponsored by CollabNet
WHITE PAPER: If you have questions about agility, DevOps, automation, and how they interact to create a more flexible and collaborative environment, you won't want to miss this informative resource. View now to gain a better understanding of how to build a DevOps strategy to support your unique business needs.
Posted: 05 Oct 2015 | Published: 08 Dec 2014


Best Practices for Web Application Security
sponsored by WhiteHat Security
EGUIDE: Access this exclusive e-guide to discover tips for tackling web application security through software development. Learn how to review your Web application security assessment tools and develop a strategy.
Posted: 01 Oct 2015 | Published: 06 May 2015

WhiteHat Security

Computer Weekly – 29 September 2015: Keeping app pirates at bay
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EZINE: In this week's Computer Weekly, we look at how digital piracy is affecting app developers – and what they can do about it. The man behind the controversial NHS project has quit – what will it mean for the troubled programme? And we find out how digital disruption is affecting the insurance market. Read the issue now.
Posted: 27 Sep 2015 | Published: 25 Sep 2015

How to Easily Provision Hadoop Clusters
sponsored by IBM
VIDEO: This brief video features a demo on how to deploy and manage Hadoop clusters in the cloud. Tune in and learn how end-users can directly access Hadoop data on dedicated bare metal clusters, which increase speed, security, and control.
Posted: 24 Sep 2015 | Premiered: 03 Feb 2015


Using Apache Hadoop to Accelerate Big Data Time to Value
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This white paper helps illustrate why a collection of popular open-source technologies can accelerate deployments by tapping into Hadoop community innovation. Discover six ways you can get started on big data projects quickly.
Posted: 24 Sep 2015 | Published: 30 Jun 2015


Comprehensive Support for Today's Mix of Data
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This data sheet highlights a comprehensive support strategy for today's mix of data using SQL on Hadoop.
Posted: 24 Sep 2015 | Published: 30 Jun 2015


The Executive’s Guide to Enterprise Agile Adoption
sponsored by CollabNet
WHITE PAPER: This paper provides problems and solutions for enterprises adopting Agile software development practices. Read on to learn how you can help your enterprise transition smoothly into agile adoption by preparing for the many possible impediments that might occur.
Posted: 24 Sep 2015 | Published: 31 Dec 2014


Cloud-Based Tools, Agile, and DevOps Accelerate Application Deployment
sponsored by Rackspace
EGUIDE: This expert guide explores how the push for faster application delivery, particularly from proponents of Agile, is changing the nature of app deployment. View now to learn how developers are shifting application deployment speeds as a result of cloud-based tools and shifting roles in DevOps environments.
Posted: 10 Sep 2015 | Published: 10 Sep 2015


Continuous Delivery in ALM: Opportunities and Challenges
sponsored by Rackspace
EGUIDE: This expert guide explains that continuous delivery presents a number of benefits that other methodologies do not, but only if organizations are able to overcome the challenges involved in its adoption. View now to learn the basics of continuous delivery and the impacts that it could have on your enterprise, both positive and negative.
Posted: 10 Sep 2015 | Published: 10 Sep 2015


Build Apps More Effectively with Data, APIs, Mobile Tools, and the Internet of Things
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This resource examines how virtually anyone can create new business offerings and services at a much lower entry cost, enabling an accelerated generation of ideas. Read on to discover the technological entities catalyzing this movement, including data, APIs, mobile applications, and more.
Posted: 09 Sep 2015 | Published: 31 Dec 2014


The New Business of Technology: Extend, Transact and Optimize
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This white paper outlines an approach and a set of key considerations for organizational leaders who seek to establish new engagements beyond the enterprise. Access now and become familiar with three essential tenants of this approach.
Posted: 09 Sep 2015 | Published: 31 Jul 2012


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


APIs for Dummies: Leveraging APIs to Solve Modern Business Challenges
sponsored by IBM
BOOK: What is the basic nature of APIs, and what are the key questions that you need to ask before embarking on an API journey? This book is your guide to applying the power of APIs to business challenges ranging from changing business models to embracing the world of devices, whether you're an API provider or consumer.
Posted: 04 Sep 2015 | Published: 04 Sep 2015


Business-driven application release automation
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ANALYST REPORT: DevOps is growing in popularity, however organisations need well designed and implemented DevOps strategies if they are to benefit the business, say analysts Clive Longbottom and Bernt Ostergaard.
Posted: 03 Sep 2015 | Published: 03 Sep 2015

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


Computer Weekly – 25 August 2015: Coping with a crisis
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EZINE: In this week's Computer Weekly, IT leaders discuss their experiences of dealing with disaster and the importance of planning to ensure business continuity. Jaeger's CIO talks about bring the iconic fashion brand into the digital age. And we look at the issues around writing supplier contracts for agile software development. Read the issue now.
Posted: 21 Aug 2015 | Published: 21 Aug 2015

Simplify and Mobilize Any Business Workflow Securely by Next Week
sponsored by Citrix and Capriza
WEBCAST: In this webinar, you'll learn what it takes to rapidly design and securely deploy apps for your critical business workflows. View now to gain the opportunity to watch as a customized app is designed and deployed in 10 minutes, without the need for complex APIs or writing code.
Posted: 20 Aug 2015 | Premiered: Sep 22, 2015

Citrix and Capriza

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

Selecting the Right Application Release Automation Tool for Your Enterprise
sponsored by Automic
RESEARCH CONTENT: This Forrester report explores today's application release automation market, explaining the considerations that your enterprise needs to keep in mind in selecting the right ARA tool for your business needs.
Posted: 14 Aug 2015 | Published: 29 Jan 2015


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

3 Guidelines to Establishing Your Code Confidence
sponsored by Rogue Wave Software
WEBCAST: Navigating the day-to-day issues of automotive software development can be overwhelming, but with little effort it can be easily managed. This webinar will explore how to deliver secure, compliant, and defect-free software.
Posted: 11 Aug 2015 | Premiered: Aug 11, 2015

Rogue Wave Software

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.
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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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