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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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Systems Engineering for Dummies
sponsored by IBM
EBOOK: Tackle the organizational challenges of creating smarter products. Explore systems engineering and how it can help you harness the complexity that comes along with developing smart, interconnected products. Learn how you can expedite time-to-market, ensure business agility, and deliver high-quality products while cutting costs.
Posted: 30 Jun 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2012

IBM

Unlock Engineering Knowledge for Rapid Innovation
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Smarter products require smarter development processes, and so many companies are adopting continuous engineering to unlock engineering insight and control complexity in the era of IoT. Uncover ways to empower your engineering teams to make the right decisions at the right times.
Posted: 30 Jun 2016 | Published: 30 Jun 2015

IBM

Strategic Reuse: Shift the Focus of Development from Products to Product Lines
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: As a key component of continuous engineering, strategic reuse can help an organization exploit common elements across product lines. Discover how it can help you lower costs while reducing testing effort and minimizing errors.
Posted: 29 Jun 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2014

IBM

Achieve Faster Time to Quality with Continuous Validation and Verification
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Learn about two of the key components of continuous engineering: validation and verification. Discover how using these methods can speed up your development process and improve outcomes by helping you detect defects earlier and produce higher quality products.
Posted: 29 Jun 2016 | Published: 31 Jan 2015

IBM

Measuring DevOps: Are Your Efforts Contributing to Business Success?
sponsored by New Relic
RESOURCE: DevOps practices can help you deliver software faster and with fewer defects — but there are more goals to keep in mind than just speed and quality. So what makes a DevOps initiative a true success? Access this blog post to find out.
Posted: 24 Jun 2016 | Published: 28 Sep 2015

New Relic

Modernize Your Legacy Apps for Cloud, Mobile, and More
sponsored by Red Hat
EGUIDE: In this e-guide, Gartner analyst Dale Vecchio reveals 3 primary approaches to legacy app modernization. Plus, learn approaches for incorporating mobile apps as part of your legacy system modernization effort.
Posted: 22 Jun 2016 | Published: 20 Jun 2016

Red Hat

Case Study: Yahoo Mail Reduces Build Time by 86%
sponsored by Sauce Labs
CASE STUDY: Learn how Yahoo used an automated, cloud-based testing strategy to reduce its testing time and subsequently shorten the debugging process, thereby making it possible to deliver quality code at a much faster pace.
Posted: 22 Jun 2016 | Published: 22 Jun 2016

Sauce Labs

Why it's Important to Address Continuous Integration
sponsored by Sauce Labs
EGUIDE: In this expert guide, software development consultant Jeffery Payne reveals what's wrong with Agile and continuous delivery processes, why you should address continuous integration before continuous delivery, and why DevOps changes everything.
Posted: 21 Jun 2016 | Published: 16 Jun 2016

Sauce Labs

How to Get Started with Automated Software Testing
sponsored by Sauce Labs
WHITE PAPER: Explore the benefits of automated software testing as part of a continuous integration and delivery process. Plus, learn how to set up a testing framework, including which tests to automate and which to do manually.
Posted: 20 Jun 2016 | Published: 30 Apr 2015

Sauce Labs

Gigaom Report: DevOps is Crippled Without Continuous Integration
sponsored by Sauce Labs
WHITE PAPER: This Gigaom Research report explores why embracing continuous integration is a critical first step in successfully adopting DevOps practices. Gain expert tips on making continuous integration work, introducing continuous integration to mobile, and more.
Posted: 16 Jun 2016 | Published: 16 Jun 2016

Sauce Labs

Docker's Impact on QA and App Quality
sponsored by Sauce Labs
WHITE PAPER: Even as DevOps aims to bring development, QA, and operations teams closer together, getting them to agree on the importance and function of containers is the only way to embrace the new architecture and release processes. Explore the impact container technology Docker has on software QA and testing.
Posted: 15 Jun 2016 | Published: 31 Mar 2016

Sauce Labs

Best Practices for Mobile App Development and Management
sponsored by Microsoft
EGUIDE: In this e-guide, consultant Tom Nolle reveals steps for moving mobile cloud apps on the right track with development and management. Plus, analyst and mobility expert Jack Madden explores how mobile app development platforms can help you build and deploy the enterprise mobile apps your employees want and need.
Posted: 10 Jun 2016 | Published: 03 Jun 2016

Microsoft

Case Study: Creating a Software Release Automation Framework
sponsored by IBM
CASE STUDY: Explore how Fidelity Worldwide Investment created a software release automation framework that helped them decrease release times from 2 – 3 days to 1 – 2 hours, virtually eliminate downtime within test teams, and more.
Posted: 07 Jun 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2014

IBM

The Rise of Continuous Delivery in the Enterprise
sponsored by IBM
RESEARCH CONTENT: How do agile development tools promote a growing digital economy? This report looks into survey results on IT decision-makers' use of continuous delivery and DevOps practices in software development today.
Posted: 06 Jun 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2015

IBM

Computer Weekly – 7 June 2016: Apple lures open source developers with Swift
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
EZINE: In this week's Computer Weekly, we look at Apple's plan to woo open source developers to its Swift programming language. DevOps practitioners are warning of growing stress on IT operations staff through the growth of continuous development practices. And Specsavers' CIO tells us why the store is a vital part of digital retail. Read the issue now.
Posted: 03 Jun 2016 | Published: 07 Jun 2016

ComputerWeekly.com

The Road to BYOD: Developing Enterprise Mobile Apps
sponsored by Microsoft
EGUIDE: Cloud services platform MBaaS may hold the key to architects meeting the rising need for mobile apps in the workplace. In this e-guide, Site Editor Maxine Giza examines how to develop a strong deployment and management strategy with MBaaS. Explore expert advice and common pitfalls to avoid.
Posted: 02 Jun 2016 | Published: 27 May 2016

Microsoft

Embedded Software Development: Using Static Analysis for Code Reuse
sponsored by Programming Research
WHITE PAPER: Explore how you can conquer the biggest challenges that prevent enterprises from effectively reusing code. Discover how static code analysis can help you measure the quality of large, complex code bases before reusing them on new projects.
Posted: 31 May 2016 | Published: 31 May 2016

Programming Research

Expert Guide: Optimizing Agile Development and Web Localization
sponsored by Transifex
EGUIDE: While many companies have attempted to transform their development with Agile principles and web localization, many enterprises fail to get optimal value out of these practices. This two-part e-guide demystifies these two concepts and provides best practices to help you get your enterprise back on track.
Posted: 23 May 2016 | Published: 17 May 2016


Evaluating a Rapid Mobile App Development Tool
sponsored by Kony
WHITE PAPER: This report, produced by 451 Research, evaluates a rapid mobile app development tool and compares it to other options in the market. Uncover its strengths, weaknesses, and more so you can decide if this strategy works for your enterprise.
Posted: 23 May 2016 | Published: 11 May 2016

Kony

Succeeding with Static Code Analysis: An Implementation Guide
sponsored by Programming Research
WHITE PAPER: Static code analysis can help you rapidly ensure the safety and security of embedded software, but it isn't a one-size-fits-all solution. Discover the biggest challenges that can prevent static code analysis from effectively detecting issues early on.
Posted: 19 May 2016 | Published: 19 May 2016

Programming Research

Static Code Analysis: A Buyer's Guide
sponsored by Programming Research
WHITE PAPER: How can you select the right static code analysis solution to deliver reliable, safe, and secure software? Explore the major benefits and pitfalls of static code analysis tools, and discover best practices to optimize embedded software development.
Posted: 18 May 2016 | Published: 18 May 2016

Programming Research

Exploring PaaS Benefits and Deployment Options
sponsored by Red Hat
WHITE PAPER: Compare the types of PaaS deployments, explore how PaaS simplifies DevOps initiatives, and discover tips on choosing a PaaS for your cloud development needs. Additionally, learn how PaaS can help Java EE organizations stay competitive.
Posted: 17 May 2016 | Published: 17 May 2016

Red Hat

3 Quick Ways to Go from Good to Great Mobile Apps
sponsored by IBM
WEBCAST: Whether you need to create customer-facing or enterprise mobile apps, the goal remains the same: you need to design an efficient, seamless user experience. Uncover 3 quick ways to go from good to great mobile apps.
Posted: 06 Jun 2016 | Premiered: Jun 6, 2016

IBM

Accelerate Mobile Development in the Cloud
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Creating innovative, user-friendly mobile apps can introduce new business opportunities for organizations. Explore how you can use cloud technology to drive fast, efficient mobile development.
Posted: 03 Jun 2016 | Published: 03 Jun 2016

IBM

How to Use the Cloud to Drive Mobile Development
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Learn how cloud technology is evolving to enable next-gen mobile apps. Uncover emerging use cases and methods for meeting mobile development demands with services, such as: PaaS, microservices, analytics, and more.
Posted: 02 Jun 2016 | Published: 08 Jan 2016

IBM
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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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