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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

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

ComputerWeekly.com

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

Agile Foundations – the Agile Manifesto
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
BOOK: In this extract from their book, Agile Foundations, Peter Measey and Radtac explain the key principles of the Agile Manifesto.
Posted: 26 May 2015 | Published: 26 May 2015

ComputerWeekly.com

API E-book: Don't Let Your Business Fall Into the Digital Divide
sponsored by Axway
EBOOK: Explore this e-book to discover 3 ways in which an API-first digital strategy can help you bridge the digital divide and drive a successful business and IT transformation.
Posted: 24 Mar 2015 | Published: 27 Feb 2015

Axway

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

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

SOA Design Principles for Dummies
sponsored by IBM
EBOOK: Access this eBook to discover the design principles of SOA, and three fundamental aspects of SOA. Also learn why SOA is simply good design, and how to make your enterprise engaging.
Posted: 05 Nov 2015 | Published: 05 Nov 2015

IBM

Computer Weekly – 27 October 2015: Blockchain Sparks Change in Banking Industry
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EZINE: In this week's Computer Weekly, find out why blockchain, the technology that underpins bitcoin, is making waves in the banking sector. Also learn why EasyJet says digital is increasingly important for airlines, and take a look at the forces driving digital disruption and why some sectors are changing faster than others.
Posted: 23 Oct 2015 | Published: 23 Oct 2015

ComputerWeekly.com

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 Care.data 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

ComputerWeekly.com

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.

Computer Weekly – 25 August 2015: Coping with a crisis
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
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

ComputerWeekly.com

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

Computer Weekly – 7 July 2015: The IT behind Angry Birds
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
EZINE: In this week's Computer Weekly, we talk to the CIO of Rovio Entertainment, the company behind the gaming phenomenon Angry Birds, about how he supports a global business with a five-person IT team. We assess your options for moving off Windows Server 2003 now support is ending. And our buyer's guide looks at log management. Read the issue now.
Posted: 06 Jul 2015 | Published: 06 Jul 2015

ComputerWeekly.com

Tapping into the Growing AWS Ecosystem
sponsored by SearchAWS
EBOOK: This expert handbook explores the various types of businesses that comprise the Amazon network of partners, including the differences between standard and advanced levels. Read on to learn about several cloud architects use of software development kits (SDKs) and examine the approaches a business might take when engaging an AWS integrator.
Posted: 01 Jul 2015 | Published: 01 Jul 2015

SearchAWS

Computer Weekly – 30 June 2015: The legacy IT challenge for CIOs
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EZINE: In this week's Computer Weekly, CIOs in financial services fighting off challenger banks are hindered by their legacy IT – we assess the difficulties. We look at how to prepare for information security audits. And we ask if HM Revenue & Customs' plan for online tax accounts will make tax more taxing for the digitally excluded.
Posted: 26 Jun 2015 | Published: 26 Jun 2015

ComputerWeekly.com

Computer Weekly – 9 June 2015: The file-sharing face-off: Box or Dropbox
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
EZINE: In this week's Computer Weekly, we look at the two most popular tools for cloud-based enterprise file sharing and assess the relative merits of Box and Dropbox. We talk to some of the early pioneers in developing smartwatch apps. And we find out why IT security spending is shifting from prevention to detection and response. Read the issue now.
Posted: 08 Jun 2015 | Published: 08 Jun 2015

ComputerWeekly.com

Computer Weekly – 26 May 2015: Microservices and DevOps are changing software development
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EZINE: In this week's Computer Weekly, we talk to Hailo about its software development approach, which sees the taxi app use microservices and DevOps techniques. We hear from users of OpenStack, the open source cloud software, about how they are building digital businesses. And our buyer's guide looks at customer experience management. Read the issue now.
Posted: 22 May 2015 | Published: 22 May 2015

ComputerWeekly.com

Computer Weekly – 12 May 2015: Augmented reality comes to corporate IT
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
EZINE: In this week's Computer Weekly, we hear from early adopter Zurich Insurance about how augmented reality apps can become part of the corporate IT landscape. We look at Microsoft's Nano Server – the cut-down version of Windows Server designed for the cloud. And we assess the implications of the Nokia acquisition of Alcatel-Lucent. Read the issue now.
Posted: 08 May 2015 | Published: 08 May 2015

ComputerWeekly.com

Computer Weekly – 31 March 2015: What went wrong with the IT for farmers' rural payments?
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
EZINE: In this week's Computer Weekly, we examine the real reasons behind the failure of the government's rural payments digital service. We look at how Windows 10 Universal Apps will change the way IT teams manage PCs. And we hear from IT leaders about their experiences of bringing cloud computing into the mainstream. Read the issue now.
Posted: 27 Mar 2015 | Published: 27 Mar 2015

ComputerWeekly.com

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

Computer Weekly – 17 February 2015: Who will get your digital vote?
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
EZINE: In this week's Computer Weekly, we hear from the UK's three main political parties as they debate their digital policies ahead of the general election. Is the rise of the CDO a threat to the CIO's position? We find out what IT leaders have to say.
Posted: 13 Feb 2015 | Published: 13 Feb 2015

ComputerWeekly.com

Computer Weekly – 20 January 2015: FT sold on cloud benefits
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
EZINE: In this week's Computer Weekly, we talk to the Financial Times CTO about the publisher's successful move to the public cloud and plans for further expansion to meet its data warehousing needs. And we examine the emerging market for mobile application services in the cloud. Read the issue now.
Posted: 19 Jan 2015 | Published: 16 Jan 2015

ComputerWeekly.com
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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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