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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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Agile Foundations – the Agile Manifesto
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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

Accelerating Product Innovation Through Agile Development and Continuous Engineering
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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


Agile Development: Why Requirements Matter
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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


Building Highly Scalable Applications
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WEBCAST: View this webcast to see how one development platform provides easy scalability as well as back-end management that improves the end-user experience.
Posted: 16 Oct 2014 | Premiered: Oct 16, 2014


Computer Weekly – 9 June 2015: The file-sharing face-off: Box or Dropbox
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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

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

Computer Weekly – 12 May 2015: Augmented reality comes to corporate IT
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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

Enterprise Development in the Cloud: Top Benefits, Drivers, and Concerns
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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

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Computer Weekly – 31 March 2015: What went wrong with the IT for farmers' rural payments?
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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

Embracing Enterprise Mobility: Choosing the Right Application Development Platform
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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


Computer Weekly – 17 February 2015: Who will get your digital vote?
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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

Computer Weekly – 20 January 2015: FT sold on cloud benefits
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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

Comcast Implements Service Virtualization & DevOps to Improve App Testing
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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

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Mobile App Development: Drive Cost with High Performance
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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


Mobile App Dev: Cut Through the Noise With a Sustainable Strategy
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WEBCAST: Access these in-depth webcasts to evaluate whether your current application development practices are sustainable. View now to find the technical and vendor capabilities required to support 5-star mobile application development.
Posted: 15 Dec 2014 | Premiered: Dec 15, 2014


Building a Mobile Strategy: Analyst Report Shows Key Components to Success
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ANALYST REPORT: Access this analyst report to discover how the enterprise appetite for mobilization grows – but progress has been slow.
Posted: 09 Dec 2014 | Published: 09 Dec 2014


Mobile Middleware Alleviates Mobile App Development Challenges
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EGUIDE: Access this expert e-guide to discover the advantages of using BaaS for mobile application development, as well as how leverage this technology to dreduce mobile app development time and enhance user experience.
Posted: 08 Dec 2014 | Published: 08 Dec 2014

The Business-Friendly Approach to Mobile Strategy
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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


New Considerations for Application Integration
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EBOOK: This three-part guide explores how application integration practices are being shaken up in modern enterprises. View now to discover experts' thoughts on how NoSQL and microservices are advancing app integration middleware; why architects are giving application integration a REST; and more.
Posted: 05 Dec 2014 | Published: 05 Dec 2014

Get More Work Done: A Manager's Guide to Mixing Agile and Waterfall
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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


Cloud Application Integration and Development Made Simple
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EGUIDE: In this expert e-guide, learn how cloud-based application integration and development pain points can be relieved. Additionally, discover the 6 most common mistakes in cloud application deployment that you should avoid.
Posted: 18 Nov 2014 | Published: 18 Nov 2014

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Essential guide to solutions architecture
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EGUIDE: This expert e-guide reveals best practices for solutions architectures, and top tips for being a successful solution architect. To get started, here's one now: Have an understanding of how company systems, applications and requirements work together.
Posted: 24 Sep 2014 | Published: 24 Sep 2014


How Mobile Backend as a Service (MBaaS) Can Unleash Apps for the New Style of IT
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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
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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

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Continuous application delivery to WebSphere Application Server
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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

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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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