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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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Stats You Need to Know: ROI Summary for an Enterprise Application Platform
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WHITE PAPER: You need to choose a strategy for standardizing your application development, but how can you be sure your choice is worth the investment? Access this resource to see statistics about the effectiveness of one application development standardization solution.
Posted: 01 Feb 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2014

Red Hat

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

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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

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ComputerWeekly: Why a Private Cloud Was Chosen for the Thames Tunnel Project
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EZINE: In this issue of ComputerWeekly, we examine why one of the UK's largest construction projects—the Thames Tideway Tunnel—decided to use a private cloud setup. Our latest buyer's guide looks at containers and microservices, and we report on what U.S. court documents tell us about Oracle's controversial licensing polices.
Posted: 02 Feb 2016 | Published: 02 Feb 2016

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Shifting Your Digital Transformation Into the Fast Lane: Five Keys to Higher-quality Application Delivery
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WHITE PAPER: Shifting application development into the fast lane of continuous delivery is possible, but requires businesses to adopt a new test model. In the following guide, explore five keys that can help your organization achieve continuous delivery.
Posted: 29 Jan 2016 | Published: 29 Jan 2016

CA Technologies.

Agile Product Development For Dummies
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EBOOK: Discover the answers for every question you ever wanted to ask about Agile development. Learn the benefits Agile approaches can bring to product development, the requirements to make an Agile transition work, and the 10 myths about Agile that could be holding you back.
Posted: 21 Jan 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2015

IBM

Automated Application Testing: Coping With Change
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WHITE PAPER: This white paper discusses five issues around automated application testing. Learn what an automated testing framework needs in order to conquer these challenges and gain an advantage that helps you get higher-quality applications to market faster than competitors.
Posted: 20 Jan 2016 | Published: 30 Sep 2015

CA Technologies.

Test Data Management: The Key to Continuous Delivery
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WHITE PAPER: Developers often neglect testing in order to deliver software more quickly, but this can result in bugs that actually slow down your operations. This white paper explains how a requirements-based approach to test data management can allow you to deliver better-quality software, save time, and cut costs.
Posted: 18 Jan 2016 | Published: 31 Aug 2015

CA Technologies.

Computer Weekly – 12 January 2016: How open source is beating proprietary software
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EZINE: In this week's Computer Weekly, our latest buyer's guide assesses the impact of open source software and how it is underpinning the digital revolution. We examine the prospects for cloud in financial services as regulators give their approval. And we ask if Uber is really part of a new business model for the sharing economy. Read the issue now.
Posted: 08 Jan 2016 | Published: 12 Jan 2016

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Taking a Mobile-First Approach to Development
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EGUIDE: This exclusive e-guide examines how to start a mobile-first development approach and provides insight on working with mobile push notifications. Read on to learn expert answers to frequently asked questions.
Posted: 04 Jan 2016 | Published: 04 Jan 2016

Magnet

Software Defining the Data Center
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EBOOK: Will enterprises soon use SDN in their data centers? Through this guide, develop a deeper understanding of SDN advantages and drawbacks and how these could play out in a modern data center.
Posted: 30 Dec 2015 | Published: 27 Dec 2015

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When Agile, DevOps, and Lean Aren't Enough: The Missing Imperative in Software Delivery
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WHITE PAPER: This white paper discusses the missing link in your software delivery lifecycle that can help you realize the full potential of your people, processes, and technologies. Discover how it can support your transformation in Lean, Agile, and DevOps initiatives.
Posted: 29 Dec 2015 | Published: 29 Dec 2015

Tasktop

Top 4 Emerging Mobile App Strategies
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WHITE PAPER: This e-book digs into the top 4 emerging mobile app strategies for 2016 that can help you win customer loyalty. Rely on this guide as your "cheat sheet" to enabling better mobile experiences for today's always on-the-go customers.
Posted: 18 Dec 2015 | Published: 18 Dec 2015

Magnet

Magic Quadrant for Mobile Application Development Platforms
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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
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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
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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
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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

ComputerWeekly.com

10 Rules for Successful Deployment of Enterprise Apps
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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
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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
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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
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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

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
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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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