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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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Seven ways to reduce waste and accelerate software delivery
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This paper explores how an IBM DevOps approach can help reduce seven key types of waste in software development - shortening development cycles and increasing customer value.
Posted: 15 Oct 2014 | Published: 30 Sep 2014

IBM

What makes a complete mobile testing solution?
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: View this whitepaper now to discover the differences in a complete testing environment versus a focused testing environment, and how automation can outperform manual testing.
Posted: 18 Sep 2014 | Published: 31 May 2014

IBM

Deployment Data: Using Research to Break Bad Habits
sponsored by ZeroTurnaround
WHITE PAPER: The average developer wastes 39% of their day on redeploys and interactive testing in their development environments. This resource breaks down the facts about delays in the deployment process. Learn about productive strategies that eliminate the rebuild/redeploy cycle, and how these approaches compare to traditional methods already in place.
Posted: 03 Sep 2014 | Published: 03 Sep 2014

ZeroTurnaround

Case Study: OSS vs. Commercial, Choosing between WebSphere and Jboss
sponsored by IBM
CASE STUDY: The allure of free software, specifically open-source software (OSS), has drawn the attention of many companies. View this case study now to read about the insurance company Topdanmark and their debate between commercial and OSS options – and the advice they offer to companies in the same position.
Posted: 27 Aug 2014 | Published: 27 Aug 2014

IBM

RSA Improves Agility with JBoss Enterprise BRMS
sponsored by Red Hat
WHITE PAPER: RSA, a worldwide insurance group, uses business rules to show customers products tailored to their specific needs. Read how RSA used Red Hat JBoss BRMS to improve their application, thus leading to more sales, better agility, and the ability to respond quickly to changing business needs.
Posted: 26 Aug 2014 | Published: 26 Aug 2014

Red Hat

Reduce Risk, Prepare for the Future: Red Hat JBoss Fuse Go-Live Assessment
sponsored by Red Hat
PRODUCT OVERVIEW: Operations teams who are inheriting or deploying Red Hat JBoss Fuse solutions, but were not previously engaged in the development of these solutions, will benefit from this program. Learn how this go-live assessment helps you establish reliable, highly available infrastructure, safely deploy your application, and build in monitoring and alerts.
Posted: 25 Aug 2014 | Published: 25 Aug 2014

Red Hat

Choosing the Right API Management Solution for the Enterprise User
sponsored by CA Technologies.
WHITE PAPER: Publishing application programming interfaces (APIs) to an external developer community introduces a number of challenges and risks for the enterprise. This informative whitepaper considers a system that regulates security protocols and automates access for APIs, promoting a secure yet intuitive platform for API delivery.
Posted: 22 Aug 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

CA Technologies.

DevOps: Continuous delivery of software-driven innovation
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This infographic illustrates the common challenges that many companies face during the software delivery lifecycle, as well as how DevOps can help overcome those obstacles to achieve continuous delivery.
Posted: 06 Aug 2014 | Published: 06 Aug 2014

IBM

Five vital steps for successful software delivery in a chaotic world
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Modern software development can seem chaotic, with constantly changing business needs and complex, interconnected systems of heterogeneous tools. View this white paper to learn five essential steps to overcoming today's development challenges and achieving successful software delivery
Posted: 05 Aug 2014 | Published: 31 Mar 2014

IBM

Continuous application delivery to WebSphere Application Server
sponsored by IBM
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

IBM

DevOps Assessment Tool
sponsored by IBM
ASSESSMENT TOOL: Is your software development team already practicing DevOps? How effective are your practices? If you're unsure, this self-assessment tool can help you evaluate your current DevOps practices and suggest areas for improvement.
Posted: 04 Aug 2014 | Published: 04 Aug 2014

IBM

Application Server Goodness Without Misconfiguration
sponsored by ZeroTurnaround
WHITE PAPER: Developers like to write software, not fight with their tools. What are the various woes of different application servers? Get the low-down inside this resource, so you can turn your current frustrations into actionable, informed decisions.
Posted: 18 Jul 2014 | Published: 18 Jul 2014

ZeroTurnaround

Application Platfrom Comparison: Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform and Oracle WebLogic Server Enterprise Edition
sponsored by Red Hat
WHITE PAPER: Both Red Hat's JBoss Enterprise Application Platform and Oracle's WebLogic Server are based on the Java EE specification v6, meaning they share a fair number of features. View this white paper to take a look at the similarities and differences between JBoss and WebLogic Server.
Posted: 16 Jul 2014 | Published: 31 Aug 2013

Red Hat

Compare: Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform vs. IBM Websphere
sponsored by Red Hat
WHITE PAPER: As organizations strive to deliver and manage applications more effectively and efficiently, many vendors are jumping on the application platform train. In this white paper, compare two application platforms: Red Hat's JBoss Enterprise Application Platform and IBM's WebSphere Application Server Network Deployment Edition.
Posted: 16 Jul 2014 | Published: 31 Aug 2013

Red Hat

Business Benefits of an Enterprise Application Platform
sponsored by Red Hat
WHITE PAPER: Enterprise application platforms (EAPs) are gaining popularity as organizations look to improve the efficiency of application development, deployment, and management. In this IDC white paper, explore the business benefits of one open source EAP, as well as the challenges you may face and best practices to employ for successful implementation.
Posted: 15 Jul 2014 | Published: 31 Jan 2013

Red Hat

Top 10 Reasons to Choose an Open Source Enterprise Application Platform
sponsored by Red Hat
WHITE PAPER: When building, deploying, and managing Java applications and services, you need a flexible, agile application platform. View this white paper to learn about one such enterprise application platform, and discover 10 reasons to choose this cloud-ready, open source platform.
Posted: 15 Jul 2014 | Published: 30 Sep 2013

Red Hat

Essential guide to solutions architecture
sponsored by MuleSoft
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

MuleSoft

Automating the Application Release Process: Build vs. Buy
sponsored by CA Technologies.
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

CA Technologies.

Agile for Dummies
sponsored by IBM
EBOOK: Agile methods aren't just for cutting-edge development teams anymore, but if you're just jumping on the Agile train, it's likely you have a lot of questions. Fortunately, this e-book can help answer them, as Agile for Dummies offers a comprehensive look at Agile practices, tools, and projects.
Posted: 30 Jul 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2012

IBM

DevOps 101: The Essentials of Creating Diverse Applications
sponsored by IBM
EBOOK: If you're unsure about how to leverage DevOps to its greatest potential, or just looking to brush-up on your DevOps best practices, then this e-book is for you. DevOps for Dummies provides a comprehensive look at what DevOp is, how it can benefit your organization, and what you'll need to succeed.
Posted: 29 Jul 2014 | Published: 29 Jul 2014

IBM

Service Virtualization Vendors Compared - Analyst Report
sponsored by IBM
ANALYST REPORT: This Forrester Wave™ report provides an in-depth comparison of five top service virtualization vendors -- IBM, CA Technologies, HP, Parasoft, and SmartBear Software -- against 15 criteria.
Posted: 29 Jul 2014 | Published: 27 Jan 2014

IBM

DevOps for Dummies
sponsored by IBM
EBOOK: If you're new to DevOps, you may not be sure of where to start or how it fits into your organization. This DevOps for Dummies e-book will help you understand the ins and outs of DevOps, as well as how exactly your business can benefit from it.
Posted: 25 Jun 2014 | Published: 25 Jun 2014

IBM

What DevOps Looks Like in the Enterprise
sponsored by CA Technologies.
WEBCAST: In this webcast, learn how to leverage an application release automation and operations technology to achieve successful enterprise-wide collaboration between development and operations, or DevOps.
Posted: 24 Jun 2014 | Premiered: Sep 13, 2013

CA Technologies.

Canary Deployments Lowers Application Release Risks
sponsored by CA Technologies.
WEBCAST: In this webinar, learn how you can use canary deployments to lower risks in your application releases, perform A/B testing and enable rollbacks to previous versions.
Posted: 23 Jun 2014 | Premiered: Sep 13, 2013

CA Technologies.

APM Production Applications: Using Performance Characteristics Pre-Production
sponsored by CA Technologies.
WEBCAST: How can you achieve development, test, and release in the most effective way possible? This informative video will help answer that question as it highlights the fact that APM's data around the performance characteristics of production applications is very valuable to use in the pre-production context.
Posted: 23 Jun 2014 | Premiered: Jun 23, 2014

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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