The role of software developer was recently named "The best job in America." Doug Neumann discusses the benefits that truly score the most points in attracting and retaining these high-demand professionals.
Hortonworks has added Concurrent's Cascading SDK to its Hadoop distribution. Such helps developers operationalize their data. In addition, Hortonworks will certify, support and deliver Cascading--the most widely used App development framework for data applications on Hadoop.
Facebook is planning to launch a mobile ad network this month, Re/code reports.
It may come as a surprise to some consumers that they're holding big data and analytics in their hand and using it for their own benefit. Most often it is served in convenient apps on mobile devices although the data can be accessed on websites too. Demand for more data is running rampant and developers are upping their game to meet it.
It's perfectly reasonable to think the government may be spying on data that app developers possess. Have you looked at commercial mobile app permission requirements lately? Almost all of them ask for permission to record sound, make calls, pictures and videos, read your social media posts and other suspicious activities all without any indication to the device owner that such is happening. So, there's reason to suspect government spying on app data, but is that really happening?
While CIOs are peering around every corner looking for nefarious hackers intent on infecting mobile devices, legitimate developers are busy creating apps that collect user data and information.
The new USB 3.1 specification has been approved, and is now available for download by developers from the USB Implementers Forum (USB-IF).
Do your developers and security gurus get along great? If so, move along, there's nothing to see here.
Local governments around the country still make heavy use of the printed document and the file cabinet, causing no end of frustration and delay to citizens and small businesses accustomed to the speed and efficiency of online transactions. Code for America, a three-year-old non-profit, wants to make it easier for people to deal with the bureaucracy by helping usher local governments into the digital age.
In preparation for the launch of the BlackBerry 10 platform, Research in Motion has launched its BlackBerry Partners for Enterprise portal to ensure application and ecosystems partners are ready for the new mobile computing platform.