Software Development

Bootstrap: The Framework's What, Why, and How

A lot of people talk about Bootstrap, but you know what it's for? You may even know it as a front-end framework, but do you know who it's designed for, whether it's worth studying, or if it's something outdated? In this article, we'll try to answer all these questions. In addition to knowing more about Bootstrap, you'll know the framework's strengths and weaknesses and what makes it a great tool for when working with front-end web development.

OutSystems Announces New Styles Editor, Finishes 2017 with Flurry of Low-Code Innovation RealWire Wed, 01/03/2018 - 09:03

London - 3rd January, 2018 - OutSystems, provider of the number one low-code development platform, today announced that it delivered six new releases of its flagship development environment in the fourth quarter. OutSystems has added a variety of new and innovative features to the product, further simplifying and accelerating how enterprise software is built. The latest innovation is a styles editor built directly into the visual development environment that dramatically reduces UX development time.

Redgate introduces SQL Server 2017 support for award-winning software suite RealWire Thu, 11/09/2017 - 13:53

Cambridge UK, Thursday, 9 November - The SQL Toolbelt, the portfolio of SQL Server development tools from Redgate Software that won a Visual Studio Magazine 2016 Reader’s Choice Gold Award, has been upgraded to include SQL Server 2017 support. The toolbelt, which is regarded as the leading software suite for database and data development, now enables users to make the most of the latest features in SQL Server.

Perforce Helix Plugin for Microsoft Visual Studio Provides Tighter Integration for Developers RealWire Thu, 11/02/2017 - 13:46

Minneapolis, Minn., Nov. 2, 2017 - Perforce Software, a provider of solutions to enterprise teams requiring productivity, visibility, and scale along the development lifecycle, today announced that it has released the latest version of its Helix Plugin for Microsoft Visual Studio (P4VS). This version includes major usability enhancements that take advantage of Microsoft’s new extensibility hooks for source control providers to offer users tighter integration in their IDE.

New Modular pi-top Laptop Launches to Set Kids Up for Future RealWire Fri, 10/13/2017 - 22:18

Education technology company pi-top today launched a brand new modular laptop designed to make experimenting, coding and building electronics, simple and fun. The new pi-top laptop is a powerful platform that is ideal for both consumers and students and includes a “sliding” keyboard that allows users to access and engage with internal components and upgrade with kits for a host of inventions and experiments.

Redgate introduces SQL Graph support for industry-leading tool RealWire Wed, 09/27/2017 - 15:09

Redgate, the Cambridge UK software company known for its database development tools, has released a new version of SQL Compare which supports graph databases in SQL Server. SQL Compare is already the leading SQL Server database comparison tool and the latest release reflects the increasing interest in graph databases among SQL Server users.

OutSystems Raises the Bar for Low-Code Platform Security with Multiple ISO and SOC Certifications RealWire Tue, 09/19/2017 - 16:21

London – 19th September, 2017 – OutSystems today announced that it has bolstered its security credentials with three of the most recognised security certifications - ISO 27001, ISO 22301, and SOC 2. In addition, OutSystems has become a member of the Cloud Security Alliance as part of its commitment to security best practices in cloud computing.

Mailbag: DRUD Tech Launches ddev Community Open Source Toolkit

Last week, I received an email inviting me to take a sneak peak at a press release that became public today. In the email, I was asked if I would be interested in hearing "news from new open source startup, DRUD Tech, founded by a couple of long-time Drupal contributors". According to the email, the company has been in "stealth mode" quietly working on their new product which is ready for launch this week. Given that I'm a long time fan of the Drupal content management system of course I said yes.

Why Should You Use Mobile App Development Tools? Walter Moore Thu, 09/14/2017 - 16:52

The process of mobile-app development can be made faster by means of using some specialized tools online. Only smart app developers have the skills to make optimum utilization of these tools for mobile-app creation. Some of these tools are multifunctional in nature; and thus, they can be used for varied purposes.

Benefits of Using Tools for Mobile-app Development: