September 29, 2011

Why Agile Teams Need Devops

In many enterprise IT departments, the developers want to roll out new changes quickly, while the operations people want to go more slowly to ensure reliability. One way to bridge the gap is “devops,” a term first used by consultant Patrick Debois. Debois says that because of their more frequent

Apple Can’t Trademark “Multi-Touch”

If you’re a mobile developer who creates apps with multi-touch functionality, you can keep using the term “multi-touch.” So says the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), which has denied Apple’s petition to trademark the word. Apple first applied for the trademark the day after it introduced the iPhone.

iOS In-App Purchasing Experiences Outage

Recently, the open source OpenCL (Open Compute Language) has become much more popular. In fact, Evans Data Corp. says it now ranks as the second most popular HPC application development tool. In order to encourage the further growth of OpenCL, AMD is working on a number of related tools. They

Twitter Open Sources Storm

Making good on a promise it made in August, Twitter has released the source code for Storm, a tool it acquired when it purchased social media analytics firm BackType. Described as the “Hadoop of real-time processing,” Storm offers highly scalable, reliable computational power for real-time data. Twitter’s Nathan Marz explains