October 25, 2011

Top 10 Tips for Improving Your Open Source Software Governance

Gartner estimates that by 2013, 90 percent of Global 2000 enterprises will include open source software (OSS) as business critical elements of their IT portfolios — and by 2016, that number will increase to 99 percent. It makes sense that open source use is on the rise. Java developers already

Reducing Coding Errors in Cloud Development

Developers who are writing code that extends the capabilities of cloud applications face a lot of potential pitfalls. David Taber offers a number of tips to avoid those pitfalls, including the following: Work in a recently-refreshed sandbox. Check every field for NULL, and check every set, list, or map for

Appcelerator Buys Particle Code

Appcelerator, maker of the popular Titanium development tools, has announced that it has purchased former competitor Particle Code. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Like Appcelerator, Particle Code offers a cross-platform mobile application development platform. According to Particle Code co-founder Galia Benartzi, Appcelerator made the purchase because Particle Code