March 28, 2012

APM Bridges the Dev Team / Net Ops Divide

Consider this all-too-common scenario in today’s complex, networked application environments. A network operations manager is awakened by a phone call in the middle of the night: “We’re experiencing significant performance problems and we don’t know why. We’re losing users. They’re frustrated and leaving the site without completing what they’re doing.”

BlueStacks Brings Android Apps to Windows

BlueStacks has released a beta version of its Android App Player, which allows users to run Android apps on Windows XP, Vista and Windows 7. It’s “LayerCake” feature runs ARM applications seamlessly on x86 PCs, with support for hardware graphics acceleration. “LayerCake is a disruptive technology that enables PC manufacturers

Microsoft, Nokia to Spend $24 Million on Mobile Development Education

Microsoft and Nokia have announced that they will each chip in 9 million euros ($12 million) to create a new app development program at Aalto University in Finland. Called AppCampus, the program will provide training on developing apps for Windows Phone and Nokia’s Symbian and Series 40 platforms. Mobile development

Parse Backend-as-a-Service Goes Freemium

Startup Parse has announced that its “backend-as-a-service” for mobile developers will now be free to try. In fact, developers can get up to 1 million API requests, 1 million push notifications and 1 GB of storage before charges kick in. Many mobile apps need similar server-side services, like databases, user

Developers Relying on Open Source Libraries Containing Security Vulnerabilities

A new report from Sonatype and Aspect Security finds that developers are continuing to download out-of-date versions of open source libraries, even when repaired versions exist. In fact, they report that developers downloaded vulnerable versions of 31 of the most popular open-source libraries and web frameworks a grand total of