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  • Clarence Yap takes IT helm of AHPRA

    Clarence Yap, group CIO of Smartgroup, has started a new position as CIO (interim) at AHPRA (Australia Health Practitioner Regulation Agency).

    Written by Jennifer O'Brien19 June 19 14:04
  • ​Pickles Auctions in public cloud push

    Pickles Auctions has spent decades building what its CIO, Claudio Salinas, describes as ‘monolith systems.’ It wasn’t a good scenario for an Australian auctions and valuation organisation looking to pick up the pace when dealing with customer demands.

    Written by Byron Connolly18 April 17 15:40
  • Mozilla offers app to create Web pages on smartphones

    The Mozilla Foundation wants to make sure that the Web remains a platform where anyone can create content, rather than just a place to consume information and services created by others.

    Written by Joab Jackson18 Aug. 15 04:25
  • Parse opens up SDKs to Apple, Android developers

    Parse, <a href="http://www.infoworld.com/article/2824545/application-development/review-parse-delivers-mobile-apps-not-for-business.html">which provides a cloud platform for mobile and desktop apps,</a> plans to open-source all of its SDKs, starting with kits for iOS, OS X and Android.

    Written by Paul Krill14 Aug. 15 04:10
  • GitHub launches desktop client to lure more developers

    Looking to expand its already considerable user base, GitHub has introduced a new desktop GUI client that streamlines many of the functions of the online code repository.

    Written by Joab Jackson13 Aug. 15 01:54
  • Digium helps mobile apps communicate better with new SDKs

    Digium has launched open source SDKs that aim to make it easier for developers to add voice and video calling, instant messaging, and push notifications to their Android and iOS apps.

    Written by Mikael Ricknäs12 Aug. 15 02:11
  • Microsoft offers Windows developers a bridge to Apple iOS

    Having promised developers to be less Windows-centric and more cross platform friendly, Microsoft has released software that helps programmers more easily bridge the divide between Apple applications and Windows applications.

    Written by Joab Jackson07 Aug. 15 07:27
  • Salesforce tools let customers snap together new mobile apps

    Mobile apps now figure almost as prominently in enterprises as they do in the consumer world, and on Tuesday Salesforce rolled out some new DIY tools that aim to help business users "roll their own" apps as needs arise.

    Written by Katherine Noyes29 July 15 03:47
  • JRuby upgrade promises better performance

    JRuby, a veteran among languages other than Java riding atop the JVM, will be upgraded Wednesday with the release of JRuby 9000.

    Written by Paul Krill23 July 15 02:21
  • 9 ways developers can rebuild trust on the Internet

    The Internet is a pit of epistemological chaos. As Peter Steiner posited -- and millions of chuckles peer-reviewed -- in his famous New Yorker cartoon, there's no way to know if you're swapping packets with a dog or the bank that claims to safeguard your money. To make matters worse, Edward Snowden has revealed that the NSA may be squirreling away a copy of some or all of our packets, and given the ease with which it can be done, other countries and a number of rogue hacker groups may very well be following the NSA's lead.

    Written by Peter Wayner23 July 15 02:02
  • Esri to unveil mapping tools in R

    Esri is set to announce an open-source software bridge that makes it faster and easier to move mapping data between ArcGIS and R. The aim is to help R users tap into an organization's GIS data housed within ArcGIS, a popular platform for high-powered geo-analysis, without the need to generate intermediate files. However, the code will also work to pull in any vector or tabular data supported by ArcGIS -- including but not limited to Shapefiles -- whether or not that data is stored within ArcGIS.

    Written by Sharon Machlis21 July 15 02:19
  • Microsoft Visual Studio understands a world beyond Windows

    Once devoted chiefly to developing desktop and server Windows applications, the Microsoft Visual Studio integrated development environment (IDE) is increasingly resembling a Swiss Army Knife, able to support myriad computing platforms, languages and runtime environments.

    Written by Joab Jackson21 July 15 02:15
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