Stories by Joab Jackson

Facebook speeds iPhone app dev wih React Native

For Web developers, making the jump to building full-fledged smartphone apps can be daunting. Facebook could ease the transition with a newly open-sourced framework its engineers developed to build apps for Apple devices.

By Joab Jackson | 27 March, 2015 07:40

Tags: Development tools, application development, software, Facebook

Amazon debuts bottomless storage plans for photos, data

If you've got tons of digital photos and music that are a headache to back up, Amazon wants to interest you in two new storage services designed to ease home backups and archiving.

By Joab Jackson | 27 March, 2015 03:56

Tags: amazon, Managed Services, cloud computing, internet

Google refocuses Dart as a JavaScript helper

Backing down on ambitions to create a commercial grade Web programming language, Google is shifting work on its Dart programming language to make it an optimization aid for the pervasively popular JavaScript, which Dart was originally designed to supplant.

By Joab Jackson | 26 March, 2015 07:43

Tags: Development tools, application development, Google, software

Oracle customizes project management for lines of business

One size no longer fits all for enterprise software, Oracle has found. The company has customized its project management software to meet specific requirements of clients in government, financial services and the construction business.

By Joab Jackson | 26 March, 2015 03:42

Tags: Managed Services, cloud computing, internet, Software as a service, Oracle

HP boxes up the Cloud for the enterprise

Enterprises that wish to enjoy the benefits of Cloud computing but still prefer to keep computational resources in-house should take a look at a new Cloud system offered by Hewlett-Packard.

By Joab Jackson | 25 March, 2015 04:20

Tags: servers, hardware systems, Hewlett-Packard

Microsoft packages Azure for Web and mobile developers

With a new integrated set of Azure-based services, Microsoft wants to help ease the process of developing applications that run in the cloud.

By Joab Jackson | 25 March, 2015 00:01

Tags: Microsoft, Managed Services, Software as a service, cloud computing, internet, Infrastructure services

Facebook engineering tool mimics dodgy network connectivity

While developers may enjoy robust wireless connections, those using their apps may not always be as well connected. As a result, such users may quickly get frustrated when an app crashes or slows to a crawl from a dodgy connection unanticipated by the developer.

By Joab Jackson | 24 March, 2015 04:06

Tags: Development tools, application development, software, Facebook

Amazon Web Services offers free satellite imagery

Amazon Web Services is offering its customers free use of over 85,000 satellite images, setting the stage for new types of geographically-oriented cloud applications.

By Joab Jackson | 20 March, 2015 09:26

Tags: Amazon Web Services, development platforms, Managed Services, cloud computing, internet, Infrastructure services

Google Cloud organizes all the log files to ease troubleshooting

When troubleshooting a misbehaving Web application, administrators will often first check the server's logs for clues. Google is trying to ease that process by consolidating into a single location all the logs for user applications built on its cloud platform.

By Joab Jackson | 20 March, 2015 07:03

Tags: Google, development platforms, cloud computing, internet, Infrastructure services

Databricks takes the human intervention out of Spark processing

Databricks wants to make it possible to take humans out of the loop entirely when it comes to running complicated data analysis jobs.

By Joab Jackson | 19 March, 2015 04:02

Tags: applications, Databricks, data mining, software

Red Hat formulates a plan for building enterprise mobile apps

Red Hat understands that developing a mobile application is not the same as building one for the desktop, which is why the company has augmented its software stack with new technologies for mobile development.

By Joab Jackson | 18 March, 2015 07:33

Tags: applications, software, mobile, Red Hat

Facebook query software crawls data mountains more quickly

Facebook engineers have revamped the company's open source Presto query engine to run up to four times faster, making it even more feasible for very large scale data warehouse work.

By Joab Jackson | 18 March, 2015 04:27

Tags: software, Facebook

Microsoft customises Azure for the Internet of Things

Microsoft wants to help organizations set up and run Internet of Things (IoT)-styled distributed systems, by providing a set of integrated Microsoft's Azure cloud services designed to cut deployment times and management hassles.

By Joab Jackson | 17 March, 2015 07:05

Tags: Microsoft, software

Oracle introduces big data-infused marketing services

Oracle this week is launching three new services, applying cloud technology to help organizations use big data to market their products and services more effectively.

By Joab Jackson | 17 March, 2015 04:19

Tags: software, Oracle

1010data gets the religion on R

The R programming language continues to permeate the big data environment. Data analysis platform provider 1010data has added R to its arsenal, allowing its many enterprise customers to interrogate their data with the statistics-oriented programming language.

By Joab Jackson | 13 March, 2015 07:46

Tags: applications, 1010data, data mining, software

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