app development

Israeli startup builds crime reporting and city services app with Watson AI on IBM Cloud

The percentage of people reporting crimes on their own initiative is close to zero. Law enforcement officials are well aware that vital information may fail to reach them, often due to informants’ fear of exposure. Repo Cyber Ltd. is a startup company in Israel offering a mobile app for anonymous reporting to law enforcement organizations. […]

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How construction worker feedback is helping shape app development for Mueller, Inc.

I always joke that my knowledge about an MVP (minimum viable product) came from HBO’s hit show, Silicon Valley, where a motley crew of developers race to create prototypes for clients. But, it’s true. When Mueller partnered with the IBM Garage to create the Material Estimator app, I knew that we’d work together to build […]

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3 ways IBM Cloud Private delivers business value

At the IBM Cloud Private Day event in Johannesburg, South Africa, last month, Soloman Barghouthi, a product manager for hybrid cloud, told ITWeb that IBM Cloud Private isn’t something leaders buy just because they have money to spend. “I’m buying it to deliver business value,” he said. How exactly is it delivering value? Here are […]

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How Microclimate helps developers with an end-to-end development experience

Enterprises today are doing one of two things: undergoing some form of digital transformation, or falling behind. Whether it’s making use of new technologies, adopting new processes, using new tools or investing in cloud platforms, companies are looking for ways to quickly deliver innovation to the market and separate themselves from the herd. Disruption is […]

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How to build more responsive apps with Reactive Platform

The application landscape has evolved. Users expect responsive applications and will not tolerate failure. Customers will delete slow apps. With applications becoming more complex, there are also more opportunities for failure. Launching a killer app or going viral can be a huge win, but only so long as the application infrastructure can keep up. A […]

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How open communities can hurt, and help, interoperability

Portability is the key concept of interoperability. When systems are interoperable, we can move around code and processes between different infrastructure and platforms with minimal concern about the layers below. In the past, I’ve described this as a “black box” approach where users only care about the APIs and are blind to the implementation details. […]

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Why you shouldn’t choose between agile and DevOps approaches

You may hear your IT department talking about implementing agile or DevOps development. Both promise better and faster software development through collaboration. How are they different, and which is better for your business? Agile software development principles enable developers to deliver new functionality quickly while responding to changing business requirements. Development teams deliver incremental features frequently, perhaps […]

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Go agile to slash costs, reduce failure rates and speed deployments

Continuous deployment is the mainstay of a DevOps practice. Because accelerated delivery of software services is linked to business growth and innovation, it’s becoming de facto as companies pursue digital transformation. But if you’re somewhat new to agile-based continuous deployment, you’re probably wondering about things such as app quality, speed and delivery, not to mention […]

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