Application Development

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The application development community features top thought leadership focusing on optimal practices in software development, SDLC methodology, mobile app development and application development platforms and tools. Join top software engineers and coders as they cover emerging trends in everything from enterprise app development to developing for mobile platforms such as Android and iOS.
  • One of the most unique and critical feature of Cloud is it’s “Elasticity”. The very nature of SaaS applications being delivered over cloud (internet) enforces a natural requirement for these applications to be elastic as well in order to leverage the cloud benefits. However, one of the common myths in SaaS is Cloud will take care of scalability and application need not worry about it. Many SaaS providers realize this when their applications are put for a true scalability test – which can span across all the layers of your application. While the cloud facilitates elasticity the application should have been architected to make use of it. In this webinar we are going focus on the best practices involved in building a true scalable SaaS application.

    Key Takeaways:
    • Scalability considerations in a layered architecture
    • Scalability design patterns
    • Techniques for database scalability
    • Balancing cost vs. scalability in AWS cloud
    • Key services in AWS for SaaS applications to leverage scalability
  • Learn How to leverage Digital Transformation & Customer Capital Management (CCM) to improve your Customers Experience

    Join us for a complimentary webinar and discover how you can transform your company’s Customer Experience effectiveness.

    Did you know…
    •50% of top executives see Customer Experience Management as their #1 investment for the next five years
    •A 5% increase in customer retention impacts profitability from 25%-100%
    •You risk up to a 25% potential revenue loss without a Master Customer Data Management strategy
    •CXM leaders have customers with greater loyalty who are:
    o17.5% more likely to buy more
    o13.3% more likely to forgive a mistake

    Learn from the experts! Join us on Wednesday, May 27th at 3pm EDT and discover how you can Digitally Transform your Customer Experience effectiveness with the latest strategies, tools, and applications to leverage the return on investment through return on information.
  • Source code management systems contain the crown jewels of a software company's intellectual property. Effective auditing gives you a picture of who's accessing that IP and when changes are being made. This information can satisfy compliance and security requirements and give you new insights into your development practices. In this webinar we'll explore standard and extended audit reports available for Subversion and Git administrators.
  • May 28th, 10 am PST/1 pm EST

    Sponsored by: FollowAnalytics

    Abstract:

    If you think MMA is just a toy for small hip startup game companies -- you'd be wrong. From car companies like Kia and Land Rover to banking companies like ING and retailers like Starbucks, Walgreens and Macy's, enterprises are leading the charge in this space -- and winning the fight for marketshare in their verticals. When it comes to mobile marketing automation, the enterprise has a unique problem -- many MMA solutions are built for small app dev houses and don't have a feature set equipped to tackle enterprise-grade demands.

    VB Insight surveyed 375 mobile developers and 1.8 million apps to uncover the hottest MMA solutions. We also figured out the best bets for the big guys and some best practices from industry leaders.

    What you'll learn

    •How top enterprises are using mobile marketing automation to reach their audience
    •How to MMA can be the x-factor for achieving value back to the organization
    •VB Insight’s best bets for mobile marketing automation solutions for the enterprise


    Speakers:
    John Koetsier: VP Research; VentureBeat
    Gregg Colvin, Former COO, UM Worldwide
    Scott Carlis; VP Digital, Social Media and Marketing, AEG Global Partnership


    Moderator: Wendy Schuchart, analyst; VentureBeat
  • Do you run mission critical applications in the cloud? If the answer is yes, then you already know how important it is to have visibility into all aspects of your infrastructure. An alert telling you your application is down is no longer sufficient. Today’s IT managers need to be made aware of potential problems before they arise.

    Join me, Dan Waymire, Sr. Account Manager at HOSTING, for a webinar on May 28th at 3 p.m. EST to learn how Hosting can provide unprecedented visibility into your infrastructure, allowing you to be one step ahead of service impacting events. Leveraging the industry leading ScienceLogic platform, I will cover the following:
    •A demonstration of how you can build real-time dashboards showing availability, utilization, and performance of your entire IT infrastructure
    •A walk-through of an Executive dashboard showing your leadership team the application availability in real time
    •IT manager dashboards capable of showing utilization & performance of web servers, database servers, switches, and firewalls all in a single pane of glass
  • For many organizations, adherence to regulatory guidelines is the ruler by which to measure their security posture. While compliance is an important part of overall risk management, studies have shown that security education in areas like secure application development and security awareness can help in preventing attacks and deterring cybercriminal activity.

    In this interactive, online session, you will learn how course-based eLearning empowers employees to recognize potential security risks throughout their daily workflow. Hear examples of how organizations can implement effective, scalable training - enabling the business to protect its assets and software developers, testers and security leads to build secure applications from inception to deployment.
  • Moving existing applications to a public cloud can produce a variety of benefits for business and IT, including speed, flexibility, focus, agility, scale, geographic reach, and cost savings. At the same time, some application migrations fail to meet expectations and create new challenges, including down time, performance degradation and escalating costs. Join this session to hear what tools, processes and best practices are working – and how to avoid a failed migration project. You won’t regret it!
  • In this webinar, we will give an overview of the state of DevOps in 2015, and cover all relevant methodologies and technologies that DevOps teams and engineers are talking about.
  • May 7, 2015 @ 10am PST / 1pm EST
    Sponsored by Workfront, Inc

    Panelists:
    David Linthicum - Senior Vice President; Cloud Technology Partners
    Rich Morrow - Principal Engineer; quicloud
    More panelists to be announced soon!


    As a second part of our discussion, we dig deeper into the concept that mixing Agile and traditional application development methodologies works well. This time we focus on outcomes, or what we know works. Most importantly, we’ll also talk about what doesn’t work and what should be avoided.

    Agile has more value in some aspects of the application development lifecycle than others. While organizations are changing around the notion of Agile, it’s healthy to take a close look at what’s practical as to the successful design, development, and deployment of new or existing applications.

    It’s time to start asking the tougher questions.

    We’ve got a panel of experts to address the issues around Agile and mixing more traditional approaches with new, from the perspective of the project managers.

    We’ll deal with the tough decisions that enterprise development project leaders and ISVs have to deal with today as they move to more “modern” approaches. What’s more, look at how the cloud, big data, and the Internet of Things are driving even more innovative thinking around development methods. If you’re moving to Agile, this is a must attend.

    After this webinar, you'll:

    · Discover what works when mixing traditional app dev techniques
    · Automate Agile principles while deploying new or existing apps
    · Learn how cloud and big data can complicate the Agile scenario
    · Avoid the pitfalls of bad development strategies
  • Organizations have started to realize the benefits of “developing and deploying software quickly” through the concept of Continuous Delivery. Although this process enables quick delivery of developed features it does not address the productivity issues like lack of historical knowledge, complicated configuration management, remote access to developer workspace, poor collaboration due to desktop IDEs and so on.

    In this webinar, you will learn how to optimize your complete software development lifecycle through cloud-based agile process.

    Key takeaways:
    •How to set up a scalable cloud development environment
    •How to enhance developer productivity efficiency
    •How to effectively manage code and releases in the cloud
    •How to continuously monitor and measure the quality of software development
    •Agile + CI/CD+ CLOUD - A case scenario
  • DevOps shifts the IT organization and how engineers interact. It brings a set of best practices that defines how engineers and IT work together that is markedly different than how work has been traditionally accomplished. It’s a culture of automating, measuring, and sharing in the software development life cycle. Where is your company on the DevOps journey? Join Hart Hoover, a Rackspace DevOps Automation Engineer, as he walks through points on that journey you will need to reach to be successful.

    In this webinar, we will cover:
    •Config Management
    •Automating Waste / Defining Correct Process
    •Testing Automation
    •Code Deployment
    •Leadership Buy In
    •Team Buy In
    •Security Involvement

    Speaker Bio:
    Hart Hoover started his career as a Racker in 2007 as a Linux Systems Administrator, providing technical support for bare metal servers. He moved to the cloud in 2009 to help design the Managed Cloud Servers support model. He now serves customers as an Engineer with the DevOps Automation team at Rackspace. You can follow him on twitter at @hhoover.
  • With the constant pressure on IT Budgets and DevOps taking the center stage of attention, there is a trend to automate everything. The question becomes what to do with IT Service Management, is that still needed? which parts can be automated? Is No-Ops a real target? Is this New-Style-of-IT or this ‘Fluid-IT’ is really an answer to everything?

    Join Kees van den Brink to discover the possibilities of automating ITSM, what can be learned from movements like DevOps and how an enterprise organization can be organized to handle different level of automation.
  • "Use of Stolen Credentials" is this year's #1 most common threat, according to Verizon's latest Data Breach Report. In this webinar with Shape Security's threat research team, you will learn how stolen credentials sold on the darknet are fueling these attacks—particularly in the retail, travel, hospitality and financial services industries. These attacks lead to breaches, each of which can cost an enterprise millions of dollars.

    Why you should attend:
    -Understand credential stuffing attacks and how they lead to account takeover
    -Evaluate business risks for your organization
    -Learn about the workflow and common tools used to execute credential stuffing attacks
  • Digital initiatives are very cross-functional by nature. Gaining and maintaining alignment on priorities can be quite difficult, particularly given the fast pace of retail and siloed nature of most retail organizations. Thus, the drive to achieve business benefits from digital initiatives can be elusive. In this webinar, we will discuss importance of governance and managing digital initiatives as a portfolio.

    Attendees will learn:
    •Leading practices for driving alignment on digital priorities
    •How to ensure digital efforts meet changing business needs and lead to business benefits (both near-term and longer term)
  • Software drives business optimization, and agile software development approaches help drive innovation. Yet managing disparate applications deployed across a range of platforms without consistent agile quality strategies is costly, inefficient, and inherently risky. Effective approaches to agile quality are becoming increasingly vital to success.

    Agile development provides tremendous opportunities for efficient, adaptive code creation, yet organizational strategies to manage code quality and agile testing as part of an agile lifecycle remain woefully inadequate. In addition, as mobile, cloud, and social platforms themselves are evolving at an agile pace, complexity increases, adding further quality challenges.

    Join IDC analyst Melinda Ballou as she discusses business and development strategies to leverage an agile quality community culture, agile techniques, and automation as the complex sourcing of software creation evolves.

    Melinda will:
    • discuss the benefits and challenges of agile quality adoption
    • explain how agile quality and related lifecycle approaches enable speedier and collaborative code creation
    • provide visibility into software assets that improve software development and business adaptability
  • Microservices are all the rage. An important characteristic of microservices is “shared nothing” … the idea of including necessary libraries or other elements in each microservice. By not sharing libraries outside of the microservice, organizations can support unlimited horizontal scalability, avoid overburdening the network, and avoid unnecessary dependencies that can lead to failures.

    “Shared nothing,” however, doesn’t mean that microservices don’t interact with each other or with other code in your application environment. In fact, developers may “share” where different applications may interact with an identical instances of the same microservice code.

    As a result, building shared services introduces new types of dependencies, especially when DevOps teams are implementing large distributed applications. Service Virtualization is necessary to make virtual services available to developers who are creating these microservices or any other code. Service Virtualization is important to ensure microservices will work properly as they scale up during continuous integration.

    In this webinar, architecture expert Jason Bloomberg will drill down into the microservices architecture principle of “shared nothing.” He will explain the challenges of implementing shared nothing microservices, and how Service Virtualization can address those and other constraint challenges. You’ll also hear from Scott Edwards, Director of Product Marketing at CA Technologies, on using Service Virtualization to remove bottlenecks throughout the SDLC to drive innovations to market, faster.
  • June 24, 10 am PST/1 pm EST

    Speakers:
    John Koetsier: VP Research; VentureBeat
    More speakers TBD

    Moderator: Wendy Schuchart, analyst; VentureBeat

    Abstract:

    If you're only focusing on push notifications with your MMA solutions, you're leaving a lot of money on the table. We've got the inside story on the features used by the most successful mobile app teams ... and which vendors deliver those features. We'll also talk to industry insiders on how they're using MMA in ways you might not have thought of.

    We surveyed 375 mobile developers with over 900 million monthly average users, analyzed 1.8 million apps in Google Play and the iOS app store, conducted 17 live interviews, and surveyed 19 MMA providers to find answers to these questions.

    Join us to learn how to successfully leverage mobile marketing automation to your advantage.

    Sponsored by: Kahuna
  • Microservices are all the rage. An important characteristic of microservices is “shared nothing” … the idea of including necessary libraries or other elements in each microservice. By not sharing libraries outside of the microservice, organizations can support unlimited horizontal scalability, avoid overburdening the network, and avoid unnecessary dependencies that can lead to failures.

    “Shared nothing,” however, doesn’t mean that microservices don’t interact with each other or with other code in your application environment. In fact, developers may “share” where different applications may interact with an identical instances of the same microservice code.

    As a result, building shared services introduces new types of dependencies, especially when DevOps teams are implementing large distributed applications. Service Virtualization is necessary to make virtual services available to developers who are creating these microservices or any other code. Service Virtualization is important to ensure microservices will work properly as they scale up during continuous integration.

    In this webinar, architecture expert Jason Bloomberg will drill down into the microservices architecture principle of “shared nothing.” He will explain the challenges of implementing shared nothing microservices, and how Service Virtualization can address those and other constraint challenges. You’ll also hear from Scott Edwards, Director of Product Marketing at CA Technologies, on using Service Virtualization to remove bottlenecks throughout the SDLC to drive innovations to market, faster.
  • Demanding customers and speedy competitors force many companies to rethink their ability to deliver new applications. Faster application release cadences demand lean processes and automation. Application release automation (ARA) tools help companies achieve this new cadence while also boosting reliability. But what features and functionality will launch your company’s ability to reach faster release speeds? Senior Forrester Analyst Amy DeMartine will share the key current and future criteria for a choosing a strong release automation tool, together with CA Technologies’ Director of Marketing Allison Cramer who will highlight CA’s offerings.
  • Demanding customers and speedy competitors force many companies to rethink their ability to deliver new applications. Faster application release cadences demand lean processes and automation. Application release automation (ARA) tools help companies achieve this new cadence while also boosting reliability. But what features and functionality will launch your company’s ability to reach faster release speeds? Senior Forrester Analyst Amy DeMartine will share the key current and future criteria for a choosing a strong release automation tool, together with CA Technologies’ Director of Marketing Allison Cramer who will highlight CA’s offerings.