Developer

'The clerk who’s never used any of the Office suite – why update him?' Biffa CIO David Gooding

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What kind of technology lies behind your bin collection? Peter Gothard visited waste management giant Biffa to find out – and what he discovered may surprise you
30 Jul 2014

Computing research: Routes to mobility

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John Leonard examines Computing research that illuminates the challenges and options enterprise face when designing mobile apps for a business audience
29 Jul 2014

HP: Enterprises should work in cycles to ensure mobile app development keeps up with changes

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An app's user impact is more important than design elegance, adds Quocirca
22 Jul 2014

Backbytes: Wall Street's crackdown on, err, software engineers

Software engineer? Work for a hedge fund? Want to move to another one? It'll be JAIL time for you, Sonny-Jim
18 Jul 2014

Box announces Microsoft Office 365 integration and unlimited storage for business accounts

'Deep connections' to desktop and file structure promised
15 Jul 2014

Report: Microsoft to announce biggest round of job cuts in five years

Recently acquired Nokia division said to be hit hardest - but marketing and engineering also in the firing line
15 Jul 2014

Raspberry Pi gets major hardware upgrade, pleases enthusiasts

Four USB 2.0 ports and lower power needs for new Pi as Foundation admits 'industrial customers' a consideration
15 Jul 2014

Goodbye C++. Hello F#?

Development environments are shifting from 'C family' languages to functional tools in response to cloud and mobile
11 Jul 2014

PaaS bucks up mobile app development

A cloud-based development platform from Portugal-based OutSystems has hugely increased the productivity of ADEC Group’s programmers, says Peter Gothard
04 Jul 2014

Open source in local government, and other unicorns

Despite years of encouragement from central government to adopt open source software, many public sector IT chiefs are clinging to proprietary tools. Stuart Sumner finds out why
02 Jul 2014

Internet of Things infrastructures need to function more like Twitter, says Eurotech

And IoT projects need to stay true to non-siloed design, says Taberner
26 Jun 2014

Google-owned Nest opens up to third-party apps

5,000 developers have already expressed an interest, says Nest Labs
24 Jun 2014

DLA Piper believes Windows 8 could be the catalyst for its next mobility refresh

Microsoft Surface is next on the list of devices that the law firm wants to provide for its employees
23 Jun 2014

Pizza with precision – a taste of Domino's multiplatform strategy

Domino’s IT supremo Colin Rees gives Peter Gothard a taste of the multi-platform strategy that will one day enable pizza-lovers to get their favourite food delivered any time, any place
23 Jun 2014

Microsoft vs Splunk: how big fish still rule the big data market

A Computing survey reveals a conservative outlook among those looking at big data projects, but for how long will this continue?
11 Jun 2014

Backbytes: Everyone should learn to code? Don't be stupid, says Torvalds

Seriously, basic coding isn't like basic reading, writing and 'rithmatic, argues the Finnish genius
10 Jun 2014

More choice and more speed - successfully developing mobile apps for your customers and employees

The market for mobile apps is often compared to a gold rush, with businesses desperate to be first to market lest their competition profit from their hesitation. However, the fate of Netscape, Palm, Friendster and the legendary Betamax should serve as cautionary tales to those business rushing to the hills - being first to market is no guarantee of success.
09 Jun 2014

How Rentokil builds mobile applications without the bugs

Rentokil build apps step-by-step, says Rentokil's head of design Ian Morris
06 Jun 2014

Putting projects on the fast track: thetrainline.com’s CTO Mark Holt

Reflecting on his first two months in the role, Holt talks about the need for developers, DevOps, the cloud and microservices
04 Jun 2014

Apple punches holes in the walled garden with iOS 8

Apple loosens its grip on iOS apps, but doesn't let go entirely
03 Jun 2014

How the Financial Times, ITV and thetrainline.com have handled 'digital disruption'

IT leaders from the Financial Times, ITV and thetrainline.com talk to Sooraj Shah about how they have exploited tech upheavals
29 May 2014

ITV shows BBC how to shift from tapes to digital – using agile

File delivery was one component of BBC's failed £98m Digital Media Initiative
22 May 2014

SAP apps heading to Microsoft’s Azure Cloud

Business Suite, All-in-One, Adaptive Server Enterprise and HANA all to be deployed by Q2
20 May 2014

‘Team Snappy’ improves agility at the FT

Development team focused on quick turnarounds deploys over 100 changes per day at Financial Times
16 May 2014