Microsoft acquires cloud-based HPC developer

Microsoft pulled off a big get with its acquisition of Cycle Computing, the developer of a suite of high-performance computing (HPC) services called CycleCloud for cloud orchestration, provisioning and data management in the cloud. You may not know its name but Cycle Computing is actually a major player. In 2012, it helped Amazon create the […] Read more »

4 Trends In 2017 That Every Developer Needs To Understand

Developers need to be ready for the opportunities that quantum computing, big data, and mixed reality might bring to all computing sectors, including commercial computing, in 2017. InformationWeek: Cloud Related Posts:IDG Editors predict tech trends for 2017Mingis on Tech: Tech Trends for 2017Emmy Award Winners 2017: Hulu’s 'Handmaid's Tale' Win Heralds Television’s New 'Big Three'10 […] Read more »

Will Digital Economy Create A Developer Shortage?

As more companies seek to transform themselves digitally and effectively become software companies, some are going to have trouble filling “the developer gap,” according to a Cloud Foundry report. InformationWeek: Cloud Related Posts:IDG Contributor Network: Cloud API integration platforms make the digital economy workMike's Hard Lemonade: Measuring Digital That Drives Retail SalesDigital Transformation Done RightSix […] Read more »

5 things to expect from Microsoft’s Build developer conference

Microsoft executives will take the stage at Moscone West in San Francisco on Wednesday for the first of two keynote addresses to the company’s big Build developer conference. Here are five key things to expect from the next two days of Microsoft announcements: 1. New features in Windows 10 for developers and end users alike […] Read more »

Nice SaaS, Amazon Web Services tells Italian software developer

Amazon Web Services has agreed to buy Nice, an Italian vendor of high-performance computing software and services to extend its as-a-service offering. It’s Amazon.com’s second acquisition within six months of a software vendor that can put its cloud computing platform to new uses. The last was Elemental Technologies, in September.  Nice is a niche outfit, […] Read more »

Bitcoin is a failed experiment, says major Bitcoin developer

Fissures in the Bitcoin community appear to be turning to chasms, with one prominent developer abandoning the cryptocurrency for good. Mike Hearn, a longtime developer who often speaks about Bitcoin to the press and in presentations, wrote on Medium that he’s sold all his coins and will no longer participate in development. “What was meant […] Read more »

Salesforce.com buys developer of quoting and billing apps for SMEs

If you can’t beat them, buy them: Salesforce.com is snapping up SteelBrick, a startup that builds quoting and billing functions for SMEs on the Salesforce cloud platform. Apps built natively on the platform allow Salesforce.com customers to add functionality to their CRM systems with fewer integration hassles than they might face with software hosted elsewhere. […] Read more »