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Startup Software Development – Do Your Homework Before You Develop Anything

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I just had an all-too common conversation with the founder of a startup who had spent more than a year working with a software development company who had produced a mess. The mess really comes from a developer who was willing to get started on a product that was not fully thought out. Some founders are taken aback.

Poor Software Developers - Pull the Plug Early

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There's an old adage in software development that I refer to all the time: The first 90% of development takes 90% of the time. used this when I taught software engineering. And I use it all the time now when I get the kind of message that I received: I'm looking for a web developer to continue work on my website.

Fixing Tech’s Gender Problem Starts With Company Culture

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Software Secretaries. In 1952, 100 years after Lovelace’s death, Dr. Grace Hopper developed the first compiler. Share and Enjoy.

Accruent Buys Two Companies

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Real estate and facilities management software developer Accruent , which has operations in Santa Monica, said today that it has acquired two software companies, Four Rivers Software Systems , and SiteFM , both developers of healthcare facilities management software. READ MORE>>.

Startup Software Developers

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Just saw a great post by Mark Geller - Developers wanted… in Los Angeles, U.S.A. Mark tells us: there is a lot of demand for developers right here in L.A. If you have solid web skills and a few years experience, either with a commercial company or running your own legit projects, there are dozens of companies in L.A.

Lieberman Software Teams With Canadian Company

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Los Angeles-based security software developer Lieberman Software said this morning that it has teamed with Canadian company Aikya Security Solutions, to expand its resach in Canada. lieberman software canada expansion cybersecurity securityAikya serves the utility and financial industries. READ MORE>>.

Software Development | How To Collaborate As A Team

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These teams are usually: business, design, frontend, development, and quality assurance. Business Documentation. Sitemap & Wire-Framing.

Kofax Buys Business Intelligence Software Developer Altosoft

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Irvine-based document capture software firm Kofax announced this morning that it has acquired business intelligence and analytics software developer Altosoft. Altosoft becomes a wholly owned subsidiary of the company. kofax altosoft merger acquisition business intelligence software documentREAD MORE>>.

Insights: 10 Common Interviewing Mistakes Often Made By Developers

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Think being a developer is all you need to do to get a job at a company? And you would be wrong. Be arrogant (Continued.). READ MORE>>.

Yardi Acquires German Software Company

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Santa Barbara-based real estate management software developer Yardi Systems has acquired a German company, iMS Immobilien Management Systeme GmbH , a developer of commercial property management software, the companies said very late last night. Financial terms ofthe acquisition were not disclosed.

Nimble Partners With Call Center Software Developer

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Santa Monica-based Nimble , which develops contact management software-as-a-service, has linked up its tools with call center software developer Talkdesk. Nimble said the link is aimed at helping companies create virtual, social call centers for their sales teams. Financial details of the link were not announced.

Edmunds.com Offers Up Affiliate Payments For Software Developers

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Santa Monica-based auto information site Edmunds.com is extending its outreach to third party software developers, and is offering up affiliate payments of five dollars per new car lead generated by its API partners, the company said this week. edmunds automotive information software developers READ MORE>>.

Selecting a Web Development Company

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I''ve written before about finding Web Development Firms in Los Angeles. Others that are heavier on development. Graphic design?

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Managing Student Software Developer Teams

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Wednesday, March 25, 2009 -- Building and Managing Student Software Developer Teams. Dr. Clint Staley will discuss how to recruit and manage teams of student software developers from local universities such as Cal Poly, and how to use this resource to produce low-cost, high-quality software. Softec.

Hackathon Targets Orange County Web Developers

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In one of the newest "hackathons" to hit Southern California, a group of companies are looking to draw Orange County software developers to a new hackathon, geared around WebRTC, the open "Web Real Time Communications" framework aimed at helping developers create voice and video chat applications. READ MORE>>.

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Congrats To The Spotlight: LA Tech Fall Presenting Companies at UCLA

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After months of submissions and the amazing help from our judges , the Spotlight is shinning down on awesome companies that were born right out of Southern California. And now without further ado I present the Spotlight: LA Tech Fall Companies: Spotlight Companies. It’s a gallery of great entrepreneurship. Join Us. to 10:30 p.m.

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Hack This: How Edmunds.com's Hackathons Are Inspiring Outside Innovation

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How do you bring an outside perspective and a startup''s nimble perspective to your products, if you''re a big, established company? Thanks!

Startup Development

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I’ve come to realize that I have lots of posts around startup software development scattered around in different posts. How to Work With a Contract Web Developer How To Bootstrap Your StartupThought it would be good to capture them in one spot and also include links to related posts from other sources.

Webalo Scores $3M For Mobile Enterprise Apps

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Webalo says its software eliminates much of the coding, wating, and cost of traditional, mobile application development. READ MORE>>.

Razer Raises $75M From Chinese Company

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Irvine-based videogame accessory and products maker Razer has raised $75M from Chinese company Hangzhou Liason Interactive , according to Hangzhou Liason. Hangzhou Liason Interactive is a provider of application software development, systems integration, and technical services. Other details of the investment were not announced.

Verve Wireless Raises $7.0M

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Encinitas-based Verve Wireless , the developer of mobile publishing software used by newspapers and other local publishers to serve up mobile news and ads, has raised $7.0M as part of an ongoing, $10M funding round, according to a regulatory filing. verve wireless venture capital mobile software developmentREAD MORE>>.

Cornerstone OnDemand Invests In Four Companies

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Santa Monica-based ,a href="[link] OnDemand , the developer of cloud-based, talent management software, said this morning that it has made investments in four companies, from the Cornerstone Innovation Fund. Size of the investments in each company were not announced. READ MORE>>.

PA Alumni Bluebeam Software Acquired For $100M

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Socaltech.com reports Pasadena-based software developer  Bluebeam Software has been acquired by German software company  Nemetschek AG , the two said late Friday. According to the two, Nemetschek will pay $100M for BlueBeam, which is a developer of PDF software used for architecture, engineering, and construction.

Creator…Know Thine Users! | Making Apps the Markets Want

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If you’re new to software development, you may be asking yourself, “What the heck is a User Story, anyway?” Until then!

Jun Group Expands In Orange County, Los Angeles

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New York-based mobile ad platform developer Jun Group is expanding in both Orange County and Los Angeles, saying it is looking to tap into a hotbed of engineering talent in Orange County. The company, which focuses on native, brand-safe video ad placements, serves such clients as Chevrolet, McDonald's, Purina, Microsoft, and others.

GameSalad Ships Universal Binaries For iOS

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GameSalad , the Los Angeles- and Austin-based developer of software which makes it easy for game developers to develop their own, Apple iOS and web games without coding, has just launched a new, universal binary for ioS. gamesalad windows apple android coding game videogame software development mobile

Accruent Acquired By Genstar Capital

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Accruent , the developer of real estate, facilities, and asset management software which was founded by Mark Friendman, has been acquired by private equity investor Genstar Capital. The company was based in Santa Monica until recently, when it moved its headquarters to Texas; the company still has a Santa Monica office.

DivShot Acquired By Google

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Los Angeles-based Divshot , which had offered up hosting of static web pages for web developers, has been acquired by Google , and will join Gogole's Firebase software development team. The company was one of the companies in the Launchpad LA accelerator program in 2012. READ MORE>>.

Report: Snapchat Acquires Bitstrips For Around $100M

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Fortune citing multiple sources, says the companies refused to comment on the deal. READ MORE>>.

Zadara Gets Big Deployment At Property Data Company

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Irvine-based, cloud storage software developer Zadara Storage has scored a big win with a provider of property information for the mortgage and insurance industry, the company said today. The company''s systems were used to replace an on-site EMC SAN product. Financial details of the win was not announced. READ MORE>>.

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ResMed Acquires Brightree For $800M

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ResMed said the buy will further its position as a "tech-driven medical device company." READ MORE>>.

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Salem Media Buys Instapray App

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Camarillo-based religious broadcaster and publisher Salem Media Group has acquired its own, mobile app, called InstaPray , the company said late Thursday. Instapray develops iOS and Android apps which lets users submit and share prayer requests to others. salem media religious mobile software developer merger acquisition

Bridg Wins Pizza Chain Papa Murphy's

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Los Angeles-based marketing software developer Bridg , led by Amit Jain, said today that it has scored a win with pizza chain brand Papa Murphy's. bridg pizza chain marketing software papa murphy loyalty analytics customerFinancial impact of the win was not disclosed. READ MORE>>.

Green Dot Opens Development Center In Shanghai

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Pasadena-based Green Dot , the provider of prepaid Mastercard and mobile banking services, said today that it has opened up a new office in Shanghai, China, which will provide engineering and software development resources to the company. According to Green Dot, it officially opened up Green Dot Shanghai Software Technology Co.

Connectifier Acquired By LinkedIn

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Costa Mesa-based Connectifier , the artificial intelligence software developer led by John Jersin, has been acquired by LinkedIn , the companies said Thursday afternoon. connectifier linkedin merger acquisition artificial intelligence software recruiting jobsFinancial terms of the buy were not disclosed. READ MORE>>.

Seriously Finds $18M For Mobile Games

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Venice, California- and Helsinki, Finland-based mobile game developer Seriously , the developer behind the title Best Fiends , has raised $18M in a venture funding round, the company said this morning. The new funding specifically goes to building out the company's production teams and marketing. READ MORE>>.

3D Robotics Open Source Flight Control App Takes Flight

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3D Robotics , the drone maker which has a significant office in San Diego, said today that it has rolled out a new, open source app aimed at drone software developers. 3D robotics released the new software under GPLv3. 3drobotics drone open source github flight aerial aerospace software developer READ MORE>>.

What SAAS Companies Need to Know About Network Management?

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We’ve even created an acronym for these kinds of services: software as a service (SAAS). Business Data Development Network Saas Startups

SteelHouse Adds $49M In Funding

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Los Angeles-based advertising software developer SteelHouse is announcing this morning that it has raised $49M in a new funding round. SteelHouse saaid that it was able to find significant capital, even as many advertising companies are running into "challenges" securing financing from traditional venture capital funds.

Dude, Akanda Is Tying The Cloud Together Like A Rug

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To update Marc Andreessen’s widely publicized quote from 2011, “OpenStack Software Defined Networks (SDNs) are eating the world.” So What?

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