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Startups and a Common Misunderstanding in Agile Software Development

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They didn't feel they had visibility into timelines and costs for development of their software. They couldn't plan their business.

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. Partners?

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.

AI software developer Veritone picks up $50M

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Working with Developers

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There was a lot of passion in the room last week when I presented Working with Developers at the Stubbs Precellerator. Go watch a few episodes.

Startup CTO or Developer

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What worries me a bit is how often I read that startups should hire a developer / hands-on lead developer. Gap closed, right? Accounting?

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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>>.

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. So, likely quite a few of the people who were seeking startup developers were looking to find people for very low dollars. “I’ll give you equity in the company.” They haven’t.

At “The Vine,” Developer Builds a Vertical Campus for Tech Startups

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In April, a study released by the San Diego Regional Economic Development Corp. million square feet of office space. John “J.T.” ” Turner.

Lead Developer to CTO at a Startup

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I've previously addressed the role of a CTO in early-stages in my post Startup CTO or Developer. for a Lead Developer: How much will it cost to build what we need to build? How can I control costs but effectively get stuff developed? How can we phase development to balance cost, features, risk, etc? Accounting? Reporting?

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Tipalti Ties Payments Service To Affiliate Tracking Software Developer

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Tipalti , which develops an automated, mass payment platform for affiliate and other marketers, has integrated its service with CAKE , a provider of online campaign and affiliate tracking, the firms have announced. tipalti affiliate tracking saas software financial cake partnership Financial details of the deal were not disclosed.

32 Questions Developers May Have Forgot to Ask a Startup Founder

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Many of these founders have talked with several developers or development firms about their plans. It needs to be a conversation. Comps?

Software Development Companies in Southern California

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This is a private group of CTOs who are responsible for software development within their companies. They are generally the senior most person responsible for custom software development, database design, database administration, web development, etc. Yes, there are some events around particular technologies.

Citrusbyte Wants the World to Build Better Software

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The difficult decision comes when trying to decide if you should license an outside API or develop one internally. Citrusbyte is a full stack, design and development firm that specializes in helping companies get the APIs they need to run more efficiently. Image Credit: Wikipedia  .

32 Questions Developers May Have Forgot to Ask a Startup Founder

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Many of these founders have talked with several developers or development firms about their plans. It needs to be a conversation. Comps?

How to Deliver More Software Projects On Time

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There’s an old joke in software development, “How much time does it take to design software?”

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>>.

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 is a developer real time reporting and dash board applications, and had 43 employees and contractors working for the firm. READ MORE>>.

Miramar, Okapi Back Healthcare Software Developer

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Two, Orange County venture capital investors are behind a developer of socially-driven, healthcare software aimed at helping health plans encourage healthy activity by their members. WellTok is based in Denver, Colorado. Jeff Margolis, CEO of WellTok, founded TriZetto in Orange County, although the firm subsequently moved to Denver.

uSamp Courts App Developers With SDK

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Encino-based uSamp , which develops online survey and sampling technology, is courting mobile app developers with a new software development kit.

Qualcomm Releases Augmented Reality Software For Android

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San Diego-based Qualcomm has released a platform for developing augmented reality (AR) software for Android, the firm announced this morning. The firm said the software, available via its beta program, allows users to build, market, and distribute applications based on its Qualcomm AR platform. READ MORE>>.

STEC Opens Development Center In India

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Santa Ana-based STEC , the developer of solid state disk drives and technology, said this week that it has opened up a new storage innovation center in Pune, India. According to STEC, the new design center will provide software development resources for its products. READ MORE>>.

MomentFeed Links Into Facebook's Preferred Marketing Developer Program

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Santa Monica-based social analytics software developer MomentFeed announced this week that it has been accepted into the Facebook Preferred Marketing Developer (PMD) Program, Facebook''s program for linking with companies who develop technologies in the advertising, page management, social integration, and tool areas for the social networking site.

Kareo Rolls Out Updated Software

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Irvine-based medical practice management software developer Kareo , led by Dan Rodrigues, said Tuesday that it has launched the next generation of its cloud-based software for outsourced billing. kareo medical office software billing cloud update Pricing on the new product was not announced. READ MORE>>.

The Next 5 Years: Possible Trends in Business Software

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During the past twenty five years, software programs utilized by business underwent tremendous changes. Enhanced Platform Mobility.

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Qualcomm Backs Ravello For Virtualization Software

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San Diego-based Qualcomm has made an investment in virtualization software developer Ravello Systems , Ravello said this morning, as part of a $28M funding round. Ravello is developing software which allows VMware virtual machines to run under Amazon Web Services (AWS). Ravello is based in Palo Alto. READ MORE>>.

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. The integration includes automatic synchronization of contact data across the two software products, including emails, calls,chats, tickets, notes, and more.

Mobile Software Developers Speak

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Thursday, February 18, 2010 -- CommNexus and The Mobile Software Development SIG Presents. Mobile Software Developers Speak! Discussion on Android and Beyond. Android devices can be tricky, this event will introduce you to the concepts necessary to make it work. See [link] (more

Bluebeam Software Acquired For $100M

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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. READ MORE>>.

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>>.

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>>.

Implementing Lean Software Development

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Tuesday, April 14, 2009 -- Implementing Lean Software Development. Several books have been written on the theory of Lean Software Development. In this full-day seminar we will present three in-depth case studies to show you how it can actually be done, even in todays economic environment. See [link] (more

Hackathon Seeks Apps For Cats

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Are you a cat lover, and an iPad app developer? A new hackathon, being held at Amplify in Venice Beach later this month, is looking for you.

Tritech Software Buys The Omega Group From Trimble

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San Diego-based Tritech Software , a developer of software for the law enforcement, public safety, fire, and emergency medical services (EMS) industries, has acquired The Omega Group , a developer of cloud-based mapping and analytics software for the market. Financial terms of the acquisition were not announced.

Iris.tv Raises $5.3M For Video Recommendation APIs

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Los Angeles-based Iris.tv has raised $5.3M in a Series A funding, the startup disclosed Wednesday, for its development of a personalized video recommendation API and software toolkit. iristv iris video recommendation software development streaming mobile contentREAD MORE>>.

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YouMail Extends To Windows 8, Thanks To Third Party Developer

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YouMail announced Tuesday that its services are now available as an app on Windows 8 -- thanks, not to its own team, but to a third party developer, MagikMail. YouMail said that--due to having a small development team--it has had to limit the platforms it develops for, even dropping BlackBerry support from the app a year ago.

Yardi Launches New Senior Living Software

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Santa Barbara-based property management software developer Yardi said this morning that it has released a new software product, called RentCafe Senior Living. Pricing on the new software was not announced. yardi senior living software rentcafe community portal paymentREAD MORE>>.

iRise Dangles $20K To Developers

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El Segundo-based iRise , the developer of enterprise application visualization software, said Thursday that it is launching a $20,000 Developer Contest. iRise said the contest will award $20,000 to developers who create custom widgets for the iRise software modeling environment. READ MORE>>.

GenRocket Ties With UST Global On Software Testing

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Ojai-based software testing developer GenRocket , and digital services provider UST Global , which is based in Irvine, announced Tuesday that the two are in a new partnership, where UST Global will tap GenRocket's technology for automating the generation of test code and test data. READ MORE>>.