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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.

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.

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?

LA Transportation Agency Dangles Prizes For Software Developers

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The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) has quitely launched a major contest looking to spur development of mobile application that utilize information about the Los Angeles area's public transit. angeles county metro developer challenge software mobile develop mashupREAD MORE>>.

Illumina Links With Software Developer FlowJo

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San Diego-based Illumina announced this morning that it has partnered with FlowJo , in a deal to develop and co-market software aimed at single cell genomics. The two said the new software will roll out in Q1 of 2017. illumina flowjo single cell analysis software lifescienceREAD 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.

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

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>>.

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>>.

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.

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.

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.

The Mobile Software Development SIG presents: Making Friends, Making Money

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The Mobile Software Development SIG presents: Making Friends, Making Money. Thursday, August 16, 2012 -- CommNexus. See [link] (more

iPad: What's New for Software Developers

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Tuesday, June 1, 2010 -- iPad: What's New for Software Developers. See an iPad app developed live, from scratch, using Xcode and Objective-C, and using new software features that are only available on iPad. It's your absolute fastest path to learning about the iPad software features as you see them in action!

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.

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.

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

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Are developers willing to invest their time and energy in building solutions around your products, company, or organization? Thanks!

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.

The Agile way of Managing Software Development

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Friday, February 13, 2009 -- "The Agile way of Managing Software Development " This presentation will provide an overview of Agile development practices and to achieve optimal results in the face of complex projects. See [link] (more

SAIC Gets $300M Software Development Contract

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According to the firm, it will provide software development services for developing applications for the Office of Federal Student Aid (FSA), a provider of federal and government-guaranteed funding for students. Department of Education.

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>>.

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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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>>.

The Emerging Wireless and Mobile Software Development SIG: Near Field Communications

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Thursday, July 19, 2012 -- The Emerging Wireless and Mobile Software Development SIG: Near Field Communications. It has been in development and slow deployment for a decade. CommNexus. Near Field Communications is a short range (less than 4cm) technology that enables secure, simple, low bit rate connectivity. See [link] (more

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>>.

Pokki Takes App Model To The Desktop

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The firm said today that it has launched a beta of Pokki , a platform which lets web developers create desktop apps, using languages such as HTML5, CSS, and JavaScript. opencandy software develops mobile pokkiThompson was previously co-founder of DivX. READ MORE>>.

GRP Partners Leads Investment In Awe.sm

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Los Angeles-based GRP Partners is one of the lead investors in a developer of social media analytics software, Awe.sm , Awe.sm Awe.sm's tools are used by application developers to monitor and measure social media and sharing activity through their apps. said Thursday. Awe.sm did not announce who at GRP led the investment.

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>>.

CityGrid Media Launches APIs

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West Hollywood-based CityGrid Media , the unit of IAC which operates CitySearch, Insider Pages, and Urbanspoon, said Thursday that it has rolled out three new advertising APIs for developers. The new APIs allows any developer to build and display ads from CityGrid's inventory of ads from local businesses. READ MORE>>.

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Mobile Roadie Partners With Rockstar Digital

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Los Angeles-based Mobile Roadie , the developer of mobile applications, said this week that it has partnered with digital agency Rockstar Digital. Mobile Roadie develops iPhone and Android apps for artists and brands, including Madonna, Taylor Swift, the Miami Dolphins, Vera Wang, Train, Rascal Flats, and the Doors. READ MORE>>.

Broadcom To Buy Israeli Security Software Firm

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Irvine-based Broadcom announced late Sunday that it is acquiring Israeli security software developer SC Square Ltd. READ MORE>>.

Esri Backs White House Climate Change Initiative

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With that app challenge, Esri is offering up to $15,000 in cash prizes for innovative apps developed by users using its ArcGIS platform.

Report: Snap Buys Ad Tech Firm Flite

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Venice-based Snap , the parent firm of Snapchat, has acquired San Francisco-based ad technology developer Flite , according to reports this morning. According to recode, the acquisition is an "acquihire", and Snap is using the buy to help bring in new ad technology talent, rather than any software developed by Flite.

Mavenlink Raises $39M From Goldman Sachs

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Irvine-based software developer Mavenlink announced this morning that it has raised $39M in a funding round from Goldman Sachs, as part of a Series D funding round. Mavenlink develops software used for work planning, managing projects, and financials, and working with and managing teams. READ MORE>>.

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Accruent Founder Friedman Steps Away From CEO Role, Shifts To Chairman

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Real estate management software developer Accruent , which was founded 20 years ago in Los Angeles by Mark Friedman, said today a that Friedman--its CEO for nearly 20 years--is shifting to become Chairman of the board. John Borgerding becomes CEO of the company. Accruent was founded in 1995. READ MORE>>.

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.

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.

Smith Micro Adds Design and Development Service

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Aliso Viejo-based software developer Smith Micro Sofware said that it has launched a new, design and development service, which will help its customers develop their own mobile apps. According to Smith Micro, the service is aimed at B2 enterprises and startups, and help them develop iOS, Android, and Windows apps.

Tealium Links With Sitecore

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San Diego-based tag management software developer Tealium said today that it has linked with Sitecore > , a developer of customer interaction and marketing software. tealium sitecore management software integration Financial details of the deal were not disclosed. READ MORE>>.