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Poor Software Developers - Pull the Plug Early


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. I 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


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.

Accruent Buys Two Companies


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>>.

Fixing Tech’s Gender Problem Starts With Company Culture


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

CrownPeak Gets $50M In Merger With UK Company


Los Angeles-based web content management software developer CrownPeak has raised $50M in a funding round, and merged with UK-based ActiveStandards , according to the two companies. According to the companies, the combined company will be based in Los Angeles, and will also have locations in Denver and London.

Lieberman Software Teams With Canadian Company


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>>.

Nimble Partners With Call Center Software Developer


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. Offers Up Affiliate Payments For Software Developers


Santa Monica-based auto information site 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>>.

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


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>>.

Yardi Acquires German Software Company


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.

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.

Hack This: How's Hackathons Are Inspiring Outside Innovation


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

Tipalti Ties Payments Service To Affiliate Tracking Software Developer


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. The company is led by Chen Amit, the former CEO of Atrica. Financial details of the deal were not disclosed. READ MORE>>.

Hackathon Targets Orange County Web Developers


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>>.

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


For example: Can a 20-story office tower serve as a “vertical campus” and innovation hub for local tech companies? John “J.T.”

Webalo Scores $3M For Mobile Enterprise Apps


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

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Verve Wireless Raises $7.0M


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 The company's CEO is Tom MacIsaac, and its President is Tom Kenney; Art Howe, the former publisher of the Village Voice, is Chairman and co-founder of the company.

Startup Development


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.

Yardi Selected By Canadian Company


Santa Barbara-based property management software developer Yardi says it has signed on a new customer in Canada, Canadian senior living provider peopleCare. yardi canada senior living property management software accountingFinancial details of the win were not announced. READ MORE>>.

Selecting a Web Development Company


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

Report: Snap Buys Ad Tech Firm Flite


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


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>>.

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


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>>.

Jun Group Expands In Orange County, Los Angeles


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.

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.

Smith Micro Adds Design and Development Service


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.

Razer Raises $75M From Chinese Company


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.

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!

Cornerstone OnDemand Invests In Four Companies


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>>.

Connectifier Acquired By LinkedIn


Costa Mesa-based Connectifier , the artificial intelligence software developer led by John Jersin, has been acquired by LinkedIn , the companies said Thursday afternoon. Connectifier was developing automated software to help companies with their recruiting, and had raised around $12.0M READ MORE>>.

ResMed Acquires Brightree For $800M


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

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Report: Snapchat Acquires Bitstrips For Around $100M


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

MSC Software Acquired For $834M


Newport Beach-based CAD/CAM software developer MSC Software is being acquired by Stockholm, Switzerland-based Hexagon AB , in a deal worth $834M, Hexagon announced this morning. software merger acquisition rumor private equity elliott symphony technology hexagon metrology switzerlandREAD MORE>>.

JustEnough Wins 99 Cents Only Stores


Irvine-based demand management software developer JustEnough Software said this morning that its software has been adopted by 99 Cents Only Stores , which is using the company''s software for demand forecasting, inventory planning, and replenishment of its stores. JustEnough is led by Malcolm Buxton.

CrowdStrike Names New CFO, VP


Irvine-based cybersecurity software developer CrowdStrike announced this morning that it has named Burt Podbere as the company's new Chief Financial Officer, and Lisza Cuevas as its new Vice President of People. CrowdStrike said that Gregg Marston, the company's current CFO, is retiring. and Citrix Systems. READ MORE>>.

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Velocify Names New Marketing VP


Los Angeles-based sales lead management software developer a href="[link] has named Matt Reid as the company's new Vice President of Marketing, the firm said Monday. Velocify said Reid will head up corporate marketing, product marketing, market research, demand generation, and sales development. READ MORE>>.

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Bridg Wins Pizza Chain Papa Murphy's


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>>.

SteelHouse Adds $49M In Funding


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.

Central Desktop Launches Collaboration Ranking Tool For Companies


Pasadena-based cloud-based project management and collaboration software developer Central Desktop has launched a new tool to help companies figure out how well they are collaborating, compared to other users in Central Desktop''s system. READ MORE>>. social klout ranking tool collaboration desktop central