Esri Partners With Agriculture Software Developer

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Redlands-based geographical information systems (GIS) provider Esri said on Thursday that it has partnered with a provider of software consulting and technology provider AgIntegrated , which develops a data hub for the agriculture and forestry market. AgIntegrated is the developer of Onsite API Services and QC Pro, which offers up a centralized platform for agriculture and forestry customers to connect. esri agriculture partnership agintegrated software marketplace tracking

Clearlake Capital Buys Operations Management Software Developer

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Santa Monica-based private equity investor Clearlake Capital has acquired a Cary, North Carolina-based developer of operations management software, Dude Solutions. Dude Solutions develops cloud-based, operations management software, which handles suh things as work order, inventory, energy, capital planning, facility scheduling, and community development workflows. clearlake capital operations management software merger acquisition dude solutions

Rincon Backs Software QA Developer

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Rainforest QA develops tools to help automate software quality assurance (SQA) tasks. rainforestqa quality assurance software team project management venture capital london ycombinatorSanta Barbara-based venture investor Rincon Venture Partners is one of the investors in San Francisco-based Rainforest QA , which recently announced a $12M, Series A funding.

AeroVironment Links With Smart Grid Software Developer

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Monrovia, California-based AeroVironment , which develops both electric vehicle chargers as well as unmanned aerial vehicles, said on Tuesday that it has linked with smart grid charging technology developer eMotorWerks. aerovironment smart grid electric vehicle charger charging cleantech software alexa

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. I guess it should not be a surprise that Founders have lots of challenges working with developers. But my developers want to go into way too much detail.

Mapp Acquires Marketing Analytics Developer Webtrekk

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San Diego-based Mapp , a developer of cloud-based digital marketing software, has completed its acquisition of European marketing analytics software developer Webtrekk , the company said this morning. saas international germany development software marketing acquisition merger webtrekk mapp

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. In three of the cases, the founder was finding that the software teams (1 in-house, 2 outsourced) were delivering relatively well in the short-run.

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 that FlowJo will develop a new software application, to provide additional secondary and tertiary analysis and visualization of datasets, all integrated with Illumina's Single Cell RNA BaseSpace app. The two said the new software will roll out in Q1 of 2017.

Esri Donates Software To Small, Least Developed Nations

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Redlands-based GIS software developer Esri said on Thursday that it will donate software licenses for its popular ArcGIS software, to official statistical agencies in the least developed nations in the world. According to Esri, eligible "Least Developed Countries (LDCs)" and "Small Island Developing States (SIDS)" can get up to $700,000 each in software for census work from the company. esri united nations mapping software arcgis census

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. There’s quite a bit of truth to what Mark is saying about startup software developers, but my guess is that there’s another reason that it seems harder to find developers in this context. While the cost of hardware, hosting and networks rapidly falls, software gets easier to build at a much slower rate.

Perforce Software, Backed By Clearlake Capital, Finds New Funding

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Perforce Software , a developer of software used by developers to manage their software source control and DevOps--which is backed by Santa Monica-based Clearlake Capital Group--has scored a new round of funding, the company announced this morning. Perforce's software ia used to store and track source code changes, as well as other related parts of the software development and deployment process.

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. If I’m being asked to do startup software development, I’m going to push fairly hard on key questions that the startup needs to have answered before they develop anything.

Quest Software Backs Middleware Developer

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Aliso Viejo-based Quest Software , the developer of enterprise software tools, has backed a maker of SOA middleware. According to WSO2 , a Silicon Valley-based developer of middleware software, it raised $6.5M WSO2 develops cloud-enabled middleware software used by enterprises. wso2 quest software venture capital strategic investment middleware service oriented architecture saas paas

Silicon Beach Software, Led By Software Legend, Rolls Out First Software Title

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San Diego-based Silicon Beach Software --a newly revived software company headed by longtime software legend Charlie Jackson--announced its first title on Friday, a vector drawing software called SaviDraw. The software is the first title for the new company, which was founded in 2015 by Charlie Jackson, whose claim to fame was founding the original Silicon Beach Software in 1984, one of the very first develops of third party software for the Apple Macintosh.

eSUB Construction Software Names CTO

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San Diego-based eSUB Construction Software --fresh off a $12M funding round --says it has hired on a new Chief Technology Officer (CTO), to help it development its platform. The company, which develops software used by construction contractors, said it has named Angelina Hendricks to the Chief Technology Officer position, where she will be responsible for developing the company's technology strategy, driving product innovation, and leading its product and software development teams.

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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. integration saas talkdesk software center call nimble

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. kofax altosoft merger acquisition business intelligence software document

aapi, Founded By SecureAuth Vets, Aims At Software Developers

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A new Irvine-based startup, aapi , said today that it has launched a new product aimed at helping programmers research, discover, integrate, and test software APIs. According to aapi, which is led by experienced tech entrepreneur Craig Lund, the company has launched a new portal which helps developers simplify application integration, centrally manage API security, access, and auditing, in addition to reducing the learning curve associated with APIs.

Parasoft Opens Up Tools To Open Source Developers

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In a bid to gain better market share among developer, Monrovia, California-based Parasoft announced Tuesday that it will begin giving out free access to its entire suit of test automation software to open source developers. Parasoft develops testing automation software, typically used by enterprises to automate testing of their development efforts. parasoft open source software development tools developer automation testing

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Clearlake's Perforce Buys Rogue Wave Software

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Santa Monica-based private equity investor Clearlake Capital and its portfolio company, Perforce Software , have acquired embedded software development tools provider Rogue Wave Software , the firms said last week. Perforce is a developer of source code control and other tools used by software developers. programming code source sccs equity private development software embedded acquisition merger capital clearlake wave rogue perforce

Software Development | How To Collaborate As A Team

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As a creative director at a software development company, I am always looking for ways to speed up our design and development process and to include as many people and teams working on the project.

Esri Launches New Developer Accounts

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Redlands-based mapping software developer Esri is ramping up its efforts to reach out to third party software developers, saying Friday that it has launched a new, free developer subscription for its web, mobile, and online tools and services.

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.

Yardi Wins Property Development Company

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Santa Barbara-based Yardi reported a customer win this week, with multifamily property development company Pennrose Management. Yardi said Pennrose is using its software to handle HUD compliance, online leasing, and check scanning, among other functions. Pennrose develops and operates housing communities in the eastern half of the United States. Yardi develops software for the real estate investment and property management market.

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. 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. I used a company in India to develop the site, and it's mostly done. Then I found a local developer but it was a truly awful experience.

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. According to Edmunds.com, web and mobile developers who use Edmunds.com''s API will receive the payments for every new car lead generated via its APIs, which it says is one of the highest commission rates in the automotive category.

NationBuilder Opens Developer API

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Los Angeles-based NationBuilder , which develops software-as-a-service to help groups organize their supporters, has opened up a new set of APIs for third party developers. The company--which offers up its platform to political campaigns, nonprofits, activists, and many others--said it has officially released its API, allowing developers to access its services. voting movement political politics nonprofit software saas developer nationbuilder

ServiceTitan Acquires JaRay Software

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Glendale-based ServiceTitan , which develops software for the residential HVAC, plumbing, electrical, and home services business market, has acquired Kansas-based JaRay Software , the company announced this morning. JaRay Software is a developer of service business management software, and was founded by Paul Farmer Sr. servicetitan jaray software merger acquisition residential hvac services management

Document Your MVP for a Developer

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He wanted to get input from me on what he's doing, and he wants to begin to ask developers what it would take to build his product. what format would you and the developer want that in? Conversations with a technical advisors or possible developers should be iterative.

Ten of Southern California's Top Software Companies

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marketing, and not enough of the traditional, software-and-algorithm intensive startups you'd expect to see in Silicon Valley. The firm's software is now being. other developers to incorporate into their own apps. The company's software is being included in the Linux.

AppOnboard Gives Away Instant App Software For Free

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Los Angeles-based AppOnboard says it has begun giving away its codeless app development software, AppOnboard Studio , to help developers create "instant apps" and playable ads, as well as prototypes. The startup--led by startup veteran Jonathan Zweig--said the free version of its software makes it easy for people to design and build interactive versions of their mobile apps and games. apponboard mobile demo development prootype software

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 said today that it has raised $18.7M in a Series B funding round, which came from Emergence Capital Partners, InterWest Partners and New Enterprise Associates (NEA), along with existing investors Miramar Venture Partners, Okapi Venture Capital and TriZetto Corporation.

Elevate Finds $25M For Legal Management Software

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Los Angeles-based Elevate Services , a developer of enterprise, legal management software, has received $25M in an investment round, from private equity investor Kayne Partners, according to the two companies. Elevate said it will use the new, minority investment to scale its operations and to enhance its software. partner kayne equity private rollup acquisition merger software management legal elevate

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. Metro has launched the Metro Development Challenge , which is dangling nearly $10,000 in prizes to for the best mobile and web applications in a number of categories. angeles county metro developer challenge software mobile develop mashup

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. smith micro design development consulting service software mobile android

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