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.

Predixion Software Rolls Out Developer Edition

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San Juan Capistrano-based Predixion Software said today that it has launched a free, developer edition of its software, aimed at making it easier for developers to try out its software. The company said the free, fully functional version of its software connects into Microsoft's SharePoint, SQL Server 2012, PowerPivot 2012 and Excel 2013 software, allowing them to implement business intelligence and predictive analytics from the company.

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

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.

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.

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

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

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.

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

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

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.

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.

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.

Clearlake's Perforce Completes Acquisition Of Rogue Wave Software

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Software development tools maker Perforce , which is owned by Los Angeles-based private equity investor Clearlake Capital , has completed its acquisition of Rogue Wave Software , another developer of software development tools. Rogue Wave was based in Louisville, Colorado, and develops software used for open source development, API management, Java development, and other areas.

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

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.

Axos Financial Buys Robo Advisor Developer WiseBanyan

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San Diego-based Axos Financial , a consumer and business bank, said Wednesday afternoon that its subsidiary, Axos Securities , has agreed to acquire certain assets of WiseBanyan Holdings , a provider of digital wealth management software and services. WiseBanyan was founded in 2013, an is known as a "robo advisor"--providing financial and investment management services for its clients using software tools.

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.

TigerConnect Rolls Out New Software Product

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Santa Monica-based TigerConnect , the developer of healthcare communications software, has rolled out a new set of products and product enhancements, all aimed at communications between healthcare providers, patients, and health systems. tigerconnect software healthcare communications texting lfiescience hospital privacy hipaa hippa

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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RealtyMogul Sells Loan Underwriting Software Technology

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Los Angeles-based real estate crowdfunding site RealtyMogul says it has sold some technology it has developed at its research and development lab, to another company. According to RealtyMogul, it has sold the proprietary loan underwriting software it developed in its labs to Hunt Real Estate Capital , in an all-cash transaction. realtymogul loan underwriting software merger acquisition realestate crowdsourcing huntrealestate hunt

Mobile Software Developers Speak

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Thursday, February 18, 2010 -- CommNexus and The Mobile Software Development SIG Presents. Mobile Software Developers Speak! The discussion will specifically include an introduction to PhoneGap, a cross platform tool kit for building mobile apps, and Daily Paper, a mobile newspaper app as well as other development tools for Android (MotoDev and WebSDK). A Discussion on Android and Beyond.

Selecting a Web Development Company

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I''ve written before about finding Web Development Firms in Los Angeles. I just got an email asking about exactly this: I''m with a new company that needs some software built, but doesn''t need (or have the resources for) a large staff of software developers.

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 develops software-as-a-service to streamline mass payments for affiliate networks, crowdsourcing and crowdfunding sites, and others, helping companies pay vendors using a variety of payment methods (direct deposit, ACH, PayPal, checks, prepaid card, etc.)

BetterWorks Dangles Prizes For Developers

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Santa Monica-based BetterWorks , the employee fringe benefits startup headed by Paige Craig, looks to be ramping its employee recruitment effort, and is sponsoring a developer "hack-fest" this weekend at Coloft.