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.

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.

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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.

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

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.

Austin’s Riskpulse Formed in the Vortex of Two Weather-Tech Startups

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The company, which has some roots in San Diego, sells analytics software that combines weather-monitoring services with risk-assessment data analysis to give customers an idea of whether their truck or. Austin —For businesses that ship anything from mayonnaise to car parts, a change in temperature or an unexpected storm can mean bigger problems than just rotten eggs or stalled repairs.

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Five Regions That Could Draw Amazon’s Next Headquarters

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Amazon sent cities across North America into a frenzy Thursday after announcing plans to build a second headquarters outside of Seattle, bringing with it tens of thousands of jobs and billions of dollars in economic development benefits. [ Updated 4:26 p.m. See below.

Software Development Companies in Southern California

SoCal CTO

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. But where do the software development companies in Southern California congregate? I've helped organize the Los Angeles CTO Forum for almost 10 years.

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? For our Insights and Opinions section today, Helen MacKinnon of Technical Connections gives a list of the top ten interviewing mistakes made by developers.

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.

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

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. 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.

Iris.tv Raises $5.3M For Video Recommendation APIs

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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 contentLos Angeles-based Iris.tv has raised $5.3M The funding came from Sierra Wasatch, BDMI, Progress Ventures, Allen DeBevoise (Mahinima), James Barge (Lions Gate), and others.

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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

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.

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.

Biomed Incubator Watershed Develops Tech for IDing Medical Devices

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San Antonio — A biomedical product developer, Watershed Idea Foundry, has created a method of identifying medical devices that have been implanted in the body that uses 3-D printing and its own software.

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. Targeted at software managers, software project leaders, and software developers, you'll quickly learn the new software features available only on the iPad.

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.)

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. The presentation will cover key features of Scrum, an Agile Project Management Framework, to satisfy competing requirements for Cost, Time, Functionality and Quality.

Hackathon Seeks Apps For Cats

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Are you a cat lover, and an iPad app developer? Hackathons generally pit software developers against a theme, to earn prizes; recent hackathons in the local area include one on a real time communications protocol, movies , not texting while driving , and startups.

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? What was in it for developers to get involved, and why did they want to build products built on your interfaces?

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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. San Diego-based Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC), a provider of engineering and other services, announced today that it has signed a $300M, five year contract with the U.S. 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. STEC did not say how many developers it is looking to hire in the location, but did say it has appointed Anurag Agrawal as General Manager of the new location.

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. hackathon anymeeting webrtc realtime software developer contest saas tokbox influxis

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. Qualcomm said the software is optimized for running on its Qualcomm Snapdragon chipset, but will run on all Android 2.1

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. Analysts project NFC to have tremendous growth over the next few years.

Velocify Acquired for $128 Million

L.A. Business Journal

Mortgage software developer Ellie Mae announced on Aug. 31 that it signed an agreement to acquire El Segundo’s Velocify, a developer of sales process management software, for $128 million in cash

Webalo Scores $3M For Mobile Enterprise Apps

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Los Angeles-based Webalo , a company which provides mobile application development tools, said this afternoon that it has raised $3M in a new funding round. Webalo says its software eliminates much of the coding, wating, and cost of traditional, mobile application development.

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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. According to SweetLabs, it is bringing the "app experience to the Desktop" with its software, which is launching with apps for Gmail, Facebook, LivingSocial, the Wall Street Journal, eBay, Groupon, and Twitter. opencandy software develops mobile pokki