Articles about Software Development

Wireless and Mobile Tech Trends: Tablet Data Usage and Android Jelly Bean

Cellular data usage for tablets is up a marked 48% year on year in the first quarter of 2013, according to a data consumption report released by consumer market research firm NPD Group. This isn’t a huge surprise, considering people are increasingly shifting video consumption and web browsing to tablets, and given consumers use cellular […]

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Android’s Stagefright Media Player Architecture

A significant portion of today’s mobile devices run on top of Android OS. One of the reasons for the widespread adoption of Android is its open source nature. While this allows any programmer to look beyond the basic API (referred to as the Application Framework), understanding and modifying the lower layers of the Android stack […]

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What Mobile Platform Will Get Me App Revenue?

Developing a smartphone app takes a considerable time commitment, and, unless you’re doing it purely for fun, prospective revenue is a motivating factor. In the second part of my Guide for First-Time App Developers series, I discuss the current state of the smartphone app market and the opportunities to consider when choosing a target platform. […]

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Android vs. iPhone vs. Windows Phone: Getting an App Out There

Turning a great idea into a great app is not necessarily as straightforward as you may expect, and involves a number of important decisions: Which platform(s) should I target and in what order? Is this going to be prohibitively difficult or costly? How can I make sure that my app reaches the desired users? While […]

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The Impact of Software Architecture Research on Industry

The Joint 10th Working IEEE/IFIP Conference on Software Architecture & 6th European Conference on Software Architecture (WICSA/ECSA 2012) was held this week in Helsinki, Finland. Along with keynote addresses and research presentations, the conference included a panel discussion of the impact of software architecture research on software architecture practice. The panel included practicing software architects […]

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Quandary Peak Research to Provide Expert Opinion in Software Lawsuit

Quandary Peak Research has been retained to provide an expert opinion in a lawsuit alleging breach of contract by a software development organization. The complaint, filed in US District Court, alleges the defendants billed unreasonable amounts for programming services and failed to provide working software within the agreed time period. Expert consultants at Quandary Peak […]

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Computer Simulations Shed Light on Online Collaborations

A new research study to be published in September suggests a novel approach to designing computer systems that facilitate collaboration in large groups. The research leverages computer simulations of large “socio-technical” systems, such as social networks and wiki communities, to investigate how technology helps people collaborate effectively. This information can then be used by the […]

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New Software Modeling Tools Combine Flexibility and Formality

A research team composed of computer scientists at the University of Southern California, the University of Washington, and Quandary Peak Research has developed a new architecture for software modeling and analysis tools. The proposed architecture, implemented in a prototype tool suite called LIGHT, allows users to customize the appearance and content of graphical models of […]

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