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Quandary Peak Performs Code Review in Patent Infringement Case

Brad Ulrich, a software expert with Quandary Peak Research, is performing source code review and analysis in a patent infringement matter brought against a large financial institution in the Eastern District of Virginia. The software involved utilizes SMS-based communication to a Java EE web platform to provide mobile banking services. Mr. Ulrich,…

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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…

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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…

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Quandary Peak 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…

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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…

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Quandary Peak Assists with Software Patent Reexamination

A patent for certain unified messaging systems is undergoing reexamination by the US Patent and Trademark Office, and a Quandary Peak expert has been called on to assist the patent assignee. US Patent 7,702,669, assigned to RingCentral, Inc., discloses a system for synchronizing different types of messages between multiple clients and servers.…

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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…

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