Jolt Awards: Mobile Development Tools

Mobile tools today fall into several broad categories: those that are involved with the coding, building, and testing of the app; and those that provide secondary services such as monitoring usage, providing back-end connections, and pushing ads. Being hard-core developers, we focus only on the first category

Continuous Development: The New Maintenance Reality

In modern software development, we are accustomed to seeing the term “continuous” used in expressions such as continuous integration and continuous delivery. Curiously, in neither context does the word carry its regular non-technical meaning of uninterrupted activity. When continuous integration (CI) first appeared on the scene, the “continuous” adjective was hyperbolic and meant to emphasize that integration (also a misnomer, …

Following Ada 2005 Into Embedded Development

Embedded real-time software development tools company Atego has released ApexAda Embedded Developer version 5.0 with support for Ada 2005 for Wind River VxWorks®/x86 target systems. Separate to this news, a complete description of the changes and progression between Ada 83 to 95 and subsequently onward to Ada 2005 is provided by John Barnes in his paper entitled “Rationale for Ada …

IGEPv5 OMAP5432 Development Board is Now Available for 149 Euros

ISEE IGEPv5 development board announced in October 2013, and powered by Texas Instrument OMAP5432 dual core Cortex A15 + dual core Cortex M4 SoC, POWERVR SGX544MP2 and Vivante GC320 GPUs is now available for as low as 149 Euros. There are two versions: “IGEPv5 OMAP5432 Communication Edition” for hobbyists with limited support, and “IGEPv5 OMAP5432″ directly supported by ISEE. There’s also …