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    Report KonyOne Offers A Flexible, Low-Code Platform

    Going Hands On With KonyOne Shows How Middleware Is Evolving
    August 28, 2012 | Jeffrey S. Hammond

    In the latest installment in our "hands-on mobile" series, we rebuild and deploy the simple mobile application we built last fall with the KonyOne mobile middleware platform. The KonyOne platform...

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    Report The Future Of Microsoft .NET: New Options, New Choices, New Risks

    The Emerging Windows Platform Expands On The .NET Framework
    August 24, 2012 | John R. Rymer, Jeffrey S. Hammond

    One Microsoft platform era is ending and another is beginning. The .NET era as we've known it is winding down. .NET doesn't go away — it becomes Microsoft's preferred server environment for a...

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    Report Charter A Mobility Council With Seven Tasks

    May 7, 2012 | Benjamin Gray, Ted Schadler, Chenxi Wang

    Smartphones, tablets, and the rise of bring-your-own-device (BYOD) programs have put tremendous pressure on IT to revamp and rethink its mobile strategy: everything from procurement and development...

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    Report Embracing The Open Web: Web Technologies You Need To Engage Your Customers, And Much More

    January 24, 2012 | Jeffrey S. Hammond, John R. Rymer

    The open Web is a culture, a community — and a set of preferred technologies for Internet applications. While HTML5 is the best known of these technologies, the open Web also includes JavaScript...

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    Report Here Comes The Open Web — Embrace It

    The New Web Platform For Customer Engagement And Much More (Part 1)
    January 24, 2012 | Jeffrey S. Hammond, John R. Rymer

    The Web is moving on to a new era of openness, mobility, and digital business. The open Web is a platform built on HTTP (the fundamental web protocol), a new generation of HTML, dynamic languages,...

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    Report jQuery Mobile: The App Internet, Without The App

    Going Hands-On With jQuery Mobile Shows The Growing Power Of The Web
    November 1, 2011 | Jeffrey S. Hammond

    In the first installment of our new "hands-on" mobile series, we build and deploy a simple mobile application with jQuery Mobile. jQuery Mobile is easy to install and set up and allows developers...

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    Report Build An Operations Stairway To The Mobile Future

    Take Seven Steps Now Under The Charter Of A Mobility Council
    October 17, 2011 | Ted Schadler, Benjamin Gray, Jeffrey S. Hammond

    Smartphones, tablets, and the rise of bring-your-own (BYO) devices have put tremendous pressure on IT to revamp and rethink its mobile strategy: everything from procurement and development to...

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    Report Hiring Creative Developers

    10 Questions You Should Ask Prospective Developers
    September 27, 2011 | Jeffrey S. Hammond

    High-performance software development organizations get that way because of their culture. One of the most important ways that frontline managers can help evolve a culture toward high performance...

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    Report Case Study: HCL Technologies Puts Employees First, Customers Second

    Empowering High-Performance Teams Re-Ignites Growth And Prosperity
    August 22, 2011 | Jeffrey S. Hammond

    HCL Technologies (HCL) was growing at 30% compound annual growth rate (CAGR) from 2000 to 2005. Sounds good, right? Well, not so — its competitors were growing faster, and HCL was falling behind....

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    Report Hudson's Move To Eclipse Will Bring Continuous Integration To A Wider Corporate Audience

    August 18, 2011 | Jeffrey S. Hammond

    Oracle's proposed contribution of the Hudson continuous integration project to the Eclipse Foundation bears further scrutiny, as Forrester expects that the reconstituted Eclipse Hudson project will...

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    Report The State Of Application Development In Enterprises And SMBs

    Forrsights North America And Europe
    April 11, 2011 | Jeffrey S. Hammond

    Forrester surveyed 933 technology decision-makers and approximately 2,500 developers at North American and European enterprises and small and medium-size businesses (SMBs) to understand the state...

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    Report Case Study: Sabre — A Culture Of Engagement

    Sabre's Strategic Adoption Of Open Source Brings Unexpected Cultural Benefits
    April 8, 2011 | Jeffrey S. Hammond

    Sabre Holdings is an early adopter of Agile processes and open source technologies. The company was originally motivated to use open source as a tactic to avoid software capital costs, but along...

  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

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    Report Case Study: Ci&T — High Performance, Brazilian Style

    Ci&T Mixes Engagement And Entrepreneurship Into Application Outsourcing
    March 7, 2011 | Jeffrey S. Hammond

    Ci&T is a midtier Brazilian systems integrator that stands out in a highly competitive business by attracting and developing creative application development professionals. The firm's corporate...

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    Report Five Ways To Streamline Release Management

    "Next Practices" That Will Improve Release Visibility And Speed
    February 7, 2011 | Jeffrey S. Hammond

    Our first release management survey confirms that IT leaders are frustrated with slow software delivery, including dissatisfaction with the release management process. While Agile speeds software...

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    Report The Future Of Java

    Java Will Be Constrained By The Bounds Of Oracle's Business Model
    January 21, 2011 | John R. Rymer, Jeffrey S. Hammond

    Drama has been running high since Oracle began to shape up the Java technology it acquired along with Sun Microsystems. Oracle ended the impasse over a new core Java release, set out a road map for...

  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

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    Report Case Study: Atlassian Creates An Innovation Culture That Produces Results

    January 14, 2011 | Jeffrey S. Hammond

    Atlassian is a company with big ambitions. It uses its innovation culture to drive change and corporate growth in markets where the commoditizing powers of open source software are causing...

  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

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    Report Mobile Development Goes Multiplatform

    iPhone And Android Top The List Of Devices Developers Target
    December 22, 2010 | Jeffrey S. Hammond

    The year 2010 was when mobile application development began crossing the chasm from early adopters to mainstream application development shops. But what started as "We need an iPhone app!" has now...

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    Report Best Practices: Building High-Performance Application Development Teams

    Lead Business Technology Growth Through Empowered App Dev Teams
    November 3, 2010 | Jeffrey S. Hammond

    As businesses look forward to the end of another recession, IT leaders have shifted their priorities toward growth, but many development shops struggle to support it. "Partner Player" development...

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    Report Case Study: Ultimate Software Reinvents Its Development Shop To Stay On Its Game

    November 3, 2010 | Jeffrey S. Hammond

    Ultimate Software finds itself in a highly competitive market: It is a relatively small player compared with industry giants such as Oracle and SAP. Given Ultimate's smaller size, it can't simply...

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    Report Software Development Archetypes — What's Your Sign?

    November 2, 2010 | Jeffrey S. Hammond

    While each development shop has its own unique characteristics, we see recurring patterns of staffing, structure, processes, and technologies that help us predict an organization's capabilities....

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    Report Define Your Mobile Development Strategy

    Organization: The Mobile App Development Playbook
    August 24, 2010 | Jeffrey S. Hammond

    Developing mobile applications used to be an arcane activity pursued by highly specialized developers, but no more. The surge in popularity of Android devices, BlackBerries, and iPhones has...

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    Report The Forrester Wave™: Open Source Business Intelligence (BI), Q3 2010

    Actuate BIRT Leads, With Jaspersoft Enterprise, SpagoBI, Pentaho Enterprise, And Pentaho Community Close Behind
    August 10, 2010 | Jeffrey S. Hammond, Boris Evelson

    Comparing open source BI technologies is often an apples-to-oranges comparison: 1) not all vendors include the same functionality in the free community versions of the software versus commercial...

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    Report The Mall Of Google

    The Internet Ad Giant Shifts Emphasis To Include Enterprise IT
    July 21, 2010 | Jeffrey S. Hammond

    Open source is no longer a "don't ask, don't tell" secret in enterprise application development shops: Increased executive awareness and evolving open source business models are leading shops to...

  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

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    Report The Forrester Wave™: Agile Development Management Tools, Q2 2010

    Atlassian, CollabNet, IBM, Microsoft, MKS, And Rally Lead The Pack
    May 5, 2010 | Jeffrey S. Hammond, Dave West

    In Forrester's evaluation of Agile development management (ADM) tool vendors, we found that IBM and MKS led the pack with the best overall current feature sets. Atlassian, CollabNet, and Microsoft...

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    Report Does HTML 5 Herald The End Of RIA Plug-Ins? Not Really

    The Pending Demise Of Popular Rich Internet App Platforms Is Wildly Overstated
    April 21, 2010 | Jeffrey S. Hammond

    Will HTML 5 make rich Internet application (RIA) technologies such as Adobe Flash/Flex and Microsoft Silverlight obsolete? For at least the next five years, the answer is a definite "no";...

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