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Project Tango, WhatsApp & Other Developments in Modern Software This Week [2/27/14]

When we hosted our first FutureStack conference last year, our goal was to bring together leading developers, futurists, and creatives to build, break, and hack the future of software. We had speakers like Twitter Systems Engineer Ben Hindman give us a deep dive into the evolution and future of computing architecture, Fastly CEO Artur Bergman…

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Here’s a Potential Customer You Might Be Overlooking: The Government

There’s a surprising new market for contract app development that many app developers haven’t tapped yet: the federal government. Despite a reputation for being slow to change, government agencies are making progress on incorporating mobile apps into their business operations, and furthermore providing their mobile code to app developers for changes and improvements. In fact,…

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Dublin is New Relic Hot Spot for the Global Data Nerd

Some call Ireland the Emerald Isle and others call Dublin’s tech community “Silicon Docks,” but to us, it’s our new second home. Today we opened our first-ever international office, located in downtown Dublin. We already have nearly a dozen people working hard to bring New Relic’s awesome customer experience to more people in our Europe,…

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Browser Wars Trends: A Year-by-Year Comparison

A couple weeks ago, we published our latest Browser Wars infographic, which revealed Chrome as the most popular browser on desktops/laptops and Safari as the most popular on mobile/tablet. What really got people talking, though, was the data showing BlackBerry 5 as the fastest mobile browser. Some people were shocked; others claimed to have known…

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What Goes into Developing a Mobile App for the Enterprise?

Last week, I had the opportunity to attend Apps World North America, the developer conference focused extensively on the growing mobile app industry. It was a very energized conference with representation from lots of up-and-coming startups, as well as a good number of enterprises. I happened to view a panel discussion with executives and mobile…

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What Nonlinear Dynamics Teach Us About App Stability

Nonlinear dynamics is one of the most useful methods I have found for building stable software applications. However, many engineers I speak to are not familiar with this technique, so I took it upon myself to spread the word. Once you’ve gone through my brief intro and a few examples below, you should be able…

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