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High Value, High Risk What Every Enterprise Needs to Know About Their Applications
From fast food to finance to manufacturing to healthcare — applications now sit at the heart of our economy connecting people and process to profit. To remain competitive, successful organizations are embracing an application portfolio management mindset that, as with any investment portfolio, effectively balances risk and reward.
This week, Sebastian Holst, Executive VP of PreEmptive Solutions and member of ACT, testified before the House Judiciary Committee’s Subcommittee on Intellectual Property at a hearing on “The Rise of Innovative Business Models: Content Delivery in the Digital Age.” As the only software developer on the panel, Mr. Holst’s perspective was of particular interest to the Subcommittee members.
PreEmptive Solutions' Sebastian Holst testified before the US Congress Committee on the Judiciary on the role of application analytics in successful application development and the importance of Intellectual Property protection in fostering innovation.
Developers making apps for children under 13 continue to explore how best to comply with the new COPPA rule while still remaining at the forefront of innovation. We at ACT have been receiving all sorts of questions from developers about various aspects of the new rules. More often than not, developers are asking, “Can I use analytics or other third party services? If so, what service?
Visual Studio 2012 Leaves Room for Third Parties
A report on the biggest names in tools for Visual Studio space and they are adapting their offerings to make the lives of developers a bit easier as they use Visual Studio 2012. Features PreEmptive Solutions' Dotfuscator and Analytics.
Analytics – The Next Wave in DevOps
"Think analytics is just about data from databases, logs and sensor output? Think again. Analytics can actually help developers debug their apps and prioritize feature support."
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"Microsoft announced that PreEmptive Solutions' new PreEmptive Analytics and Dotfuscator CE will be included in Microsoft Visual Studio 2013, which means PreEmptive's instrumentation capability and configurable rules engine will be part of Microsoft's flagship integrated development environment (IDE)."
"Carl and Richard talk to David Pitcher, part of Microsoft's internal IT team, about his experiences instrumenting applications. The conversation digs into the application in question, a Windows Phone app for allowing tech support personnel manage tech support problems on the go. Then David discusses the impact of instrumentation on the application in the form of PreEmptive Analytics, a free version of which is included with Visual Studio 2012. David describes how instrumentation has changed the way the team does error handling in general, prioritized features and bug fixes, and in some cases created whole other features to be designed! Instrumentation is a key part of the DevOps movement and it makes software better!"
"Microsoft and PreEmptive Solutions announced that PreEmptive Analytics and Dotfuscator CE will be included in Microsoft Visual Studio 2012 and Team Foundation Server 2012 to provide exception analytics for developers using the Microsoft flagship developer toolset."
This article will focus on that first “identify” step in the loop, exploring an important new tooling option in Visual Studio 2012 to handle it. Called PreEmptive Analytics for Team Foundation Server (PA for TFS), this integrated component in TFS 2012 helps teams identify the most important and widespread issues in deployed applications before users even report them.
.NET Rocks! Podcast: Mister Franklin Goes to Washington
Sebastian Holst, CMO of PreEmptive Solutions, joined Carl Franklin, host of the popular .NET Rocks! internet talk show. On Sunday, May 6th, Carl, Sebastian, and others went to Washington, DC for a Fyi-In at the Association for Competitive Technology (ACT) for the purpose of talking to US Senators and Representatives about issues around technology. Carl also talked to many of the developers and IT people who were attending these meetings, some of whom are regulars on .NET Rocks!Listen to the Podcast or Download the MP3 here
Visual Studio Magazine covers the keynote from VS Live! NYC featuring PreEmptive Solutions CEO Gabriel Torok.
Visual Studio Live! Keynote: Developers Must Be Artists
Businesses are under pressure to respond much faster to customer requirements and competitive threats.
By Jeffrey Schwartz - 05/17/2012
The future is bright for skilled software developers, but they must become more adaptable to new forms of computing and be fluent in multiple programming environments. These requirements come amid a constantly changing industry that's now experiencing even more rapid changes.
As a result, developers need to start thinking more like artists rather than just scientists, said Gabriel Torok, CEO of PreEmptive Solutions. Torok gave the Wednesday keynote session called "The Developer of the Future" at the Visual Studio Live! conference, taking place this week in Brooklyn, N.Y. (The conference is produced by 1105 Media, the company that owns this Web site).
Joined by Justin Marks, Microsoft's senior product manager for the company's Team Foundation Server (TFS), the two outlined how developers must respond to these brisk shifts in computing, triggered by the consumerization of IT.
They said developers must also move beyond their core expertise even if their day jobs make that difficult. Furthermore, businesses are under pressure to respond much faster to customer requirements and competitive threats. Consequently, developers must be better able to exchange ideas with their line of business counterparts, including designers and those charged with bringing products and services to market.Continue reading the full article from Visual Studio Magazine.
From PCWorld.com, PreEmptive Solutions' CMO (and mobile apps developer) Sebastian Holst weighs in on the issue of mobile data privacy.
Mobile Data Privacy Is Terra Incognite to Users and Developers
by Cameron Scott, IDG News
President Obama's move Thursday to establish a so-called Privacy Bill of Rights for the Internet can be seen as the consolidation of decadelong efforts by disparate groups to improve privacy protections via countless browser add-ons, settings and privacy policies. But while it's possible to guard privacy on the desktop, the rapidly growing mobile space is still the Wild West, with an almost endless landscape of privacy pitfalls that challenge even the most vigilant consumer.
Today's mobile phones collect an enormous amount of personal data -- from the user's email address to his or her location, contact list, calendar and even photos -- and tether it to a single unique device ID number. One location-based photo-sharing app reportedly activated users' microphones to narrow down their location beyond what GPS data could provide. There is as yet very little to protect the valuable data on these most personal of devices.
Application Analytics: Why Is the Developer Always the Last to Know?
A look at how software developers can use the integrated application analytics capabilities of Visual Studio 2010 to improve software quality.
Read the entire Visual Studio Magazine story at http://visualstudiomagazine.com/Articles/2011/07/01/pfven_App-Analytics.aspx?Page=1.