AWS Amplify Studio helps developers quickly build web apps

Amazon Web Services (AWS) has announced that its Amplify Studio visual development environment for web apps is now generally available.

Amplify Studio helps developers to build fully-customisable web apps on AWS with minimal coding. Until now, the solution has been in preview.

“Developers tell us that they want tools that help make them more productive when building on AWS without sacrificing the precision they need to deliver tailored experiences to their...

Gartner: Why cloud-native platforms will be key for IT leaders in 2022

IT leaders continue to face challenges with their traditional enterprise applications, and this has been exaggerated by the increase in digital initiatives they’re undertaking. Varying from system integration, master database management through to backup software, these applications are critical to the operation of any business. However, these legacy applications often take longer to build, with improvements large and infrequent. Coupled with an increasing move to the public cloud and...

Extending Microsoft’s Azure Digital Twins for real-time analytics

As countless applications need to track live systems, developers face the challenge of implementing real-time analytics that can react to incoming telemetry and quickly identify problems or opportunities. Examples include telematics software that tracks vehicles in a fleet, security software monitoring physical points of entry or network endpoints in a cyber infrastructure, health-tracking systems that analyze telemetry from wearable devices, and many others. These applications are all...

AWS launches Amplify Studio for low-code development

Amazon Web Services (AWS) has launched Amplify Studio, a low-code solution enabling developers to rapidly build cloud apps.

The solution extends the existing Amplify service for building web and mobile apps with a simple drag-and-drop interface.

Kurt Kufeld, VP of AWS Platform at AWS, said:

“Developers love using AWS Amplify because it makes it easier to build a scalable web application backend powered by AWS, and they often tell us that they wish that we...

Developers can now add real-time analytics to Azure Digital Twins

ScaleOut Software is extending its Digital Twin Streaming Service to add real-time analytics to Azure Digital Twins.

The company’s Digital Twin Streaming Service is used for deploying digital twins on a highly scalable, in-memory computing platform in the cloud.

Several real-time components have been added as part of the new integration with Azure Digital Twins. For example, rather than require the use of Azure’s serverless functions, the new extensions enable...

Understanding Kubernetes clusters with observability

Developer technologies, such as Kubernetes, are rapidly evolving. Driven by a quest to deliver faster performance, optimised efficiency, and enhanced business results, organisations are under pressure to keep up with the changing needs of engineering teams, as well as their customers.

While developer tools are geared towards progression, the speed of change means that they sometimes miss the forest for the trees. In today’s world, the most prevalent tool within the industry is...

Setting containers free: Keep IT in line with business needs

The adoption of containers in enterprises is in full swing, with container platforms like Kubernetes fast becoming the de facto standard for deploying applications to production. Indeed, a recent study of data protection strategies for containers found that 67% of respondents are already running containers for production applications, while the remaining 33% plan to do so within the next 12 months.

Enabling application developers to package small, focused code into independent...

Gitpod unveils OpenVSCode, a cloud-based IDE ‘free from Microsoft’s control’

Gitpod has unveiled OpenVSCode, an open-source project that makes the IDE accessible in the browser “free from Microsoft’s control”.

Microsoft’s Visual Studio Code (VS Code) is free, open-source, and is one of the world’s most popular IDEs. VS Code supports the development of mobile, desktop, and web applications and games using languages including Python, C++, Node.JS, ASP.Net, and more.

A browser-based version of VS Code was launched as part of GitHub...

Stack Overflow: Cloud migration ‘skyrockets’ following pandemic

Stack Overflow’s second pulse survey focuses on the cloud and highlights a migration acceleration of three to four years following the pandemic.

It’s a well-known fact that some of the biggest technological and societal advancements happened in times of global chaos, often from sheer necessity. While the pandemic brought much tragedy and grief that no-one wants to repeat, there were at least some silver linings in terms of accelerating digital...

Google Cloud defines core tenets with new ‘Google Enterprise APIs’ label

Google Cloud API

The Google Cloud Platform has a reputation for instability thanks to the short lifespan of many of its APIs, but Google hopes to fix this through a new set of tenets designed to restore trust in its development process.

Having relabelled its suite of products as ‘Google Enterprise APIs,’ the tech giant plans to be more transparent with and supportive of customers.

Google summarised its new philosophy in a recent blog post as such:

“The burden is on us: Our...