Making Data Beautiful for Business Users [Webinar]

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In their influential 2010 book, Beautiful Visualization: Looking at Data Through the Eyes of Experts, Julie Steele and Noah Iliinsky set the gold standard for data visualizations. They wrote this: "When done beautifully, successful visualizations are deceptive in their simplicity, offering the viewer insight and new understanding at a glance." There’s a lot to consider in that sente... Read More

Experts Debate ‘Building the Next Big App’ [Part 3]

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How are developers building the next big app? What’s this next big app look like? What are the factors that will transform Big Data-infused apps into game-changers? Actuate recently invited four industry experts to discuss the future of creating the next generation of data-driven applications and how they are influenced by open source and freemium software. Allen Bonde (@abonde), V... Read More

The Best Way to Leap into Mobile Development [Part 2]

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Previously, Actuate’s Daniel Melcher (seen above making a 17-story bungee jump) shared his thoughts on the differences between consumer and enterprise mobile apps and identified some trends in mobile app development. Today, he writes about the tools, techniques and expectations mobile developers need to succeed. By Daniel Melcher At the end of my last blog post I described a... Read More

Preview: The Analytic Platform – Empowering the Business Now

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  When Dr. Robin Bloor (above) and Eric Kavanagh established the Bloor Group in 2009, they envisioned their company as both a technology analyst firm and a broadcasting and publishing platform. With that goal, they promptly established a scheduled weekly webinar – every Tuesday at 4:00 p.m. Eastern – called The Briefing Room. Conversations in The Briefing Room are buil... Read More

Experts Debate ‘Building the Next Big App’ [Part 2]

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How are developers building the next big app? What’s this next big app look like? What are the factors that will transform Big Data-infused apps into game-changers? Actuate recently invited four industry experts to discuss the future of creating the next generation of data-driven applications and how they are influenced by open source and freemium software. Allen Bonde (@abon... Read More

The Best Way to Leap into Mobile Development [Part 1]

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Editor's Note: In Las Vegas a few years ago, Daniel Melcher got an unusual last-minute invitation: To bungee jump from a 17-story tower in front of Circus Circus. Forgive the pun, but he leaped at the chance – until he neared the edge of the diving platform. “I felt like a cave man, the way my self-survival instinct kicked in,” recalls Melcher, an Internet Application Architect... Read More

Top Tips For Building Customer-Facing Apps For Insurance [Webinar]

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Whether your insurance is covered by a gecko, a duck or a smiling pitch girl clad in white, providers are at the forefront of translating your information and data from various sources into an engaging custom experience. But to build these experiences, insurance providers need insight into how to leverage customer portals that will eventually provide a common customer experience. ... Read More

Experts Debate ‘Building the Next Big App’ [Part 1]

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How are developers building the next big app? What’s this next big app look like? What are the factors that will transform Big Data-infused apps into game-changers? These are important questions to answer in a time when the lines are blurring between consumer and enterprise applications; business-to-business and business-to-consumer communications; and open-source and freemium and c... Read More

Actuate Gears Up for IoT at JavaOne

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  For the last few months, Actuate's Kristopher Clark has been driving his grey 2010 Toyota Prius around his Overland Park, Kansas hometown with a $70 Bluetooth-enabled data recorder plugged into the on-board diagnostics (OBD) port under the dash. Clark, one of our BIRT Evangelists, has used the device to collect mountains of data about all aspects of his car's operations ... Read More

Making Freemium Work

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When Dr. Dobb's Journal debuted in 1975, it was the first and only publication dedicated to microcomputer software development. In the nearly four decades since then, countless publications covering that field have come and gone, but Dr. Dobb's survives. Among the reasons why: The creators of Dr. Dobb's adapted their publishing model as technology and conditions changed. Consider:... Read More