The $16 million round was led by Lead Edge Capital with participation from previous investors Charles River Ventures, Ignition Partners, and Floodgate.
“The big story has always been to build a really strong bottom layer that can expose different data models,” said founder Nick Lavezzo. The most important layer was SQL, the Holy Grail on the team’s docket of things to do.
GitHub is shipping ‘em like crazy this Monday morning with new tools for easy software licensing and smartphone coding.
Apple is pulling a page from Google’s playbook.
Guest Post Most engineers, myself included, were trained before the rise of the big data ecosystem. So how do we stay relevant and valuable in a fast-changing industry?
Want to plug database and caching stats into your New Relic dash? No problem, thanks to a new API and two SDKs (Ruby and Java) as well as a UI builder to keep your dashboard clean and your process fast.
Guest Post The mobile gaming industry has grown up. Digi-Capital reports that online and mobile games made up 49 percent or $31 billion of the entire gaming industry in 2012.
Despite the fact that iWork for iCloud is in beta, everything feels solid, complete, and fast.
It’s interesting to see the Linux Foundation focusing specifically on women and socially-conscious developers in particular. This focus mirrors some of the most interesting trends in development in the real world.
Social coding site GitHub has just launched Repository Next, a new design for repos that puts the focus on content, speed, and everyday use.
“Imagine I’m relaxing on the beach and get a notification saying the servers are down. I open up Binary, fix a couple lines of code, push the changes, and get back to playing with the dogs on the beach,” says creator Darshan Shankar.
Success almost killed Dawlat’s iOS business. That — and the fact that Apple wasn’t “getting a piece.”
With over 300,000 mobile developers building 900,000 apps for the iOS apps store, you would think that occasionally someone would want to sell or buy an app.
Guest Post For developers, this annual Mecca event sets the agenda for the next several months, and it’s safe to say we’ll all be busy again innovating for the Apple ecosystem.
Editor’s Pick We asked some of our favorite hacker nerds what they thought about iOS 7 and what it means for developers. Here’s what they told us.
Editor’s Pick Developers are swept up in the energy of Apple’s WWDC, but were a little disappointed with yesterday’s keynote releases.
Apple’s big World Wide Developer’s Conference is today in San Francisco. And in the morning kickoff keynote, Apple CEO Tim Cook laid out the big numbers.
Guest Post The race is on to find the next generation of tools and development processes that will make multi-platform mobile development as productive as desktop and web development have been for so long.
Editor’s Pick The current iteration, IP version 4, has its roots in 1980, around the time when people like Ken Olsen, founder of Digital Equipment Corp, still said stupid stuff like: “There is no reason for any individual to have a computer in his home.”
With the magic of Wikipedia and the science of statistics and probability, Facebook managed to turn a garbage dump of letters into remarkably well-structured data. Here’s how.
Stripe already lets devs accept payments from online customers for products in one-off purchases. Now, it can also let developers issue payments en masse — an especially handy feature for marketplaces.
Guest Post The rising value of coding skills and the lowered barriers to entry are making development a popular career. Here’s why VCs should read that and see dollar signs.
The mobile web has long — and we mean long — been mobile developers’ promised land of milk and honey. But getting there is a long haul. Here are some tools to ease the ch-ch-changes.
Guest Post Google Glass for health care will remain a concept — rather than a practice — until developers gain a better understanding of the medical environment.
Too often, we see the Internet as just another consumer tool, something we use to buy stuff or talk to each other. But Mozilla has committed to making sure we all know it’s a platform, a non-mysterious, hackable machine intended to do our bidding.
Editor’s Pick “It’s possible to speed up performance significantly just by picking the right regions,” Shoor says. “Amazon doesn’t share any of this data.”
Guest Post Fragmentation between software-as-a-service (SaaS) solutions is affecting the average business that has moved to the cloud. Here’s why.
The payments system can be used by hooking up the new Corona plugin for payments, which will work with all Android app and game purchases, including Nook purchases — something the Nook team has been excited about for months already.
The company, which launched on iOS just over a year ago to “deobfuscate” application crashes, helps developers find what’s happening when their mobile apps freeze or unexpectedly quit. Besides Twitter, companies like Square, Kayak, Yelp, Path, and Yammer use Crashlytics.
Clearly, everyone and their dog is thinking mobile first these days. But what’s more interesting in the survey is that the majority of developers aren’t looking to iOS or Android to do so.
Hacker bootcamp school Hackbright will take 10 weeks to train the moms accepted into the program. During this time, old skills will get a refresh and new skills will be taught.
Google’s annual I/O developer’s conference is coming up next week in San Francisco, and 6,000 lucky geeks will be flooding the Moscone Convention Center for all kinds of Google goodness: Chrome, Android, Maps, Ads, and — of course — Google Glass.
Cloud storage powerhouse Dropbox will host its first-ever developer conference — dubbed DBX — on July 9 in San Francisco.
Here is every new app and feature Adobe is announcing today, all in a super convenient list to help you decide what you should buy and what you can save on this time around.
The “CC” stands for Creative Cloud, Adobe’s new paradigm for delivering and upgrading software that allows for creativity, collaboration, and a sense of community among like-minded professionals across the creative industries.
“We know that exploring and modifying code is one of the best ways to master markup, so this tool will be a huge help to our students as they learn.”
It’s a crowded market, but mobile dev “studio” service and backend-as-a-service startup FeedHenry apparently has what it takes to stand out.
Twitter is finally talking to one developer who created an advertising app he said should be shut down by the social network.
Essays, both typed and handwritten, drawings, explanations, photo-copied book pages, manifestos, scribbled side notes — It’s not an easy read, and it’s even a bit unsettling in places, but it’s worth reading.
Get ready for a resurrection: Mayer has brought Yahoo back from the dead, this time with gorgeous apps, cutting-edge devices, and a bright outlook for the future.