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NY CTO Event Tackles the “Brain Drain” of Women Out of Tech

CTO1Donna Burke, Exadel’s Vice President of Technology Solutions, re­cently at­tended the NY CTO Women in Tech Conference in New York City (November 10th, 2015).

Approximately 200 people at­tended the event, which tar­geted beginning/​mid-​​career women in tech­nology and en­gi­neering roles. The evening in­cluded a panel dis­cus­sion with speakers from Hearst, Etsy, and Birchbox.

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[BE] Enterprise Mobility Forum … with a Side of Brisket

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Niki Scherer and Max Katz from Exadel’s sub­sidiary, Appery, were down in Austin, TX last week to par­tic­i­pate in the [BE] Enterprise Mobility Forum /​ Fall 2015. Along with ex­plaining how Appery​.io can help busi­nesses with their mo­bi­liza­tion ef­forts and dis­cussing ideas about the gen­eral state of en­ter­prise mo­bi­liza­tion, they also got a chance to dig into some of the local bar­becue. Niki is off to an­other city now spreading the word about Appery​.io, but she had enough time to share a few words about the forum:

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JBoss and Exadel: 8 Years of Working Together


Exadel had de­vel­oped two well-​​regarded prod­ucts in 2006. Exadel Studio was an Eclipse plug-​​in that con­verted Eclipse from just an in­te­grated de­vel­op­ment en­vi­ron­ment (IDE) to a pow­erful web app IDE. RichFaces was a JavaServer Faces (JSF) com­po­nent li­brary de­vel­oped by Exadel as part of its lead­er­ship role in JSF de­vel­op­ment at the time.

In March 2007, Exadel began a part­ner­ship with Red Hat putting Exadel Studio and RichFaces into open source under JBoss. A key part of this part­ner­ship that con­tinues to this day (eight years later) is Red Hat con­tracting with Exadel for Exadel to pro­vide a de­vel­opment team to work on what is now known as JBoss Developer Studio.

Denis Golovin, in our California of­fice, has been the team lead on the Exadel side of the part­ner­ship for this whole time, so we thought we’d ask him a view ques­tions about it.

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Appery​.io into the Corporate Boardroom

Corporate boardroom

Our Appery​.io mo­bile app plat­form has come into it’s own as the pre­mier choice for rapid cost-​​effective en­ter­prise mo­bility. While the plat­form is still pop­ular as a tool for building apps, when the full platform—including all it’s back-​​end services—is fully en­gaged, many com­pa­nies are reaping in­cred­ible ben­e­fits. We’ve crafted a spe­cial Appery​.io trial offer for qual­i­fied en­ter­prises, so they can see first-​​hand the ad­van­tage many leading com­pa­nies are al­ready enjoying.

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What Happened to RESTXpress (Our All-​​purpose REST API Gateway)?

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RESTXpress has been rein­vented as a part of the Appery​.io mo­bile app plat­form called API Express. RESTXpress pro­vided an easy-​​to-​​install REST API gateway that al­lowed quick “RESTification” of cor­po­rate as­sets — such as­sets as SQL data­bases, SOAP ser­vices, ex­isting REST ser­vices, Salesforce data, and in­ternal workflows.

Now, these fea­tures (and more to come) have been rolled into Appery​.io. We de­cided to do this be­cause it made more sense to treat RESTXpress as a mo­bile app en­abler that would be a nat­ural part of Appery​.io as part of a mo­bile app “suite.” It also en­ables us to pool re­sources (de­vel­opers, sup­port en­gi­neers, etc.) to make more ef­fi­cient use of them. Finally, be­cause of the common plat­form ef­fort, it en­ables the de­vel­op­ment of sym­bi­otic hooks be­tween API Express and the rest of the Appery​.io plat­form to pro­vide greater value for our users.

As we close the book on RESTXpress, we thought it might be time for some re­flec­tion. Alex Antsypov has been with the project from the be­gin­ning as the de­vel­op­ment lead. Recently, I asked him some ques­tions about the past, present, and fu­ture of RESTXpress/​API Express.

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5 Insights on DevOps Unity from the Trenches


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Igor Landes Featured in InfoWorld Article on Certifications

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Our VP of Engineering, Igor Landes, was in­ter­viewed for an ar­ticle that just came out in InfoWorld called The real dirt on pro­gram­ming cer­ti­fi­ca­tions. Only one of his an­swers made it into the ar­ticle, so we’ve de­cided to post the full in­ter­view with Igor here.

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Update on Our Lithuanian Presence

View of Vilnius, Lithuania

Vilnius, Lithuania: old world charm, new world dynamism

Lithuania is where our CEO and Founder, Fima Katz, grew up. In the summer of 2014, he had a home­coming of sorts when he opened an of­fice in the cap­ital city, Vilnius.

For Exadel, Lithuania has the ad­van­tage of being in Eastern Europe close to our other de­vel­op­ment cen­ters while also being in­te­grated with Western Europe by its mem­ber­ship in the European Union and NATO. It’s also a very nice place to live and work.

In December 2014, we an­nounced fur­ther ex­pan­sion plans that in­clude opening ad­di­tional of­fices in Kaunas and Klaipeda. So far this year, we have more than 30 em­ployees in Vilnius and five in Klaipeda. Soon, we’ll be opening our Kaunas of­fice! We look for­ward to fur­ther growth in all three de­vel­op­ment centers.

Read our an­nounce­ment as re­ported in Invest Lithuania.

Contact the Vilnius of­fice directly.

Looking Back as Appery Acquires Verivo Assets


Last month, our wholly owned sub­sidiary, Appery, LLC, ac­quired the major as­sets of Verivo Software, a leading provider of en­ter­prise mo­bility soft­ware. This will allow us to com­bine the best en­ter­prise back-​​end server (from Verivo) with the leading cloud-​​based, low-​​code de­vel­op­ment plat­form (Appery​.io) to create a su­pe­rior agile end-​​to-​​end plat­form for IT and the lines of busi­ness within en­ter­prises. Let’s re­view some of the key steps that have led up to this mo­ment in Exadel’s ever-​​rising tra­jec­tory as a soft­ware leader. Read more »

Exadel Joins the Wall Street Technology Association

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Exadel is ex­cited to be­come an af­fil­iate of the Wall Street Technology Association, a group of fi­nan­cial in­dustry tech­nology pro­fes­sionals gath­ering to­gether for ed­u­ca­tional events and in­formal knowl­edge sharing. As an af­fil­iate, we join other tech­nology providers in sup­porting pro­grams for fi­nan­cial firm members.

Exadel has de­vel­oped deep ex­pe­ri­ence in many ver­ti­cals over the last 17 years, but fi­nan­cial ser­vices has al­ways been been one of those ver­ti­cals. We look for­ward to working with our col­leagues in WSTA to bring the or­ga­ni­za­tion to new heights,

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Exadel at the [BE] Midmarket CIO Forum in Florida

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Exadel’s Lev Shur and Appery’s Niki Scherer and Max Katz rep­re­sented us at the Spring 2015 (April 19–21) [BE] Midmarket CIO Forum to talk about how Exadel and Appery​.io can help busi­nesses with their en­ter­prise mo­bility am­bi­tions. Here’s a a brief re­port from Niki Scherer about her ex­pe­ri­ences there:

Appery​.io par­tic­i­pated in the BE Mid-​​Market CIO Forum in Orlando, Fl. this week. The forum draws over a hun­dred for­ward thinking CIOs and ex­ec­u­tives from across the country to net­work and dis­cuss best prac­tices for the chal­lenges that en­ter­prises are ex­pe­ri­encing. Top areas of dis­cus­sion in­cluded se­cu­rity, mo­bile, and how to build flex­ible sys­tems for changing environments.

Appery​.io was wel­comed as a new con­tender for meeting the app de­vel­op­ment needs of the en­ter­prise. I be­lieve this is be­cause we have ex­actly what is needed by or­ga­ni­za­tions every­where, which is a pow­erful enterprise-​​grade so­lu­tion that is cost-​​effective, sus­tain­able, and secure.

Here’s a Twitter photo gallery of some mo­ments at the show.

Mobile Field Service Apps Webinar Recordings Up!

“Mobile Field Service Apps: CRM, Workflow, Coverage Policies, and More in Your Pocket” is quite a mouthful for our we­binar se­ries, but it does cover a lot. All are record­ings from the se­ries are now avail­able online:

  1. Mobile Field Service Apps: More than CRM on an iPhone
  2. Building Custom Field Service Mobile Apps that Drive Revenue
  3. Enabling the Mobile Financial Advisor

Learn about Enterprise Mobility from Exadel & Verivo

The en­ter­prise is going mo­bile more and more. The dif­fer­ence is in how quick and trouble-​​free the tran­si­tion can be fore your par­tic­ular business.

Verivo and Exadel have been part­nering to­gether to make seam­less en­ter­prise mo­bility happen for a va­riety of en­ter­prise cus­tomers. Now we feel it’s time to share our ex­pe­ri­ences. We wanted to present a we­binar to­gether to help others see the ben­e­fits of en­ter­prise mo­bility along with some lessons learned along the way, but we also wanted to make the in­for­ma­tion more di­gestible. So, we de­cided to break up the ma­te­rial into three brief 30-​​minute we­bi­nars.  The se­ries starts off April 1, then con­tinues on April 7 and April 14, all at 11am Pacific time. Here’s our line-​​up so far:

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RESTXpress Comes Out with a New Version 3.1

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RESTXpress is our REST API gateway that’s been making a lot of en­ter­prise IT de­part­ments happy through it’s ca­pa­bility to quickly REST-​​ify cor­po­rate as­sets — such as­sets as SQL data­bases, SOAP ser­vices, ex­isting REST ser­vices, Salesforce data, and in­ternal work­flows. In our latest ver­sion of RESTXpress, 3.1 (just re­leased), we’ve added more fea­tures to the ca­pa­bility to rep­re­sent in­ternal work­flows as REST ser­vices. Now, you can in­clude “If” and “Fork” nodes in the flows to rep­re­sent even richer busi­ness logic.

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Exadel Featured in eWEEK for Appery​.io Mobile App Platform


Both Exadel and Appery​.io (our product) popped up in a re­cent ar­ticle in eWEEK about code­less tools and plat­forms for mo­bile apps coming from “cit­izen de­vel­opers.” Here’s the ex­cerpt from the article.

Mobile app de­vel­op­ment en­vi­ron­ment provider Exadel’s Appery​.io of­fers a cloud-​​based rapid de­vel­op­ment en­vi­ron­ment with in­te­grated back-​​end ser­vices and a cat­alog of API plug-​​ins that sim­plify in­te­gra­tion with cloud ser­vices and en­ter­prise systems.

As part of its so­lu­tion, Appery​.io also fea­tures a no-​​code, RAD environment.

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Exadel. Look Inside. … in Vinnytsia, Ukraine


Vinnytsia, in the western part of Ukraine

In mid-​​July, Exadel opened a new of­fice in the west Ukrainian town of Vinnytsia, close to the Rumanian border. On September 13, we held an open house, “Exadel. Look Inside,”  for local de­vel­opers to come and see what kind of op­por­tu­ni­ties we have for them. It was quite suc­cessful. We’re very ex­cited to wel­come a new of­fice for Exadel and look for­ward to a lot of good work coming from our Vinnytsia col­leagues.
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Appery​.io: Launching in Asia, Passes 150,000 User Mark


Our Appery​.io product has ex­pe­ri­enced phe­nom­enal growth lately as shown by these two key re­cently an­nounced pieces of news:

  1. Expansion into the Asia/​Pacific mar­ket­place through a part­ner­ship with Zagama, a leading app de­vel­op­ment com­pany in Asia, and, as part of this part­ner­ship, making the Appery​.io cloud plat­form avail­able as Appery​.asia.
  2. We passed the 150,000 user mark! Congratulation to our 150,000th user, Min Choi, Senior Associate Designer at AXA.

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RESTXpress Turns 3.0


RESTXpress con­tinues to get better and better. We’ve just re­leased a new ver­sion with sev­eral great im­prove­ments. But, first, let me quickly ex­plain what it is, in case you’re new to RESTXpress. Then, we’ll go through the new features.

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More Security and Administrative Management Features for RESTXpress!


New fea­tures: OpenID Support • OAuth Support • History • Snapshots

RESTXpress, our in­cred­ibly easy-​​to-​​use and pow­erful “REST-​​enablement” en­gine, has jumped up to an­other level again. In the new ver­sion 2.3, we’ve bol­stered our se­cu­rity sup­port for REST re­sources and our ad­min­is­tra­tive ca­pa­bil­i­ties. There are two new au­then­ti­ca­tion op­tions for adding se­cu­rity to RESTXpress-​​generated REST ser­vice,  OpenID and OAuth. We’ve also added new tools for tracking ad­min­is­tra­tive his­tory and taking snap­shots for backup and restore.

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Revised Schedule for RESTXpress Webinars


Updated: Changed to re­flect 2d we­binar on SQL to REST.

In a pre­vious post, we dis­cussed our se­ries of up­coming we­bi­nars on RESTXpress. The first one, An Overview of RESTXpress, went quite well (recording). For the others, we had to read­just our orig­inal schedule. The next we­binar will be:

Abbacadabra: SQL Database Queries into REST Services!
Friday, March 21, 10:00AM Pacific Time
Register now!

Here is the up­dated schedule for all of our up­coming we­bi­nars on RESTXpress: Read more »

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