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Exadel Provides the Engineering behind GHX’s CoreX Platform


Health Care Matters re­cently pub­lished CoreX: The Industry’s “Invisible Hand?”, an ex­cel­lent dis­cus­sion of the ca­pa­bil­i­ties and promise of CoreX, the new plat­form from Global Healthcare Exchange (GHX), one of the largest health­care sup­ply chain com­pa­nies in the world. We at Exadel pro­vided and con­tinue to provide the en­gi­neer­ing be­hind the new plat­form en­sur­ing that it can scale to meet needs now and in the fu­ture.

Read our case study about our work on this project.

Bimodal IT for the Coming App Explosion


Our Appery sub­sidiary re­cently de­vel­oped an in­fo­graphic ex­plain­ing how a two-pronged “bi­modal” ap­proach is best for meet­ing the es­ca­lat­ing de­mands on en­ter­prise IT for more and more apps. Because this is some­thing we are very fa­mil­iar with, we have of­ten been asked about how to use bi­modal IT. As an ex­am­ple, here’s an in­ter­view with our CEO, Fima Katz, on this topic.

We’ve also cre­ated a slideshow out of the re­cently pub­lished in­fo­graphic to give peo­ple an­other way of look­ing at the in­for­ma­tion in the in­fo­graphic:


The App Explosion and Bimodal IT from Appery

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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Software Development Tools Belong in the Browser

Software-Development Tools Belong in the Browser (via slashdot)

It is clear that the cloud is disrupting the way most software is deployed and consumed. Benefits such as elasticity, agility, and operational cost savings make it very compelling for companies to go with the cloud model, and the simplicity of the browser…

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Exadel in the News: LOB Mobile Development

We were de­lighted to be men­tioned promi­nently in this ar­ti­cle about shifts in the con­trol of en­ter­prise mo­bile de­vel­op­ment:

Mobile Management Spurs Power Shift in the Enterprise — CIO​.com

As dis­cussed in the ar­ti­cle, Salesforce is us­ing Exadel’s Appery​.io as part of a drive for pro­mot­ing mo­bile de­vel­op­ment out­side of IT in the line-of-busi­ness (LOB) units them­selves. We’re quite proud to be part of this strat­egy; how­ever, we look at this — not so much as an “over­throw” of a par­tic­u­lar de­part­ment — but sim­ply as en­abling more op­tions in­side en­ter­prises for mo­bile de­vel­op­ment. In choos­ing among these op­tions, dif­fer­ent en­ter­prises will re­quire dif­fer­ent mixes of IT vs. LOB own­er­ship and of out­sourced vs. in-house work based on com­pany re­sources, or­ga­ni­za­tional cul­ture, busi­ness ob­jec­tives, etc.

Because of our breadth of ex­pe­ri­ence in mo­bile de­vel­op­ment, in par­tic­u­lar, and en­ter­prise de­vel­op­ment, in gen­eral, we can provide a full spec­trum of ser­vices start­ing at the high­est level with mo­bile strat­egy de­vel­op­ment. Depending on the mo­bile strat­egy for your com­pany, we can do any­thing from Appery​.io train­ing for LOB units to large projects un­der the di­rec­tion of IT. (Or, you can just use Appery​.io for mo­bile de­vel­op­ment within an LOB unit.)

Find out more about our ser­vices and our more gen­eral mo­bile ser­vices.

Understanding Carrier Billing for In-app Purchases

Not too long ago Exadel’s David Schoenbach pub­lished a guest post on the ProgrammableWeb site about how mo­bile app de­vel­op­ers could make more money. The an­swer was car­rier-based billing. The ar­ti­cle also dis­cussed the ob­sta­cle to greater use of car­rier billing: the need for com­mon APIs for dif­fer­ent car­ri­ers. This ef­fort is on­go­ing at the Wholesale Apps Community and Aepona.

In the mean­time, we are al­ways happy to see good pieces out there that ed­u­cate peo­ple fur­ther about the idea of car­rier billing. We re­cently came across one such piece from our friends at Elastic Path. It’s an ex­cel­lent in­tro­duc­tion.

Carrier Billing: Understanding the Other Alternative Payment

Exadel and Tiggzi Showing Up in the News for July and August

Exadel and Tiggzi have been ap­pear­ing fre­quently in the me­dia. David Schoenbach’s ap­pear­ance on Fox Business on July 25th was the be­gin­ning of a wave of me­dia ap­pear­ances for us. Here’s a quick run­down of what’s been hap­pen­ing: Read more »

Exadel VP Consults Magic 8 Ball about Coming Amazon Phone

Image from David Schoenbach guest post in Venture Beat
OK. Exadel’s VP for Product Management, David Schoenbach, prob­a­bly didn’t use a magic 8 ball to fig­ure out the im­pact of the Amazon Phone. Even with­out any magic aids, David does make quite a cred­i­ble ef­fort, though, to di­vine the mo­bile fu­ture in a Venture Beat guest post that came out to­day. It starts out like this:

For all we do not know about the new Amazon phone, we do know one thing for sure: It’s from Amazon. Based on the company’s track record, we can make some ed­u­cated guesses about what’s in store and how Amazon’s ru­mored smart­phone may im­pact app de­vel­op­ment.

Read the com­plete ar­ti­cle on Venture Beat.

Mashable Publishes API Article from Exadel VP

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Mashable just pub­lished an ar­ti­cle on “How Web APIs Unlock Value in the Cloud” by Exadel’s VP of Product Management, David Schoenbach. In this ar­ti­cle, David cov­ers a lot of ex­am­ples of the spread of web APIs and the im­pli­ca­tions of this spread (in­clud­ing an­swer­ing the all-im­por­tant ques­tion “What’s my mo­bile strat­egy?”). Here’s the lead para­graph from the ar­ti­cle:

The cloud is where it’s at. It’s where busi­ness data re­sides. It’s where so­cial user-gen­er­ated con­tent sits, where for­ward-think­ing cre­ators place their tools. Unfortunately, the cloud is also the place all that good stuff stays, un­used and unloved. That is, un­less you of­fer smart ways to ac­cess it. That is where a web API comes in. 

Read the com­plete ar­ti­cle.

Three Great Reviews of Tiggzi in the News

As this week wraps up, we’re ex­cited to see ev­i­dence that Tiggzi, our mo­bile app de­vel­op­ment plat­form, is be­gin­ning to get no­ticed for the great plat­form that it is. Great re­views for Tiggzi re­cently ap­peared in TechCrunch, Technorati, and Mashable. If you have a chance, check them out:

New Book Out: The Bootstrapper’s Guide to the Mobile Web

Tiggzi, our cloud-based plat­form for build­ing mo­bile apps, has al­ways been based on a prac­ti­cal just-do-it kind of ap­proach. We were de­lighted to see a new book out with this kind of phi­los­o­phy, too. The Bootstrapper’s Guide to the Mobile Web by Deltina Hay is a great hands-on guide that tar­gets in­di­vid­ual en­tre­pre­neurs and small busi­nesses who want to get into mo­bile quickly. The book neatly di­vides up this task into mo­bile web de­vel­op­ment, mo­bile app de­vel­op­ment, and mo­bile pro­mo­tion tac­tics. It’s a clearly writ­ten book full of speci­fic ex­am­ples that cov­ers a lot of ground ef­fi­ciently and quickly. Read more »

The Client-Cloud Paradigm and the API Economy

How APIs Are Exposing Value and Changing the Nature of the Internet

In 2012, the client-server par­a­digm, which has dom­i­nated ap­pli­ca­tion ar­chi­tec­ture — and the mod­ern Web ar­chi­tec­ture which is its most mod­ern in­car­na­tion — over the past twenty years, is giv­ing ground to a more broadly dis­trib­uted client-cloud ap­proach. As this shift hap­pens, it promises to un­lock value in pre­vi­ously un­der-uti­lized en­ter­prise data and me­dia con­tent. The cat­a­lyst for this change is to be found in the ex­plo­sion of ap­pli­ca­tion pro­gram­ming in­ter­faces, or APIs, which ex­pose re­sources within and be­yond the cor­po­rate fire­wall and re­de­fine the on­line econ­omy. Read more »

New White Paper: The Client-Cloud Paradigm and the API Economy

Exadel re­cently re­leased a new white pa­per: The Client-Cloud Paradigm and the API Economy. In this pa­per, we talk about the shift from the client-server model with its more fixed con­nec­tions to a client-cloud model in which the dis­trib­uted na­ture of com­put­ing makes a quan­tum leap. We also dis­cuss the re­la­tion­ship of this ma­jor shift to the ex­plo­sion in API-de­fined ser­vices and the rise of the “cit­i­zen de­vel­oper.”

Read it now! (It’s a 4-page PDF.)

PhoneGap Blog Post on PhoneGap and Tiggr

A lot of the height at­tained by Tiggr Mobile Apps Builder as a mo­bile de­vel­op­ment plat­form comes from “stand­ing on the shoul­ders of Giants.” One of those Giants is PhoneGap. So, when the peo­ple at PhoneGap asked Exadel’s Max Katz to post an ar­ti­cle on their blog about how Exadel’s Tiggr works with PhoneGap, he jumped at the chance re­sult­ing in the ar­ti­cle, “Building Mobile Apps in the Cloud with Tiggr and PhoneGap” posted just last week. Read more »

Article: Saving the Day with Rapid App Development

Crawford Comeaux, an in­de­pen­dent mo­bile de­vel­oper, re­cently posted an in­ter­est­ing ar­ti­cle on the StackMob blog about quickly de­vel­op­ing a prize-win­ning mo­bile Web app us­ing StackMob and Tiggr. He raises sev­eral points about us­ing these to­gether to ac­com­plish his goal:

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Article Looks at Mobile Prototyping in Tiggr

Exadel’s Tiggr Mobile Apps Builder, as you can see in the name, is usu­ally thought of as a plat­form for cre­at­ing com­plete mo­bile apps, but it also has a lot of use­ful­ness as a mo­bile pro­to­typ­ing tool. In the ar­ti­cle, “Innovative Features in Tiggr Mobile Apps Builder,” on the UX Movement blog (cov­er­ing UI and user ex­pe­ri­ence is­sues), Exadel’s Max Katz ex­plains how to use Tiggr as a rapid pro­to­typ­ing tool. These are the key pro­to­typ­ing fea­tures de­tailed in the ar­ti­cle:

  • Dragging and drop­ping com­po­nents in a vi­sual ed­i­tor
  • Assigning ac­tions to com­po­nent events
  • Publishing the pro­to­type to view from any­where at any point in the de­sign process
  • A va­ri­ety of ex­port op­tions to move the pro­to­type as a project to other sys­tems

Read the whole ar­ti­cle