At the heart of every complex software system is the user interface (UI). Enabling the users to accomplish whatever task they set out to do is the goal of any piece of software. Following the trends in the UI field is of great importance. So, what has happened to the user interface and what will
Last week was the week of in-memory computing summit, in it's European version in Amsterdam. Starcounter was of course represented by a four men strong delegation. It was an interesting event, as more developers, architects, CTO:s, vendors and not least business leaders, are turning their attention to in-memory technology. Speakers from giant corporations like Intel
For many years now, the sweet spot of developer productivity and user experience was the fat client architecture. In this architecture, the information is accessed through isolated layers of apps. The first layer executes directly on the user's computer, while the other layers execute on the server. Most web apps are fat Embraced for over
Today’s solutions for keeping track of customers and potential customers are basically the same as twenty years ago. They are grouped under the name CRM, Customer Relations Management systems. However, these systems may soon be facing their dinosaur asteroid. The main reason for their risk of extinction is the fact that these systems were not
The internet of things (IoT) has been coming for a long time. According to Gartner there will be 8.4 billion connected devices in 2017. More than 3 billion of those devices will be of a non-consumer variety, like industry or infrastructure amounting to almost a trillion $ in spending. By 2020 Gartner estimates that will
A lot of companies have just the staff necessary to take care of the day to day tasks and problems. It's only natural considering the shortage of developers and the need to keep costs down. To innovate, it's necessary to have resources dedicated solely to develop new features and products. Resources that are not held
We want our customers to build great platforms. Platforms that disrupt their industries and maybe even create entirely new ones. Providing tools and opportunities for this, technological and otherwise, is what we do. In the past we've held different kinds of meetups for developers, both our customers' and our own to exchange knowledge, news and
A way to build personal relations with your target audience in social media is to find out more about their interests and needs. In that way, you can provide a value for you target audience and write about things that matters to them. Here are some useful articles on how to use social media as
Most of us don't want to take a product to market unless it's perfect. It's understandable but a mistake, because no product will ever be finished and perfect. It also keeps a lot of great products from reaching the market. In order to finance that stroke of genius that is your business idea you'll need to
On thursday, February 23rd it's time once again. Time for Code Night in Stockholm! It's the 8th Code Night and the theme is "the Perfect Language". Starcounter will of course be represented, this time by Michal Nosek who will do a talk on C# in the database. Most of the event will be in Swedish,
Choosing the right game to play is no simple thing, and most of us are affected by trends and what is talked about in the media. Many focus on consumer applications, especially mobile apps, partly because it's top-of-mind with apps like Spotify, Trello, Angry Birds, Pokémon Go and others. Another reason is, of course, that
The business application world of today is dominated by a few giants. If you want to take your application to market, you will most likely have to do it by building plugins for the giants and sell them through their app stores. But this leaves you exposed to the whims of huge closed platform corporations.
Wednesday, December 14th 2016 was a little bit of a historical day for us here at Starcounter. Maybe not one of the major events in our history so far, but important none the less. We hosted our first ever Tech Day, a full day of talks on working with the Starcounter platform, for and by
On december 1st the seventh edition of Code Night took place. IDG arranged the whole thing, with the support of companies like Starcounter and others. Starcounter was there, in force. Theme of the evening was optimizing for performance. But not only that, the Swedish Developer of the year was selected during the evening.
Mopedo has developed a new unique disruptive technology for programmatic marketing. Mopedo allows companies to influence their customers in real-time when they are surfing their favorite websites.
Classic business application platforms are structured in a complex, sophisticated way with data model parts being tightly incorporated into each other to represent the overall structure of the system. Data model complexity is correlating with platform development speed, which makes it impossible to quickly update a data model and move on directly to the new
Through its history, AI has gone through different periods of development and social acceptance. For the last 5 decades, it has seen periods of research stagnation, as well as periods of loss of interest. Highlights in breakthrough was the amounting interest in expert systems during the 80s, the chess-winning supercomputer Deep Blue from IBM in
What are the main factors that can negatively impact your software performance? What should you be looking out for? Learning where software is failing helps businesses identify the bottleneck.
The evolution of hardware has been a steady pace of decreasing size and reducing the distance for signaling. In doing so, it has constantly given us higher performance. When you look at software, the basic principles have remained the same for decades, however, as with everything else, the software industry is making improvements.
As an ISV there are several options when it comes to choice of platform. The developers need to be in favor of the choice or you will get into trouble for sure. But it has to make sense from an economic standpoint as well. From a high level perspective there are three things that drive