Software Development

How Retailers Use Software to Improve Customer Experience

Technology has penetrated almost every segment of the retail industry, from inventory management to customer service. The latest software solutions driven by machine learning, artificial intelligence, and automation allow for faster data analysis and deliver highly personalized customer experiences.

Here is how you can use software to boost user satisfaction.

Big Data Is the Future of the Retail Sector

In the competitive retail sector, brands need to continuously analyze market trends, monitor competitors, and collect customer data. That is where big data steps in. 

Perforce Automotive Survey: Half Surveyed Are Developing Electric, Autonomous, and Connected Vehicles

MINNEAPOLIS, June 23, 2021 – Perforce Software, a provider of solutions for enterprise teams requiring productivity, visibility, at scale within the SDLC, released the results of a global survey of automotive technology professionals today. Key findings suggest ongoing concerns with software safety, security, and quality; the growing effects of electric and autonomous/connected vehicles on development, and the continuing focus on standards compliance.

Perforce Releases Free, Turnkey Solution for Game Dev and VFX Studios on Microsoft Azure

MINNEAPOLIS, June 17, 2021 – Perforce Software, a provider of solutions to teams requiring security, visibility, and scale along the development lifecycle, announces partnership with Microsoft to deliver the free Enhanced Studio Pack, providing the industry’s best development tools in a click-to-start model on the Azure cloud.

By providing enterprise tools in a simple, pre-configured environment — with the infrastructure needed to support large files, numerous iterations, and remote team members — any studio can get up and running fast. This makes it possible for studios to develop high-quality, game-changing experiences quickly.

PHP Landscape Survey Finds Almost 50% Using EOL PHP Versions

MINNEAPOLIS, FEBRUARY 9, 2021 – Perforce Software, a provider of solutions to enterprise teams requiring productivity, visibility, and scale along the development lifecycle, today announced the findings of their 2021 PHP Landscape Survey.

The survey, conducted by Zend by Perforce, measured the key trends and technologies at play in PHP development. Among the key findings of the report, 46% of respondents reported using end of life PHP versions.

“End of life versions no longer receive feature improvements or important security updates,” said Zend Product Manager Matthew Weier O’Phinney. “The longer applications stay on EOL PHP, the more these applications become exposed to security vulnerabilities.”

SoftLanding boosts process automation for modern IBM i software developments in new TURNOVER® Lifecycle Manager release

PETERBOROUGH, NH, January 21, 2021 – SoftLanding Systems, the IBM i software division of UNICOM® Global, has introduced source stream file management into its IBM i application lifecycle management solution, TURNOVER® Lifecycle Manager (formerly known as TURNOVER® for iSeries). The new software release also adds an improved web user interface to support remote workers and for making application changes on the move.

The new capabilities help future-proof IBM i development and offer improved levels of flexibility, as Jim Fisher, SoftLanding Operations Manager, explained:

Perforce Announces Results of Annual Java Developer Survey

MINNEAPOLIS, January 19, 2021 — Perforce Software, a provider of solutions to enterprise teams requiring productivity, visibility, and scale along the development lifecycle, announced the results of their seventh annual survey of Java development professionals.

The Perforce portfolio includes JRebel and XRebel, two Java development tools that help developers to create better applications, faster. JRebel by Perforce conducted the study to understand trends in the Java community and to determine the effects of microservices on application performance, developer productivity, and Java technology choices.

Bamboo Systems Granted UK Patent for ‘A System and Method for Bridging Computer Resources’

SAN JOSE, CA – December 15, 2020 – Bamboo Systems, a provider of revolutionary Arm-based servers architected to meet the needs of today’s software design and data center demands, today announced that it has been granted a patent from the UK Intellectual Property Office. Patent GB2574800 ‘A System and Method for Bridging Computer Resources’ permits different classes of data bridges between I/O resources while maintaining the compatibility of existing application interfaces. This means applications do not need to be rewritten to use vendor-specific hardware for a specific capability.

Perfecto by Perforce Releases Fall 2020 Test Coverage Index

MINNEAPOLIS, November 10, 2020Perfecto by Perforce, market leader in cloud-based automated mobile and web application testing solutions, today announced the release of its Fall 2020 Test Coverage Index, a biannual publication which analyzes emerging trends in web and mobile app testing, outlines mobile device, browser, and OS releases, and provides device usage data from around the world.

With fifteen years of industry-leading expertise in mobile app testing, Perfecto is proud to introduce this latest installment of the Test Coverage Index, its fourteenth edition.

COVID-19 Developer Impact Survey by Perforce Finds 19% Reporting 6+ Hour Increase Per Work Week

MINNEAPOLIS, October 8, 2020 – Perforce Software, a provider of solutions to enterprise teams requiring productivity, visibility, and scale along the development lifecycle, today announced the findings of their COVID-19 Developer Impact Survey.

The survey, conducted by JRebel by Perforce, measured the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on development teams, including productivity, hours worked, and changes to staffing.

The survey found 91% of developers working remotely, and 58% reporting an increase in hours worked per week.

Companies were also affected, with 55% reporting a decrease in hiring during the COVID-19 pandemic, and nearly 33% reporting a decrease in staffed contractors.

Perforce Software Boosts Git Performance With Release of Helix TeamHub Command-Line Client

MINNEAPOLIS, September 11, 2020 – Perforce Software, a provider of solutions to enterprise teams requiring productivity, visibility, and scale along the development lifecycle, announced the release of the Helix TeamHub Command-Line Client (hth-cli). hth-cli is the only command-line tool to enable developers to execute Git commands across repositories and gain speed.