Custom Software is Back

Making apps ‘back in the day’ was about customization. Software companies helped a business spec out requirements, review existing architecture and spent time learning how best to fit work processes to increase productivity and drive profit. But one of the great...

Why BI Developers Love Node.js

Chris Longo gives three reasons why Node.js is better than shell script for working with BI data. It can be tempting to wait a bit too long to adopt technologies that are new for the sake of the tech we trust. Node.js might seem like one of those sit and wait cases....

Picking a PaaS is a Strategic Choice

A cloud-based approach to development can be as successful as SaaS. When the full history of IT is written, it is probable that SaaS — software-as-a-service — will be seen as the bridge that brought most businesses to the cloud for the first time, and...

Data Integration: Easy as ABL

We know that our Progress® OpenEdge® community is always looking for new revenue streams. Whether it’s new professional services offerings or new features that customers are demanding, business never sits still. We also know that with today’s highly connected...

The Data Wrangler: Tips for Easy Data Prep Part II

For the second installment in the Data Wrangler series (see my previous post), I wanted to share with you how to easily blend data from Google Analytics with marketing campaign data from systems like Eloqua, Marketo and Salesforce. For example, let’s say you want to...