Press Coverage

InfoWorld February 13, 2017

NativeScript 3.0 Lines Up Release with Angular 4

With NativeScript 2.5 recently reaching developers' hands, the open source mobile framework's builders are readying version 3.0 for an April release.

TheServerSide February 13, 2017

Good news, bad news for mobile app developers

Not only has mobile app developers’ chances to strike it rich dissipated, but IT pundits say a new age of citizen developers will threaten their livelihoods. Read more in this Q&A with Jen Looper, developer advocate for Progress.

App Developer Magazine February 9, 2017

Progress Telerik UI goes open source

Progress Telerik UI for UWP is popular within the 2.1 million strong Progress developer community, and has been open sourced as a means to ensure continued collaborative innovation and advancement amongst the .NET development community.

Computer Weekly February 9, 2017

Progress goes opens on Windows UI library

Progress has open sourced its Telerik UI for Universal Windows Platform (UWP) native UI controls for building Windows apps. As well as expanding its donations to the .NET ecosystem and foundation, the firm is effectively here giving 20+ UI for Universal Windows Platform controls under an Apache license.

TheServerSide February 6, 2017

Why cross-platform mobile app development tools beat hybrid, native

The advantages of developing a mobile application on a native platform are many, but they are outweighed by being limited to one platform, usually either iOS or Android, according to veteran mobile developer Jen Looper. With cross-platform mobile app development tools, developers can create products that deliver the performance and security of native apps.

Virtual Strategy Magazine February 3, 2017

Executive Viewpoint 2017 Prediction: Progress

Businesses now operate in a data-dependent universe, and the ones that can harness data and employ it will be the most successful this year and in years to come.

SDTimes January 26, 2017

TypeScript is getting attention in the enterprise

JavaScript’s time in the limelight is definitely at hand. The language is moving forward at a good pace, Node and npm have standardized a lot of the busywork, and the web continues to grow every day. As cross-platform languages go, JavaScript is the new Java.  

SearchSoftwareQuality January 17, 2017

Why Mobile Application Emulator Choices for Test and QA can be Tricky

While some mobile application developers today choose physical device testing over using a mobile application emulator, the latter is still a viable and widely used way to see how the code is performing within the context of the app. The trick is choosing the right tool, said Jen Looper, developer advocate for Progress, in this podcast interview.

App Developer Magazine January 16, 2017

What App Development Technologies We Missed in 2016 and What’s Coming Next

It’s that time again to look at the year ahead and consider what trends and technologies will reign supreme in the application development world.

Channelnomics January 6, 2017

Vendor Predictions 2017 Part 4: Channel evolution

From cloud, to technology transformations, to security, vendors have shared their thoughts on what the channel should prepare for in 2017. But what about the channel itself? How will 2017 change the way solution providers, vendors or distributors do business?

CIO.com January 5, 2017

What 2017 holds for enterprise software

Enterprise software vendors discuss what will be the trends and innovations in business intelligence, CRM, ERP and marketing automation software in the coming year.

Fortune December 23, 2016

Proof That Having a Background in STEM Can Be a Game-Changer for Women

A background in STEM can have an enormous impact in shaping the careers of female leaders, enabling us to differentiate ourselves in heavily male-dominated industries and showcase our skill sets. This presents a unique opportunity for women to excel in their careers—not only in STEM-related fields, but in whichever industry they ultimately pursue.

insideBIGDATA December 21, 2016

Big Data Industry Predictions for 2017

IT becomes the data hero. It’s finally IT’s time to break the cycle and evolve from producer to enabler. IT is at the helm of the transformation to self-service analytics at scale. IT is providing the flexibility and agility the business needs to innovate all while balancing governance, data security, and compliance.

The VAR Guy December 19, 2016

Channel 2017: Predictions from Kimberly King, Progress Software

How did 2016 fall short of our expectations at the beginning of the year? What trends emerged that were surprises, and what maybe didn't come to the fruition we expected? And with all of the change going on in the channel, what should we expect from 2017?

New Statesman Tech December 7, 2016

Is there really a skills shortage in the IT community?

You’ve probably heard about the skills gap. We are constantly warned that the workforce is lacking the right skills for today and will be even worse equipped in the future. Apparently, there is just not enough talent. This is nonsense. The talent is there but businesses need to be a bit cuter with how they build out these skills.

Marketing Land December 2, 2016

Progress CMO says marketing runs through her veins as she follows in her Mom’s footsteps

The CMO for the enterprise software company says she has always been aware of the example her mother set for her, and has tried to follow her lead as a marketing executive. Puls took over as CMO for Progress in October, 2014. Prior to joining the software company, she served as a vice president for Iron Mountain’s Global Demand Center.

InfoWorld November 23, 2016

NativeScript deepens ties to Angular 2

NativeScript, Progress Software's framework for building native mobile apps with JavaScript, will be tweaked for performance and debugging with an upcoming upgrade. Further integration with the Angular 2 JavaScript framework is in the works as well.

Marketing Tech November 22, 2016

Why you need to stop pitting marketing against IT

Working in marketing can feel like a never-ending cycle of demand, response and measurement. All the while, customer expectations shift to match trending market technologies—only to morph again seemingly without notice. There is increasing pressure to personalise the customer experience across all digital touch points.

TechTarget November 21, 2016

Developer advocates for more women in STEM, top-level tech jobs

Glass ceilings certainly exist in U.S. politics, and they are very real in the IT industry, too, according to Jen Looper, a 15-year software developer and advocate for getting more women in STEM jobs. Noting women make up less than 25% of the tech workforce today and hold few C-level positions, she called for the IT industry to fess up and get real about equal opportunities for women.

Built in Boston November 15, 2016

After 35 years, Progress Software introduces a new name and vision

Describing a tech company as ‘legacy’ isn't always seen as a compliment. Progress, a 35-year-old software company based in Bedford, knows this well. The company underwent a massive rebranding effort in 2016. Progress helps companies build business software. It's used by more than 60,000 organizations like Adobe, SanDisk, Cigna and Nationwide to develop and deploy apps for any platform and device.