Press Coverage

SD Times June 6, 2018

Migrating to Microsoft Azure

One of the first things cloud architect Bill Zack did after moving from Connecticut to Nashville in 2013 was to form a Microsoft Azure User Group. Launched with just four initial members, the Nashville Azure User Group has a membership well above 800 and growing.

TechWire Asia June 6, 2018

Why Future Applications Must Be Cognitive-First

Software, like bread, has changed. Up until somewhere around the 1960s or 1970s, bread came in one packet, made of one type of flour, formed into one basic shape – across most world cultures.

In the modern era of personalization and consumerism, that type of standard product or service delivery clearly doesn’t exist anymore. Choice, has become everything.

SD Times June 6, 2018

Is the JavaScript Fatigue Real?

JavaScript is one of the most popular programming language in the world. There are approximately 21 million developers worldwide using the language as their number one choice. That is about 70 percent of the world’s developer population, according to Progress.

SD Times June 5, 2018

Tips for building AI into Mobile Apps

Apps are getting smarter, which is affecting what developers do and how they do it.  While programmers don’t have to be AI experts to include intelligent elements in their app, they should understand something about what they’re building into their app and why. June 4, 2018

Winning the War for Talent in Artificial Intelligence

There’s a revolution happening in enterprise artificial intelligence (AI), but is there enough skilled AI talent coming through to take advantage?

MarketingTech June 4, 2018

Imagine – A Chatbot You Actually Want To Chat With? Here’s How It’s Possible

As consumers, do we look to the experience or do we look to the result when dealing with brands?

An enjoyable interaction with a brand counts for nothing if we don’t end up with what we want, no matter how charming the sales person was. However, the same can be said if we end up with the thing we want but only after a charmless, cold and unenjoyable experience to get to that point.

ADT Magazine May 31, 2018

Open Source NativeScript 4.0 for Mobile Apps Released

The release of NativeScript 4.0 was yesterday announced by Progress, the primary backer of the open source framework for building cross-platform, native mobile apps with JavaScript-based tools. Besides plain JavaScript, those tools include TypeScript, Angular and Vue.js, and Progress touted day-one support for the latter two, specifically Angular 6 and Vue.js, an open source JavaScript framework for building UIs.

Forbes May 31, 2018

Logic In Layers: Progress Offers Front-End To Back-End Software Platform

There is software application development, or programming if you wish to use the term. Then there is software application deployment, or release management, orchestration and all forms of DevOps (developer-operations) tooling, which exists to keep our software alive once it has been created. While developers will always be the darlings of the industry at the ‘front-end’, the deployment and maintenance ‘back-end of your always-on cloud-based software is now gaining more attention.

SD Times May 30, 2018

NativeScript 4.0 Released

Progress announced the latest version of its open-source framework for cross-platform, native iOS and Android app development at its annual conference ProgressNEXT in Boston this week. NativeScript 4.0 is designed to ease mobile development with a new streamlined development workflow, support for advanced navigation scenarios and deeper integration with Vue.js.

ComputerWeekly May 30, 2018

Progress Ups Front-End & Back-End Developer Tools

Progress has (logically enough) filled its week with a bushel of product announcements to coincide with its NEXT 2018 conference, which was staged this month in Boston, Massachusetts. Among the platform and tools updated at this time is the release of Progress Sitefinity 11.

ComputerWeekly May 30, 2018

Progress CEO: The Questions are the Same, but the Answers are Different

Progress staged its NEXT 2018 conference in Boston, Massachusetts this May 2018 with a specifically upfront developer focus in almost all of its product updates.

Channel Life May 30, 2018

Progress and AWS Offering Self-Service Industrial IoT Solution

Progress has released a new DataRPM self-service anomaly detection and prediction option for the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) market. Provided within a new R&D-specific license, the first-of-its-kind offering will empower R&D and innovation groups with better decision-making capabilities for IIoT proof-of-concept (POC) and pilot execution. May 30, 2018

Progress Releases NativeScript 4.0

Progress has announced the release of NativeScript 4.0, an open source framework for delivering cross-platform, native iOS and Android apps. NativeScript apps are built using JavaScript, or by using any language that ‘transpiles’ to JavaScript, such as TypeScript.

ComputerWeekly May 29, 2018

Progress Labs Early Incubator Focus: Blockchain, AR/VR plus 'Microapps’

Progress staged its ‘Next 2018’ conference and exhibition programme this week in a blustery Boston, Massachusetts. The event was designed to showcase the ‘current version and iteration’ not just of the Progress software application development and deployment platform… but also to showcase the ‘current version and iteration’ of Progress itself — because the company has over the years switched its focus (that’s an observation, not a criticism) to align itself to what is undeniably an always-changing software market.

iT Wire May 29, 2018

Progress with AWS Offers 'First' IIoT Self-Service Option for Anomaly Detection and Prediction

Progress. It's not just a thing or a concept, but a company which bills itself as "the leading provider of application development and deployment technologies".

The company has just announced the availability of its new "Progress DataRPM self-service anomaly detection and prediction option for the Industrial Internet of Things market".

SD Times May 22, 2018

Progress Labs Discusses Blockchain, AR/VR, Microapps Projects

In development since the beginning of the year, three projects in the most innovative areas of technology were announced today by Progress Labs, the internal incubator at Progress. The work focuses on blockchain, augmented and virtual reality, and microapps.

Computer Weekly May 14, 2018

Progress: Developer Chatbot Tools Are Now ‘A Thing’

We need more chatbots and we need them to be more intelligently fuelled by AI and machine learning and big data analytics functions, obviously. We also need more chatbot tools for developers to build better chatbot User Interfaces (UI), perhaps less obviously than our opening statement. Let’s face it, developer chatbot tools are now ‘a thing’. Among the companies now seeking to build in this space is Progress (pls pronounce Prog-Ress, not Prow-Gress) — the firm has now added conversational UI components for Telerik and Kendo UI.

Channel Futures May 11, 2018

Progress Goes Cognitive-First, Helps Usher in New Practice for MSPs

Progress has been making application-development tools for more than 30 years. Maybe you know it by its more familiar name, Progress Software. However, like most businesses in the digital-transformation era, it’s had to rethink its strategy. The slimmed-down software vendor now touts a cognitive-first strategy. 

Release May 10, 2018

The New and Improved Chatbot - What It Means for Business

Until recently, when you thought of a chatbot, you probably thought of something relatively simple - another format for that automated Interactive Voice Response (IVR) that you’ve heard on the phone. Those traditional chatbots (just like IVR systems) tend to fulfil basic tasks, but quickly falter if you try to say anything they don’t expect, or even just talk in an order they weren’t programmed for. While they do save time in some instances, the threshold for when escalation to a human operator would provide a better customer experience is not very high.

IT Brief May 10, 2018

Progress Enables Developers To Quickly Add Chatbots To Apps

Progress announced the addition of conversational UI components for Telerik and Kendo UI, the industry’s first packaged set of user interface (UI) components built specifically for chatbots. The components offered as part of the popular Progress Telerik and Progress Kendo UI developer tooling, enable .NET and JavaScript developers to create enhanced natural conversational experiences across platforms and devices, on any chatbot framework, including Microsoft Azure Bot Service, Facebook, Google DialogFlow, Amazon Lex, and more.