Tag Archives: Software

Codeanywhere Takes Software Dev Tools to the Cloud

By Cabe Atwell – Companies such as ShiftEdit, Koding, and Cloud9 IDE have taken their development tools, including Node.js and JavaScript (among a host of others), and have adapted them for use in the cloud. This lets users work from anywhere using their mobile devices.

Codeanywhere (formerly PHPanywhere) allows users to edit code online either on laptops/PCs or mobile devices (running Android, iOS, or BB Playbook) as long as there is a connection. The in-browser editor supports the more widely used software languages, including HTML, PHP, CSS, XML, and JavaScript, and the utilities to manipulate them. more> http://tinyurl.com/lpb9kb7

Updates from SIEMENS

Hendrick Motorsports increases performance and durability with NX
SIEMENS – Hendrick Motorsports – the critically acclaimed and hugely successful NASCAR® racing team – is determined to never let the same problem happen twice. Component failures are common in auto racing, but Hendrick Motorsports has found an efficient way to transform inevitable component failures into lessons learned that can be applied in the very next race.

Hendrick Motorsports’ forensic analysis and part re-engineering process relies on NX™ CAE and NX CAD. Tight integration between CAD and CAE lets engineers study a track failure, engineer multiple potential solutions and virtually validate the best design – all within an extremely short timeframe.

“If we have a failure on Sunday, we’ve got to come up with a fix, produce parts and retrofit the fleet, usually before Wednesday night,” says Jim Wall, Director Engine Engineering.

However, to really gain a competitive advantage over other racing teams, Hendrick Motorsports also realizes they need to design the best possible component from the start to maximize part performance and take risk of failure out of the equation. NX CAE is an integral part of this forward engineering approach.

“We are using finite element analysis as an upfront tool for the design, so we don’t have to break the part before we improve it.”

By focusing on forward-engineering parts with an analytical approach, Hendrick Motorsports is producing precisely engineered parts that help mitigate the practice of over designing parts to avoid failure. more> http://tinyurl.com/lpeurn4


Embedded education

By Colin Walls – How do you acquire the specialist skills needed to develop software for embedded systems?

Learning at college may be difficult, so many engineers pick up the skills on the job, starting with an electronics or computer science background. An intelligent engineer can learn a lot from more experienced colleagues. Indeed this is largely how my own career started and I have mentored quite a few younger guys who had come out of college with few clues. more> http://tinyurl.com/amyc6ft


Updates from SIEMENS

Chuck Grindstaff on how Siemens gets the core of PLM right

By John Hayes – This video on Siemens is the fourth in a series of interviews on the future of PLM.  Verdi Ogewell talks to Siemens PLM President Chuck Grindstaff about the future for Siemen’s Teamcenter, NX and Solid Edge. He also includes commentary from analysts Mark Halpern of Gartner and Joe Barkai from IDC. Others include:

more> http://tinyurl.com/bnuhmm2

Adobe Kills Boxed Version Of Creative Suite

By Thomas Claburn – Adobe has decided not to offer the next iteration of its professional authoring applications on discs in shrink-wrapped boxes in order to focus on delivering software as a service for its Creative Cloud customers.

The company announced the shift at its Adobe MAX conference in Los Angeles, Calif., on Monday (May 06). more> http://tinyurl.com/cf6qtgn