ZMI ALPHA:Use a developer desktop setup instead of a laptop

I’m always amazed how organizations equip their newest employees with the wrong electronics. Instead of expensive, high-powered laptops, give new development staff members a desktop accompanied by an affordable laptop for when they need to be mobile. There are many reasons why a developer desktop setup is better than one on a laptop. A…

ZMI ALPHA:7 Must-Have iPhone Apps for Anyone Working From Home

The air of productivity in an office can do wonders for keeping you motivated. However, when working remotely, the lack of professional environment can make the lines between your work and home lives blurred or even nonexistent. Working remotely may put you in greater control of tackling your work tasks, but the added freedom can…

ZMI ALPHA:Fangs open for Python-only web dev from Anvil

Anvil was founded with the aim of making it simple and fast to create and deploy powerful web apps, using only the Python language. It is a web-based development environment and was a spin-out from the University of Cambridge’s computer laboratory in 2017.  Anvil has now opened things up a notch. By making its runtime…

ZMI ALPHA:What CIOs gain (and lose) with software market integration

For an enterprise technology executive, consolidation in the software market can mean new features or a pricing windfall as providers team up. But it also means the list of potential software vendors to turn to is shortening. Slack and Salesforce’s acquisition, announced in December, marks a growing trend of consolidation in the software space. Mergers…

ZMI ALPHA:Snowpack 2.0 Launches O(1) Build System to Speed up Web Development

The pika team released the second major iteration of Snowpack. Snowpack 2.0 self-describes as a build system for the modern web and claims start-up times below 50ms even in large projects. Snowpack 2.0 achieves its speed by eschewing bundles during development. Bundles may still be generated for production. Snowpack 2.0 ships with a set of…

ZMI ALPHA:Evangelical Adoption, Foster Agency Will Now Serve Same-Sex Couples

by Kevin Schattenkirk EDGE Media Network Contributor Tuesday March 2, 2021   (Source:Getty Images) Bethany Christian Services, one of the nation’s biggest adoption and foster care agencies, announced on Monday it would immediately begin working with LGBTQ families, The New York Times reports. Chris Palusky, Bethany’s president and chief executive, said in an email to 1,500…

ZMI ALPHA:Palo Alto Networks Completes Acquisition of Bridgecrew

SANTA CLARA, Calif., March 2, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Palo Alto Networks (NYSE: PANW), the global cybersecurity leader, announced that it has completed its acquisition of Bridgecrew, a developer-first cloud security company. The acquisition will enable “shift left” security, with Prisma® Cloud becoming the first cloud security platform to deliver security across the full application lifecycle….

ZMI ALPHA:Google announces Firebase Live and Web.dev Live virtual events

With practically every in-person event has been canceled this summer, Google is announcing a couple of virtual events. These developer-focused events will be for Firebase and Chrome web.dev, held this June and July. Here’s what you need to know: Firebase Live (June 9th – July 7th): A 5-part weekly web series for developers consisting of…