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New Site Compiles the Latest App Trends for Developers

Alpha Software's new "info as a service" helps all developers--mobile, web, and desktop--stay abreast of rapid changes in the industry, business, standards, and programming techniques, sponsored by Alpha Software, curates the best thinking on responsive design, mobility, languages and tools, standards, analyst research, market trends, and more.

BURLINGTON, Mass., Dec. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Today Alpha Software, the company that makes it easy to build secure, scale-able and responsive apps that run anywhere, has launched a new free service to keep developers wired with the hottest tech, business, and competitive trends shaping apps and the job market today. curates the best thinking on responsive design, mobility, languages and tools, standards, analyst research, market trends, and more, and rolls it up into a one-stop resource for the latest news, advice, and resources that matter to savvy developers.

"It's a challenging time for developers who need to deliver applications on a myriad platforms in a market that's a fast moving target," says Richard Rabins, CEO of Alpha Software. "It's tough to keep up with the latest advancements in standards, languages, platforms, devices, competitive ideas, and market trends. makes it easy for developers to be the most informed person in the room. And that's the best way to stay productive, relevant, and employed in our rapidly changing world."

Anyone who builds commercial, custom, or corporate applications should visit now. Content is curated for mobile, web, and desktop developers; enterprise, SME, and small business developers as well as teams; system integrators; VARs; consulting services; and even solo developers looking to strike it big with the next great mobile app. Over 200 articles are now featured on the site, organized into 6 categories. And each month the service produces a five-minute video roundup of the top ten stories.

More information is available at and at

About Alpha Software

Headquartered in Burlington, MA, Alpha Software offers a complete, coding-optional development environment that uses a single code base to speed development and deployment of responsive applications for any form factor. Tens of thousands of companies have built mobile websites, complex business applications and mobile apps using Alpha's development products. For more information, visit or follow us on Twitter at @AlphaSWCorp. Alpha Anywhere is a trademark of Alpha Software Corporation. All other product and company names and marks mentioned in this document are the property of their respective owners.

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Richard Rabins
Richard Rabins

Co-founder of Alpha Software, Richard Rabins focuses on strategy, sales, and marketing. Richard also served as CEO of SoftQuad International from 1997 to 2001, when it owned Alpha. In addition to his 30 years with the company, Richard played a key role as co-founder, and served as president and chairman of the Massachusetts Software Council (now the Massachusetts Technology Leadership Council), the largest technology trade organization in Massachusetts. Prior to founding Alpha, Richard was a project leader and consultant with Information Resources, Inc. (IRI), and a management consultant with Management Decision Systems, Inc. Richard holds a master's degree in system dynamics from the Sloan School at MIT, and a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering and master's degree in control engineering from University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa. He has served on the boards of Silent Systems, Legacy Technology and O3B Networks, and is co-founder of Tubifi

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