Dr. Dobb's is part of the Informa Tech Division of Informa PLC

This site is operated by a business or businesses owned by Informa PLC and all copyright resides with them. Informa PLC's registered office is 5 Howick Place, London SW1P 1WG. Registered in England and Wales. Number 8860726.

Channels ▼


AT&T Developer Diagnostic Tool Tunes and Tweaks

AT&T used its Las Vegas developer summit last week to launch a new mobile application software development diagnostic tool. While every "me too" mobile diagnostics tool in the pile pushes "optimization functionality" as its key purpose, the company's latest offering aims to be comprehensive if nothing else with options to tune performance, speed, network impact, and even battery use.

The new offering works as a two-part tool. A data collector sits beside a data analyzer to evaluate mobile applications and optimize them before final release to assess their network impact and battery use. AT&T appears to be showing its practical and pragmatic side with other battery-power focused optimization technologies in this space, including an Application Resource Optimizer (ARO) for Android.

AT&T says it is working with Keynote DeviceAnywhere in offering this tool to developers. The company is also using its developer portal to present AT&T API Platform SDKs alongside SDKs for platforms/technologies including Android, Brew MP, HTML5, RIM BlackBerry, and Windows Phone.

According to notes on the AT&T developer portal, "If you are working with the AT&T API Platform, you'll want to leverage the SDK for Sencha Touch, the AT&T API Platform SDK for Microsoft, or the AT&T API Platform SDK for HTML5 to help bring your Ruby, PHP, Java, C#, and Visual Basic applications to market. Working code samples are included with these SDKs."

For all of its big brand showboating, AT&T appears to be quietly modest on the subject of the PDF-based developer learning resources on its programmer pages. The company's Go To Market section features tips on how to get your app noticed; the Advanced Software Development section covers topics including "HTML5: What Works, How to Use It and Where Do I Find All That?"; the API and Tools section covers privacy and hands-on API advice; and the enterprise section covers "Building Machine-To-Machine (M2M) Applications" as well as "Key Trends and Top Practices for Developers".

Related Reading

More Insights

Currently we allow the following HTML tags in comments:

Single tags

These tags can be used alone and don't need an ending tag.

<br> Defines a single line break

<hr> Defines a horizontal line

Matching tags

These require an ending tag - e.g. <i>italic text</i>

<a> Defines an anchor

<b> Defines bold text

<big> Defines big text

<blockquote> Defines a long quotation

<caption> Defines a table caption

<cite> Defines a citation

<code> Defines computer code text

<em> Defines emphasized text

<fieldset> Defines a border around elements in a form

<h1> This is heading 1

<h2> This is heading 2

<h3> This is heading 3

<h4> This is heading 4

<h5> This is heading 5

<h6> This is heading 6

<i> Defines italic text

<p> Defines a paragraph

<pre> Defines preformatted text

<q> Defines a short quotation

<samp> Defines sample computer code text

<small> Defines small text

<span> Defines a section in a document

<s> Defines strikethrough text

<strike> Defines strikethrough text

<strong> Defines strong text

<sub> Defines subscripted text

<sup> Defines superscripted text

<u> Defines underlined text

Dr. Dobb's encourages readers to engage in spirited, healthy debate, including taking us to task. However, Dr. Dobb's moderates all comments posted to our site, and reserves the right to modify or remove any content that it determines to be derogatory, offensive, inflammatory, vulgar, irrelevant/off-topic, racist or obvious marketing or spam. Dr. Dobb's further reserves the right to disable the profile of any commenter participating in said activities.

Disqus Tips To upload an avatar photo, first complete your Disqus profile. | View the list of supported HTML tags you can use to style comments. | Please read our commenting policy.