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Top Tech Topic of 2011: Tablets

I believe the technology winner for 2010 was Cloud Computing. Over the course of 2010 delivery of Cloud-based products heated up and made a mark in the market. This started with releases such as Microsoft's Azure and continued throughout the year with nearly every major vendor releasing products or strategies. 2010, however, is over and we are in a new year.

Don't Get Left Behind: Build Your API

For online applications, having an API should simply be a part of doing business. This week I attended CloudStock where in one of the sessions John Musser talked about the change in perception that has occurred with APIs. I wrote a quick article that is published on DevX. To learn some of the benefits of creating APIs as well as discover tips for building the best APIs, read my article The Rise of APIs - Lessons from the CloudStock Conference.

Visual Basic for Windows Phone Developer Tools Released

Microsoft has reported the availability of Visual Basic for Windows Phone Developer Tools. Visual Basic developers no longer have to wait to start building WP7 applications using Visual Basic! You can tap into the trial version of the tools now.

Java Is Still Firmly Planted In Enterprise IT Shops

Just ask Forrester, and they'll tell you that the data reveals that Java is still firmly planted in enterprise IT shops for custom-developed applications. Forrester asked software decision makers the question, "For custom-developed applications, which development platforms does your company use?" The answers were as follows:

Google Is Ready to Change the Channel

I've said for years that as developers you need to get out of the rut of thinking about applications in the context of a computer screen at specific resolutions. I've also warned about thinking that smaller is the only direction that resolutions were changing.

Developers Plus Community Equals Give Camps

As the holidays approach, charities tend to become more front and center. Even without the holidays, developers around the world are stepping up and donating time and services in a very unique manner. The concept of a GiveCamp has taken root and is growing.

Top White Papers and Webcasts

  • Whether you're just now developing your first mobile app, refining an existing one, or deploying multiple apps, the process for doing so can be complicated. Utilizing a Rapid Mobile Application Development (RMAD) platform can help you not only make that process easier, but also help the business reach its goals in a timely, cost-efficient manner. This eBook outlines seven key factors to consider as you choose the right RMAD platform to meet your needs, and includes a quick-reference checklist.

  • Get an in-depth look at the services and tools that the #1 cloud platform for creating next-gen apps offers to help you build apps faster. You'll learn how Salesforce gives you a competitive advantage with Platform as a Service like no other. Details include: Salesforce's Multitenant Cloud Infrastructure and Database App Builder that lets anyone build apps fast Force.com for building employee-facing apps Heroku for beautiful and engaging customer-facing apps

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