Articles Written by Brad Jones

Do You Have a Slate or Tablet?

Normally blogs give out information. Today's entry asks for feedback. I'd be interested in having comments posted on slates devices. If you've bought a slate, I'd be interested in hearing what you bought and what you think of it.

New Video: Building Your First iPhone App in Objective C

Live events, videos, and articles, oh my! We are just an Oz of exciting features this week. With mobile being the hot topic of the day, I thought you might find our newest video post of interest, Building Your First iPhone App in Objective-C.

Join Our LIVE Broadcast of the Windows Phone 7 Developer Event

Live from the RIA Development Center tied to our DevX site, we will be broadcasting video of the Microsoft Windows Phone 7 (WP7) Developer event happening on October 12th. If you can't make it to a local event, then this is your chance to jump on and see the presentations as they are happening.

Mobile Development and $10 Million Dollars (USD)

The smartphone battle is heating up. With Nokia tossing ten million dollars into the battle in an effort to pull attention back to Nokia smartphones in North America. While the applications are to target people in North America, anyone from around the world seems able to participate.

Microsoft Live Spaces Bites The Dust

Is it an admission of defeat? I received an email from a friend that started with this question. He went on to comment on the irony of the changes being made by Microsoft in regard to their support of blogging software. He indicated how unbelievable the report from TechCrunch was on the topic of Microsoft dropping Live Spaces and shifting their blogs -- and nearly 30 million users -- to WordPress. What is ironic about this move is not just that Microsoft is shifting away from its own blogging software, but that Microsoft is moving to WordPress, an Open Source product that uses things like PHP and MySQL. Of course, the comments on the TechCrunch article are what make for interesting reading. The first comment by rbanffy sums it up nicely: "Windows Live Spaces running of GPL'ed Wordpress, on top of GPL'ed Linux, storing data on GPL'ed MySQL."

Top White Papers and Webcasts

  • Live Event Date: August 20, 2014 @ 1:00 p.m. ET / 10:00 a.m. PT When you look at natural user interfaces as a developer, it isn't just fun and games. There are some very serious, real-world usage models of how things can help make the world a better place – things like Intel® RealSense™ technology. Check out this upcoming eSeminar and join the panel of experts, both from inside and outside of Intel, as they discuss how natural user interfaces will likely be getting adopted in a wide variety …

  • Live Event Date: August 19, 2014 @ 11:00 a.m. ET / 8:00 a.m. PT You deployed your app with the Bluemix PaaS and it's gaining some serious traction, so it's time to make some tweaks. Did you design your application in a way that it can scale in the cloud? Were you even thinking about the cloud when you built the app? If not, chances are your app is going to break. Check out this upcoming eSeminar to learn various techniques for designing applications that will scale successfully in Bluemix, for the …

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