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: December 11, 2014 @ 1:00 p.m. ET / 10:00 a.m. PT Market pressures to move more quickly and develop innovative applications are forcing organizations to rethink how they develop and release applications. The combination of public clouds and physical back-end infrastructures are a means to get applications out faster. However, these hybrid solutions complicate DevOps adoption, with application delivery pipelines that span across complex hybrid cloud and non-cloud environments. Check out this …

  • On-demand Event Event Date: October 29, 2014 It's well understood how critical version control is for code. However, its importance to DevOps isn't always recognized. The 2014 DevOps Survey of Practice shows that one of the key predictors of DevOps success is putting all production environment artifacts into version control. In this webcast, Gene Kim discusses these survey findings and shares woeful tales of artifact management gone wrong! Gene also shares examples of how high-performing DevOps …

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