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

  • By now you've likely heard of Agile development and building products in small incremental pieces, so you can get real feedback along the way. In fact, you may even be considering using Agile on your next project. But where do you start? Agile can take a lot of forms, such as Scrum or Kanban. Each form has advantages and disadvantages, but both will help your team get the right feedback they need to build great products. Read this white paper to find out which one is right for you.

  • Organizations are increasingly gravitating toward mobile-first application development as they assess the need to revamp their application portfolios to support touch computing and mobility. Consumerization has brought higher expectations for application usability along with the mobile devices themselves. Enterprises are increasingly shifting their new application acquisitions and development efforts toward mobile platforms. With this backdrop, it is natural to expect application platform vendors to invest in …

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