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Five Android Slates Available Today

The iPad gets nearly all of the attention when you bring up the topic of slates. If you've used an iPad, then you know that it really does deserve a lot of the hype. While its price is a bit steep, its nearly 10" screen and its huge array of apps make it great to use. I bought one for my wife. When she is not using it, my kids want to use it.

Microsoft Announces a New Visual Studio Product: Visual Studio LightSwitch

At VSLive today and within his blog, Jason Zander of Microsoft announced one of the most closely guarded development projects from Microsoft -- Microsoft Visual Studio LightSwitch. This was announced as "the simplest way to build business applications for the desktop and the cloud."

Web 2.0 is "so Last Year." It is Time for Web X.0

It might be surprising to know that Web 2.0 has its origins back in the 90s. In the past few years it has been front and center. At this point most people would agree that Web 2.0 is mainstream. So what's really the next big paradigm shift?

Coming Soon: Tons of Windows 7 Slates

At the Microsoft World Partner Conference (WPC) conference, Steve Ballmer commented that Microsoft is "hard core" about slates. He stated a lot of stuff is coming over the next several months.

Lesson from Apple? Fixing Problems...

This week I learned a new way to fix problems with applications I build. I learned this lesson from a letter from Apple. I'll call it the "big bar" fix.

Microsoft 7; Apple 2: That's Per Second

I just ran into the headline, Microsoft Sells Seven Win 7 Copies Per Second. The headline says it all; I wish I had though of it! What is even funnier is that the comment seems to be a reply to the comment that Apple is selling 2 iPads per second. Whether it is a reply or not it is fun to make the comparison even if it is like comparing apples to oranges, err.....

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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