Monthly Archives: November 2011

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The postings on this site are my own and don’t necessarily represent my employer’s positions, strategies or opinions. Blog entries before 2010 are in my Archived Blog.

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Daily links for 11/30/2011

12 Things to Do After You’ve Written a New Blog Post | Content Marketing Post “You’ve just finished writing a great new blog post. You’re excited that you’ve shared your ideas and expertise with the world. But what should you … Continue reading

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Daily links for 11/28/2011

11 programming trends to watch | Application Development – InfoWorld “From JavaScript everywhere to everything on the JVM, the times and the tools are a-changing. So too is the way programmers work, thanks to the rise of frameworks and walled … Continue reading

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Daily links for 11/25/2011

IBM Software events – Introduction to WebSphere Application Server V8 Part 1: Speed delivery of new applications “The pace of business is unrelenting and it falls to developers to deliver new applications and services as quickly as possible. In this … Continue reading

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Daily links for 11/22/2011

Retailers Enliven Catalog Offerings Through Apps – NYTimes.com “Just 8 percent of online shoppers own tablet devices, and retailers, on average, have spent an anemic $14,000 on tablet apps, according to Forrester Research. But 60 percent of tablet owners use … Continue reading

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Daily links for 11/20/2011

Mobile Deals Aimed at Black Friday Shoppers Stuck in Line – NYTimes.com “As retailers battle to draw customers into their stores on Black Friday, online merchants are plotting a cunning ambush — offering an arsenal of mobile-only deals intended to … Continue reading

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Daily links for 11/19/2011

At last: The results. (Tech Trends Report) “In July, IBM developerWorks conducted a survey of over 4,000 IT professionals, faculty members and students from among the developerWorks community. We asked respondents about their view of the future of technology, including … Continue reading

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Daily links for 11/15/2011

Hey Mobile, Thanks for All the APIs “There are a number of factors coming together to fuel the growth of APIs. Without a doubt, one is the corresponding growth of mobile devices and the distribution of services across multiple platforms. … Continue reading

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Getting started with mobile in the enterprise: The IBM Mobile Technology Preview

Over the last 15 years of my career, I’ve seen several ideas or technology trends capture a significant amount of customer, press, and analyst attention. There was Java, XML, web services, SOA, and cloud. In and around all those were … Continue reading

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Daily links for 11/12/2011

Examining Telecommuting the Scientific Way | Surprising Science “After a few weeks of the experiment, it was clear that the telecommuters were performing better than their counterparts in the office. They took more calls (it was quieter and there were … Continue reading

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Daily links for 11/11/2011

Google reminds up App Inventor shutting down at end of year, download your projects now | Android Central “Google overnight sent out e-mails reminding users of its expiring App Inventor that it will no longer support the project on Dec. … Continue reading

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Employee mobile device + work = potential security problem

Employee: “I lost my iPad.” Corporate security: “Why are you telling me?” “I had company documents on it.” “But you had the mobile security package installed, right?” “Err, no.” “I would have thought the company president would have known better … Continue reading

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Daily links for 11/09/2011

Will there be a Silverlight 6 (and does it matter)? | ZDNet “Microsoft is poised to release to manufacturing Silverlight 5. There’s word from some of my contacts that this might be the last major release of Silverlight, but Microsoft … Continue reading

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Daily links for 11/08/2011

Amazon’s Kindle Reader covers browser bases, adds Firefox | ZDNet “Amazon’s Reader HTML5 experiment is worth watching given that many observers ultimately expected the Web to replace mobile apps at some point. However, that replacement cycle could take years, but … Continue reading

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Daily links for 11/07/2011

Appcelerator Raises $15 Million Series C Round | TechCrunch “Appcelerator, makers of the popular mobile cloud development platform Titanium, has raised $15 million in Series C funding in a round led by Mayfield Fund, Translink Capital and Red Hat. Existing … Continue reading

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Daily links for 11/04/2011

Will HTML5 replace native apps? It might: here’s how to figure out when | Technology | guardian.co.uk “The debate about using ‘native web’ applications against ‘native applications’ has forgotten about one important element in the process – the user” tags: … Continue reading

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Heathrow, more and less

This morning I’m returning to the US after several days in the UK, specifically IBM‘s Hursley Labs near Winchester. It’s been a good trip but as it wound to a close I began to turn my attention, and my anxiety, … Continue reading

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Daily links for 11/03/2011

Eclipse Celebrates 10 Years of Innovation “In the month of November, the Eclipse community is celebrating 10 years since the start of the Eclipse open source project. In November 2001, the Eclipse IDE and platform were first made available under … Continue reading

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So the gas meter said to the thermostat, ‘We should talk’

In the last few weeks I’ve published several blog entries about mobile, but all of them have had to do with smartphones and tablets. There’s more to mobile than just that. For a recent strategy presentation, my colleagues and I … Continue reading

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Daily links for 11/02/2011

Canonical’s Ubuntu Linux will battle for mobile developers | Mobile Technology – InfoWorld “But at mobile application developer Big Nerd Ranch, President Aaron Hillegass has seen mobile Linux efforts before and stressed the need for a viable ecosystem. “It isn’t … Continue reading

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A browser to resolve mobile app development confusion?

I read with interest the recent announcement by AppMobi that they are producing a browser for Apple iOS and eventually Android that will go beyond the basic HTML5 capabilities. InfoWorld: “Have your HTML5 and native app too” Press Release: “MobiUs … Continue reading

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Daily links for 11/01/2011

Have your HTML5 and native app too | Mobile Technology – InfoWorld “A new browser and set of APIs and code libraries for iOS and Android devices promise HTML5 apps that tap into native capabilities” tags: html native mobile Appcelerator … Continue reading

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