What I’m Reading on 06/19/2015

The Web is getting its bytecode: WebAssembly | Ars Technica “In spite of these improvements, the question of “why JavaScript?” remains. This is not without reason. The use of JavaScript incurs certain overheads: browsers have to read and interpret a text-based language that was designed for human authors, not for…

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Daily Math and Data Science Reading for 05/12/2015

Python, Predictive Analytics & Big Data oh my! “Python has seen significant growth in utilization in the areas of data science and predictive analytics in both the corporate and academic worlds. The KDNuggets2014 poll of dominant languages in Data Science (http://www.kdnuggets.com/2014/08/four-main-languages-analytics-data-mining-data-science.html) puts Python second to R in languages used in…

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What I’m Reading on 04/21/2015

Developer Economics Q1 2015: State of the Developer Nation – Developer Economics “The 8th edition State of the Nation report features all the latest trends in mobile and IoT development, including platform and language prioritisation, revenues and revenue models, tool adoption and more. It also examines the rise of Swift,…

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W3C 20th Anniversary: Memories

Today the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) is celebrating its 20th anniversary as an organization. Luminaries and participants in the open standards effort will be gathering in Santa Clara, CA, this afternoon for a Future of the Web Symposium and then a Gala Dinner. I’m in New York, unfortunately, but I’ll…

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What I’m Reading on 05/13/2014

Visual Studio goes cross platform with Cordova integration from Microsoft | Ars Technica “At its TechEd conference today, Microsoft announced the next step in its “mobile first, cloud first” strategy with a preview of Apache Cordova support in Visual Studio. Cordova is a toolkit for building apps for iOS, Android,…

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What I’m Reading on 04/23/2014

Ubuntu ‘Trusty Tahr’ is a solid step forward, not a leap | Linux – InfoWorld “Ubuntu, Canonical’s edition of Linux aimed mainly at end-users and desktops, published its 14.04 release on Thursday. It’s an incremental upgrade, polishing existing features rather than introducing revolutionary new ones, but it features at least…

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My annotated programming language history

I’ve been coding, a.k.a programming, since I was 15 years old. Since then I’ve used many programming languages. Some of them have been for work, some have been for fun. I mean, really, who hasn’t done some programing while on vacation? Somewhat chronologically, here are many of the languages I’ve…

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Daily links for 04/27/2013

MathML Samples | “This page contains sample equations represented by MathML markup. The page has been configured to always use HTML-CSS mode with web fonts to display the equations, which produces uniform layout and typesetting across browsers.” tags: mathml JavaScript MathML Central: A Wolfram Web Resource tags: mathml MathML for…

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Daily links for 07/03/2012

Operators back Firefox mobile platform plans, Articles | Mobile Business Briefing “Deutsche Telekom, Etisalat, Smart, Sprint, Telecom Italia, Telefonica and Telenor are supporting Mozilla’s planned HTML5-based platform for mobile handsets, which it was today revealed will use the Firefox OS brand.” tags: firefox mobile Posted from Diigo. The rest of…

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Daily links for 06/18/2012

IBM Worklight user documentation “This Getting Started page contains a series of modules that offer step-by-step guidance on how to use the different parts of the IBM Worklight V5.0 product. The modules on this Getting Started page might include exercises. You can find the solutions to these exercises provided as…

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Daily links for 06/01/2012

IBM Design – Design gallery: Open RIA – Maqetta Mobile Authoring Overview “Maqetta is an IBM-initiated Dojo Foundation open source project for visual authoring of HTML5 user interfaces, for both desktop and mobile platforms. Maqetta includes many features that allow non-programmers to create user interface mockups and application prototypes.” tags:…

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Mobile: Build, Connect, Manage, Secure, Extend, Transform

In various IBM presentations about mobile starting at the Impact conference at the end of April, we’ve been using a slide that looks like this: I’m going to give a quick introduction to some of the terms on the slide and what we mean by them. Client Mobile Initiatives From…

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What I learned about mobile at IBM Impact 2012

In this post I talk about IBM mobile products and what happened at a large IBM conference. As a result, it is more specific to IBM’s offerings than some of my other blog entries. This week I’ve been in Las Vegas at the IBM Impact conference. The days have been…

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The spectrum of hybrid mobile app development with Worklight

The hybrid approach to developing mobile apps offers advantages for those wishing to produce pure native apps or those that have HTML5 content. Earlier in 2012, on January 31, IBM announced its planned acquisition of Worklight, a provider of a mobile application development platform. Several weeks later the deal closed.…

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The mobile lifecycle

I’ve been giving many talks lately to customers and partners about IBM‘s mobile strategy and recent moves in our product portfolios. See, for example, the news of the Worklight acquisition and the presentation I gave at Mobile World Congress 2012. Here are some more detail on one of the slides,…

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Daily links for 01/12/2012

IBM Sametime – Apps on Android Market “We are very excited to bring you IBM Sametime for Android! This gives you access to IBM’s award-winning platform for Unified Communications on today’s hottest Android devices.” tags: mobile lotus sametime android AT&T offers HTML5 SDK for third-party mobile Web app developers “AT&T…

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Daily links for 01/10/2012

Mobile PhoneGap 1.3 Adds Windows Phone 7 Support – Mobile and Wireless – News & Reviews – eWeek.com “Among the more popular tools for pulling off this Web-powered multi-device strategy has been PhoneGap, an open-source mobile-development framework from Nitobi Software, which Adobe acquired in October. When Adobe announced the acquisition,…

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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 standards and open source. To me, the unquestionably hot technology…

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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 it’s clear that publishers want to control their own app…

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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: html native mobile Microsoft releases Bing app for Android, iOS,…

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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 is Here; the World of Web Apps Will Never Be…

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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 Raises $15 Million, Begins to Expand HTML5 Developer Frameworks “Mobile…

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Daily links for 10/19/2011

Maqetta “Maqetta is an open source project that provides WYSIWYG visual authoring of HTML5 user interfaces. The Maqetta application itself is authored in HTML, and therefore runs in the browser without requiring additional plugins or downloads.” tags: HTML5 maqetta Posted from Diigo. The rest of my favorite links are here.

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Daily links for 10/15/2011

Why Banks Must Support All Mobile Platforms and Why HTML5 Matters – American Banker Article “The challenge of developing and maintaining mobile banking applications that will run on an iPhone, an Android phone, a BlackBerry or a Windows phone, as well as browser-based or wireless application protocol apps that will…

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Mobile app development: Native vs. hybrid vs. HTML5 (part 2)

I’ve seen and heard a lot of discussion about how people build applications for mobile devices. While there are literally hundreds of thousands of apps out there for Apple, Android, Blackberry and other smartphones, I can’t help but think the majority of these are one-off efforts. In this series in…

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Daily links for 10/05/2011

Adobe: We Love Flash and HTML5 Equally – Application Development – News & Reviews – eWeek.com “Adobe has also extended existing tools like Adobe Dreamweaver and Flash Professional to bring the next generation of Web standards to designers and developers who rely on those tools. Adobe also released the new…

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Daily links for 10/04/2011

PhoneGap Applies to Apache Software Foundation, Contemplates Name Change “Popular open source mobile development framework “wrapper” PhoneGap has applied for consideration to the Apache Software Foundation and contemplating a name change. In a message in PhoneGap’s Google Groups development page, Nitobi software developer Brian Leroux said that the project has…

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Mobile app development: Native vs. hybrid vs. HTML5 (part 1)

I’ve seen and heard a lot of discussion about how people build applications for mobile devices. While there are literally hundreds of thousands of apps out there for Apple, Android, Blackberry and other smartphones, I can’t help but think the majority of these are one-off efforts. In this series in…

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Daily links for 08/30/2011

HTML5 Mobile App Framework PhoneGap Adds Facebook Connect Plugin | TechCrunch “Nitobi, creators of the HTML5-based mobile app framework PhoneGap, have today launched the PhoneGap Facebook Connect plugin. The addition of the plugin means that developers building apps using Web technologies like HTML and JavaScript can now simplify the log…

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Daily links for 08/17/2011

Exclusive: How LinkedIn used Node.js and HTML5 to build a better, faster app | VentureBeat “The app is two to 10 times faster on the client side than its predecessor, and on the server side, it’s using a fraction of the resources, thanks to a switch from Ruby on Rails…

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Daily links for 08/11/2011

Caching IBM Redbooks | WebSphere eXtreme Scale Best Practices for Operation and Management “This IBM® Redbooks® publication contains a summary of the leading practices for implementing and managing a WebSphere® eXtreme Scale installation. The information in this book is a result of years of experience that IBM has had in…

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Daily links for 08/09/2011

Mobile More on HTML5 for Mobile Application Developers “HTML5’s geo-location application programming interface (API), is to me one of the most interesting features.  It enables mobile web sites to access a mobile device’s GPS technology.  The W3C geolocation API specification was published in September, 2010.” tags: mobile HTML5 application Mobile…

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Daily links for 07/22/2011

HTML5 to Create New Wave of Opportunities in Mobile Landscape “Smartphone adoption will continue to skyrocket with or without HTML5. That said, the most used single app is the browser. As HTML5 support continues to make its way into mobile browsers and HTML5 markup proliferates across the web, the phones…

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Daily links for 06/20/2011

When WiFi doesn’t work: a guide to home networking alternatives “If you live an old home or building, you already know the limits of WiFi. Despite the improved range of 802.11n coupled with improved throughput at greater distances‚ WiFi doesn’t work magic. Buildings with brick or stucco-over-chicken-wire walls resist the…

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Daily links for 02/28/2011

Open Source iPad Apps Baker Ebook Framework “Baker is an HTML5 ebook framework to publish on the iPad using open web standards.” Licensed under the BSD open source license. tags: HTML5 ebook ipad framework Other news What would you do with Open.org? | ITworld “The domain name was recently acquired…

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Daily links for 01/18/2011

Wolfram education apps raise teaching dilemma | Deep Tech – CNET News “So perhaps it shouldn’t have been a surprise that the company’s first mobile application to use Alpha was similarly tailored for a refined audience and came with a correspondingly expensive price tag of $50. No doubt displeased with…

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Daily links for 01/15/2011

What Factors Justify the Use of Apache Hadoop? – tecosystems “When is Hadoop justified? For a petabyte workloads, certainly. But the versatility of tool makes it appropriate for a variety of workloads beyond quote unquote big data. It’s not going to replace your database, but your database isn’t likely to…

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Daily links for 10/24/2010

W3C updates HTML5, makes math easy – Computerworld “The W3C has updated its MathML standard for rendering mathematical notation on Web pages to better portray basic math symbols, as well as render mathematic symbols in more languages.” tags: w3c html5 math How Qt could bring better third-party software to Ubuntu…

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Saying it out loud: IBM is moving to Firefox as its default browser

I talk a lot about software in this blog but most of the discussion is at the personal level: I tried this, I experimented with that. I hardly ever talk about what I use for doing my IBM business and more rarely still do I talk about IBM’s internal policies…

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Daily links for 05/19/2010

7 Best Free and Open Source Content Management Systems (CMS) | TechSource “A content management system (CMS) is a software used to simplify the management and publication of HTML content such as documents and images. It provides authoring and other tools designed to allow users with little technical knowledge of…

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Presentations: The death of complexity

I don’t know about you, but the presentations I create today are much simpler in design than those I created ten years ago. For example, I now never create presentations that include animation and builds slide transitions sound video Any presentation I create today that will be shared with others…

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Daily links for 03/09/2010

Second Life’s virtual money can become real-life cash – washingtonpost.com “Last year, as the physical economy withered, Second Life‘s economy blossomed, with user-to-user transactions topping $567 million in actual U.S. currency, a 65 percent jump over 2008. About 770,000 unique users made repeat visits to Second Life in December, and…

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Daily links for 03/09/2010

W3C pulls former Novell CTO for CEO spot “Filling a position left open since 2008, former Novell CTO Jeffrey Jaffe has taken on the role of chief executive officer for the W3C (World Wide Web Consortium).” tags: novell, w3c Second Life’s virtual money can become real-life cash – washingtonpost.com “Last…

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What would ODF support for WordPress look like?

I was having a conversation today with a friend and somehow we got onto the topic of support for ODF, the Open Document Format, in WordPress. Drupal has some import support for ODF word processing files and that effort appears to be quite active (in the sense that there was…

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