- Magic Quadrant for Mobile Application Development Platforms – Mobile application development is a very important and strategic IT topic. In 2012, Gartner is making major updates to this research to reflect market convergence. We analyze platforms that allow enterprises to build, support and manage mobile applications for both customers and employees.
- Momentum for Sencha Builds as Company Expands Globally, Adding New Staff and Locations to Serve its Growing Application Developer Ecosystem – Sencha was recently identified as a Visionary in the Gartner "Magic Quadrant for Mobile Application Development Platforms"
- Full Samsung Galaxy S III launch event now online | The Verge – If you weren't around for our live coverage of yesterday's Galaxy S III event, it's fair to say that you missed quite a lot. Luckily, Samsung has uploaded the entire event, along with some close-ups, additional hands-on videos, and interviews that you wouldn't have seen yesterday
- RubyMotion – Ruby for iOS – RubyMotion is a revolutionary toolchain for iOS that lets you quickly develop and test native iOS applications for iPhone or iPad, all using the awesome Ruby language you know and love.
- A Relevant Tale: How Google Killed Inktomi – Diego Basch’s Blog – In the end, Inktomi was acquired by Yahoo for 250M. What happened? Among other things, Google. Grab some popcorn and enjoy this story
- LinkedIn For iPad: using local storage for snappy mobile apps | LinkedIn Engineering – We've found HTML 5 local storage to be an effective way to improve an application's performance, both in terms of time and space requirements
- You’ll never believe how LinkedIn built its new iPad app (exclusive) | VentureBeat – Yes, only one screen in the entire LinkedIn iPad app is actually native. The rest is good ol’ HTML5-based mobile web technology, running in the browser and leaning heavily on Node.js.
- InfoQ: Architecting in the Gaps – Eoin Woods suggests creating the architecture of a system by discovering the interactions between the components and focusing on the boundaries, helping with defining the interfaces and interactions.
- Real world feedback from a Java dev using Scala | Cape Coder – Since I fall squarely within the target audience for Scala I’ve decided to share my experiences and impressions using Scala from a Java programmer’s perspective. Overall I’m very impressed by Scala and plan to use it more, but do have plenty of constructive criticism which I provide at the end of this blog pos
- GitHub Enterprise 11.10.260 Release · GitHub – We're excited to announce the latest release of GitHub Enterprise. The response to the product since its launch last November has blown us away and we'd like to tell you about a few of the great things we've been working on to make it even better.
- The Vision for "QlikView.next" – Donald Farmer presented the themes for “QlikView.next,” the code name for the next generation of the QlikView Business Discovery platform.
- Here’s Why Google and Facebook Might Completely Disappear in the Next 5 Years – Forbes – With the rate that the tech world is moving these days, there are good reasons to think Google & Facebook might be gone completely in 5 – 8 years. Not bankrupt gone, but MySpace gone. And there’s some academic theory to back up that view, along with casual observations from recent history
- Java creator James Gosling: ‘Google totally slimed Sun’ – Gosling said that Sun was "wronged" by Google and that Oracle is right to sue Google for the way it used Java code in Android.
- Why Postgres – Very often recently I find myself explaining why Postgres is so great. In an effort to save myself a bit of time in repeating this, I though it best to consolidate why Postgres is so great and dispel some of the historical arguments against it.
Links for April 30th through May 4th