July 24, 2010

The Android Mobile Application Development Platform: A Reference Guide

Should you develop for the Android platform? This article condenses all the details into a short guide. It covers: Android Programming Languages Development Tools and Setup Costs Android Devices: Features, Functions and Availability Android Development Framework and APIs Publication Opportunities and Target Audience Android Platform Pros and Cons View article

Google Executive Frustrated by Java, C++ Complexity

At the O’Reilly Open Source Conference, Google distinguished engineer Rob Pike told attendees that “industrial programming languages” like Java and C++ have become too complex. “I think these languages are too hard to use, too subtle, too intricate. They’re far too verbose and their subtlety, intricacy and verbosity seem to

Microsoft Visual Studio Adds Scrum Component

This week, Microsoft unveiled Visual Studio Scrum 1.0, an extension for Visual Studio which works with the Team Foundation Server 2010 application lifecycle management (ALM) server. “So, why a new template? Scrum has become one of the dominant project management methodologies in recent years and is quickly becoming a default

Mobile Development Platform Comparison Matrix

 ToolsLanguage(s)CostDevicesDocumentationDeveloper SupportApp Delivery MechanismCarriersTarget AudienceAndroid• Android SDK• Android Development Tools (ADT) plugin on Eclipse 3.4 and 3.5• Java for native apps• Android Native Development Kit (NDK) for apps requiring C/C++ librariesFree, open source; no upfront feesSmartphones and PDAs from many different manufacturers, including HTC, LG, Motorola and Samsung SDK provides