July 26, 2011

Enterprise Architecture: The ArchiMate Language and Tools

In an Enterprise Architecture distribution list I belong to someone posted an urgent request (to be honest, I’ve never seen a request for information on a technology DL that wasn’t urgent) for EA Visio templates. In response, one member responded with a link to an ArchiMate intro, commenting that there

Microsoft Exec Bets Bloggers Will Love Mango

After Dilbert creator Scott Adams complained on his blog about his current phone, Brandon Watson, the Senior Director of development at Microsoft, offered him a deal. “I’ll send you a developer phone with the new Mango OS on it,” wrote Watson. “Give it an honest run, and if you don’t

How Mobile Apps Are Transforming Africa

In Africa, few people have the resources to purchase a PC — or even enough money to pay for the electricity to run one. However, a large and growing number can afford mobile phones. In fact, a recent survey found that the number of mobile phones on the continent has

NoSQL Databases Reinvent the Data Store

In the old days, enterprises really only had three choices for databases: Oracle, Microsoft SQL Server or MySQL. But today, a whole host of new NoSQL databases are trading away some of the power of a relational database in order to provide the speed and scalability that developers need for

Android Market Adds Multiple APK Support

Fragmentation on the Android platform causes a constant headache for developers, but Google has just announced a new change that should make it easier for developers to create apps that work on multiple devices. The Android Market will now support multiple APKs for the same app. Google’s Eric Chu explains,