October 27, 2011

Using WCF and WCF RIA Services for Data-driven Apps

With some knowledge of asynchronous programming and callbacks, you can use Silverlight to develop applications that are bound to data retrieved from different services — services that can scale over time. One service in particular, WCF RIA services can come in handy while developing data-driven applications in Silverlight. This article

Oracle Debuts NoSQL Database

Oracle has officially unveiled its NoSQL database, making downloads available from its website. “It’s a distributed key/value store with built-in high availability, and it also offers users options as to the level of consistency that they want,” explained Oracle’s Marie-Anne Neimat. “Consistency is made somewhat easier because the user can

Atlassian Launches Cloud Versions of Dev Tools

Application development tool vendor Atlassian has announced a new cloud-based service called Atlassian OnDemand. The company’s software products, including Jira, Confluence, Bonfire and GreenHopper, are available on a software as a service (SaaS) basis. Prices start at just $10 per month for teams of up to 10 developers. Atlassian currently

Troubled RIM Delays PlayBook OS Release

Just last month, RIM promised to reveal the second generation operating system for its PlayBook very soon, but the company now says the OS won’t be ready until next year. “As much as we’d love to have it in your hands today, we’ve made the difficult decision to wait to

Android, iPad Top Charts for Mobile Ad Impressions

According to a new report out from Millennial Media, the Android operating system accounted for 56 percent of all impressions on mobile devices during the third quarter. However, when you rank the list by device manufacturer instead of by OS, Apple comes out on top with 28 percent of all