April 9, 2012

Windows Mobile Application Development with ASP.NET MVC 4.0

ASP.NET MVC is an alternate to the ASP.NET Web Forms pattern for creating MVC-based Web applications within Microsoft .NET framework. This lightweight framework is integrated with existing ASP.NET features. MVC framework is defined in the System.Web.Mvc namespace and includes ASP.NET Web API, a new framework for creating HTTP services that

New iPad Offers Underwhelming Support for HTML5

HTML5 developers had hoped that the new iPad would offer greatly improved support for the burgeoning Web standard. Instead, they got a device with about the same level of HTML5 port as its predecessor. In its “HTML5 Scorecard,” mobile development tool vendor Sencha called Apple’s latest tablet a “mixed bag.”

850,000 New Activations a Day for Android

On Thursday, Google CEO Larry Page posted an open letter on the Web, touting his company’s accomplishments, particularly its accomplishments with Android. “Android is on fire, and the pace of mobile innovation has never been greater,” he wrote. “Over 850,000 devices are activated daily through a network of 55 manufacturers

Flurry Adds More Features to Its Free Mobile App Analytics

Flurry has announced some enhancements to its free mobile app analytics tool, which is used by a third of all iOS apps and a quarter of all Android apps. First, the company has added a custom dashboard, which makes it easier for mobile development firms to track the metrics that

Google Updates App Engine with High-Replication Datastore

Google has announced some changes to its App Engine which should provide Web application developers better availability and performance. The App Engine used to utilize a Master/Slave Datastore, which was massively scalable but required that all data related to a particular Web app be stored in a single data center.

Forrester: Software Spending Will Drive Up U.S. IT Spending by 7.1%

In a new forecast, market research firm Forrester predicts boom times for the enterprise software development market. The company says that U.S. IT spending will climb 7.1 percent this year, led by an 11.4 percent increase in software spending. The largest gains will come in software management tools, such as

Nearly 1 Trillion Objects in Amazon’s Cloud Storage

Six years after the service first went live, Amazon’s S3 is approaching 1 trillion objects in storage. In the most recent quarter, the cloud computing service added 143 billion objects, and if the current pace of growth continues, S3 could hit 1.3 trillion objects by the end of the year.

Facebook Open Sources Ringmark Mobile Development Testing Suite

As part of its efforts to encourage developers to embrace the mobile Web, Facebook has released its Ringmark testing suite under an open source license. The tool allows developers to see instantly whether their HTML5 apps will run on a particular browser. “For those that are building with the web

10 Hard Truths for Developers

Working as a developer can be a very rewarding career; however, like all professions it also has some drawbacks. If you’re a developer here are some hard truths that InfoWorld says you’ll have to face: It’s all just if-then-else statements. Most of the Web is just data stored in tables.

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