January 17, 2013

The Big Data Long Tail

Time to check the Web for some definitions: Big Data: a massive volume of both structured and unstructured data that is so large that it’s difficult to process using traditional database and software techniques. The Long Tail: the large number of occurrences far from the ‘head’ or central part of

Five Best Practices for Mobile Development

Computerworld editor-in-chief Scot Finnie has come out with a new article touting best practices for enterprise developers who are working on mobile apps. He encourages organizations to learn from others’ mistakes and to build apps that will be truly useful. His tips include the following: “In order to succeed, a

Flex Becomes a Top-Level Apache Project

The Apache Foundation has announced that Apache Flex is no longer an incubator project and has become a top-level project (TLP). Flex is an application framework for Web and mobile development based on Adobe Flash. It began life at Macromedia and later Adobe before being handed over to the open