Web Development News & Analysis
| Monday Nov 17, 2014
Velocity 2014 was nice -- I really enjoyed it. But DevOps Enterprise Summit? It was the bomb! It could have been the “new-ness.” It could have been the smaller crowd. It could have been the tighter focus on enterprise concerns. It could have been the friendly and welcoming atmosphere created by our hosts. I don't know what it was but rather than analyze the differences, I'd rather celebrate my favorite moments from DOES 2014.
| Friday Oct 31, 2014
Our final dip into the Microsoft TechEd Europe meeting in Barcelona this week comes in the shape of new APIs for Office 365. These will enable developers to create applications that build on and tap into the Office 365 platform.
While the release of new APIs outside of a very small developer community is rarely going to stop the presses, the long-term implications for the ongoing development of Office 365 with this announcement is significant.
| Tuesday Oct 7, 2014
A funny thing happened over the last decade or so: Our work networks got really, really big.
It wasn’t that long ago that even the most seasoned salesperson’s address book would have maybe a couple hundred entries. Now, though, it’s common for the average worker to be connected to more team members, vendors, clients and conference contacts than the 500 LinkedIn counts.
| Friday Apr 25, 2014
Which HTML5 camp are you in?
Some think HTML5 hasn't met expectations as a platform for mobile applications. An IDC report, "The Evolving State of HTML5," noted the technology is still plagued with misconceptions. Native app development and HTML5 will continue to co-exist, the IDC predicted. Native app development will continue to be "the primary way mobile applications will be delivered and run."
Others see the technology as promising. Sencha, an open-source web application frameworks provider, said standards-based HTML5 development, whose popularity has been growing in part because such apps can run cross-platform, has caught on big in the enterprise.
Celtra feels there's promise.
| Monday Mar 31, 2014
HTML5 hasn't met expectations as a platform for mobile applications, according to a new report from industry research firm IDC. The report, "The Evolving State of HTML5," [fee required], notes the technology is still riddled with misconceptions.
| Wednesday Feb 12, 2014
A new report finds standards-based HTML5 development, whose popularity has been growing in part because such apps can run cross-platform, has caught on big in the enterprise.
- More than 60 percent of developers have converted to HTML5 and hybrid development of their key projects
- More than 70 percent of HTML5/hybrid developers are using HTML5 more this year than last and 75 percent intend to use it more in 2015
- 19 percent of native mobile developers expect to use native technologies less in the future
| Wednesday Nov 20, 2013
In a world with so many device types, responsive design can be a godsend, but it also takes more time, money and effort. A new report from Forrester Research offers a tool for determining when responsive design for web sites is a good idea.
| Wednesday Jul 31, 2013
Yahoo's wallet remains firmly open as it picks up yet another company (at least its third this month), this time focusing on the small business offerings of Lexity to expand its ecommerce range.
| Thursday Jun 27, 2013
While the release of Windows 8.1 was the biggie at Microsoft's first keynote, there was lots of other smart, useful or fun features, either as part of Windows or from other areas, that are coming developers and users way as part of Microsoft's future plans.
| Wednesday Jun 26, 2013
Microsoft has another stab at a second coming today with the unveiling of Windows 8.1, along with a host of developer-related products, news and events at this year's Build conference. Watch the keynote today to see if there's any big surprises.
| Wednesday Jun 5, 2013
Testing a website for varying designs and layouts is a key way to figure out what is most enticing to visitors, but optimization vendor SiteSpect has decided that is no longer enough, and has debuted a tool to test how a site works as well.
| Wednesday May 8, 2013
| Friday Apr 26, 2013
With plenty of revenue from all those desktop web games, how will Facebook translate that as users access social media and games increasingly from their mobile? The acquisition of Parse whose mobile app development SDK for iOS and Android and other platforms powers thousands of apps seems to be one answer.
| Monday Apr 22, 2013
Nobody wants to spend days or even weeks on app development, but for the biggest companies, this is often the reality. IBM is looking to speed up that timeline with the purchase of UrbanCode, a company that automates software development.