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In my previous post some of the cross-platform app development tools/programs were described in a general way.  In this post I describe the Intel XDK tool which does not require skills except HTML5/CSS3/JavaScript. From here you can jumpstart your App development skills after downloading the Intel XDK. You can write once and deploy to several platforms. It is generally argued that while HTML5/CSS3/Javascript is a good option to create cross-platform apps it is only suitable for some simple, inexpensive apps. In order to buld more complex apps you need a single language to access the 'native apis'. Hardware specific apis are accessed by a variety of languages like Java, .NET, Objective-C etc. There does not exist a single language to access the machine specific information for all platforms. However, a large number of Apps fall into the 'inexpensive/simple apps' that in... (more)

Conference stop: Oracle's mega event - Oracle OpenWorld 2014

This is a mega event with lots of interesting sessions especially big on IoT.  Just the Internet of Things gets addressed in 261 Sessions with some 62 speakers in JavaOne. This is about 50% of all sessions in JavaOne. The number of exhibitors for IoT is rather small but includes EuroTech (www.eurotech.com) and IBM (http://www.ibm.com/solutions/oracle/us/en/landing/ibmopenworld.html). Here is Oracle's Video ad for this event: Major Indian firms sponsor this event: Infosys, Wipro and Tata Consultancy ... (more)

Quo vadis? Cross-Platform App development - Part 1

There are lots and lots of Apps. In fact there are over a couple of million Apps including all of the major brands, Apple, Google, Blackberry, Microsoft with Apple at the top and Microsoft in the bottom. But this is a growing market. The variety is truly bewildering, different size devices; different operating systems(OS); different programming languages;  and different orientations. This post is not very recent but you can see how the various mobile operating systems compare: http://www.ibtimes.com/android-vs-ios-whats-most-popular-mobile-operating-system-your-country-1464892 The ... (more)

Use Sybase(SAP)'s SQL Anywhere OLE DB Provider 16 to create a linked server in SQL Server 2012

Linked servers offer the following advantages as noted in MSDN documentation: •The ability to access data from outside of SQL Server. •The ability to issue distributed queries, updates, commands, and transactions on heterogeneous data sources across the enterprise. •The ability to address diverse data sources similarly. There are two ways to create Linked Servers in SQL Server 2012. Using SQL Server Management StudioUsing the sp_addlinkedserver stored procedure Microsoft SQL Server 2012 has two providers to connect to SQL Anywhere 16 from SAP (Sybase). They are, MSDASQL - Microsoft OLE D... (more)

Here is an alternative to YouTube

I recently received an email from a Los Angeles public relations firm about the debut of the newest version of DotStudio, a platform that supports distribution, sharing and monetizing of videos having an all-in-one digital ecosystem, taking channel to multi-platform. The interesting message was that content creators have an option other than YouTube where the content creator is in complete control from distribution to monetization. Read more here: http://dotstudioz.com/ ... (more)