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
From here you can jumpstart your App development skills after downloading the
Intel XDK. You can write once and deploy to several platforms.
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
However, a large number of Apps fall into the 'inexpensive/simple apps' that
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
Here is Oracle's Video ad for this event:
Major Indian firms sponsor this event: Infosys, Wipro and Tata Consultancy
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
This post is not very recent but you can see how the various mobile operating
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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)
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
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