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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 interactive image in the article really shows the popularity of a given OS/device among different geographical regions. Windows Phone Apps is for example based on Microsoft's Window 7, 8, 8.1 OSs using .NET. With Windows OS and Visual Studio one can build Apps for all of Microsoft devices cove... (more)

Jump start your Cross-Platform App Development skills with Intel's XDK

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 t... (more)

Azure SQL Databases going to cost even lower after September 2014

Another name is price war and the battle is on going on all fronts. There has been news on the internet regarding Microsoft's pricewar with Amazon and Google vis-a vis its cloud offerings. http://www.informationweek.com/cloud/infrastructure- as-a-service/microsoft-battles-google-amazon-in- cloud-price-war/d/d-id/1141625 Although Cloud business (the thriving one) is only a small part of Microsoft right now it makes sense to make it invincible. http://www.citeworld.com/article/2456966/business-money/microsofts-cloud-business-is-on-fire.html Old prices and service tiers here: http://hodente... (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)

NoSQL Azure Service DocumentDB as a service announced

Azure platform is going all out and it is burgeoning. "Microsoft Azure DocumentDB is a document-oriented, NoSQL database service designed for modern mobile and web applications" The above from Microsoft site. Microsoft beefs its Azure Services portfolio with yet another service. Azure DocementDB service is which also serves as a search tool. Searching stuff that goes into NoSQL should be very useful. It is presently available as a technology preview product and developers will be able to run SQLesque queries on  JSON data and supports transactional consistency. Under the hoods it uses th... (more)