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  • October 09, 2015 09 Oct'15

    I hope your apps are better than this

    Today, let's do something different. Instead of offering up my own opinions, I'll let others hang themselves with their own words. Suffice it to say, test your software fully before shipping it ...

  • October 06, 2015 06 Oct'15

    Fewer, bigger cloud apps, or more that specialize?

    You'd think we're in a cycle where the number of cloud applications in enterprises is on a steady increase. I would have thought that, too. After all, the rush to decimate legacy IT has turned into ...

  • September 30, 2015 30 Sep'15

    Should you ponder the ethics of cloud apps you create?

    Let's do some supposin'. Suppose you work for a giant, global manufacturer. The company might make air conditioners. Or diesel-powered cars. Suppose you're given detailed specifications for an ...

  • September 30, 2015 30 Sep'15

    Building cloud apps? What about the specs?

    Whatever language(s) you happen to use for coding applications and services, there's no doubt that you are among the world's best it. You've got the skill, the talent, the insight, and the brains ...

  • September 25, 2015 25 Sep'15

    Not exactly best practices

    Yesterday (Sept. 24), I attended a cloud summit seminar sponsored by the Object Management Group's Cloud Standards Customer Council. This was not about scrutinizing lines of code, but rather, an ...

  • September 23, 2015 23 Sep'15

    What not to do in the cloud -- "Cloud Anti-Patterns"

    Sometimes the best ideas start with a rant. At least that’s what happened to Mallika Iyer, a Cloud Foundry specialist at Pivotal who helps clients either start or expand their cloud efforts. After ...

  • September 18, 2015 18 Sep'15

    Have you forgotten about Windows?

    We're all so busy reading (you) or writing (me) about developing apps for cloud and mobile platforms, it's getting pretty tough to find much in the way of Windows coverage. If you've forgotten ...

  • September 14, 2015 14 Sep'15

    What is a software engineer? Not even IBM knows

    We're all aware that as cloud applications grow in importance, businesses are clamoring to hire more software engineers. They might work in mobile application development, database design and ...

  • September 09, 2015 09 Sep'15

    Last year's iOS mobile cloud apps are so last year

    And just like that, all the mobile cloud apps you worked so hard to build and deploy for iOS 8 throughout the past year are now woefully, utterly obsolete. Sure they are. If your mobile apps don't ...

  • September 04, 2015 04 Sep'15

    Can your cloud apps handle interrupted transactions?

    When someone using your mobile cloud app begins a transaction and communications is unexpectedly lost, what happens on both the device and server sides when that break is detected? And what actions ...

  • August 31, 2015 31 Aug'15

    What if your mobile cloud app is great, but your company isn't?

    You've poured your heart and soul into a cloud-based mobile application development project. Thanks to APIs, Internet of Things, and the newest breed of development tools it works flawlessly and ...

  • August 27, 2015 27 Aug'15

    Are your healthcare applications on FHIR?

    As the cynics are fond of saying, the nice thing about standards is that there are so many of them. Nevertheless, if you build applications that in any way deal with healthcare, you should consider ...

  • August 24, 2015 24 Aug'15

    Microservices architecture is the future now

    Microservices are your future. Actually, they are your present -- or should be. If you're not already well-versed in microservices and containers, you're running at the back of the pack. It's time ...

  • August 19, 2015 19 Aug'15

    IoT data: Handling a raging torrent in the cloud

    As Internet of Things sensors appear in more places, it is cloud applications that must handle the data packets they generate. Depending on the use, the data could be anything from a trickle to a ...

  • August 12, 2015 12 Aug'15

    Cloud first does not mean cloud always

    Sitting in sessions at the Gartner Catalyst conference, one might expect to hear continual pushes to get everything into the cloud. That's just not the case. In one key session, the message was ...

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