This is a guest post from Jane Smith. One of the biggest questions for the tech industry in 2012 is the fate of the Windows-powered smartphones produced by Nokia, one of the latest entries into the ever-diversifying smartphone field. I say the fate of the Nokia Windows Phones is uncertain because most American consumers have… Read More Will Anyone Notice The New Windows Phone?
This is a guest post from Blake Sanders. Cloud computing allows companies to save money by hosting applications in a virtual “cloud” so that they can be accessed from anywhere. When this technology is coupled with unlimited mobile broadband access, business and employees are able to work seamlessly from almost any location without purchasing additional equipment.… Read More The Cloud Computing Takeover
This is a guest post from Shannon Wagner. There, I said it. Client-facing server software is obsolete. That means we don’t need it anymore, shouldn’t be writing it anymore, and should as quickly as possible replace any of it which is currently “in the wild” with more proper and appropriate stuff. Like… “client-facing client software”.… Read More Client-Facing Server Software is Obsolete
Google officially announced this morning that they are purchasing Motorola Mobility. First, this is a huge acquisition in the mobile industry with a purchase price of about $12.5 billion. This purchase is very interesting in a few different ways. The official announcement has some interesting information as well. There is the obvious patent defense purchase:… Read More Google Buys A Mobile Patent Defense And More
I love how things happen. First, I ask for feedback on the blog Facebook page about what types of posts people would like to see. Someone asks for more career advice for senior level people, and then two other blog posts appear that make my job a lot easier. There are a lot of topics… Read More As A Software Engineer, Do You Really Like Your Job?
In the past few weeks, the same question of “who is your customer” has been discussed. Each of these conversations were completely unrelated to each other, but the general content was the same. So, it was with much delight that I saw Seth Godin wrote a post about this: Either you’re selling to people who… Read More Who Is Your Target Customer?
I tend to talk about failure a bit on this blog. Failure is a good topic for discussion, whether it is project failure or failures by people. Why is it such a good topic to talk about? Because people fail every day and so do companies. However, in our world, people like to talk about… Read More Failures Are Really Mini Successes
I meant to post this yesterday, but time was not available to really complete it properly. So, you now have an Apple iPhone 4 post that is a day late. The reality is that it really does not matter because the announcements were generally underwhelming. First, let me say that the iPhone 4 is a… Read More Apple Positioning Itself For Battle With Google
With Google I/O several days behind us, you are starting to see fewer posts about the announcements. Now, you are starting to see some personal blogs with their personal analysis of various products and competitors. This post will be no different in that respect. However, I am taking a view that may not be too… Read More Android vs Apple, We Have Seen This War Before
In case you weren’t paying attention, Google announced a few things yesterday. You have to admit, Google knows how to make announcements and they made a bunch. That link has a nice summary of most of the releases, and you can go to many of the major tech blogs to get a good feeling for… Read More Google Yells “Enterprise Developers, Enterprise Developers!”