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JavaScript: Beyond Just Web Apps By Omed Habib The age of computers is over. You are now living in the age of intelligent processing by just about everything else. Like vacuum tubes and tape drives, desktops and laptops are on their way to becoming odd relics of a distant age, if people remember them at all. That may sound a bit extreme, but the fact is that applications are not married to any technological substrate, not even the most advanced mobile devices. That is why smart developers have already turned their attention to using JavaScript for building out next-generation technology like drone controllers, big data management tools, and connectors for the Internet of Things (IoT). The World After Web Apps In Fabio Nelli’s “Beginning JavaScript Charts: With jqPlot, d3, and Highcharts,” he starts off by saying “JavaScript is experiencing a rebirth as a result of t... (more)

Mobile Application Stores: What's the Operator's Play

Mobile application uptake-it isn't only about iPhones.  Sure Apple's App Store now offers over 65,000 applications, and users have downloaded more than 1.5 billion iPhone and iPod touch applications in the 1st year since launch. But while getting a late start, other mobile application storefronts are trying to catch up.  In the 3 months since launch, RIM's BlackBerry App World has 2,000 applications ready for download. The Nokia Ovi Store is leveraging (and paying 70% revenue share to) the large Symbian developer community to create new applications for its user base. At the myT... (more)

Social Networking Merger: MOL Global to Acquire Friendster

New Media on Ulitzer "The merger with Friendster will continue to transform the social networking industry, combining a highly intuitive and successful social media site and online marketing channel with an integrated payment platform and content network which includes games, goods, gifts, music and video," said Ganesh Kumar Bangah, president and chief executive officer of MOL Global Pte. Ltd, as it was announced this week that his company has entered into a definitive agreement under which it will acquire 100% of Friendster. The principal shareholder of MOL is Tan Sri Vincent Tan,... (more)

What Makes a Web Application Enterprisey?

We’re starting to writing a book for O’Reilly that’s titled “Enterprise Web Applications: From Desktop to Mobile.” The book will be available under the Creative Commons license, which means you can read it and provide your feedback from the get go. Here’s the github repository where we’ll keep the current version of the book. In the morning we had a discussion about the meaning of the word Enterprise applied to Web applications. Below is the draft we came up with and we ask your input – would you agree or have a different understanding of the meaning of the term “Enterprise Web... (more)

Tweaking Timeouts

I have a weakness for a particular Android game that shall remain nameless (to protect the innocent, of course). It frequently complains that I have "a poor network connection." Even when I'm one hop from a fiber ring. Interestingly enough, it is almost always the case that this notification (and poor responsiveness on the part of the game) occurs during an "episode" in which hundreds of thousands of users are all active. At the same time. Yes, I found that telling, too. Needless to say, I am almost certain I do not have "poor network" performance and really, unless they're perfo... (more)

The 'End of the Beginning' at E3

As a platform for games and entertainment, the mobile phone seems to have ascended to a position that now demands serious attention. At the E3 convention in Los Angeles this past May, it seemed that an entire generation of growth and development had occurred in less than 12 months. E3 (Electronic Enter-tainment Expo) is the video gaming industry's largest gathering, and it is now clear that traditional game developers and publishers not only recognize the potential of mobile entertainment, they are ready to embrace it. At this time last year you didn't see video game giants like ... (more)