In February, we launched the 2012 InfoQ User survey to gauge community interest in various topics, technologies, and practices. 2,850 people completed the survey, with thousands of respondents providing detailed feedback on their areas of interest. The following report summarizes some of our key findings, things that surprised us, and reactions/analysis from members of the InfoQ editorial team.
Converged Mobile Solutions differ significantly from their Web and Desktop counterparts: they often rely on a sophisticated compared to their scope, while the User Experience and Device Capabilities are paramount to their success. We review the Mobile Technologies, Development Tools and Processes and detail how a DSL can simplify the delivery of Rich Cross Platforms Mobile Solutions.
In this IEEE article, authors Damianos Gavalas and Daphne Economou discuss four application platforms for mobile devices. The platforms discussed are Java Mobile Edition (Java ME), .NET Compact Framework (CF), Adobe Flash Lite, and Android. The article also includes a mobile-game case study to compare these platforms with respect to development effort and time as well as technical issues.
InfoQ takes a look at the JavaFX preview build and talks to Sun Staff Engineer Joshua Marinacci about the upcoming version 1 release expected this autumn. 10