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  • An Overview of .NET/Mono Runtime Versions, Profiles, and Targeting Packs

    by Jonathan Allen on  Oct 25, 2011

    The .NET/Mono Framework has never been a single, unified stack and over the years Microsoft and Novell added several new versions to cover Linux, OS X, and mobile devices. With the introduction of Windows 8 and Visual Studio 11 we can expect one, maybe two more. In an attempt to clear up some of the confusion this article reintroduces all of the major profiles and many of the lessor know ones.

  • Mobile Attacks and Defense

    by Charlie Miller on  Oct 17, 2011

    In this IEEE article, author Charlie Miller talks about the mobile security vulnerabilities. He explains how smart phones are becoming targets of attackers and discusses security models of two smart phone operating systems: Apple's iOS and Google's Android. The attackers can get remote code to run on a mobile device in two ways: mobile malware and drive-by downloads.

  • Book Review: DTrace: Dynamic Tracing in Oracle Solaris, Mac OS X and FreeBSD

    by Alex Blewitt on  Aug 03, 2011

    This book is written by Brendan Gregg and Jim Mauro, both expert users in DTrace and the Solaris Internals from Prentice Hall. It covers the key features of the DTrace environment, the D language that is used to write the scripts used to provide answers to questions regarding the performance of the system under question.

Wally McClure on the Future of MonoTouch and Mono for Android

Posted by Jonathan Allen on  Aug 01, 2011

We interviewed Wallace B. McClure, co-author of iPhone Programming with MonoTouch and Android Programming with Mono for Android, about the future of Mono as a development platform for mobile devices.

Omnipresent Synching and Availability with Mobile Couchbase

Posted by Michael Hunger on  May 24, 2011

Couchbase has launched the first iOS App with an embedded Couchbase instance. CouchDB-enabled applications will be possible on all major mobile platforms - iOS, Android, Web OS. 1

Virtual Panel: The State of the Art in Mobile Web Application Development

Posted by Dio Synodinos on  Aug 26, 2010

To assess the state of the art in mobile web application development, InfoQ has conducted a virtual panel with the creators of some of the most popular toolkits and frameworks that target this field.

Debugging in MonoTouch

Posted by Bryan Costanich on  May 10, 2010

This article explores how to set up, test out, and work with the MonoTouch debugger while developing iPhone applications, including debugging running applications over Wifi. 2

Book Excerpt and Interview: Deploying HTML5

Posted by Abel Avram on  May 06, 2010

Deploying HTML5 is a book written by Aditya Yadav, explaining the HTML5 standard components, showing how they are implemented across major browsers and providing code samples for using them. 1

Inotify: Efficient, Real-Time Linux File System Event Monitoring

Posted by Michael Prokop on  Apr 15, 2010

In this article we will walk through how to use the Inotify Linux utility to monitor directories and trigger alerts on changes and present tools you might want to add to your personal toolbox. 1

Customizing Tables in MonoTouch

Posted by Bryan Costanich on  Apr 01, 2010

Tables are common in iPhone apps, but are very specific given the iPhone's constraints. However, Apple offers easy customization, and this article explores creating highly customized iPhone tables. 7

MonoTouch: .NET Development for the iPhone

Posted by Bryan Costanich on  Dec 11, 2009

MonoTouch is a Mono based framework for building iPhone applications with C#. Bryan Costanich shows how to use it with the MonoDevelop IDE to quickly start building .NET-based iPhone applications. 9

Building FlightCaster's Frontends for the Web and Smartphones

Posted by Werner Schuster on  Sep 18, 2009

In part two of InfoQ's interview with the FlightCaster team, we discuss scaling Rails on Heroku, the problems of integrating data from multiple providers and mobile smartphone applications.

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