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.
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.
Wallace B. McClure is the co-author of Professional iPhone Programming with MonoTouch and .NET/C# and the soon to be released Professional Android Programming with Mono for Android and .NET/C#. Our interview took place took place prior to and just following the announcement that Xamarin would be taking over maintenance of Mono from Attachmate.
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
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.
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.