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 mobile security vulnerabilities. He discusses how iOS and Android phones can be attacked using mobile malware and drive-by downloads.
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.
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.