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.
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.
Adam Granicz shows how the functional programming language F#, along with WebSharper, can be used to tame mobile development. 1
SpringSource CTO Adrian Colyer, discusses the impact of mobile devices, HTML 5 and cloud-computing on enterprise IT generally, and SpringSource's Cloud Foundary product.
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
Mobile Solutions are different from their Web and Desktop counterparts. Which Mobile Technologies, Development Tools and Processes should you use to deliver Rich Cross Platforms Mobile Solutions? 5
Zef Hemel explains mobl, a cross-platform DSL for building mobile applications, detailing language’s constructs, how to create an application, and why it is better than other similar solutions.
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.
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