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The project that Tami won the AOL Innovation in the Community award for was essentially an early prototype of what the Young Foundation call ‘Local 2.0‘. The project used open source software to create local online communities with the goal of better bridging the economic divide and also the generational one, encouraging more participation between key social groups like the elderly and disadvantaged kids. Young has been conducting research to document this type of effect to help local councils adopt it as best practices in to their normal operations, and the objective of our overall ‘GovCloud 2.0‘ Cloud best practices program is to showcase the powerful technologies that are now available for this type of initiative. Social ‘Crowd Computing’ Even in just a few short years the available technologies have moved on considerably. The Cloud has indeed accelerated Intern... (more)

iPhone OS 3.0 Hits the Streets Today

Today June 17, is the day that iPhone OS 3.0 is available to the masses for download and I'm predicting upgrade fever will be the phrase for today and the next few weeks. History... On May 6th 2009, after a few rapid cycles, iPhone OS 3.0 Beta 5 was released for general consumption, still within the iPhone Developer Program and under NDA. Though the big news that accompanied it, was that Apple would no longer be accepting any iPhone or iPod touch applications that were not compatible with iPhone OS 3.0.To quote Apple's email... "Beginning today, all submissions to the App Store will be reviewed on the latest beta of iPhone OS 3.0. If your app submission is not compatible with iPhone OS 3.0, it will not be approved." This started developers and companies alike to certify their applications for 3.0. Sybase was one such company that successfully re-certified their iA... (more)

What To Do This Weekend?

I found this video on youTube... its fun.   Have a great weekend & remember.... Hug a Developer!     ... (more)

Securing and Delivering Business Data on the iPhone

No one can doubt the success of Apple's iPhone, as it's now sold in over 70 countries and to date has well over 13 million units in use. I have been keeping a close watch and I'm sure that each one of us can say that they have seen one in use by a friend, neighbor and even a passerby in the street. It is my opinion that the success story has happened not just because the iPhone is a great device, but it is the all-around user experience that it creates which makes it so compelling! With the iPhone more than earning its place in the consumer market, it is now being adopted by corporations. So the next time you see the hottest device around, it may be in the hands of colleagues or competitors, giving them the edge over you! This adoption is being driven by such factors as the multitude of general applications available via Apple's iTunes AppStore. But let's ask ourse... (more)

Seven Days to SYS-CON's iPhone Developer Summit

We now have 7 days until the SYS-CON iPhone Developer Summit in New York's Roosevelt Hotel. During the now TWO-day event, there will be nine presenters as well as exhibitors such as Sybase. Each day this week I will let you know some information of a few of our speakers... Getting Started Programming with Objective-C and the iPhone - Julio Barros - Consultant, E-String Technologies Developing for the iPhone and iPod touch is exciting and the amount of information can be overwhelming at times. Objective-C is a simple superset of C and XCode is powerful and comprehensive. Cocoa Touch frameworks are new but based on mature elegant technology with roots in Mac OS X and NextStep. Well talk about tips and strategies to best learn your way around Objective-C, Cocoa Touch and the XCode development tools. Speaker Bio: Julio Barros has been developing iPhone software since the ... (more)

Multi-Layers of Security Encryption Is A Mobile Enterprise Necessity

Today more than ever Multi-layers of security encryption is a Mobile Enterprise necessity. Lets face it, in work or our personal lives, when we leave a location we do not just shut and lock-up one lock, but we rely on maybe a secondary lock or security alarm system. We still even rely on the old faithful human security guard. Now that we are carrying around more and more personal & corporate data with us, we need to do the same and to be as vigilant. Apple's iPhone continues as a hot topic in the media. I wrote last week about, Apple's recently announced earnings and reported sales of 5.2 million Apple iPhone units in the third fiscal quarter. Also that users have downloaded more than 1.5 billion applications from the App Store in its first year. In addition, Apple highlighted that the iPhone is making inroads within the Enterprise. The company reported that about ... (more)

Using a Perl Debugger with Server Side Triggers

Introduction This article describes a method to use a perl debugger on trigger scripts without advanced interprocess debugging tools. Using a perl debugger with a V4.x server side trigger launched by the server is very difficult and encounters two known obstacles: The server will fire the trigger and the debugger will run in a thread of the detached server process; the debugger will start but will probably not communicate with you. However, if you manually started the server via a shell command then the perl debugger will start, accept input from the keyboard, then you will loose contact with the debugger; it does not have exclusive access to the keyboard because it is running in the context of the detached server process. The next command you type will go to the shell, not the debugger.  It gets messy from there. Debugging on your live server means another AccuRev... (more)

Senthil Krishnapillai of Sybase iAnywhere Speaks with SYS-CON.TV

Did you miss the SYS-CON iPhone Developer Summit EAST in New York City which happened June 22-23 2009? Shame on you if you were not there, but do not worry as the guys at SYS-CON.TV recorded an interview with Senthil Krishnapillai of Sybase iAnywhere. See it here. Senthil covers quite a few interesting ideas and Sybase directions with regard to Enterprise iPhone & Enterprise Mobility. Sybase will also be sponsoring and presenting at the iPhone Developer Summit WEST in Santa Clara, CA on Nov 3rd ... (more)

Beyond DevOps… APM as a Collaboration Engine

In the beginning there was a simply acronym: MTTI (mean time to innocence). Weary after years of costly and time-consuming war room battles, IT organizations turned to AppDynamics to give an objective application-level view of production incidents. As a result, application issues are swiftly pinpointed and fixed, accelerating time to repair by up to 90%. In fact, gravitation towards fact-based constructive issue management spawned a whole new movement – DevOps – with the goal of ingraining this maturity and cooperative spirit into IT organizations from the ground up. The movement was discussed by Jim in a previous blog post. Of course, AppDynamics (or at least, easily accessible fact-based information about application behaviour in production) is a necessary prerequisite to this. Looking back, before DevOps or even MTTI were topical buzzwords, this basic ability to ... (more)

Close Encounters of the 3.0 iPhone Kind

On the Apple campus today March 17, Apple hosted a special media event that focused on and introduced the next generation of the iPhone OS... 3.0. It was an invitation-only event that has drawn much interest over the last week, across many blogs and in turn created much speculation of what was going to be announced. If you asked any self respecting iPhone developer, you would get many wish-list items as well as the same from iPhone users, well now the truth is out there! Here are the statistical points from the event... iPhone now in 80 Countries - 13.7M units in 2008 17M altogether.,.. including iPod Touch 30M units 800,000 downloads of the SDK & 50,000 companies & individuals join the Apple iPhone Developer Program (62% never developed for Apple before) Over 25,000 Apps Submitted 96% approved... 800,000 downloads   3.0 is a major update for iPhone & iPod Touch for D... (more)

What Do iPhone Developers Think of SDK 3.0 and the OS?

iPhone 3.0... Three days in and 100 Polled Its now been three days since the announcement of the iPhone 3.0 SDK and OS from Apple, ample time for the eager developers and users to have made their mind up. In fact I set a Linkedin Poll as soon as the announcement finished and already have had over 100 responses. I have felt a bit like a reporter following President Obama's first 100 days in office and we all know first impresstions count, so whats the score? Firstly, not surprisingly to me, nobody polled thought that Apple did not deliver the goods with this announcement and only 19% wanted Apple to deliver more. Maybe those 19% wanted video recording, background processes or some other features that did not make it into this cool enhancement list. Well you can't please everyone, but along with the 16% who were still thinking the features over, I am sure they will se... (more)