A recent article on www.storefrontbacktalk.com by Fred J. Aun takes a look
at, "Mobile Site Design: A Standards-Free Wild West."
The ever-increasing number of mobile devices hitting a global marketplace
with minimal standards in place poses a real challenge for the development of
mobile websites, applications and services. Standardization body attempts to
provide clarity and guidance have fallen short with the industry focusing on
differentiation over standardization.
Despite the talk about, and obvious need for, some standardization, the
industry has gone in the opposite direction as carriers and device makers
attempt to gain market share by differentiation, said Ran Farmer, managing
director of Netbiscuits. Farmer said there are now between 5,000 and 6,000
unique mobile devices in use and each device has 750 to 800 characteristics
that make it di... (more)
Axel Springer‘s real estate portal Immonet.de now enables property searches
on a mobile phone, iPhone, Blackberry and on other smartphones. More than
950,000 houses, apartments and other properties can easily be found each
month on mobil.immonet.de with the help of Netbiscuits, the leading software
platform for the development, operation and marketing of mobile internet
pages. This collaboration has enabled Germany’s cross-media real estate
portal Immonet.de to present a media-compatible property search for more than
5,000 mobile devices. A special iPhone version of Immonet.de Mo... (more)
The NetBeans team has just announced that they have discontinued Ruby on
Rails support in NetBeans.
We realize this news can be sad for some of you. But take it as an
opportunity to try a new tool! The kind of tool that evolves fast, stays on
the cutting edge and has a passionate community around it.
Naturally, we welcome you to try RubyMine as your new Ruby on Rails IDE! And
we are not the only ones to do so.
To make this even easier for you, we are announcing a special offer. From now
until February 15th, 2011 RubyMine personal license is available with more
than 50% discount! Ch... (more)
Welcome to the first in a series of interviews dedicated to learning more
about JetBrains Development Academy Experts. In this interview we have a
conversation with Academy Board Member Michael Hüttermann. Michael is
Cologne JUG leader, author, senior coach, consultant, and freelancer for
Java/JEE, SCM/ALM and agile software development.
Members of the JetBrains Academy are recognized experts in various areas of
software development. They contribute to Java and .Net communities by
advocating development best practices through formal and informal
publications and meetings, and s... (more)
Social Media Journal on Ulitzer
I have been waiting for a worthy topic to make my first Ulitzer post and the
events taking place in Iran are sweeping the Internet and world by storm.
Below is an email providing a first hand account of the events that took
place in Tehran on June 15th, 2009. My sincere hopes and wishes are with the
people of Iran in this tumultuous time.
If you find this report of any value, please share it with as many people as
possible. Facebook is filtered and internet is very slow in Iran!
Observations On The Course Of Events of 15th June 2009 in Tehran
I lef... (more)