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Mobile game development has a world of its own. You will come across different set of programming languages which you would not have encountered elsewhere – Lua, Live Code, Unreal Script, Boo etc. Some of these tools are a derivative or an extension of what is available on other gaming platform while others have been explicitly developed for mobile. At least one of these platform may seize to become a game development platform and become an enterprise cross-platform mobile application development solution. As I have mentioned earlier (here it is), there are five approaches to cross platform mobile application development and many tools are available under each category. They are: Mobile Web (JavaScript-CSS library), Visual Tool (No access to Code), App Generator (Native application for multiple platforms) Hybrid App (Leverages embedded browser control) Game Builder... (more)

New Media First Movers May Not Win

When an enterprise declares its intention to implement Web 2.0, it could be attempting to do one of the following things... Use social networking sites available on the web (Blog, FaceBook, Twitter, LinkedIn etc.) to reach out to their customers to: sell to them provide after sale services Use technologies classified under Web 2.0 (Wiki, Blog, Social Networking etc.) to promote collaboration among employees capture, disseminate and locate organization knowledge and source of knowledge A variant of item 1 could be to create a social networking site to create a buzz around company’s... (more)

A Software as a Voting Member of the Board?

Do you think that a software being a voting member of the board of director is science fiction then think again! It has actually happened! VITAL (Validating Investment Tool for Advancing Life Sciences), which is a software, has been appointed as a voting member by Deep Knowledge Ventures (DKV), a Hong Kong based venture capital fund. This is what Dmitry Kaminskiy, senior partner at Deep Knowledge’s tells Beatbeat… “…On the meetings investors will firstly discuss the analytical reviews made by VITAL. All the decisions on investing will be made strictly after VITAL provides it’s... (more)

How does Bitcoin work?

If you clearly understand how Bitcoin works then don’t bother reading this post. However, if you are like how I was before I read the article Minimum Viable Block Chain, and you are not clear about what Bitcoin is and how it works then please read on. Bitcoin is a neat technical solution to the problem of how to ensure the integrity of a financial transaction without going through a central trusted authority. It is a very intriguing and interesting technical solution! The solution has three component: How to ensure the integrity of individual transaction using public-private ke... (more)

State of Cloud Adoption

RightScale has recently published a report on State of the Cloud Report. It is the result of a survey of about a thousand people. The report has seven conclusions in the executive summary: Cloud adoption reaches ubiquity Hybrid cloud is the approach of choice Enterprise cloud governance lags adoption The challenge of cloud security is abating Next-generation IT shapes up as Cloud + DevOps + Self-Service IT Amazon Web Services (AWS) continues to dominate public cloud adoption The battle among private cloud technologies is shaping up as a clash of cultures I don’t think that there are... (more)