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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)

Android – Can You Afford to Ignore It?

Yes – I suppose you can ignore Android if you only work on the server side and have nothing to do with how user interacts with your application or you have taken a vow not to touch anything that has Java in it. Otherwise it may not be very wise to ignore Android. Did you know that… In Q1 2010, Android based phones outsold iPhone in US – Report from OSnews Google TV which is scheduled for launch on fall 2010 will run on Android – Announcement on Google Blog So What? Till about two years back most computing devices which end users used were PCs or laptops running some version of Win... (more)

A Brief History of the Agile Movement

In February this year the agile movement completed 11 years of existence. I am sure you are either using some form of agile methodology or examining the possibility of using them. But, are you aware of how the agile movement happened? Did it happen by chance or was it inevitable? Do you know what influenced the agile manifesto? Who the authors are? What are their backgrounds and what do they do now? How was the name “Agile” selected? The Influencers It is clear from the notes published by Jon Kern that four methodologies had significant influence on the manifesto – they are: Scru... (more)

What Is the Definition of Big Data?

Is Big Data a buzzword with no clear definition? Wikipedia defines Big Data as... ...a collection of data sets so large and complex that it becomes difficult to process using on-hand database management tools or traditional data processing applications... 13 More Definitions of Big Data Here is a collection of 13 (unlucky?) other definitions of "Big Data" - from analyst firms, from government organizations, from technology publication and from technology vendors. 1. Gartner ...is defined as high volume, velocity and variety information assets that demand cost-effective, innovat... (more)

Gartner Hype Cycle 2010 – Emerging Technologies

If you are interested in emerging technology, you must be waiting for the yearly hype cycle to be published by Gartner. They have released a presentation which outlines the 2010 Gartner Hype Cycle on Emerging Technology. Is it an interesting document? It sure is! Does it have an element of surprise? Yes it does! (If you are new to Gartner Hype Cycle, there is a short explanation towards the end of this post) This report from Gartner is meant to guide enterprises on which emerging technologies to invest in. It is suppose to indicate where to put your money so that you can get th... (more)