Do we need programming languages?
You may think that the answer is no. But, if you go by the recent trend you
may need to change your mind.
Consider for example the following questions:
Why is Google working two (GO, DART) new programming languages? Why has IBM
(X10), Cray (Chapel) and Red Hat (Ceylon) working on creating a new
programming language of its own?
Why did the attendees of a recent conference in London select 5 (HTML5, DART,
Scala, Clojure, Node.js) new languages as the most important software
development trends for 2012? What does Neil McAllister mean when he says that
these 10 (DART, Ceylon, GO, F#, OPA, Fantom, Zimbu, X10, Haxe, Chapel)
programming languages that could shake up IT? Why did Anders Hejlsberg of
Microsoft, the creator of Turbo Pascal, Delphi and C# launch TypeScript?
Are new programming languages getting created just to satisfy the creativ... (more)
Will 3D printing really change the world?
“Just like the Industrial Revolution, the assembly line, the advent of the
internet and the Social Media phenomenon, 3D Printing will be a game
changer” – Forbes: Will 3D Printing Change The World? (2012 March)
[Update: September, 2012: MakerBot Unveils Next-Gen 3D Printer, And First
Retail Store ($2,199 and $2,799)]
Since the impact is impossible to predict, let me just give you the facts
about where the technology stands today.
3D Printing technologies have been around for more than 20 years. However,
the technology is slowly ... (more)
Gartner says, in three years, mobile application development projects will
outnumber PC projects by 4-1 ratio and in four years, 50% of the people will
primarily access their emails from a mobile device. So, the necessity of
establishing a mobile channel for your customer is – well a no-brainer.
However, should you just build a mobile website or should you also invest in
building native applications is not easy to decide. There can be no doubt
that you need to have a website optimized for mobile devices. What is the
best way to build and maintain that website is not a simple deci... (more)
Please hold your skepticism, keep an open mind, go through the following
points and only then pass a judgment on my prediction that “three years
down Windows Phone would have overtaken Android”
[Update August-2012: The 12th reason (Apple awarded 1 billion US$ but
[Update June-2012: 3 Thing Microsoft Achieved Through The Launch Of The
(1) “Mango” has received very positive response
Just go through the following comments.
“… I say this with all seriousness and some incredulity: Apple, watch
your back. Microsoft may have finally figured it out. Th... (more)
This is the fourth post for cross-platform mobile development tool
comparison. There are two more to come. For convenience of analysis, I've
divided the tools into five categories (here is an overview).
The five categories are:
Generator (Native application for multiple platforms) Hybrid App (Leverages
embedded browser control) Game Builder.
The classification is somewhat arbitrary and for some tools it becomes little
difficult to classify but here is my logic.
Mobile Web = Can be used to create a mobile web... (more)