Google at the Google headquarters in Mountain View, California. Thanks to
Michael Carter who hosts this event on a monthly basis. The event was also
video recorded by Google and is being made available on Youtube, although I
don’t yet have a URL for it. Below are my slides from the talk, available
If you haven’t yet tried Appcelerator Titanium, I would encourage you to do
that now. It’s a pretty awesome product and makes it much easier and faster
Developers. Titanium Mobile provides a web platform for building native
iphone and android applications using web technologies.
Today, Titanium Mobile is still in private beta.... (more)
iPad on Ulitzer
Today was a historic day in computing history. While the techno-geeks will
argue for the next several months what this really means and what the Apple
iPad is missing or why it’s only a large screen iPod Touch, I’m going to
be focused on what I think this really means to some key industries and how
Appcelerator can help. From my perspective, web developers are talking up and
overwhelmingly are planning new application experiences for the new iPad. We
surveyed just a small sample of our community of developers and found that
over 90% of them plan on building an iPad application in the next 12 months.
But what’s probably more interesting, and certainly makes sense seeing the
iPad today, is that this new device offers new innovations that could be much
different (and quite possibly, better) than the existing iPhone/iPod.
We are seeing huge opportunitie... (more)
Not too long ago I wrote about VDI and BYOD, and how their hype cycles were
impacting IT. In that article I was pretty dismissive of the corporate-wide
democratization of IT through BYOD, and I stand by that. Internally, it is
just not a realistic idea unless and until management toolsets converge.
But that’s internally. Externally, we have a totally different world. If
you run a website-heavy business like banking or sales, you’re going to
have to deal with the proliferation of Internet enabled phones and tablets.
Because they will hit your websites, and customers will expect them to work.
Some companies – media companies tend to do a lot of this, for example –
will ask you to download their app to view web pages. That’s ridiculous,
just display the page. But some companies – again, banks are a good example
– have valid reasons to want customers to use an app to acce... (more)
HTML5 based ads are gaining on Flash. For ads that will be seen on mobile
devices, developers are focusing on HTML5. Read original content
Systems management and monitoring firm DN2K is turning to HTML5. It
announced that HTML5 is now, “one of its core technologies in its business
and industrial application platform”. Read original content
ChronoZoom is a new HTML5-based web application developed by Microsoft
Research, Russia's Moscow State University, and UC Berkeley. The site uses
mixed media to let visitors visualize the universe. Read original content
A free HTML5 video converter service has been launched to provide a method to
convert video files to HTML5 compatible formats.
http://www.html5-converter.com/ Read original content
I found a series on using HTML5 and CSS3 to transform a website into a mobile
site. Read original content
Mozilla updated HTML5 v... (more)
JBoss founder and former CEO Marc Fleury, the guy who couldn't get on with
Red Hat after it acquired JBoss for $350 million, has joined the advisory
board of Appcelerator Inc, an Atlanta start-up doing open source software for
cross-platform SOA-ready rapid rich Internet application (RIA) development.
The company means to make waves for Adobe Flex.
The announcement follows Ben Sabrin, the first non-founder employee of JBoss,
joining Appcelerator as VP of strategy and business development.
Appcelerator CEO Jeff Haynie is quoted as saying about Fleury, "We believe
the knowledge he developed building JBoss, to the point where it quickly
became a true challenger to much larger competitors and a substantial
industry force, will be invaluable to Appcelerator as we look to achieve
similar dominance in our pursuit of the enterprise RIA development market."
According to Fleury... (more)
"Companies have invested a significant amount of money in SOA – and
continue to do so," says Jeff Haynie, Co-Founder & CEO of Appcelerator, in
this exclusive Q&A with SYS-CON's AJAX & RIA Journal in the run-up to
Appcelerator's session on October 20 at AJAX World RIA Conference & Expo in
San Jose, California (October 20-22, 2008). "One of the keys to unlocking the
full return on investment in SOA is the ability to build service-oriented UIs
(SOUIs) – clients designed to consume services, regardless of language or
platform," Haynie continues. "We believe Appcelerator's approach truly zeros
in on the need for a clean separation of the application from services in an
agile development model," he adds. Read the interiew in full below...
About Jeff Haynie
Jeff Haynie is co-founder and CEO of Appcelerator, an open source software
company that develops products and services... (more)
The issue of serializing/transforming model objects is not new, heck
I’ve been doing this for quite some time:
RMI (ejb/corba) XML (jms, soap, etc..) JSON JSON is not the only way to
serialize objects for Web 2.0 applications, but it's the most abundant and
heavily used throughout the Appclerator framework. Doing this is actually
really easy to do with Appcelerator IModelObjects. Our IModelObjects can
easily be used along with Hibernate for persistance, but let's leave that for
later for now.
When you define your Model classes, there are some very simple things to keep
in mind:annotate your attributes with @MessageAttr have your class implement
Here is a simple example:
"We’re dedicated to building the largest open-source community dedicated to
RIAs, breaking down the barriers between traditional preferred languages,
programming models and solutions, says the co-founder & CEO of Appcelerator,
Jeff Haynie. To date Appcelerator has seen the strongest amount of interest
from Java and PHP developers, Haynie notes, but the company has continued to
see steady growth across Ruby, Python, Perl and .NET programmers as well.
The remarks come amid Haynie's responses to questions posed to him by
Jeremy Geelan, Conference Chair of AJAXWorld Conference & Expo 2008 East in
New York City this coming March (March 18-20, 2008).
The wide-ranging Q&A session also covers how Appcelerator's approach zeros in
on the need for a clean separation the application from services in an agile
development model by enabling the building of "service-oriented UIs."
Yesterday afternoon, I had the pleasure of spending time on the phone with
Sanjay Poonen discussing SAP's intent to acquire Syclo, and other SAP related
mobile strategies. Sanjay's current titles are President and Corporate
Office, Technology and Innovation Products, Head of Mobile Division, SAP AG.
Sanjay shared that SAP's ambitions are to turn enterprise mobility into a
€1 billion business for SAP. This will take some work, acquisitions and
partnerships. He called this strategy Mobile 2.0. He said many of the
mobile apps that SAP is getting with the intended acquisition of Syclo can be
$50 million businesses on their own.
[This article is based on my personal notes of our discussion, not Sanjay's
I said, "In 2010 you acquired Sybase. In 2012 you announced the intent to
acquire Syclo. How do you see these two mobility vendors fitting together
When you first look at the list of mobility vendors that are attending
SAPPHIRENOW 2012, it may seem like most of them compete with SAP mobility,
but that would be to forget that SAP sells ERP software. Look at where SAP
makes their money. They make their money selling and maintaining large
enterprise software implementations that run companies. Mobility is an
enabler. Mobility extends and adds value to these large SAP users. Those
are important points to understand.
In a way, I think SAP's mobile strategy can be defined as, "I don't care."
I don't care what mobile software you use as long as it adds users and
value. If more users can access SAP through a third-party mobile solution,
and SAP receives more user fees, then all is well. Yes, they have spent
billions of dollars on mobile middleware, tools, infrastructure and mobile
applications (e.g. Sybase and... (more)
In a new report published by Appcelerator/IDC yesterday titled 2Q 2012 Mobile
Report (download here), iOS appears to have conquered the enterprise mobility
market. Here is an excerpt from the report, "iOS has opened a dramatic 16%
lead over Android in the mobile enterprise apps space. Developers now think
iOS will win over Android in the enterprise 53%-37%; in 3Q 2011 iOS and
Android were tied at 44%."
It will be interesting to now watch how both iOS and Windows 8 will impact
Android in the enterprise. This report seems to suggest that Google's
Android could be in for some stiff competition, "Developers are cautiously
optimistic about Windows 8 tablets, and find Microsoft’s Metro UI
especially compelling. Therefore a key dynamic to watch going forward will be
Microsoft’s opportunity to eclipse Android as the number two operating
system priority for mobile enterpr... (more)