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Ian Thain

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You may be asking yourself, what's happening in the Microsoft Windows Mobile space? Well, Reed Shilts (in his trademark Hawaiian and PocketBuilder slogan shirts) and I attended Microsoft's MEDC 2005, Mobile & Embedded Developers Conference, which took place in Las Vegas, Nevada, on May 10-12, 2005, as an exhibitor. The purpose was to evangelize about Sybase UnWired Products along with iAnywhere. This event was a great success for Microsoft, as it was the first time that MEDC had been staged on its own, outside of another event. Last year it was part of VSLive (Visual Studio Live), which usually pulls a crowd of 2,500. For an idea of the size of this year's MEDC think of TechWave, along with the keynote, sessions, and exhibition hall. That should give you a feel for how the Windows Mobile platform will and has already taken off. The majority of the 2,000 plus attend... (more)

Stanford University iPhone Training Reaches 1M Downloads

Yesterday Stanford University made an announcement that its free iPhone application Development Training Course - CS193P, has broken the 1 Million Downloads barrier in 7 weeks! See the Stanford University press release here.  This semester’s 10 week class has been available on iTunesU since it started on April 1st and is again being taught by Alan Cannistraro, Evan Doll and a few other guest presenters mainly from Apple. The Syllabus is well thought out and covers all of what a budding iPhone developer would need to know and can be viewed here. The production of the videos has be... (more)

Journey to the iPad Launch: Day #2 - T minus 4

iPad for Business iPad - T minus 4 days... Fuel Up with Liquid Oxygen and Hydrogen. Ever since it hit the market, press & analysts have been suggesting that the iPhone 'Killer' is just around the corner... well we are still waiting. There have been pretenders to the crown, but fragmentation & new releases have seriously hampered any attempt to knock the iPhone off its top spot! IMHO, the best of at least 4 Mobile OS/Devices... iPhone Android Blackberry Windows Mobile The introduction of the iPad only goes to strengthen the hold of the iPhone on the market and will certainly bring Ap... (more)

Will Apple Make the M-Wallet a Reality?

Lately there has been a lot of rumor on the web about the iPhone 5, or whatever it will be called... 4GS? Also today we have the announcement of the iPad 2. One thing that most iSpeculators and Technical iBloggers seem to agree on, with regard to the iPhone 5, along with more internal memory for running of programs and a faster processor, is the use of NFC (Near Field Communication). Yes still speculation until the time the next iPhone will be announced, which will probably be in June at Apple's WWDC (World Wide Developer Conference), but worth talking about in advance. I am also... (more)

Using PowerBuilder Components in Sybase WorkSpace 1.5

This article describes the synergies between PowerBuilder and Sybase WorkSpace for services-oriented development and shows how to use a PowerBuilder component in Sybase WorkSpace 1.5. POWERBUILDER IS NOT LEGACY Rather, PowerBuilder has a legacy. It has evolved from its client/server roots and now enables developers to build n-tier, Web, and Tablet PC applications and components for use in other environments. It continues to do what it does best - incorporate emerging technologies and abstract them for ease of use. Sybase WorkSpace is a PowerBuilder-enabler into the world of Servi... (more)