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Ian Thain

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Today June 17, is the day that iPhone OS 3.0 is available to the masses for download and I'm predicting upgrade fever will be the phrase for today and the next few weeks. History... On May 6th 2009, after a few rapid cycles, iPhone OS 3.0 Beta 5 was released for general consumption, still within the iPhone Developer Program and under NDA. Though the big news that accompanied it, was that Apple would no longer be accepting any iPhone or iPod touch applications that were not compatible with iPhone OS 3.0.To quote Apple's email... "Beginning today, all submissions to the App Store will be reviewed on the latest beta of iPhone OS 3.0. If your app submission is not compatible with iPhone OS 3.0, it will not be approved." This started developers and companies alike to certify their applications for 3.0. Sybase was one such company that successfully re-certified their iA... (more)

iPhone Able to Be Adopted by Enterprise Businesses

Following on from my earlier blog "Securing and Delivering Business Data on the iPhone" , today Sybase shipped a new version of iAnywhere Mobile Office for Windows Mobile, Symbian and iPhone users in the enterprise. The new release offers enhanced administrative, network security, deployment features and allows the extension of enterprise-class email and PIM data from Lotus Domino and Microsoft Exchange mobile devices. In turn this will allow the reduction of the total cost of ownership when extending email and business processes. In particular this is major news for the iPhone'... (more)

Model-Driven SOA

In this article I'll cover how a model-driven design and development process can pave the way to a Service Oriented Architecture that will in turn produce accurate applications that meet business needs and increase development team productivity. SOA is hot topic in our industry right now. One of the important aspects of SOA is that it's a business approach and methodology as much as it's a technological approach and methodology for developing distributed computing systems. SOA is a software architecture for building applications that implement business processes or services by ... (more)

Pocket PowerBuilder v1.5

It doesn't seem that long ago that Pocket PowerBuilder broke onto the scene; in fact it was only in August 2003 at TechWave. Since then the Pocket PowerBuilder engineers in Concord, MA, have churned out Pocket PowerBuilder 1.0.1 and are now releasing Pocket PowerBuilder v1.5 in January 2004. Once the 1.0.1 release was GA we promised new and improved features in the next release, so that's why I've stated: "Boldly going where no Pocket PC RAD IDE has gone before." We really do believe that we are breaking new ground in the area of Pocket PC development. So let's charge our phaser... (more)

MEDC 2005

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... (more)