Here's a map of my travels last week:
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While the Tampa trip (which took place the previous week) was about seeing the Special Lady (and getting work done remotely during the day), the Calgary trip was all about business. I was there to do an assessment of the current mobile device setup for …
…our clusters, or even destroy a cluster or build one in a different geographic location," said Joey O'Neill, Senior System Administrator, Cheezburger. " Opscode's solution allows us to be agile and quickly respond to changes without worrying about configuration mistakes."
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To the great annoyance of many a developer, Android 2.3 (a.k.a. "Gingerbread"), which was originally released at the end of 2010, has been the most common version of Android in the wild. Even until late last year, the general word was that accounted for half of all Android operating systems in the market.
Here's some good news: according to, who are going by Google's cleaned-up metrics …
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Wow — Karen Geier is killing it on Twitter with her " Thorsten Tips", a bunch of silly predictions inspired by Blackberry that ' crazy predictions in five years, no one will care about tablets and that . They're tagged with will be the undisputed leader in mobile tech # ThorstenTip s, and you should get in on the fun!
I've posted some of my favourites below:
Thorsten , of , made two crazy "five years from now" predictions in an interview with Bloomberg:
"In five years I don't think there'll be a reason to have a tablet anymore. Maybe a big screen in your workspace, but not a tablet as such. Tablets themselves are not a good business model." And yes, if you're going solely by BlackBerry's disastrous experience with the, then yes. However, with and …
The question they always ask at Toronto-based Unspace , the local heroes behind such get-togethers as 's , RubyFringe , FutureRuby and Throne of .js is "Is there a better way to do this?" Their quest for better ways to do things extends to finding better development tools, which led to their early adoption of , and more recently, frameworks (hence their Throne of .js conference last …
Anders Hejlberg (creator of , chief architect of and later C#), John Carmack …development is one of those fields that's classified as "professional", yet doesn't have strict educational requirements as other fields, such as medicine, engineering and law do. Some of the biggest names in software come without academic credentials: consider , and , as well as some lesser-known-among-laypeople ones including
A more apt title would be "", but hey, brevity is the soul of wit. It goes very well with my favourite occasional outburst for annoying and zealots: "Free as in CRAP!"
A few weeks back, Holger Schulze put out the call on his Information for respondents to a survey on group on LinkedIn and mobile security practices. Of the group's approximately 160,000 members, 1,650 took the survey. He's since tallied the results and published them online :
In this article, we'll look at those results that describe the state of BYOD at the organizations represented by the respondents.
BYOD Adoption in Organizations: Still a Long Way to Go
Whether you're new to iOS programming or a long-timer, RayWenderlich.com is a valuable resource for the iOS developer. They regularly publish tutorials, tips, tricks and other goodies that you'd be crazy to do without if you're serious about writing apps for iDevices. In addition to articles on the site, they go deeper with their books , which are excellent.
RayWenderlich.com recently published an article titled AFNetworking , which … Course