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July, 2015

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July 31, 2015  7:05 PM

Mobile app, mobile Web, or both?

Joel Shore Joel Shore Profile: Joel Shore
Application development, Mobile applications, Web applications

We don't hear much anymore about building applications intended to run inside a mobile device's browser. It's just not fashionable or newsworthy. These days, the tools, techniques, user conferences, and marketplace are all about native mobile apps. Which camp are you in? The browser is the easy...

July 30, 2015  3:32 PM

Data encryption: In the clear, or in the know?

Joel Shore Joel Shore Profile: Joel Shore
Application development, Data security breaches, Mobile data security

Data isn't safe anywhere. Pay a zillion dollars for security, and it's not going to stop the bad guys from getting in. Just ask the federal government. Or Target. Or Home Depot. Or TJX. Or Sony. Or Anthem. Maybe it's better to save all that money, spend zero on security, and simply let the bad...


July 23, 2015  8:03 AM

Is Shadow IT always bad?

Joel Shore Joel Shore Profile: Joel Shore
Mobile Application Development, Rapid Application Development, Shadow IT

We've all seen it. That chief marketing officer wants a new report or a redesigned user experience on the company's mobile app. The guy is already fed up with an IT department and CIO he sees as everything from active obstructionists to clueless, unresponsive ne'er do wells. IT isn't interested,...


July 14, 2015  9:10 AM

Get rich selling in app stores? Not so fast.

Joel Shore Joel Shore Profile: Joel Shore
App store, apps, Mobile applications

Working in a corporate IT department or for a software house as an application developer has its benefits, namely a regular paycheck. But, you probably want more. You dream about selling your own apps through the Apple App Store, Google Play, or maybe even the Windows Store. Good...


July 8, 2015  7:13 PM

Computer glitch? Admit it, there’s no such thing

Joel Shore Joel Shore Profile: Joel Shore
Application development, Error handling, Quality assurance, Software QA

Update on July 9: Reuters is reporting that yesterday's New York Stock Exchange computer outage was caused by a software update. According to Reuters, a spokeswoman for the NYSE said the root cause was a "configuration issue."


Original blog post on July...


July 8, 2015  9:16 AM

Choose integration tools with care

Joel Shore Joel Shore Profile: Joel Shore
Application integration, Cloud integration, Data integration, Development tools

No two IT infrastructures are alike. We all know it's true. Tiny differences in applications, configuration, or patch status pretty much guarantee that no two "identical" servers can ever be exactly alike. Similarly, no two integration projects are alike. Choosing the right tools for integration...


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