CW Developer Network:

December, 2011


December 21, 2011  7:11 AM

SAP’s 2012 vision: gas meters, Twitter and Aktiengesellschaft

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Analytics, Developers, ERP, SAP

SAP AG, or as I like to call them Systemanalyse And Programmentwicklung AktienGesellschaft (it's just catchier) has had a pretty good year it seems -- in terms of media recognition if not commercially, or indeed both. Despite

December 20, 2011  3:39 AM

IBM hypothesises on next five years of innovation

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
CRM, IBM, Mobile Application Development, Passwords, Predictions

When's the next big thing coming then? When can we expect the next paradigm shift? If you ever get asked this question, the answer is simple -- about five years. It's a safe bet, just think about it -- five years ago we were barely talking about cloud computing, mass broadband rollout and tablet...


December 16, 2011  6:29 AM

Santa outsources North Pole toy factory B2B environment

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Ecommerce, Web portal

Everyone loves a Christmas and Santa themed technology story (don't they?), so what better time than now to look at how dear old Father Christmas is dealing with outsourcing the management of his B2B environment so that he can spend more time managing the day-to-day running of his toy factory at...


December 15, 2011  6:38 AM

IBM’s “new” Internet: full of toasters, earrings & electronic T-shirts

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Communication, Data, devices, IBM, Internet, Internet of Things

Embedded software application development could be a significantly increasing trend for 2012 and onward if IBM's latest thinking is borne out in tangible product development. This is the upshot of IBM's latest moves to produce what could effectively be a whole new Internet - or the "Internet of...


December 13, 2011  3:54 AM

Data analytics for the drag-and-drop generation

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Big Data, Business Intelligence, Data Analytics, JasperSoft

Computer science purists have long baulked at some of the 'dumbed down' drag-and-drop technologies that have proliferated in recent years. While true programmers will have generally always cut their teeth on a command line interface and been able to use a keyboard, the rise of auto-drag...


December 12, 2011  3:08 AM

The desert island procedural set-based thinking challenge

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Data, Database, methodology

The below text is contributed content to the Computer Weekly Developer Blog written by Michael Vessey, senior consultant with software quality specialist SQS. One of the biggest challenges for modern day developers is dealing with the number of platforms thrown at them by technology...


December 9, 2011  5:19 AM

Will our future be shaped by “polyglot” programmers?

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
devices, language, Mobile

If you ask a software programmer what language they write in - the answer is sometimes simple and you may get a one word reply i.e. Java, Python, PHP, Visual Basic, C# or C++ etc. More often I find that programmers define themselves as "all of the above" and more. Essentially they have become...


December 7, 2011  8:12 AM

Games: the ‘most popular’ form of mobile application

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Games

There's a TED seminar by Jane McGonigal which extolls the virtues of games, gaming and so-called "gamification". Let's just say that again -- games have become a seminar discussion topic. McGonigal says that we invest three billion hours a...


December 6, 2011  5:13 AM

Handling “complex” web sites, it’s complicated

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
cloud, Data, Developers, Load balancing, Network, Web applications

While a good chunk of application development is aligning towards mobile apps that are in many cases initially scaled back (as updates follow) and/or even disposable -- somewhere, in the cloud data centre and on the web, things are getting more complex. But what makes a complex web site...


December 5, 2011  5:54 AM

Sound: the next (social media) killer app?

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Apple, Audio, IOS, Siri

We're all looking for the next killer application. All of us are, all of the time -- everyone wants to know what the next Twitter is going to be and we're all frantically downloading increasingly lightweight (almost disposable) apps in the hope of getting ahead of the curve. But what form will the...


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