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August, 2012

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August 30, 2012  4:48 AM

Northern Ireland’s secret IT bubble

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Developer, innovation

Could Northern Ireland be the next technology bubble about to rise upward and command global attention creating jobs and innovation? Forget Silicon Glen (Glenrothes, Scotland etc), Silicon Fen (Cambridge, England) and even Silicon Valley or Roundabout -- the UK's smallest province could soon be...

August 29, 2012  5:11 AM

Disease control via virtual cloud vaccinations

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
disease, medicene

Researchers at the Center for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta Georgia have been using virtual software lab technologies to analyse, test and refine new applications before taking them into live production environments. Using a portion of private cloud capacity belonging to the...


August 23, 2012  5:16 AM

Wir sind nicht in Berlin, Adobe’s ‘Create the Web’ London

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Adobe, Creativity

It's an inconvenient truth, if you run a web search for "creative capital of Europe?" most of the results are going to tell you that Berlin holds the crown for ingenuity, inspiration and innovation. Regardless of the Berlin-Brandenburg region's no doubt prolific artistic prowess, Abobe is hosting...


August 19, 2012  10:25 AM

Abandon online shopping cart? – call cloud customer service

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
cloud

London Mayor Boris Johnson may have lost a few fans over the years by backing George Bush and saying that he was actively "inculcating" his children in the benefits of a Tory government, but the London 2012 Olympics has probably absolved him of any public castigation for some months to...


August 17, 2012  6:29 AM

Japanese kanban board improves Microsoft developer workflow

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
ALM, Application Lifecycle Management, Collaboration, Microsoft

Microsoft has extended its Team Foundation Server (TFS) product this week with a new kanban board designed to improve developer workflow especially for teams using Agile and Scrum development methods. Visual Studio Team Foundation Server 2012 (to give it its full name) is a collaboration platform...


August 16, 2012  3:05 AM

Just Do(wnload) It! David Lloyd Leisure’s free mobile gym app

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
apps, leisure, sports, Tablets

With Britain's post-Olympic 'feel good must get down the gym' factor at its peak just now, this is clearly the right week out of 52 to launch a new mobile health and fitness "app" to the market. David Lloyd Leisure's free UK mobile app includes a club finder, options to view photo galleries of...


August 10, 2012  10:25 AM

How “healthy” are your mobile application downloads?

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
BlackBerry

The developer's godparent: application resource controls are on the rise Are mobile developers going to have to become more aware of the system resources their applications consume... and therefore feel compelled to program more efficiently? This is the question that arises in light of...


August 9, 2012  2:43 AM

Do developers need to program for WiFi or 3G?

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
3G, Connectivity, Mobile, Wifi

Connectivity is everywhere today. From coffee shops to London tube stations and pubs, it's not hard to get close to some free WiFi if you really try hard. I was on holiday in Sardinia last month and even little old Alghero airport had WiFi pumping out. So my question is this... do developers need...


August 8, 2012  3:36 AM

Information isn’t power, data flexibility is power

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Uncategorized

Information is power, we already know this -- knowledge is power as well, we already know this too. But we must now realise, information is data... and data flexibility is the only way to ensure we retain this power we so desire. So then, data flexibility is power. There, we said it, I feel...


August 6, 2012  1:26 PM

Windows 8 programmers now ‘poised to program’

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
App store, Applications, Microsoft, Windows 8

Microsoft has confirmed that the development and testing phase is over, Windows 8 is ready. We can now enter a period known as "hand off to hardware" as we approach the more formal RTM (release to manufacturing). The company appears to have kept pretty tight reigns on Windows 8 application...


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