It used to be that the big decisions centered on whether to do a web application or a desktop application. Today the decisions have gotten crazy. Not only do you have to consider web, desktop, or mobile, you are still left with a variety of devices and form factors your application should support. Here are ten different things that you should consider when building modern applications today. How many of these do you take into consideration?
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Here are a number of wearable computer devices you might, or might not have, heard about.
A number of new wearable computers become mainstream in 2013. In 2014, you can expect even more wearable computers to make their way into the spotlight. This should result in more discussion on the Internet of Things (IoT) as it relates to the connectivity of devices. One thing all of the wearable computers have in common is that there were developers writing the underlying code to make them work. In this slide show, I present a number of wearable computer that you can get today as well as a few you might not have seen. I expect to see even more ideas come to light in 2014. Do you know of other interesting wearables?
Developers building mobile applications have to know what platforms are important today, but also need to ask the question of what platforms will be hot tomorrow. Android is hot today. Is Windows Phone 8 important enough for the Android developer to consider?
It continues to get easier to build fancier and more robust applications. Unfortunately, it seems that the expectations from end-users are increasing too. There is more for developers to know. Topics that were just conceptual pipe dreams a few years ago are now making their way into every day applications. Here are a number of concepts that developers need to know about today, or they risk falling behind.
Microsoft is making of noise around Team Foundation Server (TFS) and Team Foundation Services. See what's new!