I look forward to trying it; but Internet Explorer 9’s Smart Filter was not keen.
What you cannot see from the screenshot is that the option to “Run anyway” is hidden by default. You have to
…continue reading This is why people ignore security warnings: IE9 blocks official Microsoft update
Adobe is giving up on AIR for Linux – at least, in a fully supported manner:
To support the variety of Linux-based platforms across PCs and devices, we are prioritizing a Linux porting kit for AIR (including source code), which Open Screen Project (OSP) partners can use to complete implementations of AIR for Linux-based platforms
…continue reading Cross-platform concerns as Adobe abandons AIR for Linux
I spent some time today trying out Appcelerator’s new Titanium Studio. Titanium is a cross-platform framework that lets you compile apps for Apple iOS, Google Android, RIM Blackberry, and desktop operating systems. Its chief attraction is the mobile aspect, particularly as it claims to build “native apps”.
I am thoroughly bored of writing calculator apps,
…continue reading Hands On with Appcelerator Titanium Studio
Appcelerator has released Titanium Studio, an IDE built with Aptana, the Eclipse-based IDE which the company acquired in January. It is an interesting products because it lets you build cross-platform mobile apps for Apple iOS, Google Android, and Blackberry, as well as desktop applications.
I downloaded the community edition and gave it a quick try.
…continue reading Appcelerator has released Titanium Studio, IDE for cross-platform mobile development
FileMaker Pro is a database manager from FileMaker Inc, a wholly owned subsidiary of Apple. It is a capable produce that has been around for over 20 years and is the dominant Mac-based database manager, though there is also a Windows version. FileMaker has evolved relatively slowly, with more focus on usability than on features.
…continue reading Easy database apps for iPad and iPhone with FileMaker Pro and Go
Today I assisted a (very) small company migrate from Small Business Server 2003 to BPOS (Business Productivity Online Suite), Microsoft’s hosted Exchange and SharePoint.
Why BPOS, when Office 365 launches later this month? Well, BPOS has all the features they need, and when given the choice between a beta-soon-to-be-just-launched online platform, and one that has
…continue reading Notes from the field: migrating a small business to Microsoft BPOS
I am wary about writing another post on this subject in the absence of any further news, but since there is a lot of speculation out there I thought it would be worth making a few further observations.
Will Windows 8 support Silverlight and/or some other variety of .NET in its new touch-centric mode? I
…continue reading Common sense on Windows 8, Silverlight and .NET
Vision Mobile has published its report on mobile development. It is a detailed report and worth reading, though I would be wary about taking it too seriously since some of the results are puzzling. This is what the report is based on:
We spent the last few months quizzing developers and industry executives about the
…continue reading Mobile development research shows complex picture
Apple has announced iCloud, smart cloud storage for Apple devices.
The iCloud will store documents, email, contacts and appointments, and synch the data to multiple devices including iPad, iPhone, iPod touch, Mac or PC. You get 5GB free with more available to purchase. Books are synched so that your place is saved from one device
…continue reading Apple iCloud: i is for integrated
A discussion with a friend about the origins of Microsoft’s .NET runtime prompted a little research. How did it come about?
A quick search does not throw up any detailed accounts. Part of the problem is that much of it is internal Microsoft history, confidential at the time.
One strand, mentioned here, is Colusa’s OmniVM: