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We now have just 6 days until the start of SYS-CON's iPhone Developer Summit in New York's Roosevelt Hotel. During the now two-day event, there will be nine presenters as well as exhibitors such as Sybase. Now for the next two presenters on my list: Combining REST and Context for Killer iPhone Apps - Jason Christensen - Proprietor, jasonc411.com With the advent of the multimodal nature of iPhone, it's possible to be connected anywhere and everywhere. But did you know that it's possible for your iPhone to provide context to RESTFUL web services to create the next generation of killer applications. We will look at using web services, cloud computing, and the sensors on the iPhone to create applications that exceed what could previously be done on mobile devices. With this architecture, the sky is truly the limit on the capabilities you can provide to the users of your... (more)

SYS-CON's iPhone Developer Summit Day One ROCKS

Today was the first day of SYS-CON's iPhone Developer Summit, in the Roosevelt Hote in NYC... and I'm pleased to report that the first day ROCKED! We had an average of 65+ attendees in the 5 sessions today, concentrating & listening to our technical presenters. Some attendees were already iPhone Developers, some newbie's and some just here to understand what the excitement is all about for developing for this cool device. So basically a real cross section, which makes for a exciting conference! I'm sure they wre not disappointed, as the first presenter to kick off the conference ... (more)

Four Tips for Training Mobile Information Workers

As I have been writing over the last year, deployments of smartphones and accompanying mobile applications are rapidly gaining ground in the enterprise. During those articles, I have constantly used the term Information Worker In a recent Mobile Enterprise Magazine byline, Sybase VP of Business Operations & Mobility Products Willie Jow outlined the four best practices for training mobile information workers to maximize use of devices for business tasks... Check it out here ... (more)

iPhone 5 and Cloud Computing?

I thought I would take a few minutes and think of what new features and directions the next iPhone and its supporting iOS could take. Now this is a little harder after what the iPhone 4 and iOS 4 has brought to the table and that we are only just using them both, but I will take a shot. With the new Apple Data Center I think that Cloud Computing will be more apparent for a iPhone 5 device. I believe that we will see as near as to a zero configuration device as we could hope for, based around MobileMe accounts. Though I am also certain that these types of devices will become more... (more)

Web Application Development

In my last few articles I have tried to show how to build Business Processes (BPs) and how to use them with PowerBuilder. This article will cover how to build a simple JSF within Sybase WorkSpace to call those BPs. My engineering colleague Jean Choi wrote recently about Web application development, but my aim here is to show you, step-by-step, how easy it is. Business Processes I'll use a simple BP from my previous articles (see Figure 1) and my PBDJ Blog (http://ianthain.pbdjmagazine.com) as the process I want to expose via a Web Front End. Even though this is a simple example, d... (more)