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Ian Thain

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Have you ever felt that either you want to get a point across to other Sybase Users, or you have a great piece of technical advice that you would like to share with the wider community? If the answers yes, but you don't really know how, then check out this great 3 page article written by Adrian Bridgwater, the Editor of the ISUG Technical Journal. The article contains a wealth of information and advice that will get you up to speed with writing as well as a indispensable Writers 9-Point Checklist. You may be asking yourself of the credentials of the author and I can happily say we have one of the best! Adrian is a Technical Journalist with over 5 years experience communicating software application development as well as the wider technology market. He has been published in such magazines as International Developer as well as our own ISUG Technical Journal and has even... (more)

iPhone 3G S Announced at WWDC 09

WOW... There is nobody like Apple to spring a few surprises and yesterdays WWDC 09 Keynote had some interesting announcements. I am not going to go into each in depth as there are enough websites out there that have, blow by blow. See TUAW , Gizmodo , MacWorld , CNet News First thing to say is, that what most folks were right on, was that there would be no Steve Jobs and secondly what most did not expect was that... we got an iPhone announcement! Read on... Snow Leopard announcement - available from September for $29 upgrade Macbook Pro announcements - some new specification enha... (more)

Consolidation of iPhone Applications?

iPad on Ulitzer A few days ago I was watching the TV News in the evening and as usual lately, there was coverage of a company acquisition, nothing new there... But then following that story was an iPhone related story about great new apps... again nothing new (I'm always expecting those stories). The close proximity of the stories got the 'old grey matter' thinking... How many different takes on the same idea can co-exist? Will we see applications be purchased and technology acquired? Will this help the App Store? In July 2007 I wrote an article entitled "App Store Will Have to Evolv... (more)

Gartner Identifies the Top Ten Strategic Technologies for 2010

Gartner has identified their Top 10 Strategic Technologies for 2010 and Mobile applications have finally made it onto their radar. Fellow blogger Philippe Winthrop of Enterprise Mobility Matters brought up a good observation, that for some reason Gartner missed mobility completely last year and though they added mobile applications for 2010, he thinks they have completely missed the boat on mobility as a top 10 technology for 2010 and I have to agree with him. As part of my Technical Evangelist role at Sybase I have seen Mobile Applications becoming more important in the Enterpr... (more)

Objective-C Object Wrapper Creation

We are in the 5th article in my series of 8, covering the creation of an Enterprise iOS application using the Sybase Unwired Platform, with the ability to synchronize data. By now you should know that for the Sybase Unwired Platform, Mobile Business Objects (MBOs) are the encapsulation of the business process logic and data into a reusable unit that can be accessed from a variety of clients. Developers can bundle MBOs and generate the device application code required for an advanced developer to develop device applications for mobile devices in the Native SDK required and that ... (more)