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Ian Thain

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In this article I'll cover how a model-driven design and development process can pave the way to a Service Oriented Architecture that will in turn produce accurate applications that meet business needs and increase development team productivity. SOA is hot topic in our industry right now. One of the important aspects of SOA is that it's a business approach and methodology as much as it's a technological approach and methodology for developing distributed computing systems. SOA is a software architecture for building applications that implement business processes or services by using a set of loosely coupled components orchestrated to deliver a well-defined package. With SOA, existing software assets already in use are packaged in such a way that they're self-contained, loosely coupled, and can be called and executed by other new applications as a service. Any new ... (more)

Apple Announces WWDC09 Dates

Apple have just announced the dates for WWDC09, with the by-line of Turn your ideas into groundbreaking Apps WWDC will take place as usual in San Francisco, CA on June 8-12 2009 at Moscone West. It will cover in-depth technical sessions and hands-on learning with regard to Mac OS X and iPhone OS from the Engineers that created them. Check out WWDC09 here. ... (more)

Counting to One Billion iPhone App Store Downloads

Apple’s App Store is getting ever closer to hitting the 1 Billion download milestone, check out http://www.apple.com/itunes/billion-app-countdown/ (in fact it is counting up). By my calculation it should reach its goal in the next few days or so and to be sure we will hear about it in the press! Seriously though, think about it, this feat is outstanding when you realize that the iTunes store took about 3 years to get to 1 Billion downloads and towards the end of 2008 the App Store was only just over 0.5 Billion. So where was the turning point? As far as I can tell, after the iPhon... (more)

Federation and Integration

In this article I want to show you how easy it is to use the new Avaki perspective and what you can achieve in the areas of Data Federation and Integration. This feature is newly available within Sybase WorkSpace v1.6 and integrated into the Workbench IDE (Integrated Development Environment). What I won't cover in this article is the installation, set-up, and configuration of Avaki and how to create your first Avaki Grid Domain Controller (GDC). This is very well explained within the Avaki documentation. Data Federation What is Data Federation? Simply put, it is the combining of d... (more)

iPhone in the Enterprise

Following on from my previous article where I state that 'Mobility is an exciting place', check out the new Apple posting on their Enterprise iPhone usage etc http://www.apple.com/iphone/enterprise/kraft-foods.html Seems that Kraft Foods have adopted a wireless office policy insode the company, using iPhone for all their Enterprise needs and have developed iPhone applications for their consumers. That takes the biscuit.... a Kraft one I hope ;-) BTW secure e-mail, contacts and calendars can be achieved with SY/iAWS Mobile Office especially if you have various email backends Ian ... (more)