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  Facebook's new milestone : 1 billion active users per month


Social network giant Facebook's monthly active users reach a new milestone -- 1 billion, this means 1 out serven people on earth is using it. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced this news in an open letter. He wrote : This morning, there are more than one billion people using Facebook actively each month.If you're reading this: thank you for giving me and my little team the honor of serving you.Helping a billion people connect is amazing, humbling and by far the thing I am most proud of in m...

   Facebook, Active user,Milestone     2012-10-05 05:02:32


  Why Flash didn’t work out on mobile devices


The debate over whether supporting the Adobe Flash plug-in on mobile devices is a feature or not is over. Last night, ZDNet got hold of a leaked Adobe announcement: It’s abandoning its work on Flash for mobile. It’s not a huge surprise that it came to this, since Adobe had been struggling to optimize the performance, and the tide has been turning toward HTML5.From the Adobe announcement ZDNet published:Our future work with Flash on mobile devices will be focused on enabling Flash develo...

   Flash,HTML5,Advantage,Merit,Mobile device,Support     2011-11-15 03:15:12


  TIOBE : Objective-C overtakes C++


TIOBE recently released the programming community index for July. From the index,we can find that the biggest change is that Objective-C overtakes C++ as the 3rd most popular language among programmers. Because of the popularity of iPhone and iPad, Objective-C is used by more and more mobile developers who want to develop apps for Apple products. Also, many developers are willing to develop apps for Apple since they can gain more profit on Apple platform than on Android platform.C++ is mainly us...

   TIOBE,July,C++,Objective-C,overtake     2012-07-05 22:49:49


  How The Web Became Just Another Interface to the Cloud


This post is part of our ReadWriteCloud channel, which is dedicated to covering virtualization and cloud computing. The channel is sponsored by Intel and VMware. Read the case study about how Intel Xeon processors and VMware deliver unprecedented reliability in the face of RAM errors.For years, everyone was talking about the convergence of interfaces. The Web, and as a result, the browser, were "clearly" about to take over as the major platforms and cloud computing emerged. Then, in March 2008, ...

   Cloud,Web,Interface,Reason     2011-11-14 02:43:10


  Kodiak PHP can run PHP codes offline on iPad


In the eyes of the vast majority of application developers, iPad is the terminal equipment for running code, rather than the tool used to write code. However, there are some applications developers finding iPad's potential to develop a wide variety of programming applications with some applications, such as Diet Coda, Koder, Gusto and so on. The family of applications for writing applications has added a new member -  Kodiak PHP. This application runs on iPad, it can be used to develop PHP ...

   Kodiak PHP, rogramming,iPad     2012-09-24 11:54:08


  Why does Symbian collapse?


On 24th January, Nokia announces a disappointing news that they would give up Symbian. The 808 PureView released last year will be its last Symbian model.  Symbian was born in 1998, it was supported by the then three mobile giants : Sony Ericson, Motorola and Nokia after its birth, later Samsung and LG also joined the Symbian camp. In 2000, the first Symbian model in the world Ericoson R380 was released, in 20006, there were over 100 million Symbian handphones on the market. But in 2007, t...

   Nokia, Symbian, Collapse, Analysis     2013-01-28 03:06:09


  Why does LinkedIn migrate to NodeJS from Ruby?


Node.js, the server-side JavaScript-based software platform used to build scalable network applications, has been all the rage among many developers for the past couple of years. Node.js uses an event-driven, non-blocking I/O model that makes it lightweight and efficient, perfect for data-intensive real-time applications that run across distributed devices. Because of these advantages, there are many websites are migrating to Node.js.One of them is LinkedIn. LinkedIn was initially built on Ruby...

   LinkedIn,NodeJS,Ruby     2014-03-21 23:39:25


  Who Uses PhoneGap/Apache Cordova?


The HTML5 Microzone is presented by DZone and Microsoft to bring you the most interesting and relevant content on emerging web standards.  Experience all that the HTML5 Microzone has to offer on our homepage and check out the cutting edge web development tutorials on Script Junkie, Build My Pinned Site, and the HTML5 DevCenter. I see questions and comments all the time with the general sentiment “it looks nice, but who really uses PhoneGap/Apache Co...

   PhoneGap,Apache,App,HTML5     2012-03-30 06:30:33


  Five Reasons Why Microsoft's Windows Phone Will Make A Big Splash In The Smartphone Market


The rave reviews for the latest iteration of Microsoft’s Windows Phone aren’t the only reason Microsoft will do better in the smart phone industry than it did in the MP3 player market. Whereas the Zune never really offered anything substantially different from the iPod and never pushed any real boundaries, Microsoft’s latest push into the mobile operating system business is much more bold. Microsoft isn’t rushing it this time – and it shows. So far, tech pundits of all stripes ar...

   WP7,Windows Phone,Zune,2012,Nokia Lumia 900     2012-01-09 08:52:52


  Including Related Objects in Queries


Every time you hit a mobile network, it slows your users down and introduces another point of failure. So when you're designing your application, you need to take advantage of every opportunity to omit needless requests. Parse's philosophy is to help make this easier by providing standard ways to reduce network requests. One example is caching queries, which lets you avoid resending requests you've already sent. Another example, which we've launched in the most recent version of the...

   Software design,Request,Network load,Resource manage,Mobile     2011-12-07 08:51:56