TechRepublic Live 2011
I am writing this the day after returning from TechRepublic Live 2011. The event was fantastic, as always. A lot of things gelled for me while I was there, and in the next couple of weeks I will be writing an in-depth post about what is happening on the IT side of the fence, and how you will need to adjust your skillset, learning plans, and development strategy to keep ahead of the ball.
Appcelerator’s Open Marketplace
PHP 5.4 Beta released
Jaspersoft 4.2 brings mobile business intelligence
Windows Phone 7.1 SDK
BlackBerry Payment Service SDK 1.5
RIM released version 1.5 of the BlackBerry Payment SDK, which now allows subscription payments.
PhoneGap for Windows Phone 7 Mango
There is now a beta of PhoneGap, a cross-platform mobile development system for HTML5 available for Windows Phone 7 Mango.
Tools and products
Basho announces Riak 1.0
Xeround offers MySQL in the cloud
Engine Yard now supporting JRuby in their cloud offering
eXo Platform 3.5 beta opened
eXo opened the beta to its eXo 3.5 product, which allows developers to build websites and web applications that leverage cloud technologies.
Tips and tricks
Using Azure as a content delivery network
Extending .NET ASP.NET MVC
Exceptions in Tasks in .NET 4.5
C++ AMP in C#
Igor Ostrovsky wrote an article demonstrating the use of C++ AMP (which lets you leverage GPUs for parallel computations) in C# code. This is useful stuff for algorithm work.
Web users still have short attention spans
National GiveCamp is an event for techies to donate their time to provide technology solutions for non-profit organizations. The event this year runs from October 21 – 23.
Web DevCon 2011