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"We are the nation that put cars in driveways and computers in offices; the nation of Edison and the Wright brothers; of Google and Facebook. In America, innovation doesn’t just change our lives. It’s how we make a living." With this one sentence, spoken Tuesday during his State of the Union address, President Barack Obama ushered in once and for all the Age of Sociotechnology, the age that recognizes the importance of the interaction between people and technology in both workplaces and society. Obama recognizes perhaps better than anyone in America the extent to which technology nowadays is socially constructed and society is technically constructed. "We are the nation...of Google and Facebook" - those eight words may well go on to become the most significant President Obama has ever uttered to date. For better or for worse, it would seem that the destiny of the U.S.... (more)

XIRSYS Launches WebRTC Hosting Service

XirSys, a California-based tech company recently launched by the founders of Influxis, officially announced today that it is now providing cloud accounts for developers interested in testing the BETA services for their WebRTC hosting platform. WebRTC Journal ▸Home WebRTC is being touted as the leading disruptive communication technology, as it will allow people to communicate conveniently through their HTML5 compatible browsers in real-time, without any plugins. However, there are some real world challenges to overcome in order for users to properly connect to one another, such as traversing complex firewalls and configuring reliable and scalable STUN and TURN servers; that's where XirSys comes in. Register FREE for WebRTC Summit here ▸ http://bit.ly/1exOL9h WebRTC Journal ▸Home XirSys provides the infrastructure which enables businesses to deploy global WebRTC app... (more)

Flash Player Will Be Packaged with Google Chrome

Adobe has announced that they made a deal with Google: the new releases of Chrome Web browser will be packaged with the latest version of Flash Player. Even though the only person I know who uses Chrome is my younger son (he just says it's cool), this is an important announcement. When I say that Flash Player is a great VM and an excellent choice for delivering rich Internet applications, thousands listen. But when Google makes a commitment to make Flash Player a part of its browser it has even more weight. Google states loud and clear that Flash Player is a valid software that can and should be used. All these Youtube-raised boys and girls voices stating that HTML5 will kill Flash Player can't be taken seriously for many years to come given the historically slow evolution and adoption of previous versions of HTML.  I can see Silverlight (also a VM supported by a re... (more)

iPad Privacy Hacked

AT&T, iPad’s sole US carrier, admitted Wednesday that hackers were able to exploit a security hole in its system and download the e-mail addresses and iPad IDs (ICC-IDs) of 114,067 iPad owners, including military folk, public figures and prominent business types. Supposedly it was nothing more than that. The hackers call themselves Goatse Security after a site showing a naked man stretching his anus with both hands to approximately the width of his hand. The vulnerability was reportedly fixed – or at least turned off – Tuesday before the breach became public knowledge. AT&T said it would contact the people affected. The New York Times, which spoke to the Goatse people, said the e-mail address included congressional staff, folks at the Justice Department, NASA Homeland Security, VCs, and executive at the Times itself, Dow Jones, Viacom, Time Warner and HBO. CNN added... (more)

RIM’s BlackPad to Joust with iPad

As though tearing a page out of Sir Walter Scott's Ivanhoe or Thomas Malory's Le Morte d'Arthur, RIM is running up a tablet called BlackPad that calls to mind the archetypal medieval wild card, the black knight. RIM means to use the embedded Neutrino operating system, a species of Unix, from fellow Canadian QNX Software Systems that it bought for $200 million in April and combine it with widgetry from the U.S. Army's QNX-powered unmanned Crusher tank developed by Carnegie Mellon four years ago. At least that's the story Bloomberg tells quoting anonymous sources unauthorized to whisper the secret. RIM bought the rights to blackpad.com in July according to Whois. BlackPad is supposed to be heavy on BlackBerry-style e-mail protected by BlackBerry security. It will include Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity to the Internet but it won't connect directly to the cell network ... (more)

Mobile Expert Interview Series: Sybase's Bryan Whitmarsh

This morning I was able to catch up with SAP Mentor Bryan Whitmarsh for an interview.  I conducted a video interview with Bryan last year at Sapphire which you can watch here.  Bryan works for Sybase's product management team and reports to Tony Kueh, who I interviewed last week.  Bryan lives in Boise, Idaho (also my fair city), which he has called home since 1992, when he moved here from the Seattle area. Note: These are not Bryan's exact words, rather my notes from our interview. Kevin:  What is your role and area of responsibility at Sybase? Bryan: My title is Mobility Product Management.  Last year I was focused on mobile email, but this year I am working with the platform team on SUP (Sybase Unwired Platform).  It is my job to interpret the market, meet with customers, communicate the road map, both internally and externally, define product requirements and help ma... (more)

Rapid Development of Web Business Application for iPad

OpenXava is a framework for Rapid Development of Web Applications for iPad, well-suited for business and database oriented applications. OpenXava allows you develop applications just by writing simple domain classes with Java or Groovy. The user interface is generated automatically in runtime, without code generation. Learn more about iPad support in OpenXava. OpenXava 4.3 adds support for total properties in collections, it has a new editor for HTML_TEXT stereotype, add info and warning messages and some other useful new features. Total properties in collections Now you can use square brakets in @ListProperties to asociate one or more properties of the container entity to a property of the collection. In this way you can add arbitrary values as totals. Read more about total properties in the wiki. New editor for HTML_TEXT Apart from upgrading to the latest CKEditor ... (more)

OpenXava 4.4: Rapid Development of Web Business Applications for iPad

OpenXava is a framework for Rapid Development of Web Applications for iPad, well-suited for business and database oriented applications. OpenXava allows you develop applications just by writing simple domain classes with Java or Groovy. The user interface is generated automatically in runtime, without code generation. Learn more about iPad support in OpenXava. OpenXava 4.4 has some new interesting features such as: Totals, row count and add action in the collection frame when the collection is folded. The frames are folded using a slide effect. It's possible to filter by range in list and collections. Support for Java 7. And some other useful new features and bug fixes. Totals, row count and add action in collection frame If you have a collection like the next one: When the user folds the collection frame the result is: In this way you can put several collections in the... (more)

An Enterprise and Software Architect's Tools of the Trade

I have been doing Software Architecture for 16 years and Enterprise Architecture for the past few. Along with architecture I usually find as part of each gig, if not the main focus of each gig, process implementation or at least process improvement is required. It is not easy keeping up the latest technologies, processes, architectural techniques, and enterprise architecture framework improvements. I am a firm believer that to be an architect, you must also be an experienced developer. I do not believe in the hands off architect role and wish the Ivory Tower Architects would stop claiming to be Architects. They are theorist not architects. Modeling, Governance, and documenting are part of the architect's job, but in order to produce valuable artifacts you need to be getting your hands dirty. I also run into a ton of Googler-Developers. Meaning they have no idea why ... (more)

Insurance Industry Disrupted, The Quantified-Self - Wearables, Telematics, Code Halos and Digital Transformation

By Peter Abatan, Studio Thirteen, Cognizant The New Finance Meet-up group is currently running a 6 part series over a period of 6 months to determine what could disrupt the Insurance industry. In the most recent meet-up the focus was on how the quantified-self could disrupt the insurance industry. I came away from the meet-up with the conclusion that smart insurers will begin to develop products that are more customizable to the individual needs rather than offering products desiged on demographics, i.e. where you live, your age group, family size etc. So what is the quantified-self? The quantified-self is the data that has been accumulated on the individual’s behavior, health status, medical conditions and overall well-being by the individual themselves (We call this data Code Halos at Cognizant). In the future many experts believe that it will be the basis on which ... (more)

iPad on Ulitzer - The New Browser Wars: Flash vs. Swipe

iPad on Ulitzer Pardon me for adding yet another iPad analysis (certainly, when a computer product launch makes it into Doonesbury, we have crossed a new threshold of hype), but one thing actually missing from the copious words and videos on yesterday's event at Moscone was the simple fact that we have a new browser war on our hands, and it isn't a pretty sight. The browser wars of yesteryear between Microsoft and Netscape seem so quaint. (And look what happened to Netsacpe, too.) Today it is all about Adobe Flash versus the multi-touch swipe technology that is part of Apple's product lines. Why is this a war? Apple's iPod, iTouch, and now iPad all share a lack of support for Adobe's Flash technology, the animation glue that binds Web pages to in-line video playback. When you bring up your Safari browser in these devices, you see a big blank nothing on the pages th... (more)