When it comes to honing your programming and development skills, it is worthwhile to consider the old adage "follow the money."
ZDNet is reporting that Xamarin, the Boston-based software company, will now start allowing iOS coders to use Microsoft's Visual Studio.
If you're an IT professional looking to make yourself marketable, mobile development is where it's at.
In our last installment, we looked at how the future of Web program will be defined by the struggle between native apps and HTML5.
Many technologists predict that HTML5 will be the future of the Web since it allows developers to create Web-based apps that can run on any type of device via a standard browser. And it's hard to argue with that kind of promise.
Recently we looked at how HTML5 is the language of the future given its compatibility with mobile devices and ease of use.
2012 was the first year on record in which PC sales were lower than the previous year. That's big news, as it signals a profound shift in modern computing away from the PC and towards mobile devices and smart phones.
How many times have you heard people say, "I am definitely not going to waste my time going to that instructor led class" or "that self study training is a waste of time, not for me"?
By Craig Jensen
It is plain common sense that a developer will succeed and advance in their career, and therefore benefit financially from their success, if they are known as an expert in the technology they work in.