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Mobile Apps Must Work Offline Because Wireless Connectivity isn’t Ubiquitous

Intermittent wireless connectivity requires mobile apps to follow sync patterns using pre-fetched data via APIs and offline local storage. If the network isn’t available, it’s pretty hard for your native app to call web APIs or for your web app to load new web pages. On the Ethernet connected desktops of the past, developers didn’t …
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It’s Time to Dump your 1990s App Authentication

Migrate Win32 applications secured by client/server database logins to mobile apps that use OAuth & enterprise cloud directories for authentication instead. Do you know Scott Tiger? Are you familiar with SA and no password? If so, you probably worked with client/server database security mechanisms from companies like Oracle, Microsoft, IBM and others. Anyone who’s built client/server, …
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Boost Employee Productivity by Replacing Proprietary Distributed Broker Technologies with Open RESTful APIs

Move your older, distributed broker technologies like CORBA, RMI, DCOM & RPC to REST APIs that communicate with any device, app, browser or endpoint. A lot of the bigger companies built large, complex, distributed systems that relied on a variety of technologies to make them work. For example, code in an app makes local function …
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Improve User Productivity by Utilizing Cloud Services to Better Serve Mobile Employees

Mobile employees working around the world are best served by globally distributed cloud services + replicated data with low network latency. Your organization may have customers and employees distributed all over the world. These people have neither the time nor the patience to wait for data to travel great distances over land or though undersea …
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Reduce Business Expenses and Accelerate Mobile Integration with Backend Servers

Accelerate the mobile integration and delivery of server resources to any device utilizing mobile middleware solutions like MEAP, MADP, MRAD or mBaaS. Enterprise mobile apps don’t live in a vacuum. They typically communicate with a backend system. Some newer, vertically-integrated packages provide the backend system and mobile apps to get you up and running quickly. …
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Improve Employee Productivity by Delivering Web Scale to your Mobile Workforce

Bring web scale to backend business systems via adapters, replication, sharding, queuing & caching to support a growing mobile workforce. Many of the backend systems running global business over the last several decades have something in common besides not being able to communicate with mobile devices. They’re not designed to support the scale needed to …
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Reduce Corporate Expenses by Mobile-Enabling Existing Business Systems with REST APIs

Mobile-enable backend business systems by wrapping them with REST APIs that speak the same language as any device, browser or app. Most backend business systems organizations have deployed over the last several decades have absolutely nothing common. They all speak different languages via myriad binary and text wire protocols. They typically don’t talk to each …
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Wrap a Web API around Your Enterprise & Take Microsoft SQL Server 2014 Data Offline w/ NoSQL via Universal Apps for Windows

At TechEd New Zealand, I presented a session on how to integrate a company’s backend systems into SQL Server 2014 and deliver that data out to mobile devices via Web APIs to support the operations of occasionally-connected apps on mobile devices using NoSQL tables. Enterprise mobility is a top priority for Chief Information Officers who must empower employees and …
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Enterprise Mobility on STL Tech Talk CodeCast

I was thrilled to join Gus Emery (@n_f_e) and JJ Hammond (@jjhammondmusic) for a lively discussion of the past and future of Microsoft enterprise mobility on CodeCast Episode 12 of @STLTechTalk. These guys are doing great work in the developer community! Go check out their site! Sharing my knowledge and helping others never stops, so …
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