Move your older, distributed broker technologies like CORBA, RMI, DCOM & RPC to REST APIs that communicate with any device, app, browser or endpoint.
The mobile Internet communicates with HTTP(S), follows an architectural style called REST, serializes data as JSON & compresses with GZip and Deflate. These different standards weren’t mashed together by a working group. They represent a grass-roots phenomenon that transformed how the Internet communicates. Data traverses the globe through routers and firewalls via the Hypertext Transfer... Continue Reading →
It's a new year and therefore it's time to throw some rapid-fire mobile architecture concepts at you to help improve your mobile enterprise systems. For starters, developers and IT Pros involved in mobility need to start thinking holistically about backend systems, data transports, and mobile endpoints. Working in the mobile enterprise space doesn't mean... Continue Reading →
In my Consumerization of IT Collides with MEAP article last week, I described how to connect a Windows 7 device to Microsoft’s On-Premises servers. Whether you’re talking about a Windows 7 tablet or laptop, I showed that you can follow the Garter MEAP Critical Capabilities to integrate with our stack in a consistent manner. Remember,... Continue Reading →
If you attended MIX 11 or watched it on Channel 9, you might have seen Todd Brix’s session titled “Making Money with your Applications on Windows Phone.” In this session, Todd talked about all the great things Windows Phone users and developers can expect with the new Marketplace and App Hub in the Mango timeframe. ... Continue Reading →
Whenever I hear the term, "UX," I immediately think of graphic designers, artists and folks who focus on making the UI of your application beautiful. Nine times out of ten, this is the appropriate connection to make. Great UX folks at Microsoft came together to make Windows Phone 7 the most visually-appealing smartphone on the... Continue Reading →