Your bumper guide to working with media in HTML5

Unless you’ve been living on a remote island for the past year or so, you’ve probably heard the buzz and hype around HTML5.  HTML5 will cure most illnesses; it will solve world hunger; and it sounds the death knell for RIA (Rich Internet Applications) technologies like Silverlight, Flash and Flex.  Though that might sound extreme, the hype over this new HTML standard has been overwhelming.  Let’s bring things back down to earth a bit. To scope what’s important,...

By Jason Beres, 25 May 2012, 0 comments. Categories: HTML5, Languages.

Indie Developer interview: Monster Mayhem

We covered popular indie Tower Defense Shooter Monster Mayhem, a while ago and now present the exclusive indie developer interview with Taplay Limited. Wannabee Indie iOS devs will love this one as you'll learn a fair bit about making the transition from more traditional older pc based programming to iOS developing and also learn some fantastic tips on play testing your apps. Monster Mayhem is available on the AppStore now. Why did you choose to develop for iOS?It sounds like this question is aiming at why iOS vs. Android or Web.  I thought that this was a hot market.  I was there to...

By Duwain Marnitz, 23 May 2012, 0 comments. Categories: Development Tools, HTML5, iOS, Languages.

Opera: Choose web standards for web apps #mwc12

The debate over the use of web standards for web apps, and how developers explore deeper integration for such apps, has been covered throughout Mobile World Congress this week. Developer Tech met up with Andreas Bovens, Head of International Developer Relations at Opera Software, who believes that web standards are the sensible way to go.

With 160 million users worldwide, Opera is one of the main players in mobile web-browsing. It’s popularity is significant in...

By Matt Henkes, 29 February 2012, 0 comments. Categories: Development Tools, HTML5, Languages.

Java named most popular programming language, but for how long?

Java has been named the most popular programming language, but its competitors are now slowly creeping up to take the top spot.

The language is used by 17.05% of developers, slightly lower than last year’s percentage where 18.48% chose to use the language.  C came a close second in the running with 16.52%.

C# and C++ were also high up in developer choice, with 8.65% and 7.85% respectively. However, a big difference can be seen with Objective-C and PHP.

Objective-C is gaining popularity since being...

By Dani Millward, 08 February 2012, 0 comments. Categories: Java, Languages.

New Developer Tools for Mozilla Firefox

 

For those of you who are developers, and still use Firefox, you’ll be happy to know that Mozilla announced yesterday that they’ve rolled out a new developer tool.

Mozilla put together a video for all of us to have a look at it:

 

Some of the features are:

1. More built in tools for real-time editing.2. Page Inspector allows you to look into a page’s structure.3. Style Inspector allows for quick and easy style editing.4. Scratchpad uses Eclipse Orion to give you syntax highlighting5. A full-screen API for full screen web experiences.

Those aren’t shabby additions and some of them are definitely going to give Chrome’s developer tools a run for their money.

The tools come bundled with Firefox, so you’ll 

By iMod - A Cape Town Blog, 01 February 2012, 0 comments. Categories: Development Tools, Languages, Platforms.

Can SME's tap into App Revolution to fuel their growth?

Kevin Miller, CEO, RunRev

Much is made about the importance of technology. The Department for Business, Innovation & Skills recently announced a £145 million boost to improve the UK's e-infrastructure. The reality, however, is that IT infrastructure enhancements will not benefit the vast majority of businesses to drive productivity and profitability. But there is one IT revolution that they can tap into and benefit from.

The hype that surrounded Apple's announcement about the iPhone 4S...

By Kevin Miller, 25 January 2012, 0 comments. Categories: Android, Apple, App Stores, Development Tools, Industry, iOS, Languages, Platforms.

HP to open-source webOS for developers

Hewlett Packard has announced it will open-source its mobile operating system, WebOS.

The webOS code will be available with an open-source license, enabling developers and engineers to work on enhancements within the marketplace and improve applications for next generation devices.

HP has said it plans to continue investing in and supporting webOS. The system offers multiplatform portability, along...

By Dani Millward, 12 December 2011, 0 comments. Categories: Development Tools, Languages, Platforms.