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With Mozilla in Disarray, The Open Web Needs A Hero

April 22, 2014—Mozilla is in trouble. There is no way around that basic fact. The nonprofit maker of the Firefox Web browser needs a new CEO. Brendan Eich has resigned amid a scandal over his financial support of Proposition 8, the 2008 initiative that outlawed gay marriage in California. While his donation was revealed in 2012 through a public-records search, he was only Mozilla’s CTO at the time. His ascension to CEO brought the issue freshly into light, sparking discord among his own employees as well as the public, and his awkward defense and refusal to offer an explanation of his views on the issue appeared to play a role in his ouster. ReadWrite

Research and Markets: Backend as a Service (Baas) Trends - Global Market Overview 2014-2017

April 22, 2014—Backend as a Service (BaaS), also referred to as Mobile Backend as a Service (MBaaS), is a unique platform that enables mobile and web application developers to store their applications on a backend cloud infrastructure. Backend-as-a-Service (BaaS) is witnessing an increasing adoption due to its several benefits to developers such as low development costs and accelerated time-to-market. Yahoo! Finance

Engage The Brain At Toronto IBM i Tech Conference

April 22, 2014—There are IBM midrange companies that strategize and even prioritize plans for strengthening their IT workforces with the intention of improving business processes and solving business problems. If you attend an event like the Toronto User Group's annual two-day technical conference April 24 and 25, you find people who work for those companies learning to use IBM i and Power Systems like its 2014 instead of 1994. If you are sitting on the sidelines, 20 years of IT innovation is a long time to be out of the game. IT Jungle

Here Are 10 Priceless Android-Ready Development Frameworks for You

April 22, 2014—Android has carved out a distinct niche of following today, with more and more people using the platform on a plethora of devices ranging from smartphones and tablets. Android undoubtedly owns the greater chunk of the market share owing to tremendous popularity courtesy some amazing features and unmatched customisation options. Android provides developers a big market to sell their apps but also does not require any major investment. Here are 10 priceless Android-ready development frameworks for you. EFY Times

Sencha Reports on the State and Future of HTML5 App Development

March 19, 2014—A recent report commissioned by Sencha provides some interesting insights into where we are today and what the future holds for HTML5 app development. We visited with Sencha CEO Michael Mullany for a few minutes to talk about the report and get his views on the subject. App Developer Magazine

CNX Ups the Ante in Mobile App Development for IBM i

March 18, 2014—CNX Corp. yesterday unveiled a major new release of its flagship Web and mobile development tool for IBM i, the Valence Framework version 4.0. The new version is based on Sencha Architect 3, which CNX says allows IBM i shops to develop Web and mobile apps almost completely in a drag-and-drop manner. The updated portal also has a place for accessing 5250 apps that haven't yet been rewritten or modernized for the new HTML5 world. IT Jungle

Tizen App Challenge Winners Announced

March 17, 2014—Tizen has announced the winners of the Tizen App Challenge, a contest that awarded over $4M in prizes to app developers. 54 prizes were awarded to top ranked Tizen apps across 9 categories. In addition, the top rated HTML5 apps received $50,000 each. App Developer Magazine

HTML5 platform helps Web-based project management software go mobile

March 12, 2014—Fostering collaboration and efficiency in the workplace is nothing new, but how that is achieved is evolving as workers turn to mobile devices to access information. To keep pace with the transition, Andrew Filev, CEO of Wrike, a Web-based project management application, knew he needed to make his offering mobile-friendly. TechTarget/

Report: HTML5 is the Future for Enterprise Developers

March 12, 2014—A new report finds standards-based HTML5 development, whose popularity has been growing in part because such apps can run cross-platform, has caught on big in the enterprise. CMSWire

Developer Survey: HTML5 Gaining, Windows Slipping

March 11, 2014—HTML5 developers queried recently by tools vendor Sencha remain dedicated to building apps via Web technologies, even as doubts have been cast on how effective HTML5 is vis à vis native development. Many of those same developers, however, have dropped support for the classic Microsoft Windows platform. InfoWorld