Developers

The Data Model Owner {2}

by Kathy S
The author (of the article I read) is a data modeling consultant and instructor, and he asked the question,”Who owns the data model?” He received over 100 responses.  It is known that an organization has a team of skilled developers, and these developers do the data modeling. When a developer from this organization asks,”Who owns the data model?” How does one respond? 37% say the business should own the model because “the modelers don’t ‘own’ the data model – they are only the caretakers of the model.”  22% say the development team because as the owners, they would keep all the members informed about changes while maintaining the ability for everyone to make changes to the model as needed. 15% say the individual developer because they have the skill and knowledge to manage the data model well. 11% say the application manager or database administrator because they are the ones who feel the pain when the application is not working properly and they are the ones who are contacted first if the application isn’t working as it should. 15% say no one owns the model simply because no one may have the big picture in mind. read more...

Predicting Missing Data {3}

by Kevin S
It may be difficult to translate data in databases which are missing values into useful information. In the article “Prior Knowledge: A Predictive Database For Developers”, Alex Williams discusses how the Prior Knowledge company has decided to tackle blank data. They have released a new Veritable API which, in short, looks at the stored data and intelligently predicts and fills in any blank areas. The hope is that this new technology will allow database developers deploy new applications which can predict the values of these blanks and help turn their data into useful information. read more...

Web Developers Thirsty for Mojito {Comments Off on Web Developers Thirsty for Mojito}

by Alexander H
Yahoo has recently released an open-source Web application framework called Mojito, which will tailor to developers and allow them to promptly write applications for all major device platforms. “While Web app frameworks are nothing new, Yahoo claims Mojito is different because it addresses the problem of delivering content to devices that have weak or intermittent connection…” (Scott).  Mojito will allow developers to create apps using HTML, CSS, and JavaScript that can run on the client and on the server. An embedded JavaScript engine allows the app to run on both the server and the client. One of the benefits of the new open-source development application is the fact that it can switch between rendering on the client and on the server if bandwidth is limited, which will ultimately provide a better experience for the user. read more...

The New Wave: HTML 5 {4}

by Jongwoo Y
Evans Data, a company that specializes in surveys, was able to recently discover that over 75% of web developers are using and prefer HTML 5. Even though this is common knowledge, it is surprising as HTML 5 standard is still a work in progress (Taft, 2012). The data that Evans was able to attain was surprising as 43% of NA users, 39% of European users, and more than 58% of Asian/Pacific users were already using HTML5 as their web development language of choice. The number was brought over 75% when “planned use” was taken into consideration (Taft, 2012). Evans’ CEO, Janel Garvin, went on to add that HTML5 is the obvious choice for many developers due to its strength for mobile and cross-platform applications. This statement is able to explain why HTML5 is so important; technology is moving towards mobile device synergy, which makes HTML5 even more appealing. HTML5’s popularity is growing exponentially. Microsoft has already committed with the new language by having their flagship programs, Windows 8 and Internet Explorer, both embrace the newer methodologies. Adobe, another power player in the Technology field, has announced that they will halt development of Flash for mobile browsers due to the popularity of HTML5 (Taft, 2012). With Adobe embracing HTML5, one must ask themselves if any company can try to come up with a good argument against the use of HTML5. read more...