We’re pretty good about keeping an eye on the shifting trends in technology, especially when it comes to the developer world. After all, we wouldn’t be able to provide you with high-quality, relevant courses if we didn’t. By taking the expertise of our staff and combining their input with data from our most popular courses, we were able to create this list of top developer technologies/methodologies for 2013, and trends you should be prepared for in 2014.
Several weeks ago, Microsoft announced their new Windows Azure SDK 2.1, an announcement which although you may have missed it (I did) includes some very nice new features. Along with relatively minor improvements like a new Emulator Express option and support for stopping and suspending VMs directly within Visual Studio Microsoft also cut loose with a Windows Azure [...]
PC sales have been declining steadily for the past five quarters according to a report from the BBC, falling all the way to circa 76 million units. This steady downward slide has many people ready to declare PCs as dead as the proverbial door nail with mobile devices now grabbing all of the consumer spending [...]
You may have BYOD, but do you have a policy? If not, you’re already behind. Keep best practices in place with a guide to creating BYOD policy.
A recent survey of Spiceworks users has found that SMBs are beating enterprises to the punch when it comes to BYOD. While smaller companies may be more agile when it comes to implementing a strategy, many are ignoring security threats by not implementing mobile device management (MDM) solutions as well. How is your organization facing the BYOD boom?
The days seeing a BlackBerry in the hands of every businessman and woman have come and gone, but does the birth of the BlackBerry 10 mean a comeback? We examine the new features associated with the latest BlackBerry series and whether these innovations are enough to bring the BlackBerry back into corporate dominance.
Since there’s a lot of misconception about BYOD standards and the cloud, look at some common questions raised in large companies these days and how to deal with them.
CompTIA now offers e-learning, an online solution for courses in cloud, mobility and security. We outline the different certifications available and discuss who should pursue them.
The HP Moonshot Server is here delivering the first software-defined network server, capable of storing a high number of servers with fewer complications along the way. One of the downsides is that it is limited in the types of environments it supports, but what does this new server mean for the future of software-defined networking?
Jon Flanders has just published: Mobile First Responsive Web Design Responsive web design is a recent strategy for building web sites that can respond and adapt to multiple devices and their respective resolutions. Mobile first is the concept of creating the design for your mobile web site first, and then building out that design for [...]
See how the future of near-field communication (NFC) in mobile devices opens up new ways for businesses to reach customers. By simply tapping your mobile device to something also enabled with NFC, you can trigger a number of cool actions. Check out how this emerging technology is “tapping” into the mobile business boom.
With enhanced security features, Active Directory support, smart card multi-factor authentication and other new features, the latest phone from Samsung shows the company is taking businesses seriously while still appealing to customers.
A new OS has hit the scene. We discuss the potential for Ubuntu and how it could potentially shake up the competition with its late 2013 release.
It takes more than just slick code to make a top selling app, and in this excerpt from Amber Mac’s new course Introduction to Mobile App Marketing you’ll get some solid statistics on the most popular app stores and an understanding of how that can affect your application targeting. In the full course Amber also [...]
The IT cert organization, CompTIA, recently made some additions to their community outreach programs, called Mobility and Advancing Women in IT. See what CompTIA is trying to accomplish with these new initiatives, plus some more announcements about membership.
The rush to use cloud infrastructure is now starting disrupt the developer landscape. Find out why in this basic overview of how cloud infrastructures are used in web development.
In this on-demand webinar, mobility expert and TrainSignal instructor John O’Neill Sr demonstrates six different IT apps on the iPad and shows how they can benefit IT pros in the workplace.
As 2013 approaches, it’s time to think of your new year’s resolutions. No matter what you vow to work on in the new year, you’re not alone. There are apps to help you!
There are a crazy number of IT conferences. If you’re new to the field or its conference circuit, it can be hard to narrow down the options to figure out the best ones to attend. Here we’ll highlight the biggest conferences of 2013, looking at ones with high turnout rates last year and the most [...]
Which IT skills will help you land a job in IT in 2013? Skills like software development, virtualization and more make our list.