This Week At Red Pill

Modernizing Notes Applications? Lets take a look at what’s been happening in related technologies this past week.

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In 1956 a 5 megabyte IBM hard disk is loaded into an airplane. It weighed over 1000kg.

Much of the news this week came from the annual Consumer Electronics (CES) conference at Las Vegas. Wired posted a summary of some of the great gadgets on show. Much of the news in the coming weeks, will of course centre around the Connection 2014 conference in Orlando January January 26-30.

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Could ISW pull of back-to-back CTO awards with this product?

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Going Mobile

It is now widely accepted that mobile devices are a major player in generating Internet traffic. Business are increasingly looking at opportunities to replace desktop computers with tablets. Apple’s strong position in the smartphone and tablet market is allowing it to expand into the corporate sector in 2014 and beyond posing a serious threat to Microsoft.

Going mobile is only the start of the journey. We are now starting to see the evolution from tablets and smartphones towards a range of wearable devices and the Internet of Things. Pebble announced the Pebble Steel. As always there is speculation about the next iPhone, iPhone 6 and there is now speculation that Apple may be working on bringing two iWatches to the market. The point has not been lost on Intel, who see this as a way of recovering from largely missing out on the mobile revolution. They have announced a 3-D technology aimed at bringing human-like senses to technology. The combination of wearable devices and big data opens the door for a whole new range of applications to be developed. The ultimate evolution may be towards the connected city.

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Going Social

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Going Responsive

Reminders that responsive web design means a lot more than fluid grids.

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The demand for Java development skills remains strong. A study  by Stack Overflow showed Java was the met searched skill on Careers 2.0.

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A number of great events are planed for Web developers in 2014.

At Red Pill, our focus his week has been developing an exciting new search interface for our responsive Web client for Notes applications that allows users to quickly search and filter the content of all your Notes databases from a singe place. As par of the work Nathan Freeman has been adding an index search feature to the OpenNTF Domino API. More news will be announced in the lead-up to Connect.

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Open Source

OpenNTF launched a new look and feel for its web site. This includes a new logo for OpenNTF. The process by which the logo was developed was an interesting one. Nathan Freeman from Red Pill Development coordinated this effort using an innovative web site 99designs. Posting a brief resulted in an enormous number of high quality submissions which were then refined before a short-list was presented to the OpenNTF board for final selection. The winning designer actually researched the history of OpenNTF and IBM Notes in coming p with the winning solution that features the design of a Lotus flower.

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Hard to belive IBM are not sending this “champion” to Connect 2014.

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The adoption of Open Sorce by businesses continues to gain acceptance.

For Java Developers, Christian Güdemann has done an excellent job making the necessary tweaks to get FindBugs working for NSFs and published it as a project on OpenNTF.

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