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  • Get faster

    Master modern app delivery to win in today’s digital marketplace.

    22 Dec. 15 18:00 Written by By Kurt Bittner and Doug Washburn
  • Where are all the good Web developers?

    If you’re having trouble finding them, ask yourself: Am I a bad client, or am I looking in the wrong place?

    29 Sept. 15 04:14 Written by By Josh Althuser
  • Anyone see a problem with this plan?

    IT manager pilot fish is also a clinical psychologist, and he's worked out a way to piece together an electronic clinical records system for this large mental health center. Then his boss discovers the project.

    28 Aug. 15 13:00 Written by Sharky
  • Microsoft kills off plan to pay people to write good things about Internet Explorer

    It was only a couple days ago when Microsoft released its Internet Explorer Developer Channel, "a fully functioning browser designed to give Web developers and early adopters a sneak peek at the Web platform features we're working on." Any chance IE might have gotten some long-term social media love was dashed after a clueless "social strategist on behalf of Microsoft" invited the wrong person to write something positive about Internet Explorer.

    19 June 14 08:37 Written by Ms. Smith
  • The 10 hottest JavaScript framework projects

    Community strength is a huge factor is determining which JavaScript framework to adopt. Here's a close look at the activity swirling around AngularJS, Backbone.JS, Ember.js, and more

    07 Jan. 14 20:59 Written by Dave Gruber
  • The 10 hottest JavaScript framework projects

    Community strength is a huge factor is determining which JavaScript framework to adopt. Here's a close look at the activity swirling around AngularJS, Backbone.JS, Ember.js, and more

    08 Oct. 13 13:17 Written by Dave Gruber
  • To make IT 'agile,' devops is not enough

    Devops aims to heal the often bitter divide between developers and operations, but delivering more and better solutions faster demands an enterprise-wide commitment

    16 Sept. 13 12:55 Written by Sven Gerjets
  • Surveys show that enterprises tablet use is on the rise

    One in three U.S. adults now owns a tablet computer, up from 18% last year, according to a June 2013 study by the Pew Internet and American Life Project. So what about professional use? Are tablets standard-issue employee equipment? To find out, CDW surveyed professionals from midsize and large business, healthcare, higher education and state and local government to see how these devices are affecting day-to-day productivity.

    23 July 13 20:30 Written by Brian Lawrence, CDW product manager – mobility
  • No more Adobe Dreamweaver, so how about Xara Web Designer?

    If you're doing serious Web content engineering you might well choose an all-singing, all-dancing product such as Adobe's Dreamweaver. The latest version of Dreamweaver in Adobe's Creative Suite 6 (released just over a year ago) was really impressive with new features such as an improved user interface, support for jQuery UI widgets, better cascading style sheet Version 3 support and support for PhoneGap. All in all, a very cool and comprehensive Web development platform.

    16 May 13 22:14 Written by Mark Gibbs
  • Directly connected to the Internet of Things

    Last week here in Backspin I discussed how real-world "things" that aren't easily augmented with digital instrumentation, such as bicycles, cars and even dogs, can be indirectly connected to the Internet of Things (IoT) using physical ID tags and online proxies. This is, as I pointed out, a powerful concept.

    25 April 13 22:21 Written by Mark Gibbs
  • NAB show roundup: Cool gear for videophiles

    I've spent the past few days at the annual show for the National Association of Broadcasters, also known as NAB. The trade show, held in Las Vegas, features events and products geared toward television and radio stations, as well as filmmakers and other video creators.

    11 April 13 19:21 Written by Keith Shaw
  • The 'Minority Report' shopping experience

    Everywhere you go these days -- every store, every urban street, every car park, every ATM -- there are video cameras watching where you go and what you do. Just what are "they" (whoever "they" are) doing with all of that video surveillance?

    15 March 13 17:15 Written by Mark Gibbs
  • Realtime's push beats Ajax pull

    How's that there cloudy thing working out for you? Sure, you get flexible, elastic infrastructure at a pretty good price, but what about your data transfer costs? The same question applies to "traditional" hosted apps; data transfer costs can mount up quickly for large client populations.

    16 Nov. 12 00:46 Written by Mark Gibbs
  • What do 100% of mobile users want? No fails!

    The rush to make everything mobile has generated new ways to do business, new ways to organize ourselves and new ways to communicate, but mobile apps aren't your father's mainframe, desktop or laptop applications.

    05 Nov. 12 05:58 Written by Mark Gibbs