Recently, Zend, an Israeli world wide web infrastructure software company relating to the development, deployment and management of PHP-based web application, released the results of its annual developer survey.
In this report several conclusions are made based on the developer current trend in app development. Should we build a native app, hyrid, web (HTML5), open source, etc. “The poll of 5,000 developers revealed important information about the adoption of open standards, along with key trends in DevOps, mobile development and cloud.
Due to massive takeup of smartphones, tablets and the general consumerization of IT, they say we now live in an “App Economy,” where applications have become the new face of a business to customers, employees and partners.
It appears that open standards and HTML5 are becoming the typical way to develop mobile apps, which are then, more often than not, deployed to the cloud.
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As we’ve mentioned here before, adopting cloud computing strategies can generate transformative advantages for IT organizations, but not without important considerations. Reducing cost and improving user experience can be achieved by moving applications and infrastructure to the cloud.
So how do CIOs get started, and more importantly, enforce and improve the quality of service they deliver to the business in a cloud paradigm? Vik Chaudhary recently spoke with the editors at CIO Insight on how companies can take advantage of the cloud with three straightforward recommendations.View The Video
The demand for enhanced mobile applications, content and services is growing. As a real-time on-demand mobile solution should ensure quality before you push out dynamic content and mobile Web services to live environments.
A mobile testing and monitoring solution lets you test mobile content by quickly switching handset models, or carrier networks. This way you can cover more devices and networks all from your desktop.
You can test mobile Web content using advanced scripting engine to implement sophisticated test cases. This can be done over the internet or over live networks by quickly changing carrier profiles without having to leave your office.
These test cases can then be executed on a regular basis delivering instant results through one unified Web portal.
By mobile web monitoring and benchmarking performance and availability of mobile services down to each step of a transaction, you can ensure the quality of your subscribers’ mobile experience.
There are some unique challenges when it comes to testing mobile applications. These challenges with mobile testing will present you with trade-offs that you need to consider and choices that you will need to mix on the different techniques and methods that you will use in testing.
There are pros and cons associated with each testing option and there will probably be no one testing option that is complete and satisfying. So you will need to consider a testing strategy that combines different testing options that together will provide you with an overall testing result, which is a balance between cost, quality and time to market.
Similar to the web, a mobile web application can be viewed by consumers around the world. Even if the application is targeted to a limited geography, it helps us understand the global problem. We can explore different technology options to manage the challenges in different ways.
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