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February 4, 2010 | Volume 8 Issue 5


TOP STORY: Book Review: You Want to Do What with PHP?
FEATURED ARTICLE: Bitzer Mobile Breaks New Ground Providing Mobile Device Access to Enterprise Applications
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Feature Article - Programming
Book Review: You Want to Do WHAT with PHP?

If you're serious about programming in PHP, get a book that treats you that way.

cal_evansWritten by Cal Evans

I hate getting books for review that are written by friends of mine. I have a strict policy that I won't review a book I don't like. This leads to awkward conversations if, after skimming the book, I decide not to review it. Thankfully, that isn't the case with this book. Today, I want to talk about You Want to Do WHAT with PHP?, written by my friend and former co-worker, Kevin Schroeder. (I used to work at Zend; Kevin still does.)


Feature Article - Networking
Bitzer Mobile Breaks New Ground Providing Mobile Device Access to Enterprise Applications

The company offers everything from provisioning to data wipe, but the question remains: How well will it work on legacy systems?

chris_smithWritten by Chris Smith

The promise of deploying native applications to mobile devices recently has inspired a number of developers to turn their attention to this challenge. With the small size of mobile device displays, screen scraping is a less than optimum solution. One young company started by a former IBMer believes it has a simple and highly effective solution to address this clearly growing need. Bitzer Mobile, Inc. of Milpitas, California, announced the release last month of a virtualization solution that allows enterprise applications to run on leading mobile devices including iPhone, BlackBerry, and Android smartphones and is working on versions for Windows Phone 7 and iPad due in a month. Apart from a straightforward setup, the beauty of the solution is that users can employ the company's—or their own—mobile devices, and it will work equally as well—and will be equally secure.


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tom_huntingtonWritten by Tom Huntington

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