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What Is IBM MobileFirst?

Steve Pitcher

Demystifying IBM’s mobile application development offering.

Written by Steve Pitcher

IBM MobileFirst (formerly IBM WorkLight) is an enterprise-grade suite of tools which help you build mobile applications. I want to give you a little insight of how MobileFirst is structured, in terms of a high level technical infrastructure overview and your pricing options.

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jQuery Plug-ins, Part 1 - Drawing a Timeline

Jan Jorgensen

List data a different way than you’re used to.

Written by Jan Jorgensen

During the next few months, I will create a series of useful (at least I think so) jQuery plug-ins. If you are a keen user of jQuery, you will soon discover that, although jQuery has a lot of functions that will help your daily work, something might be missing. Or it could be that you simply want to do things in a different way, and you might now be a JavaScript expert who can write your own plug-in that will do the job and you want to lean on others who have already been down the path you want to go—at least that’s how I do it.

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AppGyver Composer: The Rise of the "Citizen Developer"

John Ghrist

AppGyver Inc.'s AppGyver Composer is graphical enough that even non-programmers can use it to build mobile-device applications.

Written by John Ghrist

It's probably no surprise that there's an application development platform named after MacGyver, the endlessly inventive TV character who concocts ingenious devices from random materials always conveniently at hand. AppGyver, Inc.'s AppGyver Composer is a rapid mobile application development (RMAD) tool, also always conveniently at hand, which lets developers visually build enterprise apps for iOS and Android (including web deployment via HTML5) via a browser-based toolset.

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Oops! Five Common Mistakes Newbie Mobile Web App Developers Make

Jan Jorgensen

Transform yourself, but watch out for the pitfalls.

Written by Jan Jorgensen

This article is not a big pointing finger to shame you about errors you make when you start creating your first mobile apps. This article is meant as a guideline to help you avoid some pitfalls in your work.

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Appcelerator Titanium Shows Its MADP Mettle

John Ghrist

Appcelerator's mobile app development platform provides a wealth of tools and services for creating multiple mobile apps from a single code base.

Written by John Ghrist

While it's tempting to think of developing applications for mobile devices in traditional terms, carrying out that function for an enterprise is actually lending itself to a different mindset. Specifically, it's the idea that the first step isn't the classic, long-drawn-out process of asking for user requirements, but instead simply starting with a prototype user interface and working forward from there.

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5 Mobile App Trends You Can Bank on in 2017

Pete Helgren

Technology never stands still. What’s likely to happen in the mobile arena this year?

Written by Pete Helgren

The churn in the JavaScript/HTML5/CSS3 continues to “move the cheese” in 2017. The usual pedestrian pace of releases in the JavaScript world has accelerated along with just about every forward-leaning framework in the IT universe, and it changes just about everything that has a web vibe to it. With the winds of change at our backs, I see the following in 2017:

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The Sencha Platform Offers MADP with Life Cycle Coverage

John Ghrist

The Eclipse-compatible Sencha Platform helps developers build web and mobile apps using Java and JavaScript frameworks that employ HTML5.

Written by John Ghrist

If your programming expertise is in Java or JavaScript frameworks that use HTML5, a natural fit for a web or mobile application development platform (MADP) at your enterprise may be the Sencha Web Application Lifecycle Management Platform, which lets users build, test, and deploy web applications for desktops, smartphones, and tablets.

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Mobile App Development: Getting Your Standalone App to Interface with Your IBM i

Need to interface a mobile app with your IBM i? A number of IBM i integration patterns can be leveraged to keep mobile apps in sync with enterprise systems.

glenn johnsonWritten by Glenn Johnson

Your IBM i system holds a lot of very useful data that can be leveraged for mobile apps. However, you need the right tools and methods to extract the data in the most effective way. This is where an integration platform comes in.

The purpose of system integration is to ensure smooth-running business processes across multiple systems. To do this, an IT department needs to be armed with integration and business process management tools that can recognize all of the needed integration patterns for your environment.

Therefore, IBM i users should look for mobile app development solutions that support nine familiar IBM i integration touchpoints.

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